Bentley shows what’s possible

Let’s just get it out there: I love user conferences. The marketing hype, neat stuff in the vendor/sponsor area, new product announcements, a motivational speaker … the whole thing. The best part, though, is hanging out with users. I talk to users all year long...

AVEVA has a banner F2011

AVEVA today announced that revenue for the year ended March 31, 2011 grew 17% to a record £174 million, with strong performance in the oil and gas vertical and in Asia. Three percent of growth came from acquisitions (ADB and Logimatic’s MARS business last June), which...

Hexagon says 2011 off to good start

Hexagon AB today reported an 18% increase in organic revenue but a 77% increase when including last year’s Intergraph acquisition — which led to a near-doubling of reported earnings before taxes. Hexagon is a complicated business that, in the last year alone,...

AspenTech on track for 2011

Good earnings news continues to roll out in the world of engineering software. Yesterday, Aspen Technology announced fiscal third quarter results that show continued acceptance of the new license model for its aspenONE product suite even as the global economic...

AVEVA says all’s still ok

AVEVA released one of its cryptic interim statements today, in which it said that fiscal 2011 was “in line with expectations” and that all was “consistent with trends” discussed in an (equally cryptic) January 2011 statement. I shouldn’t pick on AVEVA; this...

Bentley engineers the wind

Last month Bentley Systems announced the acquisition of the SACS business from Engineering Dynamics, and most people said, who? There wasn’t time then to answer the question, but today we can catch up a bit. Engineering Dynamics, Inc. was founded in 1973 by three...

Quick Hits: Intercim, AVEVA and SofTech

Lots going on this week, so here’s a quick roundup – I hope to get to longer posts on some of these next week. Dassault Systèmes acquires Intercim LLC Intercim, maker of manufacturing operations management systems software for the aerospace and defense industry,...

Bentley growing for the future

Bentley Systems, a privately held company focused on creating solutions for the AEC market, took the unusual step yesterday of holding a conference call to discuss some aspects of their 2010 results. The highlights are revenue growth of 6%, a return to 2008 revenue...

Intergraph PP&M thrives

There are a lot more than six sides to Hexagon AB, the Swedish holding company that last year added Intergraph to its portfolio. Hexagon’s network of nearly 50 subsidiaries focus on measurement and design of objects as small as microchips and as large as power plants...

AspenTech gains momentum

Aspen Technology on Tuesday announced 2FQ11 results showing that its transition from a perpetual to subscription model continues to gain momentum. AspenTech’s total revenue of $50 million up 17% over last year, including a 983% (no typo: 983%) increase in...