494 BODs (business object documents) in OAGIS Release 9.2

Standard better supports Web services and makes OAGIS simpler to use; get free download.


OAGi, the Open Applications Group, has announced the general availability of OAGIS Release 9.2, which features ISA95 Business Object Documents (BODs) related to production performance and production scheduling. is backwardly compatible with OAGIS 9.0 and 9.1. A free download is available from the OAGi Website .

Release 9.2 is an enhancement release that includes support for UN/CEFACT/ISO Core Components Technical Specification, CCTS 2.01, harmonized Core Components from UN/CEFACT TBG17, many enhancements for manufacturing functionality, and technical

"Our OAGi members really drive the direction of the standard," said OAGi CEO David Connelly. "And they have told us that ISA95 is very important to them, so we are pleased to be able to partner with ISA to deliver these new BODs as part of OAGIS 9.2." Said ISA95 chair Keith Unger, "The ISA95 committee is thrilled to have our standards included in the OAGIS 9.2 release."

A multipart standards effort, ISA95 defines an abstract model of the enterprise, including manufacturing control and business functions, and its information exchange. The standard defines electronic information exchange between manufacturing control functions and other enterprise functions, including data models and exchange definitions.

Formed in 1994, OAGi promotes business process interoperability for inter- and intra-enterprise business processes and encourages the creation of standards to assist organizations
in achieving connectivity and multiple-source integration.

For more information on OAGi, see " 5 industrial groups establish OpenO&M ."

— Edited Renee Robbins, senior editor
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