Bentley Systems has acquired UK-based C3global, a provider of Web-based Amulet software for operational analytics.
The purchase extends Bentley’s AssetWise platform, which serves configuration management, asset health monitoring, inspection, maintenance, and compliance for infrastructure assets.
It can now deliver additional actionable insights, as asset performance management is extended, through AssetWise Amulet, for asset performance modelling.
According to a company statement, AssetWise Amulet offers value in applying predictive and prescriptive analytics that are easily configurable at industrial scale to leverage just-in-time data for improved operational efficiencies.
Among the many infrastructure owner-operators benefiting from Amulet operational analytics are 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.
ARC senior analyst, Paula Hollywood, said, advanced analytics helped break down the barriers between operational technology and information technology, facilitating more effective decision making.
"Our research shows that the use of advanced analytics can reduce costs, increase efficiency, and drive higher performance," she said.
"The acquisition of C3global by Bentley Systems is a leading indicator of industrial-scale progress being made to help organisations optimise asset performance and achieve business goals.”
Bentley Systems chief executive, Greg Bentley, welcomed the C3global team to Bentley Systems, including co-founder and director Neil Rothwell, co-founder and director, Pete Kelly, and chief executive, David Smith.
"Our acquisition of Amulet enables another cumulative BIM advancement – beyond leveraging design modelling, construction modelling, and reality modelling – for enhancing infrastructure asset performance," he said.
"With our AssetWise APM offering, we already provide comprehensive solutions for reliability-centred 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.”
Smith said he and his staff were looking forward to further advancing just-in-time data analysis for improved decision making.
"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," he said.
"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.”