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 Operators.

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.”