Intergraph SmartPlant Enterprise version 3.8 Obtained "Powered by SAP NetWeaver" qualification » read source
Intergraph SmartPlant Enterprise for Owner Operators version 3.8, a preconfigured engineering automation environment for plant operators, has gained "Powered by SAP NetWeaver" qualification from SAP AG. The SAP Integration and Certification Center has certified that SmartPlant Enterprise for Owner Operators properly integrates with the SAP NetWeaver Exchange Infrastructure (SAP NetWeaver XI) component of the SAP NetWeaver platform to exchange critical data with instances of the SAP Business Suite family of solutions and is integrated successfully with business functions exposed through the SAP NetWeaver Portal.
SmartPlant Enterprise for Owner Operators will deliver preconfigured, best practice work processes for plant operators. Plant Engineering Management of Change will be an important business package within the SmartPlant Enterprise for Owner Operators solutions, facilitating the tracking of changes from the initial recommendation through the plant engineering review and approval process to final implementation, providing a complete audit trail.
SmartPlant Enterprise used with SAP Service and Asset Management (through integration with SAP ERP Release 6.0) helps ensure synchronization between the plant engineering and plant maintenance environments employing best-practice plant management of change-work processes. SmartPlant Enterprise for Owner Operators exploits the power of the SAP NetWeaver platform to help ensure data synchronization and interoperability between Intergraph's plant engineering automation suite and the enterprise asset management capabilities of the SAP Service and Asset Management.
The SmartPlant Enterprise for Owner Operators solutions are scheduled to be released in phases beginning in Q4 2007. The initial plant software release will include business packages covering Management of Change, Plant Maintenance browser, Plant Engineering browser, Plant Breakdown Structure and Tag Management, Document Management and Conceptual Engineering.
SAP NetWeaver unifies integration technologies into a single platform and is pre-integrated with business applications, enabling change and reducing the need for custom integration. The SAP NetWeaver platform powers the SAP Business Suite family of applications, SAP xApps packaged composite applications, and solutions such as SmartPlant Enterprise for Owner Operators from Intergraph.
"Interoperability requires openness, which is why the achievement of Powered by SAP NetWeaver status of SmartPlant Enterprise for Owner Operators is an important milestone for Intergraph," said Patrick Holcomb, executive vice president, Intergraph Process, Power & Marine. "This solution addresses the fundamental need for owner operators to achieve ongoing consistency between the ever-changing engineering design basis of a plant, and the critical plant operations management systems like those that use SAP applications. SmartPlant Enterprise for Owner Operators will help make this process more transparent and easier to perform, while providing a complete audit trail."
An extensive range of business packages for optimizing plant efficiency is envisioned to follow, including:
For the operating plant:
- Plant Engineering Assistant
- Engineering Assistant for Plant Maintenance
- Engineering Assistant for Reliability
- Engineering Assistant for Plant Operations Management
- Engineering Assistant for Plant Safety
- Brownfield/Greenfield data exchange, collection, transformation and loading
For capital projects:
- Management of Change (Projects)
- Management of Non-conformities/Waivers
- Technical Queries
- Interface Management
- Risk Management
- Completions and Start-up