DS deepens its bench in naval architecture

DS deepens its bench in naval architecture

News broke this morning that Dassault Systèmes has acquired AITAC BV, a Dutch company that uses the DS suite of products to design superyachts, cruise liners, frigates, tugboats and other smaller ships. As a complement to its services offerings, AITAC devised Smart...
OpenText gets on the IoT bus

OpenText gets on the IoT bus

I know I’m way behind on event reports but need to let you know about this: Earlier this week, OpenText, the document management and collaboration vendor, announced that it is acquiring Covisint Corporation, a cloud platform for automotive and Internet of Things...
Altair moves further into EDA with MODELiiS acquisition

Altair moves further into EDA with MODELiiS acquisition

Altair continues to expand its portfolio, yesterday adding MODELiiS, a French supplier of electronic design automation (EDA) software for circuit design and simulation. MODELiiS spun out of an entity called EASii IC, which develops Application-Specific Integrated...
CAE rumbles on: ANSYS, ESI and Exa earnings recaps

CAE rumbles on: ANSYS, ESI and Exa earnings recaps

Over the last few weeks, CAE companies have released earnings that highlight the growing importance of CAE technology in many companies’ product development processes, and the impact these technologies are having on the enterprises that use them. First, key...
Quickie: AVEVA still feeling the slump in oil and gas

Quickie: AVEVA still feeling the slump in oil and gas

AVEVA just announced that, as expected, total revenue was up as reported but down in constant currencies, as the British Pound is weakened over Brexit uncertainties. In general, the results seem are due to slumping demand from companies that would normally use...
Fedem hits the stage in front of 30,000 at SAPPHIRE

Fedem hits the stage in front of 30,000 at SAPPHIRE

I was just at SAPPHIRE, SAP’s massive user conference. Quite a few very kind attendees explained to me how they couldn’t do their finance, HR or supply chain management jobs without SAP’s solutions — but I went to learn about Leonardo,...
PLM Connection showcases the Digital Enterprise

PLM Connection showcases the Digital Enterprise

PLM Connection, a Siemens-associated but user group-driven event, tried something new this year: day long sessions devoted to a single topic. I was fortunate enough to be asked to moderate panels during a day focused on “Realizing the Digital Enterprise –...
Autodesk’s FQ1 2018 is a pleasant surprise

Autodesk’s FQ1 2018 is a pleasant surprise

Autodesk last night reported results that surprised on many levels, almost all good. Revenue declined 5% year/year as the transition from perpetuals to subs continues, and deferred revenue (the part of the sub payment that will be recognized in the future) was up 18%,...
Quickie: Hexagon is going places

Quickie: Hexagon is going places

I’m about to board a flight, so this has to be quick: Hexagon just announced that it is acquiring VIRES, a company I’ve never heard of that makes softwate to simulate development, testing and validation of driver-assisted and fully autonomous driving...