Bentley revenue down but not by much

As I wrote a few weeks ago, private companies choose to share information in unique ways.Bentley Systems creates an “annual report” that is a mix of company-provided data, market analysts’ charts and customer testimonials. This year’s report was published at the Be...

Vero to be taken private

Just last week I blogged about renewed interest in mergers and acquisition in the greater software space and today Vero Software, the UK maker of CAD/CAM solutions for the tooling industry, announces that it has reached agreement to be bought by BV Acquisitions...

Acquisition fever building

Hot on the heels of yesterday’s $5.8 billion deal which has Sybase joining SAP in the battle against Oracle, comes news that IBM may be entering the acquisition fray.According to an article at BusinessWeek [online edition], IBM is rolling out a plan to spend $20...

ANSYS reports 17% growth in Q1, raises guidance

ANSYS reported Q1 2010 results that it characterized as “over-performance against its outlook”: total revenue of $136 million, with gains in all regions and all categories of business. Perhaps most important, the core business is described as “solid”, and the...

ESI ready for economic rebound

ESI Group last week gave more details on its financial performance for the year ended January 31. In March, we learned that total revenue for the year was €75.1 million, up 7% as reported or up nearly 4% in constant currencies. Almost all of the net increase came from...

Building the snowball: DS sees Q1 as “defining”

Every so often a CEO says something on an earnings call that’s too good not to repeat. Bernard Charlès, CEO of Dassault Systèmes said on the call held for European analysts (and available online) that software revenue was up only 3% in Q1 because DS still needs to...

Better economy, PLM priority lead to PTC’s growth

Earnings season begins today for the engineering software space (although AVEVA did hint at its results two weeks ago), with PTC announcing March quarter revenue slightly below expectations at $240.6 million, but still up 7% from last year. The company also adjusted...

AVEVA strengthens its board

AVEVA Group today announced the appointment of Hervé Couturier as a Non-Executive Director, replacing the retiring David Mann on its board of directors.M. Couturier is a software industry veteran and is currently Executive Vice President of the Technology Group at...

CD-adapco: strong growth seeding the cloud

CD-adapco announced at its London user event that it was growing very nicely in spite of a global recession, has a succession plan in place and is adding additional licensing options to its StarCCM+ offering.Steve MacDonald, President and co-founder of CD-adapco, has...

Done deal: DS now owns IBM PLM

Dassault Systèmes announced today that it has completed its acquisition of IBM’s PLM sales and support organization has been completed. The $600 million transaction includes customer contracts and related assets and allows DS to present a single “face” to its PLM...