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We are very happy to announce an exclusive event we are offering in collaboration with Digicomp Academy AG:

On the morning of March 15th, 2018, the authors of the Business Agility ManifestoJohn ZachmanRon Ross and Roger Burlton – are coming to Zurich to introduce their latest thinking on business agility. Join these renowned experts for a half-day session to hear their insights developed over decades advising some of the world’s largest organizations and for a chance to ask them questions directly. You will also be able to conduct a high-level assessment of your own organization’s current state and understand what is needed to progress towards true business agility. Please also see the short video about the event!

Furthermore, this morning event may be combined with the Cyber Risk Day 2018 organized by Digicomp Academy AG and taking place in the afternoon of the same day.

Register here today – seats are limited! Early Bird discount for registrations until Febuary 9,2018!

KnowEnterprise® release 2.4

March 6th, 2017 | Posted by st in KnowEnterprise | KnowGravity | Model Driven Enterprise Engineering (MDEE) | xUML - (Comments Off on KnowEnterprise® release 2.4)

We are happy to announce release 2.4 of KnowEnterprise®. This is a maintenance release that incorporates almost 70 improvements and bug fixes compared to the 2.3 release. This release of KnowEnterprise® provides the following new features:

  • A Model Template may now be parametrized
  • Better integration across KnowEnterprise views
  • Terminology updated to SBVR 1.3
  • Many model elements have more properties
  • Simplified access to documentation
  • The KnowEnterprise® Library has been updated
  • Usability improvements
  • Various bug fixes

KnowEnterprise® 2.4 requires Artisan Studio 8.0 or higher or PTC Integrity Modeler 8.2 or higher. Existing users may download the latest version of the software from our FTP-server. If you are interested in an evaluation copy of KnowEnterprise® or need further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Swiss Society of Systems Engineering Day

Rolf Gubser and Markus Schacher will be holding a talk at the SWISSED 2016 about “Integrated Modelling for Engineering Complex Heterogeneous Systems”. The event will take place on the 12.9.2016, further details (ticket prices, tracks, speakers, etc…) can be found in the official flyer.

This years subject is “Systems Engineering for competitiveness” with an emphasis on :

  • Systems Engineering applied to the Medical Devices Industry
  • Defense and Aerospace Systems Engineering
  • IoT / Industry 4.0
  • Agile Systems Engineering

KnowGravity at the ESE Congress

September 3rd, 2015 | Posted by st in KnowEnterprise | KnowGravity | Model Driven Enterprise Engineering (MDEE) | Risk - (Comments Off on KnowGravity at the ESE Congress)
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KnowGravity Inc. will be attending the Embedded Software Engineering Congress (ESE Congress) in Sindelfingen, near Stuttgart, Germany. On the third day of the 5 day congress (2. December 2015) Markus Schacher will be holding a presentation on model based riskanalysis of safety-critical systems.

ESE Kongress 2015The congress will be held in German and thus the overview, abstract of the presentation and the congress agenda are only available in German:

KnowGravity at SWISSED

September 2nd, 2015 | Posted by st in KnowGravity | Model Driven Enterprise Engineering (MDEE) | Requirements | Risk | UML Testing Profile (UTP) - (Comments Off on KnowGravity at SWISSED)
Swiss Society of Systems Engineering Day

This year KnowGravity Inc. will attend the “Swiss Society for Systems Engineering Day” (SWISSED) on the 9.9.2015 with a stand at the symposium!

As the Swiss Systems Engineering Society (SSSE) describes on their homepage, SWISSED is the annual symposium of the Swiss Systems Engineering Society (SSSE), also acting as the Swiss Chapter of the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE). They are offering a 1-day event bringing together first-class presenters and practitioners from across Europe, to share knowledge and experience on how to plan, develop and manage systems in an efficient and successful way.

At our stand you will be able to get information about all our services concerning – but not limited to – Systems Engineering, with an emphasis on the following subjects:

  • Model-based risk analysis
  • Model-based testing
  • Model-based requirements engineering

The following link brings you directly to the symposiums programm: programm of the SSSED.

KnowEnterprise® release 2.2

May 15th, 2015 | Posted by st in KnowEnterprise | KnowGravity | Model Driven Enterprise Engineering (MDEE) | xUML - (Comments Off on KnowEnterprise® release 2.2)

We are happy to announce release 2.2 of KnowEnterprise®.

This is a maintenance release that incorporates more than 70 improvements and bug fixes. Accompanied with this release of KnowEnterprise, a new release of KnowDocs™ is also provided.

This release of KnowEnterprise provides the following new features:

  • “Fact Diagrams” are now renamed to “Concept Diagrams”
  • Extended support of Offerings and Liabilities
  • Extended support for Tasks and Processes
  • Extended support for decision tables
  • Extended support for Requirements
  • Extended support for versioning of Architecture elements (Applications, Databases, etc.)
  • Extended support for Document Definitions and batch document generation
  • Extended support for Project Management
  • Generalized support for categorization of any model element type
  • The Mini EU-Rent example has been extended
  • Usability improvements
  • Various bug fixes

KnowEnterprise 2.2 requires Artisan Studio 8.0 or higher. Existing users may download the latest version of the software from our FTP-server. If you are interested in an evaluation copy of KnowEnterprise or need further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us.

