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Intergraph(R) Ranked No. 1 Worldwide 3D Design and Process Engineering Tools (PET) Provider

ARC Advisory Group research reveals value customers derive from SmartPlant(R) Enterprise engineering 3D design and plant life cycle management software

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Feb. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Intergraph(R) has been ranked the No. 1 overall worldwide leader in the engineering design 3D software and Process Engineering Tools (PET) market according to the just-released PET Worldwide Outlook Market Analysis and Forecast through 2013 by the ARC Advisory Group.

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The report provides an in-depth analysis of the worldwide PET market for engineering software used in workflow practices and data management for designing, building, operating and maintaining process plants. The tools and applications covered in the PET study include a large portion of those necessary to manage engineering activities that create or use engineering data throughout the life cycle of a plant.

As the overall PET leader, Intergraph was ranked first in key global regions and process industries as well as functionalities such as 3D engineering design.

"Intergraph offers a large and comprehensive portfolio of products that provide users with a compelling value proposition," said Tom Fiske, Ph.D., senior analyst with ARC Advisory Group and the author of the PET study. "In addition, Intergraph's integrated lifecycle solutions preserve and leverage knowledge re-use through all stages of the asset."

Gerhard Sallinger, Intergraph Process, Power & Marine president, said, "The results of ARC's PET global market study validates why our customers have rapidly adopted SmartPlant Enterprise across 3D design and the other engineering disciplines. They experience a quick return on their investments, increased productivity and streamlined operations resulting in shortened project timelines, all of which gives them a competitive edge that is so important particularly in challenging economic times."

Intergraph's SmartPlant Enterprise offers a powerful portfolio of next-generation, best-in-class plant automation solutions that leverage critical project information and knowledge to improve and automate work processes, from the very early project phases through plant operations and maintenance up to decommissioning. For most projects, SmartPlant Enterprise improves plant engineering efficiency by up to 30 percent.

Over the past two decades, ARC Advisory Group has become the leader in providing in-depth and accurate market intelligence for the industrial automation marketplace. ARC consultants follow technology and industry events on a daily basis and use a five-step approach to conduct market research, providing a solid framework to formulate meaningful strategies for their clients. This approach is proven and is designed specifically to conduct global market research for the industrial automation marketplace.

About ARC Advisory Group

Founded in 1986, ARC Advisory Group has grown to become the Thought Leader in Manufacturing and Supply Chain Solutions. For even your most complex business issues, our analysts have the expert industry knowledge and firsthand experience to help you find the best answer. We focus on simple, yet critical goals: improving your return on assets, operational performance, total cost of ownership, project time-to benefit, and shareholder value.

About Intergraph

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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