AIAG-VDA FMEA Software Solution

Omnex has digitalized the entire FMEA Analysis based on AIAG & VDA FMEA 1st edition methodology and standards for both process and design.

This AIAG & VDA FMEA solution is part of the revolutionary and all-time best-selling AQUA PRO module, which is included in the EwQIMS Software solution.

Our AIAG & VDA FMEA Software (AQUA PRO) offers an intuitive and user-friendly interface for the development and management of FMEAs.

Key Features of AIAG & VDA FMEA Software

  • Multiple teams can collaboratively work in real-time using our web-based solution, available in both on-premise and cloud versions, all of which comply with the AIAG & VDA 1st Edition.
  • Meets and exceeds FMEA requirements (CSRs) of major OEMs like Ford and BMW.
  • Multiple customer-specific formats are available by default.
  • Dynamic links exist between FMEAs, process flows, control plans, check sheets, and work instructions.
  • Supports the 7-step development of AIAG VDA FMEA for both Design and Process FMEAs.
  • Available with both tabular and graphical interfaces to facilitate the intuitive development of FMEAs.
  • Supports Design & Process Reuse using Foundation/Core/Family FMEAs which considerably reduces team time and effort in building FMEAs.
  • Upgradeable from the AIAG FMEA 4th Edition.
  • Import FMEAs from Microsoft Excel & other document formats as well.
  • Linked Multi-point Failure, FMEDA, FTA and Reverse FMEA’s methodology are also available.
  • Block/Boundary Diagram, Parameter Diagram, Interface Matrix, Interface Function Matrix/Correlation Matrix.
  • Integrates with CAD/Ballooning Software.
  • Powered with Business Intelligence Dashboards on FMEAs, DVPRs, and more.
  • “V Model” available, Requirements Flow-Down Management, Software Life Cycle (ASPICE), Functional Safety, and Cybersecurity.
  • AIAG VDA DFMEA & PFMEA are available on the same, making it easier for users to navigate through both documents.

AIAG VDA DFMEA Design process

Innovations from Omnex

  • Multiple and broader views of Functional Analysis (Function Net) and Failure Analysis (Failure Net) are available.
  • Visual rendering provides different perspectives on how a Function and a Failure interact.
  • Reduce the learning curve of AIAG-VDA using the 7th step approach.

Omnex has made FMEA comprehensive and straightforward with two main purposes

  • To develop AIAG & VDA FMEA using AIAG 4th Edition.
  • To provide an innovative approach with single clicks to connect functions and failures.

The greatest savings in an organization can be achieved through design and process reuse, which is encouraged by AIAG-VDA FMEA, particularly through the implementation of family DFMEA and PFMEA.

  • The failure analysis in AIAG-VDA FMEA focuses on the “failure cause” at a lower level and its effects on the contextual element.
  • There is a choice between using the process flow or the structure tree in the PFMEA 7 step. Omnex recommends continuing to use the Process Flow diagram.
  • The AIAG-VDA FMEA encourages requirements management, and if the function requirement is used in the DFMEA and linked to the DVP&R, it is most efficient to link requirements to testing as required by the engineering “V.”

Download The AIAG & VDA 1st Edition FMEA Process and Approach by Mary Rowzee - writing member of AIAG & VDA 1st Edition FMEA 1st edition and the Core Tools Guidelines: SPC 2nd edition, MSA 4th edition, EFMEA 1st edition, PPAP 4th edition, and APQP 2nd edition.


Benefits of AIAG & VDA FMEA Software

  • Direct link between DFMEA, PFMEA & DVP&R
  • Proven ROI (Return on Investment) based on case studies conducted by Omnex for small, medium and large organizations.
  • Robust and tested APQP, FMEA, and Core Tool Solution for Digitalizing New Product Development/APQP.
  • Deployment of Design FMEA, Process flows, PFMEA, Control Plans, and Critical Indicators to the shop floor.
  • Capability to handle multiple FMEA and Control Plan formats, including AIAG VDA FMEA and SAE J 1739.
  • The only software in the market with Multi-point Failures, Linking with DVPR, FMEDA & FTA.
  • Future is now available! Introducing the “V Model”, Requirements Management, Software Life Cycle (ASPICE), Functional Safety, and Cybersecurity.
  • Promote Zero Defect Culture – Software building by default incorporates lessons learned and best practices focus on defect prevention rather than detection. Lessons learned and best practices identified can be reused across plants, processes, customers, and projects.

Operational Efficiency

  • 50-70% reduction in time and effort for APQP PPAP documentation
  • 90% reduction in time and effort for the reuse of best-in-class design and process documentation
  • 100% compliance with customer-specific formats
  • 50% reduction in managing change control processes
  • Knowledge management and best practices
  • 20% savings on communication management
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The AIAG-VDA FMEA Process and Approach


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  • Standardized and Digitalized FMEA documentation: Ensure standardization across entire FMEA documents deployed throughout the entire organization globally.

Use Cases- AIAG VDA FMEA Software

  • Return of Investment: Ensures ROI due to different software concepts proven to reduce time spent by users by at least 50% when building FMEAs.


The EwQIMS has a built-in converter that helps the users to convert AIAG 4th Edition Format in AIAG VDA 1st Edition, in seconds by just clicking a button.

In EwQIMS setup the administrators can provide bespoke rights for document approvals to each individual user, group or site.

The system is capable of having defined reminders and escalations based on each organization’s preferences. Omnex Systems is committed to supporting all customers with the best practices and also system setup

The software not only provides the ability to users to link DFMEA into PFMEA of the same production item or part number but can also be linked to the DFMEAs of part number A for example with the PFMEA of part number B maintaining the content and severity automatically.

The software solution provides to all users the capability of importing Excel (such as FMEAs or checklists or other documents), XML files, Docs, etc.