2016 Press Releases

Product development and model-based systems engineering requires alignment between solutions

PORTLAND, Ore. — Sept. 28, 2016 — Jama Software — a product-development solution for companies building hardware, software and integrated systems — today announced a partnership with No Magic, the leading global provider of integrated modeling, simulation and analysis services and solutions. The partnership results from the increasing demand on organizations to connect teams within an ecosystem of tools and processes specific to requirements solicitation and design.

“For product companies to succeed today they need solutions that work together and not in isolation. As systems are defined, modeled, and prototyped it's important that gaps between tools and users don’t get in the way of progress. No Magic is at the forefront of visualization and model based systems engineering, and we are excited to be working with such a forward-thinking company,” said Jennifer Jaffe, vice president of product at Jama Software. “We will continue to grow our ecosystem to provide the best value possible for our customers as their needs and those of the market evolve.”

Beginning with a referral partnership, the companies will work with mutual customers to enhance product quality and speed of delivery through requirements and modeling collaboration. The partnership is expected to expand over time to include integrations and flows based on customer needs. Because both partners believe in open standards, such as REST API, OSLC and ReqIF, there are multiple opportunities for integrations based on customer needs. Utilizing each company’s open platforms, Jama and No Magic are collaborating with existing customers to bring teams together from concept to design.

“The plan to extend our ecosystem to include Jama Software further exemplifies our partnering strategy with best-of-breed vendors in the systems space,” said Enrique Krajmalnik, No Magic’s CTO. “Jama’s lean, web-based platform brings the next generation of requirements management to our community,” he added.

“As technical systems become more complex, tighter data integration is needed between all lifecycle aspects of a product, ranging from requirements, to system architecture, down to simulation results,” said Axel Reichwein, CEO of Koneksys, developer of next engineering data integration solutions. “A partnership between No Magic and Jama based on open standards will improve collaboration between engineers and ultimately lead to better products.”

Systems development has become increasingly complex, as underlying technology platforms have advanced exponentially over the past 10 years. These factors are compounded by increased pressure from consumers for up-to-the-minute access to new technologies, as well as broadening application of functional safety standards across industries. As a result, product companies and suppliers are seeking product development solutions that are open and that integrate well, reducing the engineering overhead of context switching and business cost of missed information or insights.

Jama’s partnership with No Magic follows the the introduction of the Jama Alliance and Innovator Partner Program, which expand availability of the Jama solution and support the evolution of modern product delivery through partnerships with best-of-breed organizations, academic institutions and technology incubators.

Duncanson Brings Innovation and Unique Perspective to FourthTerm

AUSTIN, Texas – September 21, 2016 – No Magic, the leading global provider of integrated modeling, simulation, and analysis services and solutions, is pleased to announce that Gary Duncanson, the firm’s President and CEO, has been reappointed to the Object Management Group® (OMG®) Board of Directors. The OMG is an international, open membership, not-for-profit technology standards consortium.

“Gary is an innovator in standards-based modeling. His input in OMG Board of Directors meetings has been invaluable for our continued growth and success in this area,” said Dr. Richard Soley, OMG Chairman and CEO. “We appreciate his willingness to serve, and look forward to benefitting from his expertise and counsel – especially in some of the new technology areas impacting modeling such as semantics, Big Data, analytics and the Internet of Things (IoT),” added Dr. Soley.
Mr. Duncanson was reappointed to the OMG Board of Directors at the Consortium’s quarterly technical meeting held in Chicago, Illinois, during the week of September 12. The new Board term officially begins January 1, 2017. He was initially elected to the OMG BOD in December, 2007, and began serving on the BOD on January 1, 2008. Mr. Duncanson’s current reappointment represents his fourth consecutive BOD term.

“I am delighted and honored to be reappointed to the OMG BOD,” commented Gary Duncanson, No Magic’s President and CEO. “One of the primary goals of No Magic, central to our ongoing innovation strategy, is to be the most standards-compliant software company in the industry. We believe that adherence to OMG standards has been a critical success factor for No Magic in achieving this goal, and will certainly continue to be in the future. My personal dedication to the mission and principles of OMG has never been greater. I look forward to a highly productive and rewarding term on the OMG BOD,” said Mr. Duncanson.

No Magic’s Cameo Collaborator Enables Users to Access FIBO Concept Model in Real Time

Allen, Texas, September 12, 2016 – No Magic, the leading global provider of integrated modeling, simulation and analysis services and solutions, announced today the release of its new FIBO – Cameo® Concept Modeler microsite, powered by No Magic’s Cameo Collaborator. The site launch coincides with the launch of FIBO-V, the FIBO-Vocabulary Early Adopter Program, which focuses on FIBO as both an ontology and a vocabulary. The intent is to expedite the implementation of FIBO as a structured vocabulary.

Cameo Concept Modeler offers a user-friendly bridge between modeling and ontology, giving users a means to quickly and easily model concepts without extensive training in formal description logic. The FIBO microsite underscores the fact that Cameo Concept Modeler is one of the leading tools currently on the market, giving users the ability to view FIBO models as a concept model.
FIBO (Financial Industry Business Ontology) is a financial industry standard providing a description of the structure and contractual obligations of financial instruments, legal entities, market data and financial processes. With the launch of the No Magic FIBO microsite – http://www.nomagic.com/magicfibo – No Magic continues to strengthen its strong relationship with the FIBO standardization team at the OMG® and EDM Council.

