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ASD Global Joins Intergraph SmartPlant Alliance Program

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 27, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ASD Global, the industry leader in software solutions for Front End Loading (FEL), Front End Engineering Design (FEED), early stage Detail Design, and project Construction planning, joins Intergraph's SmartPlant® Alliance, interfacing its products—OptiPlant, Pipe Router, and Pipe Support Optimizer with Intergraph Smart™ 3D—providing an integrated solution for reducing costs and increasing productivity for Owner/Operators (O/Os) and EPCs in process, offshore, shipbuilding, and metals and mining industries.

Smart 3D users can leverage OptiPlant's unique capabilities much earlier in projects, obtaining cost and schedule estimates earlier, reducing overall design, engineering, and construction costs, and bringing projects in on-time and under budget, all by "designing in" the lowest overall lifecycle operating costs and being able to visualize what those costs will be very early in the project. Project execution is significantly improved, and the optimized results translate into improved productivity for Operations and Maintenance (O&M) of new or upgraded facilities.

"We are very pleased to be an Intergraph SmartPlant Alliance Partner," Sonali Singh, president, ASD Global, stated. "ASD's commitment is to provide open software solutions to our customers where data is re-usable. We are excited to be working with Intergraph to allow our common users opportunities to reduce engineering design schedules and engineering re-work."

Patrick Holcomb, Intergraph Process, Power, & Marine executive vice-president of global business development and marketing, said, "We are pleased to welcome ASD Global to the SmartPlant Alliance and to offer our customers new and innovative solutions that improve their productivity and competitive edge. This alliance will significantly shorten the engineering cycle, and provide earlier and more accurate cost and time estimates, enabling our joint customers to execute projects faster and with less risk."

About Intergraph

Intergraph helps the world work smarter. The company's software and solutions improve the lives of millions of people through better facilities, safer communities and more reliable operations. Intergraph Process, Power & Marine (PP&M) is the world's leading provider of enterprise engineering software enabling smarter design and operation of plants, ships and offshore facilities. Intergraph Security, Government & Infrastructure (SG&I) is the leader in smart solutions for emergency response, utilities, transportation and other global challenges. For more information, visit www.intergraph.com.

Intergraph is part of Hexagon (Nasdaq Stockholm: HEXA B; hexagon.com), a leading global provider of information technologies that drive productivity and quality across industrial and geospatial applications.

About ASD Global

Advanced Software Design (ASD) Inc. offers a wide range of solutions and services for Process, Power, and Offshore users globally. ASD provides knowledge based engineering software solutions and related services for the Front End Loading (FEL), Front End Engineering Design (FEED), Detail Design, and Construction phases of any industrial plant project.

CONTACT: Intergraph Jerry Felts Communications Manager, PP&M +1.256.730.3074 jerry.felts@intergraph.com ASD Global Headquarters: 1371 Oakland Blvd, Suite 100 Walnut Creek, CA 94596 Tel: (+1) 925-975-0694 Fax: (+1) 925-975-0696 Web: www.asdglobal.com Email: admin@asdglobal.comSource: ASD Global