Quickie: AspenTech acquires Apex Optimisation

Quickie: AspenTech acquires Apex Optimisation

I am at SolidWorks World in LA this week, so this has to be brief: This morning, Aspen Technology announced that it has acquired Apex Optimisation, maker of GDOT, a software solution that connects plant operations optimization with Advanced Process Control (APC). APC...
Bentley, Hexagon active in acquisitions

Bentley, Hexagon active in acquisitions

Right up front: no, Bentley didn’t acquire Hexagon and Hexagon didn’t acquire Bentley. Both did announce acquisitions today. It was announced in India that Bentley has acquired S-Cube Futuretech for its RCDC software product line. RCDC, RCDC FE, RCDC Plan...
ADSK + Esri want to rewrite AEC data flows

ADSK + Esri want to rewrite AEC data flows

I wrote recently about the need to start looking at data from a lifecycle perspective, anticipating future needs and uses as well as likely integrations. This brings me back to one of the big announcements at November’s Autodesk University: the closer...
Hexagon PPM starts 2018 by acquiring IBS plant commissioning

Hexagon PPM starts 2018 by acquiring IBS plant commissioning

I believe this is the first PLMish acquisition of 2018: Hexagon PPM announced that has acquired Industrial Business Solutions, Inc. (IBS), makers of ContinuumEdge. ContinuumEdge is a web-based commissioning and completions tool for asset operators and contractors, to...
Oracle to acquire Aconex for US$1.2 billion

Oracle to acquire Aconex for US$1.2 billion

Oracle and Aconex announced overnight that the ERP supplier is buying the cloud-based construction management and collaboration software maker for a total of US$1.2 billion (AUS$1.56 billion) in cash. Aconex reported revenue of $161 million in FY17; that makes the...
Quickie: AspenTech acquires Cipher IoT

Quickie: AspenTech acquires Cipher IoT

AspenTech, the company you probably know as a supplier of chemistry simulation solutions for the oil and gas, chemical, pharma and other process industries, just announced that it has acquired, Cipher, industrial IoT-related software from Canada’s RtTech...
Quickie: AVEVA announces “much improved” H1 2018

Quickie: AVEVA announces “much improved” H1 2018

Super-quick, as I’m at Autodesk University: AVEVA reported today that revenue for the six months ended September 30 was £94 million, up 11% as reported and up 6% in constant currencies — a “much-improved performance”  in the first half of its...
Bentley’s YII 2017 is all about infrastructure, done well

Bentley’s YII 2017 is all about infrastructure, done well

As I mentioned a couple of days ago, last month I attended Bentley’s Year in Infrastructure (YII) in Singapore. As usual, it was a massive event, with briefings, meetings and presentations (oh so many presentations). To organize my thoughts and try to describe...
Bentley acquires environmental water modeling software

Bentley acquires environmental water modeling software

I’m at Bentley Systems’ Year in Infrastructure conference in Singapore and there’s so much news to cover. At some point. Right now, I need to tell you that CEO Greg Bentley has announced the acquisition of the water modeling software business of...
Quick add to AVEVA + Schneider

Quick add to AVEVA + Schneider

A couple of people have gotten in touch about yesterday’s post, where I asked whether third time’s the charm for an AVEVA/Schneider Electric software deal. It’s important to note that: The only thing that could derail this combination now is if...