2014 is just around the corner so let’s recap

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 when some of the...
Siemens acquires TESIS PLMware, connects PLM & ERP

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,...
AVEVA’s H1 shows strength in design

AVEVA’s H1 shows strength in design

AVEVA yesterday announced results for the six months ended September 30 that were both in keeping with the upbeat tone of the interim statement released at the end of the June quarter and the more cautious economic sentiments we’ve heard elsewhere, especially...
PTC’s 2013 — what a difference a Q makes!

PTC’s 2013 — what a difference a Q makes!

Sometimes you can hear glee over the phone wire, can’t you? At roughly the same time that Dassault Systèmes announced that it missed its September quarter objectives, PTC’s CEO Jim Heppelmann was telling Wall Street that total revenue for the quarter was...
CAE Symposium highlights NX & LMS

CAE Symposium highlights NX & LMS

The past two weeks could not have been more different. Last week, Cincinnati’s working-class vibe; this week, Las Vegas’ glitz. The nuts and bolts of product design with a smattering of vision versus a lot of vision with the barest mention of product...
PI Congress wrap-up: lots of PLM

PI Congress wrap-up: lots of PLM

Last week, I attended the Product Innovation Congress (PI Congress, for short), put on by MarketKey in a rather …unusual… hotel outside Chicago. This was the 2013 edition of last year’s PLM Innovation Americas conference, which focused a lot on PLM...
Siemens PLM may be taking share — but we’re not sure

Siemens PLM may be taking share — but we’re not sure

It’s been a busy couple of weeks and I’ve been remiss. One of the highlights of September was the Siemens PLM analyst event held here in Boston about 10 days ago. I wasn’t, unfortunately, able to attend the whole thing but here’s what stood out...
PTC: FQ3 challenging with pockets of strength

PTC: FQ3 challenging with pockets of strength

Earlier this evening, PTC  reported fiscal third quarter (ended June 30) results that were at the bottom end of expectations — but the headline is that the company sees a tough economic outlook and decided to lower its Q4 forecast. Again. CEO Jim Heppelmann said...