Accruent Announces Meridian Enhancements, Including First Cloud-Based ALIM Solution

By Valentijn de Leeuw

Company and Product News

Accruent has announced major enhancements to Meridian, Accruent's  Asset Lifecycle Information Management (ALIM) software.  These new products, including Meridian Cloud, mark the first upgrades to Meridian since it was added to Accruent's portfolio through the BlueCielo acquisition in November 2017.

These enhancements include new cloud and analytics products, an enhanced mobile interface and major updates across existing Meridian client and server applications.  The improved product line will provide organizations in asset-intensive and highly regulated industries even greater real-time accessibility to their mission-critical asset information.

The new product announcements include:

Meridian Cloud

Meridian Cloud is a complete ALIM solution in the cloud.  This secure cloud service for engineering information management, built on Microsoft Azure, ensures that users are informed, aligned, compliant and in control throughout asset lifecycles. Offered through a subscription-based model, Meridian Cloud reduces startup costs, simplifies procurement and operational budgeting, and enables costs to stay in line with changing requirements and actual software usage.

Meridian Analytics

Meridian Analytics is a new service for providing insights into engineering data captured within the Meridian platform. Its quality analytics provide visibility into the metadata on documents and information managed within Meridian.  This service enables customers to quickly and effectively analyze and understand their data quality and integrity and plan for improvement.

Product updates include:

Meridian Server

Meridian Server, the on-premise platform, has been upgraded to provide new consolidated capabilities, including support for advanced information types, workflow auditing, performance enhancements for very large datasets and Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) integrations.

Meridian clients:

  • Meridian Power - Enables creation and modification of engineering data in Meridian.
  • Meridian Explorer - Provides easy search, retrieval and sharing across departments.
  • Meridian Portal - Enables secure collaboration with external stakeholders.
  • Meridian Mobile - Enables barcode scanning and data retrieval via smartphone or tablet.

Meridian software manages engineering information throughout the asset lifecycle, connecting maintenance and engineering, supporting concurrent plant modifications. and improving data handover.

Valentijn de Leeuw, ARC Advisory Group, commented, "Sometimes an acquisition brings risks for the acquired, but this one did not to slow down the BlueCielo teams.  The new Meridium version provides a clear demonstration of this.  The ongoing development of Merdium also shows that Accruent did not just buy competences, resources and clients, but also wants to actively develop the acquired BlueCieloECM business.”

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