Bentley focuses on infrastructure

I spent a few hours last week at Bentley Systems’ annual Be Together user conference. Analysts and journalists are typically not at this event but I was invited to moderate a session on the use of standards in the process industries and took advantage of my time...

Autodesk’s Q1 “Solid, uneven”

Autodesk announced results last night for the quarter ended April 30. While pretty good retrospectively, the company’s outlook was cautious, leading to a sharp decline in the company’s share price morning. The good: total revenue was up 11%, revenue from Asia hit a...

Hexagon’s Q1 upbeat, trouble in SG&I

Hexagon AB, the parent company of Intergraph, Leica and other brands, reported results for the March quarter earlier this week. CEO Ola Rollén characterized the group’s overall performance as a good start to the year, but reflecting uneven performance across regions...

Quickies: Nemetschek and Trimble

Earnings are threatening to get too far ahead of me! A quick catch-up on two that you need to know about, Nemetschek and Trimble. Recall that Nemetschek is Europe’s largest AEC software supplier and that Trimble is increasingly important in engineering software, with...

Quickies: DDD, Cybernet, ESI, Trimble, oh my

What a day for news! I’ve already blogged about PTC’s March quarter, tweeted a bit about Dassault Systèmes’ interesting announcements (and hope to blog about that tomorrow), but here are a couple of other important things you need to know about: 3D Systems announced...

Book review: Bentley Annual Report

Bentley Systems is an unusual company, in that it’s privately held yet gives an annual update on how the business is doing. The company held a conference call last month (blogged about here) and recently published its Annual Report which provides a bit more...

Nemetschek bullish on 2012

Nemetschek, the German provider of AEC tools including the Allplan and Graphisoft brands, published final results for 2011 that were in line with earlier figures. As anticipated, revenue grew 10% in 2011 to €164 million. Growth and profitability were driven by...

Bentley says economy on track

Bentley Systems today held a conference call to update analysts and journalists on its progress in 2011 and offer outlook for 2012. The company did this for the first time last year to satisfy credit ratings agencies but, I think, also wants to also put its strength...

Autodesk: MFG reports record; is AEC back?

Autodesk reported results last week for the fourth quarter and full year ended January 31, 2011 that pretty much blew past expectations and continued the strong trends seen over the last several quarters, albeit with a bit of deceleration in many of the individual...

Nemetschek revenue up 10% in 2011

Nemetschek today announced that preliminary figures show revenue grew 10% in 2011, to €164 million, just below its target of €165 million. License revenue was up 9% (to €81 million) and maintenance revenue was up of 11% to €74 million. Through the first nine months of...