Implementing ISO 8000


Do you export to Saudi Arabia?

Find out how Vision 2030 will impact your business and discover why KOIOS Master Data can help you meet ISO 22745 and ISO 8000 quickly and efficiently.

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Unsure of the benefits of adopting ISO 22745 and ISO 8000?

Find out how G20 countries and leading manufacturing organisations around the world are looking to save significant costs throughout their entire supply chain – from product selection to purchasing to installation to operation and to long term maintenance.

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Do you need a state of the art Open Technical Dictionary to comply with ISO 22745?

One that contains many of the terms and definitions you require, in multiple languages, and with data provenance.

Then click here to discover how our groundbreaking KOIOS 22745 software can deliver what you need and more.

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Do you need the market leading Technical Specification Converter that complies fully with ISO 8000?

Are you looking to publish your product specifications in accordance with ISO 8000 but not sure what is involved and where to start?

Discover how quickly you can use pre-loaded product properties and values in our KOIOS 8000 software to build your technical specifications and publish them for your customers to evaluate and use.

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Are you looking to understand how QUIPs (quality identifiers) will help customers find your products?

Heard about QUIP but not quite sure what is it and how it works?

Are you looking for guidance on how to register for your QUIP?

Did you know if you sign up to KOIOS we will register your QUIP for you.

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The KOIOS Mission

The KOIOS cloud based online community of manufacturers and distributors will become the leading trusted source of manufacturing product information globally making it much easier for businesses to trade internationally.

By ensuring all product data in the KOIOS repository complies fully with ISO 22745 and ISO 8000, buyers can rest assured that the products they purchase have accurate and complete detailed specifications, where the data sources are well defined, and where language constraints are no more. Manufacturers will increase sales by reaching a large market, and buyers will gain cost-savings and operational efficiency by simplifying how product data is sourced.


Material master data is widely acknowledged to be a major issue in end-user organisations, where multiple millions of dollars are spent worldwide each year in efforts to correct, normalise and enrich data created by the end-user, often originating from documentation provided by an Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contractor in the form of spares part interchange records (SPIR). These documents usually contain no more than a noun to describe the item as part of a bill of material (BoM) of a piece of installed equipment. These SPIR documents are often used as an attachment to a purchase order in the build stage of a project.

Over time, attempts are made by the operations teams to better identify the product and improve the item description in order to purchase replacement parts. The supply chain can consist of a number of players. It starts with the part manufacturer, and may continue via an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) and an EPC in the early stages of a project, as explained above, or in a more mature site may consist simply of a manufacturer and a distributor. The distribution sector has also spends millions of dollars creating data for their sales order processing systems, and websites.

The distributors are also under pressure to produce data for portals such as SAP Ariba, usually in the form of a CIF catalogue. The drawback with this method is that the data is not searchable in the portal. At regular intervals, most corporations embark on material data cleansing projects, usually with disappointing results. There are several reasons why these projects fail to deliver, but one key reason is the failure to specify, as a key deliverable, that the data must meet the international data quality standards of ISO 22745 and ISO 8000.

KOIOS helps organisations adopt ISO 22745 & ISO 8000 to share technical dictionaries and product specifications

What is KOIOS?

KOIOS enables manufacturers, distributors, suppliers and MRO organisations across many industries, including oil & gas, power transmission & distribution, finance and retail, to easily collaborate by searching for, uploading and downloading product quality data, in particular product specifications.

All catalogue items are available in an open, resolvable, machine readable form throughout the product data lifecycle across multiple organisations without language restrictions. By adhering to ISO Standards 22745, 8000 and 15926 all data is guaranteed to be accurate, complete and with known provenance.

KOIOS 22745 Content Engine

KOIOS 22745

 Content engine

An open technical dictionary (OTD) that contains an ever-expanding collection of terms and conditions in multiple languages conforming fully to the requirements of ISO 22745, and where all entries are referenced with the source to affirm data provenance.

KOIOS 22745 Content Engine

KOIOS 15926

Equipment record builder

Upload RTL and Common Data Records into your open technical directory and then build and publish your complete and accurate technical specifications.

KOIOS 22745 Content Engine

KOIOS 8000

Technical specifications converter

Master data software allows manufacturers to transform their technical specification data into ISO 8000 compliant XML files for exchange in multiple languages without loss of meaning, enabling full and unambiguous collaboration across the entire supply chain.

KOIOS 22745 Content Engine

KOIOS 10303

Bill of materials creator

Due for release soon, this product will enable operating and MRO organisations to build maintenance bill of materials for their suppliers to fulfil, based on the criticality of the equipment, maintenance strategy, end user knowledge and location of the facility.

How KOIOS Works

Once published, the open, resolvable, machine readable Product Specifications (ID Guides) can be searched for and downloaded by your prospective customers, existing customers and their MRO partners looking to procure spares and buy additional products, and by distributors looking for new products to enhance their product catalogue. All of which will drive your sales and help maintain strong business relationships.


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