What if the innovation, economy of scale, competitive advantage, and profitability of your product line were limited only by your imagination instead of your engineering capacity?

Organizations are being pushed to the edge of their capability by the exponentially growing diversity and complexity of today’s product lines — how they are engineered, produced, delivered, and evolved. These variant and complexity management challenges are so large they can impede a company’s ability to achieve strategic business objectives.

Feature-based Product Line Engineering (PLE) is a breakthrough practice that removes this complexity barrier, and BigLever’s onePLE is a holistic solution that removes the barriers to rapid PLE adoption. A growing number of forward thinking organizations are engineering their competitive advantage with the industry leading Feature-based PLE solutions from BigLever.  Ask yourself…What is your PLE Strategy?

Time to market.

Leverage major engineering improvements to speed time to market. Target and hit new market windows more efficiently, effectively and profitably than your competitors.

Efficiency & productivity.

Eliminate redundant, repetitive tasks to allow your skilled engineering talent to focus on high value work — and bring a new level of efficiency to your organization.

Product line scalability.

Use feature-based asset sharing and automated production to create new products and product features, and grow your product line — with the push of a button.

Product quality.

Remove human error, simplify and streamline testing and Q&A, and decrease overall defect density to make major improvements in the quality of your product line offering.

Meet BigLever.

BigLever is the long-standing leader in helping organizations across industry sectors fully realize the extraordinary benefits of Product Line Engineering. We’ve pioneered the modern Feature-based PLE approaches that are revolutionizing the way organizations work by removing engineering complexity and streamlining the creation, delivery, maintenance, and evolution of a product line portfolio.

BigLever’s onePLE solution.

BigLever’s onePLE is the industry’s only holistic, proven solution to enable rapid and effective adoption of PLE by an organization of any size. It combines our state-of-the-art PLE technology and methods with the business strategy and organizational change needed to accelerate your PLE adoption — so that your organization can fully leverage PLE to create and bring more product innovations to market faster, more efficiently, and more profitably.


BigLever Gears.

BigLever’s industry-standard Gears Product Line Engineering Tool and Lifecycle Framework allows you to develop, deliver and evolve your product line, smoothly and efficiently, through each stage of the lifecycle – from requirements to design, implementation, testing, delivery, maintenance and evolution. Gears is the technology foundation for BigLever’s onePLE solution and the PLE Ecosystem.

Enterprise Gears.

BigLever has its next generation Gears solution – Enterprise Gears. This solution delivers a web-based interface that makes Gears fully accessible for all users, and a server API that enables the seamless integration of PLE with other tools, processes and enterprise systems. With Enterprise Gears, organizations can — more rapidly and efficiently — extend Feature-based PLE across the enterprise.

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Reflections: INCOSE International Workshop 2023

The steady march of Feature-based Product Line Engineering (PLE) from the narrow field of early adopters into the broad mainstream of systems engineering practitioners was on full display at the INCOSE International Workshop (IW2023) in Torrance, California in...

Product Line Processes in an Engineering Tool Ecosystem

In a product-centric environment, it’s common for the same engineering work to be repeated over and over - once for each product in the portfolio to which the work applies. Each time a new requirement is added, a software defect is corrected, or a test case is...


News Releases

“Product Line Engineering has become a critical technology that will have broad impact across the systems engineering field.”

- International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) Leadership

Feature-based Systems and Software Product Line Engineering: A Primer

INCOSE spearheaded the new ISO Feature-based PLE standard 26580. This INCOSE publication serves as an introductory companion to that standard. The Primer defines Feature-based PLE; introduces its important concepts; explains the economic model behind the overwhelming savings it delivers; discusses organizational adoption; and provides sources for more information.

BigLever is pleased to be a contributor to the creation of this publication, which was selected as “Product of the Year” by INCOSE.  >> Learn more about PLE and Systems Engineering.

Feature-based PLE and ISO 26580

A new industry standard for Feature-based Product Line Engineering has been published by the ISO (International Organization for Standardization) and IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission) subcommittee for software and systems engineering. This new standard, available as ISO/IEC 26580, “Methods and tools for the feature-based approach to software and systems product line engineering”, defines Feature-based PLE according to proven and repeatable best commercial practices, tools and methods.

Feature-based PLE is now being widely adopted into commercial practice by organizations that engineer and deliver complex system families with variations in features and functions, in automotive, aeronautics, medical devices, defense, computer systems, and more. It is a means to dramatically eliminate low-value engineering effort across a system family, so that engineers can focus their time and effort on high-value innovative work that advances product and business objectives, which often leads to significant competitive advantage.

The 26580 standard makes way for widespread Feature-based PLE adoption by providing engineering organizations the confidence to embrace this new model that now has international credibility, validation, and backing of organizations like INCOSE and ISO. ISO has designated that this new standard contributes to the Sustainable Development Goals of ISO and the United Nations. >> Learn more about ISO 26580.