Compare CA Agile Requirements Designer vs. IBM Rational DOORS

CA Agile Requirements Designer is ranked 3rd in Application Requirements Management with 5 reviews while IBM Rational DOORS is ranked 2nd in Application Requirements Management with 8 reviews. CA Agile Requirements Designer is rated 7.8, while IBM Rational DOORS is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of CA 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 writes "Has given us a means for improving the way we proceed through solution development". CA Agile Requirements Designer is most compared with JIRA, Tricentis Tosca and Conformiq, whereas IBM Rational DOORS is most compared with JIRA, Polarion Requirements and Jama Connect. See our CA Agile Requirements Designer vs. IBM Rational DOORS report.
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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.The optimization technique helps in giving us the minimum number of test cases with maximum coverage.

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It is very customizable and easy to scale.This product can help improve how your organization proceeds through solution development.I really like the customization that can be done using the DOORS Extension Language (DXL).The program is very stable.The solution is stable.The most valuable feature for me is the ability to enter data into one table, or context, and link it across modules.It has the features of: traceability, configuration management, and user access.Traceability on requirements for a huge project in an organization is a big gain.

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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.Data flexibility is something which I would like to see, along with more integration with App Test.A template in App Test should be created in advance. This has proven to be time consuming. The process is not fully automated, because there is a lot of manual intervention is required.Integration with Agile management tools can be improved, i.e., mainly test case maintenance and linking test cases to the automation script.

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The interface is not very user-friendly and has not evolved in a long time.IBM should integrate some solutions they already own toenhance the utility of the product further. Specifically import and export to Office products is more difficult than it needs to be.There are problems with communicating between DOORS and Microsoft Office.The kind of dashboard is not very convenient.It's difficult to set the code on the solution.It would have been ok ten years ago, but we are used to having better tools now.It used to be very clunky.I would like to see them improve in agile management the Scrum/Kanban Board to work with overseas team members.

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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.This tool reduces the cost associated with test cases, automation script generation, and maintenance costs.

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Licensing fees are billed annually and there is no support included with what I pay.Pricing can vary depending on the size of the organization and how contracts are negotiated.

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Overview
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 is a requirements management application for optimizing requirements communication, collaboration and verification throughout your organization and supply chain. This scalable solution can help you meet business goals by managing project scope and cost. Rational DOORS lets you capture, trace, analyze and manage changes to information while maintaining compliance to regulations and standards. Rational DOORS provides requirements management in a centralized location for better team collaboration, and traceability by linking requirements to design items, test plans, test cases and other requirements. It also provides scalability to address your changing requirements management needs, test tracking toolkit for manual test environments to link requirements to test cases, and integrations to help manage changes to requirements with either a simple pre-defined change proposal system or a more thorough, customizable change control workflow with Rational change management solutions.
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Financial Services Firm58%
Energy/Utilities Company17%
Comms Service Provider17%
Manufacturing Company8%
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Software R&D Company33%
Financial Services Firm24%
Insurance Company10%
Comms Service Provider8%
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Aerospace/Defense Firm29%
Manufacturing Company24%
Individual & Family Service10%
Transportation Company5%
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Software R&D Company25%
Manufacturing Company17%
Comms Service Provider8%
Government8%
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