The Power of Standardisation Across Global Industries

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The trading industry has evolved to such a level where a person can make business deals with someone who’s from the other side of the globe. It’s amazing how today’s technology enables people to connect and interact with one another without the need to meet face to face.

Not only has modern technology paved the way for worldwide communication, but it has also provided a significant contribution to how both the business and corporate world function and progress.

Much progress is seen across different industries all over the world because they follow specific sets of standards to ensure that there are excellent quality and consistent overall performance of every product and services sold and offered. Both excellence and consistency are essential in keeping customers and consumers satisfied with what they spend their money.

What is ISO 20022 Migration?

The first ISO Standard was created and released in 1987. Every 6 to 7 years, this systematic group of international standards were updated and revised to keep up with constant demands of time. But by November of next year, a set of rules specified for financial institutions such as banks or corporations will be migrated to a new system, and this process will be known as the ISO 20022 migration. This migration will catapult the transfer of data and set standards across different financial and bank payment systems to the ISO 20022 platform.

This transfer ensures that the movement from the grandfathered schemes to the new one will not affect the quality, content and integrity of information stored. The said migration is essential to the development and improvement of international trade, banking, and foreign exchange.

Standards are created to have baseline information on what and how something is supposed to work. Without setting standards, chaos may arise – and that would impede progress.

Standard Ruling

ISO Certified. ISO compliant. These terms or phrases are things that most people see on various products sold everywhere. But what does it truly mean? ISO is not an acronym; it is derived from the term “isos”, which means “equal”. So, when one mentions the ISO standard, it practically means “equal standards”.

But what are the equal standards being referred to in this phrase? IOS, or the International Organisation for Standardisation, is a non-governmental institution responsible for the creation of set standards or ISO standards that evaluates every product or service produced, manufactured and offered by various businesses, corporations and service providers.

The Process of ISO Standardisation

So to what specific products or services do these standards apply and how is it done? The answer to this question is quite simple: it’s for every single item that humans use daily. In the process, each country appoints an IOS representative, and each representative has to come up with ideas or set of rules to follow for equal standardisation.

Examples of such regulations or standards can be based on the way a product or item is made, or what materials are to be used in making them. These individuals are also assigned to check and inspect how each product is assembled, produced and distributed. These tasks are done to make sure it serves its purpose, and the quality is maintained throughout. Apart from the assurance of quality, IOS personnel ensures that there will always be room for improvement, which means every item or service can be improved through the use of advanced technology and updated software that can develop better programs or systems.