Gartner Names BigLever Software a "Cool Vendor" in Product Design and Life Cycle Management

Companies in the "Cool Vendor" Report Selected for Innovation and Impact

AUSTIN, Texas – April 27, 2015 – BigLever Software, the leading provider of product line engineering (PLE) solutions, announced today that it has been named a "Cool Vendor" in the Cool Vendors in Product Design and Life Cycle Management 2015 report by Gartner, Inc. In this report, Gartner designated five companies that it considers to be innovative, intriguing and having an impact on the industry.

"We appreciate the important role that Gartner plays in providing insight into new technologies and leading-edge approaches that deliver strategic value and help companies remain competitive," said Dr. Charles Krueger, BigLever Software CEO. "We are honored to be included in Gartner's list of 'Cool Vendors' and receive this acknowledgement of our contribution to bringing innovative solutions into the mainstream."

PLE addresses the challenges of product complexity and variant management by dramatically simplifying the creation, delivery, maintenance, and evolution of a product line portfolio. BigLever's Gears PLE solution enables a unified variation management approach across the full engineering and operations lifecycle using automated, feature-based production and engineering asset sharing. Using Gears, companies are able to realize the order-of-magnitude efficiency, productivity, and time-to-market gains delivered by PLE.

According to the Cool Vendors in Product Design and Life Cycle Management 2015 report (1) , "The 2015 Cool Vendors deliver value to product strategists, product developers and manufacturing specialists in designing and delivering to market demands in this era of digital business. The dawning age of the Internet of Things (IoT) and digital business demands that manufacturers rethink how they design and manufacture next-generation products."

(1) Gartner, "Cool Vendors in Product Design and Life Cycle Management 2015" by Marc Halpern, Janet Suleski, Rick Franzosa, April 8, 2015.

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