Quickie: AVEVA adds asset performance assets

Quickie: AVEVA adds asset performance assets

Super-quick, as I’m about to board a flight: AVEVA has apparently decided its offering (the combined Schneider Electric Software and legacy AVEVA products) had a gap in asset performance management that could only be filled by acquisition. To that end, the...
OnScale secures $10 million investment

OnScale secures $10 million investment

Yesterday, I wrote about the continuing buying spree in CAE. Then came the news that OnScale has secured $10 million in Series A funding led by Intel Capital and Gradient Ventures, Google’s investment fund, along with Thornton Tomasetti, Stage 2 Capital, Cultivation...
Quickie: AVEVA adds asset performance assets

CAE roll-ups continue, with Siemens and Altair active

I work with a lot of investors and software companies, and perhaps the most common question I am asked is, what’s left to acquire? It’s rare that an industrial company acquires a simulation provider (as Juul did when it snapped up Envenio); this is usually...
Quickie: AVEVA adds asset performance assets

Bentley invests in digital twins for water infrastructure

So much news …. Amidst a lot of earnings comes this, from Bentley Systems: Bentley today said that it has invested an undisclosed amount in Digital Water Works, a company that makes digital twin solutions for “smart wet infrastructure” (my quotes),...
Quickie: AVEVA adds asset performance assets

Hexagon adds Thermopylae to its geospatial biz

Another week, another acquisition: Hexagon says it will buy Thermopylae Sciences and Technology, a software provider of geospatial applications, mobile frameworks and cloud computing for enhanced location intelligence, primarily to the US government and other defense...
Bentley gets into street signs

Bentley gets into street signs

I live on a street with the popular girl’s name, Kathleen. Every so often a boy, hoping to impress a girl (likely named Kathleen), steals our street sign. I’ve often wondered how someone monitors those thefts and then causes replacements to be made —...
Quickie: AVEVA adds asset performance assets

Quickie: DS acquires elecworks

Dassault Systèmes said today that it will acquire Trace Software’s elecworks electrical and automation design software product line in an asset transfer. Trace has been a SolidWorks applications partner since 1997; in 2012, Trace became a strategic partner so that the...
Quickie: AVEVA adds asset performance assets

ANSYS buys Granta for materials intel

You saw this one coming, right? Two in one week, though …. ANSYS announced last night that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Granta Design, maker of materials intelligence solutions, critical for accurate simulations of material and device...
Quickie: AVEVA adds asset performance assets

Hexagon adds j5 to factory operations offering

Hexagon today announced that it has added j5 International to its PPM division. j5 makes data collection solutions that replace papers, clipboards, spreadsheets and many of the (old school) processes used to gather operating data with a structured, configurable and...
Quickie: AVEVA adds asset performance assets

Nemetschek acquires to boost building ops portfolio

Nemetschek just announced that its MCS Solutions business will acquire Axxerion, developer of facility and property management software, for €75 million. This adds to Nemetschek’s existing “Manage” offerings to address what the company sees as a...