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Old King Coal

In our recently issued market assessment and sizing, we highlighted what we thought might be a short to medium-term increase in demand for CTRM solutions for coal. Our thinking was that coal is still needed in many parts of the world and while it is and has been...
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ComFin Targets Broader Commodity Coverage With Comcore

ComFin in Vienna is a software vendor that has been around for quite some time. Originally serving the liquid hydrocarbon markets with a software product called The Bulldog, it developed Comcore as its cloud or on premises CTRM solution for the future just a few years ago. I...
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Ion Closes Multiple Deals

Many of the vendors in the CTRM and CM software space use LinkedIn for product marketing. Recently, I noted some short announcements there by ION Commodities and so I followed up and talked briefly with Yags Savania, head of EMEA sales at ION. All in all, it seems...
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Is A Food Crisis Coming?

I have found myself telling people around me to expect food shortages later this year and to perhaps even slowly stock up on non-perishables and grow their own food. Many of them look at me as if I am mad. I tell them with inflation as it is,...
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NavitaSoft Readies for Market Shift

NavitaSoft is eyeing the smaller player energy market in Europe with its ETRM software suite, Kornel Balogh told me last week. He was the second person that week to tell me that they see a lot of newer companies looking for ETRM solutions. People like aggregators and new...
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Inflation, Volatility and Risk – Is This a CTRM Software Supercycle?

We quite often read about a commodities super cycle. The investment bankers seem particularly fond of the term. But does that translate into a CTRM software super cycle as well? Inflation rates are creeping up globally. India’s WPI inflation rates hit 14.5% for a four month high recently...
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FIS Targets North American Power Markets

FIS has reorganized and Irina Reitgruber now has global responsibility for energy which resides within the Treasury/Risk area of the business, she told me. Many different business units were merged during this process, she told me. Meanwhile, she also sees an active market for solutions. “The US market...
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Enuit Sees Good Market Demand in APAC Region

For Enuit, in the Asia-Pacific region, it is business as usual, says Winson Low, VP of APAC operations. “We have plenty of inquiries and proposals and many of the inquiries these days are coming from the Middle East. Companies are looking for solutions in areas like fertilizers, agricultural...
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Commodities People Sponsors Trends in Commodity Risk Research

Commodities People is sponsoring our Trends in Commodity Risk research project along with Amphora and the Nasdaq Market Technology Division. Commodities People will also support the study by polling attendees at its ComRisk event. Ben Hillary, MD of Commodities People, will lead a short session aimed at getting...
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Amphora Continues to Capture New Users

Amphora continues to enjoy strong interest and has signed another two oil traders in the last month for a total of three new customers this year according to David Glasspool. The most recent wins were in Dubai and the implementation projects have already started from Amphora’s Dubai office....
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