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ReliaSoft XFMEA

Powerful yet easy-to-use FMEA software for streamlining processes, while offering highly configurable analysis and reporting capabilities

Perform Any Type of FMEA and Collaborate Efficiently and Effectively

ReliaSoft XFMEA software helps you discover and prioritize high risk items and focus on issues that may cause potential failures. With flexibility to supporting all types of FMEA and FMECA, extensive reporting and powerful risk discovery capabilities, XFMEA is an ideal tool for facilitating FMEA team workshops and meetings.

You can easily link the FMEA analysis to Reliability Block Diagrams and Fault Trees and transform the FMEA findings into a representative reliability model of your system.

Why Use ReliaSoft XFMEA?

  • Increase productivity and reduce costs

    Establish consistency throughout your organization’s FMEA process. Enable cooperation across multiple users to quickly analyze current designs and processes to improve efficiency and reduce costs.

  • Enhance product safety and reliability

    Increase customer satisfaction by performing any FMEA and FMECA to achieve higher reliability and safety. Highlight high risk items using Criticality Analysis or Risk Priority Number (RPN).

  • Detect failures before they occur

    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.

  • Ensure the quality of your products and processes

    Bolster your quality, risk and reliability programs by supporting industry standards for all types of FMEA analysis, including predefined profiles for AIAG & VDA, SAE J1739, IEC 60812, ISO 14971, VDA-4 (German Automotive Industry), and MIL-STD-1629A.

  • Utilize lessons learned to reinforce best practices

    Save time and promote consistency within your organization by reusing information and libraries from existing FMEAs. Easily trace and search your reliability knowledge base.

  • Identify, analyze, and improve high-risk elements

    Effectively support decision-making and make sure that corrective actions are implemented by utilizing tilize charts, reports, automated e-mails, and other features to optimally use your analysis information.

What is a Failure Mode?

Reliability is simply the absence of failure – so when looking to improve reliability, we need to talk about avoiding failure.

Using ReliaSoft XFMEA to Perform a Design FMEA

DFMEAs can be critical within design processes to identify and mitigate risk. ReliaSoft XFMEA helps ensure best practice and streamlines the Design FMEA tasks.

This webinar recording covers how structure and consistency in DFMEA development can be acheived including closing the loop on actions to improve reliability

Capabilities

Full Support For All Types of FMEA

Supports all types of FMEA analysis and also provides extensive customization options to fit your particular analysis and reporting needs

Types supported include:

  • Design FMEA (DFMEA)
  • Process FMEA (PFMEA)
  • System FMEA
  • FMECA
FMEA Standards

Supports the major industry standards for all types of FMEA analysis (including Design FMEA, Process FMEA and FMECA)

ReliaSoft XFMEA provides predefined profiles for the major reporting standards and also offers extensive capabilities to customize the interface and reports to meet your organization’s specific needs.

  • AIAG & VDA 1st Edition
  • SAE J1739 (2021)
  • IEC 60812
  • ISO 14971
  • VDA-4 (German Automotive Industry)
  • MIL-STD-1629A
Risk Assessment Methods

Easily configure your analysis project to fit any risk assessment methodology that is commonly employed in conjunction with FMEA

  • Configurable risk mitigation tools are available to evaluate risk based on Severity X Occurrence, Risk Priority Numbers (RPNs) and risk matrixes.
  • Priority Highlights feature allows you to highlight issues based on specified criteria. This includes a customizable Risk Ranking Logic option that allows you to define both the priority levels and the logic used to assign particular issues to each level.
  • ReliaSoft XFMEA continues to provide support for both quantitative and qualitative Criticality Analysis patterned after MIL-STD-1629A. Instead of relying only on the assumption of an exponential distribution, Xfmea allows you to consider time-dependent distributions for describing the reliability/probability of failure.
  • Quantitative Consequence Priority Numbers (QCPNs) is based on quantitative values associated with each rating in the severity, occurrence and detection rating scales.
P-Diagrams

Use Parameter Diagrams to identify inputs and relate to outputs

The Parameter Diagram (P-Diagram) within ReliaSoft XFMEA is a structured tool that identifies the inputs from a system and relates those inputs to the desired system outputs, while considering the controlled and uncontrolled factors. It is useful in brainstorming and documenting input signals, noise factors, control factors, error states and ideal responses, and helps the FMEA team understand and make visible the robustness of the design that is being analyzed. It can provide important input to System and Design FMEAs.

