Intergraph’s SmartPlant Foundation Surpasses 100 Client Milestone

  • January 24, 2006
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HUNTSVILLE, Ala., January 24, 2005 – Intergraph Corporation today announced that SmartPlant® Foundation, the company’s data and document management system and integration hub, has been selected by 100 clients worldwide. Appropriately named, SmartPlant Foundation serves as the foundation for Intergraph’s highly successful SmartPlant Enterprise, providing critical integration capabilities for asset creation, maintenance and operations-related work processes.SmartPlant Foundation is an open, independent data management and integration system that addresses the engineering information requirements of a facility throughout the entire plant life cycle. “We selected SmartPlant Foundation for its ability to tie together the various SmartPlant applications. We believe that using SmartPlant Foundation will increase our productivity and improve communication among our project team. We also believe that SmartPlant Foundation will allow us to link data in the SmartPlant design applications with many of our other enterprise systems,” said Greg Gould, chief technology officer of Burns & McDonnell, the 100th SmartPlant Foundation customer. “SmartPlant Foundation is at the core our vision for the integrated engineering enterprise that will bridge engineering and operations. SmartPlant Foundation sales are split almost equally between engineering firms and owner/operators,” said Gerhard Sallinger, president of Intergraph’s Process, Power & Marine division. “Our 100th client is not only a milestone for Intergraph, but for the industry, as the rapid adoption of SmartPlant Foundation by many of the world’s foremost engineering, owner/operators and procurement and construction companies has led to a new industry standard and a recognition that the integrated engineering enterprise is the future of our industry. Many companies are realizing that past practice of automating individual tasks is nearing the limits of performance improvement and that the next step-change in performance improvement can only be achieved through holistic integration of tools, people and processes.”SmartPlant Enterprise, supported by SmartPlant Foundation, provides advanced design, engineering and project execution functionality, usability and work process improvement into business benefit to cut schedules, boost productivity and increase engineering quality. An Intergraph global industry survey of leading engineering contractors established that the product supported integration of SmartPlant Enterprise can help to immediately reduce CAPEX by up to 1-2%. The benefits of the SmartPlant Enterprise portfolio of products has changed plant design and engineering with breakthroughs in usability, rules-based design, global worksharing, drawing automation, real-time clash detection and operating plant support.About IntergraphIntergraph Corporation (NASDAQ: INGR) is the leading global provider of spatial information management (SIM) software. Security organizations, businesses and governments in more than 60 countries rely on the company’s spatial technology and services to make better and faster operational decisions. Intergraph’s customers organize vast amounts of complex data into understandable visual representations, creating intelligent maps, managing assets, building and operating better plants and ships and protecting critical infrastructure and millions of people around the world. About Burns & McDonnellFounded in 1898, Burns & McDonnell is a full-service engineering, construction, environmental and consulting solutions firm. The company's multi-disciplined staff of more than 2,000 includes engineers, architects, contractors, planners, estimators, economists, technicians and scientists, representing virtually all design disciplines. Burns & McDonnell plans, designs, permits, constructs and manages facilities all over the world with one mission in mind – to make our clients successful. Learn More

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