Morning coffee: deals, cars and snowmelt. Yup.

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 continues to send and receive mixed signals....
Quickie: DS earnings highlight V6 deployments

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 will have to defer a longer...
CENIT: 2013 was challenging but 2014 is promising

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 other...
Behind the hype with ENOVIA

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 on what I learn at events like...
Autodesk’s Q4: license transition, AEC strength

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 will have gotten just $3,000 from us. If we...
HUGE news: DS and Accelrys to merge PLM & chemistry

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...