Xfmea: FMEA and FMECA Software Tool

Expert support for all types of FMEA and FMECATM

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Click to see a picture of the software interface...ReliaSoft’s Xfmea software tool facilitates data management and reporting for all types of Failure Modes and Effects Analysis — FMEA — and Failure Modes, Effects and Criticality Analysis — FMECA. The software provides predefined settings to fit the major industry standards (such as AIAG, SAE J1739 and MIL-STD-1629A) and also provides extensive customization options to fit your particular analysis and reporting needs.

Software Features

Xfmea provides centralized data storage to make it easy for multiple users to cooperate on FMEA projects. The software offers a flexible and powerful set of tools to help you:

  • Record and manage data for current failure mode and effects analyses (FMEAs).
  • Find and reuse relevant information from existing FMEAs.
  • Evaluate risk via RPN or Criticality Analysis.
  • Track the completion of recommended actions.
  • Present the FMEA data via reports, queries and charts.
  • Integrate the FMEA with related analyses, such as Process Flow Diagrams, Control Plans and Test Plans.

Synthesis Integration

With integration into the Synthesis Platform, analyses are now stored in a centralized database that supports simultaneous access by multiple users and shares relevant reliability information between Synthesis-enabled software tools. For enterprise-level repositories, both Microsoft SQL Server® and Oracle® are supported.

Available Training

ReliaSoft offers a five-day training seminar series that is composed of two sessions. D470A provides an overview of the fundamentals of effective FMEAs with hands-on practice using Xfmea for data management and reporting. D4780B uses case study examples to allow attendees to practice FMEA facilitation and application skills.

Applications and Benefits

Some of the potential applications and benefits of performing FMEA and related activities with ReliaSoft's Xfmea software include the ability to:

  • Proactively consider potential failures, prioritize issues based on risk and then initiate improvements early in development when modifications tend to have the greatest impact for the lowest cost.
  • Create a keyword-searchable knowledge base of reliability-related information for your designs, which can contribute to the development of test plans, control plans, future design efforts and other activities.
    • The software makes it easy to find and reuse information from existing analyses or predefined libraries.
  • Establish consistency throughout the organization's FMEA process and make it easy for multiple users to cooperate on the analyses.
  • Utilize charts, reports, automated e-mails and other features to use the analysis information in ways that will effectively support decision-making and make sure that corrective actions are implemented.
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Software Capability Highlights

FMEA Standards

  • AIAG and SAE J1739
  • IEC 60812
  • ISO 14971
  • VDA-4 (German Automotive Industry)
  • MIL-STD-1629A
  • Highly configurable to define your own custom profiles

FMEA Types

  • Design FMEA (DFMEA)
  • Process FMEA (PFMEA)
  • System FMEA
  • FMECA
  • Highly configurable to define your own custom profiles

Risk Assessment Methods

  • Risk Priority Numbers (RPNs)
  • Criticality Analysis

Integration with Related Analyses

  • Transfer DFMEA to PFMEA
  • Design Verification Plans & Reports
  • Control Plans
  • Process Flow Diagrams and Worksheets
  • Design Reviews Based on Failure Mode

Organization and Data Structure

  • Easy to Build System Configurations
  • 3 Views for Data Entry
    • Hierarchy (Tree) View
    • Worksheet View
    • Filtered View

Easy to Find and Reuse Data

  • Browse or query to import existing data
  • Use keywords to find and import existing record descriptions
  • Copy/paste and drag/drop

Tools and Utilities

  • Custom Query Utility
  • Templates Manager
  • Change Log
  • Analysis Planning Tool
  • Links and Attachments
  • Find and Replace
  • E-mail Notifications for Actions
  • Cause and Effect Diagrams
  • Personalized "My Portal" Window

Predefined Reports

  • FMEA/FMECA Worksheets
  • Control Plan Worksheets
  • DVP&R Worksheets
  • DRBFM Worksheets
  • Other Tabular Reports (e.g., Causes by RPN, Actions by Due Date, etc.)

Graphical Charts

  • Bar Charts (e.g., Top 10 Failure Modes by RPN, Top 5 Effects by Severity, etc.)
  • Pie Charts (e.g., Actions by Status, Controls by Type, etc.)
  • % Reduction in RPN
  • Occurrence/Severity Matrix

Import Types

  • Microsoft Excel® - Build and Manage Custom Templates for Import/Export
  • Import from RCM++, MPC and XFRACAS

File Output

  • Microsoft Excel® and Microsoft Word®
  • Easily export to *.pdf, *.rtf or *.html from Word or Excel
  • Save chart graphics

Synthesis Integration

  • Use published models to define the reliability characteristics of items
  • Work with a Failure Modes and Reliability Analysis (FMRA) that is synchronized with BlockSim
  • Use FMEA data to build fault trees in BlockSim
  • Share system configuration and failure mode data with XFRACAS
  • Export data from an MPC analysis into the Xfmea system hierarchy

Documentation and Training

Integration into the Synthesis Platform

Centralized Data Storage

  • Standard Repository (*.rsrp or *.rsr9)
  • Microsoft SQL Server® or Oracle®
  • Shared Analysis Settings and Data
  • Automatic Backups

Integration Between Synthesis Applications

  • Facilitate effective collaboration
  • Leverage overlap of reliability activities
  • Encapsulate reusable information
  • Create/share statistical models based on analysis results
  • Update multiple analyses simultaneously
  • View action items from any application

Project Management

  • Project Categories
  • Locked/Private Projects
  • Restore Points and History Log
  • Attachments

Messages and Actions Management

  • Create/track action items
  • Send/receive messages within the software
  • Create automated e-mail notifications

Simultaneous Access by Multiple Users

  • Single-user, multi-user and enterprise deployments
  • Flexible user access levels
  • Check projects in/out

Third-Party Connectivity and Data Sharing

  • The Synthesis API
    • Transfer data and analyses between systems
    • Leverage the analysis and plotting engines used in Synthesis
  • Synthesis Enterprise Portal (SEP)
    • Share key analysis information using any web-enabled device
    • Track, manage and update progress

Available Services

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