Synchronizing LSAR Data,S1000D CSDB

The current practice for linking technical documentation to Logistic Support Analysis Record (LSAR) data usually involves sharing raw information and paper back and forth between engineering and publication authors; which is error prone and inefficient. With Impact’s flexible exchange capabilities, organizations can significantly improve their performance and reduce errors in this important business process, and are no longer locked into vendor-specific applications.

Inmedius S1000Dimpact FlowEasily synchronize and link LSAR data and S1000D technical documentation with Inmedius S1000Dimpact.

The Value of Synchronization

Inmedius® S1000Dimpact™ provides a balanced approach to data integration, facilitating both control and flexibility. By synchronizing LSAR and S1000D data sources, Impact allows each system to work independently, but in concert with one another, eliminating duplication of effort in creating information and managing changes.

The seamless change management solution ensures that changes in engineering data are tracked and implemented by technical publication departments. Documentation is up-to-date, accurate and produced in a timely manner. Information from various sources — LSAR data, technical publications, product data models, engineering drawings — can be maintained, tracked and acted upon. Impact also provides robust workflow capabilities, audit trails and reporting functions to maintain controls and manage changes.

Create, Manage & Control LSAR & S1000D Data Simultaneously

Inmedius has revolutionized the process to ensure that engineering information is linked and in sync with your S1000D technical documentation. Impact significantly enhances the efficiency of creating an initial Data Module and then managing changes from the logistics source. Users map technical publishing structures to the logistics source, track and manage change, and create Data Module Requirements Lists (DMRL) for S1000D projects. Impact also provides robust workflow capabilities, audit trails and reporting functions to maintain controls and manage changes.

S1000Dimpact Benefits

  • Improve productivity
  • Quickly identify, incorporate changes
  • Keep technical content & engineering in sync
  • Eliminate duplicate effort
  • Streamline internal communications
  • Ensure the quality & timeliness of information

The Power of Integration

Browser-based Impact is fully integrated with the Inmedius S1000D Publishing Suite. It works seamlessly with S1000Dmanager, facilitating a direct link between LSAR data and the S1000D CSDB to review and manage engineering changes. Impact is compatible with MIL-STD-1388-2B, MIL-PRF-49506 and DEF STAN 00-60; the standards that describe LSAR data in logistics support software from industry leaders like Integrated Support Systems, Inc. (ISS) SLICwave™ and others, including Raytheon® Enhanced Automated Graphical Automated Graphical Logistics Environment (EAGLE). This enables Impact users to connect their LSAR data directly to publications in Manager. The software provides notification of changes in the logistics data, with updates to S1000D technical documentation. Changes are reviewed for impacts and tracked in a managed process.

SLICwave is a trademark of Integrated Systems, Inc. (ISS). EAGLE (Enhanced Automated Graphical Logistics Environment) is a trademark of Raytheon Company. powerLOG-J is a tool who’s sponsor is the U.S. Army Materiel Command (USAMC) Logistics Support Activity (LOGSA). OmegaPS is a trademark of Pennant International Group plc. All other company names, products, trademarks and service marks are the property of their respective holders. Companies mentioned do not imply endorsement.

Link, Synchronize LSAR & Technical Publication Data

Create, manage and control Logistic Support Analysis Record (LSAR) and S1000D data simultaneously. Users efficiently create initial Data Modules and build DMRLs for S1000D projects, manage CSDB changes from the logistics source, and map technical publishing structure directly to the LSA source.

Map Technical Publishing Structures to the Logistics Source

Manage and maintain synchronization between LSA source and S1000D documentation.

Product Structures

Build Data Module Requirements for S1000D Projects

Create DMRLs to collect Data Modules associated with an equipment hierarchy.

Data Module Requirements

Quickly Provide Initial Content of DMs from LSAR Information

Associate DM codes with LSAR structures, such as logistics task analysis.

DM Content from LSAR

Standard Exchange Formats

Use standard data formats for LSAR and S1000D import and export capabilities.

Track & Manage Changes

Easily identify and make changes when information is updated or altered. A transparent framework allows seamless data management between engineering and technical publication processes to make changes. The software provides notification of changes in LSAR data and users can track implementation through the change process.

Manage Changes & Change Status

Review changes for impacts, then implement and track changes in a managed environment. Changes are identified by part number. The Change Form, accessible by all users, describes the incorporated change and allows for tracking status; providing an interface to related information like the LSAR and CSDB.

Change Management

View Detailed Change Information

Review an overview of all change information from one central location. A specific change can be selected in order to efficiently action publication changes for review and incorporation.

Review Changes

Change Management Workflows & Reporting

Guide changes by configuring processes, setting up automatic email notification to users, and tracking document history through audit trails. The change management workflow is configured with three steps — Change Analysis, Incorporate Change and Sign-Off.

Customize Change Notification & Workflow

Formalize the process by configuring concise workflows for the change review and incorporation process for all users. The system provides a notification location for actioned changes. Secondary notification may occur via email.

Custom Change Notification Workflow

Audit Trails & Performance Metrics

Monitor audit trails and track metric reports from system information history and status.

Detailed Audit Trails

The following configuration is a recommended standard configuration. It assumes only Inmedius product installed on the server, and that the database is installed properly on a separate, adequate server. If other Inmedius products and/or the database are installed on the same machine, additional hardware may be required.

Server Requirements


  • OS: Microsoft® Windows (Server 2003, 2008, XP Professional, 7), Linux® (SuSE™ Enterprise 10, Open SuSE 11, Ubuntu 6.06, Red Hat® Enterprise 4, Fedora™ Core 7); 64-bit system recommended
  • DB: Oracle® 11g or MySQL™ 5.5 (must be installed before product installation)


  • CPU: 2 GHz (dual core processor); 64-bit system recommended
  • RAM: 4 GB
  • Disk Space: 1 GB, plus additional space for content to be managed within the database

Client Requirements


  • OS: Windows (XP, 7)
  • Browser: Internet Explorer 8.0, 9.0
  • Plug-in: PTC® Arbortext® IsoView™ 7.2 for Computer Graphics Metafiles (CGM) support


  • CPU: 2 GHz (dual core processor); 64-bit system recommended
  • RAM: 4 GB
  • Disk: 100 MB
  • Display: 1024x768 minimum, 1280x1024 recommended