IBM® Engineering Lifecycle Management Base (CLM)

The IBM Engineering Lifecycle Management Base Solution is a set of seamlessly integrated application lifecycle management (ALM) tools that work together as one. Use Engineering Lifecycle Management Base to manage requirements, plan projects, track changes, and manage quality, all on a single platform.


Engineering Lifecycle Management Base provides the following capabilities:

Plan, track work, and manage source with
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Workflow Management (RTC)

Develop and execute your test plan with
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Test Management (RQM)

Success story

See how Bosch Automotive uses the Engineering Lifecycle Management Base Solution to increase collaboration, manage complexity, and improve the quality of its software for smart and connected vehicles.

Why should you choose ELMB?

In-context collaboration
Lifecycle traceability
Continuous improvement
Reliable integrations
Real-time planning
Development intelligence
Lifecycle administration


Out-of-the-box support for SAFe®

Engineering Lifecycle Management Base has complete end-to-end support for the Scaled Agile Framework®, combining ALM tooling with an industry-leading set of best practices and guidance for a lean and agile transformation.

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Perfect for DevOps

Innovation demands DevOps. Engineering Lifecycle Management Base provides what your enterprise needs to apply DevOps across the software delivery lifecycle.

Learn more about ELMB and DevOps

A community at your service, the website for Engineering Lifecycle Management Base, gives you the unique opportunity to interact with a vibrant user community, as well as with developers of ELMB itself. With the wide array of resources found on, support is always at your fingertips.

How we work
What's happening with Engineering Lifecycle Management Base development

Consolidated reports

Engineering Lifecycle Management Base offers two complementary choices, Jazz Reporting Service and Engineering Lifecycle Optimization - Publishing (RPE), for consolidating data and generating reports across the solution set.

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Product line engineering

See how ELMB's configuration management capabilities can reduce the cost and complexity of your product development through strategic reuse of components.

Configuration management with ELMB

An ecosystem of business partners

The Engineering Lifecycle Management solution has a collection of business partners who help expand the capabilities of the tool set and provide integrations with commonly-used tools.

Engineering Workflow Management (RTC) integrations
Engineering Test Management (RQM) integrations
Engineering Requirements Management DOORS Next (RDNG) integrations

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