The application development life cycle management (ADLM) tool market focuses on the planning and governance activities of the software development life cycle (SDLC). ADLM products focus on the "development" portion of an application's life. Key elements of an ADLM solution include: software requirements definition and management, software change and configuration management, software project planning, with a current focus on agile planning, work item management, quality management, including defect management. Other key capabilities include: reporting, workflow, integration to version management, support for wikis and collaboration, strong facilities for integration to other ADLM tools.
Configure, price and quote application suites enable sales organizations to automate and optimize the creation of quotes and capture of orders. Core capabilities include: Support for the digital commerce channel via prebuilt UIs, integrations and/or APIs. Support for sales users, including integration with salesforce automation solutions. Searching for and selecting products and services to sell. Selection of product options and features. Automatic pricing of the chosen products and services. Negotiation of terms and proposal generation. Extensibility framework that enables a company to set up the application for its processes, products and services.