Bentley integrates ProjectWise with Microsoft 365

Written by William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief
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Bentley Systems now offers integration between its ProjectWise 365 Services and Microsoft 365. “The collaboration capabilities of Microsoft Teams and Microsoft Flow, alongside analytics from Microsoft SharePoint and Microsoft Power BI, can now be applied to mainstream automated digital workflows within ProjectWise,” the company said.

The integration “will enable collaborative digital workflows that transcend system boundaries throughout infrastructure capital project delivery, ensuring standards and best practices are propagated across projects and increasing repeatability, scalability, quality and predictability—in effect, industrializing project delivery, so that project teams can widely replicate their best projects’ successes,” Bentley said.

ProjectWise 365 Services “also embrace every project stakeholder, connected through Microsoft’s Azure cloud service and Bentley’s new integrated web-based PDF review and markup,” Bentley noted. “Our Azure-based Connected Data Environment (CDE) uniquely enables digital workflows to reach throughout the project and asset lifecycle. Now, every level of the extended team can have assured and secure access to the correct and current project deliverables—including for collaboration through automated digital workflows.” 

ProjectWise 365 Services include ProjectWise Project Insights, “enabling proactive project management with automated ‘right-time’ project status dashboards that help identify trends and potential issues early to mitigate risks,” Bentley said. “Project Insights deliver rich and actionable project execution insights, and leveraging Microsoft Power BI, users can combine design status with financial, schedule and other project information for a comprehensive view of project performance.”

AECOM is an early adopter of ProjectWise 365. According to AECOM Information Manager Elizabeth Berna, “Our project managers also use the dashboards to identify trends in project performance, providing the client with new ways of assessing project health.”

Mott MacDonald is a recent ProjectWise 365 user. “Integration of ProjectWise and Microsoft Office 365 will be a significant enabler for our ongoing digital strategy for project delivery,” said IT Director-Applications Neil Lee. “Our evaluation of the integration capability against the typical demands of our project teams demonstrated that Bentley and Microsoft are fulfilling the vision of enabling more seamless and automated digital workflows for project teams to access project information residing in either Office 365 or ProjectWise. Our project teams will be enabled to drive improved project outcomes with more streamlined collaboration that enables faster and more informed decisions.”

“We thank the early adopters of ProjectWise 365 Services for their guidance and feedback,” said Bentley Systems Senior Vice President Project Delivery Noah Eckhouse. “This integration with Microsoft 365 brings automated digital workflows to the extended project team and will help users replicate best practices across a team’s projects. And significantly, now ProjectWise users can add Bentley’s new Azure-based iTwin™ Services, taking advantage of automated digital workflows within ProjectWise to align and synchronize project digital twins for continuous and comprehensive status reviews.”

Microsoft Corp. Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Office 365 Commercial Ron Markezich said, “The extended integration between ProjectWise and Microsoft Office 365 helps project delivery organizations in going digital, empowering their organizations to improve project productivity and deliver better outcomes.” 

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