Siemens Invests in Polarion and Application Lifecycle Management

Polarion ALM solutions support all essential software and product development process activities in one easy-to-use solution

SAN FRANCISCO, March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Siemens via its Venture Capital unit (SFS VC) has made a strategic corporate investment of $10 million (series A funding) in Polarion Software. The investment will allow Polarion to expand its product development initiatives and better support its rapidly growing community of worldwide users.

This investment marks the first outside funding that Polarion has received. 

Polarion is the creator of the world's fastest enterprise scale browser-based application lifecycle management (ALM) solution. Using the latest technology and unified by design, Polarion ALM solutions provide traceability and transparency, supporting all essential software and product development process activities in one easy-to-use solution. 

According to a recent report by Ovum, Polarion drives ALM with a workflow engine that underpins the whole lifecycle on one platform. The company's technology stands out as a truly integrated ALM solution.

"We are pleased to welcome Siemens Venture Capital into the Polarion family," said Frank Schroeder, CEO of Polarion Software. "Siemens investment in Polarion underscores the need for enterprises in industries like automotive, medical devices, electronic engineering, telecoms, manufacturing and aerospace, to gain a 360 degree view of a project's history, current trends and potential challenges. Marking Siemens' first foray into ALM, this milestone investment will help Polarion bring its highly sought-after platform to an even greater share of the market."

Ralf Schnell, CEO of SFS VC, said, "We took our time to thoroughly investigate the ALM market, and in every analysis, Polarion showed up as the number one provider in its category. With its agile and scalable technology, Polarion is well-positioned to take advantage of increasing market demand for collaborative, web-based ALM solutions. We look forward to working with Polarion Software to accelerate penetration of the company's technology across large, distributed teams and enterprises worldwide."

SOURCE Polarion Software