The new OCS version 1.8  is especially dedicated to a new feature for remote services.
This will allow third party applications to get data from OCS instances (total number of collected statement of support and per country).

OCS 1.8 can be also downloaded under the format of a virtual image, so that it can be easily tested, by clicking on the following link:
https://joinup.ec.europa.eu/site/ocs/ocs_1_8_0_preview-vm.zip