The Smart Battery System Implementers Forum (SBS-IF) has been creating, promoting, and supporting open standards for smart battery systems for more than a decade (since the mid-1990s).

SBS-IF specifications, which include those for the popular System Management Bus (SMBus), are widely adopted in the industry.

The SBS-IF is now part of the System Management Interface Forum (SMIF), Inc., a non-profit industry group incorporated in Texas.