PTC paints a mixed picture for FQ1

PTC paints a mixed picture for FQ1

It wasn’t the best possible Q1 but it could have been a lot worse. PTC reported that total revenue was basically flat with last year at $325 million, as it encourages customers to switch to subscriptions and copes with a discouraging manufacturing economy. On a...
Graphisoft consolidates its hold on Italy

Graphisoft consolidates its hold on Italy

Graphisoft just announced that it has acquired the ArchiCAD distribution unit of Italy’s Cigraph, a long-time in-country reseller. The deals led to the opening of the Graphisoft’s first Italian office, made up of Cigraph people who will work with...
ANSYS tunes its channel

ANSYS tunes its channel

(I know. Terrible pun. But it’s a holiday!) ANSYS announced today that it’s launching the ANSYS Elite channel partner program — in essence, ramping up the certification program for partners who want to move beyond “Standard” and into...
Shakeup at SolidWorks: Sicot out, Bassi in

Shakeup at SolidWorks: Sicot out, Bassi in

Well, this is big (and surprising): Dassault Systèmes just announced that Gian Paolo Bassi has been appointed CEO of SOLIDWORKS, replacing Bertrand Sicot. M. Sicot moves on to become DS’ VP Sales of the Value Solutions sales channel, the indirect sales...
Bentley adds C3global’s Amulet for IoT asset management

Bentley adds C3global’s Amulet for IoT asset management

Bentley Systems just announced that it has acquired C3global, maker of the web-based Amulet suite software for operational analytics. Amulet will be added to Bentley’s AssetWise offering, expanding on the Ivara acquisition by adding configurable predictive and...
PLM, the Resource Revolution and you (yes, you)

PLM, the Resource Revolution and you (yes, you)

I gave a talk last week over at PI Live, Market Key’s online platform for all things PLM. When the Market Key team and I were brainstorming the topic for that session, they asked me to focus on something a bit “bigger picture” than implementation stories or best...
AVEVA snaps up 8over8 for contract execution management

AVEVA snaps up 8over8 for contract execution management

Happy new year! It’s always exciting to start afresh and AVEVA gets 2015 off to a roaring start with the first PLMish acquisition of the year: it snapped up 8over8 Limited for its ProCon capital project risk management software platform. 8over8 says it’s...
Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays!

Our world is a troubled place. I, for one, plan to unplug for a few days, hope for snow (but not too much) and enjoy my family and friends. And perhaps too much Stollen. We’ll see. I wish the same for you and look forward to continuing our conversation in the...
Trimble stretches into agricultural sales automation

Trimble stretches into agricultural sales automation

Trimble announced today that it has acquired privately-held IRON Solutions to help automate farm operations by linking equipment dealers, seed and chemical providers to the grower’s ERP and CRM systems. That’s a very cool idea, and one that’s been...