Traceability is a patent-pending, professional tool that helps you to describe and trace the life of your project requirements. It enables easy and well-arranged traceability management – for example to comply with legal requirements such ISO26262, Automotive Spice, DOA178, EN 50128, etc. You can e.g. trace from requirements in DOORS via a UML-design to Simulink-models, sourcecode, test-cases and test-results in various formats.
YT is highly configurable. You specify which engineering artifacts exist, where they reside and how they should be recognized. Furthermore, you can configure whether traceability links should be derived from existing relations or matching attributes of your engineering artifacts and/or if such links should be maintained manually by an engineer.
YAKINDU Traceability really interacts with your tools. You navigate between interrelated artifacts across tool borders or analyze their dependencies with a simple mouse-click. Selections are propagated from engineering tools to YAKINDU Traceability and vice versa. As one of our customer explained to us: “This is real Traceability”.
Several validations reveal inconsistencies such as links to artifacts which have been deleted, duplication of trace links or changed “suspicious” artifacts. Better than that, YAKINDU Traceability does not only reveal inconsistencies, it also provides wizards which make your data consistent again.
Traceability is not an end in itself. Instead “traceability supports coverage, consistency and impact analysis” (Automotive SPICE Process Assessment / Reference Model 3.0). As analysis is the purpose, it is supported heavily in YAKINDU Traceability – may it simple ad-hoc queries, customized reports or data exports to Excel or a databases.