Bentley is an ISV based in Exton, Pennsylvania. Bentley offers its AssetWise Suite of APM products, including the acquisitions Ivara and C3global. Most AssetWise customers are in North America and Western Europe and span a range of industries.
Bentley's latest release is AssetWise CONNECT Edition. AssetWise Asset Lifecycle Information Management (ALIM) provides visualization, geospatial referencing and structured control of asset information and managed change throughout the asset life cycle beyond just APM. AssetWise Asset Reliability supports core APM functions with a map-based, mobile offering for inspections. AssetWise Operational Analytics is an operational intelligence/predictive analytics product that serves three primary functions — operational data capture, data analysis and visualization/reporting. It is complementary to AssetWise Asset Reliability with limited overlap. AssetWise Enterprise Interoperability facilitates the interoperation of multiple data sources and includes predefined connectors for many third-party systems such as EAMs. It supports a number of exchange standards.
In 2017, Bentley announced a new partnership with Siemens that focuses on digital workflows and digital cities. This development augments previous partnerships between the two vendors, specifically with combining Bentley's APM, BIM and reality modeling software with Siemens' product design and production process engineering solutions, and integrates Siemens' COMOS with Bentley's OpenPlant. Further investment between the two companies will continue through 2018. This includes collaboration in APM within Siemens' Power Generation Services Division and Bentley's AssetWise.
MaxGrip is an APM ISV and service provider headquartered in Utrecht, Netherlands, with offices in the Americas and Asia. Founded in 1997 as a maintenance and reliability service organization, it expanded into a software business in 2000. The majority of its APM customers are located in North America, Western Europe and Asia/Pacific. MaxGrip's APM customers span a broad cross-section of industries, with a concentration in oil and gas, chemicals, utilities, and food and beverage.
The company offers three APM software products. These include (1) Optimizer+, which interfaces with SAP, Infor, IBM and Ultimo Software Solutions' EAM systems; (2) strEAM+, which embeds APM functionality in IBM Maximo; and (3) APMSmartApps, which are mobile, light apps to simplify and enable APM in SAP EAM.
The latest version of Optimizer+ is 8.2 and Stream+ 4.1.2. Optimizer+ incorporates FMECA/RCM and Root Cause Analysis (RCA) functionalities, in combination with simulation, spare-part optimization, dashboard and reporting functions. Optimizer+ also offers access to MaxGrip Asset Libraries and can be used in offline mode. MaxGrip strEAM+ includes six modules that vary from RCA, RCM and RBI models to maintenance and compliance management. The APMSmartApps are built to work on all versions of SAP.
In late 2017, a partnership was announced with AVEVA to enhance assessment services and risk-based maintenance capabilities.
Asset Analysis Vendors
ABB is a public global power and industrial automation company based in Zurich, Switzerland. Its APM clients are located in North America, Latin America, Western Europe and China and are mainly in the utilities and transportation industries.
Its Enterprise Software product group provides a suite of software products, including APM products — ABB Ability Asset Suite Equipment Reliability (ER) and ABB Ability Ellipse APM (formerly Asset Health Center). ABB announced in January 2018 a new unified solution for integrated EAM, APM and workforce management (WFM) under the ABB Ability Ellipse, connected asset life cycle management (CALM) banner. ABB Ability Ellipse APM is one of the three primary components of ABB Ability Ellipse, apart from EAM and WFM.
ABB's latest release is ABB Ability Ellipse APM version 5.0. ABB Ability Ellipse was launched in late 2017, along with ABB Ability Ellipse connected asset life cycle management solution (CALM) strategy. The product is available either on-premises or in the Microsoft Azure cloud and can be delivered as a SaaS solution. ABB Ability Asset Suite ER was designed as a solution to help enforce standards related to equipment reliability and work management, specifically to support INPO AP-913 compliance in the nuclear power industry. It has been folded under the Asset Suite banner.
ARMS Reliability is a privately held asset management software and advisory services vendor established in 1995, with headquarters in Australia. The majority of clients are located in North America, Western Europe and Australia. The company has a client base spanning a range of industries.
ARMS Reliability's latest release is OnePM 4.7, which supports devising and enhancing asset strategies by capturing data from all sources and reviewing the same, and together with Asset Management Solutions, augmenting proactive strategy formulation and optimizing plant maintenance and reliability.
