What do You Get in the End and How Long will it Take?

As good as possible clarification is needed on which product should be developed and how before starting the development. From this one can plan what is the size of the investment and how long the development will take.

Already in the first development phase we keep an eye on the whole life cycle (design for test, design for manufacturing, design for cost) in addition to non-functional requirements like safety, usability, maintainability. So expensive revisions can be avoided in the later development phases.

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Effort Estimation

What does it cost?

Of course this is one of the main questions for a product development.
Before the detailed system design, we perform a function-based estimation which delivers the range of the probable the effort. As soon as the technical specifications are stable, we can estimate detailed work packages and give an exact number for the effort.

In order for the effort estimation to be sound, it must always be accompanied by a risk assessment. This assessment is useful on one hand as a base for your decision, on the other hand it is the starting point of the risk management in the project.
Through our processes, templates and experience we generally reach an estimation accuracy in the range of -10/ +20%.

System Design

What shall be developed and how?

You have a product idea, a requirements specification. In order for the product to be exactly as you imagine, we describe in detail how we understand your idea. By reviewing these technical specifications several times with you, we get a clear consensus about the product.

By already giving thought to the technical solution, the "architecture", we can reduce risks and late, costly changes severely.

This is the phase in which you are involved most, during the further  development we take over all work including project management.

Technology Assessment

What is the Right Technology for Low Cost?

This is the questions we ask ourselves for each product we develop. Then we find the technologies that fit exactly this project. Because we have no preferred technologies, we can make the optimum selection for your project and thus decrease product cost and total cost of ownership (TCO) significantly.

The broad experience of our staff and the diversity of our projects leads to economic solutions with a low implementation risk.

Rapid Prototyping

Do You want to Know whether it Works, and that Fast and Cost-Efficient?

A new idea or technology always contains risks. Will it work as intended? Will it be as easy to implement as intended? Which problems do you not yet know?
Most of those questions can be answered by a functional prototype. With a small investment, a large increase in knowledge and thus a large risk mitigation can be gained.

Functional prototypes can be implemented as simulations in MATLAB or LabVIEW, as breadboards, also with evaluation boards and/ or as software. The part of the product that contains the largest risks is built, the rest is omitted. So you know quickly what will be simple in further development and what will be difficult.

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