HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Nov. 5, 2009 – Intergraph® has acquired the SIGRAPH® business unit from Technische Computer Systeme Sussen GmbH (TCS), a leading computer-aided engineering and document management system (CAE/DMS) vendor headquartered in Sussen, Germany. The acquisition includes SIGRAPH.CAE®, an innovative software application for electrical and process control engineering with a significant market presence in the global oil and gas, metals and power industries.
The strategic acquisition will further strengthen Intergraph’s SmartPlant Enterprise suite through additional detailed electrical and control system design and deliverables capabilities. SmartPlant Enterprise is an integrated solution suite that provides full design, construction, materials and engineering data management capabilities needed for the creation, safe operation and maintenance of large-scale process, power, marine and offshore projects. The software’s capital Project Life Cycle Management (cPLM) also enables a smoother data handover for EPCs to owner operators and for owner operators to more easily maintain, refurbish or modify their plants. Intergraph remains committed to providing the process, power and marine industry with the broadest suite of engineering solutions on the marketplace today to the benefit of both EPCs and owner operators.
SIGRAPH customers will benefit from Intergraph’s large research, development and global support teams specializing in engineering solutions. SIGRAPH clients will also receive uninterrupted support, maintenance, and software upgrades as part of their maintenance agreement with Intergraph. Existing SmartPlant Enterprise clients will benefit from SIGRAPH’s extended scope and additional functionality as Intergraph continually enhances integration and migration of the SIGRAPH solution into the SmartPlant Enterprise solution. The combination of SIGRAPH with SmartPlant Enterprise will lead to an improvement in the wiring, cabling and detailed design functions across the engineering and schematics solution.
Both EPCs and owner operators will benefit from having additional details on wiring schematics for trouble shooting and maintenance projects. The instrumentation and electrical deliverables are a key component of the plant operational document set, comprising approximately 50 percent of the documentation that owners use and maintain for operation of the plant.
“The SIGRAPH business unit acquisition advances our mission to provide electrical and schematics engineering software solutions to our customers and target markets around the world,” said R. Halsey Wise, Intergraph chairman, president and CEO. “The SIGRAPH software suite provides our Process, Power & Marine division with complementary electrical engineering technologies and expertise that will allow Intergraph to better serve and provide additional value to our global customer base. We remain committed to the advancement of the SIGRAPH software and believe its customers will benefit from Intergraph’s global product development and support capabilities. This transaction illustrates our continued commitment to invest in our product portfolio and the future growth of our company.”
For more information about the SIGRAPH acquisition, please visit www.intergraph.com/ppm/sigraph.aspx.
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Since 1981, TCS Sussen GmbH has been focused on universal IT-CAE/DMS business solutions for the process and discrete industries. Headquartered in Süssen, Germany, TCS is a CAE/DMS technology company for Electrical Engineering Solutions (EES). With 100 employees located in Sussen and Kolkata, India (with its subsidiary company, AMB CIE Ltd.), TCS offers its solutions on an international basis with more than 3,000 software licenses in the market.
Intergraph is the leading global provider of engineering and geospatial software that enables customers to visualize complex data. Businesses and governments in more than 60 countries rely on Intergraph’s industry-specific software to organize vast amounts of data into understandable visual representations and actionable intelligence. Intergraph’s software and services empower customers to build and operate more efficient plants and ships, create intelligent maps, and protect critical infrastructure and millions of people around the world.
Intergraph operates through two divisions: Process, Power & Marine (PP&M) and Security, Government & Infrastructure (SG&I). Intergraph PP&M provides enterprise engineering software for the design, construction and operation of plants, ships and offshore facilities. Intergraph SG&I provides geospatially-powered solutions to the defense and intelligence, public safety and security, government, transportation, photogrammetry, utilities, and communications industries. For more information, visit www.intergraph.com.
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