HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Feb. 9, 2005 – Intergraph Corporation
Daratech Inc, the Cambridge, Mass., market research and technology assessment firm, presented the market statistics recently at the daratechPLANT 2005 conference in Houston, Texas.
Intergraph’s revenue growth is underscored by a number of business achievements during 2004, including commercial delivery of SmartPlant® 3D, the most advanced plant design environment available. SmartPlant 3D gained a strong foothold during 2004 and adoption of the software steadily continues. More than 30 customers are now using SmartPlant 3D (ppm.intergraph.com/smartplant/3d/). Customers include major, worldwide plant owner/operators, engineering, construction and procurement firms and shipbuilders.
Notable software deliveries in 2004 include SmartPlant Electrical 3.0, SmartPlant Foundation 3.6.2, SmartPlant Review 5.1, SmartSketch® 5.0 and the MARIAN Corporate Control Module. The Intergraph software suite is integrated through SmartPlant Foundation with The Engineering Framework and comprises the SmartPlant Enterprise.
In other business highlights, Intergraph in late 2004 acquired the EYECAD 3D plant design software from Asahi Kasei Engineering, expanding the Process, Power & Marine customer base within Japan and accelerating Japanese localization of the SmartPlant suite. Intergraph announced the transaction Jan. 19.
Intergraph Challenges Competitors to Support Interoperability
Gerhard Sallinger, president, Intergraph Process, Power & Marine, called upon competitors to join with Intergraph to explore ways of working together to improve interoperability and incorporate consistent software data standards to benefit the industry. Sallinger issued the challenge during the daratechPLANT 2005 CEO debate on technology environments.
Charles Foundyller, president and CEO of Daratech Inc., said, “Data incompatibility continues to cost the process manufacturing, power and allied industries billions of dollars yearly in engineering hours, rework and lost productivity. The continuing efforts of vendors, such as Intergraph, to solve the problem of interoperability will ultimately prove beneficial. Notably, Intergraph’s progress during 2004 has matured into the SmartPlant Enterprise concept. In 2005 and beyond, Intergraph’s advances promise to help solve this persistent business problem using an enterprise integration approach.”
Sallinger also said, “Ultimately, industry leadership is about where a company takes its customers by delivering on vision and supplying solutions that meet the needs of the evolving plant owner and engineering firm environments now and in the future. On the business front, it means financial stability, sustained profitability with organic growth and a unified software platform versus debt accumulation, maintenance of mixed platforms and acquisitions of dubious success,” Sallinger said.
Intergraph Process, Power & Marine: Delivering the SmartPlant Enterprise
Process, Power & Marine (ppm.intergraph.com), a division of Intergraph Corporation, helps worldwide clients bring together the people, work processes and advanced software technology to create the SmartPlant Enterprise. The intelligent software and integration of the SmartPlant Enterprise promote profitability, improve operational excellence and manage assets. Innovative SmartPlant technology supports concurrent engineering design, construction and operation for the process manufacturing, power generation, marine oil and gas and commercial shipbuilding markets.
© 2005 Intergraph Corporation. Intergraph and SmartPlant are registered trademarks of Intergraph Corporation. Software and services prices, availability, functions, features and specifications subject to change without notice and are subject to United States export control laws and regulations. This news release contains forward-looking statements regarding future events subject to certain risks and uncertainties of Intergraph Corporation which are discussed in the company’s Form 10K filed with the SEC. Copies available upon request to Shareholder Relations, Intergraph Corporation, Huntsville, Ala. 35894 USA.