Portugal, 25 May 2018

Siemens’ Polarion streamlines application management for Energias de Portugal

  • Polarion streamlines usage of over 200 diverse software applications in Portugal, Spain and Brasil for over 500 users
  • Full traceability and transparency facilitates integration with IT

Energias de Portugal (EDP), the largest producer, distributor and supplier of electricity in Portugal, one of the largest energy operators in the Iberian Peninsula and a world leader in the renewables market, has chosen Polarion ALM™ software, the Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) solution suite from Siemens PLM Software, to streamline its software applications management process. EDP is using Polarion to help achieve agility, traceability and compliance for its complex set of software applications and processes. Implementing Polarion can help EDP to operate more efficiently and transparently, resulting in higher value for its customers. 

“Polarion ALM software will provide the important tools we need for our complex business environment, while integrating easily within our IT infrastructure,” said Filipe Lucas, IT Architectures Director from EDP. “The ability to have a knowledge base of the requirements for our business processes and applications, and the traceability among all levels of requirements and tests, as well as using an open product architecture were key factors in our decision to use Polarion as our solution.”

Polarion will help enable EDP to manage the requirements of over 200 distinct software applications and easily gain a 360 degree view of any project history, status and outlook, as well as the full impact of changes. Using Polarion, EDP can manage requirements by business process, functional and technical application, as well as all acceptance tests, system tests, unit tests, integrated tests and related defects. The use of Polarion in EDP aims to respond to a continuous evolution of the applications. The software will be used as a knowledge base on all business processes and all supporting software applications. 

Using Polarion will increase information accessibility, providing access of all information to EDP users and suppliers. The information is structured by 24 companies with more than 600 business processes, business requirements and respective acceptance tests and defects, and more than 200 software applications with specific functional and technical requirements and respective system tests, unit tests, integrated tests and defects. This information is being used in all EDP geographies by more than 500 users. By implementing Polarion ALM, EDP can streamline information retention and enable developers to reuse information, increasing control over multiple processes, including testing and compliance. 

“Polarion ALM software is an ideal solution for EDP and the energy industry as a whole because of its ability to continuously integrate, verify and validate the growing software content built into these businesses,” said Joe Bohman, senior vice president, Lifecycle Collaboration Software for Siemens PLM Software. “Using Polarion will help enable EDP to streamline business functions and ultimately increase value to its customers.” 

Polarion ALM Software is the leading software for a 100 percent browser-based and unified platform for Requirements, Quality, and Application Lifecycle Management. It helps global organizations in a wide range of industries from automotive to medical device and aerospace - developers of complex products people trust - achieve agility, traceability and compliance. More than 2.5 million users worldwide rely on Polarion to fuel collaboration, integrate ALM and PLM, and more efficiently bring their high-quality products to market. 

For more information on Polarion: https://polarion.plm.automation.siemens.com/hubfs/Docs/Fact-sheets/Siemens-PLM-Polarion_ALM_Fact-Sheet.pdf

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