We performed a comparison between IBM Rational DOORS Next Generation and Jira based on real PeerSpot user reviews.Find out in this report how the two Application Requirements Management solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
"One of the most valuable features is how you can tailor the modules."
"There are many good features with DOORS. The solution has a concept of streams and baselines, as well as a concept of components. A component is a subproject inside a project."
"IBM Rational DOORS Next Generation is easier to expand to build a backend with several servers, so you can also use it to scale up to several hundreds of users without major problems."
"The dynamic communication and the ability to customize it the way we want are the most valuable features."
"The UI is good. It's simple and not very complicated. It's very good for tracking."
"Provides good output and is user-friendly."
"When we run the Jenkins pipeline, the build is already automatically connected to Jira. We've been able to integrate the ecosystem we created using this automation tool."
"It is a good defect tracking tool. It has a lot of capabilities and functionalities. There are a lot of graphs and a lot of tracking. It can be sprint-driven if you want."
"This solution focuses on lean methodology which we have found useful and it can also be used on any device."
"The solution works well and does what it needs to do."
"Kanban boards are most valuable"
"The only additional feature would be if it had dynamic linking to other MBSE tool sets or industry-leading tools."
"Both the data storage and reporting for this solution need improvement."
"There is room for improvement in the APIs that they have exposed for integration."
"One major issue that I, and even our business stakeholders, have noticed is related to Epic Link. When Epic Link's background color is a dark color, it effectively becomes unreadable. I wish there was a way for us to change the text color of Epic Link in the Issue Navigator view."
"Although it covers the overall requirements and measurements, it'll help if they had their own test execution feature."
"Slow when integrating with other components."
"Of course, the price could always be cheaper."
"It should be less expensive."
"If you're not a technical person, it might not be very user-friendly."
"Could be more stable with more integrations."
"I also wish Jira had an indicator to tell you that you are approaching the limit for the story points that can be delivered during a sprint. I don't think there is an indicator like that, but such an indicator will be very helpful because then I will be easily able to see that we are approaching the limit."
Jira is a powerful cloud- and subscription-based application lifecycle and issue management solution. It is designed to aid users both in project management and in resolving any issues that arise at any point in the software development process. It is especially concerned with easing the ability of developers to collaborate.
Some of the ways that organizations can benefit by choosing to deploy Jira include:
Real-time notification feature. Users can set Jira so that it offers them notifications that contain critical information in real time. It can send users email notifications when pressing issues have been updated. They can also set it to notify them about tasks that may be due, or other similar events.
Reviews from Real Users
Jira is a powerful solution that stands out when compared to many of its competitors. Two major advantages it offers are its workflow engine and its highly customizable dashboard.
Bharath R., the tool implementation and project management lead at a financial services firm, writes, “I feel the strongest feature of Jira is its workflow engine. It empowers us to automate our workflows within our organization. It's the one characteristic of Jira which I think can help any organization, be it in any domain.”
Uday J., a staff engineer at a computer company, says, “Another thing that I like a lot about Jira is that in the dashboard, you can plug the modules that you want. You can enable certain sections. For example, you can show trend history, open Jira tickets, etc. Some of the managers have created a dashboard for each engineer.”
IBM Rational DOORS Next Generation is ranked 3rd in Application Requirements Management with 3 reviews while Jira is ranked 1st in Application Requirements Management with 143 reviews. IBM Rational DOORS Next Generation is rated 9.0, while Jira is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of IBM Rational DOORS Next Generation writes "Offers good scalability as it's easy to expand to different servers". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Jira writes "Great for collaboration, very stable, and extracting data is straightforward". IBM Rational DOORS Next Generation is most compared with IBM Rational DOORS, Jama Connect, Polarion Requirements, Helix ALM and PTC Integrity Requirements Connector, whereas Jira is most compared with Microsoft Azure DevOps, Micro Focus ALM Octane, IBM Rational DOORS, Polarion ALM and TFS. See our IBM Rational DOORS Next Generation vs. Jira report.
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