At the time of going to press, AVEVA has announced agreements to acquire two businesses - Logimatic's MARS division and ADB Systemer AS' oil & gas business - that bring powerful new capabilities to our information management solutions. We have worked with these businesses for several years and have many customers in common, so we are confident that these acquisitions will deliver measurable benefits to the engineering industries. With the acquisitions scheduled to be finalised this summer, readers can look forward to more details in the next PIPELINE. Meanwhile, I am delighted to welcome the two teams to the growing AVEVA community. On the subject of communities, we have this year launched AVEVA World, a new forum for the global engineering industry. With the increasing integration of engineering technology and the projects it supports, it is clear that AVEVA's user community needs a more integrated approach to sharing insights and ideas. So AVEVA World will begin by hosting three World Summits, to bring together delegates from both shipbuilding and the plant industries. As time progresses, AVEVA World will grow and evolve in ways which will serve the needs and aspirations of all our customers. Truly, we do live in interesting times. Richard Longdon Chief Executive AVEVA Group plc AVEVA PIPELINE | 2010 Issue 2 | Page 3
AVEVA Instrumentation - Delivering on promises We launched AVEVA Instrumentation in June 2009, and the last 12 months have seen this solution warmly welcomed by our customers, proving that the industry has been crying out for a modern solution, in tune with the way engineers carry out their daily duties. Back then, we promised that we would build even more value into the solution over time, to further meet users' needs. This is exactly what we've done. David Gibson Head of Product Strategy for Instrumentation & Electrical Applications, AVEVA Engineering Design or Plant Operations? AVEVA Instrumentation suits both AVEVA Instrumentation has always focused closely on meeting the requirements of engineers - the need for intuitive, simple- to- use solutions that suit their working methods and make their jobs easier. This end- user focus has made AVEVA Instrumentation a hit with both Owner Operators and EPCs, across the full lifecycle of instrument information. Control systems play a vital role in all aspects of modern living, from helping us drive our cars, to safely running large petrochemical complexes and power stations. The largest area of spending in new plants is control and instrumentation, and the largest area of spending for operating plants is the day- to- day management and maintenance of this instrumentation. With an average shutdown cost of $ 8 million, the savings that can be made by properly managing instrumentation and therefore preventing downtime are persuasive, to say the least. Page 4| AVEVA PIPELINE | 2010 Issue 2 AVEVA Instrumentation's workflows and user interfaces have been designed with engineers' working methods in mind. The solution outperforms inflexible, form- driven data entry, which is limited by the underlying database.