Open standards and common data formats help systems to avoid having the adapter convert to and from every application format. Systems using this method provide a service that does the transformation between different applications and systems. For technology enablers, Open standards helps to lower total costs and increase return on investments.
Enabling interoperability, Open standards supports usage of existing resources and upgrading of new systems with vendor neutrality - interconnecting different components as one large system using variety of technologies. The aggregation of subsystems that cooperate to deliver a whole open-platform functionality has been the focus.