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"The most valuable feature for me is the ability to enter data into one table, or context, and link it across modules.""The solution is stable.""The program is very stable.""I really like the customization that can be done using the DOORS Extension Language (DXL).""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."

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"Technical support answers fairly quickly compared to others like IBM or Atlassian. They also offer quite a good knowledge base for advanced cases and how to plan it, etc. via videos that they provide. They are quite useful.""The most valuable feature is the user-friendly interface."

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"It would have been ok ten years ago, but we are used to having better tools now.""It's difficult to set the code on the solution.""The kind of dashboard is not very convenient.""There are problems with communicating between DOORS and Microsoft Office.""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."

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"Test management can be improved. It's not so scalable. The user interface needs to split things into small projects.""t is rather slow, so the speed of the process and consuming information should be improved. It doesn't have a nice way of viewing information. We would like to see better interfaces for consuming information.""I have inquired about pricing for this solution but have not yet heard anything, so their response time in this regard is something that should be improved."

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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."

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"To have a single source for all the requirements and all the change requests our company gets is the most valuable feature. It has also helped us to keep track of reviews."

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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: The most valuable feature is the user-friendly interface.
Top Answer: I have inquired about pricing for this solution but have not yet heard anything, so their response time in this regard is something that should be improved. For example, listing the pricing structure… more »
Top Answer: I use Jama Connect for requirement management.
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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.Web-based requirements management application designed to help you increase collaboration, manage complexity and fuel innovation.
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Infosys, Chevrolet VoltDeloitte, SpaceX, Omnigon, Delft University
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Aerospace/Defense Firm26%
Manufacturing Company22%
Individual & Family Service7%
Comms Service Provider7%
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Computer Software Company24%
Manufacturing Company16%
Comms Service Provider14%
Government8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company21%
Manufacturing Company18%
Comms Service Provider12%
Healthcare Company8%
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Small Business24%
Midsize Enterprise16%
Large Enterprise61%
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Find out what your peers are saying about IBM Rational DOORS vs. Jama Connect and other solutions. Updated: January 2021.
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IBM Rational DOORS is ranked 2nd in Application Requirements Management with 13 reviews while Jama Connect is ranked 6th in Application Requirements Management with 3 reviews. IBM Rational DOORS is rated 7.2, while Jama Connect is rated 7.0. 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 Jama Connect writes "An excellent cloud solution that is a very user friendly and mature". IBM Rational DOORS is most compared with Jira, Polarion Requirements, PTC Integrity Requirements Connector, IBM Rational DOORS Next Generation and 3SL Cradle, whereas Jama Connect is most compared with Jira, Polarion Requirements, codeBeamer ALM, Microsoft Azure DevOps and IBM Rational DOORS Next Generation. See our IBM Rational DOORS vs. Jama Connect report.

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