T-Systems supports therefore since 2011 under the auspices of the ProSTEP iViP Association a joint development of the CPO, with participation also from BMW, DaimlerChrysler, Dassault Systemes, IBM, Oracle, PTC, SAP, Volkswagen and Siemens PLM. The CPO is a voluntary commitment for all parties. It provides a common understanding on the subject of "openness" as the basis for the development of IT systems and processes in PLM between IT vendors, IT integrators and IT customers. This common understanding was often missing in the past. With the initiative "Code of PLM Openness" T-Systems is able to create more quickly innovation and technological progress integrated into the PLM system environment. The Code of PLM Openness will be further developed further in the future by the participating companies and offers to further market players' the opportunity to cooperate actively.