Vela operates a variety of vertical market software companies through four divisions.


Datamine is a world leading provider of mining software technology and services that are required to plan, manage and optimize mining operations. Solutions span the entire value chain across exploration, geostatistics, resource modelling, mine planning and operations management. Datamine provides high quality implementation, training and advisory consulting services to ensure that customers leverage their technology investment to its full potential. Further information about Datamine can be found on the Datamine website.


Emphasys focuses on providing enterprise software solutions to a variety of vertical markets including public housing, housing finance, treasury & debt management, real estate, and travel & leisure. Further information about Emphasys can be found on the Emphasys website.

Fog Software Group (formerly Friedman Operating Group)

Fog Software Group specializes in complete ERP solutions for manufacturers and distributors of make-to-order and engineer-to-order products in the building products, capital equipment, and automotive sectors. Fog also has a complementary portfolio of software offerings for transportation management, material optimization, supply-chain management, multi-channel merchant and direct-to-consumer distribution. Further information about Fog Software Group can be found on the Fog Software website.


Tecplot is a leading provider of fluid dynamics visualization and analysis software for the aerospace and oil & gas vertical markets. Tecplot develops, designs, and sells a variety of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) post-processing solutions used by tens-of-thousands of engineers and scientists worldwide to help them unlock insights from complex data via visual analysis. Tecplot’s core product suite includes the 360 and RS solutions. Tecplot 360 enables aerospace engineers and scientists to effectively plot CFD data, analyze complex solutions, arrange multiple layouts, and communicate output effectively in order to enhance aerodynamic design. Tecplot RS gives oil & gas engineers the ability to manage and analyze simulation data, uncover knowledge about reservoir model behavior, and gain confidence in making crucial decisions. Further information about Tecplot can be found on the Tecplot website.


Computer Engineering (CEI) develops pressure vessel design and welding software that helps engineers worldwide design, manage, and maintain their ASME or AWS related pressure vessel and welding projects. For over thirty years, CEI has helped shape the industry by providing code-compliance software that undergoes routine updating to adhere to changes in safety and design codes. DesignCalcs, CEI’s pressure vessel design software, enables engineers to rapidly prototype and design pressure vessels using extensive sets of calculations and applicable industry body codes. While CEI’s welding software, ProWrite, is the industry leading software for welding procedure documentation and welder management. Further information about CEI can be found on the CEI website.