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Cradle‐RM Pro

Requirements Management Across the Systems Lifecycle


Cradle‐RM Pro can manage data for all of your project phases. Cradle can 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.

Full Details

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 tracks all edits to every requirement, test case, verification and all other information that you want it to hold. Edits can be reversed selectively or by group. Change logs are immediately available. All information can be checked for quality using user-defined rules that analyse the text and item structures. Generate documents such as a URD, SRD, IRS, SDS and SSDSs to match your or your client’s required formats with user defined templates and full traceability of which items were published in each document issue. You define how information is viewed and reported in any number of views, shown as nested tables, trees, matrices, pivot tables, and as diagrams.

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 Pro is one of the Cradle product range. The full, multi user, product is Cradle Enterprise.

Supports the full systems development lifecycle at system, subsystem and lower levels
Integrates in one product features normally spread across separate tools from different vendors
Completely user-definable and user-extensible with point-and-click UIs
Manage any information, including requirements, risks, interfaces, tests and verifications
Scalable to millions of items of information
Full traceability of data to source and generated documents with complete version management
Full traceability and coverage analyses
User-definable views of data including tables, trees, documents, matrices, diagrams and graphs
User-defined metrics and management dashboards

Major Features

Supports full system lifecycle
Agile and phase processes
Process independent
Supports RM
Supports managing functions and components
Supports test management
Optionally manage Cost and System Breakdown Structures
Supports feature-driven development (FDD)
Supports project V&V
Load source documents (text, tables, figures and links)
Manage source document versions and differences
Full lifecycle transitive traceability and coverage
User-defined items and attributes
User-defined link types, link rules and link attributes
Spell checking
Quality (conformance) checks
Direct editing in tables and in user-defined forms
1:1, 1:N, M:N linking of all items
Drag-and-drop linking
Graphical traceability views
User-defined queries, views, forms, hierarchies, navigations
Make child, sibling, hierarchy
Split and merge items
Reordering of item hierarchies
Traceability to/from document versions
User-defined document templates
Suspect item displays
User-defined metrics
Automated change histories
User-defined calculations
User-defined progress graphs
User-defined pivot tables
User-defined matrices
Automatic WBS and progress reporting
User-defined dashboards and KPIs
User-defined reports to CSV, Word, HTML, Excel
User-defined Start Page UIs
User-defined commands in table views
Import/export for XML (any schema), CSV, Cradle and ReqIF
Automated batch reporting from command line utilities