Learn More about Product Line Engineering

As the leading provider of Systems and Software Product Line Engineering (PLE) solutions, BigLever Software is committed to bringing informational resources to the product line engineering community. This section of the BigLever website offers a collection of valuable information and insight regarding PLE concepts and tools, the latest PLE approaches, and the key benefits that PLE offers your organization.

(1) BigLever Software was named a "Cool Vendor" in the Cool Vendors in Product Design and Life Cycle Management 2015 Report by Gartner.


Product Information

This page provides access to BigLever's PLE Solution Overview, the Gears PLE Tool and Lifecycle Framework™ data sheet, and data sheets for BigLever’s Bridge integration products.

Demonstrations & Evaluations

The best way to learn about PLE and BigLever's Gears solution is an interactive PLE overview webinar and product demonstration. This introductory webinar can be personalized for you and your team. Regardless of where you are in your evaluation and decision-making process, BigLever offers a Gears evaluation option to meet your needs, including a special Getting Started Package.

White Papers

BigLever’s technical white papers provide insight into key PLE concepts, tools, and new generation methods. This page offers access to foundational white papers such as Product Line Engineering Comes to the Industrial Mainstream, BigLever's 3-Tiered Product Line Engineering Methodology and Organizational Adoption Strategy, and The Systems and Software Product Line Engineering Lifecycle Framework.

Related Technology

This page provides insight into how PLE relates to other engineering technologies such as Product Lifecycle Management, Application Lifecycle Management, Configuration Management, and Model-Driven Development.

Customer Spotlight

BigLever has played an instrumental role in helping companies establish some of the industry’s most notable PLE deployments across a spectrum of industry sectors including automotive, aerospace and defense, alternative energy, industrial automation, and more. This page provides an overview of BigLever's customer engagements, with access to case studies, co-authored articles, and reports that demonstrate the latest pragmatic PLE approaches.

Resources & Links

For your continued PLE exploration, this page provides additional resources including selected articles, newsletters, publications, analyst podcasts and articles, and other online sources of interest.

(1) About the Gartner Cool Vendor Report: Gartner, "Cool Vendors in Product Design and Life Cycle Management 2015" by Marc Halpern, Janet Suleski, Rick Franzosa, April 8, 2015. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.