HUNTSVILLE, Ala., May 4, 2005 – Intergraph Corporation
The new version of PDS offers enhanced SmartPlant 3D migration support, improved third-party product integration including popular laser scanning packages as well as other advances aimed at increasing productivity and preserving customer investment in the software. Intergraph continues to devote substantial resources to the flagship product and is committed to supporting PDS consistent with future market demands.
PDS Productivity Offers Competitive Advantage
Gerhard Sallinger, president, Intergraph Process, Power & Marine, said, “The superior productivity from PDS is a significant competitive advantage for clients in itself. Our commitment to PDS, combined with large investments in SmartPlant 3D, the next-generation 3D plant design solution, gives clients a unique flexibility and business advantage. All the fundamental design features and engineering capabilities that PDS customers benefit from today are included in SmartPlant 3D but the best is that PDS customers can migrate to SmartPlant 3D when ever they are ready. This is the prime differentiator for Intergraph and something no other vendor can offer.”
Sallinger also noted that the value of PDS is underscored by Intergraph’s performance and recent competitive wins. Intergraph Process, Power & Marine divisional revenue was $38.7 million ( U. S.), an increase of 17.2 percent from the first quarter of the prior year , as reported April 27 in the company’s first quarter 2005 results. PDS contributed substantially to divisional results and PDS revenue was up more than 12 percent over first quarter 2004.
The division cites more than 30 new PDS customers including account conversions from competing software over the last several months and more than 130 new projects using PDS started year-to-date throughout the world. The new PDS customers represent diverse industries including offshore and onshore oil and gas, ship outfitting, chemicals, pulp and paper, metals and mining as well as pharmaceuticals.
About Intergraph PDS
The Intergraph Plant Design System (www.intergraph.com/pds) is the world’s leading engineering design software for the process manufacturing, electrical power generation, on- and offshore petroleum and ship outfitting industries. It is used worldwide on projects ranging from revamping smaller plants to designing multi-billion dollar offshore platforms. PDS enables concurrent multi-discipline engineering and worksharing, improved design coordination, fewer errors and increased productivity. Specification-driven design eliminates field rework and accurate material takeoffs cut procurement costs. Extensive reference data included with PDS speeds creation of models and schematics. PDS is integrated with other Intergraph software that supports plant life cycle engineering, design, operations and maintenance tasks.
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, PDS 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.