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"Makes good work of prioritizing and planning product delivery.""It is a mature product that is stable.""Starting to use the solution is pretty straightforward. There isn't too much of a learning curve.""The shell scripting is the solution's most valuable aspect.""IBM Rational DOORS keeps everything organized.""I like the user interface with regard to creating links between requirements and tracing links to requirements.""We have different generations of all products. It lets us select and see unique attributes for each release or generation. You can use attributes to define a selection area to see which equipments are for the old versions and which ones are for the new versions. This inbuilt view is what I like in IBM Rational DOORS. So, for a database and a set of requirements, it will select and show unique attributes for a release or a generation.""This product can help improve how your organization proceeds through solution development."

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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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"Overall, the user experience should be enhanced.""There needs to be quicker access to tech support. When I have a two minute question that takes two minutes to answer, it shouldn't take me 45 minutes and/or a few days of callbacks to get to the right technical support person. It's unnecessary and frustrating for the user.""The performance could be improved. It doesn't run as smoothly as it could.""The interface needs an area to be able to type your query and actually be able to find them.""The user interface for the Change Proposal System could be improved.""Complexity, performance, openness are the three areas that can be improved. The IBM architecture and specifically Jazz looks more complex. There are a lot of servers. It's quite complicated. The search capabilities lack in IBM Rational DOORS Classic for customers who have a database with a requirement of more than 25,000 records. For example, you can search easily for a module, but it's really difficult to look for keywords through the whole database because all the modules are separated into small components, which makes the search quite complex. This is something that's really annoying because when we want to make an impact analysis, we would like to analyze the product globally. It's quite difficult to manage. The fact that you can interact externally with data makes it complex. The approach is complex and doesn't work as expected. For example, when I tried to experiment with exporting some records, the tool crashed, but I couldn't find out the root cause, that is, whether it happened because of Rational Windows or lack of memory. It was just crashing. Logs weren't very clear. IBM can try to use more recent technology for different aspects and make it easy. They can also provide free integration from DOORS Classic to DOORS. Currently, all the customization in Excel is lost, which makes it very complex. It would be a feature to make new versions compatible with features in the past versions.""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.""The problem is that because the GUI is so bad, you either have to spend a lot of money customizing the interface yourself, or a lot of money on training."

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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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"It is expensive to onboard additional users.""IBM is a bit too expensive in terms of pricing. Customers are paying a lot for the license, and the price is quite high for this kind of environment. It is quite high as compared to what we can get today with other solutions.""Pricing can vary depending on the size of the organization and how contracts are negotiated.""Licensing fees are billed annually and there is no support included with what I pay."

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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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Top Answer: The most valuable feature is the management verification and login.
Top Answer: This is an expensive solution. Licensing fees are billed annually and there is no support included with what I pay.
Top Answer: The user interface is old and clunky and in need of some improvement. In order for DOORS to be as good as it needs to be, you have to be able to get normal people using it. The problem is that because… more »
Top Answer: In terms of cost, there are always added expenses with DOORS because it's complex to configure and use. Check configuration and training cost and ongoing support costs to re-configure.
Top Answer: I find the tool clunky, user experience is very dependent on the configuration of the tool for which you require a facilitator, and the setup/configuration fees can be expensive. Overall, it seems… more »
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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.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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Find out what your peers are saying about IBM Rational DOORS vs. IBM Rational DOORS Next Generation and other solutions. Updated: September 2020.
438,725 professionals have used our research since 2012.
IBM Rational DOORS is ranked 2nd in Application Requirements Management with 14 reviews while IBM Rational DOORS Next Generation is ranked 5th in Application Requirements Management with 4 reviews. IBM Rational DOORS is rated 7.4, while IBM Rational DOORS Next Generation is rated 7.2. The top reviewer of IBM Rational DOORS writes "Has given us a means for improving the way we proceed through solution development". On the other hand, the top reviewer of IBM Rational DOORS Next Generation writes "Simplified our requirement process, helping with requirement creation and reuse". IBM Rational DOORS is most compared with Jira, Polarion Requirements, PTC Integrity Requirements Connector, Jama Connect and 3SL Cradle, whereas IBM Rational DOORS Next Generation is most compared with Polarion Requirements, Jira, Jama Connect, PTC Integrity Requirements Connector and Helix ALM. See our IBM Rational DOORS vs. IBM Rational DOORS Next Generation report.

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