PORTLAND, OR--(Marketwired - July 25, 2016) - Jama Software -- a product-development solution for automotive component suppliers and others developing complex systems -- today announced certification of the Jama solution by internationally recognized testing body TÜV SÜD. The Jama solution has been certified fit for developing safety-related products according to ISO 26262 (up to ASIL D) and IEC 61508 (up to SIL 3). Jama is the first vendor that is both SaaS and Agile to receive this certification.

ISO 26262 is an international standard for the functional safety of electrical and electronic systems in production automobiles. An adaptation of the Functional Safety standard IEC 61508, ISO 26262 defines functional safety for automotive equipment applicable throughout the lifecycle of all automotive electronic and electrical safety-related systems.

Accreditation for the Jama solution gives automotive original equipment manufacturers and suppliers assurance that the workflows they follow to define, build and test automotive-related products in the Jama solution meet critical functional safety requirements.

"There's pressure on automotive OEMs and suppliers to address the challenges of increased complexity and pace of innovation along with functional safety," said Derywn Harris, Jama co-founder and director of product marketing. "They don't want lose their competitive advantage, so they are seeking modern solutions that are both innovative and certified."

The ISO 26262 standard has requirements that are challenging to interpret and implement. For its product-development solution, Jama pursued functional safety certification to instill confidence in its users that the software will enable their teams to develop innovative technology while adhering to this standard.

"Certification demonstrates rigor in our own process along with additional documentation that will provide confidence to those using the Jama solution," Harris said. "Too often, traceability is an afterthought, to be done in hindsight after project completion. Jama provides built-in attention to process, decision making and change analysis in real time. The result is actionable and auditable traceability that enables automotive companies to work faster without sacrificing safety or quality."

Jama will host a webinar on Thursday, July 28, to demonstrate how its core functionality -- including traceability, requirements verification and validation, and change management -- can be easily configured to meet functional safety standards and processes including ISO 26262. As part of its tooling for safety-critical development, Jama will continue to deliver a comprehensive solution for auditable traceability across development phases beyond the recent Jama 8 release.

About Jama Software:

Jama Software is the definitive system of record and action for product development. Jama supports a systems engineering approach to development, with compliance-ready native workflows and best practices to simplify processes so developers spend less time preparing and managing documentation for functional safety. Traceability in Jama provides end-to-end linking of marketing requirements, product requirements, product specifications, safety requirements, verification and validation artifacts and even defects. More than 600 product-centric organizations, including NASA, Boeing and Caterpillar, use Jama to modernize their process for bringing complex products to market. The company is headquartered in Portland, Oregon. For more information, visit jamasoftware.com.

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