Oracle + Aconex is a done deal

Oracle + Aconex is a done deal

It was a long time coming because of all of the regulatory hurdles but Aconex is now a part of Oracle. A quick recap, and then why this matters even if you’re outside the typical AEC/construction world. Oracle has been acquiring to build out its AEC offering...
Hexagon moves further into construction tech

Hexagon moves further into construction tech

A couple of years ago, at a HxGN Live, Hexagon’s Process Power and Marine group announced its entry into BIM — but not BIM as the rest of the world understood it at the time, a design tool. No, PP&M was going to repurpose existing assets for the...
Quickie: AVEVA+Schneider=DONE

Quickie: AVEVA+Schneider=DONE

Finally, finally: AVEVA announced today that at 8AM UK time on March 1, 2018 it more than doubled in size with the addition of Schneider Electric’s software people and products. Ex-PTCer Craig Hayman, as expected, took over as CEO last week and had this to say...
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...