SAP-qualified automation environment software

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.

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.

SmartPlant Enterprise for Owner Operators exploits the power of the SAP NetWeaver platform to help ensure data synchronisation and interoperability between Intergraph’s industry-leading plant engineering automation suite and the enterprise asset management capabilities of the SAP Service and Asset Management.

SmartPlant Enterprise used with SAP Service and Asset Management (through integration with SAP ERP Release 6.0) helps ensure synchronisation between the plant engineering and plant maintenance environments employing best-practice plant management of change-work processes.

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.

Users will work seamlessly between SmartPlant Enterprise tools from Intergraph and SAP Service and Asset Management via a role-based instance of the SAP NetWeaver Portal. As-built changes will be automatically synchronised between SAP Service and Asset Management and SmartPlant Enterprise.

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.

An extensive range of business packages for optimizing plant efficiency is envisioned to follow.