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Bayer AG, Germany

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Case Study Bayer AG Digitalizes P&IDs and 3D Models with Hexagon Solutions Identifying Goals Bayer is one of the largest global life science companies, consisting of three divisions: Pharmaceuticals, Consumer Health and Crop Science. This case study discusses how, using Hexagon solutions, Bayer standardized engineering and operations data management and digitized its P&IDs in a quick, efficient manner with high quality deliverables. Bayer has a wide network of locations and facilities all over the world. Most of these facilities had different legacy engineering solutions, and the work was often executed in a siloed manner. This had a negative effect on efficiency and the quality of project execution, as a lot of time was spent verifying documentation and updating data to the correct formats. "It is important for us to execute projects quickly and efficiently, while improving time to market," said Albert Becker, Head of CAE & BIM Support at Bayer Engineering & Technology. "If we do not have reliable asset documentation in a standardized and digital format at the beginning of the project, we have to invest a lot of valuable time to prepare the data for operations. Because of these challenges, Bayer started a digitalization project to introduce standardized tools to be used across sites and teams for creating, editing and managing P&IDs and 3D models. The project's goal was to migrate the P&IDs from the legacy systems into a centrally managed new solution, ensuring compliance with Bayer's generic and site-specific requirements and all industry standards. The project had a tight schedule and budget and had to include all essential drawings and documentation. In addition, engineering and operations would no longer be managed separately from one another, but in a common world with a project area and an as-build area. This is to ensure that the technical documentation will be up to date and trustworthy at all times. Bayer AG, Germany Key Facts: Company: Bayer AG Website: Description: Bayer is a life science company with over 150 years of history and core competencies in health and agriculture. The Bayer Group consists of three divisions: Pharmaceuticals, Consumer Health and Crop Science. Employees: 100,000+ Industry: Life sciences Country: Germany Products Used: • Intergraph Smart ® P&ID • Intergraph Smart 3D Key Benefits • Increased efficiency in plant operations by improving the quality of the technical plant documentation • Improved time-to-market and increased efficiency in project execution as current, uniform and trustworthy technical inventory data is now available for project teams • Data-centric and standardized database for setting up a digital factory

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