Tag Archives: ANSYS

PLMish focus on big data continues: ANSYS snaps up Gear Design

ANSYS just announced that it is merging with Gear Design Solutions, Inc., a provider of big data analytics to the electronics industry. Gear is tiny, with “more than 10 employees”, so it’s not clear why this is a merger and not an … Continue reading

ANSYS’s Q1 in-line, but at low end

ANSYS reported Q1 results today that were in line with expectations, but at the very low end. Total revenue was up 1% as reported and up 8% in constant currencies — again reflecting the tough climate created by shifting exchange rates. … Continue reading

ANSYS Q4 2014: SpaceClaim isn’t cute or little, but isn’t material either

Ansys reported record sales for the fourth quarter and full fiscal 2014 last week. Total revenue for Q4 was $254 million, up 8% year/year (y/y) as reported and up 12% in constant currencies (cc), ahead of both the company’s forecast … Continue reading

A quick preview on a busy earnings day: ANSYS, 3D Systems, FARO

I’m at REAL 2015, the reality capture/compute/create event hosted by Autodesk in San Francisco. It’s been stunning so far to hear from artists, museum curators, city planners, architects, builders and others how they view today’s emerging technologies — and the benefits … Continue reading

So much news — so little time: ADSK, ANSS, SSYS

Wow – what a day. And it’s not even 9AM! First up, Autodesk says that most new commercial seats of standalone software will be sold via subscription beginning on February 1, 2016. From the company’s perspective, this move creates revenue … Continue reading

ANSYS tunes its channel

(I know. Terrible pun. But it’s a holiday!) ANSYS announced today that it’s launching the ANSYS Elite channel partner program — in essence, ramping up the certification program for partners who want to move beyond “Standard” and into “Elite”. ANSYS … Continue reading

ANSYS Q2 hits usual high notes, but is strangely boring

ANSYS’ Q2 hit the usual superlatives: record revenue, forecasts and consensus beaten — but, even so, it felt as though the company and CEO Jim Cashman were largely treading water, in a “same old same old” pattern of previous quarters. … Continue reading

Get ready! Earnings are starting …

No, we’re not changing our focus to industrials! Yesterday did, however, mark the start of earnings season with Alcoa  announcing that Q2 was far better than expected, which raises the bar for all other earnings releases to come. Alcoa said that … Continue reading

ANSYS channel worries, Russia drag down Q1

ANSYS’s announcement that it was buying SpaceClaim took the spotlight off its Q1 earnings, but those deserve a look, too. The company reported Q1 revenue of $215 million, up 9% from a year ago, with software revenue up 6% to … Continue reading

ANSYS buys SpaceClaim (finally!)

Yes, yes, yes, ANSYS announced Q1 results today and we’ll get to that. What’s really got you buzzing is the second press release out of ANSYS this morning: For those who follow simulation but not CAD, SpaceClaim has ruffled a … Continue reading