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.

References  for specification & planning

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.

Industrialization

Shall one Begin something Early, so it has Not do be Done At All?

We think yes. In order not to insert a special industrialization phase between prototypes and series production start, we carry out Design for Cost, Design for Test, Design for Manufacturing etc. from the beginning. So the development time is shortened and the effort is smaller, you are on the market faster and more economically.

The following measures help us amongst others to reach this goal: The first prototype is developed already in a way that it could be the series product. So in many cases only one correction, one further prototype, is needed until series production, in maximum two corrections are required.

In addition we try to let produce all prototypes on the series production line, so process problems are discovered early.

Functional Safety & Security

Must Functional Safety and Security be Complicated?

Certainly only as complicated as necessary. In order not to have to invent the wheel each time anew, we have strict, established processes which deliver the safety-relevant results. Thereby we can economically execute projects with functional safety for industry (IEC61508), machinery (IEC 62061 & ISO 13849), automotive (ISO 26262), aviation (DO-178 (ED-12)/ DO-254 (ED-80)) and  other areas (explosion protection (ATEX), medical, railways...).

Because not only persons, but also data have to be secured, we are in aposition to develop and verify your products with respect to security.

Additionally our established processes strongly decrease the risk that the certification phase will consume unplanned effort and time.

References  for functional safety & security

Project Management

Would You Like to have No Effort with Project Management?

We do the complete project management for you, so that you do not have to assign your staff for it. Project management also includes the management of the risks, so you do not experience surprises. We take care for an efficient development, by e.g. filing and documenting your data in a structured manner, also making maintenance more simple and economic.

After system design, our processes allow us to estimate your project accurately, so that milestones and effort can be defined clearly. Throughout the whole project, we offer you transparency and clarity about status, deadlines and effort.

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