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EnCo SOX – The Engineering Workbench

Managing safety and security in engineering projects can be challenging due to multiple, non-integrated tools, leading to inefficiency, poor collaboration, and difficulties in tracking changes, which can result in non-compliance and costly repercussions.

Consider the frustration of trying to collaborate on a critical project using inadequate tools, only to encounter discrepancies due to multiple versions. Reflect on the stress of an impending audit, knowing that your current system cannot ensure compliance, thus risking hefty fines or the potential loss of key customers. Visualize the inefficiency of redundant tasks slowing down your project, increasing costs, and demoralizing your team.

With EnCo SOX, you can revolutionize your safety and security management using a modern, integrated, and collaborative approach. Our modular multi-user workbench provides centralized data management, real-time collaboration, and seamless integration of all your results. Easily document and manage every aspect of your engineering and testing workflows, ensuring compliance with industry standards, maintaining continuous traceability, and streamlining your workflows with custom solutions tailored to your specific business needs.

Advantages of EnCo SOX

Centralized Data Management

Utilize a unique, powerful server database structure that supports centralized data management

Multi-User Functionality

Enable real-time collaborative and simultaneous multi-user functionality

Custom Workflows

Define custom workflows using a graphical workflow editor

System Design Integration

Work with SysML/UML elements and interfaces, using a hierarchical view to create, edit, and manage system elements, functions, malfunctions, requirements, and diagrams.

Requirements Engineering

Permit continuous traceability of development artifacts up to the test result, with customizable requirement types and numerous attributes.

QA & Testing

Create individual test suites, test cases, and test steps for comprehensive verification and validation, with support for test guides and reusable test cases across different project versions.

Risk Management

Perform hazard and risk analysis in compliance with standards such as ISO 26262, IEC 61508, ISO 25119, and more

Safety & Security Analysis

Rely on integrated support for FMEA, FMEDA, and FTA

Traceability

Guarantee traceability from the beginning to the end of your project and during all phases of your process.

Suspect Links

Highlight relationships for review by marking them as suspect, determining the impact of changes to objects on inbound or outbound objects.

Comprehensive Catalogs

Utilize versionable catalogs to import/export XML files and partition them according to user needs

Versioning

Create different versions of your entire projects, tracking the current status and complete change history of all baseline needs.

EnCo SOX offers Bi-Directional synchronization with:

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Intland Codebeamer PTC Windchill Jama Connect IBM Doors Jira Polarion

Intland Codebeamer

SOX supports full integration and bi-directional data transfer with Intland codebeamer platform, a major standard in Application Lifecycle Management (ALM).

- Two-way periodic synchronization of artifacts (tracker items) with CB Requirements and Test Cases.
- Synchronize data changes as well as structural changes (addition, removal, and relocation of tracker items)
- Administration and configuration of the synchronization via web interface
- Supports test-driving of the configuration to validate the outcome before activating periodic synchronization.
- Flexible selection of items to synchronize via CbQL and regular expressions
- Selection of fields to synchronize including data transformation strategies and synchronization direction (to SOX, from SOX, both)
- Synchronized artifacts can be managed in SOX as Requirements and Test Cases.
- Synchronized artifacts can be used as selection items (e.g., Situations, Test Cases, Requirements, Safety & Security Goals, …) in Hazard Analysis, FMEA, Design, FMEDA, FTA, TARA, ATA and other SOX modules.

 

PTC Windchill

SOX supports full integration and bi-directional data transfer with PTC Windchill, a major player in the areas of Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), collaboration tools and Quality Assurance (QA).

- Two-way periodic synchronization of artifacts with Requirements and Test Cases.
- Synchronize data changes as well as structural changes (addition, removak, and relocation of items)
- Administration and configuration of the synchronization via web interface
- Supports test-driving of the configuration to validate the outcome before activating periodic synchronization.
- Selection of fields to synchronize including data transformation strategies and synchronization direction (to SOX, from SOX, both)
- Synchronized artifacts can be managed in SOX as Requirements and Test Cases.
- Synchronized artifacts can be used as selection items (e.g., Situations, Test Cases, Requirements, Safety & Security Goals, …) in Hazard Analysis, FMEA, Design, FMEDA, FTA, TARA, ATA and other SOX modules.

Jama Connect

SOX supports full integration and bi-directional data transfer with Jama Connect, an industry standard for requirements management and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM).

