AVEVA lets the good times roll

AVEVA lets the good times roll

New Orleans, the Big Easy. Mardi Gras floats and beads, a “laissez les bonne temps roulez” readiness for anything. The French Quarter. Great food. Hurricane Katrina and its aftereffects, still felt 11 years on. And, for a few days recently, home to...
Quickie: Hexagon CEO investigated for insider trading

Quickie: Hexagon CEO investigated for insider trading

Let’s not make more of this than we know, which isn’t much; Hexagon CEO Ola Rollén has been detained while under investigation for insider trading stemming from his personal investment process. Hexagon says that Mr. Rollén’s lawyers believe that “the...
Nemetschek’s Q3 results reinforce topline growth ambitions

Nemetschek’s Q3 results reinforce topline growth ambitions

A couple of weeks ago, Nemetschek teased that its 2016 results would be better than expected and, on Friday, showed us why. First, the details: Total revenue in Q4 was €84 million, up 19% as reported. Organic revenue was up 15%. License revenue was €43 million, up 19%...
Quickie: GE abandons offer to buy SLM

Quickie: GE abandons offer to buy SLM

I wrote in September about GE’s strategy to acquire German company SLM, maker of 3D printing machines, as part of an effort to build a $1 billion additive manufacturing business by 2020. It appears that Elliot Management (which you may remember as a long-time...
Quickie: PTC’s FQ4 as expected — and a huge SLM deal

Quickie: PTC’s FQ4 as expected — and a huge SLM deal

You might recall that PTC pre-announced its fourth fiscal quarter earlier this month that set expectations for Q4 revenue rather low but raised the bar on future results. Today, the company filled in the details: Total revenue in FQ4 was down 8% from a year ago to...
Quickie: DS Q3 beat expectations on EXPERIENCE momentum

Quickie: DS Q3 beat expectations on EXPERIENCE momentum

I’m on my way to the airport (Solid Edge University in Indianapolis, anyone?) but just saw this come into the inbox: Dassault Systèmes beat its own revenue guidance and analyst consensus in Q3, reported IFRS revenue of €735 million (up 9% as reported and up 9%...
ESI blows past forecasts in H1 2016

ESI blows past forecasts in H1 2016

ESI reported Q2 results last month (apologies for the delay in getting to this) that show that its vision for virtual prototyping may be starting to take hold. The company reported that H1 revenue was up 16% as reported, led by license growth. Acquisitions, namely...
Nemetschek says 2016 growth to be WAY ahead of targets

Nemetschek says 2016 growth to be WAY ahead of targets

Another preannouncement — this time, an unambiguously good one from Nemetschek. The company said that it expects fiscal 2016 revenue to be right around €340 million, with would be growth of 18% to 20%. Why? Nemetschek doesn’t give details other than to say that...
Autodesk transfers utility-industry products to SBS

Autodesk transfers utility-industry products to SBS

Autodesk and Spatial Business Systems (SBS) announced yesterday that further development of Autodesk’s utility industry products is being moved to SBS. This news affects users of the Autodesk Substation Design for Inventor, Autodesk Substation Design for...