|[July 28, 2014]
Bentley's Enhanced AssetWise APM V7.2 Features Immersive Environment Providing Visual and Engineering Context
BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. --(Business Wire)--
Bentley Systems, Incorporated, the leading company dedicated to
providing comprehensive software solutions for sustaining
infrastructure, today announced the release of AssetWise
APM V7.2. This enhanced version of Bentley's asset performance
management (APM (News - Alert)) software enables users to take advantage of immersive
APM, a visual environment in which hypermodeling is used to
spatially enable operations and maintenance for the interactive
inspection of critical assets. AssetWise APM V7.2 users
can also view infrastructure assets in the context of engineering
information conveyed by Bentley's i-models,
and can initiate actions directly from the 2D or 3D representations of
the asset. Additionally, AssetWise APM V7.2 users now benefit
from advancements in asset strategy development and integrity management.
In related news, Bentley further announced:
a new version of Bentley's APM Supervisor Dashboard app for
the alignment of its APM Process Maturity Model directly to ISO 55000.
Alan Kiraly, Bentley senior vice president, server products, said, "What
differentiates Bentley's AssetWise APM V7.2 is the unique
capability to interact with the virtual plant and connect asset health
data to 2D and 3D models of the plant. Bentley users can walk an
inspection prior to going to the asset and make better decisions faster."
Immersive Asset Performance Management
AssetWise APM V7.2's immersive approach to visual operations
helps converge the engineer's mental model of the plant, network, or
other asset with its performance and representation in IT systems. The
hypermodels in this visual environment can directly link to asset
condition indicators, enabling inspection indicator readings to be
associated with the visual model. In addition, the ability to view
assets via i-models (conveyors of architectural, engineering,
construction, and operations deliverables) provides expanded engineering
context in a variety of formats - from design files to specification
sheets to corrosion loops, and more. Inspection photographs can also be
included with assets, indicators, indicator readings, and checksheets.
The visual workflow supports both greenfield and brownfield operations,
bridging the gap between CAPEX and OPEX (News - Alert) and enabling a sustainable
business strategy for operational excellence and safety.
Advancements in Asset Strategy Development and Integrity Management
Also new in AssetWise APM V7.2 are analysis techniques used in
Risk-based Inspections (RBI) and Reliability-centered Maintenance (RCM).
Capabilities include demand scenario risk analysis based on the
consequences of economic, health and safety, environmental, and company
reputation effects; risk matrices support for failure mode criticality
evaluation; and degradation rates updated from failure modes, analysis
based on economic feasibility of maintenance strategies, and probability
based on time between failures.
Bentley uniquely delivers a single platform to support both RCM and RBI
asset strategy development methods, as well as a comprehensive
inspection ata management system. This drives an enterprise-wide
approach to managing risk, increasing uptime, and ensuring process
safety and predictable production at the lowest lifecycle cost.
With the unique capability of addressing reliability and integrity
across the lifecycle on a single platform, Bentley users are able to
push reliability-based processes and practices earlier into the design
phase of the asset lifecycle. Bentley delivers an information management
platform to ensure operational readiness and sustainable asset
performance. AssetWise APM has tested and certified integrations
to leading EAM systems, including SAP (News - Alert), IBM Maximo and Oracle eAM.
APM Supervisor Dashboard App for Windows 8.1
Bentley's APM Supervisor Dashboard app, which was originally
released for Android (News - Alert)-based devices, gives reliability and maintenance
managers an at-a-glance, actionable, 24x7 view of asset health and key
performance indicators (KPIs). Bentley's new APM Supervisor Dashboard
app gives managers the added flexibility of responding to alarms and
approving work from home or elsewhere offsite on Windows 8.1 devices.
Process Maturity Model Aligned with ISO 55000
New in Bentley's Reliability Business Improvement Assessment is the
alignment of its APM Process Maturity Model directly to ISO 55000. This
standard enables users to identify the qualitative and quantitative
evidence of their existing capabilities, to assess the stage at which
their organizations currently operate, and to know what is possible with
a given business case and plan.
Said Kiraly, "Bentley's approach to asset performance management was the
first to combine process, practices, technology, and methodologies that
are tightly coupled and automated to provide sustainable results. This
approach, which has a 15-year proven track record at Bentley and Ivara,
has, in 2014, evolved into the ISO 55000 standard for asset management.
As a result, Bentley's AssetWise APM offering naturally aligns to
ISO 55000 to deliver increased value to our users."
For additional information:
About Bentley Systems
Bentley Systems is the global leader dedicated to providing architects,
engineers, geospatial professionals, constructors, and owner-operators
with comprehensive software solutions for advancing the design,
construction, and operations of infrastructure. Bentley users leverage
information mobility across disciplines and throughout the
infrastructure lifecycle to deliver better-performing projects and
assets. Bentley solutions encompass MicroStation applications for information
modeling, ProjectWise collaboration services to deliver integrated
projects, and AssetWise operations services to achieve intelligent
infrastructure - complemented by worldwide professional services and
comprehensive managed services.
Founded in 1984, Bentley has more than 3,000 colleagues in over 50
countries, more than $600 million in annual revenues, and since 2006 has
invested more than $1 billion in research, development, and acquisitions.
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