The Open System Engineering Environment (OSEE) is an integrated, extensible tool environment for large engineering projects. OSEE is more than an integrated development environment (IDE), but is an integrated product life-cycle development environment. The system captures project data into a common user-defined data model providing bidirectional traceability, project health reporting, status, and metrics which seamlessly combine to form a coherent, accurate view of a project in real-time. By building on top of a central data model, OSEE provides an integrated configuration management, requirements management, testing, validation, and project management system. All of the components work together to help an organization achieve lean objectives by reducing management activities, eliminating data duplication, reducing cycle-time through streamlined processes, and improving overall product quality through work flow standardization and early defect detection.
At the core of OSEE is the OSEE Framework. On top of the framework sits four core components: Action Tracking System (ATS), Define, Coverage, and Open Test Environment (OTE).
The heart of the OSEE Framework is the Object Revision Control System (ORCS). ORCS provides the foundation the rest of the components are built on top of. The key capabilities provided by ORCS are:
- Object Persistance - The persistance of any object of any base or complex type can be managed
- Type Definition
- Type Safety
- Data Model
- Transaction Management
- Data Import/Export