Tag Archives: ESI

ESI acquires Ciespace to bring CAE to the masses

Add together acquisitive leanings and the trend to all things cloud, and what do you get? ESI yesterday announced that it has acquired Ciespace, which appears to have figured out a way to get around performance , scalability and real-time collaboration issues … Continue reading


ESI goes big — data, that is

ESI Group is on a roll, announcing two acquisitions in less than a week. Today, the company said it is acquiring the assets of Picviz Labs, which creates data-mining and cyber-security technologies. Picviz Inspector enables users to examine large, complex datasets while other Picviz … Continue reading


ESI gets deeper into automotive controls

ESI announced today that it is acquiring CIVITEC, maker of Pro-SiVIC, a platform for the modeling and simulation of sensors in what it calls “perception assistance systems”. You’ve seen the commercial for the car that parallel parks itself: how does it … Continue reading


ESI’s Q3 stalls, momentum expected in Q4

While the US was busy with turkey day, ESI announced Q3 results that show strength in Europe that did not offset weakness in other parts of the world. License revenue continues to hold steady, though without much growth momentum, while the … Continue reading


ESI’s Q2 down due to currency, realignment, deals pushed to Q4

The second report in a few days shows that it’s getting tougher out there. On Friday, AVEVA reported that currency was taking its toll and that its sales force realignment was taking time to prove positive benefit. Yesterday, ESI Group … Continue reading


Morning coffee: patents, deals and Björk

Welcome to a shiny new week! I’ll be at PTC Live Global, the first user conference that will feature PTC’s combo of CAD + PLM + ALM + SLM+ IoT + well, whatever other initials come out of it. Last … Continue reading


ESI’s Q1 down year/year, partly due to planned change in services

ESI Group reported today that fiscal Q1 2014/5 revenue was down 7% to €20.1 million, in part because of the company’s intention focus on high value services engagements that are likely to lead to future license sales. Had services revenue held constant with … Continue reading


Morning coffee: investor news, China & bees

Happy Monday! Last week was a big one, with all of the regular news plus International Pi Day and the 25th anniversary of Tim Berners-Lee’s proposal for what we know today as the Internet. Sir Berners-Lee used the occasion to call for … Continue reading


ESI ends 2013 on an up, with revenue +7% in Q4

ESI Group yesterday announced results for the quarter and year ended January 31, 2014. Total revenue for the quarter was €45.5 million, up 7% as reported and up 13% in constant currencies (cc). For the year, total revenue was €109 million, flat … Continue reading


ESI acquires CAMMECH as springboard in Asia

It’s been an interesting week. This is the second unanticipated deal to float into my inbox: hot on the heels of Intergraph adding GT STRUDL to its stable is ESI’s news that it has acquired CAMMECH (Cam Mechanical Solutions), based in … Continue reading