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IBM Rational DOORS Pros

System Engineer / Requirements Engineer / Managing Director at CCC Systems Engineering Suisse GmbH
This product can help improve how your organization proceeds through solution development.
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LV
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.
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KM
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.
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DH
General Manager & Founder/consultant at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
It is very customizable and easy to scale.
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Lead Modeling & Simulation Engineer at a tech services company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Starting to use the solution is pretty straightforward. There isn't too much of a learning curve.
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FC
President at a outsourcing company with 11-50 employees
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.
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FD
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.
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System Engineer / Requirements Engineer / Managing Director at CCC Systems Engineering Suisse GmbH
I really like the customization that can be done using the DOORS Extension Language (DXL).
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AV
Sr. Director, Software Engineering Director at a healthcare company with 501-1,000 employees
Compared to other tools that I have used over the past 20 years, DOORS is the best of the best.
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AV
ARP4754 Structured Development & Process Assurance at a transportation company with 10,001+ employees
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 suppliers, which brings us commonality.
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IBM Rational DOORS Cons

System Engineer / Requirements Engineer / Managing Director at CCC Systems Engineering Suisse GmbH
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.
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LV
Project Manager at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Complexity, performance, openness are the three areas that can be improved. The IBM architecture and specifically Jazz looks more complex. There are a lot of servers. It's quite complicated. The search capabilities lack in IBM Rational DOORS Classic for customers who have a database with a requirement of more than 25,000 records. For example, you can search easily for a module, but it's really difficult to look for keywords through the whole database because all the modules are separated into small components, which makes the search quite complex. This is something that's really annoying because when we want to make an impact analysis, we would like to analyze the product globally. It's quite difficult to manage. The fact that you can interact externally with data makes it complex. The approach is complex and doesn't work as expected. For example, when I tried to experiment with exporting some records, the tool crashed, but I couldn't find out the root cause, that is, whether it happened because of Rational Windows or lack of memory. It was just crashing. Logs weren't very clear. IBM can try to use more recent technology for different aspects and make it easy. They can also provide free integration from DOORS Classic to DOORS. Currently, all the customization in Excel is lost, which makes it very complex. It would be a feature to make new versions compatible with features in the past versions.
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KM
Sr. Systems Engineer at a manufacturing company with 1-10 employees
The user interface for the Change Proposal System could be improved.
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DH
General Manager & Founder/consultant at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
The interface is not very user-friendly and has not evolved in a long time.
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Lead Modeling & Simulation Engineer at a tech services company with 5,001-10,000 employees
There needs to be quicker access to tech support. When I have a two minute question that takes two minutes to answer, it shouldn't take me 45 minutes and/or a few days of callbacks to get to the right technical support person. It's unnecessary and frustrating for the user.
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FC
President at a outsourcing company with 11-50 employees
One thing that I would like to see is a lower-cost version of it that we could use for smaller projects. Sometimes, we do projects for commercial customers who would benefit from something like DOORS, but it's just so expensive. It's just a monster, so a lower-cost version would be the thing that we'd like to see.
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FD
Electronics and Software Development Area Manager at a transportation company with 501-1,000 employees
The performance could be improved. It doesn't run as smoothly as it could.
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System Engineer / Requirements Engineer / Managing Director at CCC Systems Engineering Suisse GmbH
There are problems with communicating between DOORS and Microsoft Office.
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AV
Sr. Director, Software Engineering Director at a healthcare company with 501-1,000 employees
It would be nice if it could be scaled-down so that it could be installed and implemented without much learning or training.
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AV
ARP4754 Structured Development & Process Assurance at a transportation company with 10,001+ employees
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.
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Learn what your peers think about IBM Rational DOORS. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: January 2022.
563,327 professionals have used our research since 2012.