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IMDS Conflict Minerals (CM) Analyzer

DXC's 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 2,500 Euro.

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


DXC'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 DXC'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

The IMDS CM Analyzer is an application service developed in the Java programming language. The product OpenWebStart provides an OpenJDK runtime environment and acts as an application launcher for the IMDS CM Analyzer. Please follow these steps to install cost-free OpenWebStart (a license-cost free Open Source application) and the IMDS CM Analyzer.

Step 1)   Download and install OpenWebStart

IMPORTANT: The OpenWebStart is a prerequisite to be able to run the IMDS CM Analyzer. Click on the link and download the correct installation file (e.g. OpenWebStart_windows-x64_1_1_7.zip).

Open the downloaded file - the wizard will start installing the OpenWebStart software. When started, please follow the instructions to complete the installation.

In the “OpenWebStart Settings” (available in the Windows Apps list) you may enter dedicated “Proxy Settings” or choose “No Proxy” if required.

IMPORTANT: 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.

Step 2)   Start the IMDS CM Analyzer

Clicking on the above link, OpenWebStart gets launched first. If no OpenJDK runtime environment is available, it automatically downloads and installs the latest Adopt OpenJDK version.

Next, the IMDS CM Analyzer software version is checked and downloaded in case an updated version is available on the IMDS server. The DXC Code Signing certificate gets validated and you must choose to trust the certificate and execute the IMDS CM Analyzer application.


For detailed description of the installation process and troubleshooting common installation issues, see the IMDS CM Analyzer User Manual, with the chapter entitled "Installation".

If you have any questions, please contact mds-solutions@dxc.com.


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