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Reminder – New Book On CTRM Software

Last year, we published a new book called – CTRM Software: an Analyst View of a Dynamic Software Market. Over the last month or so, I have had many occasions to recommend it and it seems that the book isn’t as widely known about so I thought I...
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SquareFour’s Nova looks usable

I caught up with SquareFour again earlier this week for a short demonstration of Nova. Nova was one of a very small number of CTRM solutions that I had not seen in my almost quarter century working in energy and commodity trading software, so I was looking forward...
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Quor Group Talks Concentrates

I had an interesting conversation with Saeed Patel and Harry Knot of Quor Group last week where we got into risk management and the tools available in the industry. I shared with them some of the findings from our recent risk report (free download here) and the application...
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Vendor Perception Study In Prgress

So the vendor perception study is in progress in that we are asking users and consultants to fill out the survey that can be found here. The results – the resulting report – will be available as a free download from this site. The vendor perception study is...
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ComTech Launches Energy Transition Technologies Practice…

Yesterday, we posted an all new CTRMRadio podcast in which we made a few announcements. Importantly and excitingly, we announced our new practice area – Energy Transition Technologies (ETT). This practice will be led and be the focus of Irina Reitgruber – affiliate analyst at ComTech and will...
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FIS ENERGY is Looking Back To a Successful 2023

I recently had a conversation with Harshad Kolpyakwar, the head of Energy Business at FIS®, and he was proud to share our 2023 successes in supporting our Energy sector clients. Energy companies have a wide array of options when it comes to FIS solutions, but there are three...
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Square Four Steps Out

Last week I spoke, for the first time, to Square Four SA, a Geneva-based vendor (it markets the Nova Trading System) that has long been on our radar screen. Square Four SA has been in business since 2001 and was conceived even prior to  that date, I was...
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Virtual Power Plants (VPPs)

It’s not a new concept but the details are complex and intriguing. If technical issues are solved VPPs could be a significant, even game changing factor in the energy mix providing additional capacity and helping to distribute load both at local and national scales. What’s a VPP? The...
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Agiboo Joins Cultura

I spoke with Jan van den Brom this morning to learn that Agiboo had been acquired by Cultura. It will, he told me, continue as a Agiboo autonomously but will be able to leverage the corporate services of Cultura – something that Jan told me he is looking...
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Phlo Systems See Traceability Needs Driving Demand

It seems that times are good in the world of E/CTRM and most, if not, all vendors are reporting that they are very busy fielding inquiries. This was certainly true for Phlo Systems when I spoke with them earlier this week. According to Head of Sales, Mark Ferguson,...
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