HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Jan. 24, 2006 – Intergraph Corporation
The implementation included Intergraph’s integrated engineering tools operating in concert with Air Product’s SAP enterprise resource planning system. These tools include SmartPlant Instrumentation powered by Intools ® for instrumentation engineering; SmartPlant P&ID for piping and instrumentation diagram authoring and engineering; PDS ® for 3D detail design; MARIAN for procurement and materials management; third-party Aspen Technology Zyqad process-modeling environment; Air Products legacy document management system and SAP, which precipitated a broad reaching legacy tool replacement effort. Air Products had numerous design, procurement and material tracking tools, which were either consolidated or retired.
“Our goal was to retool engineering work processes and integrate a new set of commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) software to assist us in improving our business productivity for a global competitive advantage,” said Jere Schneck, director of global engineering, Air Products.
“Air Products has implemented SmartPlant Enterprise exactly as it was envisioned,” said Patrick Holcomb, senior vice president, Intergraph Process, Power & Marine. “Intergraph’s integration technology coupled with our leading design tools creates new enterprise architecture capabilities that do not exist elsewhere. We have made a substantial investment in SmartPlant Enterprise to provide our clients with the most advanced technology for cross-discipline, global productivity improvements that give them a global competitive advantage.”
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 www.intergraph.com.
About Air Products
Air Products (NYSE:APD) serves customers in technology, energy, healthcare and industrial markets worldwide with a unique portfolio of products, services and solutions, providing atmospheric gases, process and specialty gases, performance materials and chemical intermediates. Founded in 1940, Air Products has built leading positions in key growth markets such as semiconductor materials, refinery hydrogen, home healthcare services, natural gas liquefaction, and advanced coatings and adhesives. The company is recognized for its innovative culture, operational excellence and commitment to safety and the environment and is listed in the Dow Jones Sustainability and FTSE4Good Indices. The company has annual revenues of $8.1 billion, operations in over 30 countries, and over 20,000 employees around the globe. For more information, visit www.airproducts.com.
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