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 standardised on industry-leading SmartPlant Foundation architecture and database.
VTL 2012 is a data take-on and handover application that handles 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 productised 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% 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 number one overall engineering design 3D software and process engineering tools (PET) provider worldwide according to its ‘PET Worldwide Outlook Market Analysis and Forecast through 2015’.