Systems Engineering Tools Database

Welcome from the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) and Project Performance International (PPI) to the Systems Engineering Tools Database (SETDB). We hope that the SETDB helps you to find appropriate software tools and cloud services that support your engineering activities. In order to access the SETDB, you need to be an INCOSE member logged in to the INCOSE website, or a PPI alumnus, alumna or guest logged in to PPI’s Systems Engineering Goldmine website, from which you can navigate to a SETDB landing page without further login. This home page is mainly for the benefit of members of the engineering community who are not already members of INCOSE or account holders with PPI, to gain exposure to the SETDB. You can explore the live SETDB tool, tool vendor and tool categories lists from this page (see Explore SETDB with limited access below). This page also provides access for Tool Venders to register and list their tools, and login access for SETDB administration.



Explore SETDB with limited access

You can browse the current lists of tools and tool vendors and you can explore the tool categories


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About Systems Engineering

Systems Engineering is a transdisciplinary and integrative approach to successful realization and evolution of engineered systems based on systems principles and concepts, together with technological and management methods, enabling beneficial use of the system and subsequent retirement. The approach aims to capture stakeholder needs and objectives and to transform these into a holistic, life-cycle balanced system solution that both satisfies stakeholder thresholds of acceptability, and maximizes overall system effectiveness in accordance with the values of the stakeholders.

The approach is proven to reduce costs, reduce development times and increase stakeholder satisfaction, regardless of the specific problem or opportunity being addressed, and regardless of the technologies of solution. As would be expected, the more complex the problem or solution, the more valuable systems engineering is. Systems engineering is widely embraced by leading technology-based organizations worldwide, is widely taught at Master’s level, and is increasingly appearing in undergraduate engineering degree programs worldwide.


The International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) is a not-for-profit membership organization founded in 1990 to develop and spread the interdisciplinary principles and practices that enable successful systems. INCOSE has more than 18,000 members meeting in over 70 local chapters in over 35 countries, which translates to boundless opportunities to network, learn and have fun.

About PPI

Project Performance International (PPI) is a transnational company that delivers training and consulting online and on-site worldwide. PPI's mission is to improve the performance of its clients and the lives of their people by improving the practice of engineering, based on systems thinking, and using the principles and methods of systems engineering.