Product and systems development

Lifecycle solutions for complex and embedded systems development

Deliver smarter, more competitive products and systems

Today's products and systems – from medical devices to cars to smart power grids – are becoming more intelligent and interconnected. To keep pace and stay competitive you need the ability to not only make your products smarter – you need to do so cost efficiently, quickly and with low risk. IBM Software solutions for product and embedded systems development provide a complete, collaborative systems and embedded software engineering solution to help you deliver high quality products and embedded systems together with the embedded software that powers them, on time and with reduced risk. They include requirements management; systems architecture design and modeling; collaboration, planning and change management; test and quality management; and product line engineering.

IBM Software solutions for product and embedded systems development provide you with the capability to:

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Systems engineering provides a holistic view of product development, allowing manufacturers to connect engineering teams to deliver products that are optimized for their business.

Real results
Learn how IBM Rational® software for systems helped General Motors develop the innovative Chevrolet Volt. With over 10 million lines of software code running on nearly 100 microprocessors, the Volt embodies the concept of smarter products. Hear about the Volt project from the GM engineers who explain how IBM Software helped them design and engineer the Volt in record time.

iPLON GmbH, a technology services provider in Germany, manages more complex embedded software development, realizes cost and time savings and improves developer productivity, quality and communication when it implements IBM Rational Rhapsody® software.

Related capabilities

Systems engineering

Coordinate multiple engineering disciplines to develop complex products and systems.

Real-time and embedded software development

Collaborate across development organizations and the software development lifecycle to deliver innovative, differentiating functionality through software.

Product line engineering

Accelerate and automate the design, development and delivery of portfolios of similar products with variations in features and functions.

Systems of systems engineering

Connect multiple products and services into systems of systems to deliver exponentially increased value.

Turning innovative ideas into smart products and systems

Efficiently develop complex products and systems by managing requirements, modeling complexity, automating collaboration and ensuring quality.

Featured complex and embedded systems solutions

Featured complex and embedded systems products

  • Rational Focal Point

    Rational Focal Point

    Evaluate investment scenarios to align product, project, and application portfolio decisions with the overall business value.

  • Rational Rhapsody

    Rational Rhapsody

    Automate delivery and testing of executable architectures and real-time and embedded software to increase development agility.

  • Rational Team Concert

    Rational Team Concert

    Provides agile and formal planning, source code management, work item management, build management, and project health.

  • Rational ClearCase

    Rational ClearCase

    Comprehensive software configuration management for any size project.

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