In partnership with Isograph, the company also supports a range of reliability tools, like Isograph's Availability Workbench, Reliability Workbench, and FaultTree+, for detailed reliability, risk and availability assessment. ARMS Reliability has also partnered with Copperleaf to deliver AIP solutions to asset-intensive industries in Australia and New Zealand.
AspenTech is a public company providing asset optimization software and services. It was founded in 1981 and is headquartered in Bedford, Massachusetts. In recent years, AspenTech has made a number of APM-related acquisitions. These include Fidelis Group (reliability management solution that takes process flows into account) in 2016; ProSensus ProMV in 2016 (offline multivariate data analysis software); Mtell in late 2016; RtTech Software (IIoT cloud-based software) in 2017; and Apex Optimisation in early 2018.
The majority of clients are located in North America, Latin America, Western Europe and the Middle East and span a range of industries.
AspenTech's latest release is aspenONE Version 10, and includes both Aspen Mtell and Aspen Fidelis Reliability, as well as Aspen ProMV and Aspen Asset Analytics. Aspen Mtell is a predictive analytics and prescriptive maintenance asset management solution that can be applied to a broad range of assets. It leverages machine learning, which indicates impending failure and sends notifications. Aspen Fidelis Reliability performs asset risk management by identifying significant causes of lost operational availability that limit system production.
In early 2018, AspenTech announced a partnership with technology and engineering automation company Emerson to deliver asset optimization software solutions, along with global automation technologies.
AVEVA (Schneider Electric)
AVEVA is a publicly held engineering and industrial software company headquartered in Cambridge, U.K. The recent merger with Schneider Electric's industrial software business expands the company's engineering, planning and operations, asset performance, and monitoring and control solution portfolio. The majority of its APM customers are located in North America, Western Europe, the Middle East and India and span a range of industries.
AVEVA offers an integrated APM portfolio with several native AVEVA APM products. These include PRiSM Predictive Asset Analytics (latest release 2.9.4) and Condition Management (latest release 3.1) and capabilities that support RCM with fault diagnostics and asset risk management through AVEVA's Control of Work and Performance Manager products.
In late 2017, a partnership was announced with MaxGrip, leveraging MaxGrip's Optimizer+ product, which enables a more comprehensive asset life cycle management offering that includes asset risk management and RCM capabilities.
Detechtion Technologies is a private APM software and service provider based in Houston, Texas. It offers its Enalysis product for gas compression fleet monitoring, alerting and optimization as a cloud-based service only. The product was built over many years of gas compressor troubleshooting service engagements and has few direct competitors. Its customers are mostly in the upstream and midstream sectors of the oil and gas industry. The majority of its business is in North America and Australia.
Detechtion has two APM products, Enalysis and Enbase. The latest releases are Enalysis version 3.21 and Enbase version 3.2. The vendor's APM offering uses proprietary algorithms to determine the exact operating status of compressors from both production and maintenance viewpoints. This can be delivered through multiple platforms, including computers, tablets and phones and in offline mode. It also offers remote workers with no access to the internet a comprehensive set of PDF reports delivered by email for review as they travel through their oil and gas routes. Detechtion also offers the complementary mobility product Fieldlink.
In October 2016, Detechtion acquired Enbase, which provides an industrial IoT platform, mobile applications and predictive analytics for the oil and gas industry. Enbase was integrated with Enalysis in late 2017 and extends the capabilities for wellhead chemical injection and compression assets.
GE Digital is the software division within publicly held global industrial conglomerate GE, which has a diverse set of businesses across the energy, aviation, healthcare, transportation and oil and gas industries. GE Digital is headquartered in San Ramon, California. The majority of APM customers are located in North America with presence in all regions globally. The APM product is deployed across a range of industries, including manufacturing, oil and gas, chemicals, transportation, mining, and utilities.
GE has streamlined APM to be a horizontal solution built on the Predix Platform, which can be contextualized for industry verticals. GE offers its Predix APM, which was launched in early 2018. The new product offers capabilities of APM Health, Reliability, Strategy and Integrity in a Predix cloud environment and updates for APM Classic on-premises (including Meridium and SmartSignal). Predix APM offers prepackaged integration to GE's field service management solution Predix ServiceMax and offers an offline mode of use.
