GuardIEn contains facilities to assist in rapid and effective impact analysis. It directly accesses the contents of the models to provide answers to questions like:
All of these questions and more can be answered very quickly by using GuardIEn's integrated impact analysis features. Because the data is directly extracted out of the encyclopaedia, it is up to date, and unlike workstations reports that operate on a subset of the data, it is complete because it is extracted from the complete model.
GuardIEn's reports go beyond single model reporting - they can span multiple models, providing the sort of powerful cross model reports that are required to manage a multiple model development environment.