Integration of SmartPlant and MAXIMO to Help Improve Lifecycle Asset Management
WASHINGTON, July 19, 2004 – The Process, Power & Marine division of Intergraph Corporation
The companies announced the agreement and are demonstrating initial integration capabilities at MRO World 2004, which continues here through Wednesday.
MRO Software’s MAXIMO strategic asset management solution and the Intergraph SmartPlant suite of engineering software will be integrated through the Intergraph SmartPlant Foundation information and workflow management software and the MRO Software Engineering Data Management Adapter, using the Microsoft BizTalk Server 2004 commercial middleware. SmartPlant Foundation provides strategic integration among SmartPlant as well as other applications and enables enterprise access to engineering information. The integration of MAXIMO and SmartPlant applications enable synchronization, change management and immediate availability of plant configuration and engineering information during daily operation and maintenance. For capital projects, this integration ensures that accurate asset engineering information is available to plant maintenance managers at handover.
Complementary Solutions Address Industry Drivers
Russ Novak, director of research, ARC Advisory Group, said, “To fully realize the potential value-add of an asset management initiative, such programs should be implemented at the time of the initial creation of the asset. The MRO and Intergraph strategy is a noteworthy signal to industry because maintenance management and engineering vendors are working together to improve transfer of information from design into operations and maintenance. Such an early adopter approach will potentially provide maximum returns to plant owner/operators over the entire lifecycle.”
Vice President of Industry Marketing, Johan Arts, MRO Software, said, “The collaboration between Intergraph and MRO Software brings significant value to the industries that we support. Asset-intensive industries such as oil and gas, power generation, chemicals and pharmaceuticals all recognize both MAXIMO and SmartPlant as some of the most technologically advanced software for plant operations and capital projects engineering. With both companies working together under the new alliance, our clients will realize significant opportunities for cost reduction through intelligent asset management.”
Ben Eazzetta, executive vice president and chief operating officer, Intergraph Process, Power & Marine, said, “Plant owners are increasingly challenged to improve production of aging assets. Innovation is required. Because engineering and maintenance are traditionally separate, the lack of integration means poor optimization of maintenance planning and potentially expensive mistakes. The innovative integration proposed by MRO Software and Intergraph brings the specific functionality required to integrate these critical work processes and reduce lifecycle costs.”
Process, Power & Marine: Integrating the Engineering Enterprise
Intergraph Process, Power & Marine (ppm.intergraph.com) is a provider of intelligent software and services enabling companies to integrate engineering information to promote profitability, improve operational excellence and safety and manage assets. The company helps clients bring together the people, work processes and advanced technology to create the global engineering enterprise. Built on a quarter century of experience, Process, Power & Marine supplies innovative lifecycle solutions for concurrent engineering design, construction and operation. Serving the process manufacturing, power generation, marine oil and gas and commercial shipbuilding markets, Process, Power & Marine is a division of Intergraph Corporation and is headquartered in Huntsville, Alabama, USA.
Copyright 2004 Intergraph Corporation. Intergraph and SmartPlant are registered trademarks of Intergraph Corporation. 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.