Looking back on a successful year!
In November 2011, the DIS (Draft International Standard) became the approved ISO 26262 titled “Road vehicles – Functional safety”, which is known today. More and more enterprises deal with the subjects described in there.
Several years ago, functionalities were integrated into the APIS IQ-Software, which have proved their worth in practical use.
APIS has been a regular exhibitor and participant in events on the subject of ISO 26262. During the CTI conferences in Detroit and Tokyo in 2012, presentations were held to report about the successful implementation at a well-known tier one supplier. The advantages resulting from the integration of FMEA, FTA, FMEDA were demonstrated. The audience attentively registered that the quantitative calculation of SPFM and LFM is supported very conveniently and the alternative second method is supported as well, in which the primary and secondary failures can easily be determined by means of the minimal cut set even in the most complex FTA. The APIS IQ-Software can be easily integrated into available or planned workflows.
Global activities of APIS in 2012
APIS has been actively working in more than 35 countries since the APIS IQ-Software was initially released. In 2012, APIS employees traveled again to meet many customers and interested parties in Asia, the USA, and in Europe. The sustained success and the acceptance of the software in the field of FMEA, Risk Analysis, and Functional Safety for us is the incentive to maintain our course.
In some regions, the foundation for successful collaborations was laid. Further planned localizations will create the basis to access a new, international range of customers.
DRBFM / Impact Analysis
Soon after the DRBFM methodology had become known in Europe in 2001, it was implemented in the APIS IQ-Software for the first time. In the following years, the functionality was expanded in collaboration with customers. By now, amendments in connection with DRBFM (Design Review Based on Failure Mode) were released under the name “Impact Analysis”.