Data exchange standards are ever evolving to make engineering information exchangeable between different departments and organizations. In order to reduce costs and remain competitive in the future, companies must look at successfully integrating Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) along with Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM).
The challenges of heterogenous engineering infrastructures brings many issues. Full centralization is neither feasible nor desirable, point-to-point solutions do not scale and typically become unmanageable, and data duplication works for a few key systems with many issues arising from synchronization. Thus, the goal lies in harmonizing these views in order to consolidate systems.
Open Services for Lifecycle Collaboration (OSLC) provides a viable solution to meet the challenges of dispersed data models of different software vendors and their tools thus enabling unified access to resources.
3 Take Aways –
1. The business case for INTEGRATION
2. OSLC – Open Collaboration provides better INTEGRATION
3. Solution for harmonizing systems between different departments and organizations