Bentley focuses on infrastructure

I spent a few hours last week at Bentley Systems’ annual Be Together user conference. Analysts and journalists are typically not at this event but I was invited to moderate a session on the use of standards in the process industries and took advantage of my time...

Hexagon’s Q1 upbeat, trouble in SG&I

Hexagon AB, the parent company of Intergraph, Leica and other brands, reported results for the March quarter earlier this week. CEO Ola Rollén characterized the group’s overall performance as a good start to the year, but reflecting uneven performance across regions...

Quickies: Nemetschek and Trimble

Earnings are threatening to get too far ahead of me! A quick catch-up on two that you need to know about, Nemetschek and Trimble. Recall that Nemetschek is Europe’s largest AEC software supplier and that Trimble is increasingly important in engineering software, with...

DS models nature with Gemcom

By now you undoubtedly know that Dassault Systèmes had a very good first quarter 2012, with many aspects of its performance ahead of the objectives it set back in February. That’s all well and good, but what I found most interesting about its announcements last...

Quickies: DDD, Cybernet, ESI, Trimble, oh my

What a day for news! I’ve already blogged about PTC’s March quarter, tweeted a bit about Dassault Systèmes’ interesting announcements (and hope to blog about that tomorrow), but here are a couple of other important things you need to know about: 3D Systems announced...

Nemetschek bullish on 2012

Nemetschek, the German provider of AEC tools including the Allplan and Graphisoft brands, published final results for 2011 that were in line with earlier figures. As anticipated, revenue grew 10% in 2011 to €164 million. Growth and profitability were driven by...

Bentley says economy on track

Bentley Systems today held a conference call to update analysts and journalists on its progress in 2011 and offer outlook for 2012. The company did this for the first time last year to satisfy credit ratings agencies but, I think, also wants to also put its strength...

Quick Update: AspenTech, Trimble

Day 4 of no power and spotty connectedness to the Interwebs, but earnings season rolls on so it’s time for another quick update: AspenTech exceeds targets for FQ1 AspenTech yesterday reported results for its first fiscal quarter that were up nicely by most metrics and...

Hexagon: strong Q3, ‘cooling’ China

Hexagon reported a solid third quarter 2011, with total revenue of €521 million, up a whopping 55% as reported and up 13% excluding acquisitions and foreign exchange effect — meaning Intergraph and other recent acquisitions accounted for about €150 million in...

Trimble and Hexagon – mixed picture

It was a very busy week of earnings and economic news as global markets tried to figure out how the budget situation in the US would play out. In general, though their share prices were dragged down by larger economic news, engineering software company reports were...