In days gone by FMEA was a paper exercise, but as computers became common place in businesses, and products became more complex, companies started to utilise software, such as MS Excel.   Times have moved on, and as products and process have become even more technically advanced, and the costs associated with failure has increased exponentially, then MS Excel is no longer considered an adequate software solution for FMEA, or for visualising complex failure scenarios. In addition to this, the recent introduction of the AIAG VDA FMEA Handbook in 2019 has exacerbated this!   Here at we know how important it is to have the correct tools for the job. This why we use, and would like to provide you with a market leading risk management software tools; APIS IQ-Software.   This software product can handle different types of FMEA (Design, Process, MSR, DRBFM...), can support your team with other failure avoidance tasks, such as Functional Safety (ISO 26262/IEC 61508) and FMEDA, but can also track actions or support the DVP&R activity.

APIS IQ-Software

The IQ-Software (IQ = Integrated Quality) is a pioneering software product range that was originally developed in Germany in late 1980’s.  This software application is PC based, so can be installed as a single standalone licence (local), or can be a licence that can be accessed via a company network (floating). Recent developments allow network licences to be temporarily checked out (NLX licences). The information can be exported, so that anyone can view it with an internet browser, or in PDF etc.

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The IQ-Software displays the data entered, when applying 7-Step approach of the 2019 AIAG VDA methodology, in a clear, user friendly and intuitive visual manner. Different views of the data (editors) can be combined to support the understanding. Efficient administration is easy, as you can simply drag & drop, copy & paste, and link information like no other risk management software on the market!

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The IQ-Software is a visual tool that has varying levels of functionality starting with IQ-FMEA, which focuses on FMEA. With IQ-RM (RM=Risk Management) you can integrate the FMEA with Control Plans & Process Flow diagrams. Both IQ-FMEA and IQ-RM can support Functional Safety with the Pro version (ISO 26262 & IEC 61508).
Network licences can be accessed by a specified number users imultaneously (limit is 255 concurrent users). Software licences can be purchased as a one-off payment (perpetual), or can be leased (min. 3 months).

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The IQ-Software is very powerful tool, and works in accordance with the 2019 methodology! The information that you enter for FMEA produces Statistic Analysis, plus the Control Plans & Process Flow Diagrams, but also supports variants in a simple way. The possibilities are wide ranging; and too much to mention here!

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