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Intergraph Process, Power & Offshore Supplies eMARIAN Materials Management Software to JGC Corporation; Integrates with JGC Worldwide EPC Network.

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International Process & Power 2002


JGC Corporation of Japan has signed a contract to purchase eMARIAN(TM) materials management software and services from the Process, Power & Offshore division of Intergraph Corporation (Nasdaq:INGR). The contract covers software and services for installation and systems integration of the eMARIAN Web-enabled modules for Bulk Material Life Cycle Library and Engineering & Procurement Integration. JGC plans to deploy and integrate eMARIAN with its proprietary procurement management system at its World Operations Center in Yokohama. The company will use eMARIAN in the hydrocarbon sector for jointly executing projects with global suppliers to meet or exceed client specifications for equipment and materials.

The sale to JGC is the second major MARIAN ( transaction this year in Japan.

Company officials made the announcement at International Process & Power 2002, where some 400 Intergraph customers from more than 50 countries are participating in a variety of events. The conference continues here through Thursday.

Flexibility for Using JGC Commodity Codes

Deputy General Manager, Engineering Division, JGC Corp., Kazuyoshi Obata, said, "After extensive evaluation of several materials and procurement management solutions, JGC selected eMARIAN because of its functionality and particularly its flexibility for using our own commodity codes and best practices. Due to the interface between JGC's existing systems and eMARIAN, JGC expects to compress schedules, eliminate materials surplus and execute our material processes globally. The integrated systems are expected to bring significant cost savings and an improvement in risk management."

Kevin Stanley, vice president, Asia Pacific business unit, Intergraph Process, Power & Offshore, Sydney, Australia, said, "Intergraph envisions practical benefit for JGC's worldwide operations network as eMARIAN helps to provide a global material standard and manages close relationships with project teams around the world."

Web-enabled eMARIAN Modules Reduce Procurement Costs

The Bulk Material Life Cycle Library provides both corporate and project level materials libraries, enables materials revision and change management and rapid estimates for new project bids. The Library helps reduce costs through material data standardization and re-use, especially for bulk material such as piping.

The Engineering & Procurement Integration Module translates engineering requirements to procurement deliverables including automatically generated bills of materials and requisitions. The module shows status of any item and reduces surplus materials and delays due to shortage.

eMARIAN: Enabling Global Procurement

The Web-enabled eMARIAN ( is an integrated life cycle materials and procurement management solution for engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) firms and owner/operators in the process manufacturing, power generation and allied industries. eMARIAN allows companies to globally converge systems and work processes and enables true worldwide e-Procurement on an enterprise or project level.

Integrating the entire materials management process horizontally across all corporate functions, eMARIAN helps increase business competitiveness and enables industry specific business process re-engineering. Cost savings achievable with eMARIAN comprise up to three percent of total installed costs for typical international lump sum turnkey projects. eMARIAN helps increase competitiveness by reducing project bid time and man-hours as well as controlling total project costs.

eMARIAN handles materials standardization, bills of material and requisitions, procurement and supply chain functions, fabrication tracking and site tasks including simulation, warehousing and disposition. The solution allows customers to share materials data with design and business systems, clients, contractors and suppliers. The standard eMARIAN integrates with and complements business systems, including those from SAP, J. D. Edwards and Oracle.

About JGC

JGC Corporation ( is a leading, internationally recognized contractor, providing total engineering, procurement and construction capabilities. Throughout its history of almost 75 years, JGC has executed in more than 20,000 projects, the majority on a lump-sum turnkey basis, for a wide range of industries including oil and gas production, petroleum refining, gas processing and petrochemicals in more than 50 countries. JGC is headquartered in Yokohama, Japan.

About Intergraph Process, Power & Offshore

With more than 23 years' industry experience, Intergraph Process, Power & Offshore enables customers to create, capture and manage plant information as a strategic asset by providing integrated life cycle solutions for the engineering, design, construction and operation of process and power plants as well as offshore oil and gas facilities. Flagship brands include the SmartPlant(R) and PDS(TM) (Plant Design System) suites and the SmartPlant Foundation lifecycle engineering information management solutions. Intergraph Process, Power & Offshore ( is the acknowledged global leader in the plant creation market (Source: Daratech Inc.). A division of Intergraph Corporation, Process, Power & Offshore is headquartered in Huntsville, Ala. USA, employs more than 800 people and does business in more than 60 countries.

Intergraph Corporation common stock trades on The Nasdaq Stock Market under the symbol: INGR.

Intergraph and the Intergraph logo are registered trademarks and MARIAN and eMARIAN are trademarks of Intergraph Corporation. Other brands and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners. (c)2002 Intergraph Corporation.

Software prices, availability, functions, features and specifications subject to change without notice. Any prices quoted are in United States dollars and subject to applicable taxes and international currency exchange rates. This news release contains forward-looking statements regarding future events that are subject to risks and uncertainties. Certain risks and uncertainties of Intergraph Corporation are discussed in the company's Form 10K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Copies are available without charge upon written request to Shareholder Relations, Intergraph Corporation, Huntsville, Ala. 35894.

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