The information platform uses XML and B2MML
technologies to structure a new set of performance measurement exchange message schemas (PM-XML).
B2MML extends XML to set up a grammar, a message structure, for manufacturing data and how manufacturing and business systems communicate.
B2MML labels the data elements in each of these models.
The adoption of B2MML
to integrate manufacturing applications is very important," commented Craig Resnick, Research Director, ARC Advisory Group.
By using standard B2MML
(Business-To-Manufacturing Markup Language) messages, customers can automatically download production schedule and bill-of-material (BOM) information to plant systems, obtain real-time views of actual production order status including alerts and receive real-time feedback of actual material consumptions for accurate report-as-finished journals.
AgileConnect utilizes the best commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) products to facilitate interoperability projects that leverage today's emerging standards such as ISA-95, B2MML
, OAGIS, and OPC Unified Architecture.
Education was a strong by-line this year with ISA and World Batch Forum (WBF) chipping in to host heavily attended "hands-on" S95 and B2MML
Wonderware's certified enterprise integration application leverages SAP's NetWeaver Exchange Infrastructure (XI) and open plant system integration capabilities from Wonderware to create a standard B2MML
XML implementation of the ISA-95 standard.
The software also supports industry standards such as WBF B2MML
and ISA-95, and enhancements have been added to the built-in event-handling feature.
The open B2MML
standard, and the fact that key players like SAP and Wonderware now fully back it by product developments, is the key to move from custom-made integration to affordable B2M interoperability.
The design philosophy of Wonderware's Enterprise Application Integration offering leverages several technologies: the standards defined by ISA 95 Part 1,2 for manufacturing to enterprise integration; WBF (World Batch Forum) B2MML
standards for document and messaging exchange; Invensys' innovative ArchestrA software architecture for integrating virtually any plant system; Microsoft's .