Ville de Saguenay, Quebec, Canada, Joins Bentley's Municipal License Subscription Program

    Will Use Unlimited Access to Comprehensive GIS and Engineering Software
Portfolio to Better Serve the Infrastructure Needs of its 156,000 Citizens

    LONDON, June 13 /CNW/ - Bentley Systems, Incorporated today announced
that Ville de Saguenay, in Quebec, Canada, has joined Bentley's Municipal
License Subscription (MLS) program. The municipality will use its new MLS to
develop an advanced geospatial information system and better serve the
infrastructure needs of its 156,000 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.

    Said Levis Larouche, Ville de Saguenay's project manager, "Bentley
software is used across our entire organization in virtually every department,
including Engineering Services, Urban Development, Public Works, Buildings,
Information Technology, and many more. Software we commonly use includes
MicroStation, MicroStation GeoGraphics, GEOPAK Site and GEOPAK Survey, Bentley
Descartes, and Bentley PowerMap Field.

    "For example, we recently used Bentley software to create a new mapping
information system that now serves as our civil security system. The system,
which won a BE Award of Excellence last year, helps us plan and prepare for
natural disasters and enables us to minimize loss of life, generate
inventories of damaged infrastructure, and manage repairs and rebuilding
should a disaster strike."

    Using MicroStation GeoGraphics, Ville de Saguenay was able to generate an
inventory of mapping information for more than 50,000 buildings, all in a few
months. The maps link critical data to each building, including its role or
function in the community, any fire safety plans developed for it, and the
number of people working or residing in it. This data will be of critical
importance to the city's fire and rescue teams during emergencies.

    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, potable water, wastewater, and storm
water infrastructure

    --  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

    About Ville de Saguenay

    In February 2002, Ville de Saguenay was created out of seven
municipalities. With a population of 156,000, it is the sixth largest city in
the province of Quebec. Located on the Saguenay River, the city is divided
into three boroughs: Chicoutimi, Jonquiere, and La Baie. It encompasses almost
500 square miles of territory and extensive infrastructure, including more
than 600 miles of water pipelines, almost 700 miles of wastewater pipelines,
and more than 700 miles of roads and highways. For more information, visit

    About the BE Awards of Excellence

    The BE Awards of Excellence, which are judged by an independent panel of
industry experts and presented at an evening ceremony during the annual BE
Conference (, honor the extraordinary work of Bentley users
improving the world's infrastructure. These projects set benchmarks and
showcase the imagination and technical mastery of the organizations that
created them.

    About BE Conference Europe

    BE Conference Europe ( is taking place this week at the Hilton
London Metropole in the United Kingdom. This once-a-year learning opportunity
is modeled after the highly successful BE Conference held in the United

    The BE Conference is an annual gathering of Bentley user organizations
who want to sharpen their skills and expand their knowledge. Attendees better
themselves, better their organizations, and better the ways they can improve
the world's infrastructure. Year after year, the BE Conference scores a 99
percent satisfaction rating among attendees.

    For more information on the BE Conference, go to

    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 For more information, visit To
view a copy of Bentley's April 2007 Annual Report online, go to

    Bentley, the "B" logo, BE, Municipal License Subscription, MLS,
MicroStation, MicroStation GeoGraphics, GEOPAK, GEOPAK Site, GEOPAK Survey,
Descartes, and Bentley PowerMap Field 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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For further information: Bentley Systems, Incorporated Press Contact:
Ron Kuhfeld, +1 610-321-6493

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