Buy, buy, buy: DDD, Autodesk, Bentley, MSC, The Foundry

Buy, buy, buy: DDD, Autodesk, Bentley, MSC, The Foundry

I go away for a couple of days, and what happens: merger mania. We’ll dive into a one or two of these in more detail as the week goes on, but here are the high points: 3D Systems acquires a company with the coolest name ever: TIM, The Innovative Modelmakers...
Gemcom and GEOVIA, a tale of two brands

Gemcom and GEOVIA, a tale of two brands

During its earnings call last week, Dassault Systèmes (DS) continued to explain its vision of  moving beyond “product experience” (engineering and design), to the larger concept of 3DEXPERIENCE, which adds business intelligence and other apps to its offering in...
Oracle acquires Skire for project portfolio mgmt

Oracle acquires Skire for project portfolio mgmt

The big continue to get bigger. Last Thursday, Oracle announced that it was acquiring the assets of Skire, a Silicon Valley maker of capital projects management software for the process industries. I first ran across Skire about ten years ago at a Daratech Plant...

Hexagon goes Blom-y

Last week Hexagon AB, the parent company of Intergraph, Leica Geosystems and other brands you likely know if you follow engineering software, announced its intention to acquire 25% of the shares of Blom ASA for approximately €9 million. I held off writing about it...

Bentley focuses on infrastructure

I spent a few hours last week at Bentley Systems’ annual Be Together user conference. Analysts and journalists are typically not at this event but I was invited to moderate a session on the use of standards in the process industries and took advantage of my time...

Hexagon’s Q1 upbeat, trouble in SG&I

Hexagon AB, the parent company of Intergraph, Leica and other brands, reported results for the March quarter earlier this week. CEO Ola Rollén characterized the group’s overall performance as a good start to the year, but reflecting uneven performance across regions...

Quickies: Nemetschek and Trimble

Earnings are threatening to get too far ahead of me! A quick catch-up on two that you need to know about, Nemetschek and Trimble. Recall that Nemetschek is Europe’s largest AEC software supplier and that Trimble is increasingly important in engineering software, with...

DS models nature with Gemcom

By now you undoubtedly know that Dassault Systèmes had a very good first quarter 2012, with many aspects of its performance ahead of the objectives it set back in February. That’s all well and good, but what I found most interesting about its announcements last...

Quickies: DDD, Cybernet, ESI, Trimble, oh my

What a day for news! I’ve already blogged about PTC’s March quarter, tweeted a bit about Dassault Systèmes’ interesting announcements (and hope to blog about that tomorrow), but here are a couple of other important things you need to know about: 3D Systems announced...

Nemetschek bullish on 2012

Nemetschek, the German provider of AEC tools including the Allplan and Graphisoft brands, published final results for 2011 that were in line with earlier figures. As anticipated, revenue grew 10% in 2011 to €164 million. Growth and profitability were driven by...