IBM Rational DOORS Valuable Features

Juergen Albrecht
System Engineer / Requirements Engineer / Managing Director at CCC Systems Engineering Suisse GmbH
One of the most valuable features of the program is the usability. It is really simple to use and its logic, look and feel are familiar to most customers. Let's say it is more of an old-fashioned interface design. If you look at the software, you will notice that the layout is similar to the old Microsoft Windows Explorer. This is helpful to customers who have long-term experience because the look and feel is something they remember from the structure of Explorer and they find it familiar when they go to use DOORS. There are several other features in the product that are valuable to users and to us. These features would have to do with the traceability and the possibilities for customization of the RP (Relying Party). This is important because several of our clients run an awful lot of customizations. In the past, we communicated customization needs to Telelogic and IBM through huge customer meetings like conventions, but nothing happened. That was when we added our engineering offices and started our business using customization tools. The clients who can't find what they need come to me now and ask if we could please develop tools like so-and-so (whatever company and functionality). We make it for them and we make it better with customizations — specific to their purposes. As a tiny, small engineering office we often get called for special solutions, for special company needs, which formerly Telelogic and now IBM was not willing to do for the customer. This is a big reason why DOORS is valuable for us and has helped us make our business. View full review »
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. View full review »
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. I like the DXL Wizard, in particular, to build custom views that I save. I am a fan of the DOORS Change Proposal System, although a lot of people where I'm working have their own homegrown system. I continue to push them to migrate to the DOORS CPS. View full review »
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reviewer1150074
General Manager & Founder/consultant at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
The most important feature is that it is able to manage a lot of requirements. It helps to maintain global compliance during all of the stages of development. When you specify the functionality of the system, it is able to show that the system is compliant with the needs. Moreover, it is easy to maintain compliance based on the design. This solution is able to manage a lot of data. It is very customizable and easy to scale. View full review »
Julie Kent
Lead Modeling & Simulation Engineer at a tech services company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Being able to track changes to requirements and being able to export is the solution's most valuable aspect. Starting to use the solution is pretty straightforward. There isn't too much of a learning curve. View full review »
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. View full review »
Juergen Albrecht
System Engineer / Requirements Engineer / Managing Director at CCC Systems Engineering Suisse GmbH
This solution is very simple to use. I really like the customization that can be done using the DOORS Extension Language (DXL). I have developed a lot of tools and it is quite nice. For example, I have a tool that I wrote that can perform a trace analysis for automatic reporting. It only works on classic DOORS because it would have to be reprogrammed in JavaScript or another language. The UML editing and reporting features are good. View full review »
Ian Hobson
Director at Innovation & Design Engineering Ltd
The most valuable feature is the management verification and login. View full review »
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. View full review »
GuillaumeRAYNAUD
Corporate Engineering at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
Traceability is the most valuable feature of this solution. I like that is has the capacity to manage traceability from one level of requirement to another. View full review »
Leith Mudge
Systems Engineer at a comms service provider with 51-200 employees
What I like the most is probably requirement traceability in configuration management. View full review »
Shanice Hopson
Software Engineer, Space Systems Department at National Aeronautics and Space Administration
The most valuable feature is the verification requirements for peer reviews. It has a user-friendly interface. View full review »
BrunoPencole
DOORS Expert at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
The recommendation aspects of the solution are good. View full review »
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