IT Openness Certification

Building Trust and Reliability: Certifying IT Openness

Under the patronage of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) the prostep ivip association decided to to take the next level for realizing IT Openness: Accredited Certification of IT Openness. The mature basis for this undertaking is formed by prostep ivip’s unique openness initiative CPO.

At the prostep ivip symposium 2017 Dr. Dietmar Trippner and Michael Hertwirg introduced the concept and the next steps (download the presentation). Before starting the official accreditation of the CPO Certification Program, a pilot certification was just started together with:

  • HCL
  • PTC
  • Siemens PLM
  • Live on stage these companies representatives stated their clear commitment to go even further.

    Additionally, representatives from BMW, Daimler and Volkswagen underlined the need for this step.

    The Code of PLM Openness (CPO) is the foundation for Daimler’s PDM strategy and serves as the basis for the externalization of business objects from all IT applications to a service-oriented middleware. This is a key driver for an IT system landscape with different development speeds and release cycles, whereby the implementation of the Digital Twin, the introduction of model-based Systems Engineering as well as the delivery of IT for Autonomous Driving will be enabled.
    [Dr. Siegmar Haasis, CIO Research and Development Mercedes-Benz Cars, Daimler]

    Volkswagen, like all other automotive OEM’s, has invested highly in its existing IT systems. The migration to new systems – especially for large
    monolithic systems – requires huge efforts and costs. Hence the extreme importance for Volkswagen for the assurance of interoperability, supportability, cost effective maintainability and scalability of the implemented systems.
    [Matthias Keller, Head of PDM, Volkswagen]

    It is planned to offer the accredited certification program from 2018 in. In parallel, to the related measures and as an additional step for leveraging the international acceptance of the CPO certification the related documents will be published as the DIN SPEC 91372 series.

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