Catching Up: Bentley, Intergraph, PTC, Siemens and COFES

I may be quite busy and on travel, but the engineering software world rolls on. A couple of interesting tidbits: – According to Greg Bentley, CEO of Bentley Systems, engineering software provides significant return on investment by improving standards of living...

Dassault Systèmes sees tough times continuing

As expected, DS reported that the economic conditions seen in the fourth quarter continuedin the first, leading to a constriction in spending on new licenses as companies scaled backimplementations. Total revenue for the quarter was EU309.7 million, up 1% as reported...

Rackable Systems buying SGI

Since this is from an SEC filing, I don’t think it’s a practical joke: Rackable Systems willbuy “substantially all the assets, except for certain excluded assets, of SGI for $25 million,subject to adjustment in certain circumstances, plus the...

DS 2008 results as expected — but 2010 looks interesting

Dassault Systèmes reported final results for 2008 earlier today and issued outlook for2009 that reflects what the company believes will be a “challenging” 2009, with conditionssimilar to those seen in Q4 2008. Highlights from the earnings calls and...

PTC not for sale?

On today’s earnings call, PTC CEO Dick Harrison was asked to comment on thewidely-circulated rumor that PTC was for sale. Replied Harrison, “We’re not shopping thecompany.” So there.

Earnings: so far, so good

Here we go! The PLM earnings season starts today: so far, 2 of 2 companies have reportedsolid calendar Q3 results but see rocky times ahead. Quick hits: – MSC did not announce earnings (that’s next Tuesday) but did file a series of forms with theSEC about...

PLM stocks battered on Wall Street — why?

So everyone knows that the US Congress on Monday failed to vote to pass a $700 billion billto bail out the financial markets. Whether you’re for or against the bill is irrelevant; its failureto pass cost investors $1.1 trillion. Almost twice what the bill would...

Solidworks, Dassault Systèmes and PTC — Oh my!

It’s been an interesting week. Like you, dozens of emails and press releases cross my desk every day, some of which are far more relevant and interesting than others. Of interest: Bernard Charlés appeared for the first time ever at a SolidWorks-sponsored event – and...