The Reliability Prediction can be based on various databases and processes depending on the industry standards of the system being analyzed. Based on 217Plus, failure rates are computed using the parts stress method for each hardware component in the system. The overall system failure rate is then calculated as the sum of all the component failure rates. The Reliability Prediction analysis enhances system reliability and provides insight into possible future system failures and their associated components. Design changes can also be assessed from a reliability viewpoint when new components are added.