Quick recap: Autodesk launches PLM 360

Today Autodesk finally launched its much-touted PLM product, Autodesk PLM 360. I tried to live-tweet (follow me at @monica_schnitge) the event but here’s a quick recap of the high points: Autodesk PLM 360 is available today, at www.autodeskplm360.com. Autodesk PLM 360...
SAP has great 2011, but cloud is tiny

SAP has great 2011, but cloud is tiny

SAP today announced Q4 and full-year 2011 results that confirm its news release on January 13. In a nutshell, total revenue in 2011 was €14.2 billion, up 14%, while software revenue was just under €4 billion, up 22% from a year earlier (helped by the Sybase...

Quick notes from Autodesk University

If you follow my twitter feed (@monica_schnitge), you’ll know that I’m one of 9,000 attending the 2011 edition of Autodesk University in Las Vegas. Days are crammed, so this has to be brief, but there’s a lot going on: • Autodesk formally entered the PLM fray, after...

Bentley showcases ‘extreme infrastructure’

Earlier in November, I was fortunate enough to attend Bentley Systems’ Be Inspired event in Amsterdam, where Bentley showcases the customer finalists in what could be termed “extreme infrastructure” –plants, buildings, roads, construction, utilities–...

AVEVA acquires Z+F UK

AVEVA today announced the acquisition of Z+F UK Limited, maker of the LFM software suite of 3D laser scanning software packages. AVEVA and Z+F UK have been partners for years, releasing increasingly sophisticated tools to integrate the output from laser scanning with...

ANSYS Q2 makes investors smile

ANSYS today announced results for Q2 and outlook for the rest of the year that sent shares up by over 5% in early trading on the NASDAQ and finally answering some questions about its Apache acquisition. ANSYS reported revenue for the second quarter of 2011, up 18% to...

Nemetschek: Web, international key to growth

Not to be left out of the good news bubble in the engineering software world, Nemetschek today reports that revenue grew 11% in the first half of 2011, to €79 million on double-digit increases in license and maintenance revenues. Based on this performance, the company...

DS: balanced growth in Q2

The first thing to note about Dassault Systèmes’ earnings release is that it is a complicated, day-long affair that involves face-to-face meetings with analysts in Paris, interviews with Bloomberg news and other outlets and an analyst earnings telephone call —...

Acquisition happy!

I spent much of today trying to find a way to write about today’s two pieces of news in a unifying, compare-and-contrast kind of way and I couldn’t come up with anything. Nada. In both cases, these acquisitions fill technology gaps for their buyers, but...

Altair’s building something big

Last week, I spent several days with Altair and its customers in Orlando — I’m not sure how, but I’ve managed to miss all previous HyperWorks user conferences and was excited to see what Altair is all about. I came away very impressed, both with the...