There are many valid reasons for buying plant design and engineering software, and most companies probably share similar drivers for doing so:
- Code industry requirements and standards
- Clients needs/requirements
- Reduce project time
- Reduce mistakes
- Improve quality
- Increased efficiencies
None of these are bad reasons, and in fact these, and probably many other reasons, should be considered when looking for the ideal solution. The thing is that complying with this list would more than likely ensure that one does not get the solution that will best meet one's needs. In fact this list is so generic that all it will make sure of is that what one purchases is no worse than what anyone else has purchased. Every company's needs are unique and it is important that the unique challenges that drive a business are what buyers should focus on.
In this article of Hydrocarbon Engineering magazine, Vornel Walker, VP marketing at Intergraph CADWorx & Analysis Solutions discusses the best approach to selecting plant software.
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