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Bentley Systems Announces the Acquisition of Keynetix, Provider of Geotechnical Data Management Cloud Services
EXTON, Pennsylvania, May 14, 2019 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

  - To enable subsurface digital twin services for infrastructure projects and 

Bentley Systems, Incorporated, the leading global provider of comprehensive 
software and digital twins services for advancing the design, construction, and 
operations of infrastructure, today announced the acquisition of Keynetix, a 
UK-headquartered provider of cloud-based software for capturing, visualizing, 
modeling, and sharing of geotechnical data. The addition of Keynetix software 
expands Bentley's geotechnical offerings and accelerates Bentley's vision of 
enabling subsurface digital twins for infrastructure projects and assets. 

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Subsurface digital twins can be vital for assessing and managing risks in 
infrastructure projects, and to the planning, design, construction and 
operations of infrastructure assets. The creation and curation of subsurface 
digital twins involves modeling the underground environment (geology, 
hydrology, chemistry, and engineering properties, and the underground 
infrastructure), and utility networks, structures, and tunnels – and then 
analyzing and simulating the subsurface behavior. Supplementing borehole 
reports managed by Bentley's gINT software, Keynetix's cloud-based geotechnical 
knowledge management system captures and manages underground environment 
information for Bentley's geotechnical analysis applications, PLAXIS and 

Mark Bevan, associate director, ground investigation data systems for UK-based 
Structural Soils, Ltd., a member of the RSK Group Ltd., said, "Bentley's gINT 
and Keynetix's HoleBASE software platforms are core, business critical tools 
within our ground investigation (GI) businesses, and have been so for more than 
20 years. The acquisition of Keynetix's modern and innovative software into the 
Bentley portfolio, alongside the mature and proven gINT platform, is a 
breath-taking and exciting landmark moment within the GI digital landscape. The 
rapidly growing Bentley geotechnical platform is helping to maximize the 
potential positives of the digital shift we are experiencing within the GI 
workplace. Ground investigation is truly going digital."

Bob Mankowski, vice president and business unit executive of digital cities for 
Bentley Systems, said, "Infrastructure professionals know that the geologic, 
hydrologic, chemical and engineering properties of a potential project site, 
and the infrastructure assets buried beneath the soil, roads, and other 
structures represent some of the greatest risks to infrastructure project 
safety, budgets, and schedules. Having a subsurface digital twin – a 3D 
representation of the subsurface coupled with models to analyze and simulate 
behavior – will be immensely valuable in all phases of the asset lifecycle. The 
Keynetix team and their technology bring decades of experience and cutting-edge 
cloud services to Bentley's already strong geotechnical portfolio – gINT, 
PLAXIS, and SoilVision – and will accelerate the progress of our vision for 
subsurface digital twins."

Roger Chandler, managing director of Keynetix, said, "Today's announcement 
provides our team, customers, and partners with a once-in-a-lifetime 
opportunity to advance digital engineering in the geotechnical industry. At 
Keynetix, our mission has always been to make geotechnical data more broadly 
accessible and valuable. Today's announcement will truly open up geotechnical 
data collaboration across Bentley, Autodesk, and other platforms."

Greg Bentley, CEO for Bentley Systems, said, "My colleagues and I welcome our 
new teammates from Keynetix, led by principals Roger Chandler, Gary Morin, and 
Carl Grice, who for many years have envisioned the potential and necessity of 
geotechnical and geoenvironmental data management to enable better designs and 
more successful projects. The geotechnical and infrastructure professions will 
benefit from their continued and expanded leadership, now within Bentley 

Captions and images: geotechnical knowledge management system streamlines 
geotechnical workflows and enables easy access to project data. ( 

HoleBASE SI helps users easily enter, analyze, and visualize site investigation 
data. ( 

About Bentley Systems 
Bentley Systems is the leading global provider of software solutions to 
engineers, architects, geospatial professionals, constructors, and 
owner-operators for the design, construction, and operations of infrastructure. 
Bentley's MicroStation-based engineering and BIM applications, and its digital 
twin cloud services, advance the project delivery (ProjectWise) and the asset 
performance (AssetWise) of transportation and other public works, utilities, 
industrial and resources plants, and commercial and institutional facilities.

Bentley Systems employs more than 3,500 colleagues, generates annual revenues 
of $700 million in 170 countries, and has invested more than $1 billion in 
research, development, and acquisitions since 2014. From inception in 1984, the 
company has remained majority-owned by its five founding Bentley brothers. 
Bentley shares transact by invitation on the NASDAQ Private Market.

Bentley, the Bentley logo, AssetWise, gINT, HoleBASE, Keynetix,, 
MicroStation, PLAXIS, ProjectWise, and SoilVision are either registered or 
unregistered trademarks or service marks of Bentley Systems, Incorporated or 
one of its direct or indirect wholly owned subsidiaries. All other brands and 
product names are trademarks of their respective owners.

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