Intergraph Signs Member to SmartPlant Alliance Program

SmartPlant Open Platform to be Integrated with Artesys Document Management Solution

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Sept. 22, 2005 – Intergraph Corporation today announced a new member of the SmartPlant® Alliance program, which allows integration of in-house, third party or commercial applications with the Intergraph SmartPlant Enterprise. Under the agreement, Artesys International will develop an integration adapter for its OPIDIS document management solution and SmartPlant Foundation, the engineering information management and integration hub of the SmartPlant Enterprise.

Integration between the two solutions will facilitate a more efficient handover process of information between engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractors and plant owner/operators who use SmartPlant Foundation and OPIDIS to manage technical documents and data. Seamless handover eliminates manual data re-entry and errors associated with it, offering high-integrity engineering information to owner/operators for use in operations and maintenance.

"Both owner/operators and third-party technology providers such as Artesys see the productivity benefits that integration between SmartPlant Enterprise solutions and other applications provide," said Patrick Holcomb, senior vice president of business development for the Intergraph Process, Power & Marine division. "Through the SmartPlant Alliance program, Intergraph offers our customers an end-to-end solution for designing, building, operating and maintaining process and power plants, offshore rigs and ships.

"This alliance is of strategic importance to Intergraph and Artesys, and it offers both companies new opportunities in the markets we serve,” Holcomb added. “Our customers will benefit from this integration by enhancing owner/operators’ ability to quickly gather key information for operations and maintenance decision-making when it matters most."

Daniel Coquelin, chief executive officer of Artesys, said: "The SmartPlant Enterprise is an open platform, which allows Artesys to integrate our application into those provided by Intergraph and third parties. The SmartPlant Enterprise is the key to our interoperability strategy and a main driver for our business. Artesys is pleased to be a member of the SmartPlant Alliance program, and we believe through the integrated SmartPlant Foundation-OPIDIS solution and others in the future, we can better serve our customers."

For more details about the SmartPlant Alliance program, visit or call Intergraph at 1-800-260-0246.


About Intergraph

Intergraph 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. For more information, visit

About Artesys International

Artesys International has acquired, since its creation in 1994, an expertise in the sectors of site operation and maintenance in major industrial sites, mainly in the petrochemicals, chemistry, pharmaceutical and energy industries. This expertise is aimed at optimizing the management of the technical data and documents helpful for the people in charge of the site operation and maintenance, by proposing software solutions based on the OPIDIS product line. For more information, visit and

© 2005 Intergraph Corporation. All rights reserved. Intergraph, the Intergraph logo, and SmartPlant are trademarks or registered trademarks of Intergraph Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and in other countries. Other brands and product names are trademarks of their respective owners. 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.


Lebron Miles, Corporate Communications Manager


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