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Introduction to eb

Introduction to eB

Presentation by Priyanka Sawarkar

What is eb
What is eB?



It is.NET based platform, Foundation technology used by Bentley AssetWise Platform.Enterprise Bridge (eB) sustains and provides complete, accurate and meaningful information that enables efficient decision making at all levels of the enterprise.

eBis Asset Lifecycle Information Management System

Assets : Assets are what you need to run your business.

Plant & Equipment



People & Organizations



Design, Construction, Operation, & Maintenance

Information Management

Timely access to trusted information





Eb architecture

  • eB Three Tier Architecture

Business Process

Public API

Other eB Services

Index Service

Storage Service









Profiles &


Eb architecture1
eB Architecture

  • Flow of eB Three Tier Architecture

Presentation Tier i.e. User Interface :

Is what the user sees. eB included an interface accessible to anyone familiar with Windows applications.






Web Server

Business Process Tier :

In this central functions are performed by eB, such as document management, document retrieval.




  • Data Tier:

  • This includes documents, index, media vaults, and free-text database necessary to provide users with timely access to any document they are authorized to access.




Key design aspects
Key Design Aspects

  • eB consists three different Key Design aspects:

    Document Management:Controls the lifecycle of documents in the organization

    - How they are created, reviewed and published

    - Who they are created by

    - How they are disposed of or retained

    - Phases of Documentation : creation  review  approval  publication  disposition phases

    Change and Configuration Management :Managing change and managing the configuration of complex entities. "Three  Pillars" of configuration management are : 1) Items : “What really there is” . It may be any physical or virtual Item. 2) Document and data : “ What we say there is”. This generally contains description of items 3) Requirement : “What must be there”. This should be according to customer requirement. Record Management : keeps important documents for as long as is necessary, and no longer than that. - Build your own records taxonomy - Record types assigned automatically – ensure compliance - Archival, destruction, and hold orders supported

Document Management

Configuration management

Records Management

Eb interface
eB Interface

eB included an interface accessible to anyone familiar with Windows applications.

  • eB Web :

    - Task-oriented, tailor to user’s role

    - No installation, no maintenance

    - Accessible through browser easily

    - Include powerful query, view and print capability

    - Ability to provide data support for business process

  • eB Director :

    - View and configure the Information Model

    - Desktop application

    - Design for data administrator role to configure eB

    - Installation and Maintenance required

eB Web editor


eBDirector editor


Primary functions managed by eb
Primary Functions managed by eB….

- Capture, classify and store information:This is First step to get information into the system. We cannot manage anything unless we capture, classify and store information.

-Organize Information: Contextual Mapping is another way of Configuration. Managementorganize, relate informationis “Contextual Mapping”

- Rapid Access: Easy and quick way to find information anytime, anywhere

- Change Management : Manage the change process, ensuring information integrity

- Communicate Changes :Tracking the status of an object in the system so I can identify if it’s the previous or current version REPORTING

- Monitoring: Understand when an object is added, changed, deactivated and what other objects were impacted

- Security : Regulate access based on permissions. Provides a comprehensive, three-level data security system, which allows for control on access to the data stored in the system.

- Tracks Document Locations : Keeps track of document locations (physical and electronic) in the organization, and manages the distribution of documents.

- Integrity and synchronizes : Ensures item integrity and synchronizes data transferred to other computerized systems.

B enefits of eb
Benefits of eB

Governance : Workflows to automate governance policies, Governance reports and Audit Information

Compliance : Records Management, Historic Information of Business Objects, Security and Access Controls Tracking of Compliance reporting

Integrity and Control : Change Management, revision control

Visibility : Single view of all related information Collaboration

Management of electronic and paper simultaneously

Easy to use working environment.

Improve Operational Efficiency, quality, safety, reduces cost and minimize business risks