Maplesoft released MapleMBSE, which the company described as software that enables companies to employ a Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) process within their design projects without requiring every stakeholder on the project to be an expert in complex MBSE tools.

MapleMBSE provides a streamlined, Excel-based interface to the systems model with task-specific views for editing the model directly, thereby ensuring consistent information and knowledge sharing across the design group, Maplesoft reported. The familiar Excel interface enables subject-matter experts to obtain and analyze the information they need to make decisions, and to feed the results back into the model.

By eliminating the need to funnel everything through a small number of systems engineering tool experts, MapleMBSE democratizes the engineering process and significantly reduces the overhead, time and errors that typically come with using a standard systems engineering tool.