Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) is a continuous process of managing the life of a software application from concept to delivery throughout the entire development process. PTC’s ALM solutions for engineered products are designed for discrete manufacturers where coordination and collaboration between software and hardware teams is critical to understand product release readiness, support variant complexity, automate development processes, ensure complete lifecycle traceability and to manage change.
The principal role of Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) is to manage the life of a software application from concept to delivery throughout the entire development process.
To be effective for discrete manufacturers, ALM solutions must include requirements management, software change and configuration management, system model management and test management in a single, integral solution. ALM provides visibility into product release readiness, supports variant complexity, automates development processes and ensures complete lifecycle traceability.
ALM for Engineered Products
Customers demand increasingly innovative products, but market pressures such as growth and profitability, quality, globalization and product variation make product development exceedingly challenging. As companies use software to drive innovation in engineered products, they struggle to manage increased complexity and pace of change inherent in software development. Download the Aberdeen Research Report to learn more.
Directly, ALM offers significant value to a company, but ALM also enhances other enterprise systems, such as product lifecycle management (PLM), by enabling the sharing of product information across engineering disciplines.