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This year’s North American CTRM market looks different than last year…at least so far

Looking back over the last 5 to 10 years of activity in the ETRM/CTRM markets in North America, there’s been a clear pattern – natural gas and power drove a majority of deals, with other energies (including oil, products, NGLs and LNG) driving a lot of deals as...
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Coal Is Back?

A few months ago, we wrote a blog arguing that despite everything, coal was set to make a comeback – at least in the short to medium term. We also factored into the market outlook growth in coal and demand for coal ETRM solutions over a short time...
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Brady Technologies’ Power and Risk Focus Paying Off

Craig Vintcent, CRO at Brady Technologies, says that it has a 100% focus on making sure that it is offering a world class power and credit software portfolio. That this focus is turning to new business for Brady is perhaps not surprising as it has signed seven new...
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Previse Systems Sees Dynamic Market

Previse Systems says that it is seeing good momentum in the market, which has been strong since the beginning of the year. I spoke with Marc Zumstein, a week or so ago, to catch up with this relatively new vendor in the European energy arena having visited its...
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It’s all about Innovation Says Gen10’s Williamson

Conversations with Gen10 CEO, Richard Williamson, are always fun and informative as I find Richard to be one of the industry’s true innovators. Always one step ahead of the crowd at least, he and his team at Gen10 have spent the last several years pushing the limits of...
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An Amicable Split Allows for Broader Focus and Investment at Brady.

A few days ago, Brady Technologies announced that its commodities side was being acquired by STG and our inquiries to Brady for further details resulted in an informative call with Tasja Botha, CEO of Brady Commodities and Craig Vintcent, CRO Brady Technologies. Brady Commodities, for the time being,...
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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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