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This 12-page brochure describes the company's Xfmea software. Failure modes and effects analysis (FMEA FMEA Fehler-Möglichkeiten & -einfluss Analyse (German: Failure Mode & Effect Analysis)
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) and failure modes, effects and criticality analysis (FMECA FMECA Failure Mode, Effects and Criticality Analysis ) are methodologies designed to identify failure modes for a product or process, to assess the risk associated with those failure modes, to rank the issues in terms of importance and to identify and carry out corrective actions to address the most serious concerns. The company's Xfmea software is said to facilitate the FMEA/FMECA analysis process and provide flexible data management and reporting capabilities.

The software also provides integrated support for related analyses, such as control plans, design verification plans and more. Xfmea is available in two editions, including a standard edition that uses individual Microsoft Access A database program for Windows, available separately or included in the Microsoft Office suite. Access is programmable using Visual Basic for Applications (VBA). Access can read Paradox, dBASE and Btrieve files, and using ODBC, Microsoft SQL Server, SYBASE SQL Server and Oracle data.  databases for data storage, and the Enterprise edition that uses a centralized SQL Server An earlier relational DBMS from Sybase and from Microsoft. Sybase introduced SQL Server in 1988 for various Unix versions. In that same year, with help from IBM, Sybase created an OS/2 version that Microsoft licensed and branded as Microsoft SQL Server.  database.

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Title Annotation:Literature: Hardware/Software
Publication:Rubber World
Date:Sep 22, 2008
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