The Open Data Protocol (OData) is a data access protocol built on core protocols like HTTP and commonly accepted methodologies like REST for the web. More information about this open standard is available here.
The business value of OData is enormous in that it provides a fast, simple way to access the information our systems and support interoperability between IT systems within an ecosystem such as between Hexagon PPM's information management solutions and a computerized maintenance management system. Our OData APIs allow third party systems to integrate and access information in our systems to display or incorporate that information within their systems or composite applications. Third party systems with appropriate access privileges can also update information in our systems.
SmartPlant Foundation and the solutions built on this, such as SmartPlant Enterprise for Owner Operators, already benefit a wide range of read-write OData APIs and OAuth 2.0 standard for authentication. Over the coming years, our Smart design tools will similarly support OData APIs.