Professional engineering with SCIO™-FMEA software

Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) is a preventative method used to prevent failures. Possible errors in products and processes are to be detected early and minimized or eliminated by taking suitable action. Complaint handling and development costs are reduced in this manner, and potential losses for the user of the product are avoided.

FMEA is often used at the beginning of a new product or process - mostly in the design or development phase. The method is especially used in the automotive and aerospace industries. Other industries apply FMEA, too. Everywhere, where a properly performed FMEA is required.

PLATO's FMEA is one of the most efficient and effective FMEA software solutions currently available. This is based on the systematic and practical implementation of the FMEA methodology and is essentially achieved by the database technology used.

A risk management process does not operate in isolation. The central PLATO database ensures that data from risk analyses is shared by other PLATO software modules, e.g. in the Control Plan. Integration into the IT landscape of a company is ensured via interfaces. PLM, MES, requirements management data, etc. are also shared. The risk management process is rounded off by a link to a central measure management system for processing FMEA measures or storing the risk management files in a central DMS.

Use the technology and methodical experience of PLATO and its FMEA software:

  • Save time
  • Reduce costs
  • Increase the quality of your analyses
Fig.: Risk analysis determines characteristic values and displays them graphically

Your Benefits with our FMEA Software

Main Features and Functions

Use the many advantages of our FMEA software to further improve the processes in your company. The main features and functions include simple operations, assessments, evaluations, multiple languages and tracking actions.

Simple operation
A flexible start lets you enter data in forms immediately so you don't have to wait for the function structures to be generated. The user is guided through columns (integrated Wizard) offers beginners security and also provides answers to questions of methodology. Suggestion lists for every entry supply knowledge from SCIO™ while taking relationships between pieces of in to account, e.g.: „Which causes are already known to produce this failure?“. An input aid (similar to the one in MS Excel) offers text for copying into the form. Make your FMEA practical and integrate technical drawings, graphics, photos, tables and texts into the FMEA forms.

Assessments are performed without any restrictions across all projects. Assessment filters can be combined as desired. Search results can be transferred to MS Excel, if necessary, for further processing. Evaluations are carried out across projects. Every user can define and store search queries. RPN analyses, Pareto and risk graphs (portfolio presentation format) evaluate the risk figures.

Standard assessments ensure that results can be compared and make it easier in team meetings to prioritize investments to implement measures of improvement. Own FMEA company assessment catalogs are defined.

Multiple languages
With SCIO™-FMEA you work internationally. It is easy to display, print, and work in forms containing foreign languages. FMEA can be translated into any number of languages. Translations are only entered once and can then be used in all documents. Foreign-language colleagues can continue working directly in a translation so that their contribution is immediately available and thus adds value.

Tracking actions
Actions can be tracked (deadlines, persons responsible) across projects. Employees receive their actions via email, when necessary.

Industries and Standards

PLATO SCIO™-FMEA is used for products and production processes. Primary applications include automotive, aviation, medical technology, electronics, plant and mechanical engineering, services and the food, pharmaceuticals and chemical industries.

VDA, IATF 16949, MPG and HACCP require risk analyses to be performed. It is required as a PPAP document for the „Production Part Approval Process“ release process.

The FAO/WHO HACCP Standard (ALINORM 97/13A, Annex II) requires risk analyses to be performed and risk reduction action to be taken and documented. It is the basis for legal regulations and food safety standards.

Data base and Knowledge Management

PLATO SCIO™ - Building and sharing a knowledge base

Experience and knowledge is a company's capital. Knowledge of problems, their effects and the possibilities of reducing risks should always be available.

The modules of the PLATO SCIO™ product family are optimized for their particular application. All modules use a common database and can add or update data. You can systematically build a knowledge base that is available now for all applications.

PLATO SCIO™-FMEA is used in the product and process development phases. Risks are examines based on the system analyses from Matrix and Block Diagram.

In the production, product application or product modification (variants) phases, PLATO SCIO™-FMEA receives new input and is updated.

Application and Use of our software

  • Risk analysis (Design FMEA, Process FMEA, System FMEA, etc.)
  • Preventive failure avoidance
  • Support provided from the management of claims to analysis of the causes
  • Tracking actions in improvement processes
  • Documentation in forms for VDA, QS 9000, AIAG 3rd Edition
  • HACCP concept: Risk analysis and risk minimization

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