Given today’s imperatives for digital transformation, software choices have a major impact on the success of Tier 1 automotive suppliers and their ability to adapt to rapidly changing requirements. The software market offers a wealth of options, making selecting the right one a complex challenge that requires a well-structured approach. Ideally, Tier 1s not only want to select the best-fitting software product with regards to their requirements, but also a vendor who is able to provide ongoing support and innovation in the long term.