The user-friendliness characterising all aspects of the tool is to be found both in structure and content, and it makes for particularly easy handling. As part of the project history, for example, the e-Report saves complete procedural instructions and revisions, allowing users to go online at any time and access the reason for a certain activity as well as information on the component involved. This generally makes time-consuming queries superfluous, and the sorting process continues unchecked. If a contact person is ever required, the user will find the necessary contact details stored in the system. This innovative tool can also effectively tighten up the handling of release processes using standardised pre-prepared documents and digital signatures. In addition to all the other advantages, therefore, the tool also supports the contemporary ecological principle of the modern paper-free workplace.
Accelerated procedures in day-to-day operation are aimed at by the automotive industry in particular. Formel D has recognised this basic need, and it meets it in the form of the e-Report. The straightforward, dynamic graphics and diagrams it offers ensure the immediate assessment of the situation and a rapid response. The program always provides different views to choose from, depending on which aspect is relevant for the issue in hand. The tool allows the creation of temporal curves as well as development diagrams with a specific filter function, the analysis of individual components and the identification of the error frequency. It can also be used to display the test results in the form of a pareto diagram showing that most effects can be attributed to a small number of causes. The aim is to isolate the error profile with the highest frequency in order to take the necessary countermeasures. As a result, the e-Report facilitates FMEA (Failure Mode and Effects Analysis).