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What is Bentley ?

Bentley is a software company that specializes in products for the civil engineering and infrastructure construction industry. Bentley’s products apply to all disciplines in the construction industry, interfacing architects, engineers and operations managers.

Bentley Systems is based in the United States and owns offices in over 50 countries around the world.

Bentley was originally founded by the brothers Keith and Barry Bentley who were Intergraph veterans; their primary product enhanced Intergraph’s graphic display capabilities. After that – they moved to develop their Intergraph compatible CAD tool for desktop machines.

Bentley’s products span over a great variety of applications; from geospatial and mapping in the preliminary design stages of a project, through conceptual design of plants and structures to operation analysis of the proposed design.

Bentley Software licensing

Bentley licensing is based on the the SELECT Server license manager which is offered in two versions, either on-premise or a cloud version. Both versions provide users with a web based interface that administers control and reporting.

OpenLM provides complementary service to organizations that use the SELECT Server license. This service adds capabilities that are supported both with the on-premise version and the cloud version of the software.

OpenLM qualifications:

– Accurate online usage monitoring & reporting.

– Active directory synchronization and cost allocation to business units or projects.

– Active/Idle user reporting that allow to know if any of your user keep expensive licenses idle.

– Receive an alert either by e-mail or SMS, according to the roles you set yourself. For example, when a threshold in license usage is met, an alert can be sent out as a warning.