Most simulation development efforts fail to deliver the expected capability on time and within budget. Some fail completely and never deliver anything. Most existing simulations are so expensive and time-consuming to upgrade and maintain that they are no longer satisfying the requirements of their users.
In contrast, Ternion’s custom simulation development efforts have always succeeded. Below are some of the reasons why.
Reduced Software Design and Development
All of our custom simulations are based on the FLAMES simulation framework and one of our off-the-shelf simulations. Therefore, when we begin the development of a new custom simulation, we are always starting with a full-featured, working simulation. In addition, we have in our inventory the software from all the other custom simulations we have ever built, and some of this software can often be reused in a new simulation with little or no modification. Consequently, there is very little totally new software that we have to design or develop to create a new custom simulation.
In addition, when we develop a custom simulation, we do not create a new, separate version of the off-the-shelf simulation upon which the custom simulation is based. We create the custom simulation primarily by developing relatively small extensions to the off-the-shelf simulation. The architecture of FLAMES allows us to “plug” these extensions into the off-the-shelf simulation and use the off-the-shelf simulation without modification.
Reduced Software Testing and Maintenance
The unique extensions that we develop to create a custom simulation make up a relatively small portion of the simulation. Therefore, the amount of testing that has to be performed before the custom simulation can be delivered is greatly reduced. Similarly, it is a minimal effort to upgrade and maintain these unique extensions. The off-the-shelf simulation upon which the custom simulation is based is tested and maintained by another division of Ternion.
Reduced Cost and Faster Delivery
The reduction in the effort required to develop, test, and maintain one of our custom simulations translates directly into a lower cost. We can usually deliver a custom simulation for a tiny fraction of the cost other companies would charge to develop a similar simulation. In addition, we can deliver our simulations much more quickly.
As has been stated, we begin the development of a new custom simulation by starting from one of our full-featured, off-the-shelf simulations. We know before we start that most of what we are going to deliver is already developed and tested and fully functional. In addition, we are experts in using FLAMES to create custom simulations, and we have been doing it successfully for scores of customers for over 20 years. You can hire Ternion to build your custom simulation with the confidence that we will deliver what you expect, on time and within budget.
Contact Ternion to find out how we can help you get the simulation you need – when you need it.