Interview with Cummins

The biggest value of using Stages is the flexibility of the visualization. You can take very complicated processes, and with the abilities that Stages offers, you can zero in on different aspects of it, whether it's a role-based view, or whether it's a more function-based view, or whether it's a value stream. Or you have something like product compliance and you want to pull that work out, Stages enables you to have the flexibility to see that in different ways.

Rob Heathcote, Director of Product Development Quality, Cummins Inc.

Interview with Nexteer Automotive

All of our processes are mapped to ISO 26262, ISO 21434, and Automotive SPICE... When we do project instances of the global Stages, we look to see if there are tailorings, if they are still compliant with those standards, or if there are requirements that are missing. So it is more of an informed decision whether to go ahead with that tailoring or not to approve it.

Umesh Sambhari, Manager and Global Lead, Process Excellence Group, Nexteer Automotive

Interview with ZF

Using Stages is more user-friendly. Also, when it comes to the management process and also communicating with management and the engineering team, I feel like it adds more value there.

Sreedevi Honnuduki Rajanna, Software Quality Engineer, ZF

Interview with Geely Auto

We have been using the Stages tool from the very beginning and it has helped us a lot. Especially its meta-model can also help us to manage the elements encountered in process management to sort things out. Because the meta-model is based on best practices from Method Park (by UL Solutions), we were able to easily define the process ... Geely is now a global vehicle manufacturer. We have several compliance requirements. These requirements are well managed in Stages, and you can also do compliance mapping in Stages. Then we apply it to our actual project to tailor the standard process.

Li Yeyu, Director of System Processes, R&D Department, Geely Auto


For me as a compliance manager, Stages helps with an integrated compliance database. We can add and change standards and bring them to users so they can map the content to their process activities and artifacts.

Sina Wipfel, Reference Process Manager for Standardized Product Lifecycle Processes

Interview with LG

When organizations manage Roles and Responsibilities in Stages by defining roles and mapping them to responsibility for activities, it becomes clearer what information is needed for work.

Lee Hak-Jun, Principal Process Architect

Interview with APTIV

We decided to use Stages to address several key pain points like Automotive SPICE or disconnected processes … It really transformed the way we approach our process design.

Wayne Johnson, Global Program Management Process & Systems Manager

Interview with DENSO

I use Stages to help me navigate through the process … and be able to quickly go and pull out the templates I need to be able to do my work.

Pa Vang, Manager Engineering Process Group

Interview with DENSO

Stages helps me and my engineers to work better as a team. When someone contributes to a process on one end, you can have it released to the end users overnight.

Ievgenii Vasiuk, Engineering Process Group

Interview with General Motors

Stages helped us immensely to improve just simply by getting all of our knowledge and all of your process elements in one formal system – and all are talking to each other. It helps get us out of the old way of thinking about processes in managing individual Excel files and PowerPoint files.

Nick Wilmot, Business Process Lead, General Motors

Interview with Siemens

Stages is useful in getting people together, harmonizing our processes and identifying ways for our engineers to work as optimally as possible.

Shamron Awwal, Senior Process Engineer, Siemens

Interview with Honeywell

We have adopted Stages as our fundamental platform for all engineering processes.

Kyle Gehan, Senior Manager, Honeywell Aerospace

Interview with Continental

When I do Automotive SPICE® assessments the teams use Stages to prove how well they are doing on these assessments.

James Greenfield, Senior Process and Assessment Consultant, Continental

Interview with General Motors

Stages has been an invaluable tool for the work I do because I go there to figure out what’s happening on every stage of the life cycle for the products I am working with and get all the relevant documentation I need.

Travis Foust, Algorithm Design Development Engineer, General Motors

Interview with Continental

Stages helped us to visualize a common product lifecycle with common terminology and a maturity model that is now very well established within the company

Harald Wilhelm, Director Processes & Standards North America, Continental

Interview with ZF

Stages helped us to think about how to make our processes simpler and more streamlined so we can easily model them and connect them to other processes

Jason Hall, Engineering Quality Manager, ZF

Interview with General Motors

I think it is all about relationships and it is all about willingness to learn from each other […] We have always got something to offer each other and you´ve always got new ideas. I can´t be more pleased. You are one of our best suppliers

Craig Brown, PLM Leader, General Motors Company

Interview with Accenture

Our clients are developing very complex systems. Stages allows them to define their processes and coordinate engineers across the globe.

Drew Bailey, Management Consultant, Accenture Consulting

Stages is a great tool for us in terms of how we bring elements together and use that as a basis to drive harmonization.

Jeffrey Brehm, Managing Director, Accenture Consulting

Interview with Lockheed Martin

Stages helps the Systems Engineering Organization to identify opportunities to become more efficient in our processes and to identify gaps that were not seen when we were focused on document-based processes.

Teresa McCarthy, QA Engineering Sr Aeronautics, Lockheed Martin

Interview with Nexteer Automotive

Traditional Functional Organizations often have silos. Stages helped us to give insights into which interdependences different groups have and how they rely on each other’s inputs and outputs.

Shriram Patki, Engineering Manager, Nexteer Automotive