In the aerospace industry, managing product development lifecycles efficiently and effectively is critical in reducing time-to-market and improving quality and safety across multiple, complex systems.

A centralized ALM system can provide end-to-end traceability and forensic-level proof of compliance for systems and software organizations in regulated industries.

At Sterling PLM, we help aerospace engineering companies comply with the DO-178C standard and AS9100 quality management system, improving productivity and delivering superior quality using Polarion ALM, a browser-based regulatory-compliant software program that helps customers track the project artifacts they care about.

Configured to closely follow functional safety requirements and automate mandatory checks across the entire aerospace product lifecycle, Sterling’s aerospace ALM solutions deliver:

Regulatory compliance: AS 9100 offers industry standards for the design, development, and delivery of aerospace products and DO-178C is a critical document regulatory bodies use when approving commercial software-based aerospace systems. When monitoring regulatory compliance manually, you need access to someone with intimate knowledge of the requirements standard who is ensuring regulations are being satisfied. Polarion simplifies this process for you. With the ability to embed regulatory requirements into templates, Polarion lets you link standards to specific procedures or product requirements to ensure you satisfy all regulations. Plus, Polarion will run trace reports to ensure testing has been completed or identify those requirements that haven’t been tested—all in a matter of seconds.

Real-time collaboration: With seamless collaboration across multiple business units, you can eliminate revision conflicts and drive continuous development

Customizable and adaptable workflows: Polarion’s change management capabilities allow you to stay current with the evolving aerospace industry standards

Comprehensive traceability: Maintain accurate audit trails and ensure compliance with industry safety standards without relying on error-prone manual file updates.

Complete visibility: With Polarion’s live dashboard and reports, you’ll get an accurate overview of your projects and visibility into supplier activity for a more streamlined decision tree

Offline testing functionality: Simplify your testing processes with testing capabilities that allow you to import and sync results from tests conducted offline

Data Exchange: With roundtrip functionality that supports Word, Excel, ReqIF and industry-standard tools, you can facilitate a seamless flow of information between suppliers and manufacturers without compromising document integrity

At Sterling PLM, we know your challenges because we’ve lived them. With decades of real-life engineering experience in highly regulated industries, we offer a deep level of product lifecycle management expertise unmatched by any other to help you streamline your aerospace product development processes, comply with industry standards and reduce time-to-market.


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