What advice do you have for others considering IBM Rational DOORS Next Generation?

If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering IBM Rational DOORS Next Generation, what would you say?

How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?

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Top 5Real User

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 not intuitive and is difficult for our users to use.

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Top 10Real User

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 for it. I'd rate the solution eight out of ten.

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Top 20Real User

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 problems, as product and configuration is quite complex. What we have learned from our experience is that upgrades should be done with the help of the external IBM partners of IBM services team. You can think also to have solution in cloud, but from price perspective the price in cloud is not attractive, specially in case as our when we use floating licences. The user interface could be improved, it is quite heavy and not-intuituve.The interface is quite complex, as it takes a lot of clicks to perform some actions. The architecture design of this product is from my perspective too complex. The design is based on Java, Websphere. Once there are issues, they can't be resolved by the customer easily and usually require help from support. It's great to have the support but nice to have the option not to need it every time and for every problem. They should change the design and model to be more distributed. I personally don't like heavy monolithic application. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

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