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Automated CAMDS solution from iPoint minimizes material data effort for automotive manufacturers

With immediate effect, iPoint-systems gmbh, the global market leader in software solutions and services for product compliance and sustainability, is offering automotive manufacturers an integrated solution for collecting material data for both IMDS (International Material Data System) and the new Chinese CAMDS (China Automotive Material Data System). iPoint’s solution enables OEMs and suppliers to significantly speed up their CAMDS processes. It converts and anonymizes existing IMDS data sheets in a highly automated process without disclosing sensitive data about the supply chain, suppliers, etc. to the Chinese CAMDS.

Hassle-free conversion from IMDS to CAMDS

At the end of 2015, the Chinese authorities changed the information requirements automotive OEMs have to meet when submitting the material data that has to be provided in order to gain type approval. Manufacturers are now also obliged to collect material data for the new CAMDS system, which has been developed by the China Automotive Technology and Research Center (CATARC) and Chinese OEMs. To prevent this from doubling the amount of work involved for vehicle manufacturers and suppliers in collecting the necessary material data, iPoint has created an integrated CAMDS and IMDS solution that automatically converts IMDS data for use in CAMDS, while protecting confidential business data and relationships. iPoint has integrated this new solution into its established iPoint Compliance Agent (iPCA) module and implemented similarly designed user interfaces for IMDS and CAMDS.

Significantly reduced workload for CAMDS

Thanks to this automated conversion procedure, OEMs and suppliers are able to improve efficiency and quality, while building on existing data and processes. User experience shows that this new, automated solution significantly reduces the efforts for creating CAMDS data sheets compared with having to input the necessary data manually. Furthermore, the fact that the solution uses the familiar iPCA user interface minimizes the amount of time users need to learn the system.