Bentley Systems named 2018 Microsoft CityNext Partner of the Year

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Software solutions company Bentley Systems has received a 2018 Microsoft Partner of the Year award, for helping Malaysia’s Mass Rapid Transit Corporation in going digital through its cloud-based solutions.

The award recognises Microsoft partners that have developed and delivered exceptional Microsoft-based solutions during the past year.  Awards were announced in 39 categories, with winners chosen from more than 2,600 entrants from 115 countries worldwide. Bentley Systems was recognised for providing outstanding solutions and services in the CityNext Partner of the Year category.

Bentley Systems CEO Greg Bentley said the award recognises Bentley as a provider of cloud-based software solutions powered by Azure, for the advancement of infrastructure projects throughout the world, and specifically for Mass Rapid Transit Corporation’s [MRTC] Sungai Buloh-Serdang-Putrajaya [SSP] line in Malaysia.

“MRTC is going digital, harnessing Bentley and Microsoft technology to deliver one of the most ambitious infrastructure projects ever undertaken in Asia,” he said.

The MRTC project team utilises Bentley OpenRail’s connected data environment comprising the shared services of ProjectWise and AssetWise, powered by Microsoft Azure to ensure seamless information exchange, real-time collaboration, and management of asset information across the lifecycle, among hundreds of team members.

Poh Seng Tiok, director of planning and design for MRTC noted that on a project of this scale and complexity, it is essential to effectively manage and share the huge amount of data across the entire project—from design and construction, through to operation and asset management.

“We need to make sure that all the different [project] phases are well covered and information that we build up during design, and during construction are taken forward during the operation and maintenance stage for better understanding. By turning to the Bentley/Microsoft cloud-based solution, we are able to streamline collaboration across all teams and identify and mitigate potential issues, before they impact cost, schedule, and safety. We expect to increase productivity by about 35 percent, through reducing design rework by providing real-time, accurate information,” Poh said.

Through the partnership with Bentley Systems and Microsoft, MRTC expects to complete the project on time and within budget by 2022.