Bentley Systems, Inc. announced that it has acquired the global business of ECT International, Inc., the leading provider of advanced computer-aided engineering design tools for electrical control systems. The company’s flagship product line, promis•e, comprises intelligent, easy-to-use software that generates electrical system schematics and supporting documentation, reducing electrical design time by more than 30%.
The acquisition of promis•e complements and further extends Bentley’s portfolio of software for the design and operation of electrical systems for process plants, factories, power generation, electric utilities, rail and transit and more.
“Automating the design of electrical control systems results in important efficiencies, leading to increased professional productivity,” Bentley Software Senior Vice President Bhupinder Singh said. “But especially, Bentley user organizations have wanted automated electrical design to be fully integrated with other disciplines and workflows across the infrastructure lifecycle. They know that this advancement would multiply, many times over, their productivity improvements."