Moreover, operations personnel can now enter knowledge items through intuitive forms as part of normal business processes. The captured knowledge items are then linked to all other relevant interrelated data so they are visible when information is being accessed or changed, making the knowledge actionable when and where it is relevant.
eB Insight also provides greater support for the management and control of federated information. Its networks of relationships can encompass information in third-party content management systems (including EMC Documentum, IBM FileNet, and Microsoft SharePoint) and can create relationships that enable control, access, and change management as if the information were stored in the eB repository. Accordingly, KPI dashboards can be configured to uniquely present a system-wide view.
Finally, recognizing the broad acceptance of Microsoft SharePoint for content management, the new release of eB Insight provides a rich set of services for seamless integration with SharePoint. The new software can automatically provision a SharePoint site and populate it with controlled information that maintains the interrelationships with the information network being managed by eB Insight. It also supplies SharePoint “web parts” that provide seamless user access to information controlled by eB Insight.
What Analysts and Users Are Saying About eB Insight
“The new major release of eB Insight, one year after the acquisition of Enterprise Informatics, demonstrates that Bentley has successfully integrated the development teams and is executing on its commitment to the AssetWise initiative. The ability to control information visibility with role-based security for large diverse project teams is well suited for asset information management for operations of complex infrastructure projects.” – Martin Gandar, Associate Senior Research Analyst, Ovum – Butler Group
“By integrating eB into Energy Solutions’ business processes, we have been able to establish a suite of robust systems that support over 5,000 users worldwide, meeting our specific needs for document control, human performance, condition reporting, requirements management, and occupational medicine. As a result of these systems, we have realized marked improvements in quality and efficiency within our records management, document control, and condition reporting processes. In 2011 Energy Solutions will expand deployment of eB Nuclear across three business groups around the globe.” – Philip Coretti, Vice President, Environmental, Health, Safety, Quality, and Security, Government Group, Energy Solutions
A particularly notable testimonial comes from the head of technical support services for Crossrail, London’s $24.5 billion railway project that is the largest construction project in Europe. Crossrail recognized that “information is the blood that flows through the project’s veins,” and is at the heart of how Crossrail will be achieved. It chose Bentley’s ProjectWise as its project team collaboration and work sharing platform to manage the design and engineering information among the many multidisciplinary firms concurrently working on this megaproject. When Bentley announced its AssetWise initiative, Crossrail evaluated eB Insight and determined it was the ideal complement to ProjectWise to manage the extensive and multidimensional requirements of the project and ensure regulatory compliance over its lifecycle.
“At the beginning of October 2010, Crossrail successfully launched the first phase of its implementation of the eB Document Control system, covering three large contracts and around 240 users. Eventually we anticipate eB will store, manage, and transmit over 2 million project-critical documents by over 2,000 people, and so far so good. Our users have quickly taken to the new software, impressed not only by its ease of use, but also the significant improvement we have seen against our old transmittal processes, cutting the time taken to complete these from hours to minutes.” – Malcolm Taylor, Head of Technical Support Services for Crossrail
For additional information about the new release of Bentley’s eB Insight, visit www.Bentley.com/eBInsight.
For additional information on Bentley and ARC Advisory Group’s eSeminar series on Asset Lifecycle Information Management, visit www.Bentley.com/ARCeseminars.
Bentley’s AssetWise platform combines multiple information modeling services to improve the lifecycle management and operational performance, safety, compliance, and governance of infrastructure assets while increasing the return on investment for owner-operators. AssetWise enables operations and maintenance to take full advantage of information modeling and thus realize the potential of intelligent infrastructure assets. The AssetWise platform encompasses eB Insight, featuring powerful asset lifecycle information management capabilities to manage change and to control information throughout the lifecycle of infrastructure, and Exor, providing for the management and operations of linear networks including roads, rails, and utilities. AssetWise applications include SUPERLOAD, facilitating intelligent permitting and routing of oversize-overweight vehicles, and Optram, a decision support system enabling proactive management of railway assets. For additional information about Bentley’s AssetWise offerings, visit www.bentley.com/AssetWise.
About Bentley Systems, Incorporated
Bentley is the global leader dedicated to providing architects,
engineers, geospatial professionals, constructors, and owner-operators
with comprehensive software solutions for sustaining infrastructure.
Bentley’s mission is to empower its users to leverage information
modeling through integrated projects for high-performing intelligent
infrastructure. Its solutions encompass the MicroStation platform
for infrastructure design and modeling, the ProjectWise platform for
infrastructure project team collaboration and work sharing, and the
AssetWise platform for infrastructure asset operations – all supporting
a broad portfolio of interoperable applications and complemented by
worldwide professional services. Founded in 1984, Bentley has grown to
nearly 3,000 colleagues in more than 45 countries and $500 million in
annual revenues. Since 2001, the company has invested more than $1
billion in research, development, and acquisitions.