Tag Archives: Windchill

Quickies: PTC & Accelrys acquire; you, too, can become an FEA master

Hi team, A week of travel and jury duty have kept me from posting as much as normal, but here are a couple of things to know about while I work on more substantial write-ups of the Siemens PLM analyst … Continue reading


Quickies: Rand earnings, PTC debuts Windchill PDM Essentials

While you’re out buying flowers and chocolates for your Valentine (you did remember to, didn’t you?), others were making news. First off, Rand Worldwide announced results for the quarter ended December 31. Total revenue was down 4% year/year to $21.6 million, … Continue reading


For PTC, “interesting” = “good”

A couple of months ago, I wrote that “PTC is such an interesting company. A bunch of really smart people who … get too far ahead of their customers (remember “CAD is dead”?), alienate those who sign the checks while … Continue reading


PTC: Pothole repair underway

PTC today gave more details on its financial performance in the March quarter (its fiscal Q2) and a glimpse into the year ahead. The high points: a positive spin on the revenue miss in FQ1, much more cautious outlook for … Continue reading


PTC: 5 markets, higher growth

PTC is hosting an investor day today at which it is describing the new organizational structure that was teased on its recent earning call and explaining how this better reflects changes PTC sees in the marketplace. CEO Jim Heppelmann kicked … Continue reading


PTC Q2 beats – and it’s not due to MKS

Parametric Technology Corp. (PTC) reported fiscal third quarter revenue of $292 million, nicely ahead of earlier guidance of revenue between $275 million and $285 million and up 20% from a year ago. Some of the upside came from MKS, which contributed $6 million … Continue reading


PTC roadmaps aplenty

Another Las Vegas extravaganza wrapped yesterday, as thousands of PTC faithful headed for the exits at Caesar’s Palace. I’m not a fan of Vegas in general, but PTC made it work. The company showcased its new management team (energetic, visionary … Continue reading


PTC World, day 1: Creo and more

PTC users have gathered in Las Vegas for PTC World 2011 to hear from the company and other users how to use PTC products for competitive advantage. After a long day of presentations and meetings, here are a few impressions … Continue reading


PTC surprised by CAD growth

As noted yesterday, PTC reported reported second fiscal quarter revenue of $269 million, up 23% from a year ago, driven in large part by growth in the enterprise CAD business. Net income more than doubled from last year’s Q2, at $19 million … Continue reading


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 … Continue reading