Byteworx FMEA is an advanced software tool for conducting
Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) studies, designed and engineered
"from the wheels up" as a quality improvement tool tightly focused on
automotive needs. Byteworx FMEA is continuing its roll out at
Ford locations throughout North America, Europe and beyond. Byteworx FMEA
replaces FMEAplus and is officially Ford's global choice for FMEA software.
Conforms to the Latest SAE/AIAG FMEA Standards
Reads Your Old FMEAplus® Files
Did you know that the old FMEAplus
software is no longer compliant with the latest standards
-- and that in fact the FMEAplus software has been discontinued? Byteworx
FMEAcan easily read in your existing FMEAplus
Easy to Use
makes it easy to get started by presenting a Microsoft Outlook-style view
in our Outline View. If
you’re an FMEAplus user, you’ll be immediately at home in our Grid
View with familiar FMEAplus-style keyboard shortcuts (such as [Alt+B] to
insert new items). Color-coding
and item reference numbers make it easy to find your place and move around
in your FMEA.
Extensive Built-In Help
The built-in AutoHelp feature
follows along as you work, automatically offering guidance appropriate to
the task at hand. Check the Frequently Asked Questions page for quick
answers to common tasks. Use the integrated, self-paced Tutorial and
comprehensive Software Reference Guide to learn the software.
Consult the built-in FMEA Methodology reference and FMEA Glossary
for best practices and help with terminology.
Link to our On-Line Help and Support page for the most up-to-date
Guides You Through the Process
Byteworx FMEA goes
beyond just editing the familiar FMEA worksheet, encapsulating the entire
process of conducting an FMEA study.
Our Pre-Work Checklist page reminds you of steps to take and
information to gather before your first team meeting and lets you attach
and permanently store supporting documents such as P-Diagrams, Boundary
Diagrams, and Process Flows. During FMEA development, the automatic
red-yellow-green “Traffic Light Review” flags incomplete or missing
items and helps you with basic FMEA “rules”to comply with the Ford
FMEA Handbook Click the
Finish button to have the software run a complete review of your FMEA and
present any remaining issues in an easy-to-find, easy-to-fix format, then
run a submission-quality FMEA print-out.
And the Post-Work Checklist reminds you of closeout and follow-up
procedures and actions.
Reduces Your Data Entry Effort
Pop up a Pick List over any
column in your FMEA to quickly enter recurring text, re-using information
from elsewhere in your FMEA or other FMEAs with a few clicks of your
mouse. Pop up a Rating Table
for accurate selection of severity, occurrence and detection with complete
explanatory criteria. Copy,
cut and paste text, entire cells and entire blocks with ease.
Organizes and Links your FMEAs
While easily used in a
traditional “one FMEA per file” way, Byteworx FMEA3 can
also be used to store multiple FMEAs in a single FMEA database. FMEAs can
then be grouped and organized as needed - by customer, vehicle, system and
subsystem. When used in this way, Byteworx FMEA² can even
automatically rough out lower level FMEAs from higher level ones (for
instance, sub-system FMEAs can be automatically roughed out from the
Risk Assessment: RPN and Criticality Analysis
automatically calculates Risk Priority Numbers (RPN) and Classification
codes, with critical values visually “flagged” in red.
High RPN, Criticality and Classification reports and graphs make it
easy to report out and monitor high-priority items.
Follow Up and Follow Through
Track overdue and completed
status on Recommended Actions, and e-mail reminder notices to persons
responsible. Report out progress on actions by date due, person
responsible or in a calendar style. Use
the Post-Work Checklist to remind and document important follow-through
The service mark "The Global Choice of Ford Motor Company" used
by permission of the Ford Motor Company.
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FMEAplus is a trademark of the Ford Motor Company.