BALTIMORE – BE Conference 2008 – May 28, 2008 – At this first BE Conference focused on BEst Practices for Sustaining Infrastructure and dedicated to specific solutions communities, Bentley Systems today released its May 2008 Annual Report. The report, which was distributed this morning to the conference’s record number of more than 2,000 attendees, reviews Bentley’s business priorities and highlights milestones for the past year, including:
• 2007 revenues reached $450 million, reflecting 16 percent growth over 2006,
• Bentley colleagues around the world now exceed 2,800,
• Bentley users work in 169 countries,
• Almost 80 percent of the ENR Top 50 rely on ProjectWise collaboration services,
• Bentley was named the world’s No. 2 provider of geospatial software solutions in a just-completed Daratech research study.
Says CEO Greg Bentley in the report, “Bentley’s May 2008 Annual Report demonstrates both continuity and change. As the world’s leading provider of comprehensive software solutions for the infrastructure lifecycle, Bentley realizes the vital role infrastructure must play in sustaining our society and our environment. The imperative for sustaining infrastructure – to empower the designing and building of infrastructure assets that perform better over a long and useful life – continues to be the central driving force behind Bentley’s strategies.”
He continues, “At the same time, we’ve undertaken to increase our external visibility, with a new logo, new corporate website, and new ‘professional networking’ site for our user communities.”
Bentley’s new logo and the new Bentley.com homepage clearly reflect the company’s commitment to sustaining infrastructure – “from buildings to bridges, transit to utilities, clean energy to clean water.” The website features a new design, a new organization around Bentley’s solutions, products, learning, and subscription services, and provides integration with BE Communities, the professional networking site that empowers infrastructure professionals to work smarter, together.
BE Communities is the most complete resource center for architects, engineers, constructors, and other infrastructure practitioners, managers, and executives. The new website, which is currently in final beta, brings together infrastructure professionals from around the globe to connect, communicate, and gain knowledge by interfacing with their peers in solutions communities. Among the BE Communities’ tools are forums, personal blogs, a wiki, and a resource gallery to share documents, photos, videos, and other files. In addition, there’s a resume center where graduates can post their qualifications and advance their careers.