QVscribe instantly flags language issues that cause over half of all design errors – reducing expensive re-work & cost overruns
Halifax, Nova Scotia — February 07, 2017 — QRA Corp, an emerging leader in Design Verification technology, launched a new engineering tool today that can significantly reduce the cost and time required to build complex systems for the defense, aerospace, and automotive industries. After a highly successful beta program, QVscribe is now available worldwide to customers looking to improve their ability to identify and repair costly vulnerabilities in their requirements documents - which if left untouched, could result in significant re-work in both the design & build phases.
“Because of the subjectivity of language, often what’s clear to one person is misunderstood by another,” said Jordan Kyriakidis, QRA Corp CEO and President. “As easy as Spell Check, QVscribe flags potential errors right in Microsoft® Word, allowing users to immediately fix ambiguities long before they cause problems. It’s a fast, seamless and easy-to-use solution that enables more people to contribute to the requirements process in far more productive ways.”
Powered by Natural Language Processing (NLP), QVscribe turns syntactic weaknesses into strengths using a visual grading system. This enables virtually anyone to use the QVscribe analysis directly within familiar Microsoft Office® and Visure® authoring and requirements platforms to contribute to the consistency and quality that is paramount in an effective requirements program.
According to recent studies, more than half of all engineering errors originate in the requirements stage, and the cost of fixing those errors in systems and software increases exponentially over the project life cycle.
“Erroneous requirements contribute to 70% of the errors found during a system development project in the aerospace industry today,” said Yogananda Jeppu, Principal Systems Engineer at Honeywell Technology Solutions, Inc. “Correct requirements are the need of the hour. QVscribe is an automated way of analyzing requirements for correctness. The quality metrics based on a user-defined library of words brings an early detection of errors which can improve quality upfront. QVscribe has an easy to use interface and automation that makes it a very handy tool for the engineer.”
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“As systems become more complex, and multidisciplinary teams need to work together, having a tool like QVscribe is critical for our customers,” said Fernando Valera, CTO, Visure Solutions, Inc. “The days in which avoidable errors are introduced in the early stages of the lifecycle are thankfully coming to an end with assistive tools such as QVscribe tightly integrated within Visure Requirements.”
QRA’s mission is to accelerate the design process and reduce costs across industries building the most complex, mission and safety critical systems – by building solutions that analyze system designs and requirements at all critical stages of development, so engineers can build better requirements, detect design errors, and build confidently. QVtrace and QVscribe are QRA’s flagship solutions that provide customers with highly sophisticated analysis, and insight backed by decades of research. For more information, visit qracorp.com