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 »
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 »
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 »
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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. 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 »
BrunoPencole
DOORS Expert at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
The recommendation aspects of the solution are good. View full review »
TeamLeadda27
Team Lead SAP ERP at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees
The most valuable features include: * Traceability (the ability to link between different items) * Configuration Management (ability to baseline things and create new views) * User Access (to control who does what to different items) View full review »
Kerem Coban
Engineering Consulting Service with 1-10 employees
* Traceability * The ability to use any type of document in any format. These features make our job easier in requirements management. View full review »
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