Tag Archives: PLM

AU 2014: a potent mix of strategy and tactics

I’ve been trying to wrap my brain around Autodesk University and am still not sure what my main takeaways are — and it ended almost two weeks ago! On the one hand, it was the most strategic and visionary AU ever, … Continue reading


Autodesk Accelerate: Customers talk PLM 360

Heard over and over in Boston’s District Hall last week: “I got a trial license of PLM 360, played with it for 6* months (although I was still doing my real job most of the time) and then started rolling out … Continue reading


PTC Live: CAD, PLM, Services, IoT – lots of IoT

PTC had a tough balancing act last week at its Live Global event: act like a CAD and PLM company for the majority of the attendees, help a smaller but vibrant community of manufacturers develop their services delivery capabilities while … Continue reading


Morning coffee: deals, cars and snowmelt. Yup.

So here we are, just a few days from June. Where does the time go? It’s full-on user conference season so there’s more to cover than ever — let’s get right to it. It’s the Economy … … And it … Continue reading


Encouraging new license sales lead DS to “decent” Q1 2014

Dassault Systèmes reported Q1 results that were decidedly mixed. Total revenue was up but that growth was largely due to acquisitions — and, even then, most of the increase was in services, thanks to the RTT acquisition. Unusual for a traditional software company, … Continue reading


Quickie: DS earnings highlight V6 deployments

Thursday was a complicated day. PTC and Dassault Systèmes announced earrings for the March quarter and I had to leave midday to catch a flight to Phoenix for COFES. I was able to do an extensive post on PTC’s earnings (here) but … Continue reading


PTC has its eye on the ball: CAD, PLM rev up as SLM leads growth

Once again the Internet of Things dominated PTC’s earnings call — and no wonder: it captures the imagination as a huge opportunity and is a concept that people can understand. As excited as PTC CEO Jim Heppelmann is about ThingWorx, he’s … Continue reading


CENIT: 2013 was challenging but 2014 is promising

CENIT AG announced earlier this week that it exited a challenging 2013 having “laid the groundwork for future earnings growth in a number of segments”.  Noteworthy is that sales of the reseller’s own software continued to grow, and outpaced all … Continue reading


Behind the hype with ENOVIA

It’s time for an update. You’ve asked lots of questions about Dassault Systèmes (DS) 3D EXPERIENCEs and how this ties into the DS products you may be using. I’ve answered you from the perspective of DS as a whole, based … Continue reading


Autodesk’s Q4: license transition, AEC strength

Let’s do a little math, shall we? If we buy software at Staples for $5,000, Staples gets $5,000 and the creator of the software gets maybe $3,000 of that. Assuming we don’t buy any more, in 5 years, the vendor … Continue reading