DS Q1 first view: SMB growth, acquisitions

Dassault Systèmes today reported results for the first quarter that show that the momentum established towards in 2010 continued into 2011. Total revenue in Q1 was €410 million, up 31% as reported and up 29% excluding currency. New license revenue was up 30%,...

PTC embeds MKS

Last week PTC announced its intention to acquire MKS, Inc. of Waterloo, Ontario, a supplier of tools to manage the lifecycle of embedded mechatronics software, for CDN$26.20/share or CDN$292.5 million in total (about $304 million at current exchange rates). PTC will...

DS update: offerings for a growing market

Dassault Systèmes’ Al Bunshaft, Managing Director of DS America, today held the first of a series of update calls for industry analysts. The call reiterated DS’ focus on growing its brands and tweaking its sales channels to reach an ever-greater addressable market and...

DS announces banner 2010, cautious for 2011

2010 was a big year for Dassault Systèmes as it tightened control on its distribution network by buying IBM PLM, closing the biggest acquisition in DS’ history. Did this distract management? Lead to complications in merging sales teams and assigning territories and...

More good news: Tekla, CENIT

A Bank of America Merrill Lynch report arrived in my inbox this morning with the title “Do earnings never end” — how true. Here are two quick notes on today’s announcements to keep you up-to-date while I finish going over the results reported by Dassault...

PTC reports an Optima Q1

(Sorry. The Optima is a model of Kia automobile. Bad pun, I know, but hard to resist.) PTC is usually the first PLM company to report results and is therefore seen as a bit of the canary in a coal mine (send in the canary; if it dies, there’s not enough oxygen for...

Update: Daimler chooses NX for Smaragd

Update: I’ve received a number of comments on this post, so am republishing with annotations. New material is in blue since italics seems to not work in some browsers/readers. Most significant are Daimler’s comments in the second paragraph. This week saw a rather...

Daimler chooses NX for Smaragd

This week saw a rather strange battle of the press releases: Siemens PLM announced that Daimler AG will phase in NX as its standard for worldwide vehicle development starting in 2012. Dassault Systèmes followed a short while later with a press release that said this...

PTC: One size doesn’t fit all

Yesterday the PLM world finally got a look at what PTC has been teasing for months.  The good: PTC focused attention on CAD and articulated the problems many users have with traditional tools.  The bad: PTC had hyped this launch to such an extent that nothing short of...

PTC, DS, Altair and Hexagon oh my

Lots going on today — PTC makes its big announcement (and, I think, slipped up a bit on some timing), DS reports that Q3 was really good, Altair acquires SimLab and Hexagon closes on Intergraph.  Briefly, before I flit off to the PTC event: •PTC’s been so loudly...