Nemetschek bullish on 2012

Nemetschek, the German provider of AEC tools including the Allplan and Graphisoft brands, published final results for 2011 that were in line with earlier figures. As anticipated, revenue grew 10% in 2011 to €164 million. Growth and profitability were driven by...

Bentley says economy on track

Bentley Systems today held a conference call to update analysts and journalists on its progress in 2011 and offer outlook for 2012. The company did this for the first time last year to satisfy credit ratings agencies but, I think, also wants to also put its strength...

Autodesk: MFG reports record; is AEC back?

Autodesk reported results last week for the fourth quarter and full year ended January 31, 2011 that pretty much blew past expectations and continued the strong trends seen over the last several quarters, albeit with a bit of deceleration in many of the individual...

Nemetschek revenue up 10% in 2011

Nemetschek today announced that preliminary figures show revenue grew 10% in 2011, to €164 million, just below its target of €165 million. License revenue was up 9% (to €81 million) and maintenance revenue was up of 11% to €74 million. Through the first nine months of...

Trimble growing ahead of expectations

A quick update on Trimble, which reported Q4 and fiscal 2011 on February 2, 2012. The company had expected revenue growth of about 20% for 2011, but wound up acquiring at a rapid clip that lead it to report FY 2011 revenue of $1.64 billion, up about 27% over FY...

More acquisitions: Hexagon’s turn

Hexagon today announce that it has acquired MicroSurvey Software Inc., a Canadian developer of software used in the surveying, construction, and for forensic reconstruction. I first became aware of MicroSurvey more than 10 years ago, when I worked on my first Daratech...

Autodesk & Pitney Bowes partner for AEC

Earlier this week, Autodesk and Pitney Bowes Software announced a strategic alliance to “help infrastructure owners and architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) organizations make more informed decisions and drive greater efficiencies across the plan, design,...

Bentley showcases ‘extreme infrastructure’

Earlier in November, I was fortunate enough to attend Bentley Systems’ Be Inspired event in Amsterdam, where Bentley showcases the customer finalists in what could be termed “extreme infrastructure” –plants, buildings, roads, construction, utilities–...

News you may have missed, 16 Sept

The industry’s acquisition binge continues, with news of a new deal just about every week: Bentley invests in TEEC Bentley Systems announced yesterday that the company has taken a minority equity stake in The Engineering Essentials Company (TEEC) and placed a person...

Autodesk ramps up its plant offering

Earlier this week, Autodesk announced the release of the Autodesk Plant Design Suite, 3 flavors of integrated apps that support multidisciplinary plant design. You can go here for the details of what is in the standard, premium and ultimate suites packages or to...