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If you’ve been following this blog over the last few months, you’ll have noticed that I’ve been traveling. A LOT. In all, I attended 4 user conferences and 3 other meetings in 5 weeks. Aside from the surreality of bouncing between Orlando, Las Vegas...

PP&M: Solving Complex Problems

My head is spinning after 2+ days at Hexagon’s first user conference since the close of the Intergraph acquisition. This is one complicated company!  First, a couple of general impressions, then some detail from the PP&M keynotes. I attended Monday’s investor...

Bentley shows what’s possible

Let’s just get it out there: I love user conferences. The marketing hype, neat stuff in the vendor/sponsor area, new product announcements, a motivational speaker … the whole thing. The best part, though, is hanging out with users. I talk to users all year long...

Trimble intends to acquire Tekla

Trimble Navigation today announced that it was launching an effort to acquire all outstanding shares of Tekla Corporation. The offer as stated today is for €15.00 per share in cash for a total of €337 million (about $489 million). This is a premium of 52% to Friday’s...

Tekla revenue up 23% in Q1

Tekla, a supplier of AEC software solutions, today announced solid revenue growth in the first quarter — and then Trimble, a supplier of navigation and surveying solutions, announced that it was interested in acquiring Tekla.First, Tekla’s results; Total revenue...

Nemetschek’s Q1 on target

Nemetschek AG reported today that revenue grew 10% in the March quarter to €39 million, aided by a 15% increase in maintenance revenue (to €18 million). License revenue grew 7% to €19 million. Said CEO Ernst Homolka, “The new fiscal year has started well. The...

Bentley engineers the wind

Last month Bentley Systems announced the acquisition of the SACS business from Engineering Dynamics, and most people said, who? There wasn’t time then to answer the question, but today we can catch up a bit. Engineering Dynamics, Inc. was founded in 1973 by three...

Nemetschek optimistic, raises dividend

The good news keeps pouring in: Today Nemetschek reported its final figures for 2010 and tweaked its guidance for 2011. Back in February, the company had forecast a 10% organic growth rate for 2011, which the company today said it will achieve by “driv[ing] forward...

Bentley growing for the future

Bentley Systems, a privately held company focused on creating solutions for the AEC market, took the unusual step yesterday of holding a conference call to discuss some aspects of their 2010 results. The highlights are revenue growth of 6%, a return to 2008 revenue...

Nemetschek “Back on Track”

Nemetschek, one of Europe’s largest suppliers of solutions for architects and the building industry, reported today that revenue in 2010 grew by 10% to €150 million. This returns the company to 2008 levels — and the outlook is good, meaning that Nemetschek, at...