NEWS: Bentley acquires C3global for operational analytics

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Amulet software will help extend AssetWise for Asset Performance Modelling to support ‘just-in-time’ operational decisions

Bentley Systems is taking a big step into operational analytics with the acquisition of UK-based C3global and its Amulet software. The web-based software will be added to Bentley’s AssetWise platform to extend asset performance management for asset performance modelling.

Bentley says AssetWise Amulet will allow firms to apply predictive and prescriptive analytics that are easily configurable at industrial scale to harness ‘just-in-time’ data for improved operational efficiencies.

Bentley Systems CEO Greg Bentley commented, “Our acquisition of Amulet enables another cumulative BIM advancement – beyond leveraging design modelling, construction modelling, and reality modelling – for enhancing infrastructure asset performance. With our AssetWise APM offering, we already provide comprehensive solutions for reliability-centered maintenance and risk-based inspection. By configuring Amulet’s proven, industrial-strength operational analytics with our market-leading engineering analysis portfolio, optioneering can be extended through asset performance modelling for just-in-time operational decisions, which can now predictively consider, beyond engineering, the relevant environmental and economic context.”

AssetWise Amulet is designed to integrate and analyze “big data” generated by a wide range of external applications and systems – from SQL or Oracle databases to enterprise data warehouses, industrial data historians, and control systems, as well as maintenance and work order management systems. The data can be structured or unstructured and include systems data, photos, video, log books, Microsoft Excel files, event failures, scanned notes, witnessed events, and more.

C3global CEO David Smith added, “Given the unprecedented convergence of big data from the ‘Internet of Things,’ hybrid computing, and BIM’s advancement of functional engineering models – joining with Bentley to introduce asset performance modelling for industrial-scale infrastructure was absolutely compelling. Moreover, Bentley’s comprehensive portfolio of software for sustaining infrastructure will offer new and exciting opportunities to more broadly apply AssetWise Amulet’s operational analytics capabilities.”

Amulet operational analytics customers include water utilities, oil and gas, and power transmission grids. User organisations include Babcock, BP, Chevron, Danfoss, Emerson, MWH, National Grid, South Australian Water, and Total.

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