Autodesk’s FQ2 up by almost all measures

Autodesk’s FQ2 up by almost all measures

Autodesk last night announced results for the fiscal second quarter that surprised almost everyone: revenue of $612 million was up 22% over last year and handily beat analyst forecasts of around $600 million and the company’s estimate of $585 million. Autodesk...
ANSYS says, oops, there weren’t as many of those deals

ANSYS says, oops, there weren’t as many of those deals

ANSYS announced results earlier this week, highlighted by a lot of big deals. In the company’s prepared remarks it said this:   For the second quarter, we had 35 customers with cumulative orders over $1 million, including one customer with cumulative orders...
Autodesk’s FQ2 up by almost all measures

Altair revenue up 17% in Q2 – wow

Q2 was awesome across the CAE landscape. First ANSYS reported solid performance due large deals and sales across its portfolio and now, Altair reports that total revenue was up 17% (17!!! — we don’t see that very often), with software revenue up 22% (even...
Autodesk’s FQ2 up by almost all measures

ANSYS’ strong Q2 highlights portfolio effect

Note: This blog was written before ANSYS updated its prepared remarks, which lowered the number of big deals from 35 to 27 and the size of the largest from $30 million to $16 million. You can read about that here — but none of the company’s revenue,...
Autodesk’s FQ2 up by almost all measures

In DS’ Q2, SOLIDWORKS was again the standout

I have been trying to get time to expand on this brief note, but the news is just coming too fast right now. Here is a summary of Dassault Systèmes’ (DS) fiscal second quarter results, reported last week. Total revenue of €840 million was up 4% as reported and...
Autodesk’s FQ2 up by almost all measures

Siemens FQ3 flatish, PLM “outstanding”, reorg looms

Yesterday Siemens announced the acquisition of Mendix; today’s news was fiscal third quarter earnings and a reorg. Tariffs came up early and often, as the uncertainty surrounding global trading frameworks affect many parts of Siemens’ business. Lack of...
Quickie: Hexagon acquires Guardvent for driver fatigue/distraction detection

Siemens acquires Mendix to accelerate MindSphere rollout

Siemens announced earlier today that it plans to acquire Mendix, a company that makes what is called a “low code” application development platform. If you program from scratch in Fortran (horrors), C, C++, C#, that’s not low-code. Low-code is a...
SAP, ANSYS and digital twins (oh my)

SAP, ANSYS and digital twins (oh my)

I find it fascinating that SAP is pushing so hard on physics-based IoT capabilities, when it could more naturally come at IoT from the perspective of business analytics. Its partnership with ANSYS is another big step in that direction, adding more solvers and a...
Autodesk’s FQ2 up by almost all measures

Quickie: Nemetschek revenue up 17% in Q2

So far we’ve had PLMish earnings; today, Nemetschek chimed in with a report that shows how well AECish companies are doing, too. Total revenue was €114 million, up 17% as reported and up 21% in constant currencies (cc). Since Nemetschek is a serial acquirer,...
Autodesk’s FQ2 up by almost all measures

AVEVA continues to roll, we think

Schneider Electric released earnings this morning which now means that AVEVA also does, sort of. AVEVA says that it “made a solid start to the financial year” and that it “maintains a strong balance sheet and saw good cash generation in the [fiscal]...
Quickie: Hexagon acquires Guardvent for driver fatigue/distraction detection

Spectris announces CAE ambitions, acquires VI-grade

The news came into my inbox this morning: Spectris has acquired VI-grade. Who? I know, me too. Background: Spectris is a big UK company, listed with over $2 billion in revenue in 2017. It currently does a lot of the physical parts of a test-and-simulate program:...
Autodesk’s FQ2 up by almost all measures

Quickie: MuM’s results show climb up hockey stick

We’ve seen all sorts of analogies for what happens with top line revenue during the transition from perpetual to subscriptions–bottoming out and climbing back up the other side, a hockey stick with a curved decline then a sharp upwards trend, and so...
ANSYS & SAP create insights across engineering & operations

ANSYS & SAP create insights across engineering & operations

In all of the noise a few weeks ago about PTC’s partnership with ANSYS to embed ANSYS Discovery Live into Creo, you might have missed the news that ANSYS has also partnered with SAP to bring physics-based analytics to the foreground in manufacturing operations. ANSYS...
MSC + Hexagon:  “Where Simulation Gets Real”

MSC + Hexagon: “Where Simulation Gets Real”

“This is where simulation gets real.” That’s what Paolo Guglielmini, the CEO of MSC Software, told users in his standing room only keynote at last month’s HxGN LIVE conference in Las Vegas. You might remember that Hexagon acquired MSC in 2017, with the...
Autodesk’s FQ2 up by almost all measures

ESI’s FQ1 hints at upward momentum for H2

ESI reported results back at the end of May –travel and US holidays sometimes get in the way of timely blogging– and they were, at best, mediocre as reported. Currency movements, customers opting for subscriptions and not perpetual licenses, and changes in...