For electronic and automated communication, the use of a "common language" - which is understood not only by humans but also by the machine - is absolutely necessary.
eCl@ss is the language of smart manufacturing. eCl@ss classifies and describes products and services - across industries and unambiguously. With more than 44,000 product classes and around 17,000 features, eCl@ss has also gained international acceptance. The continuous development of the standard is ISO-compliant. In this way eCl@ss shows its potential as consensual semantics - and enabler of Industry 4.0.