ISA NEWS RELEASE
Contact: Jennifer Infantino
OAGIS Release 9.2 Featuring ISA95 Business Object Documents Now Generally Available
Research Triangle Park, NC (3 March 2008) - OAGi, the Open Applications Group, announced the general availability of OAGIS Release 9.2. This release of OAGIS is backwardly compatible to OAGIS 9.0 and 9.1, and features the ISA95 Business Object Documents related to production performance and production schedule.
"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."
ISA95 is a multi-part standards effort that defines an abstract model of the enterprise, including manufacturing control functions and business functions, and its information exchange. The standard works to define electronic information exchange between the manufacturing control functions and other enterprise functions including data models and exchange definitions.
"The ISA95 committee is thrilled to have our standards included in the OAGIS 9.2 release," said ISA95 chair Keith Unger. "ISA95 has improved the processes of many users, and we're confident that the OAGIS standard will utilize our work to continue that mission."
OAGIS 9.2 is an enhancement release that includes full support for the UN/CEFACT/ISO Core Components Technical Specification, CCTS 2.01, harmonized Core Components from UN/CEFACT TBG17, many enhancements for manufacturing functionality, and technical improvements to better support Web Services and to make OAGIS easier to use. The standard includes 494 business object documents, 79 Nouns, and one new Verb, the Notify Verb.
OAGi was formed in 1994 as the first post-EDI organization focusing on the improvement of application integration. The group promotes business process interoperability for both inter & intra enterprise business processes and encourages the creation standards to assist organizations in achieving connectivity and multiple-source integration.
For more information about OAGi, or to obtain the free download of OAGIS Release 9.2, visit www.oagi.org. For more information about ISA95, visit www.isa.org/standards.
Founded in 1945, ISA (www.isa.org) is a leading, global, nonprofit organization that is setting the standard for automation by helping over 30,000 worldwide members and other professionals solve difficult technical problems, while enhancing their leadership and personal career capabilities. Based in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, ISA develops standards; certifies industry professionals; provides education and training; publishes books and technical articles; and hosts the largest conference and exhibition for automation professionals in the Western Hemisphere. ISA is the founding sponsor of The Automation Federation (www.automationfederation.org).