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Release Date


Features Added




  • print update data entry sheet

  • upadte update of clauses based on SI

  • USI


18.07.22 (live)

  • updated data importer separator can now be set. by default on comma or by language like for germany as semicolon Data importer for lists and quick entries

  • digital version of Process Reference list has a legend

  • NcManagement

    • Added hover information for state blocked fields on how to get back into edit

    • Print

      • added AuditorName and Nc Identification no to NC overview page

      • added previous CB answers into the print

      • fix missing required counted overview fields double

    • added hover over information on blocked fields after moved in to the next stage on how to revert back to edit

  • Special audit

  • Changed NA/0 business rule for processes

    • not audited will keep NA values and only set not audited on not NA fields. This allows on inheritance to keep NA. Auditors still have to ensure the proper application on follow up audits!

  • In Previous Nonoconformities the optional field process audit lead was added to allow managing previous NCs by co auditor and properly merging. This was not possible on inheritance as the lead auditor became the owner of that data.

  • Customer information

    • IATF OEM customer performance for quality, delivery and special status condition will only allow IATF customers as drop down based iatfdatabse. OEM names were not used as defined in the iatfdatabase and had to be corrected.

    • In all automotive customers the selection of IATF OEM customer will be only allowed when the name is identical to the list of provided IATF OEM customers

  • Fix on inheritance to special audit the previous audit report was added as well into special audit list

  • remove of pre version 1.3 indexdb datasets when sucessfully updated

  • Audit report and remote support function audit report

    • new print data entry sheet for iatfdatabase entry information (only in english)

1.3 build 13


  • added patch for old browser version marking print errors

  • added patch for browser closing on parallel process openining audit report

  • fixed problems with single NC loading process

  • fixed new line old data issue on formatted fields

  • fixed Activities selection on Touchpad



  • General

    • allowance of formatting in longer text fields (per CB acceptance)

    • layout improvement

    • fix after inheritance interval is empty

  • CB specific

    • allow to set shorter time for NC resolution dates as suggested value

    • optional field in CB internal which will not be printed

  • Organization information

    • new field corporate scheme name

    • business logic for has extended manufacturing sites “No”

  • Process section

    • NA/compliant will be set in process

    • optional field completed for process handling including filter completed/not completed

    • process reference list as quick view (no entry)

    • business logic NA for all requirements will result in error marking

    • tracking of process audits including business logic

      • include business

        • all manfacturing processes have to be audited in every audit

        • all other processes have to be audited on Stage2/Recert and once in the cycle

    • optional entry of activities to be inherited in sites by selecting the process

  • Manufacturing processes

    • removed add for manufacturing processes as they should be controlled by process the section

  • Sites

    • Manufacturing

      • add comments field

    • Sites

      • add template function

  • Customer Information

    • Import of csv files

  • Rework of report print

    • mark right sections for missing required fields in IATF CARA (improve finding)

    • design

      • reduction of pages

    • font size of Asian print

  • CB Internal section

    • additional field for internal entries which is not printed

  • NcManagement

  • Inheritance

    • design to remote audit report

    • design adhoc to special report

    • improve previous Ncs on inheritance by adding

      • Nonconformity observed in process

      • Statement of nonconformity

      • Objective evidence

      • Client’s systemic corrective actions

      • Client’s action taken to verify effective implementation of corrective action

  • Release 1.3 Change summary and explanation

  • Change in Database list handling

    • increase of performance of IATF CARA on increasing data amount

    • possibility to keep more reports in browser cache if needed

  • Archive functionality

    • Control over reports to reduce the size of the backup and avoid redundant backups of old reports while allowing to keep these reports active in IATF CARA due to it’s new database structure

  • Data importer

    • List type segments like CSRs or process can be partially or fully filled by using CSV files and a quick entry



  • Business Logic

    • providing support location “Cb Certificate No” is not mandatory

    • fix: CSR for remote support location not mandatory on print

  • Translation fixes

  • NC Management

    • changed “Systemic corrective actions, including timing and responsible person” to “Corrective actions, including timing and responsible person” to comply with ISO9000 Text

    • added Iso Clause 8.2.2



  • Correction of SIs

  • Update of German translations

  • minor display fix



  • Bug fix: “Changes since last audit” options were hidden in digital version of audit report organization information

  • Adaption: Some nonstandard browsers had loading issues due to a different implementation in the loading process. IATF CARA was adapted to work with these browsers



