GigaOm Radar for Regulated Software Lifecycle Management (RSLM)v2.0

Table of Contents

  1. Summary
  2. Market Categories and Deployment Types
  3. Key Criteria Comparison
  4. GigaOm Radar
  5. Vendor Insights
  6. Analyst’s Take

1. Summary

The digital transformation occurring at enterprises everywhere has made software central to advanced engineered products and services. As these applications are applied in safety-critical and mission-critical environments and scenarios, the need to manage both risk and software quality has become paramount. These software applications are subject to regulation by law, compliance with standards bodies, and auditing and legal scrutiny.

Application lifecycle management (ALM) suites (often under the label of agile project management) have been used to manage the development of highly complex software and/or large software projects with multiple teams. Over the years, they have evolved and split to meet the needs of both enterprise IT and of highly regulated markets for software applications—from advanced engineering manufacturing to the pharmaceutical industry, financial services, and beyond. Given how the tooling for enterprise IT ALM and the new ALM targeting highly regulated industries has diverged, they are now two distinct categories and therefore, we are re-labelling the latter as regulated software lifecycle management (RSLM).

If you’re a product manufacturer or service provider considering the purchase of an RSLM solution, we recommend first reading the GigaOm Key Criteria report, which serves as a foundational resource for making decisions about selecting such a solution. In this GigaOm Radar report, we cover the vendors that are the most active in this sector. The GigaOm Radar chart shows a visual positioning of the vendors, and the report provides in-depth analysis of the solutions based on our key criteria and evaluation metrics.

How to Read this Report

This GigaOm report is one of a series of documents that helps IT organizations assess competing solutions in the context of well-defined features and criteria. For a fuller understanding consider reviewing the following reports:

Key Criteria report: A detailed market sector analysis that assesses the impact that key product features and criteria have on top-line solution characteristics—such as scalability, performance, and TCO—that drive purchase decisions.

GigaOm Radar report: A forward-looking analysis that plots the relative value and progression of vendor solutions along multiple axes based on strategy and execution. The Radar report includes a breakdown of each vendor’s offering in the sector.

Solution Profile: An in-depth vendor analysis that builds on the framework developed in the Key Criteria and Radar reports to assess a company’s engagement within a technology sector. This analysis includes forward-looking guidance around both strategy and product.

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