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"The solution is stable.""The program is very stable.""It is very customizable and easy to scale.""The most valuable feature is the management verification and login.""This product can help improve how your organization proceeds through solution development.""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.""I like the user interface with regard to creating links between requirements and tracing links to requirements.""IBM Rational DOORS keeps everything organized."

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"It's web-based, so you don't have anything to install.""The most valuable features are the baselines and links."

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"It's difficult to set the code on the solution.""The kind of dashboard is not very convenient.""The interface is not very user-friendly and has not evolved in a long time.""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.""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.""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.""The user interface for the Change Proposal System could be improved.""The interface needs an area to be able to type your query and actually be able to find them."

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"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.""It offers a bad user experience and the usability is poor."

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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.""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.""It is expensive to onboard additional users.""It's expensive.""I don't personally know what the numbers are. I just know that one of the reasons we've limited it to three seats is a function of cost."

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"Users can buy a three-year license for about 12,000 Euros.""The price of this solution is very high, and it increases year after year."

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Top Answer: I like the way we can simply link requirements with one another and with test descriptions and then automatically produce reports that are required to show compliance to our customers. It is a… more »
Top Answer: I don't personally know what the numbers are. I just know that one of the reasons we've limited it to three seats is a function of cost.
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RDNG, Rational Requirements Composer and IBM RRC
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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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Infosys, Chevrolet Volt
Major health insurer
Top Industries
Aerospace/Defense Firm27%
Manufacturing Company20%
Individual & Family Service7%
Comms Service Provider7%
Computer Software Company23%
Manufacturing Company20%
Comms Service Provider14%
Manufacturing Company23%
Computer Software Company21%
Comms Service Provider14%
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Small Business24%
Midsize Enterprise17%
Large Enterprise59%
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IBM Rational DOORS is ranked 2nd in Application Requirements Management with 14 reviews while IBM Rational DOORS Next Generation is ranked 6th in Application Requirements Management with 2 reviews. IBM Rational DOORS is rated 7.8, while IBM Rational DOORS Next Generation is rated 8.0. 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 "Good integration capabilities, with good stability and an easy initial set up". 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, Helix ALM and PTC Integrity Requirements Connector. See our IBM Rational DOORS vs. IBM Rational DOORS Next Generation report.

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