Depending on how you configure your implementation, this can include incident/failure reporting, failure analysis on returned parts, part tracking for serialized systems, root cause analysis, team-based problem resolution and tracking the completion of assigned actions.
Highly Configurable to Meet Your Needs
XFRACAS can be implemented with a single entity (where all users share the same configuration settings and data) or with multiple entities (where different business units have their own separate settings, data and permissions). You can:
The optional Go-Live Service includes an on-site visit from an XFRACAS implementation specialist, training for up to 10 “power users” and assistance to configure your implementation to meet your particular processes and needs.
Personalized Portal for Each User
For each user, the XFRACAS home page provides a customizable, at-a-glance view of all the issues you need to work on, such as:
Incident (failure) Reporting
In XFRACAS, each “incident” deals with a single instance of a failure, suggestion or other event so you can track how it was addressed and capture sufficient detail for reliability and related analyses.
Capture Findings from Failure Analysis on Returned Parts
If parts are removed/replaced and returned for more in-depth failure analysis, XFRACAS can capture additional details, such as the RMA number, sales order number or work order number, findings from the visual inspection and detailed analysis, fault history or sensor data, or other test results.
Part tracking for Serialized Systems
If you are tracking specific systems by serial/TAG number, XFRACAS can capture a detailed history for each piece of equipment, such as:
Track Completion of Assigned Actions
Throughout XFRACAS, you can assign actions to system users and track the progress and completion.
Root Cause Analysis and Team-Based Problem Resolution
In XFRACAS, a “problem” is a larger issue that may require a team-based approach to understand the root cause and implement improvements that will prevent similar issues from occurring again in the future.
Track Stats for a Group of Incidents and Problems
In XFRACAS, a “project” groups multiple problems together and provides quick access to high-level statistics for all associated incidents and problems, such as:
Flexible Queries and Reports
XFRACAS provides a large selection of built-in “standard” reports as well as a flexible Report Builder to create your own custom reports or run custom SQL statements. Tabular results are displayed directly in the web browser, where it is easy to:
Charts, Dashboards and Custom XSLT
XFRACAS provides built-in tools to create graphical charts for any set of results.
For even more customized output, you can:
Extract Data for Reliability Analysis
The incident reporting process in XFRACAS can result in clean, usable data for reliability analysis in ReliaSoft Weibull++/ALTA and RGA.
If data entry is based on fully serialized systems, you can extract complete time-to-failure and suspension data by system, subsystem and component.
Integration with FMEAs
When your organization uses ReliaSoft XFMEA, RCM++ or RBI for failure modes and effects analysis (FMEA), you can:
Use XML to Import or Export Data From External Systems
XFRACAS uses XML to import or export data to other external systems, such as an asset management system or work order tracking system.
XFRACAS includes a Windows service that runs on the web server and can be configured to automatically import XML files on a scheduled basis. Alternatively, you can develop your own custom application to extract data into the required format and use the XFRACAS web service to trigger the imports.
For “bill of materials” data, XFRACAS also supports import via Excel (*.xlsx) template, or synchronizes with the system hierarchies in XFMEA, RCM++ or RBI.
Implement XFRACAS and SEP Together
The Synthesis Enterprise Portal (SEP) provides web-based access to key analysis and project management details from ReliaSoft desktop applications such as Weibull++, ALTA, RGA, XFMEA and BlockSim, as well as the XFRACAS actions and incidents that are relevant for each user.
SEP also provides a way to share selected data and results with customers and suppliers who don’t have direct access to your XFRACAS implementation.
Scalable and Distributable Web-Based Architecture
Whether you have 15 users or 15,000 users, XFRACAS is scalable and easy to distribute with no client software to install for each user. Your team can access the site with their preferred web browsers (such as Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox or Safari) from a variety of devices (laptop, tablet, etc.).
The website can be public or private, encrypted or unencrypted, using Windows Authentication or Single Sign-On (SSO).
If you plan to host the database and website on the same server, you will need: