About – IBM ELM

IBM Engineering Lifecycle Management (ELM) is a set of tools that helps systems engineers and application developers work together to create smart and connected products.

With built-in, customizable process support, IBM ELM helps teams respond effectively to continuous feedback, become more agile, and streamline compliance with industry standards.

IBM ELM consists of four primary applications:

DOORS Next Generation (DOORS NEXT)

  • Manage compliance
    Capture and manage traceability throughout the product development lifecycle.
  • Improve engineering efficiency
    Support common application conventions (like UX and design standards) to provide a unified, seamless experience in multi-tool solutions.
  • Increase satisfaction
    Understand customer needs and respond effectively to changes collaboratively as they occur.
About – IBM ELM
  • Support all domains for requirement
    Includes systems engineering, agile, Lean, SAFe, continuous engineering and DevOps.


  • Central design storage
    Teams can store, share, search and manage designs and models using a central system repository with web-based access.
  • Stakeholder collaboration
    Suppliers, customers, contractors and other extended stakeholders can easily access information through a web client.
  • Multi-discipline document generation and reporting
    Easily create comprehensive documentation for specifications, communication, compliance and reporting.
  • Role-based licenses
    Team members and stakeholders get the specific set of capabilities required to effectively do their jobs.
About – IBM ELM
  • Design reviews
    Automates design reviews with all stakeholders to facilitate the communication of requirements, speed decision making and improve quality.


  • Meet regulatory requirements
    Provides help to meet regulatory requirements and get ready for compliance audits.
  • Better manage your machines
    Track all your lab resources in one place. Make sure that the required resources to execute your test plan are available.
  • Cloud-based
    Enhances collaboration, seamlessness with other tools, and artifact storage and lookup.
About – IBM ELM
  • Run test scripts quickly
    Accelerate manual testing using rich text, in-line images and assisted data entry and validation for precise test definition and execution.
  • Use comprehensive test plans
    Use test plans that are customizable live artifacts which capture a variety of testing activity dimensions.


  • Work smarter and faster
    Work on the right things with work tasks that link plans with development and execution.
  • Reliable and repeatable work
    Learn, adapt and change your process to meet your needs. Make every team high-performing by sharing best practices.
  • Accelerate time to value
    Cloud-based to reduce integration and maintenance and improve efficiency and effectiveness.
About – IBM ELM
  • Project reporting made easy
    Stay on top of activities and overall progress with simple, automated cross-project reporting with a single view of the truth.
  • Bring teams together
    Linked work enables teams to find, fix and test things faster than using isolated, disjointed tools with fragile integration.

Distinct tools. One robust solution

IBM ELM solutions apply best practices and methodologies to manage all aspects of the collaborative lifecycle (CLM) or application lifecycle (ALM), allowing your development teams to:

  • Keep up with growing software and hardware complexity.
  • Scale with your expanding compliance needs.
  • Improve cycle time.
  • Enhance collaboration across all roles and responsibilities.
  • Unlock end-to-end process visibility.
  • Deliver better, more compliant products, applications and systems, faster.
About – IBM ELM

How can Persistent Systems help your organization take advantage of IBM ELM?

Start typing and press Enter to search