Bentley Systems to acquire AIworx for machine learning, IoT

November 13, 2018  - By 1 Comments

Bentley Systems has entered an agreement to acquire Quebec City-based AIworx, provider of machine learning and internet of things (IoT) technologies and services.

Bentley Systems is a global provider of software solutions to engineers, architects, geospatial professionals, constructors and owner-operators for the design, construction and operations of infrastructure.

The addition of AIworx brings advancements in data collection and analysis to leverage infrastructure engineering digital twins, continuously updated with real-time contextual information, to optimize productivity, operations and maintenance, Bentley Systems said.

Bentley Systems also announced the acquisition of ACE Enterprise Slovakia, provider of innovative technology solutions to interface with enterprise resource planning (ERP), enterprise asset management and geographical information systems (GIS). ACE enterprise has been a technology partner of Bentley Systems, and the ACE Enterprise Platform is used for the Bentley AssetWise connector that is certified for both SAP ERP and SAP HANA.

AIworx machine learning and IoT technologies leverage digital twins’ analytics visibility for infrastructure asset performance. (Image: Bentley Systems)

AIworx machine learning and IoT technologies leverage digital twins’ analytics visibility for infrastructure asset performance. (Image: Bentley Systems)

“AIworx has been providing machine learning and IoT technologies and services to help organizations generate, understand, and act on data so they can make better business decisions,” said Andre Villemaire, co-founder and president of AIworx.

“The biggest opportunities we’ve worked on have to do with improving infrastructure asset performance on an industrial scale, by way of the data from connected machines, instrumentation, sensors, and communications systems — and we’re excited to dedicate ourselves to that advancement,” Villemaire continued. “Now, by incorporating our tools into Bentley’s services for digital twins, we enable infrastructure operators to multiply the potential benefits of machine learning and IoT.”

“Machine learning and IoT technologies have created the opportunity for profound improvements in productivity and efficiency of infrastructure,” said Francois Valois, vice president of portfolio development for Bentley Systems. “Our new colleagues from AIworx have already been delivering on this potential, and now, leveraging the analytics visibility, which Bentley’s digital twin cloud services uniquely provide, these advancements from going digital will accelerate exponentially!”

Alexander Cimbalak, founder of ACE enterprise, said, “We have enjoyed our partnership with Bentley to provide enterprise connectors and are very excited to be part of Bentley and also now to enable Bentley’s digital twin cloud services to uniquely synchronize with infrastructure assets’ enterprise IT, OT, and ET data sources.”

Alan Kiraly, senior vice president, asset performance for Bentley Systems, said, “ACE enterprise has consistently overcome IT interoperability challenges for us at Bentley. Now, as colleagues, this talented team will enable us to continue to expand the scope and breadth of information that can be accessed through AssetWise and digitally aligned within infrastructure digital twins.”

Tracy Cozzens

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Tracy Cozzens has served as managing editor of GPS World magazine since 2006. She also is editor of GPS World’s newsletters and the sister website Geospatial Solutions. She has worked in government, for non-profits, and in corporate communications, editing a variety of publications for audiences ranging from federal government contractors to teachers.

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