City of Helsingor, Denmark, Joins Bentley's Municipal License Subscription Program



    Will Use Unlimited Access to Comprehensive GIS and Engineering Software
Portfolio for Fixed Annual Fee Based on Population to Enhance Public Services

    EXTON, PA., March 1 /CNW/ - Bentley Systems, Incorporated today announced
that the city of Helsingor, in the north of the Danish island of Sealand, has
joined Bentley's Municipal License Subscription (MLS) program. The city will
use its new MLS to enhance the services it provides to its more than 60,000
citizens.

    Bentley's MLS offers municipalities all the software they need to design
and manage all their infrastructure for a fixed annual fee based on
population. The breakthrough program enables them to improve productivity and
reduce administrative costs by outfitting their entire mapping and engineering
organizations with fully integrated software for GIS and engineering
workflows. This leads to improved services and more efficient government.

    Helsingor provides its citizens with a full range of services, including
public works, electric power, district heating, water and wastewater
treatment, public safety, and mapping - among many others. With the help of
Bentley Geo Web Publisher, the city publishes all services-related data on the
Internet and its intranet, providing city staff and the public with easy
access to this information.

    As comprehensive as its service offerings are, the city is always looking
for opportunities to enhance them. As Anja Jerow, technical designer for
Helsingor, explained, "We are particularly interested in elevating the level
of our GIS capabilities, offering the entire GIS staff access to Bentley's
comprehensive portfolio of geospatial software. Acquiring this access the
old-fashioned way, through the purchase of additional licenses, would be far
too costly and would make pilot deployments of additional solutions
prohibitively expensive."

    Jerow continued, "With our MLS, we can deploy any Bentley solution in the
program at no additional charge and, therefore, experiment with new solutions
while maintaining tight control of our budget. Better still, because our
entire organization has access to the software, we can spread the program's
cost evenly among our departments, simplifying budgeting.

    "More importantly, through our new MLS, the needs of our citizens are
better met - a direct result of our ready access to a comprehensive selection
of advanced software. At the same time, future service expansions or
enhancements are easier to plan for since we are no longer hampered by the
budget approval process typically needed to acquire new software for service
upgrades."

    One of the additional Bentley solutions being considered for future
deployment by Helsingor is ProjectWise, a scalable collaboration system for
connecting people and information across the distributed enterprise. Said
Jerow, "We will likely implement ProjectWise for use by the electric power
department. ProjectWise would help streamline our documentation workflows and
improve data exchanges among the Helsingor staff, our subcontractors, and
third-party suppliers."

    Bentley's MLS program provides municipalities with unlimited access to a
comprehensive portfolio of integrated GIS and engineering software for all of
their infrastructure, including:

    --  Public works - roads, bridges, water, sewer, and storm

    --  Land development

    --  E-government

    --  Light rail design

    --  Community broadband

    --  Water and wastewater treatment plant design

    --  Electric and gas distribution networks

    --  Urban planning

    --  Cadastre management

    --  Public safety

    --  Municipal building design

    --  Mapping and 3D modeling

    Because program fees are fixed, Bentley's MLS guarantees predictable
software costs and budgeting. In addition, it removes the administrative
burden of complex software licenses, shortens procurement cycles, speeds
project starts, and ultimately leads to more efficient government.

    For more information about Bentley's MLS program initiative and software
or to contact a Bentley representative, visit www.bentley.com/MLS.

    About Helsingor

    Helsingor is located in the north of the Danish island of Sealand, in the
middle of an area known as "The North's Riviera." No matter where you are in
this city of more than 60,000, beaches and forests are close by.

    In the spring of 2004, Helsingor City Council adopted a local plan that
paved the way for one of the most significant urban regeneration projects in
the city's recent history. It will include the development of The Culture
Yard, a new area for cultural activities and institutions to be established on
the city's former shipyard site, which closed in 1983 after more than a
century of operation. The Culture Yard is an important element of the City
Council's vision of culture, creativity, and knowledge being the engine that
drives development in Helsingor and the surrounding region.

    It will be developed in several stages and eventually become a separate
district in the city, interlinking the city, the harbor, and Kronborg Castle.
The first stage includes Helsingor Central Library, two multipurpose halls,
exhibition galleries, conference facilities, a cafe, a shipyard museum, open
plan offices, and facilities for associations and an IT, media, and
development workshop. For more information, visit www.visithelsingor.dk.

    About Bentley

    Bentley Systems, Incorporated provides software for the lifecycle of the
world's infrastructure. The company's comprehensive portfolio for the
building, plant, civil, and geospatial verticals spans architecture,
engineering, construction (AEC) and operations. With revenues now surpassing
$400 million annually, and more than 2400 colleagues globally, Bentley is the
leading provider of AEC software to the Engineering News-Record Top Design
Firms and major owner-operators, and was named the world's No. 2 provider of
GIS/geospatial software solutions in a recent Daratech research study.

    To receive Bentley press releases as they are issued, visit
www.bentley.com/bentleywire. For more information, visit www.bentley.com. To
view a copy of Bentley's May 2006 Annual Report online, go to
www.bentley.com/May2006annualreport.

    Bentley, the "B" logo, Municipal Licensing Subscription, ProjectWise,
MLS, and Bentley Geo Web Publisher 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 trademarks are the
property of their respective owners.




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