Quickie: AVEVA + Schneider unlikely right now

Quickie: AVEVA + Schneider unlikely right now

There’s so much going on right now, between earnings, acquisitions and other news-worthy stuff, that I keep starting posts and having to move on before I can finish them. I will, I will! When, though … But many of you are asking about possible acquisition...
Here we go again: AVEVA+Schneider?

Here we go again: AVEVA+Schneider?

A couple of UK media outlets reported yesterday that Schneider Electric is considering once again making an offer for AVEVA. This is one such report, repeating what was in a Sunday Times (paywall) article. As before, such a deal would make a lot of sense: Schneider...
Read this: Where oil rigs go to die

Read this: Where oil rigs go to die

The world of offshore oil has seen cycles of boom and bust, huge investments in risky locations followed by project cancellations and layoffs. There’s the human cost, for sure, but there’s also a fleet of unused assets. What happens to them? How do we go...
Q1 in AEC: looks like 2017 is a breakout year

Q1 in AEC: looks like 2017 is a breakout year

You (and investors and entrepreneurs and many others) often ask me how the AEC market is accepting the technologies that discrete manufacturing has long relied on: 3D design, using a model as reference and not just drawings, managing those models and related...
AVEVA’s update previews revenue growth in F17

AVEVA’s update previews revenue growth in F17

AVEVA today gave an update on its performance for the fiscal year that ended 31 March 2017. And it was, as usual, a terse 2-sentence statement:  The Board is pleased to report that the Group’s results, assisted by positive currency translation effects, show a...
Quickie: Nemetschek hit record revenue in 2016

Quickie: Nemetschek hit record revenue in 2016

Nemetschek just announced preliminary results for 2016 — and they’re solid. Revenue was around €337 million, at the low end of the company’s earlier guidance but still up 18% over 2015. We don’t have any real detail about Q4 but through the...