How do you capture and manage the system and project requirements in your projects?
Do you feel the frustration of requirements changing later in your projects and you spend time, effort and money chasing the impacts and costs of such changes?
Cradle's fully bi-directional, multi-level requirements management capability allows you to automatically load requirements from source documents, keeping the structure and hierarchy of those requirements and fully manage every requirement at every stage of the project lifecycle.
Cradle uses transitive links which enable you to see what each requirement is directly and indirectly linked to within all levels of your project hierarchy and uniquely which items each requirement is not linked to. You can see quickly which tests are not linked to any requirement without the very time consuming effort of manually tracing your way down every branch of your project hierarchy to ensure full compliance with your project's requirements.
Traceability of all requirements at any level of the project hierarchy at all times upwards and downwards. You can see how requirements are being satisfied at every moment in your project lifecycle.
You are always in control. No matter how complex the project demands, no matter how many late changes are introduced, YOU can see how they impact on the project's requirements from every direction in the project hierarchy. This can save a huge amount of time in discovering what are and are NOT linked to those requirements.
Typically a third to half the price of our competitors. The way Cradle utilises licence management allows more people to use the software for fewer licences with sharing between concurrent users.
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Cradle achieves full lifecycle traceability, through transitive links between items which allows you to trace every requirement through its links to every other item in the project, of every type, which it is directly AND indirectly related to, and back.
Cradle can utilise requirements at every level within the project hierarchy to ensure that all the items within the project hierarchy can be traced back to and satisfies the initial, or amended requirements giving you full confidence and control.
Transitive links control the flow of data in both directions in the project hierarchy to ensure that you are always in control of all the essential data. You know, in detail, at every stage, how every part of your project satisfies the requirements of the project.
Cradle gives you the ability to view and manipulate cross references in dynamic Hierarchy Diagrams, with full control over which information and relationships are shown, and which attributes of requirements and other items are displayed.
Cradle includes a substantial amount of free software in the Cradle-PDM module - including Document Loader and a full CM system.
These components ARE necessary for you to do proper RM and V&V but they are NOT in our competitors and so would be an extra cost to you to create a system to try to match ours.
Cradle not only has unrivalled requirements gathering and management capabilities, but it also is a full lifecycle systems engineering tool, which enables you to do everything from requirements management, through systems analysis, architecture design, modelling, testing and implementation. Requirements management is FULLY integrated into every level of the tool. All in one tool in one database.
A small selection from our hundreds of satisfied and impressed customers.
"I have been a Cradle user and administrator for 7 years of my over 25 year career as a Software Analyst and Programmer. Cradle is by far a superior systems engineering software tool. Over the years as a Cradle administrator I have utilized many of Cradle's features. I have managed large amounts of engineering data for both NASA and contractors. I can say that Cradle is a very powerful and feature rich engineering tool. The user interface, administrative and development tools, document capture/publishing and modeling capability in addition to the Web interface all make Cradle superior in engineering tools."
"As a database administrator on a large scale NASA project, I have found 3SL to be extremely responsive to their customer needs and always willing to go the extra mile to help ensure their success. Their support has been second to none."
"Cradle is great to work with. Having multiple people editing a set of requirement at the same time was one of the reason we procured Cradle. Cradle can show all links to/from an object(item) and relationships between many object modules. Hence, Cradle can show a full end to end traceability.
Cradle supports the full system lifecycle. Cradle has integrated modelling (for full MBSE), supporting any number of fully integrated and cross referenced process, analysis, architecture and design models, all linked to all other project data. Cradle supports a variety of modelling notations, including SASD, IDEF, UML, FFBD, PFD, ADARTS and others. "
"Ease of configuration management for large groups of design data. Ease of training new users. The degree that an administrator can enact global database schema changes with no error. The ease with which the schema for item types can be defined. The ability to feed simulation using design data and schedules as well as DRM (design reference mission) Idef architecture. The tool suite presents a single integrated environment to link design architecture, requirements, and specifications in a conguration controlled database. "
"In-Depth Engineering uses Cradle as its requirements management tool on the development of mission critical systems for the Navy. This includes systems that preset and deploy weapons, and systems that provide critical sensor and targeting information. Cradle's extensive feature‐set allows us to manage, collect, organize, and derive requirements in a manner consistent with the unique needs of every project. Cradle's flexibility allows us to create new requirement relationships to solve unique System Engineering problems. When we need assistance, we do not hesitate to contact 3SL for Cradle support. They are knowledgeable, friendly, and have always been available to help us with our problems."
"3SL were very active in their support to me and highlighted that we had local support available through Simon Fearnley and Agile Controls in Adelaide Australia. A webinar was arranged with Mark Walker in the United Kingdom that Simon attended. I had included a number of systems engineers including the Chief Engineer and we were all thoroughly impressed with Mark's knowledge and the capabilities of the tool, not only for design but for the complete Systems Engineering lifecycle and various subtleties linking requirements, design, and test but parametric modelling, configuration management, document generation and engineering and project management support. We bought the tool, recognising the potential for a substantial productivity gain and improvement in quality. At a training session I continued to be impressed as I discovered yet more features of the tool. Consultancy has further helped to configure the tool for our specific needs. I have been nothing but thoroughly impressed with not only the breadth and depth of capabilities of the Cradle tool, its flexibility, integration, and price (value for money), but in with outstanding pre-sales and post-sales support we have received from 3SL. I would thoroughly recommend Cradle and 3SL for complex systems engineering projects."
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Single user and Subscription Enterprise versions of Cradle. Contact us for enterprise versions.
Multi-user, enterprise scalable system. with a licence usage system designed to give you much more for your money.
Share floating licences from a licence pool allowing intelligent concurrent usage, meaning more people can use Cradle without extra licences, saving you typically 1/3rd of the cost of other products.
Cradle Enterprise comprises everything in Cradle RM-Pro and Cradle SE-Pro and lots more, for enterprise level solutions.
Enterprise is the all-in-one requirements and systems engineering tool which manages your projects from concept to creation, in one tool, in one database.
3SL Cradle enables organisations to be champions of requiring and providing bi-directional traceability to all relevant data, from cradle to grave -- the entire project lifecycle -- due to the tool’s ability to be customised with ease and ability to produce products that builds confidence in project stakeholders.
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