The Communications Platforms Trade Association (CPTA) was launched to drive a mainstream market for interoperable communications platforms by solving interoperability issues that are not currently addressed by the existing specifications in the communications platforms industry. This white paper discusses how the CP-TA community plans to address interoperability issues in the manageability domain. It includes an overview of CP-TA and its objectives, describes the test configuration to be used by the CP-TA community and the relationship between the different documents and the tools to be released by the CP-TA. This white paper also details the certification process to be followed in CP-TA and discusses the future direction of CP-TA.