Consumer goods companies have short engineering life cycles, moving ideas to market very quickly. This can mean mere months for time to market by aligning multi-million dollar machines, plants, and overall work processes to meet changing customer needs and expectations. With Intergraph solutions, the consumer goods industry can better design their plants, more effectively manage their plant data, and make their materials management processes more efficient.
SmartPlant® Foundation provides the application integration hub to the SmartPlant Enterprise. Core data exchange services between participatory tools (Intergraph and others) ensure that data is shared between disciplines in a timely manner, and therefore is consistent throughout a project, eliminating costly and time-consuming errors.
Revisions and versions are the nature of engineering. SmartPlant Foundation provides engineering-oriented document management functions that enhance accessibility of information, management of change, and decision support.
Records management and transmittals are a critical part of the contracting world. SmartPlant Foundation provides both internal and external transmittals capabilities with audit trailing and approval routing.
Configuration control and change impact analysis are requirements for managing large, complex projects. SmartPlant Foundation relationship management technologies ensure that the design, licensing, and operating basis is maintained and supports the fabrication, regulatory, and maintenance requirements.
Providing a task automation, routing, delivery, and execution system that overarches the individual tools is a significant contributor to companies that are seeking to improve quality and productivity through work practice control and standardization. SmartPlant Foundation provides tools to design, develop, execute, and audit structured workflow processes.
Many O/Os are deploying standardized handover practices to ensure smooth startup and transition into operations. EPCs see it as a business differentiator to add value to their project execution portfolio. In either case, SmartPlant Foundation is the market-leading data and document handover system.
Global projects require global collaboration. Information exchanges, decision support, and remote collaboration. SmartPlant Foundation Web Portal provides access to information to project partners around the globe without the need for any of the source application tools on the desktop.
Any capital project generates a mass of different formats of documents, drawings, 3D models, and databases. SmartPlant Markup Plus provided with SmartPlant Foundation supports more than 150 file formats, including Intergraph's 3D model-streaming technology.
Mechanical completion, commissioning, and startup are the most hectic and costly phases of any capital project. Ensuring the handover team knows the state and status of the asset is an important functionality provided by SmartPlant® Foundation Mechanical Completions.