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"Compared to other tools that I have used over the past 20 years, DOORS is the best of the best.""It is a mature product that is stable.""I like the way we can simply link requirements with one another and with test descriptions and then automatically produce reports that are required to show compliance to our customers. It is a combination of requirements management and reporting that I like, but I really have very little to do with the reporting part of it. I don't know how easy or hard it is to create those reports.""Starting to use the solution is pretty straightforward. There isn't too much of a learning curve.""This product can help improve how your organization proceeds through solution development.""I really like the customization that can be done using the DOORS Extension Language (DXL).""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.""Very customizable and can be as powerful as you want it to be."

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"We have the best community to support any problems that we have.""I like that all of the team members on an agile team can use it. No one is in a separate application.""The sprint tracking is really helpful and very convenient.""Jira has a useful user interface and overall is easy to understand and learn.""A very comprehensive product; easy to set up and is very user-friendly.""The most valuable feature is working with sprints and having the ability to create sprints.""It's really smart how they connected these third-party vendors into their own marketplace. You can create and add apps. Anybody can do it.""Workflow administration is an easy process, especially with respect to defects."

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"One of the things that many people complain about is it's hard to manage attributes. For example, tables or figures. This is something that can be improved.""It would be nice if it could be scaled-down so that it could be installed and implemented without much learning or training.""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.""The interface needs an area to be able to type your query and actually be able to find them.""The performance could be improved. It doesn't run as smoothly as it could.""There are problems with communicating between DOORS and Microsoft Office.""Overall, the user experience should be enhanced.""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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"The filtration could be better.""There needs to be easier integration with third-parties — personally, this is the biggest issue for me.""The initial setup was a bit problematic in terms of getting access to Jira. That goes for a few users, including me.""Some of the interfaces, especially on the administrator side and for permissions, are not so clear. They aren't very user-friendly.""The next-generation software projects lack a lot, and I found quite a few bugs. There are some really basic things that you still cannot do. For instance, to put a mandatory due date for a task that you create in one of these projects is still not available. That's a bit of a block because people, especially those who are not technical, are not going to add anything if it's not mandatory. It's going to be difficult to teach them that they should do it anyway.""From a very software-centric or a lead developer standpoint, there should be the ability to work at multiple levels. You have epic stories and use cases or epic stories and tasks. It would be nice to be able to have multiple levels of stories and multiple levels of epics work with it. It's lacking a little bit there, and this is the big thing for me because it makes it difficult to do a real sprint when you're limited to one story per epic. It's really hard to isolate tasks at multiple levels to match the type of use cases you normally do. That's the biggest difficulty. Other than that, they've been improving year to year, and every version seems to have a level of improvement.""It should be less expensive.""Integration with some of the automation tools could be improved."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "Licensing fees are billed annually and there is no support included with what I pay."
  • "IBM is a bit too expensive in terms of pricing. Customers are paying a lot for the license, and the price is quite high for this kind of environment. It is quite high as compared to what we can get today with other solutions."
  • "It is expensive to onboard additional users."
  • "It's expensive."
  • "I don't personally know what the numbers are. I just know that one of the reasons we've limited it to three seats is a function of cost."
  • "Pricing can vary depending on the size of the organization and how contracts are negotiated."
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  • "I don't feel that price is an issue."
  • "It is not too expensive. It is just comparative to other tools like Microsoft Teams."
  • "I am not sure if the client is using a commercial version. I think it is on a per-user basis, and it is around 15 Canadian dollars for a user, but I'm not sure. It also has a free version."
  • "As a company, we get a subsidized price, and it's lower than what's quoted on their website."
  • "We are using the enterprise license which is nice because it ensures that we always have the latest versions of Jira software."
  • "Its price is fine, but we would like it to be less expensive. We are paying on a yearly basis."
  • "We are a regional research and education institute. We're using the free license provided for educational institutes."
  • "One of my customers told me that they were receiving better pricing for a similar tool from Microsoft."
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    Questions from the Community
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    What I like about DOORS is baselines, it's easy and I use the capability of multiple users. The traceability or links between different levels are very nice. Additionally, it is used by all of our… more »
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    I don't personally know what the numbers are. I just know that one of the reasons we've limited it to three seats is a function of cost.
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    One of the things that many people complain about is it's hard to manage attributes. For example, tables or figures. This is something that can be improved. The most important improvement for me right… more »
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    Hi Netanya, Basically , it all depends on the use cases for your environment and the business needs. Hope the below data may be relevant to you for identifying your needs and deciding on the… more »
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    Jira is a great centralized tool for just about everything, from local team management to keeping track of products and work logs. It is easy to implement and navigate, and it is stable and scalable… more »
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    In general, the GUI is nice.
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    IBM Rational DOORS is a requirements management application for optimizing requirements communication, collaboration and verification throughout your organization and supply chain. This scalable solution can help you meet business goals by managing project scope and cost. Rational DOORS lets you capture, trace, analyze and manage changes to information while maintaining compliance to regulations and standards. Rational DOORS provides requirements management in a centralized location for better team collaboration, and traceability by linking requirements to design items, test plans, test cases and other requirements. It also provides scalability to address your changing requirements management needs, test tracking toolkit for manual test environments to link requirements to test cases, and integrations to help manage changes to requirements with either a simple pre-defined change proposal system or a more thorough, customizable change control workflow with Rational change management solutions.

    JIRA has multiple deployment options to provide the flexibility your organization needs.

    Cloud is a fully hosted service for customers who want to iterate quickly and have us take care of managing the infrastructure.

    For customers who need to run our applications behind their firewall, we have Server and Data Center options. Server delivers greater capacity for a larger user base and gives you more control, allowing you to remain compliant with your enterprise IT, security, IP and privacy policies. For our largest customers, Data Center provides all the capability of our Server option, along with high availability, instant scalability and performance at scale.

    Atlassian also offers premium support and strategic services for enterprise customers. Technical Account Managers are cross-functional technical advisors providing proactive planning and strategic guidance across your organization. Premier Support goes above and beyond our standard offerings to give you account-wide support from a team of senior support engineers.

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    Infosys, Chevrolet Volt
    Square, Nasa, eBay, Cisco, SalesForce, Adobe, BNP Paribas, BMW and LinkedIn, Pfizer, Citi.
    Top Industries
    Aerospace/Defense Firm25%
    Manufacturing Company19%
    Transportation Company9%
    Computer Software Company6%
    Computer Software Company22%
    Manufacturing Company20%
    Comms Service Provider15%
    Computer Software Company20%
    Financial Services Firm19%
    Insurance Company9%
    Manufacturing Company7%
    Computer Software Company27%
    Comms Service Provider18%
    Manufacturing Company7%
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    Small Business23%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise60%
    Small Business30%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise50%
    Small Business23%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise61%
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    IBM Rational DOORS is ranked 2nd in Application Requirements Management with 15 reviews while Jira is ranked 1st in Application Requirements Management with 133 reviews. IBM Rational DOORS is rated 7.8, while Jira is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of IBM Rational DOORS writes "Has given us a means for improving the way we proceed through solution development". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Jira writes "Great for collaboration, very stable, and extracting data is straightforward". IBM Rational DOORS is most compared with Polarion Requirements, IBM Rational DOORS Next Generation, Jama Connect, PTC Integrity Requirements Connector and 3SL Cradle, whereas Jira is most compared with Microsoft Azure DevOps, Micro Focus ALM Octane, TFS, Rally Software and Micro Focus ALM Quality Center. See our IBM Rational DOORS vs. Jira report.

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