The ATCA Manageability Tester provides a benchmark for testing IPMCs. The goal of CP-TA is to accelerate mainstream adoption of SIG-governed, open specification- based communications platforms through interoperability testing and certification. By using the ATCA Manageability Tester, a vendor can find and fix the basic interoperability issues at the design stage, thereby reducing the risk of a failure in a live scenario. This simplifies component selection and reduces the overall time to market.