  • Inheritance

    • Additional data is not inherited like process details

    • Added inheritance to transfer audit

    • Previous NCs will start with the NC identification no and be followed by the process in Comments

    • Transfer audits can be now inherited to Stage 1

  • Process

    • Process audit team members can be deleted

  • Process reference list

    • fields that are automatically calculated are now disabled to avoid confussion

    • table view short list will switch textbox showing MA,mi,0 to see if field us unset or has an inherited value

  • Print of draft report

    • added address of organization on title

    • added automotive customers on results

  • Special audit

    • Is special audit was removed for upcoming reports and will be now defined using the special audit recommendation

  • IATF requirements were updated to include SIs

  • Remote support function audit report

    • added audit cycle and next regular audit for all audits ending after 31.10 as required

  • File element improvement

    • attach files per drag and drop

    • file view in IATF CARA for image and pdf

  • NC Management (import of client data)

    • Avoid importing organization data if the field is empty. To avoid the case that the client sends the full report as single NC with empty already closed NCs.

  • Extend auditor merge to add customer information lines if new entry

  • News page in IATF CARA

  • RestApi integration for first CB

  • Notification system



  • IATF CARA Serial and ADP based login

    • First login using the ADP site to receive the serial number and activate IATF CARA

    • Afterwards if the database is cleared and no backup is used ADP or serial can be used

  • Confirmation message on using load report on an auditor NC

  • Warning for loading formats like pdf and archive

  • Fix:

    • xml formatting missing Signature

    • help translations

    • default 0 in processes reference list when empty



  • Processes

    • question “not audited” will be changed to “was the process audited in this audit”

    • On not audited name of representative is hidden

    • KPI

      • On Recertification and new KPI hide trend 3 years

      • Business rule: On Stage2 and no previous audit hide Trend last since last audit

  • Print

    • Organization information

      • other language scopes will be printed even if they are not part of the selected langua

    • remote location audit

      • add is on site process question

    • add Draft information to draft pdf file name

  • Audit report

    • Only auto calculate next audit date for Stage 2, due to possible changes in surveillance audit dates

    • Business rule: Recommendation Options on Recertification allow suspension recommendation

    • Customer Information

      • Business rule: On Stage2 and no previous audit hide “Changes since last audit” and “Special status since last audit”

    • Audit conclusion

      • At least one project is required

  • Special audit business rules

    • Only verification reason or another reason is possible

    • On Verification hide process details already entered in audit to reduce entry effort

      • Name of the organization's representative audited

      • Process performance

      • Description of the customer CSR's audited

      • Description of the interactions with supporting / supported processes at other sites(s) and/or remote location(s) audited

  • NC Management business rule

    • Select IATF standard clause automatically for all NCs only ISO is optionally set by business logic

  • Stage1 Readiness

    • Add Shift Time check to avoid problems due to pre generated reports

  • Merge of audits

    o   Process KPIs without a name are not added during the merge


    o   By default, backup interval for new users is set to 0 to avoid any data loss

  • General

    • Added warning if IATF CARA is opened multiple times in the same browser



  • unification and clearer naming of recommendations

    • business logic for audit recommendation based on audit type

    • business logic for special audit based on reason for the audit

  • special audit supports now scope extension with sites and processes

  • changed the organisation encryption to randomly generated passwords for nc reports

    • passwords will be used for the whole communication process

  • process reference list

    • added full bi-directional PA/OFI/NC changes

    • added the possibility to hide PA/Ofi/NCs in table and activate it by default using settings

    • added to set compliant and to differ between set and empty fields

    • remote audit reports require now also a process reference list

  • added new fields

    1. allow to add language specific scopes for certificates in different languages [all reports->Organization information]

    2. allow month based dates for Dates of CSR [audit reports->Customer information]

    3. add evidence of implementation files container (CBs field request) [Nc Management->Organization]

    4. because CARA inherits all NCs from previous reports verification of previous audit nonconformities will get a column special audit conducted which will replace effectively implemented in this case [Audit reports->Audit conclusion]

    5. Manufacturing process add no of operational shifts for every cycle to avoid removing data on old cycles based on reduced amount shifts in this cycle [Audit report->Manufacturing processes]

    6. Manufacturing process shift times for this audit cycle [Audit report->Manufacturing processes]

    7. Repeating Cb block for NCs revoked and returned by organization multiple times. Final block is always the last one [NC-Management->CB]

