Requirements & Functions


Requirements & Functions


The easier way from requirements to product

The easier way from requirements to product

Advantages for enterprises and employees

  • Implement requirements in a comprehensible and function-oriented way
  • Make use of requirements directly within the project and product context
  • Link requirements and present a clear overview of interrelationships
  • Monitor the degree of fulfillment and take corrective action

Implement requirements in a comprehensible and function-oriented way

Requirements form the starting point for product development. CONTACT Requirements & Functions allows you to record and process requirements and monitor the degree to which they are fulfilled. Instead of isolated lists, you use the management capabilities integrated in PLM to handle even large numbers of requirements and the relationships between them. And integration means that you have system support for tracking changes, elaborating and further specifying requirements throughout the development process rather than just managing them in isolation. The result is transparency, traceability, compliance and reliably achieved objectives in your product development operations.

Function-oriented development in accordance with the V model
The module also provides comprehensive support for function-oriented development in accordance with the enhanced V model for model-based systems engineering (MBSE) and offers an excellent foundation for collaboration and system development in development networks.

Make use of requirements directly within the project and product context

Record requirements within the context of the customer projects using automated import from Microsoft Word or ReqIF. You can take over the structure levels directly from these sources and thus speed up the work of structuring the requirements. Microsoft Word is available as a front-end, offering all its formatting and reviewing capabilities. And previews make for even faster orientation. You define requirements in even greater detail on the basis of the status during the course of development, and each of the changed versions is always given a revision number. Comparisons are also possible at any time. For example, when you import requirements from ReqIF, changes are detected automatically and the requirements are updated accordingly in the system.

Faster off the mark with templates
Templates for requirements and functions allow you to assign items simply by dragging and dropping them. Setting up and using requirements catalogs makes it possible for you to define requirements flexibly without risking any loss of traceability.

Convenient recording and editing with Office and ReqIF interface

Link requirements and present a clear overview of interrelationships

A design structure matrix provides you with a simple way of creating links between requirements and functions, components and tasks. This ensures that all the interrelationships are traceable. Make use of preconfigured bidirectional links such as requirements to functions or requirements to project tasks. You can also link requirements to each other.

Navigate through the requirements structures in the link graph
The link graph allows you to visualize the interrelationships between requirements, ideas, functions, actions and parts. You can identify the impact of changes before you implement them. The simple navigation in the link graph means that you always keep a clear overview, even in complex projects for mechatronic or cyber-physical products.

Monitor fulfillment levels and take corrective action

Requirements & Functions allows you to visualize which individual requirements have been met and shows the overall degree of fulfillment. Charts clearly reveal the status and degree of fulfillment of specified requirements.

Take and monitor corrective action
Requirements management that is integrated in PLM makes it possible for you to link requirements directly to project tasks. This means that for any given requirement, you can immediately see the associated tasks, such as validation by tests and simulations. Furthermore, integrated action management makes it possible to initiate corrective action without delay when discrepancies relating to planned specifications are identified.

Verwandte Themen

Ensure the compliance of materials with industry and regulatory standards such as REACH and RoHS during the development process

Ensure a transparent view of the materials used in your products

Make sure that only permitted materials are processed

Quality-tested delivery of regulated materials

Den Lebenszyklus von Dokumenten und Objekten des virtuellen Produkts lückenlos dokumentieren

Vollziehen Sie mit Audit Trails den Lebenszyklus von Dokumenten und PLM-Objekten lückenlos nach

Stellen Sie regulatorisch relevante Dokumente komfortabel in Mappen zusammen

Sichern Sie mit digitalen Lebenslaufakten die Nachweisfähigkeit und verbessern die Nutzung Ihrer Produkte und Anlagen

Faster, more reliable availability of project, product and customer documentation

Use integrated project and document management and best practices for your documentation

Integrate in-process documentation in the project plan intelligently and avoid time-consuming subsequent modifications

Automatically generate documentation of deliverables

Overview of all existing project tasks and direct access to context information

Use tasks to set the course for a smooth transition from project planning to implementation

Allow your project participants an optimal self-organization

•Connect reliability with agility and keep track of the multi-project mode

Indicator-based project controlling: Monitor progress, improve performance and achieve targets

Define indicators for products, projects and processes to improve your performance

Specify target values for product attributes and record actions to be taken in the event of discrepancies

Keep an eye on your indicators and the success of actions taken at all times


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