Transfer Design FMEA to Process FMEA

Conveniently map between types of FMEA

Transferring relevant data from the Design FMEA can provide a useful starting point for a new Process FMEA. ReliaSoft XFMEA’s flexible Transfer Projects utility allows you to specify what information will be transferred and how it will be mapped to the new analysis.

Test Plans and Design Verification Plans & Reports

Automatically generate a list of tests that need to be performed

ReliaSoft XFMEA’s Test Plan feature automatically generates a list of tests that need to be performed. This list is created on-the-fly based on actions and/or controls in the FMEA that are specifically designated to show in the test plan. Alternatively, you can continue to use XFMEA’s integrated DVP&R utility, which provides a configurable worksheet for design verification plans and reports. You can create each plan from scratch or import data from Excel. You also can transfer data from the FMEA that has been defined for the same item.

Additionally you can activate a change log for DVP&R analyses, which will record a history of the specific changes made in each tracked revision.

Process Control Plans (PCPs)

Use configurable worksheets for process control plans

ReliaSoft XFMEA’s integrated Control Plan utility provides a configurable worksheet for process control plans. You can create a plan from scratch or import data from Excel. You also can transfer data from the FMEA that has been defined for the same item.

Process Flow Diagrams (PFDs)

Integrate process flow diagrams into a worksheet to capture more specific details

A process flow diagram provides a logical, visual depiction of the process that is being analyzed. ReliaSoft XFMEA allows you to integrate the diagram into a worksheet that captures more specific details about each step in the process. This worksheet records the specific operations that are performed and also starts to identify the key product/process characteristics that need to be kept under control during manufacturing. XFMEA makes it easy to automatically transfer relevant data to the process FMEA (PFMEA) and process control plan.

Design Reviews Based on Failure Mode (DRBFMs) Methodology

Evaluate proposed changes to an existing design

You can use the design review based on failure mode (DRBFM) methodology to evaluate proposed changes to an existing design. XFMEA’s integrated DRBFM utility provides a configurable worksheet patterned after the method developed within Toyota Motor Corporation. The software makes it easy to import selected functions from an existing FMEA and also to append selected data from the DRBFM to update the FMEA.

Data Management Tools

Save time on data entry, help to ensure consistency among analyses and support brainstorming to improve the quality of your FMEAs

ReliaSoft XFMEA’s flexible data management capabilities can save time on data entry, help to ensure consistency among analyses and even provide brainstorming tools that will improve the quality of your FMEAs. The software provides an array of tools to help you find and reuse descriptions from any existing analysis and to select phrases from predefined templates or phrase libraries. You also can use fully customizable Excel® templates to quickly import system configurations or analysis data from external data sources.

  • Customized templates for imports, queries and reports
  • Change Log
  • Analysis Planning Tool
  • Links and Attachments
  • Find and Replace
  • Action alerts via e-mail, SMS text message or Synthesis portal message
  • Cause and Effect Diagrams
Failure Modes and Reliability Analysis (FMRA)

Integrate statistical reliability analysis calculations into your FMEA activities

The failure modes and reliability analysis (FMRA) feature helps you to integrate statistical reliability analysis calculations into your FMEA activities. Specifically, this view can be used to:

  • Display all of the FMEA records that could have an impact on system reliability in a single hierarchical tree, and use this view to define the relevant reliability characteristics.
  • Calculate the probabilities of failure required for a quantitative criticality analysis.
  • Use the occurrence ratings that have been defined in the FMEA to generate a preliminary baseline reliability estimate for the system that can be improved later when actual failure data become available.
  • Synchronize with BlockSim’s reliability block diagrams (RBDs) or fault trees, which facilitate more realistic system modeling (e.g., by considering redundancy, common cause failures, etc.).
  • Allocate the target reliability and target availability. You can also push the calculated reliability/availability to metrics that allow you to display the information in other locations and also track how the value has changed over time.
Queries, Reports, Charts and Diagrams

