IBM Rational DOORS Review

It's helped us with impact analysis and rich-text editing, but its integration into MS Word could use some improvement.

Valuable Features

  • Traceability
  • Audit trail
  • Configuration Management for Requirements

Improvements to My Organization

  • Doing Impact analysis
  • Producing documents
  • Rich-text editing

Room for Improvement

Integration with MS Word.

Use of Solution

I've been using it for 15 years, and am also using it alongside Rational DOORS Next Generation 6.0.

Deployment Issues

Replacing a word document is always hard.

Stability Issues

No issues encountered.

Scalability Issues

No issues encountered.

Customer Service and Technical Support

Customer Service:

We provide it.

Technical Support:

It's very good.

Previous Solutions

I've tried many of them, and found that this one is the best.

Initial Setup

It depends on the organizations size and needs.

Implementation Team

We are a vendor and implement it for our clients.


Things are delivered to the customer on time, with less mistakes and missing features.

Other Solutions Considered

There are a few other requirements management tools, but none are at this level of solving complex situations.

Other Advice

Make sure you know your pains before starting the process.

Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: We are a business partner of IBM.
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