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ISO 15926 Benefits for Software Vendors and Service Providers

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Contents

  1. Abstract
  2. Access to Data Trivial
  3. Market for Niche Applications
  4. Easier Software Interoperation

Abstract

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Access to Data Trivial

When calculations for plant operations require detailed knowledge of existing plant equipment or plant operations history, a major barrier is data input. When there is no standard for accessing information, or for storing it, software developers will have to spend considerable resources developing a means to do so. As well, customers will have to spend considerable resources providing the information in a manner that the software can handle.

All this means that the threshold for this kind of software is quite high.

But if an Owner/Operator exposed its plant configuration with an ISO 15926 façade, pulling information into the software would be trivial.

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Market for Niche Applications

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Easier Software Interoperation

The software industry is as open to acquisition and consolidation as any other industry. When two software organizations consider joining forces, a major consideration is the effort required to make their respective offerings interoperable.

But if all plant software is ISO 15926-compliant, interoperability becomes a non-issue.


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