The number of products with embedded computer systems continues to grow, as does the expectation for product connectivity (the Internet of Things). The increased complexity of such systems requires new ways to design, engineer, and simulate new product designs in a cross-discipline, collaborative engineering development process.
Systems engineering is an interdisciplinary approach to building complex systems. It is based on systems thinking principles, which pays close attention to logistics, requirements, testing and evaluation, team coordination, and other disciplines. It is an approach rooted in work processes, best practices, and risk management. Systems engineering ensures all likely aspects of a project or system are considered, and integrated into a whole. The more complex the product, the more its development will benefit from systems engineering.
Systems engineering is often introduced to an organization as a way to reduce or eliminate communications barriers between teams. It also drives the use of multi-discipline simulation and modeling as a top-down engineering approach, and it serves to link engineering to business requirements.
The benefits of systems engineering
Our approach to systems engineering gives your organization the ability to apply best-in-class model-based systems development throughout product development. Using a systems engineering approach ensures compliance with market demands and regulatory obligations, while improving time to market and reducing costs by streamlining innovation and collaboration in the organization.
Complex systems can be modeled, tested, and verified in a logical, thorough, and consistent fashion, even if they span multiple engineering disciplines. The design and manufacture of complex embedded systems with computer-based operations is dramatically improved.