Located in Plano,
Texas, the SLATE Group of EDS
provides the means of taking requirements, systems engineering and
product knowledge to the enterprise. We accomplish this through
Computer-Aided System Design Groupware aimed at the front-end/conceptual
part of the development process (typically performed by systems
engineering/systems architecting) that enable you to get the right
product to market faster.
SLATE (System Level Automation Tool for Enterprises) addresses these problems by:
Bringing requirements to everyone on a project--requirement groupware (ensuring that no one is working from stale information)
Integrating requirements with the design (where requirements can influence design towards compliance, rather than testing/integrating compliance in later)
Providing accurate design documentation that is a reflection of the team-captured design (changing design changes the documentation)
The result is a unique requirements management environment that not only understands requirements, but also how requirements relate to the product--allowing the requirements to directly influence everyone's design decisions towards compliance. The result is more compliant products, built on shorter schedules (fewer restarts, fewer redesigns, fewer surprises, shorter test and integration cycles, reuse opportunities, etc.) with less money.
Our customers realize requirements by themselves (or in trace matrices) do not have the power to build compliant products. Tracing tools which manage requirements outside of the development environment can not influence development decisions towards compliance. SLATE's patented relationship engine/database solves this problem by tieing requirements into the design where they can influence each design decisionwhat we've tagged Integrated Requirements Management/Engineering (also via the Web through our tranSLATE product family).
SLATE remains a standalone product used by many fortune 100 companies including GM, Ford, Ericsson, Lucent, Boeing, Hughes Space, Raytheon, Lockheed Martin and others interested in slashing product cycle time.