Intergraph Process, Power & Marine Shipping MARIAN Corporate Control Module Enables Enterprise Functions for Project-centric Businesses

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Nov. 8, 2004 – The Process, Power & Marine division of Intergraph Corporation is shipping the new Corporate Control Module (CCM) for the MARIAN materials, procurement and supply chain management software. Enabling enterprise functions for project businesses, the CCM helps solve the problem of ensuring consistent corporate procurement standards throughout a globally-distributed, multi-project and multi-site project execution environment.

Large projects, such as industrial plant construction, are a high-risk, low-margin business in which sourcing decisions require a high degree of flexibility and autonomy on the project level. These circumstances make it challenging for complex projects to benefit from or contribute to corporate sourcing and standardization efforts. The MARIAN CCM opens the door, for example, for performing enterprise-level procurement in a highly project-centric environment. The CCM ensures all projects are speaking the same procurement and materials management language, enabling projects to retain needed flexibility and independence while easily linking them to enterprise sourcing initiatives.

The first commercial CCM release enables enterprise-wide maintenance and replication of corporate standards such as supplier information, specifications, article numbers and component geometries. The new MARIAN module supports corporate standards and nomenclature across independent projects, even if they are in remote locations without continuous database connection. In cases where different projects have independently created different codes for the same articles, the CCM assigns corporate identifiers to support consistent, centralized procurement.

Intergraph MARIAN Improves Project Risk Management
Intergraph MARIAN ( is a market-leading solution for integrated materials management in plant and marine design, revamp and maintenance projects. The Web-enabled, modular and open MARIAN helps reduce direct material costs, avoid material shortages and delays, lower labor costs in engineering, procurement, logistics and construction–while significantly improving risk management.

MARIAN manages and controls all relevant materials management business processes for the lifecycle of virtually any project, starting with engineering through procurement and tracking and then construction. The solution also offers accurate simulation and planning for construction based on forecast material availability. MARIAN integrates with popular design tools including standard integration with Intergraph PDS and INtools as well as AVEVA PDMS. MARIAN ideally complements existing ERP systems with industry functions and work processes.

Intergraph Process, Power & Marine: Integrating the Engineering Enterprise
Process, Power & Marine ( 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, MARIAN, PDS, INtools 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.

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