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AspenTech 2008 User Conferences in Houston and Berlin Highlight Best Practices in Operational Excellence from Global Process Manufacturers Using aspenONE


Evonik Degussa, BP, Fluor and Eli Lilly Among the Presenters of 100 Customer Case Studies Across Engineering, Manufacturing and Supply Chain Management

BURLINGTON, Mass., May 07, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- The world's leading process manufacturers in energy, chemicals, engineering & construction, pharmaceuticals and other industries shared their process optimization success stories using aspenONE(TM) at the recent global user conferences of Aspen Technology, Inc. (OTC: AZPN.PK). Nearly 1,000 users, AspenTech business partners and process industry experts attended the conferences in Houston and Berlin. Keynote presentations were delivered by Evonik Degussa, BP and Microsoft. Schlumberger, Eli Lilly, Fluor, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and dozens of other process industry organizations also presented papers during the conferences.

"No other software industry event that I'm aware of creates an opportunity for sharing of best practices across engineering, manufacturing and process information management," said Kai Dadhe, keynote speaker at both the Houston and Berlin conferences from Evonik Degussa, a $14.4 billion global specialty chemicals company. "From my involvement with both events it was apparent that the industry's most forward-thinking manufacturers are gaining tremendous value by applying the latest advances in process optimization solutions to their engineering and operational challenges."

Dozens of customer papers presented during the conferences highlighted how their companies are achieving new levels of operational excellence and more rapid return on investment through:

-- Model-based approaches to integrating engineering with manufacturing operations

-- Best practices for reducing energy consumption and carbon footprint

-- Better use of operating data to guide effective performance management decisions

-- Economic evaluation of capital and operating expenses based on process modification

-- Collaborative engineering solutions to enable global project execution

-- Use of new IT technologies such as virtualization to accelerate speed of enterprise deployment

In addition, AspenTech engineering and manufacturing product experts highlighted new developments and enhancements in the company's flagship aspenONE solution, designed to deliver enhanced ease of use for end users, simplify IT and management for enterprise deployments, and provide deeper levels of process integration across engineering and manufacturing operations.

"It's exciting and inspiring to see the AspenTech community share experiences and successes in support of the common goal of enhanced operational excellence," said Blair Wheeler, Senior Vice President of Marketing, AspenTech. "AspenTech user conferences are highly popular thanks to our customer contributions, which promote sharing of new findings, while establishing an open network of information resources that many customers tap into throughout the year as they foster new relationships both within and outside of their industry segments."

AspenTech's Asia-Pacific (APAC) region will host its user conferences throughout Asia and Australia later this month. For more information on attending an AspenTech APAC user conference, visit

About AspenTech

AspenTech is a leading provider of award-winning process optimization software and services. AspenTech's integrated aspenONE solutions enable manufacturers to reduce costs, increase capacity, and optimize operational performance end-to-end throughout the engineering, plant operations, and supply chain management processes. For more information, visit

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