Thursday 5, November 2015

London – MENA Herald:  AECOM and Bentley Systems today jointly announced that AECOM, which has named Bentley as a strategic partner for project delivery technologies, has extended its ProjectWise corporate commitment to fully include the new Bentley Cloud Services Subscription Program.

AECOM is a long-standing user of Bentley’s ProjectWise, a global project collaboration platform that offers work sharing capabilities with the ability to connect to other Bentley products. Five out of the 54 Be Inspired Awards finalists named by independent jurors and presenting at this year’s Year in Infrastructure Conference are AECOM nominations. AECOM’s finalist nomination for “Innovation in Project Delivery” documented 80 percent savings in project startup from the capabilities offered by Bentley’s Cloud Services Subscription Program.

Under the new enterprise service agreement, AECOM has full access to all of Bentley’s mobile apps and other services including a team of embedded Bentley resources who globally support AECOM employees using ProjectHub, a hybrid ProjectWise system developed in-house at AECOM and used by 20,000 users on thousands of projects. AECOM’s ProjectHub system underscores its steadfast commitment to using technology to grow, differentiate, and innovate its business by ensuring best-in-class delivery of all phases of the project lifecycle. ProjectHub uses seven identical “hubs” placed globally, allowing users to access the system from anywhere in the world and have a consistent experience across projects and geographies. The hub system ensures user access is at local speeds, while maintaining global consistency across projects.

AECOM CIO Tom Peck said, “Bentley’s flexibility, technology portfolio, industry knowledge, and willingness to go above and beyond the typical vendor-client relationship have helped extend AECOM’s market position, complete our client service offerings, and enhance our delivery capabilities. We have a high level of confidence in Bentley’s software and services, which support our goals of mobilizing faster, reducing risk, and implementing the resourcing flexibility required to optimally staff our projects with our widespread domain expertise.”

Bentley Systems COO Malcolm Walter, who is executive sponsor of Bentley’s AECOM relationship, said, “It is so gratifying to work with a firm like AECOM and to be part of enabling it to achieve its objective of becoming the premier fully integrated infrastructure firm. AECOM’s leadership recognizes the tremendous advantage that information technology can afford their organization in serving clients’ dynamic needs on a global basis. We welcome AECOM as among the first to take full advantage of our innovative new Bentley Cloud Services Subscription Program, further enhancing the ability of its teams around the globe to work in a connected environment.”