In recent years, GE Digital has acquired a number of companies. In 2016, it acquired Meridium, Bit Stew Systems (data management and integration), and Wise.io (machine learning). GE offers a number of APM-focused solutions acquired over several years, including SmartSignal, Bently Nevada System 1 and GE Digital Historian, as well as new Predix APM applications.
IBM is a publicly held global technology and consulting corporation with headquarters in Armonk, New York. IBM has two products that offer APM capabilities: IBM Maximo Enterprise Asset Management and IBM Asset Performance Management. The latter was an early 2018 consolidation of several APM offerings geared toward providing a more comprehensive APM-focused functionality set. The Maximo Asset Management product is positioned in IBM's Watson IoT group. The products are deployed in a broad cross-section of asset-intensive subsectors around the globe, including mining, oil and gas, utilities, power, transportation, manufacturing, and aviation.
The latest IBM product, Maximo Enterprise Asset Management v.7.6, provides basic condition monitoring, asset health assessment, risk and criticality analysis, and FMECA tools, in addition to the full set of core EAM functionality. The company has predictive and AI-assisted maintenance capabilities and is partnering with MaxGrip and GE Digital for aspects of APM. For the energy and utility industry, IBM has a full set of predictive models for utilities equipment to assist with asset replacement strategies.
In 2016, IBM acquired the rights to resell the SCHAD Automatic Meter Reading (AMR) product to connect APM solutions to industrial automation systems.
IPS-Intelligent Process Solutions
IPS-Intelligent Process Solutions is a privately held software company headquartered in Germany. The APM product is primarily deployed in the utility sector, with a majority of the company's APM clients located in North America, Western Europe, Eastern Europe and Australia.
The company's APM product, IPS-SYSTEMS Asset Performance Management version 1.9.3, is part of the IPS-SYSTEMS platform. The functionalities offered include maintenance decision support, maintenance concept definition, integrated planning, user configurable maintenance analysis, and mobile workforce management with offline mode capabilities and mobile access to technical documentation and a geolocation interface. The product can be deployed on-premises or in the cloud and offers comprehensive types, models and analytical libraries shared across the entire customer base. The product is aligned to ISO 55000 and PAS 55, Common Information Model (CIM) and IEC 61970 standards.
SAP, is a publicly held global enterprise application software vendor based in Walldorf, Germany. SAP Predictive Maintenance and Service, SAP Asset Strategy and Performance Management, SAP Predictive Engineering Insights, and SAP Asset Intelligence Network are integrated with SAP EAM. The company's primary client base is located in North America and Western Europe with presence in most regions globally. Clients span a range of industries.
In November 2014, SAP launched SAP Predictive Maintenance and Service, cloud edition, which allows reliability engineers and data scientists to leverage a set of prediction models and machine learning algorithms in SAP HANA. In February 2018, SAP announced the release of SAP Asset Strategy and Performance Management. The new product leverages SAP Leonardo IoT technology. SAP Asset Strategy and Performance Management is the latest addition to cloud solutions for asset management from SAP, which include SAP Asset Intelligence Network, SAP Predictive Engineering Insights and SAP Predictive Maintenance and Service.
SAP offers integration with OSIsoft's PI System product, which is used to load asset data collected via sensors to be stored in SAP HANA, the company's in-memory DBMS, and has certified interfaces with OSI data historian. SAP's CBM capability is provided through the SAP Plant Maintenance (PM) module (EAM solution), which has been available for many years, as well as through SAP Predictive Maintenance and Service.
In early 2016, SAP acquired Fedem Technology and, through that acquisition, released SAP Predictive Engineering Insights Solution, a digital-twin-based technology.
SAS is a global business intelligence, analytics and data science ISV. It is based in Cary, North Carolina. SAS was founded in 1976, and can claim a long history of helping businesses apply advanced analytics to discover patterns in large data and complex sets. While it has clients globally, its primary customer base is located in North America, Western Europe and Australia. SAS's APM business is distributed across the energy, oil and gas, and manufacturing industries.
SAS offers an APM solution — SAS Asset Performance Analytics (first released under the name SAS Predictive Asset Maintenance, which is now part of the SAS Quality Analytic Suite). The latest version is 6.2M1. Asset Performance Analytics uses a variety of analytical approaches, including time series regression and neural networks to model failure modes for specific assets. The solution offers an offline mode of use.