- Two-way periodic synchronization of artifacts with Requirements and Test Cases.
- Synchronize data changes as well as structural changes (addition, removak, and relocation of items)
- Administration and configuration of the synchronization via web interface
- Synchronized artifacts can be managed in SOX as Requirements and Test Cases.
- Synchronized artifacts can be used as selection items (e.g., Situations, Test Cases, Requirements, Safety & Security Goals, …) in Hazard Analysis, FMEA, Design, FMEDA, FTA, TARA, ATA and other SOX modules.

IBM Doors

SOX supports full integration and bi-directional data transfer with IBM's Engineering Requirements Management DOORS® platform, also known as DNG (Doors Next Generation).

- Two-way periodic synchronization of artifacts with Requirements and Test Cases.
- Synchronize data changes as well as structural changes (addition, removak, and relocation of items)
- Administration and configuration of the synchronization via web interface
- Synchronized artifacts can be managed in SOX as Requirements and Test Cases.
- Synchronized artifacts can be used as selection items (e.g., Situations, Test Cases, Requirements, Safety & Security Goals, …) in Hazard Analysis, FMEA, Design, FMEDA, FTA, TARA, ATA and other SOX modules.
- Synchronize data changes as well as structural changes (addition, removak, and relocation of items)

Jira

SOX supports full integration and bi-directional data transfer with Jira, Atlassian's collaboration and your workflow management solution.

- Synchronize data changes as well as structural changes (addition, removak, and relocation of items)
- Administration and configuration of the synchronization via web interface

Polarion

SOX supports full integration and bi-directional data transfer with Polarion, Siemens' Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) solution.

- Two-way periodic synchronization of artifacts with Requirements and Test Cases.
- Synchronize data changes as well as structural changes (addition, removak, and relocation of items)
- Administration and configuration of the synchronization via web interface
- Synchronized artifacts can be managed in SOX as Requirements and Test Cases.
- Synchronized artifacts can be used as selection items (e.g., Situations, Test Cases, Requirements, Safety & Security Goals, …) in Hazard Analysis, FMEA, Design, FMEDA, FTA, TARA, ATA and other SOX modules.

JOIN THE INNOVATIVE COMPANIES THAT HAVE OPTIMIZED THEIR WORKFLOWS WITH EnCo SOX!

„Fulfillment of Automotive SPICE™ and Functional Safety requirements is much easier with an integrated toolset like SOX.”

Marek Pfau, Systems Engineer, Hanon Systems Deutschland GmbH

“Webasto has established SOX globally as the standard tool for FMEDA and FTA over the years. The user-friendly operation of the modules, flexible customisability in the event of sample status changes and a good overview of components and assemblies make it possible to work specifically on potential weak points in a system. The data server is also an essential component for collaborative, global working. These are a few key advantages that contribute to the efficient processing of complex analyses.”

Felix Barthel, Systems Senior Expert Safety Global, Webasto Group

„EnCo SOX is frequently used in research and teaching due to the increasingly important issues of safety and reliability.”

Simon Schoch, Hochschule Aalen – Technik und Wirtschaft

ARE YOU READY TO TRANSFORM YOUR SAFETY-AND SECURITY PROCESSES TODAY?

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Is it possible to add files such as images, office files, and PDFs to SOX projects?

Yes, you can, for example, drag and drop image files or all office formats from Windows to all folders (FMEA, FMEDA, etc.) within the project archive. A copy is created and saved in the SOX database. Furthermore, these files may subsequently be linked to SOX elements such as Functions and Malfunctions. The relevant element will have a decorator added to it, making it easy to detect which files are thus linked to other files. Right-click on the item to view and open all linked files.

Is it possible for multiple users to work on the same project at the same time?

Yes, EnCo SOX offers extensive multi-user capabilities and real-time updates.

What are the minimum hardware requirements of the SOX server?

The minimum requirements are:

  • Ubuntu Server (from version 14.04 LTS or similar distributions), Windows Server 2012 or better
  • Oracle JDK is already integrated (external Oracle JDK could be used)
  • CPU: 4 cores
  • RAM: 12 GB (16 GB recommended)
  • Can be run in a virtual environment
  • Requires open port (e.g., standard port 2036) for access
  • Disk space: about 700MB – 1200MB for the client application, 5 GB for the embedded database

Can I import projects from a different software?

Yes, EnCo SOX offers various possibilities to import working files fron your previous software solutions. Use our contact form to get in touch so we can discuss the best solution to fit your individual needs.

How is the SOX Server structured?

To utilize EnCo SOX’s multi-user capabilities and server functions, a a MySQL server is installed on your internal server infrastructure, where the SOX repository will be saved. All inputs made in the SOX RCP and the C-SOX web client will then be automatically synchronized via the repository.

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