Wipro Unites Software Development with PLM
All the while, software has become an increasingly critical component in today’s complex products. Today’s automobile contains embedded systems with millions of lines of software code, more complex than even fighter jets. And yet, without integrating software into the PLM process, software failures are becoming more and more common. In recent years, software has been responsible for nearly 20% of product recalls costing firm’s profitability, market share, and even business failure.
To improve the level of integration of processes and artifacts, many leading PLM solution providers joined hands with software tools companies. However, this approach will take years before new software releases become available and are subsequently integrated and introduced into production at industrial firms. A solution that works with currently deployed systems is needed
As a leading PLM system integrator, Wipro has addressed this need. Building on their alliances with major ALM and PLM providers, Wipro has developed an integrated solution that brings software development into the overall PLM process. This tool-agnostic approach is based upon the use of OSLC (Open Services for Lifecycle Collaboration) for integration with major ALM providers, linking them with major PLM tools, using interfaces that are currently deployed and in production at industrial firms. Since the Wipro solution layers on top of current PLM systems (as shown in figure 2), firms receive the benefits of integrated software development with the PLM systems much sooner