Generate reports quickly and easily in the tabular worksheet format that is commonly used for FMEAs and related analyses

ReliaSoft XFMEA makes it easy to generate reports in the tabular worksheet format that is commonly used for FMEAs and related analyses. However, because all of the analysis information is stored in a relational database, XFMEA is able to go beyond these basic worksheets to provide a complete range of options for presenting the data in ways that will effectively communicate results and facilitate decision-making.

Use the Templates Manager to manage predefined and customized templates that can be made available to all database users, applied to any data set and incorporated into any print-ready report document.

  • The Query Utility window is a powerful analysis tool that makes it easy to find and open specific sections of the analysis. It is also a flexible custom reporting tool that allows you to create and manage saved queries that meet your particular presentation requirements.
  • The Reports window makes it easy to build report documents that include the predefined report forms, custom report forms and/or custom queries that will be most effective to present your analysis results. Since you can generate these documents directly in Microsoft Word or Excel, it is easy to customize and distribute reports without a specialized report editor or viewer.
  • You can save generated reports with the project, which enables all users to view/print the same report documents. If your organization chooses to implement a web-based Synthesis Enterprise Portal (SEP) for an enterprise database, you can also publish these reports to the portal (in Word, Excel, PDF or MHTML format), where they can be accessed from any web-enabled device.
FMEA/FMRA Dashboards

Create customized dashboards to present data from FMEA and FMRA analyses

You can create customized dashboards to present data from FMEA and FMRA analyses in ReliaSoft XFMEA/RCM++. In addition, if your organization chooses to implement a web-based portal for an enterprise database, you can now share selected dashboards to be accessed from any web-enabled device.

Ancestry

Manage and reuse data updated in real time to facilitate collaboration across the whole organization

The Ancestry Association Status in the system hierarchy is used to summarize the ancestry status of all associated record for that item. The status icons in the system hierarchy indicate the status of all associations that apply to the item. If the source record (or one of its dependents) for any descendant record included in the item’s FMEA or test plan has changed, or if any source record has been deleted, the icon will be orange. A green icon indicates that no source records have been changed either since their descendants were created or since the last time a change notification for the descendants was dismissed.

Additionally, the ancestry information window can display when and by who the associated record was last updated.

Enhance Collaboration Across Your Organisation with ReliaSoft SEP Web Portal

ReliaSoft SEP is a web portal that provides convenient mobile access and quick at-a-glance summaries for analyses performed in ReliaSoft applications. Implementing SEP together with XFMEA offers a powerful and flexible solution for corporate-wide access to FMEAs.

With quick and convenient mobile access, assigned actions and alerts whether analyses will be completed on time, you can access the valuable lessons learned, such as designing test plans, troubleshooting to facilitate cooperation across different areas of expertise.

Inform Future Design by Acquiring and Managing Reliability Data with ReliaSoft XFRACAS

ReliaSoft XFRACAS is a web-based incident (failure) reporting, analysis and corrective action system designed for the acquisition, management and analysis of product quality and reliability data from multiple sources.

Closing the loop between your FMEA and FRACAS can be very beneficial, providing significant improvements for future design efforts. Share data, system configurations and failure mode data between XFRACAS and the analyses that you perform in XFMEA to support decision making process and corrective action implementation plans.

Introducing ReliaSoft 2022

ReliaSoft 2022 is designed to make your reliability analyses more effective and improve your productivity with streamlined user experience.

Enhancements include new standard updates for ReliaSoft XFMEA and ReliaSoft RCM++ 

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How Can ReliaSoft XFMEA Help Your Reliability Activities?

Our combined software, training and consulting solutions enable you to develop your reliability engineering capabilities within your business efficiently and effectively, with expert support and mentoring from our experienced technical services team.

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