New Three-Year Agreement Underscores Bentley’s Position as Primary Supplier of Civil Design and Engineering Software to the Department
EXTON, Pa.- Bentley Systems, Incorporated today announced that Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has joined Bentley’s Enterprise License Subscription (ELS) program for a three-year term. Bentley’s innovative ELS will extend FDOT’s software capability by granting FDOT access to a comprehensive portfolio of civil engineering, architectural, construction, operations, and geospatial software for a single annual fee. Built on a common platform, the portfolio includes almost 200 integrated and interoperable design, analysis, and collaboration software products.
For more than a decade, FDOT has utilized Bentley’s software, including MicroStation and GEOPAK, to help it design Florida’s roads, bridges, and other transportation infrastructure. Through its new three-year ELS, the department continues its long-standing use of software and services from Bentley and capitalizes on its investment in the expertise that hundreds of FDOT designers and consultants have acquired in the use of Bentley technology – both of which are key components in FDOT’s ability to tackle a $41.7 billion work program over the next five years.
FDOT’s expertise in Bentley solutions is coupled with professional training provided by Bentley. FDOT’s curriculum was customized by Bentley, as were certain key software tools, to better address the department’s specific workflow requirements. As Bentley introduces new software capabilities, FDOT will be able to maintain training readiness through its renewal of two three-year training agreements with Bentley. In addition, ready access to future training will enable FDOT to bring new team members up to speed on Bentley’s technology and make them more productive in less time.
Bentley’s ELS gives FDOT technically creative alternatives and means for sustainable solutions for its civil engineering projects. As a strategic benefit, Bentley’s ELS helps organizations like FDOT become more agile. Project starts can happen faster, teams can reconfigure for new opportunities more quickly, and new technology can be infused into projects more readily. Moreover, ELS agreements can include partners, extending the flexibility and multiplying the benefits in statewide, national, or global projects.
The mission of the Florida Department of Transportation is to provide a safe transportation system that ensures the mobility of people and goods, enhances economic prosperity, and preserves the quality of the state’s environment and communities. It employs 7448 staff members, has a 2008-2009 fiscal year budget of more than $8.2 billion, and supports a state highway system of more than 41,000 lane miles and 6,381 bridges, about 800 aviation facilities (131 are public, of which 19 have scheduled service), 29 fixed-route transit systems, 14 deep water seaports, and more than 2,707 railway miles. For additional information about FDOT, visit www.dot.state.fl.us.
About Bentley Systems, Incorporated
Bentley is the global leader dedicated to providing comprehensive software solutions for sustaining infrastructure. Architects, engineers, constructors, and owner-operators are indispensable in improving our world and our quality of life; the company’s mission is to improve the performance of their projects and of the assets they design, build, and operate. Bentley sustains the infrastructure professions by helping to leverage information technology, learning, best practices, and global collaboration – and by promoting careers devoted to this crucial work.
Founded in 1984, Bentley has more than 2,800 colleagues, offices in more than 50 countries, annual revenues surpassing $500 million, and since 1993, has invested more than $1 billion in research, development, and acquisitions. Nearly 90 percent of the Engineering News-Record Top Design Firms are Bentley subscribers, and a 2008 Daratech study ranked Bentley as the world’s #2 provider of geospatial software solutions. For additional information about Bentley, visit www.bentley.com.
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