IBM Engineering Lifecycle Management (ELM) for Automotive

Mercedes-Benz embarked on a digital transformation journey to automate processes amid a growing level of automotive complexity. The research and development team found a game-changer in IBM model-based systems engineering, to help simulate holistically a customer function, derive a behavior model and generate the right architecture. Teams are able to move beyond technology to manage the different dimensions of engineering data.

IBM Engineering application portfolio helps engineers

Automotive OEMs and suppliers are faced with the challenge of designing and developing increasingly complex products that must be brought to market more rapidly and deliver new functionality.

IBM Engineering Lifecycle Management (ELM), an integrated portfolio of capabilities for systems, EE and software engineering, provides the ideal foundation for dealing with these challenges. Our automotive capability includes ELM Automotive Compliance, which helps to streamline adherence and greatly increase the value from state-of-the-art engineering practices and standards such as Automotive SPICE (ASPICE), ISO-26262, SOTIF, ISO/SAE 21434 and WP.29.

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Driving ahead with ASPICE

Comply with automobile industry standards and accelerate time to market using IBM Engineering Lifecycle Management software.

IBM Engineering benefits for Automotive

Requirements and systems engineering

Provide visibility across the development team by linking requirements to system models, software, EE and testing to improve quality and reduce time to market.

EE and software design

Develop the software and an executable logical architecture of the vehicle software, electrical and electronics to support allocation of functionality to these domains.

Verification and validation

Develop and manage test cases supporting MIL, SIL, HIL, including automated test generation linked to requirements, test benches and test results.

Strategic reuse

Reduce costs and improve productivity by reusing designs, features and architectures. Create and manage product variants and versions within and across product lines.

Leveraging agile.

Accelerate deployment with agile processes while having confidence in meeting critical milestones. Use agile (SAFe) or waterfall processes within a single project.

Minimal compliance effort

Integrated templates, processes and reporting for standards and regulatory compliance to reduce audit time and costs. Support of ASPICE, ISO-26262, SOTIF, ISO-21434 and WP.29.

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Managing complexity in automotive development

Automotive engineers build some of the planet’s most complex assets. Yet they must still deliver these assets on time and on schedule.

Aerospace and Defense

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IBM ELM for Aerospace and Defense

To develop its next-generation flight management systems, CMC Electronics sought a process that would help comply with the DO-178C and ARP 4754A/4761 aviation industry standards. CMC chose IBM Engineering because it delivered full traceability from requirements to delivery, which has enabled CMC to boost productivity, reduce defects, accelerate development and dramatically simplify compliance.

Managing the development of increasingly complex products

IBM ELM offers a holistic, end-to-end development management solution to help your engineering teams optimally navigate increasingly complex product designs driven by software-intensive functionality. With increasing complexity comes more oversight and regulation, and ELM provides an environment that makes managing compliance a natural by-product of the development process.

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Requirements management solution for aerospace and defense

Learn how IBM Engineering Lifecycle Management helps engineers minimize risk, improve quality and reduce time to market.

IBM Engineering benefits for Aerospace and Defense

Digital engineering

Enable cross-discipline digital threads to streamline the change analysis process and standards compliance. Leverage full transparency and traceability from requirements through testing.

Design reuse

Support configurations of engineering data for reuse across projects and products for efficient parallel development and variant management. Harvest innovation in programs for reuse across the product lines.

Integrated verification and validation

Orchestrate cross-discipline verification and validation through digital reviews, requirements-driven test planning, test construction and test execution. Continuously track and provide quality metrics across stakeholders.

Model-based systems engineering

Use integrated simulation and prototyping models to verify system requirements. Improve productivity and collaboration, reduce time to market and improve quality.

Compliance streamlined

Integrate regulatory, compliance, process, reporting and audit into the development process to meet design plan and safety-critical requirements in support of industry standards such as ARP 4754/4761, DO-178C/DO-331.

Agile transformation

Integrated support for agile principles driving the speed and quality of development as well as greater insight into data across the product lifecycle to improve requirements, collaboration, visibility and overall efficiency.

