CAE competence management: are we ready?

CAE competence management: are we ready?

There’s an apocryphal story in CAE: A number of years ago, an auto company decided to see how consistently CAE was applied across its organization. Management asked a number of individual analysts to solve the same problem using the same code. Lo and behold,...

For PTC, “interesting” = “good”

A couple of months ago, I wrote that “PTC is such an interesting company. A bunch of really smart people who … get too far ahead of their customers (remember “CAD is dead”?), alienate those who sign the checks while retaining intense loyalty among the user...

PTC: Pothole repair underway

PTC today gave more details on its financial performance in the March quarter (its fiscal Q2) and a glimpse into the year ahead. The high points: a positive spin on the revenue miss in FQ1, much more cautious outlook for the rest of the year (but the potential for...

PTC: 5 markets, higher growth

PTC is hosting an investor day today at which it is describing the new organizational structure that was teased on its recent earning call and explaining how this better reflects changes PTC sees in the marketplace. CEO Jim Heppelmann kicked things off by saying that...

PTC has great FQ1; realigns for future

PTC continues to roll, reporting solid results for its fiscal first quarter ended December 31, 2011 and raising its forecasts for fiscal 2012. For the quarter, PTC reported total revenue of $318 million, up 19% from a year ago, helped by $18.5 million contributions...

PTC Q2 beats – and it’s not due to MKS

Parametric Technology Corp. (PTC) reported fiscal third quarter revenue of $292 million, nicely ahead of earlier guidance of revenue between $275 million and $285 million and up 20% from a year ago. Some of the upside came from MKS, which contributed $6 million in the...

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If you’ve been following this blog over the last few months, you’ll have noticed that I’ve been traveling. A LOT. In all, I attended 4 user conferences and 3 other meetings in 5 weeks. Aside from the surreality of bouncing between Orlando, Las Vegas...

PTC roadmaps aplenty

Another Las Vegas extravaganza wrapped yesterday, as thousands of PTC faithful headed for the exits at Caesar’s Palace. I’m not a fan of Vegas in general, but PTC made it work. The company showcased its new management team (energetic, visionary with practical bits...
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