ARMONK, N.Y., Nov. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced new software to help organizations bring intelligence to the products, systems and applications people use everyday. From creation to development and delivery, the new software simplifies the entire process enabling organizations to reduce costs, address compliance and regulatory requirements and ultimately get innovative products to market quickly.
From cars to surgical robots, everyday products and systems are becoming more sophisticated due in part to an infusion of software. As products become more intelligent, the number of interactions between the software, mechanical and electrical components increases and becomes more complicated. The challenge for businesses that build these "smarter products" is how to address this complexity without slowing development or increasing costs.
With the new IBM Engineering Lifecycle Manager software engineers can now step back and view a project in its entirety to better understand the hundreds of thousands of complex interactions. The software provides searching, querying, viewing and impact analysis across multiple engineering disciplines. This more holistic view of the project helps an organization make better design decisions by identifying potential conflicts and variables that could delay the project and cause cost overruns."The formula is simple. To succeed companies must deliver innovative products faster and at a lower cost than their competitors," said Kristof Kloeckner, general manager IBM Rational Software. "The new offerings from IBM help organizations move beyond the siloed development process of the past 10 years, integrate the engineering disciplines and see the big picture to ultimately develop, test and deliver a better solution." To hear more from Kristof on the new software from IBM visit: http://bit.ly/U9YXHv. Everywhere people turn today, the addition of software into products and systems is enabling exciting new capabilities. Keeping up with these advances can be challenging for the developers. For example, a new car can have 5 to 15 million lines of software code that are reliant on and integrate with thousands of mechanical and electrical components. If there is a change to the software that controls the automatic braking system of the car, the product development team needs to assess the impact of that change to other software code and systems. Without the new IBM software, answering questions such as will the braking system still work or will this cause the project to go over budget, could take months of compiling data by hand from external sources. With the new IBM software, engineers could run a query and quickly identify and analyze the