PLATO e1ns - The Engineering Framework

Making the PDP methodically and efficiently

PLATO e1ns is the system for the optimal design of the product development process (PDP). With e1ns PLATO has developed a solution that works in the early stages of PDP. Right where you lay the foundation for cost and risk avoidance.

The special features

  • e1ns combines methods and development phases in a system.
  • Under its aspects the system model modeling (SysML) each discipline (mechanical, software, electrical, etc.)
  • "Single Point of Information" - central and direct access to all networked data and measures within the product development process via web browser.
  • We will put together a customized methods framework that is designed specifically for your development process.
The framework

The e1ns framework combines the phases of the PDP with the required development methods and thus offers a platform for optimally linking methods and phases to each other. In this case, e1ns makes all forms available to you, and these forms are specially designed to match your development process. The specification of milestones as well as the integrated action and document management system ensure in all phases that deadlines are maintained as well as guarantee transparency for all those involved – all over the world.

Everything at a glance

You control the PDP by specifying milestones and the activities arising in connection with them. With e1ns, you will always be able to maintain an overview. The integrated dashboard function provides you with visualized key figures regarding deadlines, activities, risks, etc. The comprehensive e1ns solution is supported by a web-based client, which guarantees global access as well as reduced installation costs.

Requirements Management

At the beginning of the development process, the focus is on the needs of the customer and the creative idea of the developer. Even the first steps require optimal conditions in order to enable efficient, methodical support and allow interdisciplinary development. Methods and data are provided so that they intermesh and can be edited and processed in parallel. Depending on the requirements, the systems are modelled (SysML) or a systematic requirements analysis (QFD) is performed. A common data and system representation increases the quality of innovation, reduces repetition in the process, and provides a sound basis for making decisions.

Tailor-made methods

We create an individual method framework for you according to the methods you need for your development process. From requirements management to the test phase (e.g. the design verification plan); PLATO e1ns offers you tailor-made methods that fit your development process exactly and also provide you with the corresponding forms. By linking the method framework and the system model, everyone involved has easy access to the relevant and most up-to-date data and documents.

Modules and their use

e1ns.aspects: Model-based System Development

A visual representation to design a system/product.

e1ns.dashboard: Visual performance.

A reliable base to make the right decisions.

e1ns.documents: Engineering assurance.

Control and release of documentation in all phases of the product development.

e1ns.actions: Integrated collaboration.

A solution to manage projects, tasks, and actions in all phases of the product development process.

e1ns.methods: The Methods Tool Box.

Your individual methods Framework. Perfect fit for your development process.

e1ns.flow: Modeling and visualizing processes.

Your central tool in the process planning phase.

e1ns.architect: Smart connections.

For the rapid and systematic construction of a model of the system architecture.

e1ns.output: Engineering proof.

Automated detection and output of result documents.

e1ns.foundation: Integrating participants.

Informs all participants quickly and easily via the Internet about the current status of the development and risk management process.