The Orcanos Traceability Matrix Tool is an embedded feature of the Requirements Management Tool. It enables easy management of traceability between any ALM or QMS artifact in the system.
The tool is intuitive, making it simple for end-users and stakeholders to respond effectively to quality processes like requirements, test cases, FMEA risk items, customer complaints, CAPA compliance, and more.
Benefits of the Traceability Matrix Tool include:
- Simple process for generating a traceability matrix
- Impact analysis and product inconsistency alerts
- Creation of traceability matrix reports
- Easy navigation between traced items
Traceability Tool for Collaboration and Impact Analysis
The Orcanos Traceability Tool enables all parties to collaborate within a centralized repository, facilitating a single workflow process. With this feature, end-users and stakeholders from different departments can work together on various artifacts or documents within the system. The traceability element links these into a single workspace, enabling companies to track product lifecycle progress and perform impact analysis on any defined changes.
Multi-Level Traceability Matrix
To effectively manage a project, it's essential to have a clear understanding of its status. With the Orcanos Traceability Tool, you can generate a multi-level traceability report that provides an overview of your project's status and associated risks.
For instance, a project manager can trace all approved risk items from mitigation to verification using the Orcanos traceability matrix report.
This report displays relevant risks, linked mitigations, related test cases for verification, and the results of each test case (e.g., Pass or Fail).
This information enables you to make informed decisions and take appropriate action based on the progress of your project.
Linking test cases to requirements for verification is a crucial aspect of the product lifecycle, and the Orcanos tool facilitates this process.
Stakeholders can set up traceability links for verification or validation and track requirements that are linked to failed test cases.
This ensures that the product lifecycle progresses without being linked to projects that failed.
Why is a Traceability Matrix Tool important?
We believe that traceability is a crucial part of both the quality management process and the product lifecycle itself. With that in mind, being able to easily navigate between artifacts and documents in the system can be a powerful element.
A good traceability matrix tool should therefore have the following elements:
- Peer-to-peer capabilities
- The ability to link corresponding elements between work or project items based on the context of the document that they belong to
- Upstream/Downstream Relations
- The avoidance of repeated mistakes by defining the constraints of related artifacts
- A baseline link recording process that flags up an impact analysis in the event of a change
- Unlimited levels of cascading relations tracking
- Simple search options for cases of missing traceability
- Impact analysis reports that can be generated on predefined rules