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Deliver Smart Products with Rational software for systems

Helping you solve systems engineering, software engineering, and system of systems challenges

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The challenge to innovate

Software is the key to innovation, providing an exponential leap in capabilities and flexibility. With this comes an increase in product development, delivery, and management complexity. Now consider the challenges as these devices become increasingly interconnected in a web of what IBM calls, systems of systems and you can quickly see the need for a lifecycle solution.

IBM Rational® helps companies develop and deliver smarter products and integrated system of systems.

IBM Rational solution for systems and software engineering

Successful product development requires strong collaboration of diverse, globally distributed teams and integration of engineering disciples and components. By leveraging the IBM Rational Platform for Systems, the IBM Rational solution for systems and software engineering helps teams bring products, systems and IT infrastructures together in an integrated, collaborative environment. As a result, you are able to:

Core Capabilities Include:

Systems Engineering

Tools, processes, and services that connect software engineering with product lifecycle management.
Systems of systems engineering

Brings products, systems and IT infrastructures together in an integrated, collaborative environment.
Software engineering

Real-time and embedded software development, integrating critical capabilities around a common platform.
Product line engineering

Accelerate and automate the design, development and delivery of portfolio of similar products with variations in features and functions.

These solutions, part of the IBM integrated product management vision, cover the three critical dimensions of smart products.

Providing Industry Expertise and Solutions

Rational provides solutions that address the needs of manufacturers across all industries, including dedicated solutions for:

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Systems engineering

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Systems e-Kit

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