IBM Rational DOORS Pros and Cons

IBM Rational DOORS Pros

Juergen Albrecht
System Engineer / Requirements Engineer / Managing Director at CCC Systems Engineering Suisse GmbH
This product can help improve how your organization proceeds through solution development.
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reviewer1401858
Project Manager at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
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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reviewer1403823
Sr. Systems Engineer at a manufacturing company with 1-10 employees
I like the user interface with regard to creating links between requirements and tracing links to requirements.
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reviewer1150074
General Manager & Founder/consultant at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
It is very customizable and easy to scale.
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Julie Kent
Lead Modeling & Simulation Engineer at a tech services company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Starting to use the solution is pretty straightforward. There isn't too much of a learning curve.
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reviewer1308144
Electronics and Software Development Area Manager at a transportation company with 501-1,000 employees
The shell scripting is the solution's most valuable aspect.
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Juergen Albrecht
System Engineer / Requirements Engineer / Managing Director at CCC Systems Engineering Suisse GmbH
I really like the customization that can be done using the DOORS Extension Language (DXL).
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Ian Hobson
Director at Innovation & Design Engineering Ltd
The most valuable feature is the management verification and login.
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DevoPLM544
PLM Development at a transportation company with 10,001+ employees
The most valuable feature for me is the ability to enter data into one table, or context, and link it across modules.
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GuillaumeRAYNAUD
Corporate Engineering at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
The program is very stable.
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IBM Rational DOORS Cons

Juergen Albrecht
System Engineer / Requirements Engineer / Managing Director at CCC Systems Engineering Suisse GmbH
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.
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reviewer1401858
Project Manager at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
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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reviewer1403823
Sr. Systems Engineer at a manufacturing company with 1-10 employees
The user interface for the Change Proposal System could be improved.
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reviewer1150074
General Manager & Founder/consultant at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
The interface is not very user-friendly and has not evolved in a long time.
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Julie Kent
Lead Modeling & Simulation Engineer at a tech services company with 5,001-10,000 employees
There needs to be quicker access to tech support. When I have a two minute question that takes two minutes to answer, it shouldn't take me 45 minutes and/or a few days of callbacks to get to the right technical support person. It's unnecessary and frustrating for the user.
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reviewer1308144
Electronics and Software Development Area Manager at a transportation company with 501-1,000 employees
The performance could be improved. It doesn't run as smoothly as it could.
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Juergen Albrecht
System Engineer / Requirements Engineer / Managing Director at CCC Systems Engineering Suisse GmbH
There are problems with communicating between DOORS and Microsoft Office.
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Ian Hobson
Director at Innovation & Design Engineering Ltd
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.
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DevoPLM544
PLM Development at a transportation company with 10,001+ employees
It would have been ok ten years ago, but we are used to having better tools now.
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GuillaumeRAYNAUD
Corporate Engineering at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
The kind of dashboard is not very convenient.
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Learn what your peers think about IBM Rational DOORS. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: January 2021.
455,164 professionals have used our research since 2012.