Technical User Forum (TUF) groups allow users to interact with peers globally, engage with developers and share best practices
HUNTSVILLE, Ala., March 27, 2014 – Intergraph® Process, Power & Marine, the world’s leading provider of enterprise engineering software for the design, construction and operation of plants, ships and offshore facilities, announced today that its Technical User Forum (TUF) groups have surpassed the 10,000-member milestone. Intergraph’s TUF groups provide an online peer-to-peer discussion forum for year-round global networking between users of Intergraph software, allowing them to share expertise, knowledge and best practices as well as interact with Intergraph product owners.
Current official groups include:
Smart™ 3D (incorporates SmartPlant® 3D / SmartMarine® 3D)
The TUF groups have consistently achieved month-over-month growth in membership since Intergraph began tabulating group statistics in January 2012. Total TUF group membership recently surpassed 10,000 with the largest group, Smart 3D, currently exceeding 2,200 members.
Patrick Holcomb, Intergraph Process, Power & Marine’s executive vice president of global business development and marketing, said, “Most of our membership has come from word of mouth, so growing from zero to over 10,000 user-group members in a few years is a tremendous statement about what users think of the new online user forums. Intergraph TUF groups provide a channel for users of PP&M’s innovative solutions to network with peers globally and stay abreast of technical and commercial updates. We continue to receive great feedback and see growth in active discussions among group members. We look forward to expanding these forums for the benefit of Intergraph client members and our employees.”
Intergraph PPM TUF groups were created to allow users of Intergraph solutions to interact and share information with each other and product owners globally, regionally and 24/7. Online engagement benefits regional TUF chairpersons by helping them organize local user meetings, while global chairpersons can organize global TUF group meetings, collect input for meeting agendas and receive feedback from technical users.
Intergraph PP&M will host TUF group meetings on Sunday, June 1, 2014, prior to the start of HxGN LIVE 2014, Hexagon’s annual international users’ conference, at the MGM Grand Resort in Las Vegas, Nev., June 2-5. All TUF group meetings will be at the MGM Grand Convention Center and are free to attend. Registration and information for HxGN LIVE can be found at www.hxgnlive.com.
The ARC Advisory Group, a leading industry analyst firm, ranked Intergraph as the No. 1 overall worldwide provider of engineering design tools for plant design according to its global market research study, “Engineering Design Tools for Plants and Infrastructure: Market Analysis and Forecast Through 2017.”
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Intergraph Process, Power & Marine (PP&M) is the world’s leading provider of enterprise engineering software enabling smarter design and operation of plants, ships and offshore facilities. Intergraph Security, Government & Infrastructure (SG&I) is the leader in smart solutions for emergency response, utilities, transportation and other global challenges. For more information, visit www.intergraph.com.
Intergraph is part of Hexagon (Nordic exchange: HEXA B; www.hexagon.com), a leading global provider of design, measurement, and visualization technologies that enable customers to design, measure and position objects, and process and present data.