First of all, Ansys' investments in research and development will have to be closely monitored, as innovation is the key to its success and ability to compete.
Ansys was founded in 1970 as Swanson Analysis Systems. In 2000, the group acquired ICEM CFD Engineering. In 2001, it also acquired CADOE SA and in 2003, CFX. In 2005, the group acquired Century Dynamics and in 2006, it acquired Fluent Inc. Finally, in 2008, Ansys acquired Ansoft Corporation.