TRIPLAN update: main shareholder sells

TRIPLAN update: main shareholder sells

Last month, I caught up with TRIPLAN, the German provider of engineering services and software for the construction industry. If you remember, CROSS Informatik GmbH has been TRIPLAN’s majority shareholder since 2011 and, over the summer, announced a takeover bid...
Quickie: CROSS makes offer for rest of TRIPLAN shares

Quickie: CROSS makes offer for rest of TRIPLAN shares

TRIPLAN is one of many companies in our PLMish universe and it often gets lost in the deluge of news. Since there’s interesting stuff happening, let’s look a bit more closely, shall we? You may be more familiar with TRIPLAN’s ITandFactory brand, the...
AVEVA kicks off earnings in high style

AVEVA kicks off earnings in high style

AVEVA announced yesterday that the June quarter was a “good start” to its fiscal 2014; happy investors sent its share price up 14% for the day. These interim announcements don’t include many actual numbers, so AVEVA uses qualifiers to describe...
Earnings update, AEC edition — a mixed bag

Earnings update, AEC edition — a mixed bag

This earnings season has been incredibly busy and I have fallen far, far behind in summarizing the highlights. To try to catch up a bit, I’ll be grouping these companies by general product category for you, since that’s so much more useful than chronologically by...
DS reports OK Q1, adds FE-DESIGN & Archividéo

DS reports OK Q1, adds FE-DESIGN & Archividéo

Dassault Systèmes’ earnings announcements are usually a welter of numbers, currencies, products, markets and geographies. Today, DS threw two acquisitions into the mix, too. Grab a cup of coffee and let’s see what it all means. DS reports that the March...
AVEVA teases solid performance in FY13

AVEVA teases solid performance in FY13

AVEVA today tantalized financial markets with good news that sent its share price up 5%. Turns out that the last half of fiscal 2013 (ended March 31) wasn’t awful. In fact, it was pretty good. The company says it continues to see good demand for its engineering...
Bentley & Siemens tie plant design & automation

Bentley & Siemens tie plant design & automation

Earlier today, at the Hannover Fair, Bentley Systems and Siemens Industry Automation Division announced an extension of their collaboration — this time for the process industries. Last November, the two companies signed a memorandum of understanding to integrate...
AU 2012: Everyone is a designer

AU 2012: Everyone is a designer

Another Autodesk University has come and gone, with its share of announcements and glitz. Around 8,000 of the Autodesk faithful converged on the Mandalay Bay hotel in Las Vegas to be inspired, learn about the latest developments in the software they rely on and...