SDA Update: Collaboration Reduces Cost, Time, Risk

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Intergraph Smart Digital Asset | Collaboration Module (SDA Collaboration) is the first product to be released in our new Intergraph Smart Digital Asset (SDA) Information Management (IM) suite.

About two years ago, a major owner operator engaged us to build a collaboration system that can be used on capital projects. Around the same time, Intergraph PP&M began work on a new vision for our IM portfolio. We delivered a Proof of Concept about a year ago, and made the decision to begin development of our new product.

We invested heavily in the development of SDA Core and SDA Collaboration and have incorporated a lot of valuable feedback we received from owner operators and EPC's along the way. Later this year, we’ll offer SDA Collaboration as commercial product, initially as a cloud-only product; on premise deployment will become available in 2018.

For those of you attending HxGN LIVE 2017 June 13-16 at The Venetian in Las Vegas, you will have the opportunity to be hands-on with SDA and hear a lot more about the product and our vision for the future of the SDA Suite. Also, look for our product launch event Wednesday at 8:00 a.m.!

SDA Collaboration addresses the need for projects to have effective communication and collaboration through the secure exchange of information deliverables between project stakeholders. It provides web-based, secure, data-centric collaboration between stakeholders wherever they are to reduce cycle times, costs, and risks while improving quality in projects. SDA Collaboration provides for the project-wide, web-based submission, validation, distribution, and review of data and document deliverables. 

A data-centric “digital twin” of the facility built up from data and document submissions can be viewed and navigated to locate relevant data and documentation in context. Electronic transmittals, workflows, distribution rules, and subscriptions ensure the correct and consistent review of deliverables with auditable traceability. SDA Collaboration reduces the cost and time associated with locating the right information, ensures critical information is subject to appropriate scrutiny, and reduces the time needed for review. In turn, this reduces project costs, time to completion, and risks.

Ready for more? Look for our next SDA update! In our next blog, we’ll talk about how SDA Collaboration is different from other systems and how we’re adopting the Capital Facilities Information Handover Specification (CFIHOS – pronounced “see-foss”) in SDA.  

Read our previous SDA Update blog here.