Altair revenue up 17% in Q2 – wow

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...
Altair revenue up 17% in Q2 – wow

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,...
Spectris announces CAE ambitions, acquires VI-grade

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:...
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...
Altair revenue up 17% in Q2 – wow

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...
PTC’s LiveWorx foreshadows digital transformations

PTC’s LiveWorx foreshadows digital transformations

PTC’s LiveWorx foreshadows digital transformations Technology. Business partnerships. Longtime customers, dragged forward. New customers to be wooed. PTC’s annual user conference, now called LiveWorx, is barely over and there is so much to digest and to...
Altair revenue up 17% in Q2 – wow

Altair tops targets in Q1, acquires rest of FluiDyna

Altair made several significant announcement over the last week, culminating yesterday with its first quarter results. Quickly, Altair reported Q1 revenue that beat expectations, sending its share price up a couple of percentage points after the announcement hit the...