Global PCCS is pleased to announce the launch of our brand new website!
We hope you find the new website fresh and modern. Our goal with this new website is to provide our visitors an easier way to learn about Global PCCS Training and Services on Product Compliance. Our current and prospective clients will find useful information about our services and references on the homepage. We will be constantly be updating our content with helpful IMDS/CDX Training information, Regulation information such as EU-REACH, ROHS, CMRT, SCIP Database, BPR and other regulatory articles, blogs, newsletters, company announcements and client successes in the news section.
Our DXC-certified training partner company imds professional announces the launch of their brand new company logo and website www.imds-professional.com. The new branding reflects the company’s evolution, while the new site provides easy-to-navigate and useful content about an expanded range of services. As experts in Product Environmental Compliance, they’ve been providing high-quality consulting, support, and training services to automotive manufacturers for over two decades. Now they are passing on their expertise to companies in other sectors too. So, whatever industry you work in, whether you need support with your IMDS, REACH or RoHS compliance obligations or need to know more about biocides, conflict minerals or the SCIP database, imds professional is ready to help.
We are glad to announce a new partnership with Key Sustainability Solutions Pvt. Ltd. in India.
With IMDS Release 13.0 you will be able to do SCIP Bulk Submission with IMDS-a2. Please join us in one of our FREE Online events explaining how to use this function.
IMDS Release 12.2 update for the Analysis & Reporting Module
Effective 18th November 2020 some changes in the IMDS-a2 Analysis & Reporting Module were rolled out:
1. A new Substance report is available to export the analysis results, e.g. for a certain Substance Group or Substance List and may be flexibly used for SCIP, Conflict Mineral or other reporting.
2. A new section is added in the "MDS Selection" area with a new "Type of MDS" search attribute. It allows to separately search for MDS / Modules, Components, Semi-components, Materials or within the Outbox.
For detailed information please read the latest Release Notes for IMDS-a2 Version 12.2.
Our Training and Consulting partner imds professional organizes the fourth interactive IMDS User Conference. This event takes place in collaboration with DXC Technology.
When and where? On November 11, 2020 from 16:00h to 18:00h and November 12, 2020 from 9:30h to 15:30h (UTC+2). The event takes place online.
Under www.imds-professional.com/blog/item/866-imds-anwendertreffen-2020-findet-online-statt.html you find additional information and can register. The event language is German.
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.