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FROM THE CEO: Our Cumulative Advancements
As this 2014 Annual Report goes to press, we are beginning
our “Introduction” events for the CONNECT Edition –
the first Common Environment for Comprehensive Project
Delivery – anchored by the Introductory Access Program
for MicroStation CONNECT Edition.
That emphasis on the foundation for our common modeling
environment is an apt reminder that Bentley Systems’
unique capability to support fully Comprehensive Project
Delivery is the result of our 30 years of CUMULATIVE
(“BIM”) advances. This annual report, on the occasion of
this anniversary and milestone, reinforces the importance
of these continually expanding advancements for:
• Better performing assets through increasing
depth of Information Modeling, and
• Better performing projects through increasing
breadth of Information Mobility.
To start, we advanced MicroStation into our ever-growing
information modeling applications portfolio, serving and
spanning all infrastructure disciplines in design modeling.
Advancing from visualization into visibility, we next added
analytical modeling for simulation of behaviors, to
“optioneer” infrastructure improvements. Our new
SITEOPS acquisition shows the way forward.
Importantly, we prioritize making it possible for this design
work to be sustained and referenced within overlaid
construction modeling workflows, including workface
planning and advanced work packaging.
Acute3D acquisition) can now perfect the alignment of
the “virtual” with the physical context, continuously
throughout the project and asset lifecycle.
Project Wise CONNECT Edition completes the reach
of collaboration services, as the common performance
environment for comprehensive project delivery. (Our new
EADOC acquisition extends our MANAGEservices for
A common data environment for engineering content
management connects Project Wise with Asset Wise for
infrastructure owners. Our new acquisition of Amulet – for
industrial-scale predictive analytics – advances Asset Wise
APM from reliability-centered maintenance and risk-based
inspection to asset performance modeling. Uniquely, we
can now federate information technology with operational
technologies, for decision support leveraging engineering
content within environmental and economic contexts.
Advancing, accordingly and CUMULATIVELY, from
information modeling, via integrated projects, for sake
of intelligent infrastructure, has been a very worthy
undertaking for Bentley Systems. I commend our 3,200+
colleagues globally for accomplishing these advancements,
and for embracing the promising future now possible
as a result.
Above all, may I express our appreciation to our software
users for their continued confidence in Bentley Systems’
advancements, as their infrastructure work, in turn,
advances the quality of life throughout the world.
CEO, Bentley Systems
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