Welcome from the International Council of Systems Engineering (INCOSE) and Project Performance International (PPI) to the Systems Engineering Tools Database (SETDB). The SETDB is an evolving database of software tools and cloud services organized to be easy to navigate in looking for tool, tool vendor and process information. Tools information is entered in overview form by INCOSE or PPI, and by tool vendors. Tool vendors are also able to enter comprehensive information on their tools, including optional detailed responses to tool capability questions organized by tool category. When a tool vendor registers, that tool vendor takes over any existing information on their tools, and assumes ongoing responsibility for accuracy of that information and any additional information that they add.

Tool categories are mapped to systems engineering processes and other topics of the INCOSE Systems Engineering Handbook (SEH) 4th Edition. The scope of each topic is defined in the SETDB. The SEH processes align with the ISO/IEC/IEEE 15288:2015 systems engineering process standard. Tool categories are also mapped to PPI’s systems engineering processes elements. The scope of each PPI process element, defined as a set by PPI to embrace the totality of systems engineering practice, is defined in the SETDB. See EXPLORE TOOL CATEGORIES below.

You can search and explore tool entries flexibly by name, category and other criteria under EXPLORE TOOLS. Tool vendors can be searched, explored and associated with tool categories and the vendor's particular tools under EXPLORE TOOL VENDORS.

We hope that, if you are not already an INCOSE member or a PPI SEG account holder you will become so, and that the SETDB helps you to find appropriate software tools and cloud services to support your engineering activities.

SETDB Exploring the Categories Example

These are example pages of the SETDB and they contain example data. You can log into the SETDB to view real data with your INCOSE or your PPI SEG account, using one of these login portals.

Login to the SETDB


Tools listed in the SETDB are linked to specific tool categories. These categories are linked to Systems Engineering processes as defined in the INCOSE Systems Engineering Handbook 4th Edition and to PPI’s Process Elements, to help you find the right tool depending on your need and activity.

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