FMEA (Failure Mode and Effects Analysis) refers to a reliability engineering method for vulnerability analysis. First, there is a description of the process or system, then an analysis of potential faults, consequences and causes, and a final evaluation of these faults and consequences. For this purpose, risk priority numbers (RPNs) are usually formed.
After the abolition of RPNs in the creation of FMEAs in the automotive sector according to VDA AIAG, the RMR (risk matrix rank) is becoming increasingly important. Potential product defects are assigned key figures in terms of their probability of occurrence and detection and their significance for the customer. In the context of quality management (QM), the use of FMEA software serves preventive fault avoidance and optimization of technical reliability.
In this SoftGuide section you will find an overview of software on the topic of FMEA (Failure Mode and Effects Analysis). The software supports risk management by analyzing system states (normal operation, critical operation, maintenance), qualitative measure evaluation (cost/benefit factors) and helps evaluate the occurrence, significance and detection of defects as part of quality assurance. The software helps to create RPN rankings and provides options for evaluation.