AVEVA details half-year, changes CFO

AVEVA Group last week gave more details on its performance for the six months ended September 30 2010. The company last month hinted that its end-markets are still recovering from the global economic meltdown, and that progress to a more normal economic state is...

Earnings: AspenTech, Hexagon, Nemetschek

We’re in the midst of earnings season; keeping up is proving more challenging than usual. Here are a few quick thoughts on recent reports: •Aspen Tech announced results today that show continued momentum from fiscal 2010 (ended in June).  For the first quarter, Aspen...

Quick catch-up: what you may have missed

Goodness – I go away for a few days, and the PLM world keeps on spinning ;-) Here’s what happened while I was away: Avatech Solutions (now part of Rand) reported revenue of $31.3 million for the fiscal year ended June 30 2010, down from $35.4 million a year ago....

News bits

Sorry, guys — it’s been crazy. There’s a lot going on the in the greater PLM universe and I wish I had time to offer a cogent analysis each happening, but I don’t. Rather than leave you hanging, here are several of the things I found most compelling last week:...

Bentley also on a buying binge!

The greater AEC world certainly is rocking the news today. Hard on the heels of Intergraph’s acquisition by Hexagon AB, Bentley Systems, Incorporated announced that it has acquired a minority interest BLUERIDGE Analytics, Inc., maker of SITEOPS, a site design...

Bentley revenue down but not by much

As I wrote a few weeks ago, private companies choose to share information in unique ways.Bentley Systems creates an “annual report” that is a mix of company-provided data, market analysts’ charts and customer testimonials. This year’s report was published at the Be...

News bites

Lots of things come over the transom that I find very interesting but don’t have time to do much about. But they’re too cool to keep to myself, so … CFD on a Mac Sympscape (aka Caedium) was mentioned in this blog a while back for making CFD results available via...

Quick hits: news roundup

We’ve been so focused on the big news of last week (in case you missed it, Dassault Systèmes is buying the DS-focused IBM PLM division of IBM and PTC and DS announced earnings) that a lot of other noteworthy items slipped under the radar. A quick recap: How long...

Small world: Gallello takes reins at MSC

Symphony Technology Group (STG) announced today that it has completed its acquisition of MSC Software for a grand total of $390 million and that Dominic Gallello will be taking over as CEO. According to the press release, STG “will build a stronger company,...

Catching Up: Bentley, Intergraph, PTC, Siemens and COFES

I may be quite busy and on travel, but the engineering software world rolls on. A couple of interesting tidbits: – According to Greg Bentley, CEO of Bentley Systems, engineering software provides significant return on investment by improving standards of living...