AVEVA snaps up 8over8 for contract execution management

AVEVA snaps up 8over8 for contract execution management

Happy new year! It’s always exciting to start afresh and AVEVA gets 2015 off to a roaring start with the first PLMish acquisition of the year: it snapped up 8over8 Limited for its ProCon capital project risk management software platform. 8over8 says it’s...
AVEVA announces H1, inline with September reset

AVEVA announces H1, inline with September reset

AVEVA today announced fiscal H1 2015 revenue of £86 million, down 21% year/year — basically as announced in October. The good news: no new bad news. I still need to parse the details, but at a high level: The company reported strength in China, India and parts...
AVEVA World Summit highlights value of the digital asset

AVEVA World Summit highlights value of the digital asset

I was in Berlin last week, a fascinating city to host one of the plant/marine engineering world’s premier events: the AVEVA World Summit.  The Summit brings together designers, constructors, operators and owners from across the world and across industries, to...
AVEVA’s H1 update = uh oh

AVEVA’s H1 update = uh oh

AVEVA issues periodic trading updates in between the more formal and detailed announcements every six months. These interim press releases typically don’t say much — but every so often something interesting slips through. This time, the nuggets...
AVEVA kicks off earnings amid takeover rumbles

AVEVA kicks off earnings amid takeover rumbles

PLMish results start in earnest this week, as both PTC and Dassault Systèmes talk about their June quarter results. But AVEVA kicked things off in their uniquely British way last week, updating us on how things are going so far in fiscal 2015 — and all seems to...
Shipbuilding’s resource management challenge

Shipbuilding’s resource management challenge

A long time ago I took a job at Bath Iron Works, in the Hull Drawing Room. MIT hadn’t taught me anything as practical as how a ship was actually built (although I could analyze the heck out of it), so the Drawing Room foreman sent me on rotation through the...
Morning coffee: buying, selling and surveys

Morning coffee: buying, selling and surveys

Welcome to a new week! We hope you had a fabulous weekend. Here in New England, we’re veering between lovely spring weather and cold winter, with snow in the forecast yet again. Sorry that this post is later than usual; server issues have had the Schnitger Corp...
AVEVA hints at good Q3, is “performing well”

AVEVA hints at good Q3, is “performing well”

AVEVA today issued one of its periodic interim statements, press releases that don’t say much but hint a lot. The big headline: things are going well and conditions haven’t changed since the company’s November report. AVEVA said that business in...