SCIO™-MatrixSystem analysis quickly done.

SCIO™-Matrix is the fast method of system analysis. It is used to convert customer requirements into product functionalities through optimal implementation.


With SCIO™, products are developed and produced according to the customer's demands. SCIO™ is a product family with practical modules that fulfill a wide range of requirements and perform numerous tasks in engineering. The success of SCIO™ is especially due to the central database shared by all modules that makes knowledge management and the ability to reuse knowledge possible in the first place.

Get to know SCIO™

SCIO™-MatrixStatus, tasks and requirements at a glance.

SCIO™-Matrix is a fast method of system analysis. With an integrated system, customer requirements are converted into product functionalities through optimal implementation. At a glance, you can see the development status and know which requirements have been implemented, or you can identify where further activities are necessary. With SCIO™-Matrix, development engineers and project managers receive a kind of cockpit with control elements that provides information about system architectures, priorities and implementation statuses.

Why SCIO™-Matrix? Your advantages.
Customer-Oriented & Clearly Structured
  • The easy-to-understand approach in SCIO™-Matrix is based on the way engineers think and work.
  • Customer requirements are systematically translated into future product functions - a complete system structure is created automatically.
  • System analysis creates functional and structural links between product and process.
  • The results of the system analysis make it easy to compare the requirements and specifications - agreements or open points are quickly identified.
Consistent & Time Saving
  • The structured recording of product and process requirements includes the exact specification of a feature with target value and tolerances.
  • Special process and product features are marked and maintained throughout.
  • SCIO™-Matrix provides specification documents for requirement specifications for own development or for suppliers.
  • Early formulation of requirements saves effort in later phases of development.
FMEA & Variants
  • FMEA forms are generated immediately on the basis of the system and function structure set up.
  • This not only saves time, but also creates a solid basis for risk analyses.
  • SCIO™-Matrix offers prioritisation of important system elements and functions and shows where risk analyses are absolutely or less necessary.
  • SCIO™-Matrix delivers specified product and process properties to the FMEA. Thus enables an exact formulation of functional failures.
  • Variant diversity can become a problem in processing and administration – with SCIO™ you keep the overview and reduce the effort.
  • SCIO™-Matrix reduces the maintenance effort for variants to the "difference" – the same data is not maintained twice.
  • Product families are displayed in the "variant tree" at SCIO™ in an ordered and clear structure.
Database & Knowledge Management
  • Experience and knowledge is the capital of a company and should always be available.
  • The SCIO™ database preserves the knowledge and makes it usable. For each question you get an answer from the software – based on known or possible correlations.
  • Compared to file-based systems, the SCIO™ database is able to provide cross-project and -product knowledge and evaluations.
  • Complex correlations require support in the analysis, presentation and management of data.
  • All results of the matrix analysis deliver automatically the collecting main for FMEAs – fast working.
  • Realizations and new data from the FMEA complete the matrix, without work for the user result.
  • Interdisciplinary working by location-independent, simultaneous treatment enables the rapid creation of new analyses and the simple maintenance and treatment of existing FMEAs – worldwide.
  • Teamwork is encouraged and leads to a successful FMEA process.
Maik Teschner, Nexperia Germany GmbH

Maik Teschner about the use of the PLATO Risk Management software SCIO™ at Nexperia Germany GmbH.

Holger Handelmann, Lumileds Germany GmbH

Holger Handelmann about the use of PLATO Risk Management Software SCIO™ at Lumileds Germany GmbH.

Jochen Bauhaus, Johann Borgers GmbH

Jochen Bauhaus about the reasons for using the FMEA software from PLATO at Johann Borgers GmbH.

Gerhard Seifert, Tenneco GmbH

Gerhard Seifert about the reasons for using PLATO FMEA software at Tenneco GmbH.

Jürgen Heinzelmann, Mahle Behr GmbH & Co. KG

Jürgen Heinzelmann about the use and the advantages of the template management system from PLATO.

Gary Baker, PhD, Johnson Matthey

Gary Baker, PhD, about the reasons for using the PLATO software at Johnson Matthey.

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