NIST, Gaithersburg, MD, US
PLM standard data models need to cover different application contexts, depending on specific disciplines, domains, and scenarios involved during the product life cycle. Each application context has its own requirements. A standardization framework (i.e., the content and structure of the standard data model) might be suitable for one context but not for another one.
Engisis helped NIST in identifying the contexts and the requirements for each context. Engisis then defined and applied formal metrics to evaluate relevant standardization frameworks (like PLCS and OASIS). The application of such metrics helps organizations in deciding which standard to select depending on their needs.