    8. CbCertificate No for providing and receiving support locations

    9. postal code is now required please set N/A if not applicable

  • organization files import

    • added a protocol to identifier import details

  • changes in print

    • general

      • reduced the pdf file size

    • report

      • fixed: wrong formatting of index on 2 pages titles

      • fixed: wrong formatting of process reference list on page break

      • new fields were added

      • customer information page is now horizontal

    • nc report

      • horizontal NC overview containing now all relevant information about the NC

  • Adhoc-NC report

  • saving of report is now possible from all pages in the header

  • estimated file size is calculated

    • on NC report at 10 MB a warning shows up to send the rest of files separately

    • on NC report at 25 MB further attachments are blocked

  • print of draft report added

  • loading of IATF CARA was improved in the first load only essential language files are added

  • Multi element sites (i.e. Processes, sites, NCs)

    • Filter and sort functionality

    • Quick jump index to next element

    • Jump to field

    • possibility to move up and down of processes to resort them

  • NC management report answer block can be repeated on each reajection

  • new mandatory fields are optional and not printed if the audit date end was before the release

  • Meta information for each report or nc report including estimated file size



  • improved some translations

  • added option inheritance to special audit for remote location reports

  • NC Management

    • added 8.2.2 NC selection

    • removed index from nc print



  • business rule change

    • increased possible expiration date of certificate

  • fix

    • all report list might contain only

    • auditor audit dates on site improved



  • improvements

    • ask to confirm password for encryption

    • fix loading of same file names is blocked by browser

    • meta information icon for ids and other data

    • recognition of file type based on data content not file type ending

    • additional merge exceptions

  • business rules changes

    • “All automotive customer(s)” CSR required fields only Name or Date of CSR document is required (one of both not both as before)

    • Certificate Issue and expiration date is not required for Stage2, Transfer audits

  • print documents

    • process reference list design was improved and color codding was added

  • update information message system for auditors using local zip packages

  • Copy of site templates so activities can be kept through sites

  • Add process list as list so processes will be added automatically



  • improved remote audit report

    • fields not available in remote audit report removed

    • options for selection

  • print documents

    • do not print empty tables

    • do not print empty pages (i.e. no Ofi, PA)

    • adjusted header so long remote support audit function will fit better

    • added information to results section for IATF NC CARA

  • Question “is this a remote audit” and field for required reason for remote audit

  • Retry for password entry

  • direct link to video tutorials when online

1.1.8 B17


  • Fix

    • UTC time for Shifts in stage 1 report print

    • UTC time in displayed dates on site selection

    • wrongly displayed message for encryption blocked by Cb

  • Document print

    • disclaimer after results activated


    • work Instructions added



  • business logic changes:

    • processes can be now on and off site

    • question “If 100% resolved, target date for special audit” only required on “Accepted, but 100% resolved” reviewer decision

    • removed the fix on next scheduled audit to approve later dates due to the situation

  • improved merge of audits

    • only if text entries of auditors differ and are not empty they will be shown as co-auditors entries

    • added an info icon if process has merged data information

  • usability

    • on enter in activities no new lines are added

  • improved xml compatability and issues and continued reports from developments site

  • Process reference list

    • overview for NCs for better identification



  • fixed resetting of NC Management organization data problem on edit

  • removed CB part from print in NC CARA for organization (no warnnings)

  • improved loading in NC CARA

  • fixed “Conformity, effectiveness and relevance over the last 3 years” on print number to Yes/No



  • improved merging function, added No increments to avoid number collision, Ofi inheritance added

  • fixed typos on Activities

  • improved next scheduled audit options

  • added business logic for special audit recognition

  • improved NcManagament date inheritance



  • pdf: reduced the size of pdf several fold

  • Stage1: fixed times to UTC, old times will be transformed

  • typo CAA to CCAA number corrected

  • improved date selection for audit date start and end date



  • Service Worker

    • Forces browser to load new pages from webserver on update by versioning marker on all files (fix: pages were loaded randomly from cache control of the browser, which created version inconsistency and incomplete updates)

  • NcManagement

    • added enter ISO 9001:2015 requirement on requirements only based on Iso (fix: confusing for auditors on multiple changes of standard clause and not changing requirement)

