The Cohesive Companies, a wholly owned but independently operated digital integrator business unit of Bentley Systems, Incorporated, the infrastructure engineering software company, has announced the acquisition of Ontracks Consulting, a leading implementer of IBM Maximo headquartered in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Ontracks specialises in strategic asset management and operational performance improvement for asset-intensive organizations in energy, utilities, transportation, mining, manufacturing, and government.
The Cohesive Companies address growing demand for enterprise asset management (EAM) and asset lifecycle information (ALIM) environments, leading the way to performance digital twins for public works and industrial/resources infrastructure. The acquisition of IBM Platinum Business Partner Ontracks, joining Cohesive Solutions and SRO Solutions, adds strength and depth to The Cohesive Companies’ already significant Maximo business.
“We are truly excited to welcome the Ontracks team and add their deep experience and skills to The Cohesive Companies—creating a global Maximo implementation powerhouse. Ontracks has consistently delivered positive outcomes for their clients over the past decade, focused on Maximo-based solutions in a variety of industries. By connecting the operational space with the asset and maintenance world, Ontracks is creating examples of success with infrastructure digital twins,” commented Noah Eckhouse, The Cohesive Companies CEO.
Asset-intensive organisations need new ways to ramp up their traditional requirements for safety and reliability while improving agility and keeping their costs low. Emerging technologies, leveraging digital twins and the Internet of Things (IoT), are helping to identify and manage asset reliability risks, minimize unplanned downtime, maximize equipment lifespan, and optimize productivity. Ontracks is a leader in providing infrastructure owner-operators enterprise asset management expertise to address these opportunities.
“All of us at Ontracks are looking forward to joining forces with The Cohesive Companies and expanding our scope and capacity to help our users drive their digital transformations. The digital integration of operational technologies with engineering technologies and information technology has massive potential, and Maximo can be a cornerstone of that digital twin vision. As one of The Cohesive Companies, we will be even more empowered to turn that vision into reality,” added Craig Mackenzie, co-founder of Ontracks.
Ontracks offers extensive experience integrating data from varied sources, such as IoT sensors, operational technology (OT) systems, and enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems. Client organisations depend on it to help deploy Maximo quickly, leverage industry best practices, and decrease overall cost of ownership. Ontracks recently launched Maximo Fastrack, a turnkey, cloud-based Maximo solution that comes pre-packaged with the most common Maximo configurations and workflows. It is an active contributor to the Canadian Maximo User Group (CanMUG) and to GOMAXIMO, a gas, oil and petrochemical industry-sponsored working group.