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Enterprise Integration Standards

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The following are a number of Key Enterprise Integration Standards. This list is not meant to be exhaustive, but rather to describe some of the more important standards, and to direct the reader to additional information on each. The Standards are presented alphabetically, according to the Standards body responsible for writing and maintaining these standards.

For more a more detaild list of Enterprise Integration standard see The Engineering Work Book, which lists several thousand Enterprise Integration standards from the USA and abroad. In keeping with the PERA structure, the Engneering Work Book Standards are organized according to the Discipline (Role) responsible for implementing that standard. For Enterprise Integration, the main Discipline Groups (Roles) are: 770-Control Systems, 780-Industrial Computing (including MES), and 790-Industrial Telecom.

APICS - American Production and Inventory Control Society
is a "not-for-profit" membership group serving industry with supply chain and operations management educational and reference materials as well as courses and workshops.

CEN is the European Committee for Standardization, located in Brussels. - US Department of Energy Cyber Security Strategy

Knowledge Based Systems Inc.
In December 1993, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) released IDEF O as a standard for Function Modeling. This was later extended with standardsIDEF 1 to IDEF 10, but was withdrawn in 2002. IDEF 0 to IDEF 5 is now supported by Knowledge Based Systems Inc. Read more about KBSI corporate history to understand development of IDEF.

  • IDEF Structured Systems Analysis Diagrams.
    • IDEF 3 - Process Modelling
    • IDEF 4 - Object Oriented Design
    • IDEF 5 - Ontology Description

    IEC - International Electrotechnical Commission

    ISA - The Instrumentation, Systems and Automation Society

    ISO - International Standards Organization

    MESA - Manufacturing Execution Systems Association.
    MESA is a World-leading organization for industrial IT systems above Control Systems and below Corporate IT, including Site Maintenance Management, Production Scheduling and other site MES system. MESA develops standards and manages a large set of development projects including OPC UA (see below).

    MIMOSA - Machinery Information Management Open Systems Alliance
    MIMOSA is a non-profit industry association, focused on enabling solutions leveraging supplier neutral, open standards, to establish an interoperable industrial ecosystem for Commercial Off The Shelf (COTS) solutions. Standards include:

    NAMUR is a membership-only organization of users of automation in process industries. NAMUR Standards include:

    OAG Open Applications Group
    is a non-profit consortium focusing on best practices and process-based XML content for eBusiness and Application Integration. OAG projects include:

    OMG Object Management Group
    is an international, open membership, non-profit computer industry standards consortium dedicated to setting vendor-neutral software standards, and enabling distributed enterprise-wide interoperability. OMG standards include:

    OPC Foundation is a cooperative industry body that develops royalty-free electronic business standards for trading partners within the Global Energy Industry. This includes data acquisition and transport standards. </li>

    PIDX International is an industry body that develops royalty-free electronic business standards for trading partners with the Global Energy Industry.

    PIP Process Industry Practices
    is an initiative of CII the Construction Industry Institute, and the University of Texas at Austin. PIP provides standards which are "harmonized" from engineering company standards in multiple disciplines including:

    Profibus & Profinet International provides standards and testing for Profibus hardware and software including the PROFIBUS Industrial Data Highway Standard.

    STEP STandard for Exchange of Product Data
    This standard is achieving wide international acceptance and isrequired on large US government projects, however it has been largely superceded in process industries by ISO 15926 .

    XML EXtensible Markup Language
    XML is the universal format for structured documents on the web.
    XML is a subset of SGML which was developed by IBM. XML was issued by the W3C Consortium in 1998. It is has received rapid acceptance at all levels in the enterprise architecture for exchanging information between applications. It is also the basis for many related standards. including BPMN and B2MML
  • TIA / EIA Telecommunications Industry Association / Electronic Industries Association

    Frequently Asked Questions

    FAQs about Enterprise Integration Standards and Models.

    General Standards References

    Tech Street Industry Standards PageThis site is a professional-style listing and archive of many standards. They even provide a video about how to use their online standards. They will even send a notice that standards you purchased have changed. Tech Street is not limited to enterprise integration standards and addresses a huge set of standards bodies from around the world.

    Computers and Comunication Standards and Cross References page is a good standards resource with a target audience of IT and telecommunications professionals (Disciplines 780 and 784). It includes links to many relevant standards homepages.

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