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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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"It has an easy UI that can easily plug-in to every level.""This tool can be used anywhere and on any device.""The most valuable feature is the flexibility of the configuration, being able to configure it to suit your own needs.""The features that we find most valuable are the Workflow, Scrum workflow, and Dashboards.""The most valuable feature is the full integration between Work management, Source code management, and Test Automation.""The most valuable features are the customized Dashboard, Sprint Planning, and Automatic Notifications.""The most valuable feature is the Burndown Chart to see work that is outstanding.""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."

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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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"The CACD solutions on JIRA has some plugins, but they are not easily understandable or workable.""The user interface and views on different devices should be improved.""The plugin management needs a lot of work.""It would be very useful to have drag and drop time tracking.""The hierarchy for Jira tickets is too flat.""This solution would be improved with the inclusion of integration with SVN, and auto-sync with the build release number.""The reporting needs to be improved.""The permissions can be challenging to get right."

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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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"We feel that the product is a good value for the cost.""Licensing is on a monthly basis, and it is based on what you use.""To try this solution, use their cloud offering to get familiar. After that, it's in my view worth the money.""I don't feel that price is an issue.""It is not too expensive. It is just comparative to other tools like Microsoft Teams.""I am not sure if the client is using a commercial version. I think it is on a per-user basis, and it is around 15 Canadian dollars for a user, but I'm not sure. It also has a free version.""As a company, we get a subsidized price, and it's lower than what's quoted on their website.""We are using the enterprise license which is nice because it ensures that we always have the latest versions of Jira software."

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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: Glad to see your post!! In the recent Microfocus version does Microfocus one UFT integration possible with Jira. If so How it is possible and how effective it is?
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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.

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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Infosys, Chevrolet VoltSquare, Nasa, eBay, Cisco, SalesForce, Adobe, BNP Paribas, BMW and LinkedIn, Pfizer, Citi.
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Aerospace/Defense Firm26%
Manufacturing Company22%
Individual & Family Service7%
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Computer Software Company24%
Manufacturing Company16%
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Small Business24%
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Large Enterprise61%
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Find out what your peers are saying about IBM Rational DOORS vs. Jira and other solutions. Updated: January 2021.
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IBM Rational DOORS is ranked 2nd in Application Requirements Management with 13 reviews while Jira is ranked 1st in Application Requirements Management with 51 reviews. IBM Rational DOORS is rated 7.2, while Jira is rated 8.2. 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 Jira writes "Flexible and very easy to set up but can get quite complex". IBM Rational DOORS is most compared with Polarion Requirements, PTC Integrity Requirements Connector, IBM Rational DOORS Next Generation, Jama Connect and 3SL Cradle, whereas Jira is most compared with Microsoft Azure DevOps, TFS, Micro Focus ALM Octane, Rally Software and Micro Focus ALM Quality Center. See our IBM Rational DOORS vs. Jira report.

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