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AVEVA World Magazine 2013 #2

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AVEVA Everything3D What's new with the Future of Plant Design The end of last year was a very exciting time for everyone at AVEVA as we completed the launch of our new plant design product, AVEVA Everything3D™ (AVEVA E3D™). At the 2012 AVEVA World Summit in Paris, AVEVA E3D took centre stage, but behind the scenes we were also introducing our new project to develop mobile applications for plant design. It was here that we shared the first previews of our research prototype, which allows for the visualisation of AVEVA E3D models. But why are we directing our efforts towards developing mobile applications? AVEVA recognises the following important industry changes: - Mobile applications are being used for business to business requirements The consumer market has produced millions of apps but very few business to business apps; this will change with the advent of the next generation of tablet using Windows 8. - Project complexity means more staff are mobile and in different time zones The trend is towards more subcontractors and more diverse joint ventures. - Decision making must be streamlined Under these more diverse engineering environments the process of decision making must not hinder project progress. - Business processes must adapt to new opportunities Mobile technologies provide an opportunity to reassess the current business processes and investigate new options. - New engineers expect higher levels of availability and interactivity from their applications Great user experience, easy-to-use systems and powerful functionality are all cornerstones of the new wave of mobile applications. The feedback from everyone in Paris was very positive and further consultations with many of our customers soon set us on the right path to turn this prototype into a real product. Since then our development team has been working tirelessly to realise the vision of mobile apps which support the process of plant design. So here is a sneak preview from behind the scenes to see what has been happening. Future of Plant Design Our new project team has been operational for over six months and has made excellent progress towards completing the product. Our close partnership with Microsoft has helped to provide more insight into the technologies and developments behind Windows 8, which is our chosen platform for application developments at this stage. Windows 8 provides a robust platform for developing our new mobile application. We are focusing this new application on the design leaders and management team who are not always available in the design office, but who are key decision makers and active members of the review and approval teams across the design. We have concentrated on a number of key areas in order to help them drive designs forward and streamline the approval process. Live access Important feedback from our customers includes the desire to be able to see and interact with the live design model, not a static snapshot. Engineers need to see the latest available information and its current known status. Access to the live information helps a multi-disciplinary and multi-regional team work off the same understanding of the design progress. AVEVA World Magazine 2013 | Issue 2

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