Sapienza Consulting Awarded Contract with QinetiQ Space NV

Sapienza Consulting today announces it has been awarded a 3-year contract to supply the ECLIPSE suite to QinetiQ Space NV.

QinetiQ Space NV is the first industrial company in Belgium to use the ECLIPSE suite. QinetiQ Space NV will start with using two of the ECLIPSE suite modules namely eNCTS and AIM. The ECLIPSE software suite will enhance efficiency and improve communication and data collaboration between QinetiQ Space NV and its institutional and industrial partners.

Piet Rosiers, Corporate Product Assurance Manager of QinetiQ said:

When looking for a non-conformance tool we almost instantaneously turned to the eclipse suite as it is fast becoming the de facto standard within the European Space Industry. Upon testing, we quickly learned that this tool is both extremely powerful as well as user-friendly. I’m therefore confident that we have made the right choice and truly believe that this tool will help us in achieving a higher efficiency.

ECLIPSE suite is a unique web-based, a software platform designed for commercial Prime-Contractors, SMEs (Small and Medium Enterprises) and Governmental Space institutions alike. ECLIPSE suite empowers its users with a unique toolset supporting the management of

  • Product Assurance
  • Quality Assurance
  • Project Management
  • Configuration Management
  • activities in space projects and missions according to the requirements of ECSS Standards.

The eNCTS is one of the latest modules included in the ECLIPSE suite. eNCTS supports the recording, evolution, reporting and reviewing of Non-Conformances (NC) raised against components of a system. The information to be collected regarding the NC can be customised on a project level by the System Administrator. It is also possible to link related NCs to each other. The module allows users to manage Non-Conformance Review Boards (NRBs) or Non-Conformance Reports (NCRs) and controls user access to different areas of the system based on product tree access rights.

AIM is a web-based application that allows the creation, allocation, monitoring and tracking of Action Items (AIs) and their associated information across small and large project teams alike. Each Action Item (AI) can be allocated to an Actionee and multiple Contributors, who can access and contribute to the Action Item’s progress, completion and closure via the web, in accordance to security permissions. Each AI enables all those involved to collaborate via a thread-based discussion capability which enables additional information to be provided in the form of video, images or documentation attachments.