Cradle‐RM Desktop can manage data for all of your project phases. Capture data from external documents or tools and track changes to these sources. Build new sets of requirements, functions, components, interfaces, tests or verifications and link them to the source data and each other. Check the quality of textual statements and data structures. Prove information integrity with traceability and coverage analyses. Raise customers’ confidence with proof that your work satisfies its source data, complies fully with its constraints, and will meet customers’ needs. Easily track your progress with metrics and KPIs and link your WBS and actual progress to project planning tools.
You can create any number of projects, each with a schema and a database of any number of items of any number of user‐defined types. Each item can have any number of attributes with up to 1 TByte of data, held in Cradle, or referenced in files, URLs or other tools. All items can be linked with user‐defined types of cross reference. Links have attributes to justify, parametise or explain them. Links are direct and indirect, for full lifecycle traceability, impact and coverage analyses. External documents can be loaded into hierarchies of items. Every requirement, regulation or other item in Cradle is linked to its origin in a document. Changes in new document versions are automatically found and the database updated. You can prove the integrity of your source data to customers with a full range of coverage analyses of their documents.
Cradle is simple to customise and use. You do not need to learn a scripting language or become a programmer to tailor it to your process. After every change to your schema, Cradle will automatically update collections of queries, views and other definitions that make you productive immediately.
Cradle‐RM Desktop is one of the Cradle product range. The full, multi‐user, product is Cradle Enterprise.