If you ever get upset by the apparent industry standard of over budget and late projects, then read on here.

Are Six Sigma ‘quality’ fix-it projects, after the product is developed or the process deployed, the norm for your organization? Nearly all significant development cost over-runs or delays have their roots in the up front ‘fuzzy’ requirements and solution architecture synthesis phase. Many organizations synthesize their solutions ad-hoc around a conference table, with decisions often made by the dynamics of personality, not rational logic.

Take the ‘fuzzy’ out of product or process development with Acclaro DFSS tools. Industry accepts the adage that product or problem definition is 90% of the solution. Acclaro DFSS is your process toolkit to define, model, validate and error-proof requirements and solutions BEFORE the time and expense of a development phase effort.

There is a better way to avoid the cost and delays of iterative development. You can bring quality to the requirements and solution synthesis phase of your development life cycle. Check us out. It works. 

If you need an easy to use yet powerful groupware package to bring axiomatic design synthesis and DFSS quality to your business, process, product or software initiatives, Acclaro DFSS is the leading Design for Six Sigma tool to support your effort.

Cost effective - Integrated - Intuitive - Easy to Use

We challenge you to compare any single module of Acclaro DFSS head to head with a competitive single use product. Consider that Acclaro is an integrated suite of over a dozen DFSS tools for a fraction of the price of competitive single function tools. Consider that Acclaro is full featured software, not a spreadsheet based template.

Acclaro DFSS software implements a complete suite of DFSS tools using an axiomatic framework to reduce development risk, reduce cost and speed time to market by: 

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Capturing, analyzing and decomposing the key functions and requirements defining success
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Formalizing the conceptual design process into a continuous and measurable functional requirements driven activity
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Implementing Axiomatic Design Quality framework with the DFSS quality processes of VOC, QFD, FMEA, TRIZ, DSM, Pugh concept analysis, and project and product RISK assessment
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Permitting design architectures and potential late stage design issues to be improved by analysis without the cost of design-build-test-redesign cycles
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Providing explicit traceability from Customer Needs to Requirements Analysis to Design Logic to Design.
  Clearly documenting and communicating the logical How and Why of design intent, not just the What of CAD documentation.

 

Key Features of Acclaro

Summary of Acclaro DFSS Key Features by Function

  • Features to apply DFSS quality processes to the design process +

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    Axiomatic Design - full functional decompositions with design matrix functionally dependency analysis.
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    FMEA analysis - risk assessment per QS-9000 standards and AIAG FMEA rev 3.
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    TRIZ module - solve inventive problems in a systematic way
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    QFD module - a full function house of quality
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    VOC module - track and link VOCs using Microsoft Word (TM) documents
  • Features to capture and manage requirements +

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    Customer Needs Capture: What are the voice of the customer (VOC) needs
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    Functional Requirements Capture: Formatted text capture
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    Design Parameter capture: Formatted text capture
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    Functional Requirements Decomposition: Implement zigzagging and decomposition trees to capture and track design logic
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    Design history tracking: Keep running list of changes to the design at FR, DP, PV or CN levels
  • Features for promoting design collaboration +

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    Design visualization with graphical representations
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    Design Branch Export and Merge: support geographically separate workgroups
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    Multiuser support with Oracle or SQL backends
  • Features to plan, estimate and control conceptual design +

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    Change Impact Assessment: Change requirement(s) and instantly see the ripple effect through your design
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    Model Flow diagrams: to understand optimal design task sequencing
  • Features for analyzing and designing better products +

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    Design coupling analysis: to identify suboptimal designs
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    Design decomposition tree: to view overall design
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    Single level design matrix dependency analysis
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    Full Design Matrix (multilevel) dependency analysis
  • Features for reporting and documenting design quality +

      Print or plot all design data
      Track design decisions for historical reference
      Track change history
      Cut and paste designs into Microsoft Office Products

     

    Acclaro DFSS software implementing axiomatic design and other DFSS quality processes for best practices in design and development. Patents pending.

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