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...
ESI’s Q3 shows continued momentum

ESI’s Q3 shows continued momentum

It looks like things may finally be coming together for ESI. Q3 results, released a few weeks ago, show that the company is reaching new customers, deepening relationships with longtime customers — and partnering with a leading research institute to...
Quickies: Acquisitions continue in the PLMish world

Quickies: Acquisitions continue in the PLMish world

Just because you’re lying on a beach, don’t assume everyone is. We’ve had a couple of acquisition announcements come across the transom in the last week, and they’re noteworthy. SofTech continues its shift in focus away from PLM. You may have...
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...
PTC’s Q2 revenue misses but positions for the future

PTC’s Q2 revenue misses but positions for the future

It’s tough to be PTC right now. Most indicators are going in the right direction: subscriptions are ahead of expectations (though that means perpetual license revenue is below plan), IoT-related sales are growing as PTC sells both standalone IoT solutions and...
Are you on a path to obsolescence?

Are you on a path to obsolescence?

No, not you personally but your IT? How many different backup types do you have, cluttering up your environment? Just from my desk, I can see audio and data cartridges, CDs, DVDs. and USB drives of all sorts. In my filing cabinets, I’m pretty sure I’ve got...
Q&A Tuesday: Treehouses, WiFi, CAE & PLM – oh my

Q&A Tuesday: Treehouses, WiFi, CAE & PLM – oh my

People find the Schnitger Corp. website in all sorts of ways, looking for a lot of different information. [Did you know we now have over 1,000 blog posts with maybe a million words — yikes.] Here are a couple of search terms that led people to this website and I...
Is your PLM a uni-tasker? Hope not …

Is your PLM a uni-tasker? Hope not …

When you buy something, what are your criteria? I look at whether it does what I need it to do, if it’s a good value for the money, and if it leaves me room to grow or adapt as my needs evolve. Like Alton Brown of Good Eats fame (http://altonbrown.com/ – worth a...