Darmstadt, Germany, October 2012 – PROSTEP AG has incorporated the Codex of PLM Openness (CPO) in its product development process. The independent provider of PLM solutions has implemented the requirements formulated in the CPO in its product development as announced in March 2012 and will in the future also support the further development of the codex.
The CPO defines criteria for the openness of IT solutions used in product lifecycle management (PLM). The objective is to ensure that once data is created within a company it can be used throughout the entire product lifecycle.
The criteria for PLM solutions include interoperability for efficient communication, integrability (for the infrastructure) and functional extensibility. Furthermore, interfaces and standards are defined for the data formats and transparency in the architecture stipulated.
The CPO community comprises IT vendors, IT integrators and IT customers. PROSTEP actively supports the further strategic development of the concept of PLM Openness.
"As far as PROSTEP is concerned, the key elements of the CPO have always been an integral part of the company’s strategy. After all, the company was founded by the automotive industry to develop standards and products for open PLM solutions," says Udo Hering, head of product management at PROSTEP AG. "It therefore goes without saying that the requirements formulated in the CPO will now be widely applied to the development of our software products OpenPDM, OpenDXM and PDF Generator 3D."