Oracle Webstart and Oracle Java 8 Replacement
As earlier informed, Oracle changed their licensing policy with impacts to the Oracle Java Runtime Environment (JRE) used with IMDS-a2. To enable continued use of IMDS-a2 without further license-costs, you can now replace your JRE 8 installation for your IMDS-a2 with OpenWebStart – a license-cost free, Open Source replacement for the products Oracle JRE and Oracle Webstart.
Detailed Information on how to install the OpenWebStart can be found on our IMDS-a2 installation page (https://public.mdsystem.com/web/imds-public-pages/imds-a2-installation) or in the IMDS-a2 User Manual, available in the Help menu.
20 years ago, in 2000, the IMDS went online. What started as a joint development between Audi, BMW, Daimler, EDS (after acquisition in 2008 part of HP, now DXC Technology), Ford, Opel, Porsche, VW and Volvo has now become a global standard used by nearly every global OEM.
Time to take stock of the figures which have been reached:
- 169,000 active companies with
- 550,000 users have created
- more than 81 million datasheets
Well done! Happy Birthday, IMDS! Please download and read our IMDS Birthday Article.
IMDS Release 12.2 and related changes in IMDS-a2
Effective 17th June 2020 there will be some changes in IMDS which are also reflected in IMDS-a2.
IMDS-a2 Analysis & Reporting Module – a powerful and cost-effective solution
Using an incredibly fast in-memory database and the latest Big Data technology, the IMDS-a2 Analysis & Reporting Module is a powerful tool which can analyze all the IMDS data visible for your company very quickly, down to the substance level. You get results up to 50 x faster than with the usual methods, and with unlimited results.
Material compliance training despite Corona - our certified training partners now offer Webinars instead of classroom trainings
imds professional currently offers its trainings as webinars. In the training schedule you will find webinars for
- IMDS (with information on release 12.1 and 12.2),
- REACH (with information on the SCIP database),
- E/E components (with information on the consequences of deactivating Rec019) and many other topics.
UK and Ireland
For upcoming web based trainings provided by EPR Consulting for the UK and Ireland please contact IMDS@epr-consulting.co.uk, visit their website at www.epr-consulting.co.uk or search for upcoming dates here.
Access comprehensive, self-paced, English-language IMDS trainings from Tetra Tech with just a few clicks --- now online! See in this video why taking IMDS Training is a good idea.
- Hands-on, interactive exercises with the DXC Technology IMDS Training Server
- Flexible content you can complete on your schedule, at your pace within the 30-day DXC IMDS Server access period
- Quizzes to test your IMDS knowledge along the way
- IMDS expert instructors supporting you the entire program
- Professional IMDS Certification upon successful course completion
Bulk discounts available for training your entire supply chain.
For the IMDS Advanced Interface (IMDS-AI) an update of the IMDS-AI Terms and Conditions became necessary. This update mainly affects the availability of the IMDS test system and the definition of test periods. Additionally, the scope of application and some other wording needed a more precise specification, as well as the order and the billing process obtained further clarification. The service itself and the prices as well as commercial fundamentals like payment terms or liability provisions were not impacted.
The new IMDS-AI Terms and Conditions will enter into force and will replace the existing ones up from April 1, 2020. Clients with individual IMDS-AI contracts – with no reference to these T&C – are not impacted.
IMDS-a2 Analysis & Reporting Module ::: Webinars and Special Offer available
In Free Webinars we’ll introduce the latest enhancements in IMDS-a2 and demonstrate how to maximize benefit while using the new features. To make it easier for you to get started with the IMDS-a2 A&R Module, all IMDS-a2 Webinar attendees are eligible for our Special Offer.
Benefit from enhancements and the new Analysis & Reporting module in IMDS-a2
Effective 26th June 2019 the following new functions will be available in IMDS-a2, and therefore especially support IMDS users, who don’t use an inhouse system for their material data analysis:
New Analysis & Reporting module with revised and refined analysis capabilities for your MDSs
Company Specific Basic Substance Lists can be created by Company Administrators for their company
REACH Regulation Information available in the MDS Ingredients Details
Company Administrator Functions to manage User and Contact Administration
For detailed information please read the Release Notes for IMDS-a2 Version 12.1.
Our Training and Consulting partner imds professional organizes a second interactive IMDS User Conference in 2019. This event takes place in collaboration with DXC Technology.
When? on Wednesday, 30th October 2019 from 9.00 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. in Limburg. Under www.imds-professional.com/imds-anwendertreffen-2019 you find additional information and can register. The event language is German.
Additional IMDS-AI Service: Multiple Time Zone Download
Starting June 2019 DXC provides an additional service for AI customers: The “Multiple Time Zone Download” will allow to receive data from the IMDS system up to 3 times a day to optimize your processes.
This additional service supports primarily global companies having the need to process several times a day recent MDSs. More information can you find on our IMDS-AI pages.
IMDS Release 12.0 and related changes in IMDS-a2
Effective 9th May 2019 there will be some changes in IMDS which are also reflected in IMDS-a2.
Our Training and Consulting partner imds professional organizes a second interactive IMDS User Conference. This event takes place in collaboration with DXC Technology.
When? on Wednesday, 3rd April 2019 from 9.00 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. at the Neo Hotel Linde, Esslingen am Neckar. Under www.imds-professional.com/imds-anwendertreffen-2019 you find additional information and can register. The event language is German.
Oracle's planned JAVA licensing policy change January 2019
With their planned licensing policy change Oracle will not post further updates of JRE 8 to its public download sites for commercial use after January 2019. IMDS-a2 and IMDS Conflict Minerals (CM) Analyzer Users may be impacted by Oracle's JAVA licensing policy change. IMDS-a2 as well as the IMDS CM Analyzer are application services developed in the Java programming language. The Java Runtime Environment version 8 (JRE 8) is a prerequisite to run both applications and needs to be installed on each PC to use them. Read more on how Oracle's new licensing policy may impact you as an IMDS-a2 or IMDS CM Analyzer User.
For the first time, out training partner PCCS is conducting IMDS training in Indonesia on 6th and 7th December 2018. Please register by sending an email to email@example.com or contact +91-9740000662.
Out IMDS Training partner TetraTech offers an IMDS Workshop on the topic
When? September 25, 2018 IMDS Workshop
Where? Novi Doubletree by Hilton, NOVI, MI, USA
IMDS training courses now available in Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam
We are pleased to announce that our training partner company PCCS now not only offers IMDS Training courses in India, but also in Indonesia, Thailand (in Thai language only) and Vietnam.
Changes with IMDS-a2 Release 11.1.1
To improve the IMDS-a2 functions and usability we’ll rollout the IMDS-a2 Release 11.1.1 on August 31st, 2018 with enhancements to general IMDS-a2 functions as well as some changes in the additional REACH module and its report.
For detailed information please read the Release Notes for IMDS-a2 Version 11.1.1.
Our Training and Consulting partner imds professional organizes a first interactive IMDS User Conference 2018. This event takes place in collaboration with DXC Technology.
When? on Thursday, 27th September 2018 from 9.00 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. at the Stadthalle Limburg. Under www.imds-professional.com/imds-anwendertreffen-2018 you find additional information and can register. The event language is German.
Register no later than 31st Juli 2018 and only pay 295,- € (instead of 395,- €)!
IMDS Release 11.1 and related changes in IMDS-a2
Effective 3rd May 2018 there will be some changes in IMDS which are also reflected in IMDS-a2.