Release Information

The IATF CARA Tool is designed as progressiv web application. On startup the tool caches all data for the application in the browser and uses the index db of the browser to save all application data within that browser as well. On every startup the application downloads changes in the background if a new release is available. On the second start up after closing the browser the new version will be started. This process is defined by CARAs offline capability and the control of the browser.

Next feature and data structure release is coming 01.04.2020. For further details about changes and the timetable check

Due to the Covid situation IATF changed the rules allowing remote audits. This requires that two new fields have to be added before the official R1.2 release. These fields will be only added to the data structure it is not essential to have them in the import of the report and should not create any problems with exiting interfaces to ERP systems. New fields are:

AuditData.IsRemoteAudit as YesNoOption

AuditData.ReasonRemoteAudit as string

If there are any further questions please contact us using the service desk.



First: Reserved for major release changes.

Second: Reserved for added functionality and data structure changes

Third; Reserved for patches and translation corrections.

Release information table (contains already published release information)


Release Date


Features Added


Release Date


Features Added







  • 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