Aveva Acquires Best-in-class Instrumentation Engineering Software

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AVEVA Acquires Best-in-Class Instrumentation Engineering Software

CAMBRIDGE, Mar. 30 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ -

    AVEVA today announced the acquisition of iDesignOffice Pty Ltd, a

technology company based in Melbourne, Australia. This acquisition brings

best-in-class instrumentation engineering technology to AVEVA's portfolio,

extending and strengthening it in a key area to consolidate AVEVA's leading

position in plant engineering software for both EPC contractors and Owner


    Instrumentation Design Office (IDO), the software now owned by AVEVA, is

a suite of integrated applications for creating and maintaining

instrumentation engineering data for process plants. IDO will be renamed

AVEVA Instrumentation and will be available standalone or as part of an

integrated suite with other AVEVA products.

    Extensive evaluation by AVEVA identified IDO as one of the most efficient

and cost-effective suites of instrumentation engineering products available

on the market today. Compared to its nearest competitor, its intuitive user

interface is easier to learn and use, enabling highly productive use of its

extensive function set.

    Derek Middlemas, Group Operations Director at AVEVA, commented: "This

technology acquisition enables us to fast-track delivery of greater business

value to our EPC contractor and Owner Operator customers. As a strategic

investment, it demonstrates both the strength of AVEVA's business and our

commitment to delivering ever-increasing value in our product portfolio."

    Garry Hobman, Director of iDesignOffice Pty Ltd said: "We are delighted

to be able to associate our products for this vital aspect of plant

engineering with those of an acknowledged industry leader. This is great news

for our customers who will see opportunities opening up for more closely

integrated project engineering, seamless handover of data, and more efficient

operations support."

    About AVEVA Group plc

    AVEVA is trusted around the world to deliver engineering IT solutions

with strategic value to leading companies in the plant and marine industries.

For further information please visit http://www.aveva.com or


    For further information, please contact:

    Alison Patey, Marketing Communications Manager , AVEVA

    Tel: + 44(0)1223-556653


    Source: AVEVA

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