More good news: Tekla, CENIT

A Bank of America Merrill Lynch report arrived in my inbox this morning with the title “Do earnings never end” — how true. Here are two quick notes on today’s announcements to keep you up-to-date while I finish going over the results reported by Dassault...

Quick hits: Bentley, IBM

A few quick thoughts while I work through the pile in the inbox: Bentley to buy back Intergraph’s stake The Huntsville (AL) Times on Monday published a blog post about Bentley Systems buying back the shares that had been owned by Intergraph. In the dark ages,...

Shining the light on LIDAR

Laser scanning is hot. Process plant design software vendors such as AVEVA, Bentley Systems and Intergraph have long had partner programs to integrate LIDAR models into their design and operations workflows; Autodesk is now actively promoting it — and last month...

From the inbox

Today’s blog post is a mishmash — none of it worthy of an entire post but all in answer to emails you’ve sent:Why doesn’t this blog allow comments?There is too much incivility on the web — not that you, personally, would be rude or disruptive, but that guy...

Strong license growth lifts Tekla

Tekla Group has announced that license growth of about 30% contributed to overall revenue growth of 14% for the year through September 2010, with total revenue of €41 million. Third quarter revenue was €13.62 million, an increase of 16% over a relatively weak Q3 2009....

GIS in a 3D explosion

There’s a lot going on in the GIS space but for those of you who don’t follow it, here’s a quick refresher. GIS stands for Geographic Information Systems; this technology is also often known as “geospatial”. GIS’ analytical tools enable uses to associate data and...

AVEVA details half-year, changes CFO

AVEVA Group last week gave more details on its performance for the six months ended September 30 2010. The company last month hinted that its end-markets are still recovering from the global economic meltdown, and that progress to a more normal economic state is...

Earnings: AspenTech, Hexagon, Nemetschek

We’re in the midst of earnings season; keeping up is proving more challenging than usual. Here are a few quick thoughts on recent reports: •Aspen Tech announced results today that show continued momentum from fiscal 2010 (ended in June).  For the first quarter, Aspen...

Quick catch-up: what you may have missed

Goodness – I go away for a few days, and the PLM world keeps on spinning ;-) Here’s what happened while I was away: Avatech Solutions (now part of Rand) reported revenue of $31.3 million for the fiscal year ended June 30 2010, down from $35.4 million a year ago....

News bits

Sorry, guys — it’s been crazy. There’s a lot going on the in the greater PLM universe and I wish I had time to offer a cogent analysis each happening, but I don’t. Rather than leave you hanging, here are several of the things I found most compelling last week:...