BPMN, business rules, and the free will

April 3rd, 2015 | Posted by st in Business Process Model and Notation (BPMN) | Business Rules (BR) | KnowGravity | Model Driven Enterprise Engineering (MDEE) - (Comments Off on BPMN, business rules, and the free will)

In this months edition of the Business Rules Journal an article written by our Knowbody Markus Schacher was published. The title of the article is”BPMN, Business Rules and the free will” and is featured in the April 2015 Edition, Volume 16, Issue 4 (ISSN: 1538-6325). Furthermore a related article will be published in the german journal “OBJEKTSpektrum” in the second half of this year.

Below you can read the introduction to the article by Markus Schacher:

In this article I claim that the OMG’s “Business Process Model and Notation” (BPMN) includes a well-known symbol that represents the free will. By relating process models to the free will, I will explain why there is often a big gap between designed business process models and how such processes are executed by humans in reality. In this context, I will also show how the free will and business process models relate to structural and operative business rules as defined by the OMG specification Semantics of “Business Vocabulary and Business Rules” (SBVR).

The full article is available on the BRCommunity Website.

Model-based riskanalysis as a base for deducing security-requirements

February 15th, 2015 | Posted by st in KnowEnterprise | KnowGravity | Model Driven Enterprise Engineering (MDEE) | Risk - (Comments Off on Model-based riskanalysis as a base for deducing security-requirements)
swiss requirements day

KnowGravity is giving a talk about securityrequirements and riskanalysis in the railwayindustry at this years Swiss Requirements Day. The title of the talk is “model-based riskanalysis as a base for deducing security-requirements” and will be given in german by Markus Schacher.

The abstract is available on our post in german.

KnowEnterprise® release 2.1

October 23rd, 2014 | Posted by st in KnowEnterprise | KnowGravity | Model Driven Enterprise Engineering (MDEE) | xUML - (Comments Off on KnowEnterprise® release 2.1)

We are happy to announce release 2.1 of KnowEnterprise®. This is a maintenance release that incorporates more than 80 bug fixes and improvements. Furthermore, a small utility called License Monitor has been included that supports monitoring of the current usage status of KnowEnterprise corporate floating licenses. Accompanied with this release of KnowEnterprise, a new release of KnowDocs™ is also provided. This release of KnowEnterprise provides the following new features:

  • Extended support of Offerings and Liabilities in the Motivation Model
  • Tighter integration of rules and processes
  • Extended support for traceability across multiple model languages and MDEE quadrants
  • Extended support for xUML Types
  • Umlaut aware sorting of model elements
  • Performance and usability improvements
  • Various bug fixes

KnowEnterprise 2.1 requires Artisan Studio 8.0 or higher. Existing users may download the latest version of the software from our FTP-server. If you are interested in an evaluation copy of KnowEnterprise or need further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us.

KnowEnterprise® release 2.0

April 14th, 2014 | Posted by st in KnowEnterprise | KnowGravity | Model Driven Enterprise Engineering (MDEE) - (Comments Off on KnowEnterprise® release 2.0)

After almost a year of work, we are happy to announce the next major release of KnowEnterprise. This is a major release of KnowEnterprise that introduces an entirely new diagram engine making most KnowEnterprise diagrams much smoother (no “Drop Places” anymore!) and faster to use. In order to adapt to the new usability style introduced by Artisan Studio 8.0, the context menus of KnowEnterprise have been entirely reorganized. In combination with Studio 8.0’s new PLE feature, KnowEnterprise now also supports comprehensive product line engineering. Furthermore, this release of KnowEnterprise also introduces a new major release of KnowDocs™ providing an even increased flexibility on controlling document generation. In addition to this, this release of KnowEnterprise provides the following new major features:

  • Full support for the Business Motivation model to BMM 1.2 including support for Offerings and Liabilities
  • Visions, Goals, and Objectives may now be shown on all diagrams to indicate their satisfaction
  • Noun Concepts may now be turned into many other model element types
  • Requirements may now be specialized and extended support for «trace», «verify» and «satisfy» dependencies
  • Support for Issues and Change Requests extended
  • xUML Use Cases as well as Test Cases now support local variables and inherited parameters
  • Pattern Family Diagrams are more formalized
  • PSM Diagrams are merged into Architecture Diagrams
  • Individual versions of the same Application Types, Database Types, Rulebase Types and Document Types supported
  • An Aspect Weaver has been introduced to support advanced configuration and extension of KnowEnterprise
  • The “IT Model” has been generalized to a “Systems Model”
  • Many more “Populate” commands are available on diagrams
  • Menu “Report\Usage” available on all diagrams
  • A new virtual drive KESR: has been introduced
  • All Section Renderings in the KnowEnterprise Library now support virtual packages
  • A new licensing mechanism has been implemented
  • Performance and usability improvements
  • Various bug fixes

All in all almost 200 user visible changes have made it into this release.

KnowEnterprise 2.0 requires Artisan Studio 7.4 or 8.0. If you are interested in an update or an evaluation copy of KnowEnterprise, please don’t hesitate to contact us.