Intergraph® Introduces SmartPlant® Enterprise Virtual Training

Remote self-study format enhances training flexibility, global workshare and accelerates project implementation

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., April 15, 2008 – Intergraph® has introduced SmartPlant® Enterprise Virtual Training, a remote self-study instructional program that will enhance training flexibility and accelerate project implementation.

SmartPlant Enterprise Virtual Training (SPVT) is a comprehensive program of online, in-depth training courses that enable an unlimited number of engineers at multiple locations anywhere in the world to be trained at their own pace whenever and wherever they choose. Offering the convenience of training at home or office, these instructor-led desktop courses are designed to help SmartPlant Enterprise 3D plant engineering design and data management software users further develop valuable skills and learn in an intuitive, innovative self-study format. Instruction is engineering workflow-driven instead of the typical command-centered format.

"Fluor Corporation believes that how well designers and engineers are trained affects their efficiency and willingness to accept the work process changes that the effective use of the SmartPlant 3D plant design software demands. The basis for Fluor’s Next Generation Learning Strategy was to design a process that was both efficient and effective in supporting these principles. We determined early on that in addition to our learning environment that teaches Fluor work processes, we needed a method to teach the SmartPlant 3D core product more effectively than the traditional classroom courses. We believe the SmartPlant Enterprise Virtual Training (SPVT) provides Fluor the variability and flexibility we need to effectively transition our work force to SmartPlant 3D," said Mike Pye, director of Project Automation.

"The need for our growing SmartPlant customer base to quickly train SmartPlant 3D plant design software users to implement and scale projects has led us to develop this innovative approach to training," said Patrick Holcomb, Intergraph Process, Power & Marine executive vice president, global business development. "SmartPlant Virtual Training will provide new levels of flexibility and enable customers to achieve higher productivity, anywhere in the world, now faster and cheaper than ever before."

This format is developed for engineering firms that desire faster or quicker implementations and is not limited to the number of Intergraph training facilities or available instructors. A virtual course can also serve as an introduction to a topic prior to traditional training or as a "how-to" refresher for someone who has already had the instructor-led training. Each course gives one individual an Internet login to the lessons available in one course. The lessons can be referenced as often as requested during the 12-month access period.

SPVT offers the following client benefits:

  • Accelerated learning - quickly train large numbers of users with the ability to scale up or down to meet project demands
  • Reduced training costs - eliminate travel expenses with less time away from existing projects
  • Global workshare - provides consistent training across the world to global workshare engineering teams
  • Increased efficiency - share best practices and consistent methodologies; ensure everyone receives approved training
  • Improved flexibility - self-study at your own pace; take up to 12 months to master the material from your home or office, day or night

For more information about SPVT courses, visit http://www.intergraph.com/ppm/virtualtraining/default.aspx

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About Intergraph

Intergraph Corp. 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.


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