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Free Online Events from APIS


APIS is now introducing free online events centered around using the APIS IQ-Software for various purposes. For over 25 years, APIS Informationstechnologien GmbH has been producing market-leading FMEA Software. Over this time, we have introduced many useful and powerful features that enable the IQ-user to create reliable FMEAs. We believe that once you are aware […]

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AIAG VDA 7-Step FMEA


AIAG VDA 7-Step FMEA The new 7-step FMEA was introduced in 2019 as a collaboration between AIAG and VDA. This alignment brings together many aspects of risk reduction for products and processes. APIS Informationstechnologien GmbH has been developing FMEA software since 1988. Since our first product was released in 1992, we have focused on a […]

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Highlights of Service Pack Version 7.0 – 0040


APIS IQ-Software Version 7.0 – 0040 is now available to download. There are many new features and bug fixes that come with this service pack, but here are the highlights: New system filter available for Action Priority (AP) (V7-2511) Newly available is the parameterizable system filter “Action Priority (AP)”, which filters actions according to their AP […]

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Highlights of Service Pack Version 7.0 – 0030


APIS IQ-Software Version 7.0 — 0030 is now available. There are many new features and bug fixes that come with this service pack, but here are the highlights: New selection dialog when working with multiple Personal Desktops (V7-463) This feature applies when working with multiple windows open. When double-clicking a hot-click icon with the Alt […]

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Global Actions!


The Global Actions feature was introduced with Version 6.0 of the IQ Software…yet, in my travels training many engineers across the globe, it seems many remain unaware of the efficiency gains it offers.  Take a fresh look at this little powerhouse of functionality. The ‘Action’ objects in the IQ software are the root elements of […]

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How2: Faded-In Actions


As I perused my blog entries the other day, I noticed that I’d been writing primarily about FMEA fundamentals.  This isn’t a bad thing per-se, but it does exclude a whole realm of other topics that are of interest to our APIS readership. So I’m decidedly switching gears to a more of a “how to” […]

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Asleep or in motion? FMEA Inertia and Newton’s 1st Law


According to Newton’s first law of motion, sometimes referred to as the law of inertia, an object at rest stays at rest and an object in motion stays in motion with the same speed and in the same direction unless acted upon by an external force. It’s not too much of a stretch to apply […]

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Rating Catalogue the Right Way


Have you spent hours debating how to properly rate the failures in your Design FMEAs only to realize that the calculated Risk Priority Numbers (RPN) are suggesting you address issues that you know aren’t the ones you should be working on? I thought so… One of the most fundamentally important aspects of the FMEA is […]

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Mazes, Methodology and FMEAs


What’s your strategy for getting through a maze? What if, when you chose a path, you could know ahead of time that it wasn’t a dead end and that you’d get your cheese? What if you could know, at every decision point, that each move was the right move? Is that cheating? Well, maybe, if […]

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