Bayer Technology Services and Intergraph® signed agreement that lays the foundation for a German Partner Community

The Partner Community Agreement aims to provide a platform for consistent piping standards throughout the future German market using SmartPlant® Reference Data

20 Juni 2012

Intergraph® announces the partnership agreement between Bayer Technology Services GmbH, the technology backbone of the Bayer Group, and Intergraph which forms the basis for a Partner Community in Germany. The goal of the Partner Community is to supply a standardized piping environment for the German chemical process industry for all piping disciplines and to provide consistent piping data on the basis of PAS and EN codes by using a professional management system. This will ensure crucial time savings and improved safety for all partners. Many well-known companies active in the respective industries have shown interest in the project and some of them have agreed to the conditions in principal already.

SmartPlant Reference Data, a pre-configured, best-practice solution enables rapid implementation and materials management. The pre-defined Partner Community database content minimizes the effort required to define items, descriptions and dimensions that satisfy requirements throughout various phases of a project by delivering a comprehensive range of commodity codes used to uniquely describe materials through a project life cycle, while employing sophisticated and exhaustiverules to maintain material descriptions. All piping standards provided are in compliance with EN 13480. Partners can leverage links to all established CAE systems, ranging from SmartPlant 3D, PDS® and PDMS to CADWorx® Plant Professional and SmartPlant Isometrics, while benefiting from smoother collaboration between all project stakeholders.

Manual data transfer between the client, the piping engineer and the construction team almost inevitably involves mistakes, whichcan be costly, time-consuming, and hazardous. SmartPlant Reference Data provides materials libraries at the corporate and project level and enables better standardization and change management. A company may access, via the web, a SmartPlant Reference Data database located at a single location from any other company office around the world. SmartPlant Reference Data enables corporate and project independent material data standardization, especially of bulk material.

Users may organize and reuse data according to international (i.e., ANSI, ISO, DIN) or corporate standards. Interfaces also enable data to be fed into design systems such as Plant Design System (SEBY151/428) with relevant, standardized project data, eliminating duplicated effort. The integration performs the relevant project set-up work in the user-friendly SmartPlant Reference Data environment and then uses this solution as the single point of data entry.

Günter Mauss, Intergraph Process, Power & Marine vice president, said, “With new EN codes and improved, powerful 3D systems on the market, we feel that this agreement comes exactly at the right time. By creating this level of standardization, we are able to provide an environment that offers substantial benefits for all parties involved. Workflows can be streamlined, purchasing costs can be reduced, and there is no need to re-invent the wheel with every project by creating new piping specifications. Intergraph is delighted to work with Bayer Technology Services on this important project.”

Intergraph’s SmartPlant Enterprise offers a powerful portfolio of industry-leading, best-in-class design anddata management solutions, enabling companies in the process, power, and marine industries to capture integrated engineering knowledge at the enterprise level for the competitive advantage needed in today’s and tomorrow’s market. SmartPlant Enterprise’s integrated suite of solutions enable proven productivity gains, improving engineering efficiency by up to 30 percent. This is why the majority of plants built worldwide are designed using Intergraph solutions. SmartPlant Reference Data is the software tool for maintaining catalogue and pipe specifications for SmartPlant 3D, SmartPlant Materials, and other Intergraph solutions.

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 Bayer Technology Services
Bayer Technology Services GmbH is a leading technology company and offers holistic solutions along the entire life cycle of chemical/pharmaceutical plants – from development through engineering and construction to process optimization for existing plants.

The Bayer subsidiary employs some 2,700 experts worldwide at its headquarters in Leverkusen and other German sites, as well as in regional offices in the United States, Mexico, Brazil, Belgium, Russia, the United Arab Emirates, India, the People’s Republic of China and Singapore. The company had sales of approximately EUR 460 million in 2011.

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 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, 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 a wholly owned subsidiary of Intergraph Corporation responsible for the SG&I U.S. federal and classified business.

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

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