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CA ARD has some beautiful features which I haven't found anywhere else. For example, when designing or creating our test cases and doing scenarios, we are able to restrict our flows. If we take a data link between two processes, we can actually restrict it, so that, in production, if our functionality breaks down, we can restrict that and all the flows related to it will be removed from the test data set.In terms of meeting business challenges, it helped to shorten the dev/testing cycle by identifying requirements gaps early in the process, by having models shared within the development team. It helped increase test coverage and reduce the number of issues experienced by clients/customers.The ability to create models/diagrams at multiple levels (nest/embed them) helps in taking models from high-level business requirements and building them into detailed requirements models and test models. Plus, it helps reuse lower level models. It also allows maintaining models at appropriate levels, even for very complex systems/solutions.Integration with TDM, test data management tool, provides the ability to generate data or use identified (preset or parametrized) test data. It allows significant expansion of test coverage and flexibility, without creating new tests and needing to maintain them.Integration with automation is one of the reasons we started to consider moving to this tool from our original tool for implementing test modeling. ARD appears to have better integration with Selenium. It also has the ability to record scripts/flows using Selenium Builder and import them into ARD, which will then create and optimize a model based on that.Measuring test coverage helps in one of the most challenging tasks. It has logic that can help to select the right set of scenarios and know what coverage it will provide.Defects can be traced in the solution.

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The most valuable features are the baselines and links.It's a cloud based solution.It's web-based, so you don't have anything to install.The most valuable features are the versioning of requirements and the possibility to reuse them.

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CA ARD doesn't provide integration with Tosca. The possibility of creating a test case and exporting it into Tosca is not available. Integration with end-to-end automation tools, like Worksoft or Tosca, is not provided by CA ARD as of now.Needs improvement in aligning models so they look clear and readable without having to move boxes around.It would help if it would save different subsets of test cases, use cases, etc., of a given diagram, for different purposes and provide an easy way to name those subsets.The solution could be more user-friendly. For example, attachments could be icon-based to make it easier for the user to notice them.

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It offers a bad user experience and the usability is poor.The whole layout of the screen could be improved, the layout is just so rigid.When you are in Jira or Confluence, you have some freedom in how you type in text. That's also a weakness of Confluence, however, as it opens the doors to sloppy work. In DOS Next Generation, the text is very rigorous, but it might be difficult for people who don't have the discipline. Having a way to quickly enter requirements could help. It might already be in there, but I don't know. I don't have enough experience with the tool yet.When you are not working on it every day it is not very intuitive.

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Recommendation is to go with concurrent licenses as oppose to seat license; this gives more flexibility.It is less costly when compared to other tools on the market.

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The price of this solution is very high, and it increases year after year.Users can buy a three-year license for about 12,000 Euros.The cost of maintenance is €20,000 to €30,000 ($22,000 to $33,000 USD) and there are no additional fees.

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Grid Tools Agile Designer, CA ARD, CA Agile Requirements Designer RDNG, Rational Requirements Composer and IBM RRC
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CA Agile Requirements Designer is an end-to-end requirements gathering, test automation and test case design tool which drastically reduces manual testing effort and enables organizations to deliver quality software to market earlier and at less cost. The optimal set of manual or automated tests can be derived automatically from requirements modeled as unambiguous flowcharts and are linked to the right data and expected results. These tests are updated automatically when the requirements change, allowing organizations to deliver quality software which reflects changing user needs.IBM Rational DOORS Next Generation offers a smarter way to manage your requirements that can help your teams reduce development costs by up to 57%, accelerate time to market by up to 20%, and lower cost of quality by up to 69%. Designed for collaboration, Rational DOORS Next Generation provides a single platform for managing requirements so that your teams can work more effectively across disciplines, time zones and supply chains.
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Broadcom Agile Requirements Designer is ranked 4th in Application Requirements Management with 3 reviews while IBM Rational DOORS Next Generation is ranked 5th in Application Requirements Management with 4 reviews. Broadcom Agile Requirements Designer is rated 7.6, while IBM Rational DOORS Next Generation is rated 7.2. The top reviewer of Broadcom Agile Requirements Designer writes "Helps the development team to finish tasks within the required timeframe". On the other hand, the top reviewer of IBM Rational DOORS Next Generation writes "Simplified our requirement process, helping with requirement creation and reuse". Broadcom Agile Requirements Designer is most compared with Jira, Tricentis Tosca, Cognizant ADPART, Micro Focus ALM Quality Center and Tricentis qTest, whereas IBM Rational DOORS Next Generation is most compared with IBM Rational DOORS, Polarion Requirements, Jira, Jama Connect and 3SL Cradle. See our Broadcom Agile Requirements Designer vs. IBM Rational DOORS Next Generation report. /' We've helped 431,275 professionals make an informed decision, / with our validated product reviews, independent rankings, and peer opinions. /.promo-video-link / = link_to('See how it works.', '#', id: 'gitb-video-pane-open', / data: { :'video-link' => 'https://www.youtube.com/embed/RVO4FHQxGVM', :'video-width' => '640', :'video-height' => '360' }) /br

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