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...
Hot guitar riffs & cool announcements from PTC Live

Hot guitar riffs & cool announcements from PTC Live

PTC has spent the last, well, decade redefining itself. For a long time, it was the feature-based modeling powerhouse in a direct-modeling CAD world. Then it decided CAD was passé and devoted itself to building a PLM platform. Most recently, PTC entered the brave new...
Autodesk links PLM and ERP, buys Tinkercad

Autodesk links PLM and ERP, buys Tinkercad

PLM 360 + NetSuite = Control for SMBs? Last week, Autodesk and NetSuite announced that they had entered into a strategic partnership to link Autodesk PLM 360 and NetSuite ERP, with the aim of offering PLM and ERP to small and medium-sized companies that might have...
PTC channel doing well, DS/SIMPOE update

PTC channel doing well, DS/SIMPOE update

It’s going to be another busy week, with earnings from Hexagon, Cimatron and Stratasys today and then CENIT, ExOne and Autodesk later in the week. Before we start on those, however, there are a couple of bits of old business to handle, too. If “old”...