Quickie: AspenTech acquires Apex Optimisation

Quickie: AspenTech acquires Apex Optimisation

I am at SolidWorks World in LA this week, so this has to be brief: This morning, Aspen Technology announced that it has acquired Apex Optimisation, maker of GDOT, a software solution that connects plant operations optimization with Advanced Process Control (APC). APC...
Quickie: AspenTech acquires Apex Optimisation

Hexagon PPM starts 2018 by acquiring IBS plant commissioning

I believe this is the first PLMish acquisition of 2018: Hexagon PPM announced that has acquired Industrial Business Solutions, Inc. (IBS), makers of ContinuumEdge. ContinuumEdge is a web-based commissioning and completions tool for asset operators and contractors, to...
Quickie: AVEVA announces “much improved” H1 2018

Quickie: AVEVA announces “much improved” H1 2018

Super-quick, as I’m at Autodesk University: AVEVA reported today that revenue for the six months ended September 30 was £94 million, up 11% as reported and up 6% in constant currencies — a “much-improved performance”  in the first half of its...
Quickie: AVEVA announces “much improved” H1 2018

Quickie: Hexagon’s Q2 shows continued weakness in PPM

Hexagon just announced Q2 results that showed modest growth overall and a decent contribution from the recently acquired MSC Software. PPM continues to struggle, but CEO Ola Rollen said in the earnings material that he expects the business to return to growth towards...
Quickie: AVEVA announces “much improved” H1 2018

AVEVA + Schneider a no-go

In a very brief statement even by UK standards AVEVA just said, “Following the termination of the preliminary discussions between AVEVA Group Plc (“AVEVA”) and Schneider Electric SE, AVEVA has applied to the UKLA for the suspension of its shares to...
Quickie: AVEVA announces “much improved” H1 2018

AspenTech acquires Fidelis for asset optimization

You may remember that Aspen Technology was rebuffed earlier this year when it tried to acquire KBC and its refinery optimization expertise. Well, that didn’t slow them down much: Today, AspenTech announced that it has acquired FidelisGroup, maker of Titan 2,...
Quickie: AVEVA announces “much improved” H1 2018

AVEVA’s FY16 was OK, despite end-market turmoil

Most of the questions I am asked these days revolve around three things: the cloud, licensing models and how does the situation in end-market X affect vendor Y. Lately, X = oil and Y = AVEVA because of the massive uncertainty in the oil and gas world due to...
Quickie: Yokogawa closes KBC acquisition

Quickie: Yokogawa closes KBC acquisition

Back in February, Yokogawa outbid AspenTech for KBC, the UK software developer and consultancy focused on operational optimization for the oil and gas industry. The deal needed to be approved by UK regulators, which happened on April 5, and on April 7 both boards of...