Bentley Systems Announces Two Significant Acquisitions to Launch Its ‘AssetWise’ Initiative for Owner-Operators
New Asset Management Platform Will Leverage Enterprise Informatics’ Robust Configuration and Change Management Services and Exor Corporation’s Strength in Linear Networks
ORLANDO, Fla. – Orlando 2010: ARC World Industry Forum (8 February 2010) – Bentley Systems, Incorporated, the leading company dedicated to providing comprehensive software solutions for the infrastructure that sustains our world, today announced that it has acquired Enterprise Informatics, Incorporated (www.enterpriseinformatics.com) and Exor Corporation (www.exorcorp.com). The Enterprise Informatics eB Insight software provides configuration and change management capabilities for mission-critical infrastructure asset operations for the energy, nuclear, rail, and government sectors. Exor information modeling software provides for the management and operations of linear networks for infrastructure, including roads and railways. These strategic acquisitions accelerate Bentley’s focus on value creation for owner-operators – enabling operations and maintenance to take full advantage of information modeling, and thus realize the potential of “intelligent” infrastructure assets. Bentley’s “AssetWise” platform, newly announced today, will combine multiple information modeling services to improve the lifecycle management and operational performance, safety, compliance, and governance of infrastructure assets while increasing the return on investment for owner-operators.
“These two acquisitions anchor the next stage in Bentley’s progression as an infrastructure software provider,” CEO Greg Bentley said. “In AssetWise we see a tremendous opportunity – driven by advances in computing and information modeling – to substantially increase owner-operators’ return on investment, furthering our corporate mission of sustaining infrastructure.
“Throughout Bentley’s 25 years, our focus on interoperability and federated information reuse has always met with business success. We’ve observed that an infrastructure asset’s lifecycle necessarily includes periodic capital project cycles. Such projects – through design and simulation applications such as Bentley’s and ProjectWise dynamic collaboration services – yield better performance capabilities, but stress operational processes. With AssetWise, our new objective is to empower owner-operators to leverage the value of information modeling throughout operations and maintenance – while maintaining the transactional integrity that their enterprise applications demand. I’m confident that we and AssetWise users will continually gain new value – because increased interoperability and reuse will always drive ROI.”
Uniquely among asset creation software vendors, over half of Bentley’s revenue is directly from infrastructure owner-operators – and already, ProjectWise has been adopted by 44 percent of the 500 largest such owner-operators for capital projects. Now, along with supporting Bentley’s existing applications for operations and maintenance, the AssetWise platform will improve and manage access to infrastructure asset information modeling, for owner-operators’ choices of enterprise applications.
Exor information modeling software provides for the management and operations of linear networks, including roads, railways, and water networks, as well as all components connected to them. For instance, sixty percent of all roadway miles in the U.K. are managed by Exor. The software enables owner-operators to manage multiple networks while relating structures, safety, pavement conditions, permits, and right-of-way information to the network. Exor leverages Oracle’s information technologies, especially Oracle Spatial, to provide an unbreakable and secure data management foundation for mission-critical enterprise solutions.
The Exor worldwide user community includes a number of departments of transportation in North America, such as the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, Oregon DOT, and the province of British Columbia. Among Exor users in Europe are Transport for London, the Welsh Assembly Government, and DRD Northern Ireland. Among users in Asia-Pacific are Main Roads Western Australia, Australian Capital Territory, and Transit New Zealand.
About Bentley Systems, Incorporated
Bentley is the global leader dedicated to providing architects, engineers, constructors, and owner-operators with comprehensive software solutions for sustaining infrastructure. Founded in 1984, Bentley has more than 2,700 colleagues and offices in more than 45 countries, achieved in 2008 the milestone of $500 million in revenues, and, since 1995, has invested more than $1 billion in research, development, and acquisitions.
For additional information about Bentley, visit www.bentley.com