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IRIS Standards Management

Manage and maintain structured information standards with a web-based, centralized repository

Enabling cross-coalition synergy

Raise operational effectiveness

Streamlining standards allows for more efficient use of resources, enhancing operational effectiveness.

Cut down expenses

The intuitive interface and simplicity of the web-based tool minimises deployment and training costs.

Strengthen interoperability

Managing information standards are essential in ensuring interoperability in military systems between nations.

Key benefits

The key to successful information exchange across the many systems employed across the defense estate, both nationally and internationally, are well-documented and developed standards.

The development and evolution of these standards must be carefully managed in a configuration-controlled environment to ensure that all stakeholders have the same view of the information to be exchanged and the agreed standard is fully compliant with the set of rules that it is based on.

The development of information exchange standards is no longer vested in a single office or organization with the involvement of multiple stakeholders.

As standards evolve, multiple versions may be in circulation at the same time and information managers need a firm understanding of what and where the deltas are to mitigate reductions in operational capability and where mitigation and gateways may need to be put in place.

Part of the IRIS suite, IRIS Standards Management (ISM) is a web-based capability and sits at the heart of the stakeholder community, providing them with a range of online services to access the latest and most relevant standards information. Whether a stakeholder is accessing the system to create/update existing standards information or retrieve information on how a standard should be implemented, they can be assured that the shared, centralized repository contains the most up-to-date information


As a shared, online platform for updates, IRIS Standards Management is a key message management hub.

Online standards management
Interoperability between systems

Ensuring that message standards comply with the given rules is essential to interoperability.

Collaboration with coalitions

With a single repository for all information exchange, IRIS Standards Management enables collaboration.

Effective standards management

Standards organizations can maintain and control standards data effectively by using permissions.

Change impact analysis in advance

With IRIS Standards Management, you can assess likely impacts of changes in standards, before implementation.

Accelerated implementation

Speed up the change release process by sharing proposed or approved changes to all relevant stakeholders.

Key features

IRIS Standards Management (ISM) manages component-based standards such as Message Text Formats (MTFs) in a strict configuration managed system which can incorporate quality and agreement checks in line with the organisation's procedures.

The artefacts produced are distributed from the standards organization to end-user systems such as IRIS Forms which facilitates the loose coupling of information between systems that implement the standard.

Below, we have gathered some of the most important features in IRIS Standards Management. We are also more than happy to give you a live demo of our solution and discuss how your organization could benefit from it.

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