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Topaz Technology Sees Plenty of Market Potential

Newcomer, Topaz Technology, has developed a trading and risk analytics platform that is currently used by used by a large major and several other trading companies CEO, Jon Fox, told me last week that it had expanded its number of users at current customers and was in contract...
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Don’t Forget to Give us Your Opinion!

Every two years since 2004, ComTech or its predecessor has conducted the Vendor Perception Survey. Unlike anything else in the industry, as neutral analysts we get users to tell us who they know of and who they think are the market leaders in categories ranging from CTRM in...
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STG Acquires the Brady Commodities Business – Initial Thoughts

The announcement that Brady Technologies had divested its commodities software business to STG this morning was no surprise here. There had been a pervasive rumour for many months that Brady was trying to sell its commodities business and focus in on electric power and credit. I even told...
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CTRM – More Choice Than Ever

With our vendor perception survey in full swing seeking bone fide user opinion on CTRM and related solutions, and the work we are doing to update the CTRM Sourcebook, I am reminded just how diverse a vendor and product landscape there is in this application category. We have...
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Reminder: 2022 Sourcebook Submission Deadline is Nearing

If you are a vendor of CTRM/ETRM solutions, your opportunity to be found by early stage buyers in the 2022 CTRM Sourcebook is quickly coming to a close.  With the submission deadline of August 1 less than 3 weeks away, please act now.  If you have not been...
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Visiting with Enuit’s Robert Balinski

I recently moderated a panel session at Commodity Trading Week in Houston where one of the panelists was Robert Balinski, vice president of services at Enuit.  After that event, I sat down with him to get his impressions of the current ETRM/CTRM market. When asked how he was...
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Fendahl Sees Success

Fendahl is another vendor seeing a lot of demand in the market for CTRM solutions right now. Henry Thornalley told me that it had many demonstrations to do for interested prospects while it was involved in some potentially huge deals as well. It has just announced Rio Tinto...
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Brady Prominent at E-World and Gaining Momentum?

One very noticeable thing at E-World last week was Brady’s booth. Not only was it very large and prominent but also very busy. I was there to visit with Brady CRO, Craig Vintcent, who was very happy with the show, traffic, and Brady’s progress. Brady, he told me,...
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Agiboo is so busy it has a waiting list

A conversation with Jan van den Brom is always enlightening and this one was long overdue. His company, Agiboo, now has around 40 customers, he told me, and he has seen so much demand that he has a waiting list of customers to bring onboard. Offering a SaaS...
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Commodities Engineering Readies For Next Stage of Growth

It had been a while since we last spoke with Commodities Engineering and its CEO, Jerome Seguin. Jerome told us that 2021 (and into 2022) had been a year in which the vendor had worked on phase two of its growth hiring key staff and building out processes...
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