Beta Release of Tom Sawyer Perspectives, Version 8.0, Java Edition is Now Available

We are excited to announce that you can now download the Beta release of Tom Sawyer Perspectives, Version 8.0, Java Edition.

This version represents a strategic upgrade to our core graph and data visualization architecture and adds new enterprise solutions for systems engineers and architects, and business process analysts and users. With an underlying Spring architecture, this version lays the foundation for further innovation and enterprise-wide deployment.

The Beta release is your chance for early access to powerful new capabilities and solutions, and to influence the future direction of Tom Sawyer Perspectives.

MBSE BPM Tom Sawyer Perspectives 8.0 Beta
Version 8.0 Delivers Web-based, Automated Business Process Modeling (BPM) and Model-based Engineering (MBE) Solutions Built on Tom Sawyer Perspectives

Our team members across three continents have invested more than 50,000 hours designing, developing, and testing to bring this new version to you.

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Automating Swimlane Diagrams

Swimlane diagrams give context to processes. If you haven’t used them, swimlane diagrams combine the logic of a flow chart with the accountability of an action item list. They show who or what is responsible for each step in a process. Because people and processes are continually changing, automating swimlane diagrams saves you hours of repetitive labor in rearranging and updating content.

Automation is easier said than done. Read More “Automating Swimlane Diagrams”

Introducing Intelligent MBSE Diagram Automation to Global Leaders at INCOSE 2017 in Australia

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INCOSE 2017 Keynote Speaker AVM Mel Hupfeld
INCOSE 2017 Keynote Speaker AVM Mel Hupfeld’s Presentation on Force Design

Model-based systems engineering (MBSE) is revolutionizing how engineers tackle big projects in critical industries such as aerospace, energy, government, manufacturing, and telecom. One barrier to MBSE for many organizations is maintaining, customizing, and validating the hundreds of diagrams associated with a complex model.

Systems engineers often spend only 20 percent of their time modeling the system. The remaining 80 percent is spent rearranging and maintaining diagrams. Automatically rearranging MBSE diagrams reverses this dynamic and lets engineers focus on engineering. Read More “Introducing Intelligent MBSE Diagram Automation to Global Leaders at INCOSE 2017 in Australia”

The Best Kept Secret in Geospatial Intelligence

Chief Software Engineer Kevin Madden Demonstrates GDELT Global Knowledge Graph in Oracle and Tom Sawyer Software Booths at GEOINT 2017
Chief Software Engineer Kevin Madden Demonstrates GDELT Global Knowledge Graph in Oracle and Tom Sawyer Software Booths at GEOINT 2017

Our team just got back from the GEOINT 2017 Symposium where we partnered with the Oracle National Security Group to visualize all the world’s news in near-real time. The demonstration shows how one could conduct cyber threat analysis and geospatial intelligence on a massive, diverse data set, in this case, the GDELT Global Knowledge Graph.  

I sat down with Kevin Madden, our Chief Software Engineer, and Deborah Baron, our Marketing Vice President, to uncover why Tom Sawyer Software is the best-kept secret in geospatial intelligence. We also discussed what was special about partnering with Oracle at the annual Symposium. Read More “The Best Kept Secret in Geospatial Intelligence”

Update 2017: Trends, Customers, and Product Development

Tom Sawyer Software Team Photos

Thanks to our amazing global community, we grew revenue 30% in 2016 in existing and new customer accounts and discovered innovative new use cases. Now we’d like to give back by sharing what we’ve learned in our Newsletter Blog post. Read on to learn about market trends, industry standards, upcoming events, and what’s new in product development.

Market Trends

Airbus Presentation at Big Data Paris 2017
Hugo Falgarone, Airbus and Keith Haag, Tom Sawyer Software Present on Stage at Big Data Paris 2017

We see a rise in graph and data visualization activity across market segments including automotive, aerospace and defense, geospatial intelligence, enterprise network and IT Infrastructure, and model-based engineering. For example, at Big Data Paris 2017, Airbus outlined their innovative approach to model-based systems engineering (MBSE) using graph and data visualizations. To support MBSE, they use Tom Sawyer Perspectives to integrate diverse data sourcesand synchronize views so architects, engineers, and business managers can collaborate and streamline the design and manufacture of aircraft.

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Neo4j Bolt Support and Geospatial Maps in Tom Sawyer Perspectives, Version 7.6 Aid Intelligence, Security, and Speed

We’re thrilled to announce that Tom Sawyer Perspectives, Version 7.6 for Java and .NET were made available last week. Version 7.6 introduces new Tom Sawyer Maps, support for the OpenLayers map API and the Neo4j Bolt protocol, and performance enhancements.

Tom Sawyer Maps

The intelligence community, network security managers, systems engineers, and architects share a common need—to see entities (people, places, things, and events) on geospatial maps. In addition they need to see logical drawings and schematics of the entities and relationships between them over time. Creating visualizations of all of this connected data on an ordinary geographic map is hard to do and the maps can get messy and extremely difficult to read.  Read More “Neo4j Bolt Support and Geospatial Maps in Tom Sawyer Perspectives, Version 7.6 Aid Intelligence, Security, and Speed”