SaaS not SaaS, a rather confusing statement when you look at the use of acronyms. We can assure you that Cradle Software As A Service is what we mean. However, we’ve had a bit of fun looking at some of the other meanings.
Shared or dedicated servers and not the lifesaving work of South Australian Ambulance Service.
As we head towards Q4, both businesses and governments will be looking at their costs to date and their costs for next year. As we mentioned in last September’s newsletter, one way of controlling your project costs is to use Work Breakdown Structures (WBS) with costings associated with each element. Those costs are for the actual implementation of the elements of the project, materials or labour. However, every business has base running costs associated staff, buildings, machines and software.
How do you plan your yearly costs? What does your jurisdiction count as capital investment and what as running costs? Need a fixed price for a fixed period of your project? Do you have an IT department that is more wrapped up in red tape than a red billiard ball in a tin of red paint within a red (reusable of course) red carrier bag? Don’t like the installation cost of keeping up to date with the latest versions of software.
If the answer is ‘yes’ to any of the above, then SaaS could be the way to go. 3SL is hard at work putting our hosted software service provision together. Watch out for further announcements.
Please answer our Mini Poll, whether you prefer the:
ownership, control and flexibility of software purchase,
simplified, outsourced benefits of a managed service.
Cradle Latest Version
The latest version 18.104.22.168 has all the latest 7.4 patches. If you’ve not downloaded and installed it, please consider doing so to ensure you have the best Cradle experience. Anyone with a 7.4 licence code is entitled to this update.
An issue setting names for requirements and notes in the Item Properties dialog.
A glitch showing some RTF frames.
Exact match query not returning all versions.
An issue with historic blank alerts, and item ownership changes.
Opening parent diagram or deleting symbol could hang.
Document Publisher failed when checking for existing processes.
Web Access bug with LOGIN_UI_SHOW parameter.
Improvement in queries on RTF frames now supporting <null> and !<null> searches.
Better detection for Microsoft® Office 365 during installation.
However, those buying Cradle Enterprise licences can choose to donate £30 per licence bought to a charity of their choice. Ts&Cs apply
We love keeping an eye on what’s new in the field of engineering. The prospect of an airline speed train caught our eye.
The vacuum in here is neither hand-held, vortex, bagged nor available at any supermarket / electrical retailer! However it will be required to shift vast quantities of air.
And on a lighter note we mused at International Cat Day placing a cat in the #Cradle as an illustration in the use of images in diagrams as part of the MBSE (Model Based Systems Engineering) representation of a system.
3SL are would like to announce our latest product. The Cradle Subscriptions option is a SaaS (Software as a Service) product that that provides access to 3SL’s requirements management and systems engineering tool Cradle using remote servers. There will be no need to install software on your own company systems.
Cradle Enterprise offers huge flexibility in terms of the modules you can choose to licence and how many of each concurrent user you’ll need. This provides ultimate flexibility. In order to provide a hosted service and keep administration simple, Cradle ‘SaaS’ will be offered in four ‘flavours’ similar to the versions available as single user products. We offer the most popular licences in collection at a set ratio depending on the number of users.
So whether you are collating requirements, designing a system model, running a dashboard or publishing a document, there’s a SaaS collection form you.
Cradle Licences Collection
Requirements elicitation and processing.
Requirements elicitation and processing with project management functions and publishing
Requirements and System modelling.
Requirements and System modelling,
project management functions and publishing
Shared or Dedicated
For smaller projects, at a really keen price, you can pick a shared server hosted by 3SL with a shared database backend. This is ideal to get you up and running or to give you an easy way to test the benefits of an enterprise level system. This would be a great way of quickly scaling from a single user system to an enterprise arrangement as more people onboard to you project.
For larger corporate users wanting a little more control and no shared resource, Cradle is available on a cloud server. There will be a dedicated CDS (Cradle Database Server) just for your projects. This will provide you with the full power of an enterprise system without you needing your own IT hardware or managers.
Cradle SaaS can be packaged into simple fixed term durations. These will be available from one month to sixty months. This will allow customers to budget and ensure cover for a whole host of projects. You’ll be free to finish or renew as your project needs at the end of a term.
The UK government Digital Market PlaceCloud Software applications offer a wide range of software aimed at fulfilment of central and regional government contracts, government agencies’ work and local authority use. This ranges from accounting to transport, healthcare to sales. We are pleased to announce that Cradle is available as SaaS through G-Cloud 11 for agile and phase-based projects under the Information and communications technology (ICT) services.
We are offering a range of packaged SaaS services that include Cradle licences, a pre-defined schema and intensive support from 3SL for both unclassified (IL0) and OFFICIAL (certified IL3) deployments:
Prices start from as little as £20 per user per month. Including Email, webchat and phone support and full documentation included. Optional onsite support and training available. This can be supplied on Windows® or Linux®.
A wide range of user customisation is available including:
Items’ (attributes, links and properties)
Display of chosen data and layout through queries, views, forms,
Processing data to give graphs, reports, documents, metrics, KPIs/dashboards, process
We are pleased to announce that Cradle is now available as SaaS through G-Cloud 8 for agile and phase-based projects.
We are offering a range of packaged #SaaS services that include #Cradle licences, a pre-defined schema and intensive support from #3SL for both unclassified (IL0) and OFFICIAL (certified IL3) deployments:
– Agile Collaboration
– Agile Software Development
– Agile Software Management
– Application Lifecycle Development
– Application Lifecycle Management
– Business Analysis
– Business Process Modelling
– Requirements Management
– Systems Engineering