Discover Codebeamer for Regulated Industries 

10/07/2024

Navigating the complexities of regulated industries like automotive, healthcare, and avionics requires robust tools to ensure compliance and efficiency. Codebeamer, an Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) software, is exactly what you need to address these challenges. Explore the essential features of Codebeamer, focus on its capabilities in risk management, requirements engineering, and test management, and see how you can benefit from using PTC’s solution. 

What is Codebeamer? 

First, it might be important to better understand what Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) is. This term refers to the comprehensive process of managing the lifecycle of software applications, from the initial idea through development and release, up to retirement. 

Codebeamer is what you need for your ALM, as it provides end-to-end traceability, allowing teams to track product development. It helps manage everything from requirements through design, research, and testing to release. This traceability is crucial for proving that designs have undergone all necessary checks, which is a fundamental requirement in regulated industries. 

One Tool to Track All – Codebeamer’s Advantages 

One of Codebeamer’s most important and useful features is its built-in end-to-end traceability. It ensures that every change or decision can be tracked and verified. This capability is valuable when demonstrating compliance with industry standards, as it provides a comprehensive audit trail of the product lifecycle. 

Codebeamer is designed to scale with your organization, whether you have small teams or large, complex projects. Its flexibility allows for easy adjustment to changing standards and environments, supported by built-in tools that enhance internal communication and collaboration. 

In regulated industries, managing requirements effectively is critical. Codebeamer allows users to store all user needs, standards, and requirements in one place. Tests, issues, and reports can be directly linked to these requirements, ensuring a seamless workflow and comprehensive documentation. 

Effective risk management is a cornerstone of compliance in regulated industries. Codebeamer offers a robust risk management lifecycle that integrates seamlessly with its ALM features. 

Store Everything in One Place 

When talking about Codebeamer’s features, we certainly can’t miss the topic of trackers. They are the building blocks of Codebeamer and store all necessary data. You can use their configurable fields, access permissions, references, and related work items. 

For example, a hazard tracker can include details such as affected system elements, potential malfunctions, and risk parameters like exposure and severity. The ability to configure and customize trackers ensures that all relevant risk-related information is captured and accessible for thorough risk assessment and mitigation. 

Make Sure Your Product Works 

Testing is critical in regulated industries to verify that products meet all regulatory standards. Codebeamer’s integrated environment for test management ensures that all testing activities are traceable and comprehensive. 

Test trackers support your team in maintaining detailed documentation of test cases, steps, and results. These trackers can be configured to meet the specific needs of any project, ensuring that tests are aligned with requirements and development tasks. Test runs can be manually created or imported from external sources like Excel, enhancing flexibility and efficiency. 

Thanks to real-time tracking, teams can monitor test execution and outcomes in an up-to-date manner. This feature ensures that any changes in requirements or code are immediately reflected in the test scenarios, maintaining the relevance and accuracy of tests. 

Integration is Key 

Codebeamer offers integration capabilities, allowing it to work with other tools such as Office, Git, Jira, and AWS. Core integrations are developed and maintained by PTC, ensuring optimal performance and reliability. Custom integrations can be developed by third-party partners, offering tailored solutions to meet specific needs. 

Collaborate for Success 

PTC’s solution supports multiple users working on the same project simultaneously. Each artifact in Codebeamer has a lifecycle that can be tracked, providing a graphical overview of project aspects and ensuring transparency and accountability. 

Quality assurance is enhanced through both manual and automated testing, helping teams meet quality gates and maintain high standards. Codebeamer’s test management tools are designed to streamline testing processes, ensuring that products meet industry quality standards. 

Embrace the Change with Codebeamer 

Codebeamer is an invaluable tool for regulated industries, offering comprehensive features that enhance traceability, risk management, and test management. Its scalable and flexible nature, coupled with robust integration capabilities, makes it an ideal choice for organizations looking to navigate the complexities of compliance and quality assurance. 

For more detailed demonstrations or further questions, feel free to reach out to us. Don’t forget to check our webinars on the topic we’ve talked about here and many more! 

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