Bentley’s Acquisition of C3global and Its Amulet Operational Analytics Extends AssetWise for Asset Performance Modeling

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ByDick Slansky
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Acquisition or Partnership

Bentley Systems, Incorporated, a leading company dedicated to providing comprehensive software solutions for sustaining infrastructure, announced that it has acquired U.K.-based C3global, provider of web-based Amulet software for operational analytics. Bentley's AssetWise platform, which serves configuration management, asset health monitoring, inspection, maintenance, and compliance for infrastructure assets, can now deliver additional actionable insights as asset performance management is extended, through AssetWise Amulet, for asset performance modeling. AssetWise Amulet offers unique value in applying predictive and prescriptive analytics that are easily configurable at industrial scale to leverage just-in-time data for improved operational efficiencies.

C3global is recognized as part of the industrial analytics transformation helping digital businesses. Among the many infrastructure owner-operators benefiting from Amulet operational analytics are water utilities, oil and gas, and power transmission grids. User organizations include Babcock, BP, Chevron, Danfoss, Emerson, MWH, National Grid, South Australian Water, and Total.

AssetWise Amulet can be readily configured to build sophisticated applications tailored to infrastructure operations needs without having to know a programming language. It bridges the gap between information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT), enabling advanced analytics to be an integral part of all aspects of the business process. Through AssetWise Amulet's interactive and easily configurable operational dashboards, owner-operators are provided with the context they need to be confident in their decisions and are afforded an easy method of measuring and managing the outcomes.

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.

Once data from the IT and OT systems has been captured and aggregated, the software applies the users' business rules, models, and knowledge to provide an improved view and understanding of operational performance for decision support. In conjunction with AssetWise-certified integrations to SAP EAM, IBM Maximo, and Oracle eAM, AssetWise Amulet will help drive the right actions at the right time, reducing operational risks and improving operational efficiency.

Paula Hollywood, ARC Advisory Group, commented, "Advanced analytics helps 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. The acquisition of C3global by Bentley Systems is a leading indicator of industrial-scale progress being made to help organizations optimize asset performance and achieve business goals."

Keywords: Sustaining Infrastructure, Operational Analytics, Configuration Management, Asset Health Monitoring, Predictive, Prescriptive, Big Data, ARC Advisory Group.

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