The new No Magic FIBO microsite allows users to:

  • view FIBO as a concept model with Cameo Concept Modeler, using No Magic’s Cameo Collaborator – visualizing FIBO is key in understanding the relationships among and between commonly used financial terms. CCM simplifies this process, allowing users to import FIBO and visualize it using a modeling approach embraced by business people who rely on FIBO.
  • view the FIBO natural language glossary in real time – CCM automatically builds a natural language glossary directly from FIBO; associated FIBO-V diagrams and a natural language glossary have been published to the new microsite for FIBO.
  • view the No Magic toolchain – once users have imported FIBO into Cameo Concept Modeler, this can be tied into the entire No Magic toolchain for publishing, reviewing and commenting via Cameo Collaborator.

“FIBO and its place within the financial industry is just one area where ontology is playing an increasingly important role,” said Enrique Krajmalnik, No Magic’s CTO. “That’s why there has already been tremendous user interest in this FIBO microsite, which clearly highlights the power of CCM for importing financial industry business ontology concepts, while at the same time showing users the extensive natural language glossary live. The microsite shows the power and ease of use of our MagicDraw® platform and how it can be used to solve business vocabulary problems,” Enrique said.

Specific features of the new Cameo Concept Modeler that directly benefit FIBO include UI enhancements for creating and exporting concept models, natural language glossary enhancements, technical RDF/OWL optimizations, and support for property chains, equivalent classes and equivalent properties.

“We are pleased with the hard work that the No Magic team has invested in FIBO, and especially with the ease of use of Cameo Concept Modeler and Cameo Collaborator as integral elements of the FIBO Build-Test-Deploy-Maintain Methodology,” commented Dennis Wisnosky, Senior Advisor to EDMC and FIBO Project Manager.

New Solution Combines Product Line Engineering and Model Based Engineering to Deliver New Levels of Efficiency, Competitive Advantage for Companies Delivering Complex Product Lines

biglever software logoAUSTIN, Texas – April 4, 2016 – BigLever Software, the leading provider of Product Line Engineering (PLE) solutions, announced today that the company has partnered with No Magic, the premier standards-based modeling, simulation and analysis solutions provider, to deliver an integrated PLE and Model Based Engineering (MBE) solution – the No Magic MagicDraw/BigLever Software Gears Bridge. This new integration enables companies to achieve competitive advantage through the reduction of complexity, greater efficiency, increased product quality, enhanced scalability and portfolio diversity, as well as improved cross-functional alignment between engineering and operational roles.

“Product engineering organizations need a new approach for harnessing the ever-growing complexity of managing product variation across a product line portfolio,” said Dr. Charles Krueger, BigLever Software CEO. “PLE has emerged as a game-changing engineering paradigm for addressing this need. By partnering with No Magic, and bringing MagicDraw into the PLE Ecosystem, we are creating a new dimension for Model Based Engineering with MagicDraw – one that combines PLE’s innovative feature-based variation management capabilities with the powerful visualization, analysis, verification, and validation capabilities of MBE.”

PLE addresses product complexity by dramatically simplifying the creation, delivery, maintenance, and evolution of a product line portfolio. It uses a shared set of engineering assets, a managed set of features, and an efficient means for automating production of assets for the product line. BigLever’s Gears PLE solution and methods enable a unified feature-based approach across the full lifecycle, from portfolio planning to multi-discipline asset engineering and testing, product management, manufacturing, sales, and service. By providing a “single source of feature truth,” PLE enables a holistic view into the feature variations for a product family, thereby eliminating the need for different variant management mechanisms across tools, processes and organizational functions.

“The No Magic global team is delighted to announce this partnership with BigLever,” said Gary Duncanson, President and CEO of No Magic. “Our strategic alliance facilitates the work taking place by our commercial and defense sector customers as they endeavor to meet their large-scale product line and design variant deployment requirements. PLE has been of critical importance in many industry domains, including the automotive sector. The integration of PLE and Model-based Systems Engineering represented in this unique partnership simplifies and mitigates product design complexity, while at the same time providing equally impressive industry results of a two-to-ten-time gain in engineering metrics.”

About the No Magic MagicDraw/BigLever Software Gears Bridge

No Magic’s MagicDraw MBE platform is used by enterprises to replace document-driven artifacts with integrated and traceable models. The MagicDraw/Gears Bridge extends MagicDraw to operate seamlessly, efficiently, and effectively as part of the unified PLE lifecycle toolsets used by a growing number of systems engineering organizations.

The new Bridge allows engineers to use Gears PLE concepts and constructs as first-class systems engineering mechanisms for managing product line diversity in MagicDraw models, as a highly scalable alternative to traditional clone-and-own or manual variant management approaches. MagicDraw models can now be seen as shared assets within Gears-based production lines, and automatically configured for different products by making feature choices in a Gears feature profile.

About BigLever Software

BigLever Software, Inc., the leading provider of systems and software product line engineering solutions and services, dramatically simplifies the creation, evolution, maintenance and delivery of a product line – a portfolio of similar products or systems with variations in features and functions. BigLever’s patented Gears solution enables organizations to reduce development costs and bring new product line features and products to market faster, enabling businesses to more reliably target and hit strategic market windows. BigLever is based in Austin, Texas. For more information, visit www.biglever.com.

BigLever Software, Gears, and No Magic MagicDraw/BigLever Software Gears Bridge are trademarks of BigLever Software, Inc. MagicDraw and Cameo are registered trademarks of No Magic, Inc.

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