IMDS Conflict Minerals (CM) Analyzer
HPE's new IMDS CM Analyzer will help the IMDS user community understand and comply with US Conflict Minerals Act legislation. It provides IMDS users with the fastest and easiest method available to examine their suppliers' existing material data sheets (MDSs) and locate conflict minerals within their products. IMDS users can then choose to have these results sent to the Compliance Data Exchange (CDX), and then have CDX automatically produce and email requests to these suppliers asking to submit a Conflict Mineral Declaration in CDX.
These new capabilities facilitate compliance by streamlining the conflict mineral location, identification, and feedback request processes, thus automating all possible operations in a straightforward fashion, and throughout the entire supply chain.
How to Use the IMDS CM Analyzer
Users with valid credentials in both IMDS and CDX can use the IMDS CM Analyzer for free. IMDS Users with a valid IMDS-a2 license can use the IMDS CM Analyzer functions in the IMDS-a2 application. Although use of the CDX base functionality such as creating a CMD or sending a CMD back to the requestor is free-of-charge, incorporating received CMDs into your own CMD requires a CMD Manager license for a nominal annual fee of $680.
The IMDS CM Analyzers provides IMDS users with a number of features, including:
- Performs where-used analysis to find all MDSs with Conflict Minerals in your own, as well as your suppliers', MDSs, based on the following selection criteria:
- Article Name
- Part/Item Number
- Development Sample Report (yes/no)
- MDS ID
- Version (current/all)
- Specific Time Period
- Organizes and searches for supplier and recipient data
- Establishes a connection to CDX to email CMD requests to your suppliers
- Searches for your own CMD requests to search for their details and track the status
HPE's IMDS CM Analyzer provides a number of benefits to IMDS users, including:
- Provides a simple approach to identify conflict minerals within your supply chain
- Leverages HPE's knowledge of the IMDS environment to make navigation simple and straightforward
- Provides accurate analysis results in a timely manner
- Uses the functionality of CDX, which was based upon the successful IMDS
Installation of the IMDS CM Analyzer
Please follow these steps to install Java and the IMDS CM Analyzer.
Step 1. Check to see if you already have Java Runtime (version 8) installed
If you do, you have a "coffee cup" icon in your Control panel | Programs:
If you have Java Runtime Software loaded, please check the version by opening the software. If your version is 8 or higher, you can go to Step 3. If you have an earlier version, you will need to go to Step 2. You should check with your IT department to see if installing a later version of Java will impact other software that uses Java Runtime.
The Java Runtime Software is a prerequisite to run the IMDS CM Analyzer. Click on the link and start the Java download. The installation wizard will start installing the Java software. Please follow those instructions to complete the installation.
PLEASE NOTE: Depending on your PC user profile, you might need administrator permission to install software. If you do not have sufficient privileges, please contact your internal IT support. ALSO, if you encounter problems installing the Java runtime software, please contact your internal IT support. HPE's service desk cannot provide installation support because we do not have access to your PC and infrastructure.
Step 3. Start the IMDS CM Analyzer
Click on the above link to launch the IMDS CM Analyzer. Java WebStart will ask you if you want to run the IMDS CM Analyzer application. Answer by pressing the "Run" button.
For detailed description of the installation process and troubleshooting common installation issues, see the IMDS CM Analyzer User Manual, with the chapter entitled "Installation".
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