The Cohesive Companies announces the acquisition of Manchester UK SRO Solutions, a leading IBM Maximo solutions provider
Will strengthen digital twin advisory services in global maritime industry, as well as the broader infrastructure markets
SRO Solutions media contact: Ben Pinnington Polaris Media Tel: 44 7887 562900
EXTON, Pa. – December 1 2020 – The Cohesive Companies, a digital integrator investment of the Acceleration Initiatives of Bentley Systems, Incorporated (Nasdaq: BSY), the infrastructure engineering software company, today announced its acquisition of Manchester UK based SRO Solutions to help expand digital twin adoption in marine infrastructure.
Established in 2004, Eccles headquartered SRO Solutions introduced IBM’s Maximo to the maritime industry and helps streamline the management of assets and achieving seamless data replication, on and offshore for an extensive list of blue-chip companies, managing projects across all seven continents. The company is a Gold Accredited IBM Business Partner, and the only IBM Maximo Business Partner worldwide with the capability to provide unique Maximo replication and zero downtime upgrade solutions.
SRO Solutions employs multidisciplined engineers, consultants, and project managers with extensive experience of delivering Maximo solutions across a wide range of verticals, including Oil and Gas, Transportation, Utilities, Facilities Management, and Manufacturing. The organization approaches each project with the agile methodology coupled with their rich engineering heritage and technical competence. This business model mirrors the successful approach of The Cohesive Companies, which includes PSCG, Cohesive Solutions, and Cohesive Asset Performance to help clients facilitate implementations, upgrades, data migrations, training, development, and process re-engineering across their organizations.
“We are excited to welcome Tony Lackey and the SRO team, with their technical expertise and industry knowledge, The Cohesive Companies,” said Noah Eckhouse, CEO.. “Our goal as an autonomous digital integrator consultancy is to support owner-operators and their supply chains in going digital, contributing to great outcomes for our clients independent of their investment choices among technology vendors. Incorporating SRO Solutions’ comprehensive product and service offerings, coupled with their deep experience in working in challenging, low/no-bandwidth environments will help extend our offerings and ability to help clients become more successful.”
Tony Lackey SRO Solutions managing director, pictured, said:
“We are hugely excited for SRO to join the Cohesive Companies and I would like to thank all the team at SRO for their work in making this deal possible,” he said. “Cohesive is our biggest partner in America and we have worked for many years with the parent company Bentley Systems in the UK. We know and trust them well. Innovation is at the heart of what SRO does and this new deal with Bentley Systems will see more investment in SRO’s people and technology here in Manchester. Fundamental to this is fusing SRO’s expertise in IBM’s Maximo asset management software with Bentley System’s vast expertise. Innovations in asset management are driving sweeping changes in the maritime, offshore and energy sectors and together we can help more companies embrace digitization resulting in greater efficiencies and cost savings. Digital twin is another really exciting area for expansion under the deal with Bentley Systems being a global leader in this ground-breaking technology.”
About SRO Solutions
SRO is a leading independent global Enterprise Asset management (EAM) software solutions provider. The company is a Gold Accredited IBM Business Partner and specializes in selling and supporting IBM Maximo solutions across the world, often engaging with clients who have assets in remote and obscure locations. The company is unique in that it is the only IBM Maximo Business Partner worldwide with the capability to provide unique Maximo replication and zero downtime upgrade solutions. Products include SDU (SRO Data Utility) which eliminates downtime and provides upgrade and migration processes that permit businesses to keep running while software (for example, large Maximo instances) are being updated; and SDR (SRO Data Replication) that offers data synchronization capability enabling organizations to effectively maintain data across all locations.
About The Cohesive Companies
A digital integrator investment of Bentley Systems’ Acceleration Fund, The Cohesive Companies provide advisory, systems integration, and cloud services to help infrastructure asset owner-operators advance their BIM, enterprise asset management (EAM), and asset lifecycle information (ALIM) environments to infrastructure asset performance digital twins. Uniquely combining domain expertise in BIM, EAM and ALIM, The Cohesive Companies’ charter is the convergence, through digital twin cloud services, of digital engineering models (ET), with IT and OT, for infrastructure and facilities assets. The Cohesive Companies comprise PCSG (leading provider of digital advisory services for built-environment owners), Cohesive Solutions (the largest North American reseller of IBM’s Maximo EAM software), and Cohesive Asset Performance (leading global integrator for Asset Performance Modeling). www.cohesivecompanies.com
About Bentley Systems’ Acceleration Initiatives
Bentley Systems’ Acceleration Initiatives was founded in 2020 to invest in new and incremental participants in open ecosystems to advance infrastructure digital twins. The Bentley Systems Acceleration Fund is chartered to accelerate the creation and curation of digital twins, and to foster technologies and innovations so enabled, by nurturing new ventures, making minority investments, and acquiring and expanding digital integrators. Investments to date include Digital Water Works, Digital Construction Works, Virtuosity, and The Cohesive Companies. Chief Acceleration Officer Santanu Das welcomes queries from potential ecosystem participants atwww.bentleyaccelerationfund.com.
About Bentley Systems
Bentley Systems (Nasdaq: BSY) is the infrastructure engineering software company. We provide innovative software to advance the world’s infrastructure – sustaining both the global economy and environment. Our industry-leading software solutions are used by professionals, and organizations of every size, for the design, construction, and operations of roads and bridges, rail and transit, water and wastewater, public works and utilities, buildings and campuses, and industrial facilities. Our offerings include MicroStation-based applications for modeling and simulation, ProjectWise for project delivery, AssetWise for asset and network performance, and the iTwin platform for infrastructure digital twins. Bentley Systems employs more than 4,000 colleagues and generates annual revenues of more than $700 million, in 172 countries. www.bentley.com www.bentley.com
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