Having KPIs are fine, but if you can’t reliably get them from the generating system to where they are needed, then they quickly lose their value. KPIML is an XML format for exchanging KPI definitions and KPI values in a vendor independent and technology independent format. Building on the widely used MESA B2MML, the MESA KPIML offers vendors and end users a method for exchanging KPIs and for storing KPIs in appropriate data warehouses. The MESA KPIML definitions are open source, royalty free definitions. This session will explain the features and uses of KPIML by one of the authors.