Agreement with Informative Graphics Corp. adds new multi-format viewing and markup support capabilitiesHUNTSVILLE, Ala., Jan. 11, 2011 — (PRNewswire) — Intergraph® has released the newest version of its enterprise viewing and markup software solutions, SmartPlant® Markup Plus. SmartPlant Markup Plus enables efficient and cost-effective precision view, markup and related capabilities for the many different types of engineering and business documents used in the process, power and marine facility lifecycle.
Intergraph customers execute fast-tracked projects that often involve multiple parties with numerous locations and various engineering and business document authoring tools. SmartPlant Markup Plus provides these customers with the capability to view, markup and perform related tasks on many different document types, all without the need for the original authoring applications. A major part of this new release includes embedded components developed by Informative Graphics Corp. (IGC), a leading provider of high-quality viewing, annotation, redaction and publishing software since 1990. Further, the embedded IGC components provide an open, XML-based markup format, which will enable powerful new interrogation, searching and linking capabilities.
SmartPlant Markup Plus is bundled with SmartPlant Foundation, the world's most proven, industry-standard engineering information management solution in the process, power, and marine industries. Designed for phased implementation, ISO 15926-compliant SmartPlant Foundation encompasses a plant's design, modifications, upgrades, and refurbishment, effectively managing the evolving facility configuration from front-end engineering design to decommissioning.
"IGC solutions streamline the viewing, markup and collaboration process for documents and projects in many industries," said Gary Heath, IGC president and CEO. "Intergraph's SmartPlant Markup Plus is a perfect complement to our document viewing and markup capabilities and will provide Intergraph customers with tools that will lead to increased performance, as well as savings in both time and money."
Patric Holcomb, Intergraph Process, Power & Marine executive vice president, said, "We are always looking for ways to add value for our customers, and our partnership with IGC will enhance SmartPlant Markup Plus with a better viewing and markup engine for our clients. Intergraph customers can now take advantage of this technology to leverage their workflows in open formats that will increase their productivity and global competitiveness."
SmartPlant Enterprise is an integrated solutions suite that provides full design, construction, materials and engineering data management capabilities needed for the creation, safe operation and maintenance, and capital Project Life Cycle Management (cPLM) of large-scale process, power, marine and offshore projects. The software's intelligent data-centric and rules-based solutions enable users to share data globally, build safety into plants early in the design process, and efficiently construct and manage the engineering design basis throughout the lifecycle of an asset."
The ARC Advisory Group, a leading industry analyst firm, ranked Intergraph No. 1 overall engineering design 3D software and process engineering tools (PET) provider worldwide according to its PET Worldwide Outlook Market Analysis and Forecast through 2013.
About Informative Graphics
Since 1990, Informative Graphics Corporation (IGC) has been a leading developer of commercial software products for viewing, collaboration, and redaction. IGC products, including Redact-It, Net-It and viewing/collaboration/annotation tool Brava, are renowned for their cost-saving value, ease-of-use, features and scalability. The products have been deployed by thousands of corporations, law firms and government entities in the United States and internationally. Headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, IGC maintains offices in the United States and has key distribution partners worldwide. For more information, visit www.infograph.com or follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/IGCsoftware or Facebook at www.facebook.com/InformativeGraphics.
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 to make processes and infrastructure better, safer and smarter. The company'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, operation and data management of plants, ships and offshore facilities. Intergraph SG&I provides geospatially powered solutions to the public safety and security, defense and intelligence, government, transportation, photogrammetry, and utilities and communications industries. Intergraph Government Solutions (IGS) is an independent subsidiary for SG&I's U.S. federal and classified business.
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Eileen Tan, Communications Specialist, Asia-Pacific