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Danlaw partners with Siemens on product lifecycle management

Danlaw, a company which develops connected car and automotive electrics technologies, is now an official Siemens product lifecycle management – or automated lifecycle management – solution partner.

The company says the partnership highlights Danlaw’s commitment to providing a seamless solution between its Mx-Suite verification and validation test software and Siemens Polarion QA software with the Mx-Suite Polarion Connector.

Our customers benefit from increased quality and reduced development cycles, when developing electronic modules by centrally managing test case generation and execution with test results tied directly to requirements. 

David Cole, program manager of Danlaw, says: “Danlaw’s Mx-Suite provides automated testing capability and Polarion ALM provides forensic-level traceability. Integrating these two powerful tools provides the user with automated testing capability plus real-time planning and system lifecycle traceability.

“MX-Suite’s built-in support of a variety of hardware, tools and communication protocols, simplifies test system set up by enabling interfaces to these elements with Polarion, thereby reducing effort, time, and cost.”

The Mx-Suite Embedded Software Test Environment is designed to help automotive ECU module suppliers produce their products more efficiently and with higher quality through continuous integration.

Using intuitive graphical diagrams, software requirements are easily documented with performance criteria and tolerances, therefore simplifying software validation.

The Mx-Suite Polarion Connector provides traceability between requirements and test artifacts maintained in the Polarion platform and the results of tests executed in Mx-Suite.

The ALM functions include change management, defect management and project planning.

Test scenarios created in Mx-Suite can be initiated from the Polarion QA software, either locally or over the network. After the completion of the test, a snapshot of the test result is automatically uploaded into Polarion.

The results can be loaded back into Mx-Suite for further detailed review or analysis.

Regg Struyk, partner program manager, Siemens PLM, says: “Our technology alliance with Danlaw provides us with an integrated solution that we can jointly deliver to the automotive industry.”

Siemens Polarion is a web-based ALM enterprise solution for requirements management, test management, quality assurance, and ALM that provide full traceability and transparency throughout the product lifecycle.

Polarion solutions improve the efficiency of product development and help organizations identify and mitigate risks, improve quality, and achieve compliance and quality standards.