Intergraph® Releases Validation, Transformation and Loading 2012

Productized version of data handover solution serves as engine for transitioning engineering data from multiple sources to a handover target

06 Juni 2012

Intergraph has released Validation, Transformation and Loading (VTL) 2012, a comprehensive SmartPlant® Enterprise solution capable of managing data import from multiple sources. This productized version of VTL, based on a SmartPlant Enterprise for Owner Operators (SPO) template solution already in production use in several large offshore projects in the North Sea and oil sands projects in Canada, has evolved into a quick and easily configurable, scalable tool to streamline data handover for new projects or data take-on from brownfield revamps. The result is faster and successful project implementation.

VTL 2012, with its highly configurable workflows, solves the business requirements of Intergraph customers by ensuring data integrity, validation and transfer between two end points of a business process. It is markedly superior to competitors’ existing offerings because of its pre-configured end-to-end work processes. It also has a robust validation engine to achieve specific preciseness of data, and is standardized on industry-leading SmartPlant Foundation architecture and database.

VTL 2012 is a data take-on and handover application that handle large volumes of structured data, perform quality control against configurable business rules and load transformed data to a target system. It serves as an engine for the approval and transitioning of data from multiple sources to a target.

The productized version of Intergraph’s popular SPO VTL solutionware features pre-configured registers to help make project implementation easier and faster. A register is a list or input format that is a structured way of handing over information, typically deliverables from engineering, procurement and construction companies. VTL 2012 reads the registers in terms of an input and validates the inside of those register rows against a set of business rules. VTL 2012 reduces capital expenditures by improving the quality and integrity of engineering deliverables, which can reduce handover costs by as much as 40 percent and facilitates the tracking of key performance indicators dealing with data quality and delivery from contractors and vendors.

Patrick Holcomb, Intergraph Process, Power & Marine executive vice president of global business development and marketing, said, “Our valued customers are impressed by the design and usability of VTL 2012. This product builds upon Intergraph’s industry-leading technology and ensures high-quality data at the target system, resulting in reduced engineering and operations costs.”

The ARC Advisory Group, a leading industry analyst firm, ranked Intergraph the 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 2015.”

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 to make processes and infrastructure better, safer and smarter. The company’s software and services empower customers to build and operate more efficient plants andships, 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,including ERDAS technologies, 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.

Intergraph is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hexagon AB (Nordic exchange: HEXA B). For more information, visit

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