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Application lifecycle management software

Optimize application development processes while connecting teams and projects with a single, unified solution for requirements, coding, testing and release. Establish clear project oversight and deliver high-quality products faster.

Why use application lifecycle management software?

Consumers are demanding increasingly complex products that are smarter, connected and delivered faster. These complex products span multiple domains including mechanical, electrical and electronic, and all domains must work together to offer consumers the best experience possible.

As a result, companies are facing growing integration challenges while trying to continuously optimize production costs without compromising on the quality of software and application components. In this current manufacturing environment, an agile approach to software and application development has become a key differentiator.

With application lifecycle management (ALM) software, you can achieve:


Reduced time spent searching for data

Enhance engineering information management efficiency, reducing time spent searching for data by more than 65%. (iThera Medical)


Reduced compliance documentation time

Reduce compliance documentation time by 80%, significantly improving time-to-market. (Sonova)


Reduced time-to-market

Reduce time required to create compliance documentation, ultimatley reducing time-to-market by 40%. (iThera Medical)

How do you develop better software applications that help create and deliver increasingly complex products while maintaining full traceability and managing functional, safety and sustainability requirements?

Establish an integrated ALM-PLM (application lifecycle management โ€“ product lifecycle management) product definition for all stakeholders to remove barriers between product domains and enable concurrent engineering.

What can ALM software do for you?

By leveraging an integrated ALM solution in your digitalization journey, you will be able to improve quality, increase productivity and decrease costs through early iterative analysis, planning, change management and feedback.

Speed up software product development with ALM software

Leverage an integrated open, interoperable and flexible ALM solution to start and end any application development process with the customersโ€™ needs. Quickly develop increasingly complex products while maintaining full traceability and managing requirements along the production process.

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Software definition and planning

Assign tasks for modeling, coding, test execution and builds across the needed toolsets. Software engineers can check the system-level definitions and constraints at any time and collaborate with system users.

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Software development and QA

Orchestrate coding changes and test execution with virtual hardware to enable software-in-the-loop testing. Execute modeling-level updates collaboratively with coding and testing to ensure consistency, compatibility and accountability with reports and audit trails.

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Software delivery and monitoring

Deliver an application to the final bill of materials software assembly that has undergone proper code updates. Integrate tools for code performance, code coverage, alignment with methods, coding standards and more.


30-day application lifecycle management software trial

Start your free trial and gain everything you need to achieve full control over your cyber-physical systems application lifecycle.

  • Ensure seamless traceability throughout your project
  • Collaborate in real time for enhanced productivity
  • Leverage advanced reuse capabilities for scalable solutions
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Polarion was fundamental to our success thanks to the real-time access to centralized information at the right level for each collaborator.
Stephanie Schwendinger, System Development, Zumtobel Group

Implement ALM software with support and training

Start your application lifecycle management journey with ease. Our support and service offerings will guide you along the way.

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Frequently asked questions

What is application lifecycle management software?

ALM software facilitates the management of the entire lifecycle of an application, from inception to maintenance. It integrates various tasks into a unified environment including requirements management, project planning, version control, testing and collaboration. ALM streamlines development processes, enhances communication, tracks progress, manages changes and ensures software quality and reliability.

Why should my company adopt an application lifecycle management solution?

Adopting an ALM solution can equip your company to optimize software development, foster collaboration and ensure application quality and reliability. ALM software consolidates and streamlines development tasks such as requirements management, project planning, version control, testing and deployment to expedite product launches. By embracing ALM, your company can boost productivity, trim development time and expenses, reduce errors and enhance software quality. Additionally, ALM provides clearer project oversight and resource management, empowering your organization to enhance decision making and gain a competitive edge in the dynamic software development sphere.

Can application lifecycle management software reduce documentation time?

Yes. ALM software can automatically generate documentation based on project data, such as requirements, test cases and change logs, saving time and ensuring consistency. Additionally, ALM software improves collaboration among team members by enabling real-time updates and feedback on documentation, further speeding up the documentation process. Overall, ALM software can significantly reduce documentation time and improve the efficiency of the software development lifecycle.

Can application lifecycle management software streamline requirements management?

Yes. ALM software streamlines requirements management by providing a centralized platform to capture, organize and track requirements throughout the software development lifecycle. It includes features like requirement traceability, version control, and collaboration tools, facilitating efficient management. ALM software consolidates all requirements-related activities, enabling teams to easily capture and prioritize requirements, track changes and ensure alignment with other development tasks. Additionally, it provides reporting and analytics, offering insights into requirements coverage and dependencies. Overall, ALM software significantly enhances requirements management, leading to better project outcomes and higher-quality software products.

How does application lifecycle management software support software development?

An integrated and agile ALM solution will enable you to leverage the most comprehensive digital twin and a digital thread approach to application development. This approach will help you develop software faster, with higher quality, and easily succeed through audits.

How do I choose the best ALM software solution for my needs?

Selecting the ideal ALM software solution requires a thorough understanding of your organization's requirements. Here are steps you can follow when considering an ALM solution:

  1. Assess your needs, including features, scalability, integration capabilities and budget constraints.
  2. Research available options, considering user reviews, vendor reputation and industry recognition. Evaluate each software's features, focusing on requirements management, project planning, version control, testing, deployment and collaboration tools.
  3. Ensure seamless integration with existing tools and systems. Prioritize scalability to accommodate future growth and emphasize user-friendly interfaces to minimize training requirements. Explore customization options to tailor the platform to your organization's workflows, and assess the level of support and training provided by the vendor.
  4. Take advantage of trial periods or demonstrations to test the software's functionality and usability before committing.
  5. Finally, gather feedback from stakeholders and review user testimonials to gain insights into each software's performance and suitability for your organization's needs.

Learn more


On-demand webinar | DevOps: Automate and collaborate with Polarion ALM

On-demand webinar | Understand how to accelerate product and software development with modern ALM

Channel | Watch Polarion videos on YouTube


Blog | The power of Polarion to orchestrate complex software development

Case study | Gain a comprehensive tool for managing requirements

Case study | Reduce time spent hunting for data by over 65 percent

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