Software Eating The World: Is Your Organization Ready?

By JustineB

During Polarion Kick Off 2016, there were numerous references to the realization that “software is eating the world.” It’s true that the Internet of Things (IoT) and Industry 4.0 (I4.0) are disruptive, as customers look for ways to safely adopt IoT.

The application lifecycle management (ALM) [Polarion ALM] and product lifecycle management (PLM) processes are no longer siloed away from one another, with ALM-PLM helping bridge the gap for managing physical components – and the software needed to help create and deliver products.

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Benefit of Polarion ALM-Siemens Teamcenter Integration

Before Polarion became a part of the Siemens family, the Polarion ALM-Siemens Teamcenter extension [link to extension], first introduced more than a year ago, combines the functionality of Polarion ALM and Siemens Teamcenter.

This functionality provides an easy ability to enable traceability discovery at all levels, along with supported integrated software change management, which is accessible while linking firmware with hardware. Once a product is finished, maintenance, repair, and operations (MRO) makes it even easier to locate defects – and resolve any problems.

Some initial benefits include:

  • Ensuring and tracking software requirements satisfy product requirements – and vice versa

  • Enable software engineers to derive product requirements in software requirements from the ALM environment

  • Both ALM and PLM teams have access to requirements; i.e., full traceability throughout all lifecycle phases.

ALM Integration Addresses Product Failures

ALM-PLM helps avoid putting faulty products on the market, while helping large organizations optimize their processes and tools. Additionally, the integration accurately links firmware with hardware to help avoid errors, reduce likelihood of damage costs, and avoid public relations issues that could harm your organization’s reputation.

Traditional hardware OEMs and vendors are learning a painful lesson that their current business practices cannot keep up with current market trends.

We would greatly appreciate the opportunity to share our knowledge and expertise with you and your organization.

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This article first appeared on the Siemens Digital Industries Software blog at