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Accruent Acquires BlueCielo, Accelerates European Expansion

By Ken Briodagh November 09, 2017

According to a recent announcement, Accruent, a provider of software and services for physical resources management, has acquired Amsterdam-based BlueCielo, an Asset Lifecycle Information Management (ALIM) provider.

BlueCielo’s Meridian solutions are designed to manage engineering information throughout asset lifecycles, connecting maintenance with engineering, supporting concurrent engineering for facility modifications and improving data handover. More than 1,200 companies around the world use BlueCielo Meridian solutions to ensure compliance, control costs, improve safety, protect brand reputations and extend the lifespans of decades-old assets.

“BlueCielo increases Accruent’s depth and breadth by adding engineering information management to our portfolio of innovative physical resource management solutions,” said John Borgerding, CEO, Accruent. “This acquisition adds a complementary best-of-breed solution to our portfolio, and it establishes a new strategic growth platform with a strong geographic footprint in Europe and adds expertise in industry sectors such as pharmaceuticals, oil and gas, and chemicals.”

The BlueCielo acquisition is the latest in a series of strategic acquisitions fueling Accruent’s growth. Successive acquisitions of strong, growth-oriented companies with complementary products and global presence have resulted in scale, world-class support and depth and breadth of solutions that is unrivalled. Recent acquisitions include Lucernex, a leading global provider of Integrated Workplace Management Systems (IWMS), and Verisae, a leading provider of cloud-based solutions that connect facilities and assets to the maintenance and service network through the Internet of Things (IoT).

“The BlueCielo team and I are excited to join Accruent,” said Willem-Jan Scholten, CEO, BlueCielo. “Our customers will benefit from Accruent’s world-class support infrastructure and the advantages that Accruent’s scale brings to our operations, development and cross-application innovation.  We look forward to expanding our growth by introducing integrated engineering and asset information management to improve asset and facility lifecycles to thousands of additional loyal Accruent customers and new markets.”


Ken Briodagh is a writer and editor with more than a decade of experience under his belt. He is in love with technology and if he had his druthers would beta test everything from shoe phones to flying cars.

Edited by Ken Briodagh

Editorial Director

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