PI Congress wrap-up: lots of PLM

PI Congress wrap-up: lots of PLM

Last week, I attended the Product Innovation Congress (PI Congress, for short), put on by MarketKey in a rather …unusual… hotel outside Chicago. This was the 2013 edition of last year’s PLM Innovation Americas conference, which focused a lot on PLM...
Bentley expands offshore offering with MOSES

Bentley expands offshore offering with MOSES

Lately I’ve been doing a lot of work on how the offshore industry does design and analysis (more about that soon, I hope) and have a deep appreciation for what goes into the design, fabrication, transportation and installation of these mammoth structures....
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...