Given that 70% of cost decisions made during a program’s concept and preliminary design phase impact 80% of total lifecycle cost (Roland Berger 2011), companies that make the right choices in this early phase will have the most success. Whether it is a proposal from a supplier / integrator selected for development or an internal business offering requiring board approval to proceed, companies that focus on this pre-launch, configuration phase have tremendous ability to positively impact on a program.

Winning Program along with the 3DEXPERIENCE platform allows knowledge capture of end to end proposal process to ensure repeatability and reusability, reducing the time spent on tactical proposal and program management. Now Aerospace & Defense companies can spend more time on product innovation while maintaining full requirements and decision traceability.

Key Highlights and Benefits:

  • Win more business in competitive markets
  • Improve program definition and delivery to improve capability vs. cost trade-offs
  • Simplify the management of program and system complexity
  • Communicate the complexity and nature of the concept
  • Transform requirements into alternative solutions
  • Explore best alternative design

Communicate the Complexity and Nature of the Concept

Whether in a response to a Request for Proposal (RFP) or in preparing for Preliminary Design Review (PDR), Dassault Systèmes Proposal Development solution provides the governance and collaboration tools to effectively and efficiently document and manage program and project information. This allows companies a prime way to govern the interaction of diverse and geographically dispersed teams. And, companies can improve program definition and delivery, allowing better balance between capability and cost decisions in winning new business or meeting customer requirements.

Key Capabilities and Benefits :

  • Control environment to ensure efficient convergence to proposal deliverables (Integrated Master Plan and Integrated Master Schedule)
  • Integrated requirements visibility and traceability to insure requirement fulfillment and compliancy throughout the concept development phase
  • Measure program performance, program schedule and program cost with greater efficiency and visibility
  • Eliminate program silos of information and achieve one version of the truth

Transform Requirements into Alternative Solutions

The Configuration Definition solution fills the need to take a more precise and systematic approach to define and compare increasingly complex Aerospace and Defense systems. This solution provides tools to effectively define very complex systems, fully understand the correlation of requirements on system component selection and share a single view of the system architecture to the extended team.

Key Capabilities and Benefits :

  • Capture design knowledge to give designers ability to investigate more “what if” and retain valuable knowledge within the company
  • Define complex systems more accurately to significantly reduce overall program cost
  • Assess and trade off the impact of various disciplines more simply to arrive at the best architecture and definition of the concept to meet requirements

Explore “Best” Alternative Design

Bridging the gap between systems trade studies, conducted at Concept Design and Preliminary or Detail Design phases, reduces overall program cost. The Systems Trade Studies solution provides an enhanced ability to view tradeoffs by leveraging an order of magnitude greater analysis to converge on optimal systems architecture that includes proposed technologies. At the heart of the Systems Trade Studies solution is a multidiscipline analysis and optimization process that provides analytical results to validate system selection. In addition, the analysis history of system trade studies is captured and available for reuse.

Key Capabilities and Benefits:

  • Concept confidence is increased and overall program cost is significantly reduced due to increased number of trade studies
  • Concept fidelity (faster, more detailed, more alternatives) is higher
  • Preliminary / Detail Design phases and overall program costs are lower as a result of increased concept confidence and fidelity
  • Capture and reuse full analysis history (model, scenario, result) for use in future studies

Experience the Proposal

Reason to Believe is a solution used to share and collaborate on the results of the Configuration Definition and Trade Studies of complex Aerospace and Defense systems (UAV’s, aircraft, satellite, ground vehicles, etc), leveraging their structural and behavioral models, in the context of the mission environment. Through integrated creative experiences, Reason to Believebrings a clear understanding of system behavior and performance measured against mission objectives.

Key Capabilities and Benefits:

  • Focus on key metrics and save time by accessing concept studies, drilling down and even updating the presented information
  • Overcome the complexity of the written work and static images in proposal development
  • Explore concept proposals to minimize disconnects between customer requirements and concept proposal, capture and understand customer feedback
  • Communicate in 3D the value to clients and stakeholders, increasing customer confidence in final proposal to win the business