Asset management specialist MRO Software has joined the Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards (OASIS), a not-for-profit e-business standards organization. According to MRO, the move underscores its commitment to the development and use of standards-based solutions for asset portfolio management.
OASIS produces standards for security, Web services, XML conformance, business transactions, electronic publishing, topic maps and interoperability within and between marketplaces. OASIS has more than 600 corporate and individual members in 100 countries. OASIS and the United Nations jointly sponsor ebXML, a global framework for e-business data exchange. Current OASIS initiatives include UDDI, CGM Open, LegalXML and PKI. Leading OASIS backers are IBM, PeopleSoft and Microsoft.
MRO software VP Jim Battle said, “We recognize the importance of delivering standards-based solutions that reduces the total cost of application ownership while providing interoperability in our customer’s application environment, without sacrificing competitiveness and business agility. OASIS president Patrick Gannon added, “MRO Software has demonstrated its commitment to open standards for heterogeneous Web services environments by its active involvement as a member of OASIS.” MRO’s flagship product, Maximo, is used by BP, ExxonMobil, ChevronTexaco and others to manage oil country physical assets.
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