Bentley Systems’ Unique Heritage Opens Up Asset Reliability Opportunities

Published 16 December 2019 by David Metcalfe &

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Executive Summary

Improving asset reliability is a core component of virtually every firm’s operational excellence framework. To meet this requirement, over the last ten years infrastructure software specialist Bentley Systems has invested in the development of a fully-fledged asset performance management (APM) software application. The AssetWise product contains content, workflow and analytics to support the end-to-end asset reliability process. The APM software is partnered by the digital twin PlantSight application as well as the ContextCapture suite which helps generate 3D models. As customers increasingly look for a seamless transition of digital information from the design and engineer phase of capital projects into the operate phase, Bentley Systems is in an ideal position to make this happen. The strategic partnership put in place with Siemens in 2016 has enhanced the potential for Bentley’s AssetWise software to penetrate markets outside built infrastructure. A growing customer expectation for 3D visualizations of entire industrial facilities plays into the historic strengths of the engineering design software offered by Bentley Systems.

Table of contents

Digitization Enables Information To Flow From Design And Engineer To Operate
Bentley Systems Offers A Broad APM Software Application Enhanced By Rich 3D Visualization
The Rise Of 3D User Experiences For APM Puts Bentley Systems In An Enviable Position

About the author

David Metcalfe


David is the CEO of Verdantix and co-founded the firm in 2008. Based on his 20 years of experience in technology strategy and research roles he provides guidance on digital strategies to C-level executives at technology providers, partners at private equity firms and function heads at large corporations. His current focus is on helping clients understand their market opportunity tied to ESG investment trends and their impact on corporate sustainability strategies. During his 12 years running Verdantix – including 4 leading the New York office – he has helped dozens of clients grow their businesses through fund raising, acquisitions and international growth. David was previously SVP Research at Forrester and Head of Analysis & Forecasting at BT. He holds a PhD from Cambridge University and also worked as a Research Associate at the Harvard Business School.

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