Automotive PLM

At Sterling, we offer solutions that help automotive engineering companies comply with the ISO 26262 product development standard, drive productivity and deliver superior quality using Polarion ALM.

A browser-based regulatory-compliant software program, Polarion is configured to closely follow functional safety requirements and automate mandatory checks across the entire automotive product lifecycle.

Backed by Polarion software, Sterling’s automotive ALM solutions deliver:

Regulatory Compliance: ISO 26262 is an international functional safety standard that provides guidance to the automotive industry to ensure the safety of electrical and electronic systems in vehicles and reduces the risk of bodily harm and death. 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: Enjoy seamless collaboration across multiple business units and eliminate revision conflicts to drive continuous development—without time-consuming interruptions.

Traceability: When faced with managing and modifying an ever-evolving product like the modern connected car, traceability throughout the product lifecycle is essential and non-negotiable. Traceability in the automotive industry involves the daunting task of managing multiple requirements, testing procedures, risks, and other project artifacts which are all interdependent. If done manually, it is time-consuming and susceptible to human error. Polarion removes that burden by connecting the dots showing the links between artifacts in easily configurable reports and eliminates error-prone updates done by hand. It also offers user-friendly integration with multiple modeling tools and maintains accurate audit trails to ensure compliance with industry safety standards. 

Live dashboards and reports: Get an accurate overview of your projects, gain visibility into team activity and simplify your decision tree with real-time access to dashboards and reports.

Data exchange: Facilitate a seamless flow of information between suppliers and manufacturers without compromising document integrity with roundtrip functionality that supports Word, Excel, ReqIF and PDF exports.

Customizable and adaptable workflows: Leverage the solution’s change management capabilities to stay current with the constantly evolving automotive industry standards.

Offline testing functionality: Simplify your testing processes with offline testing capabilities that allow you to import and sync results from road tests conducted in areas with no internet access.

In the automotive industry, application lifecycle management (ALM) has become increasingly important to an auto manufacturer’s ability to drive innovation while adhering to strict industry regulations. More specifically, a centralized system is critical to ensuring each stage of the lifecycle is appropriately managed with an efficient use of resources.

Streamline your processes, comply with ISO guidelines, and reduce time-to-market with Sterling and Polarion. With decades of real-life engineering experience in highly regulated industries, we know your challenges, we’ve lived your challenges—and we can solve your challenges.

Contact us to learn more about our automotive ALM solutions.


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