IBM Rational DOORS Next Generation Reviews

IBM Rational DOORS Next Generation is the #5 ranked solution of our top Application Requirements Management tools. It's rated 3.6 out of 5 stars, and is most commonly compared to IBM Rational DOORS - IBM Rational DOORS Next Generation vs IBM Rational DOORS

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AntonKavcic
Real User
CIO at a comms service provider with 501-1,000 employees
Aug 20 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features are the versioning of requirements and the possibility to reuse them. There is also a good chain when the high-level requirement goes into deep… more »

How has it helped my organization?

We were producing huge documents where we describe our requirements using The problem was that while we were producing many different products with similar protocols, the… more »

What needs improvement?

An area that could be improved is user interface which is not very intuitive. Product is also Java based and we have a lot of issues with performance (at beginning)… more »

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

We have floating licenses. Licensing costs are yearly, mainly for maintenance. The cost of maintenance is between €25,000 to €30,000 ($27,500 to $33,000 USD) and there are… more »

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We use Microsoft Office tools just for writing documents and Excel for some additional information. We don't use solution supported by serious information systems. We were… more »

What other advice do I have?

I would suggest finding someone, who already has experience with implementing this solution, to help you with the implementation. It will be easier and you will have fewer… more »

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We had considered other options and vendors, We decided for IBM tools because they have full stack of solutions to build them together, supported by many integrations in… more »
Greg Mazalo
Real User
Associate Director Systems Engineering & Safety Assurance at AECOM Technology Corporation
Apr 08 2020

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is that it's cloud based so it's very easy for people to get onto the system rather than if it were a client and server based system. Other major feature is DOORS is a very… more »

What needs improvement?

I find the tool clunky, user experience is very dependent on the configuration of the tool for which you require a facilitator, and the setup/configuration fees can be expensive. Overall, it seems… more »

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

In terms of cost, there are always added expenses with DOORS because it's complex to configure and use. Check configuration and training cost and ongoing support costs to re-configure.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

Microsoft Excel - switched to DOORS because the client demanded use of DOORS. DOORS also provides multi-level traceability which excel does not.

What other advice do I have?

Be really clear about your business process, what you want the tool to achieve and how it's going to achieve that and work with the facilitator. I would rate this product a 3 out of 5 because it is… more »

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Looking at ComplyPro or IBM Doors NG. The multilevel traceability and everything in DOORS is good but ComplyPro appears to do it just as well.
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Real User
CEO at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
Dec 04 2019

What is most valuable?

I'm impressed by the tool because the tool comes from DOS, and DOS was the legacy tool. The legacy tool had some problems and actually this version resolves a lot of those. It's web-based, so you don't have anything to install. One of the most advanced aspects of the tool is its integration… more »

What needs improvement?

The tool is quite new, so it may not be a mature product, but I haven't spent enough time with it to have a list of improvements that it needs. When you are in JIRA or Confluence, you have some freedom in how you type in the text. That's also a weakness of Confluence, however, as it opens the doors… more »

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Users can buy a three-year license for about 12,000 Euros.

What other advice do I have?

I'm selling the solution to customers, as well as installing it, and configuring it. Currently, I'm using it for a customer. We use the on-premises deployment model. We're also IBM partners. I'd recommend the solution. It's a quality product. It's not cheap, but if you want quality you have to pay… more »
Honglin Liang
Consultant
Software Engineering Consultant at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jun 25 2020

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features are the baselines and links.

What needs improvement?

It offers a bad user experience and the usability is poor. A lot of engineers do not use it, primarily for two reasons. First, it is very abstract and hard to understand. Second, the operation seems to be very complex. For example, the… more »

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The price of this solution is very high, and it increases year after year.

What other advice do I have?

My advice to anybody who is considering this solution is to adopt it. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I did not personally use another similar solution prior to DOORS Next Generation. However, another person in the company did use a different requirements management product.

What is IBM Rational DOORS Next Generation?

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.
Also known as
RDNG, Rational Requirements Composer and IBM RRC
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