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DO-178C compliance for Aerospace

Manage requirements efficiently and more accurately with IBM Engineering Requirements Management DOORS® Next.

IBM ELM leads the way in digital transformation

Improve your systems and software development lifecycle with a leading integrated foundation for digital systems engineering. IBM ELM helps you gain visibility into the development process, encourage consistency of engineering artifacts and support intelligent decision-making. Coupled with SAFe, digital systems engineering supports lean and agile lifecycle models that harvest relevant concepts to drive more effective engineering and customer-facing practices.

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How to Fuel the Digital Engine Driving Product Development

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Medical Devices

Manage complexity in medical device development with IBM

Today’s software and systems engineering teams face staggering pressure to develop safety-critical products and get them to market faster than ever before. Developing these complex products requires an end-to-end approach to engineering across the product lifecycle. Learn about the capabilities that IBM Engineering Lifecycle Management solutions provide.

Produce high-quality products that meet rigorous standards

Today’s electronics and their software environments are evolving at an increasingly rapid pace. Nowhere is that more evident than with advanced medical devices that touch our lives when we are most vulnerable. IBM ELM makes it easier for companies to meet the rigorous medical device standards by addressing the joint challenge of managing simultaneous system and software development.

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Manage compliance for medical devices with IBM

Learn how IBM Engineering Lifecycle Management can help you reach compliance goals through integration, collaboration and automation.

Reduce time to innovation

Reduce time to market with strategic reuse-leveraging variants. Model systems and software early in the process, reducing more expensive rework late in process. Share data across distributed teams, including contractors.

Reduce cost of compliance

Streamline compliance with industry standards ISO 13485, ISO 14971, and IEC 62304; and regulations including FDA (21 CFR Part 11, 21 CFR 820) and MDR. Manage the development process through high-quality, customizable reporting.

Improve quality

Boost transparency and traceability across the development process. Manage requirement hierarchies and better understand how changes can cascade and impact the entire system under development.

Embrace agility

Adopt agility at scale that meets the needs of each part of your development team such as using SAFe or your own processes. Use dashboards to understand the current status of work, ownership and the requirements traceability matrix.

Collaborate seamlessly

Help collaboration across teams, managing code, running standup meetings, planning sprints and tracking work. Get essential software version control, workspace management and parallel development support.

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IBM Engineering Lifecycle Management Software Portfolio

The IBM Engineering Lifecycle Management portfolio can help companies transform to a systems approach for developing smart products.

Proactive companies can see greater success

Help your engineering team be more proactive in their development work though simulation, analysis, and full engineering transparency and traceability between processes. IBM ELM helps reduce the regulatory burden but also enables you to improve your company’s industry standing, customer satisfaction and, potentially, financial margins. With customizable and up-to-the-minute reports, your team can communicate and collaborate better and infuse insight into the entire development process.

Public Infrastructure

IBM ELM for public infrastructure

Infrastructure projects are notoriously complicated, typically containing many moving parts, teams of participants and multiple phases of completion. While such projects require massive amounts of funding, they also represent a major investment in human capital. These projects can often impact the lives and safety of everyone within that community — or even people from other places.

With such huge consequences at stake, complex public sector projects demand a complete, end-to-end approach to engineering across the product lifecycle. IBM Engineering Lifecycle Management offers that, and more. Streamline your operations — from requirements through testing and deployment — with a software environment that’s both strong and flexible.

Successfully manage increasingly divergent demands

With large public infrastructure projects, local authorities often want to maximize value for taxpayers, contractors want to make good margins with little oversight, and the managing agencies want to deliver a quality outcome on budget. The scale and complexity of these public works projects demand traceability of requirements throughout the life of the project. Adopting an end-to-end requirements elicitation and management system from RFP to completion provides a single, transparent view of the impact of any changes made during the project, allowing management to make informed decisions quickly.

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AI-driven requirements management

Use the power of AI to manage requirements more efficiently, intelligently and accurately with IBM Engineering Requirements Management.

IBM Engineering key benefits for Public Infrastructure

Requirements management

Define, analyze and manage requirements for the entire project. Implement good requirement management practices. Share requirements with all members of the extended team.

