Tag Archives: PLM

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


HUGE news: DS and Accelrys to merge PLM & chemistry

Dassault Systèmes announced today that it has signed a definitive merger agreement with Accelrys, the provider of scientific innovation lifecycle management (aka SILM) software for chemistry, biology and materials. Under the agreement, DS will make an all-cash offer of $12.50 … Continue reading


Quickies: CFD, chocolate, collaborating & manufacturing — oh my!

Some headlines to get your week going, if you had yesterday off for the MLK remembrance. Of course, if you’re somewhere else in the world, you’re already well into your week, but let’s get you caught up anyway: I’ve written … Continue reading


Quickies: DS/Realtime & ADSK/Delcam inch closer; Softech, Stratasys earnings news

So much news, so little time. A quick listing of what’s captured our imagination lately. On the acquisition front, two deals have moved forward a bit. If you remember, Dassault Systèmes announced back in December that it was acquiring a controlling … Continue reading


2014 is just around the corner so let’s recap

Hope you’re enjoying your year-end holidays! Skiing? Sunning? Playing? We’re still trying to unplug (but failing miserably) and recharge (naps, lots of naps) before 2014 arrives, so this blog is going to be short and sweet. 2013 was a year … Continue reading


Siemens acquires TESIS PLMware, connects PLM & ERP

Siemens just announced that it is acquiring TESIS PLMware, known for integrating Siemens’ Teamcenter PLM solution with the alphabet soup of enterprise software: ERP, MES, CRM and SCM. (That’s enterprise resource planning, manufacturing execution systems, customer relationship management and supply chain … Continue reading


3DX: going for business value, delighted users & simpler processes

Do you know what Dassault Systèmes means when it refers to its solutions as “experiences”? No? Well, DS is trying hard to explain its vision and clear up confusion around the difference between V6, the experiences and the brands (CATIA, DELMIA, … Continue reading