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OSLC – A Driving Force behind Engineering Process Integration

Digital system engineering continues to expand its role in product value delivery and differentiation. The growth of new functional capabilities is increasing product complexity, and driving companies to identify new methods to address the combination and synchronization of mechanical, electrical, and software development. In order to adapt and succeed in this environment, organizations must reevaluate their incumbent development practices and look for new ways to accelerate design across software, mechanical, and electrical engineering disciplines.

Integrating across Engineering Domains:

  • 70% of engineers report plans to increase cross-engineering domain integration underway
  • 33% cite improved project/product management
  • 31% report improved traceability
  • 8X increase in “ahead of schedule” performance

Research shows that today’s product development organizations must now identify partners not only capable of providing best in class tools, but ones that can also establish product lifecycle traceability and ensure access to an entire ecosystem of compatible solutions. Today’s engineering platforms must provide a new level of flexibility, for both current and next generation product development, to ensure they can both maximize value out of engineering assets as well as maximize engineering efficiency. Open standards, such as OSLC (Open Services for Lifecycle Collaboration), are proving a critical keystone to fully enabling an integrated development lifecycle environment.  Read the VDC research: OSLC – A Driving Force behind Engineering Process Integration.