Fedem hits the stage in front of 30,000 at SAPPHIRE

Fedem hits the stage in front of 30,000 at SAPPHIRE

I was just at SAPPHIRE, SAP’s massive user conference. Quite a few very kind attendees explained to me how they couldn’t do their finance, HR or supply chain management jobs without SAP’s solutions — but I went to learn about Leonardo,...
MSC is now part of the Hexagon family

MSC is now part of the Hexagon family

A quick update: Hexagon just announced that its acquisition of MSC Software is complete, since it has obtained all of the regulatory approvals it needed for the deal. Hexagon sees this as very strategic, enabling it to “connect the traditionally separate stages...
ESI reports steady progress in Q4

ESI reports steady progress in Q4

ESI just reported revenue for the fourth quarter and fiscal year that ended on January 31 — and the news is good. Recall that ESI’s revenue is really backweighted, with the bulk of renewals coming in Q4 and skewing result for earlier periods each year....
Hexagon adds MSC to its stable, for $834 million

Hexagon adds MSC to its stable, for $834 million

Now we know. The sale of MSC Software has been rumored for a while but always seemed to mention financial buyers. It turns out that a strategic buyer has stepped up — and I think it’s a perfect match. First, the background: Hexagon AB, for those who...
MSC snaps up SC/Tetra’s parent company

MSC snaps up SC/Tetra’s parent company

While we were all off sipping warm beverages, MSC Software made what was probably the last PLMish deal of 2016 when it acquired Software Cradle, makers of the SC/Tetra CFD software. On December 15, according to Asian media outlets and confirmed on the Cradle website,...
ESI’s Q3 shows continued momentum

ESI’s Q3 shows continued momentum

It looks like things may finally be coming together for ESI. Q3 results, released a few weeks ago, show that the company is reaching new customers, deepening relationships with longtime customers — and partnering with a leading research institute to...