Compare IBM Rational DOORS vs. JIRA

IBM Rational DOORS is ranked 2nd in Application Requirements Management with 8 reviews while JIRA is ranked 1st in Application Requirements Management with 31 reviews. IBM Rational DOORS is rated 7.6, while JIRA is rated 8.4. 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 JIRA writes "Helps us work in Agile and Scrum formats across multiple locations and time zones". IBM Rational DOORS is most compared with JIRA, Polarion Requirements and Jama Connect, whereas JIRA is most compared with Microsoft Azure DevOps, TFS and Micro Focus ALM Octane. See our IBM Rational DOORS vs. JIRA report.
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Pros
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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The most valuable features in Jira are the dashboard, reports, and boards that help us to control the advancement of the project.Issue linking has enabled teams to trace issues.Transparency of development projects, as well as approval processes for some business projects, has improved massively.The most valuable feature of this solution is the source linking on the commit level to git.This solution assists us with being able to quickly and easily start sprints and keep accurate track of them, including billing using a time-tracking add-on.The most valuable feature is the Burndown Chart to see work that is outstanding.The most valuable features are the customized Dashboard, Sprint Planning, and Automatic Notifications.The most valuable feature is the full integration between Work management, Source code management, and Test Automation.

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Cons
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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We would like to see the integration of a lite-version of Confluence, just to manage some of the templates and documents.The only thing that JIRA doesn't for us is release management in a way that I can create a list of versions easily.My main concern is the administration of projects, especially user groups, and this requires root access rights but there is no concept of layered admin rights.Backlog pruning and visualization are poor.The permissions can be challenging to get right.The reporting needs to be improved.This solution would be improved with the inclusion of integration with SVN, and auto-sync with the build release number.The hierarchy for Jira tickets is too flat.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
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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To try this solution, use their cloud offering to get familiar. After that, it's in my view worth the money.Licensing is on a monthly basis, and it is based on what you use.We feel that the product is a good value for the cost.I understand JIRA is quite expensive.It does not cost that much.Almost everybody uses JIRA nowadays because it is the most cost-effective solution.

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Overview
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.

JIRA has multiple deployment options to provide the flexibility your organization needs.

Cloud is a fully hosted service for customers who want to iterate quickly and have us take care of managing the infrastructure.

For customers who need to run our applications behind their firewall, we have Server and Data Center options. Server delivers greater capacity for a larger user base and gives you more control, allowing you to remain compliant with your enterprise IT, security, IP and privacy policies. For our largest customers, Data Center provides all the capability of our Server option, along with high availability, instant scalability and performance at scale.

Atlassian also offers premium support and strategic services for enterprise customers. Technical Account Managers are cross-functional technical advisors providing proactive planning and strategic guidance across your organization. Premier Support goes above and beyond our standard offerings to give you account-wide support from a team of senior support engineers.

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Sample Customers
Infosys, Chevrolet VoltSquare, Nasa, eBay, Cisco, SalesForce, Adobe, BNP Paribas, BMW and LinkedIn, Pfizer, Citi.
Top Industries
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Aerospace/Defense Firm29%
Manufacturing Company24%
Individual & Family Service10%
Government5%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company25%
Manufacturing Company17%
Comms Service Provider8%
Financial Services Firm8%
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Financial Services Firm15%
Manufacturing Company15%
Insurance Company13%
Software R&D Company13%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company32%
Comms Service Provider11%
Manufacturing Company9%
Financial Services Firm7%
Company Size
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Small Business17%
Midsize Enterprise14%
Large Enterprise69%
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Small Business31%
Midsize Enterprise20%
Large Enterprise49%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business13%
Midsize Enterprise18%
Large Enterprise70%
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