Quickie: AspenTech acquires Cipher IoT

Quickie: AspenTech acquires Cipher IoT

AspenTech, the company you probably know as a supplier of chemistry simulation solutions for the oil and gas, chemical, pharma and other process industries, just announced that it has acquired, Cipher, industrial IoT-related software from Canada’s RtTech...
Siemens all in on digitalization and the digital twin

Siemens all in on digitalization and the digital twin

I spent most of a week with Siemens –the PLM team plus an assortment of colleagues from across the AG and maybe 150 media and analysts– to learn more about the PLM business, the recent Mentor Graphics and TASS acquisitions, and to try to gauge how the AG...
Quickie: PTC’s FQ3 suffers from weakness in Japan

Quickie: PTC’s FQ3 suffers from weakness in Japan

It’s tough to be PTC. Revenue ahead of expectations, license and subscription bookings not so much, “sales execution issues” in Japan … weak guidance for the company’s fiscal Q4 … stock gets hammered. A few of the details — much more...
OpenText gets on the IoT bus

OpenText gets on the IoT bus

I know I’m way behind on event reports but need to let you know about this: Earlier this week, OpenText, the document management and collaboration vendor, announced that it is acquiring Covisint Corporation, a cloud platform for automotive and Internet of Things...
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,...
Quickie: Hexagon is going places

Quickie: Hexagon is going places

I’m about to board a flight, so this has to be quick: Hexagon just announced that it is acquiring VIRES, a company I’ve never heard of that makes softwate to simulate development, testing and validation of driver-assisted and fully autonomous driving...
Siemens bets big on software, all across the AG

Siemens bets big on software, all across the AG

Quick: what do you think of when I say “Siemens”? Since you read here, probably PLM, and that makes sense. But Siemens AG is so much bigger than the PLM part of the business, encompassing energy, medical diagnostic systems, manufacturing automation...
PTC’s FQ3 shows surprising demand for subs

PTC’s FQ3 shows surprising demand for subs

It’s big-boy PLMish earnings week and, so far, so good. PTC on Wednesday (and Dassault Systèmes on Thursday, blog post in the works) reported that demand remains solid. PTC customers’ appetite for subscriptions continues to surprise as it came in...
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