Invensys Operations Management Acquires Spiral Software

Invensys Operations Management Acquires Spiral Software 
Company Extends Refinery-Wide Optimization Offerings With New
Planning, Scheduling and Crude Management Software 
HOUSTON, TX -- (Marketwire) -- 10/15/12 --   Invensys Operations
Management, a global provider of technology systems, software
solutions and consulting services to the manufacturing and
infrastructure operations industries, today announced that it has
acquired Spiral Software, a privately held company headquartered in
Cambridge, the United Kingdom.  
Founded in 1998, Spiral Software provides integrated solutions
ranging from crude assay management to refinery supply chain
optimization, enabling clients to make the best possible choices in
trading and refining crude oil. Spiral's industry-leading crude oil
knowledge management tools help companies track the quality of
feedstocks and predict their refining behaviour. Fully-integrated
refinery planning and scheduling help optimize production plans based
on real-time crude demand and market pricing, as well as the
refinery's own capacity and supply chain constraints.  
"Acquiring Spiral Software strengthens our leadership position in the
hydrocarbon processing industry and reinforces our commitment to
helping our HPI customers optimize all aspects of their business
operations," said Mike Caliel, president and chief executive officer,
Invensys Operations Management. "Spiral software further extends our
refinery optimization solutions in support of our global installed
base and gives us the most comprehensive portfolio in the refining
and petrochemical industries. By continuing to expand our portfolio,
we are well positioned to compete on global pursuits in these strong
and growing markets." 
"This acquisition complements our existing refinery-wide optimization
strategy and leverages our SimSci-Esscor modeling and optimization
offerings for the hydrocarbon processing industry," said Ravi
Gopinath, president of Invensys Operations Management's software
business. "Spiral Software provides the only integrated
refining-industry solution designed from the ground up, bringing
together feedstock data management, planning and scheduling. This
means that our SimSci-Esscor offerings will now fully support and
optimize the entire refi
ning value chain, from crude trading to
supply-chain distribution, including lifecycle modeling from design
to start up to performance optimization. With this acquisition, we
are able to offer the only full-span optimization solution on the
market today, one that will help our customers reap cost savings and
margin improvements that could total millions of dollars each year." 
Spiral Software's crude oil knowledge-management tools provide
accurate and timely crude oil information across an enterprise, from
ranking crude oils in trading to optimizing refinery processes and
maximizing reliability. Spiral Software's planning and scheduling
solution provides a collaborative, multi-user environment for sharing
common data and models across all supply chain work processes.
Planning activities, such as crude purchasing and product sales, can
now be flexed continuously with the production schedule, reacting to
market and operating conditions. In parallel, scheduling decisions
can be made with an understanding of their commercial impact while
avoiding boxed-in scenarios. Its integrated risk-analysis feature
enables users to look across many different planning and scheduling
scenarios, helping refiners understand their exposure to changes in
feedstock costs, product demand and refinery operations. 
"Combined with Invensys Operations Management's existing refinery
optimization offerings, our capabilities in feedstock data management
and refinery supply chain optimization will allow us to provide a
unique, end-to-end solution across the full oil sector value chain,"
said Matthew Webster, chief executive officer, Spiral Software.
"Together, our next-generation tools will enable companies to make
the best business decisions using real-time market and operational
"Our customers will continue to work with the same strong Spiral
Software team and continue to receive the same exceptional products
and service, now backed by a company with global capabilities and an
excellent worldwide reputation for providing industry-leading
software and solutions to the oil sector." 
The business will continue to be managed by Spiral Software's
existing executive team, adding employees to Invensys operations in
the United Kingdom and North America. 
About Invensys Operations Management
 Invensys Operations Management,
a division of Invensys, is a leading provider of automation and
information technology, system
s, software solutions, services and
consulting to the global manufacturing and infrastructure industries.
Headquartered in Houston, Texas, its solutions are used by more than
40,000 clients around the world in more than 200,000 plants and
Invensys Operations Management's offerings are delivered under
several prominent industry brands, including Avantis, Eurotherm,
Foxboro, IMServ, InFusion, SimSci-Esscor, Skelta, Triconex and
Wonderware. The company's approximately 9,000 employees and its
global partner, Ecosystem, integrate these products and services to
help clients collaborate across systems and enterprises in real time,
extracting critical data to make faster and better decisions; and
synchronize their operations from the plant floor to the executive
offices, aligning production goals with business objectives. To learn
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