Who Uses This Software?

Innoslate serves businesses and organizations looking for a full lifecycle solution: requirements management integrated with systems engineering.


Average Ratings

16 Reviews
  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall
  • 4.5 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 4.5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $49.00/month/user
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  • Pricing Details
    Annual contract discounts available
  • Free Version
    Yes
  • Free Trial
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
    Installed - Mac
    Installed - Windows
    Mobile - Android Native
    Mobile - iOS Native
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    Live Online
    In Person
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • SPEC Innovations
  • innoslate.com
  • Founded 1993
  • United States

About Innoslate

Innoslate supports the entire system or product lifecycle. This cloud or on-premise application simplifies system or product development while reducing time-to-market, cost, and risk. Innoslate provides you with the ability to perform requirements management, modeling and simulation, verification and validation, all in one tool. You can use a modern web browser to create models, collaborate in real time, manage documents, and more. Sign up for free: https://www.innoslate.com/signup/


Innoslate Features

  • Collaboration
  • History Tracking
  • Prioritization
  • Status Reporting
  • Summary Reports
  • To-Do List
  • Traceability
  • User Defined Attributes

Innoslate Reviews Recently Reviewed!


Easy to get started. Facilitates communication with simple, but powerful diagrams and simulation.

Apr 09, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: I have many years experience applying systems engineering to aerospace and industrial facilities. Innoslate was intuitive for making the change from a paper-based to a model-based approach. I did not have to re-learn how to do and EFFBD, N2, block diagram or other common SE Diagrams.
Innoslate is a true data-centric tool and diagrams are smart in that they know and respond to changes happening anywhere in the database. It has a strong analytical tools and data approach based on the Life Cycle modeling Language (LML). I find that LML is a good starting point and that the schema is readily extensible to address my domain.
Currently, people on my staff who were not trained in SE tools were able to pick up how to apply it to requirements management and systems engineering. Despite the ease of use, the tool is powerful and we are applying it to projects with more than one hundred thousand items and associated data. I expect it can handle much larger projects without too much trouble, which I plan to do in the not-to-distant future.
The help desk is very responsive to issues, providing useful input to resolve issues. The technicians are experienced in the tool and understand at deeper than the surface level. The vendor has also made modifications to the tool, providing additional capabilities that I requested.

Cons: Although the tool provides some standard reports and good export capability, the ability to develop custom reports could be easier. To be fair, I have not asked them yet how to generate custom reports since I can piece together what I need from the exports. Having a simple custom report editor would make it easier for document generation.

Overall: Innoslate provides an easy transition from a paper-based to a model-based approach to systems engineering.

The best systems engineering tool, adaptable for all kinds of systems thinking, on the market.

Jul 03, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: The intuitive interface, the easy to follow training videos and webinars, and adaptable diagrams and schema make it easy to use with the development team and to introduce project managers, business managers and analysts, and non-engineers as well. This level of collaboration between the technical team and the management stakeholders, provides much more clarity into the project status, and allows the management team to optimize the budget to be able to re-direct resources to the more critical parts of the project when needed. The real time collaboration keeps everyone "eye-to-eye throughout the project. The document import and export allows the tool to be adaptable to a variety of existing development and acquisition environments, giving all team members the information that they need in the format that is comfortable for them.

Cons: We have very few complaints about Innoslate, compared to our previous tool suite. While all changes are recorded as they are made, and identified by the person making the change, it would be nice to have a notification Manager, to have more consistency with alerting certain individuals when a change is made in an Innoslate project. There could be times when you want someone within the project to correct, highlight, update, or modify an entity.

we are using this tool for MBSE and we have over 25 users for the project

Apr 09, 2018
3/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: 1. Creating spider diagrams from action diagrams is very easy.
2. Version management is very good in Innoslate
3. Web based and hence can access anywhere.
4. User level management is good.

Cons: 1. No simultaneous multiuser support like google docs or diagram i.o , which is hard while collaborative work.
2. When a simulation is ran for an action diagram , the microsoft project files generated out of the simulations, doesn't include the actual dates that has been associated with an action of that particular diagram. This is not really helpful, as we are adding dates in the action diagrams for each action and its not reflected in any of the gantt chart generated. Hence makes innoslate not an ideal tool for schedule monitoring.
3. Copying just a diagram to another project is not possible, and the database doesnot have a handle to do a search on the diagram names to separate out the particular diagram.

Immensely capable and time-saving

Apr 06, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: The cloud accessibility and concurrent editing is alone worth looking into Innoslate for MBSE. The ability to implement OML, SysML, and other standard diagramming into a completely integrated schema does make it the premier MBSE tools available.

Cons: With the diversity of capability, and rate the capability is progressing, a lot of new features and graphical interfaces still lack refinement. Ease of customization and output is also difficult.

Overall: Quite literally could not do my job without it, or at least would not be able to do my job anywhere near as well as with this.

Innoslate provides all the system engineering features required for our project.

Apr 11, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Very easy to use interface with no training required for new users. The schema can easily be customized to suit unique needs of a project. Free read-only access to a project is a very useful feature. Innoslate support respond very quickly and resolve most issues quickly too. New versions are regularly released. Data export capabilities and integration with other software is excellent.

