Systems Engineering

Consistently map the entire system or product from market requirements to product structure – from customer benefits to requirements, functions, variance and technology assessments to functional costs.

Why Systems Engineering?

To be able to ensure the future reliability, safety and functionality of a product already during the development phase is indispensable for all branches of industry today.

The methodically structured analysis, specification, development and adaptation of complex systems with their diverse requirements throughout the entire system life cycle is the fundamental basis for today’s and future challenges: 

  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Industrie 4.0
  • Agile SE
  • Product Line Engineering (PLE)
  • Functional safety (in highly autonomous systems)

SE has its origins in space travel, where there is usually no second attempt and early validation is essential. SE takes particular account of the multi- and interdisciplinary nature of system design. SE and PM go hand in hand here.

Challenges of multidisciplinary product development

Products are becoming more and more extensive and complex, the variety of products is increasing, the number and technical demands of the technologies used are growing, product development is distributed over various locations and is carried out jointly by an extensive network of suppliers. Today’s product development must meet these increased requirements.

With the system architecture METUS - continuous from the market to the product

METUS – The leading method for more competitive products and product portfolios

Together with our partner ID-Consult, we use METUS to map the entire system architecture of a product from market requirements to product structure – in all relevant dimensions: From customer benefits to requirements, functions, variance and technology assessments to functional costs. All this in a model that works, no matter whether you use it to describe a kitchen appliance or a chemical plant.

Systemarchitecture - METUS

Requirements, functional structure, variance, costs, product structure, function carriers – products today are highly complex with their numerous dependencies. Only those who can visualize the product with all its dependencies can recognize cost drivers, evaluate variance and make optimal product and portfolio decisions. METUS systematically offers the solution for this.

Understanding, visualizing & thinking ahead

METUS visualizes the product with all its dependencies and improves cross-functional collaboration.

Early and secure decisions

Product and portfolio decisions can be made early and reliably.

Consistent, scalable & field-proven

METUS is the leading system for establishing direct relations between requirements, functions and product structure.