Four municipalities and two civil engineering firms get unlimited access to training on Bentley software for a fixed annual fee.

Bentley Systems, Incorporated today announced that Dutch municipalities Deventer, Hengelo, Haarlem, and Spijkenisse, along with civil engineering firms Koop Tjuchem and Temid, have joined Bentley's Enterprise Training Subscription program.

The Enterprise Training Subscription (ETS) program from the Bentley Institute offers user organizations convenient, unlimited training on Bentley software products for a fixed annual fee. Courses cover products offered for all AEC disciplines in building, civil, plant, and geospatial.

As a better way to keep workers well trained, a Bentley ETS can increase productivity and profits, help retain employees, improve collaboration with partners, and enhance business agility. Unlimited access to courses maximizes training opportunities and streamlines administration, while the annual term simplifies budgeting and accounting.

Deventer, Hengelo, Haarlem, Spijkenisse, Koop Tjuchem, and Temid all joined Bentley's ETS program because they recognize its overall value, and are convinced that the blended learning it provides will deliver substantial benefits during the subscription term.

Hengelo and Haarlem were already spending equivalent dollars on training without the added benefits that an ETS provides, such as unlimited in-person and remote training, on-site training, and self-paced training through the ETS Resource Center. Both municipalities are migrating to MicroStation V8, the newest version of Bentley's flagship desktop product, and will be able to immediately take advantage of the on-demand training that's available with their subscriptions. This will allow users to become more productive on their new software faster and for a fixed cost.

Koop Tjuchem and Temid each noted that the ETS program will enable users to be trained on the wide range of software applications from Bentley in a manner and at a time of their choosing. And they'll be able to do so at a known cost, for which the firms can budget in advance.

As a strategic benefit, a Bentley ETS helps organizations such as Deventer, Hengelo, Haarlem, Koop Tjuchem, and Temid respond quickly to workload demands. Project starts can happen faster, and teams can reconfigure more quickly for new assignments, as workers mobilize without delay.

The leader in MicroStation and Bentley application training since 1995, the Bentley Institute develops and delivers courses taught at more than 100 training centers worldwide. With an ETS, labs and lectures can be delivered in person, remotely, or through self-paced learning. The Bentley Institute is the sponsor of the upcoming

Source: Bentley, March 17, 2005