The IMDS (International Material Data System) is the automobile industry's material data system. Initially, it was a joint development of Audi, BMW, Daimler, EDS (after acquisition in 2008 part of HP, now DXC Technology), Ford, Opel, Porsche,
While IMDS is an efficient tool for regular users maintaining a reasonable amount of MDSs, for big user companies manually maintaining the data means an enormous additional effort. Without automated mechanisms the publishing of MDSs is massively
(IMDS) is a global data repository that contains information on materials used by the automotive industry. Several leading auto manufacturers use the IMDS to maintain data for various reporting requirements.