Originally, System Analysis was developed to support the analysis of complex systems. Today, the Situation Analysis Tool can be leveraged to analyze any kind of systems.
To better understand complex systems analysis, though, known as “Systemic Analysis” in EIDOS, it is ideal to generate a common understanding of a system and to identify factors of a system without an initial ranking of the importance of those factors. This is why all boxes (factors) in EIDOS are of the same size. The challenge is to connect factors by only considering the most important relations.
With these factors identified and connected, the tool allows the analyst to distinguish the relative importance of these different factors with the active/passive map and select the interesting elements form the workspace or chart.
You can learn more about this topic by selecting the HELP Ribbon. Click on the Icon ‘EIDOS Tour’ and select the second icon below the Intro.