3SL

Cradle

4.5 / 5 5 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

Anyone who develops systems with functionality. Typical markets are aerospace, automotive, defence, finance, government, manufacturing, nuclear, process control, telecommunications, transport


Average Ratings

5 Reviews
  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall
  • 4 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $399.00/one-time/user
  • Pricing Details
    Once-only licence purchase. Multi-user product has annual maintenance
  • Free Trial
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
    Installed - Windows
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    In Person
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours
    24/7 (Live Rep)

Vendor Details

  • 3SL
  • www.threesl.com
  • Founded 1987
  • United Kingdom

About Cradle

The complete requirements management solution for systems and process engineering projects. Cradle provides the state-of-the-art for requirements management tools, and integrates requirements management with full systems engineering support - including modelling, test management and formal configuration management and control. Cradle-7.1 SysML support Cradle-7.2 IPv6, Dials, enhancements in UI, CM, & User admin controls Cradle-7.3 Metric calculations, skills for categories, cardinality


Cradle Features

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

Cradle Reviews Recently Reviewed!

I use CRADLE for engineering projects and have also used it as a reference data manager for research

Jun 14, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Versatility and comprehensiveness. It is extremely flexible and can be customised to just about any situation either from a clean database or using the default structure. I also like the ability to exchange data with other systems so i can use CRADLE for all my projects and import/export data to other tools. This means I can work seamlessly with colleagues and clients who use different systems.

The doc loader and doc publisher are powerful tools for producing change controlled draft and formal documents easily.

Cons: CRADLE is a powerful and by implication complicated tool, it therefore does take some time to learn how to expolit its capabilities.

Overall: Structured and comprehensive collection and management of all data involved in complicated projects. CRADLE allows me to have total confidence in tracking requirements through to specifications and verification. I can do in hours and a few days what used to take weeks.

Vendor Response

by 3SL on June 14, 2017

Dear Richard Thank you very much for these kind remarks. Both I and the rest of the 3SL team will do everything that we can to help you get the most from Cradle and help you navigate through its many features to choose those that are most effective for you! With best wishes Mark

The software is a very good tool to manage requirements and dependencies related to your process,

Jun 14, 2017
4/5
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2 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Possible to setup up and customize an own process. Easy to show, describe and trace all kind of different dependencies. Cradle comes with a many reporting, queries and metric tools and a powerful document publishing engine compatible to MS WORD. The document designer is easy to use.

Cons: Depending on the amount of the stored information and the number of used items in the database the software slows down executing a query or the document publishing process. CRADLE needs a longer training period to get familiar with the software and the functions.

Overall: Controlled requirements and other information objects. Structured information all over the project. Scale and customize able during a running project. High quality of formal documents,

Vendor Response

by 3SL on June 14, 2017

Dear Steffen Thank you for your review of Cradle and your kind remarks about our product. Both I and the 3SL team will do everything that we can to help you to get the best from Cradle and to ensure that it runs as quickly as possible for you. So please don't hesitate to get in touch! With best wishes Mark

Items meaning is defined by the context. Cradle knows it best.

Jun 13, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Easy configuration of item type relationships. Customization of views and queries. Tree view drill down of items and relationships. Metrics and dash boards.

Cons: Not easy to interact with Cradle from outside. I am using single user Pro edition and I would like to use Cradle as a configuration management tool for other applications. For example product parts management ...

Overall: Provides very efficient management of complex structures

Vendor Response

by 3SL on June 13, 2017

Dear Mr Stepanek Thank you very much for your kind remarks about 3SL and Cradle! These remarks are very much appreciated! We hope that Cradle will continue to be helpful to you! With best wishes Mark Walker 3SL

We selected CRADLE between many products because it is the most complete solution to cover all needs

Jun 04, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The great adaptability to the specific organization via the very large customization.
The complete support of input documentation as well as customized product output documentation.
The complete support of requirement management and configuration management processes.

Cons: Could be quite difficult to customize because of the very large capability and very many possibilities. Fortunately the 3SL customer support is very efficient and reactive.

Vendor Response

by 3SL on June 04, 2017

Dear Bernard Thank you very much for your review and your very kind remarks about Cradle, 3SL and our support team! We always welcome advice and suggestions to extend Cradle's capabilities and increase the efficiency and productivity of everyone who uses it! With best regards Mark

Used for massive project with over 5000 users across several states.

Jun 03, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Solid foundation with several high-quality interfaces to standard software packages. Easily maintained and distributed across several engineering disciplines.

Cons: To use the most powerful features, there is a learning curve. This learning curve is mitigated through excellent customer support.

Overall: Strict application of system engineering principles

Vendor Response

by 3SL on June 03, 2017

Dear Mr Clark Thank you very much for your kind review of Cradle. Both we in the UK and our US colleagues value LM as a Cradle user and will continue to do all that we can to make our contribution to your (yes, VERY large!) project! With best wishes Mark