Data blend: OAGIS collaborates with ISA, WBF Working Group

ISA has announced that OAGIS will build ISA-95 based Business Object Documents in collaboration with the ISA-95 Standards Committee on Enterprise-Control Integration and WBF's XML Working Group. The goal of these documents is to ensure that no matter which standard a user implements, the standards interoperate.<br/>


Research Triangle Park, NCISA has announced that OAGIS will build ISA-95 based Business Object Documents in collaboration with the ISA-95 Standards Committee on Enterprise-Control Integration and WBF's XML Working Group. The goal of these documents is to ensure that no matter which standard a user implements, the standards interoperate.
According to David Connelly, CEO of the Open Applications Group, "We've been listening to customers' needs for years, and the ISA-95 content is very important to all of the manufacturing end users I have spoken with. Our work to create these documents brings real solutions to the end user."
The decision, which stems from a OpenO&M Initiative . The initiative is a venture of ISA, MIMOSA, OAGi, OPC, and WBF to support development of business process models for data exchange between manufacturing operations management and business support systems.
The Open Applications Group, a not-for-profit open standards development organization, is building a standard called Open Applications Group Integration Specification (OAGIS) to cover data exchange requirements for business systems and applications, including manufacturing and operations management systems. The Open Applications Group board of directors voted earlier this year to express the work of the ISA-95 Working Group in OAGIS, providing users an XML solution based on the popular standard.
"The documents that will come from our collaboration with ISA and WBF will be the industry guidelines that customers need," said Gary Sullivan of iBASEt. "Harmonizing standards is important work, and the industry will benefit from this ongoing collaboration."
With the new initiative, ISA-95 remains the foundation for the documents, with OAGIS and B2MML sharing each other's extensions and collaborating on the standards. OAGi and WBF will sign a Memorandum of Understanding; ISA and WBF will be invited to join the OAGi Partner Council when it is formed, and OAGi will have a representative on the ISA-95 committee.
"ISA95 has contributed significant data exchange content and models supporting the manufacturing industry," said ISA director of Standards Services T.S. “Chip” Lee. "Since our standard has historically been used in process manufacturing, and the OAGIS standard is typically used in discrete manufacturing, our collaboration enables the further development of both standards. WBF's XML Working Group's Business to Manufacturing Markup Language (B2MML) completes the package for the end user."
WBF's XMLWorking Group recently released V0400 of B2MML.The enhancements in this version of the documentation include support for ISA95 Part 5 transactions, OAGIS messages, and UN/CEFACT core components, while maintaining backward compatibility to V0300.
This February news item provides links to all the organizations and related articles, providing more background about its importance:

Agreement: ISA, OAGi cooperate on data model standards

Control Engineering News Desk
( Register here and scroll down to select your choice of eNewsletters free .)

No comments
The Engineers' Choice Awards highlight some of the best new control, instrumentation and automation products as chosen by...
Each year, a panel of Control Engineering editors and industry expert judges select the System Integrator of the Year Award winners.
Control Engineering Leaders Under 40 identifies and gives recognition to young engineers who...
Learn more about methods used to ensure that the integration between the safety system and the process control...
Adding industrial toughness and reliability to Ethernet eGuide
Technological advances like multiple-in-multiple-out (MIMO) transmitting and receiving
Big plans for small nuclear reactors: Simpler, safer control designs; Smarter manufacturing; Industrial cloud; Mobile HMI; Controls convergence
Virtualization advice: 4 ways splitting servers can help manufacturing; Efficient motion controls; Fill the brain drain; Learn from the HART Plant of the Year
Two sides to process safety: Combining human and technical factors in your program; Preparing HMI graphics for migrations; Mechatronics and safety; Engineers' Choice Awards
The Ask Control Engineering blog covers all aspects of automation, including motors, drives, sensors, motion control, machine control, and embedded systems.
Join this ongoing discussion of machine guarding topics, including solutions assessments, regulatory compliance, gap analysis...
News and comments from Control Engineering process industries editor, Peter Welander.
IMS Research, recently acquired by IHS Inc., is a leading independent supplier of market research and consultancy to the global electronics industry.
This is a blog from the trenches – written by engineers who are implementing and upgrading control systems every day across every industry.
Anthony Baker is a fictitious aggregation of experts from Callisto Integration, providing manufacturing consulting and systems integration.
Integrator Guide

Integrator Guide

Search the online Automation Integrator Guide

Create New Listing

Visit the System Integrators page to view past winners of Control Engineering's System Integrator of the Year Award and learn how to enter the competition. You will also find more information on system integrators and Control System Integrators Association.

Case Study Database

Case Study Database

Get more exposure for your case study by uploading it to the Control Engineering case study database, where end-users can identify relevant solutions and explore what the experts are doing to effectively implement a variety of technology and productivity related projects.

These case studies provide examples of how knowledgeable solution providers have used technology, processes and people to create effective and successful implementations in real-world situations. Case studies can be completed by filling out a simple online form where you can outline the project title, abstract, and full story in 1500 words or less; upload photos, videos and a logo.

Click here to visit the Case Study Database and upload your case study.