Bentley Systems' Acceleration Fund Launches Cohesive Companies

Bentley Systems, Incorporated, a provider of comprehensive software and digital twins services for advancing the design, construction, and operations of infrastructure, has announced that its Acceleration Fund has launched The Cohesive Companies, a wholly owned subsidiary, anchored by the acquisition of Atlanta-based Cohesive Solutions, the company said.

The new business venture will include the services team from Bentley´s AssetWise business and the offerings of Bentley, Cohesive, and IBM´s Maximo to support the digital transformation of infrastructure owner-operators.

The Cohesive Companies will act as a digital integrator to help infrastructure asset owners upgrade their enterprise environments to leverage digital twins–digital representations and simulations of a physical asset, synchronizing digital context (current existing conditions), digital components (engineering content), and digital chronology (lifecycle change management). Infrastructure digital twins can empower asset operators with immersive visualization and analytics visibility to predict and optimize performance.

A digital integrator investment of Bentley Systems´ Acceleration Fund, The Cohesive Companies provide consulting and cloud services to help infrastructure asset owner-operators advance their EAM and ALIM environments to infrastructure asset performance digital twins. Combining domain expertise in enterprise asset management (EAM) and asset lifecycle information (ALIM), The Cohesive Companies´ unique charter is the convergence, through digital twin cloud services, of digital engineering models (ET), with IT and OT, for infrastructure and facilities assets.

Bentley Systems´ Acceleration Fund 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.