World Leader in Energy Management Solutions, Auto Motive Power (AMP), Selects Jama Connect for Modern Requirements Management

Modern Requirements Management

Founded in 2017 in Los Angeles, California, Auto Motive Power (AMP) has been dedicated to the evolution of e-mobility. With innovative, industry-leading software and hardware, AMP is the world leader in connected battery management, charging, and cloud technology that empowers electric mobility.

The market for electric vehicles is growing at an exponential rate — and not just cars — scooters, airplanes, drones, helicopter markets are all moving toward electrification. As this demand increases, companies like Auto Motive Power (AMP) are tasked with designing, building and monitoring batteries and charging solutions that can withstand this transition away from fossil fuels.

Batteries aren’t cheap, either. It’s estimated that a battery in an electric vehicle can cost as much as 30-40% of the total cost. And given this great expense, companies like AMP are being challenged to find a way to bring down the cost — and AMP is leading the charge.

As an innovator and leader in the battery management industry, AMP is refusing to work within the confines of traditional approaches and instead designing for the needs of today and tomorrow.

After Initially Selecting Intland Codebeamer, AMP Reevaluates and Moves to Jama Connect

As part of their innovative approach to developing vehicle subcomponents, the AMP team began the search for a modern requirements management solution that could help them address the following challenges and objectives:

  • Getting users up and running quickly to support their pace of growth
  • Managing unique requirement IDs across multiple projects
  • Maintaining traceability as things change
  • Enforcing efficient processes and workflows in development

Initially, as a new startup, the AMP team was using Atlassian Confluence and Microsoft Word for requirements management. But as the team grew and their processes matured, it became clear that in order to continue pushing the boundaries of innovation, the team needed to move away from static requirements trapped in disparate documents and move towards a modern requirements management platform that enables Living Requirements™ which create a common thread through all downstream activity

“It’s so important to implement a proper requirements management process and solution as part of the DNA of a startup,” said Jana Fernando, Vice President of Technology at AMP. “Making great products starts with having good product definition – and requirements are a prerequisite to that. Having a good RM solution and process means that all stakeholders agree from the very beginning.”

After briefly evaluating IBM DOORS and Siemens Polarion, the team focused on Intland codebeamber for their application lifecycle management (ALM) tool. After just a short 2-3 weeks, the team realized it was, in fact, not the right tool for them and so continued in their search for a requirements management solution that would better meet their needs.

“It’s so important to implement a proper requirements management process and solution as part of the DNA of a startup… Making great products starts with having good product definition—and requirements are a prerequisite to that. Having a good RM solution and process means that all stakeholders agree from the very beginning.” – Jana F, VP of Technology, AMP 

Why Jama Connect Was Chosen Over Other RM Tools

After the trials and limitations experienced with other solutions, AMP’s search for the right modern requirements management platform led the team to select Jama Connect for the following qualities:

  • Proven performance and industry credibility
  • Powerful yet easy-to-use platform
  • Quick implementation
  • Premium customer support and industry-specific knowledge

To see how the team is now leveraging Jama Connect and the great results they’ve already seen, read the full customer story here.



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