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This product can help improve how your organization proceeds through solution development.The most valuable feature is the management verification and login.It is very customizable and easy to scale.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.

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The reporting functionality helps vendors and technical resources identify bugs and issues that need to be addressed. The simple dashboard-style home page makes training end-user testers simple and straightforward. The actual testing UI is VERY straightforward and very intuitive for the end-users that test the system since very often we pull from business and operational users to help test new systems.The user-friendly features are the most valuable. For example, migration of requirements and migration of test cases and the creation of traceability. You have various reports that you need. The plug-ins that are available to connect with the other tools.The ability to reuse test cases already used across projects is the most valuable feature of this solution. We don't need to create new ones.

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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.The interface is not very user-friendly and has not evolved in a long time.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.

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The UI for managing test cases, test sets, test runs could be a little more integrated, currently, these feel disjointed at times and confusing. Also, the test steps page needs to display the test steps closer to the top of the UI so as to not have to scroll down to find.Migrating is not very easy. It depends on the organization, how efficient and effective the decision-making process is. The plug-ins should be easier and more integrated rather than the user trying to integrate the tools which are more popular, like Jira et al.It should develop integration with JIRA. We have some complexities which caused us not to decide to integrate it with our JIRA, like synchronous data.

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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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SpiraTest, Spira
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.SpiraTest is an integrated Requirements and Quality Management solution that manages your project's Requirements, Test Cases, Releases, Defects and Issues in one environment, with complete traceability throughout. After defining your project's requirements, you generate the test cases and test steps that validate the functionality. The test execution modules allows users to run through the tests, logging defects/issues as they go. SpiraTest is Fully Web-Based. Free 30-Day Trial.
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Sample Customers
Infosys, Chevrolet Volt- Morningstar - Deutsch Bank - Sopra Group - Booz Allen & Hamilton - UBS - US Government
Top Industries
Aerospace/Defense Firm30%
Manufacturing Company22%
Individual & Family Service9%
Comms Service Provider4%
Computer Software Company31%
Manufacturing Company12%
Comms Service Provider7%
Insurance Company22%
Comms Service Provider11%
Energy/Utilities Company11%
Financial Services Firm11%
Find out what your peers are saying about Atlassian, IBM, Inflectra and others in Application Requirements Management. Updated: July 2020.
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IBM Rational DOORS is ranked 2nd in Application Requirements Management with 8 reviews while Inflectra SpiraTest is ranked 3rd in Application Requirements Management with 3 reviews. IBM Rational DOORS is rated 7.2, while Inflectra SpiraTest is rated 9.4. 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 Inflectra SpiraTest writes "User friendly with ease of testing requirements management, migration from other tools and als othe integration with other testing tools". IBM Rational DOORS is most compared with Jira, IBM Rational DOORS Next Generation, Polarion Requirements, PTC Integrity Requirements Connector and Jama Connect, whereas Inflectra SpiraTest is most compared with Jira, TestRail by Gurock, Micro Focus ALM Quality Center, Tricentis qTest and Microsoft Azure DevOps.

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