  • Fix for loading reports with missing process Ids



  • general improved translation

    • Spanish

  • results

    • entry date can be last audit day date



  • typo CAA to CNCA number corrected

  • general

    • improved translation

      • Portuguese

      • Castilian Spanish

      • Polish

      • French

      • Russian

      • Korean

      • Japanese

      • Chinese

  • customer information

    • fixed PSA supplier code

    • added set IATF OEM on auto complete of recognized OEM

  • merge import

    • fixed overwrite of KPIs by non lead auditor

  • fixed process correction action on activities to strict

  • report print

    • Missing Required warning for previous certificate fixed

    • fixed overlong text columns over one page won’t be printed

    • improved process description table, more width for entries

  • general

    • boxes disabled due to IATF rule set are greyed out



  • process reference list

    • improved business logic remove compliant (x) in process reference list when major (ma) or minor (mi) NC is selected

    • performance optimization direct entry table

      • Edge gets slow due to it’s programming no improvement is available yet [it calculates the layout every time new]

  • fixed old report Ofi/Positive Aspects printing problem, comments problem

  • fixed missing jsons ending in encrypted backup files

  • organization information

    • Set “Are there any outsourced processes” on “If product design responsible for IATF 16949, is the design outsourced” = Yes



  • Activities only in English

  • Merge will also merge KPIs based on “Proccess KPI(s)” field

  • Pdf limit was raised to 10 MB

  • OFI and Positive aspects were moved to the report not a part of nonconformities

    • Data will be moved automatically for old reports

  • Added the possibility for Native language/or additional English scope and address

  • Fixed the problem that in some browser the index.html is updated directly causing update problems

  • New design

    • Better menu interaction

    • Core functions on start page

    • Modern design

  • Required fields are marked red until completed

  • CARA files can be AES encrypted

    • Activation in settings

    • Automatic encryption by saved password

  • Added different data fields (Please check data definition)

    • Nc management header was extended for auditors and dates for recommendation use

    • New fields like scope and address and Id extension like in address

    • Changed audit team recommendation to accept multiple answers

  • Added more business logic

    • Check for audit team recommendation and special results plausibility

    • Process on/off site automatic switch

    • Better integration of NCs with results (changes on Ncs will by default overwritten by reference list in audits)

    • Moved some business logic to report open process to improve checks on imported/loaded reports

      • calculation of nc or results

      • finding manufacturing processes in processes and making them available on the manufacturing processes page

    • Check audit team for duplicated auditors

    • Calculation of dates on site to 3 decimal precision e.g.1/8 a day

    • Auto calculation of dates for dates depending on last date of audit

    • Added information messages when fields are changed by business logic (where might be required)

    • Added information messages if fields are blocked due to business logic (where might be required)

  • Added signature option or document is valid without signature

    • In settings auditors can add a signature image which will be added if their name is set as auditor in possible signature fields

  • Inheritance on NC dates from report

    • Date limits on setting nc dates

  • Autocomplete for Auditor names in NCs

    • suggests available auditors

  • Added “Load and add” feature to sites, process, Ofi, positive aspects and NCs to reports with same unqiue id

  • Added new process reference list layout in audit report to enter directly in table design

  • Keeping organization data in Nc Actions from previous nc management report import if that data is imported multiple times

  • Exporting/Saving of single NCs is possible, also loading and joining single NCs to a complete report

  • Table style process reference list second layout

    • Direct entry table style layout

    • Supports calculation of PAs, NCs in results



  • Improved design

  • Added new fields

  • Audit Days are not reset anymore on change

  • Fixed JSON date bug

  • Standardized file naming

  • Integrated IAFT auditor field on start up

  • Added possibility to add multiple languages to Languages spoken on site

  • Added Process audit team

  • Inheritance of NcManagement Data to ProcessReferenceList

  • Added report merging for auditors



  • Added additional option to process reference list

  • Changed Stage1 inheritance to NA for not selected elements

  • Fixed issue with report printing with CB Logo

  • Improved printing

  • Better support for report files with missing required fields like arrays

  • Changed Positive Aspects and Ofi on results page to number fields

Import of XML files



Continue buttons to resemble menu order

Bug fixes on remote support site audit print showing manufacturing fields

Moving minor due date on results page to the 60 days column

Activation of the Tool only with a valid auditor id

Choosing a CB for the report in Audit Data

Added Table of Contents to Report print

Added Process overview in report print if more than one process

Added NcActions Overview in Nc Management if more than one NcAction