Our Approach: Deliver more value in less time
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. Ternion’s simulation development efforts have always succeeded and our approach delivers more value in less time. Here’s why:
All of our custom simulations are based on our FLAMES® simulation framework. Therefore, when we begin the development of a new custom simulation, we are always starting with a full-featured, working simulation framework. In addition, we have in our inventory the software from all the other custom simulations we have ever built, and this software can often be reused in a new simulation with little or no modification. Consequently, there is very little new software that we have to design or develop to create a new custom simulation.
By basing our custom simulations on FLAMES, we don’t spend time developing each new custom simulation from scratch. Instead, we develop relatively small extensions. The architecture of FLAMES allows us to “plug in” these extensions directly to the framework. The end result is a new, custom simulation that did not require extensive time to develop or modification to the FLAMES framework.
The unique extensions to create a FLAMES-based 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. FLAMES itself is continually tested and maintained by Ternion.
We begin the development of a new custom simulation by starting with our full-featured, off-the-shelf simulation framework products. 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 30 years.
The reduction in effort required to develop, test, and maintain one of our custom simulations translates directly to lower cost for our customers. 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.