VECO Joins Bentley's Enterprise License Subscription Program

    Leading Provider of Project Services to the Energy, Resource, and Process
Industries Gets Unlimited Access to Entire ELS Software Portfolio for a Fixed
Annual Fee

    HOUSTON, January 30 /CNW/ - Bentley Systems, Incorporated today announced
that VECO, a leading provider of project services to the energy, resource, and
process industries, has joined Bentley's Enterprise License Subscription (ELS)

    "VECO's broad suite of project services is delivered through a number of
business sectors. Each sector operates globally and uses integrated project
management and communication systems to provide local solutions," said Mark
Christenson, design technologies manager at VECO. "Our new ELS will give these
distributed operations the flexibility to immediately access and deploy the
infrastructure software they need without worrying about cumbersome licensing

    Continued Christenson, "We end up saving time and money, as do our
clients. An example of this is our advanced use of interference management to
identify issues prior to fabrication. Our clients benefit from our ability to
always use the most advanced technology solutions available, enabling us to
provide deliverables of the highest value and quality."

    The Bentley ELS program grants organizations unlimited access to the
entire ELS software portfolio for a fixed annual fee. The portfolio covers all
the architectural, engineering, construction (AEC) and geospatial software
needs of subscribers, providing building, plant, civil, and geospatial
solutions and supporting a managed environment for their AEC and geospatial

    The total coverage at a fixed, discounted price means that organizations
can increase their software productivity and reduce their total AEC and
geospatial software costs simultaneously. The unlimited access streamlines
software administration while the annual term simplifies budgeting and

    As a strategic benefit, Bentley's ELS helps organizations such as VECO
become more agile. Project starts can happen faster and teams can reconfigure
more quickly for new opportunities. No-charge pilots allow new technology to
be infused into projects more readily. ELS agreements can include partners,
extending the agility and multiplying the benefits in global projects.

    About VECO

    VECO is a multinational corporation that provides project management,
engineering, procurement, construction, and operations and maintenance
services to the energy, resource, and process industries and to the public

    Founded in 1968, VECO has built on existing expertise to provide added
value to its clients. The results are many long-term working partnerships,
well-trained teams, and a network of regional offices around the world that
use integrated project management and communication systems to provide local
solutions for the smallest to the large mega projects. For more on VECO, visit

    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 2000 colleagues around the world, Bentley
is the leading provider of AEC software to the Engineering News-Record Top 500
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

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view a copy of Bentley's May 2006 Annual Report online, go to

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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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