Cons: There are a few minor user interface issues, but they are all fixed in the version 4 that will be released soon.

Overall: The ease of use has meant a very shallow learning curve for new employees or team members using the software.

Innoslate is by the easiest to use MBSE tool on the market.

Jun 16, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Ease of use. Functionality to support lifecycle modeling to include: requirements, functional architectures (use cases, FFBDs, sequence diagrams, NxN, etc), costs (WBS), risk (5x5 stop light chart) and schedule simulation. The latest feature "Test Center" allows you to bring together all verification requirements to develop and export an integrated test plan.

Cons: There are some important missing features such as copy/paste. It would be nice to have a generic document capability to create your own reports.

The software is very intuitive and easy to get started in modeling.

Apr 10, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: The ease of use to get started and begin modeling without a steep learning curve. Updating additional modeling diagrams is simple and does not require significant effort.

Cons: Th software lacks some of the complexity of updating various diagrams when working in one type of model. However, the ease of use and easy learning curve is probably the result of a fully integrated diagram software. Not really a big deal.

Overall: Quick and easy access to begin modeling projects immediately. Learning curve for a new software did not require a lot of effort and/or contact with software support. The model I was creating is for my dissertation to complete my PhD at Purdue University. I will use Innoslate to provide verification and validation as a comparison to a fully integrated modeling software to demonstrate my model can be created with the same model functionality as the other software.

Easy to use, mostly intuitive

Apr 09, 2018
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Innoslate covers 80% of what I need to do as an SE but even with all that, the learning curve is short. Also, the ability to easily create a test project make sit easy to try out ideas without fear of breaking the project's database.

Cons: The dashboard provides metrics that are of little value. The permissions are too wide open. I.e., it is too easy for anyone to make any change.

Really good management tool

Apr 05, 2018
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: I like the diagramming visuals and abilities. The categorization of the projects if very convenient. The requirements handling is intuitive.

Cons: The simulation tool can be pretty confusing. It's got so much going on that I have trouble finding what I want.

Overall: It is a great project management I use it all the time for that.

Great tool to produce rewarded results, in software and systems development

Apr 06, 2018
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: The organization and ease of use of Innoslate are what I like the most. Our team is able to enter requirements in real-time and can be viewed by the team instantly

Cons: Can't say...Innoslate fits right in with our methodology, allowing us to produce for clients- saving money and time.

Solid and reliable product functionality, with good tailorability and extensive interfaces

Apr 04, 2018
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Reliable operation and high availability, with low latency in committing records to database. Wide variety of options for characterization of requirements sets across a range of disciplines.

Cons: Nothing to report. Struggling to characterize any shortcomings encountered in operations so far. I guess if I reach, I would report that some of the ways in which reqts are tied to diagrams isn't intuitively obvious (although the documentation spells it out quite clearly)

Simple and useful MBSE tool, short learning curve before being able to start.

Apr 08, 2018
4/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Simple and useful MBSE tool, short learning curve before being able to start. Can import your requirements to start your work. The LML language and the concept of the actions is easy to understand. There are good features to export functional descriptions and assets requirements in DOC and XLS. It takes no time to install and collaborate with colleagues thanks to its web server based architecture! Should be the tool for everyone who wants to start with MBSE.

Cons: Would appreciate some tutorial for the design of a system with LML. Also, while documents can be exported out of the models, there is no automatic update of documents following the updates of the model.

Overall: Was able to quick develop a preliminary design of some updates to the system I am developing.

I feel the software could be really useful with some more preliminary training.

Apr 03, 2018
4/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Quickly importing spec updates and tracking changes was the most attractive feature. Prioritization of requirement verification would also have been helpful.

Cons: The verification matrix output into Excel was not easily formatted before the export. This may have changed in the last couple of months. Customer service worked with me to try and get the export looking more like what I needed but at the end of the day the additional edits would have taken away from some of the time savings of the import/export feature.

System and Software Engineer in automotive business (display devices and touchscreens)

Apr 09, 2018
3/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
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3 / 5
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Pros: Tool is friendly... Focus on system functions with LML... Possibility to deploy DoDAF Profil... Possibilty to draw SysML models...

Cons: Improve transition betwwen different architecture models: Operational Analysis, System Analysis, Logical architecture, Physical Architecture, EPBS (like Capella MBSE tool with Arcadia methodology, see http://www.polarsys.org/capella/).

Learning to use Innoslate

Apr 11, 2015
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I found the documentation easy to follow. I found the chat feature very helpful with reasonable response. I found things made much more sense once I had read the LML specification, which is very intutitive. Once I understood this I had no more difficulties using the tool. I found the PDF LML spec very usefull since I could read it off-line. I suggest doing the same thing with the Innoslate manual.

I'm always leery of software that charges by the month. Otherwise, it seems useful.

Apr 09, 2018
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
1 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I only looked at it briefly. I would have looked harder, except that the pricing model is not ideal.

Cons: Cost of non-cloud based software. And when you look at long term cost, it really adds up. There really should just be a one-time purchase price. That way you are not stuck with always paying rent to somebody.

Overall: I didn't get any benefits. I simply wanted to see what it did. I can see more value from open source software such as ProjectLibre and Aras Innovator.