In late 2017, SAS partnered with GE Transportation to analyze IoT data to optimize equipment operation in the IIoT.
Siemens is a publicly held global industrial conglomerate headquartered in Germany. The majority of its APM customers are located in North America, Western Europe, Latin America, the Middle East and Asia, with clients spanning a range of industries.
Siemens offers several APM products across different divisions, which interface with the MindSphere IoT Digitalization platform. They include native cloud applications, based on MindSphere (latest release is version 3) and utility-specific Power Diagnostics Center (PDC) (latest release is PDC Light) and Condition Monitoring and Diagnostics (latest release PDC for Program Units). The MindSphere product offers condition-based maintenance capabilities through its Visualizer App, predictive analysis through its Advanced Analytics App, RCM in its Product Intelligence App and RBI in the RBI App. MindSphere is deployed primarily as a hosted solution. The PDC product focuses on early detection of abnormal operating conditions of power equipment to help improve plant availability and operation equipment to help improve plant availability and operations. An offline mode of use is offered in the products. The products are aligned with industry standards such as ISO 55000 and ISO 27001.
In 2016, a corporate strategic alliance was announced with Bentley, focusing on digital workflows to advance infrastructure project delivery and asset performance. This development augments previous partnerships between the two vendors, and further investment will continue through 2018, including collaboration in APM within different Siemens divisions and Bentley's AssetWise.
Other APM Ecosystem Vendors
Uptake (Asset Performance Technologies)
Asset Performance Technologies (a provider of APM content and software) was acquired by Uptake in April 2018. Uptake is an industrial data science and AI vendor headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. Uptake offers advanced analytics, including predictive and prescriptive maintenance, through its Asset Perform offering. Its content offering (based on the acquisition) is Asset Strategy Library (ASL), consisting of an extensive library of reliability and preventive maintenance (PM) information, failure modes and asset strategies for industrial equipment. The vendor has strategic partnership with GE Digital and Bentley APM as its resellers and is also currently working with Oracle Utilities to develop an interface with its WAM product. In addition, it offers an APM software product — Preventance APM — that leverages the ASL. The ASL is currently available in its new web-based platform, called Preventance APM. Although neither as comprehensive, nor as well-established, as other APM products, it is has been successfully utilized by small-to-midsize asset-intensive businesses with an interest in utilizing the recommendations in ASL, in lieu of a major RCM project. The majority of acquired customers are in the power generation sector, while existing Uptake customers span other industries such as wind, rail, manufacturing, oil and gas, transportation, and mining.
DNV GL, headquartered in Norway, is a provider of classification, technical assurance, software and advisory services. Its utility-oriented software Cascade, for technical asset management and predictive maintenance, consolidates equipment diagnostics, nameplate and real-time data, providing equipment statuses. It can be integrated with most leading ERP and EAM systems. The utility-specific software interfaces with a wide variety of test equipment, as well as real-time and asset repository data, and allows SCADA and online-monitoring data to be automatically evaluated and captured as equipment reads.
OSIsoft is a large, privately held, process data infrastructure vendor based in San Leandro, California. Its PI System is widely used by asset-intensive organizations to aggregate and manage their process data for the IIoT. OSIsoft's latest release is PI Server 2017 R2. Many of the vendors in this Market Guide rely on PI System for the operational data required for APM. PI System has also been used to develop custom CBM solutions in agriculture, chemicals, oil and gas, and utilities. These custom CBM applications typically use PI System's Asset Framework (AF). This can be used to define hierarchies of assets and process flows between assets for process data, event-framed data, performing calculations on assets, and integration with EAM systems to trigger maintenance work orders based on predefined conditions. The PI System can also be linked to off-the-shelf CBM solutions. In 2015, OSIsoft released PI Integrator for Business Analytics, a software integration product that enables sensor-based data captured within the PI System to integrate with other existing advanced analytics and visualization tools an organization may have. That was followed by release of PI Integrator for Microsoft Azure in 2016. In January 2016, OSIsoft announced a global reseller agreement with SAP. SAP will resell the OSIsoft solution as the SAP HANA IoT Connector by OSIsoft through its global network of affiliated customers and business partners.
In July 2017, OSIsoft unveiled a new version of PI Integrator for Esri ArcGIS, which includes a new time-enabled technology that lets users rapidly explore the history of their operations within ArcGIS web maps.