Change management

Understand the effect of changes to requirements on the cost and completion date. Ensures all stakeholders are notified of changes and their impact.

Process management

Establish best practices through flexible process method authoring to help implement measurable improvements in your development processes. Create, edit, manage and publish custom process descriptions.

Scalable collaboration

Enhance communication and collaboration across all stakeholders, as well as extended to suppliers and contractors. Customizable reports and dashboards ensure everyone has current information.

Risk and safety assurance

Provide a consistent framework across all departments and functions. Manage the impact of requirement changes across entire organization. Establish testing success criteria.

Validation and verification

Clearly communicate deliverable requirements and validation criterion. Automate the process to validate that deliverables are completed as required.

Managing your infrastructure projects

Successful public infrastructure projects require the management of a complex set of requirements efficiently across many contractors and suppliers. From the creation of the Request for Proposal and as the project moves forward, managing requirements and changes in requirements is critical. Understanding the risk, cost and time impact of requirement changes as well as linking requirements to work status and verification, ensures that requirements are fully met, helping project teams to deliver a successful project.

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Real-time agility

Learn about the core principles and practices for embedded software teams.

Financial Services

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IBM ELM for Financial Services Sector

Intact Financial is Canada’s largest private-sector provider of property and casualty insurance. Its 12,000 people work to insure more than five million individuals and businesses across the Canadian provinces, administering almost CAD 8.0 billion in premiums. Intact deployed IBM Engineering software to facilitate more effective requirements management throughout the application development lifecycle, improve quality control, reporting and traceability. As such, Intact reduced the cost and time required to release new, quality applications.

Deliver products at market speed while ensuring compliance

Whether your business is banking, insurance, or capital markets, IBM ELM accelerates product delivery in accordance with regulatory guidelines and aids in controlling soaring compliance and regulatory costs. ELM is a holistic, end-to-end software engineering management environment that provides full transparency and traceability across development and product delivery processes. Real-time dashboards and customizable reports provide “delivery intelligence” into the actual status of development and delivery, thereby ensuring that the entire organization has an accurate view of project status and readiness for launching new offerings and products.

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IBM Engineering benefits for Financial Services Sector

Tame complexity

Manage requirement hierarchies and the impact of changes across the development team.

Increase development effectiveness

By reusing software components across multiple applications, reduce time and cost, increase quality and facilitate a shift from project to product delivery.

Streamline compliance

Integrate compliance requirements into your day-to-day development process. Manage the status of compliance activities, change management and impact analysis, and evidence.

Adopt agility

Adopt agile methods across the development teams to manage programs and projects including SAFe, lean and agile to support the process that best fits your organization.

Support standards

Support standards such as Basel, IFRS, MFID, GDPR and NY-DFS Rule 500.

Improve processes

Provide visibility and traceability across the development teams. Ensure all stakeholders have current data through customizable dashboards and reports.

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5 vital steps for successful software delivery in a chaotic world

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Driving efficiencies into your development environment

ELM offers an integrated management environment for development teams. Integration between requirements, modeling, testing and workflow enables your workforce to focus on developing instead of maintaining interfaces, transforming data from one process to the next, or searching for critical data during audits. Software reuse across multiple projects saves time in development, testing, documenting and reporting. ELM has been architected on open standards, mitigating the risk of vendor lock-in.

Other industries

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IBM ELM across industries

The leading environment for product and software development, IBM ELM extends the standard application lifecycle management model into an integrated, end-to-end development solution. It provides transparency and traceability from requirements through deployment, optimizes collaboration between stakeholders, and integrates compliance into development. ELM helps maximize the use of engineering data for better, more timely decisions to lower costs and improve productivity and quality.

IBM ELM for the Electronics Industry

Improving time to market, maintaining a maniacal focus on quality, meeting compliance and regulatory requirements, and optimally managing increasing complexity are all imperatives for the electronics industry. ELM supports an integrated development environment for a single view of to all engineering data. Use modeling and simulation for faster prototyping, reuse engineering work in support of versions and variants, and enable change management and impact analysis for better decision oversight.

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