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Polarion Requirements is #7 ranked solution in top Application Requirements Management tools. PeerSpot users give Polarion Requirements an average rating of 8.0 out of 10. Polarion Requirements is most commonly compared to IBM Rational DOORS: Polarion Requirements vs IBM Rational DOORS. Polarion Requirements is popular among the large enterprise segment, accounting for 75% of users researching this solution on PeerSpot. The top industry researching this solution are professionals from a manufacturing company, accounting for 23% of all views.
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What is Polarion Requirements?
Polarion REQUIREMENTS is designed from the ground for highly effective, transparent and secure collaboration, while teams have the option to work in their familiar environments.
Polarion Requirements Customers
NetSuite, Ottobock, Zumtobel Group, Kªster Automotive GmbH, Sirona Dental Systems, LifeWatch, U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), PHOENIX CONTACT Electronics GmbH, Metso Corporation
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Assistance Engineer at a transportation company with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
Stability is questionable given the high number of timeouts we experience
Pros and Cons
  • "A valuable feature from my side would be the comparison corporization."
  • "It is stable enough but if you would like to work with more requirement objects, then you will get timeouts."

What is our primary use case?

We are users of the product and I'm a systems engineer. We use the product to review and assign requirements we receive from customers. For now we have around 10 people using the solution. This may be increased in the coming months. 

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature from my side would be the comparison composition but it doesn't work every time. If you have a long document and depending on the requirements it can sometimes time out. 

What needs improvement?

The product could be improved if the NTS solution worked more quickly, it's sometimes very slow. As a starting point, I'd like to see more requirements.

An additional feature for the next release would be to include a better import option from the data requirement solutions.

For how long have I used the solution?

It's been more than two years since we implemented it. 

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What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It is stable enough but if you would like to work with more requirement objects, then you will get timeouts. So it's stable, but not usable all the time.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

I'm not sure that the scalability is good. I think we have enough room and memory on our server for it to work but it is too slow and we get timeouts. In that respect I don't think scalability is good. 

How are customer service and support?

Technical support is fine, but they haven't solved our main problem. They are very direct and helpful, but couldn't solve the problem.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We previously used IBM DOORS which isn't exactly the same solution so it's difficult to compare, but for requirements management, it was better.

How was the initial setup?

Initial setup was straightforward and took around two to three hours to deploy.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

We purchased the product, so now we only have to pay for maintenance.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

There were other products evaluated but I was not part of the team involved in that process. 

What other advice do I have?

For anyone interested in the product I would suggest evaluating it in real conditions, with a specific project because of the issue with requirements.

I would rate this product a two out of 10.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

Private Cloud

If public cloud, private cloud, or hybrid cloud, which cloud provider do you use?

Other
Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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Assistant Engineer at Zsikla István
Real User
Well-structured, but the import feature and the dashboards need to be improved
Pros and Cons
  • "I like the way this solution is structured."
  • "If we have more than one thousand work items in one live-book then it becomes almost unusable."

What is our primary use case?

We use this solution for systems engineering and department management.

We have a private-cloud deployment.

What is most valuable?

I like the way this solution is structured.

What needs improvement?

This solution has its limits. If we have more than one thousand work items in one live-book then it becomes almost unusable. For example, if you are trying to use a finance book then the loading times will be so long that you will time-out. This means that you have to sign in locally with a desktop and work on it there, although it is still slow. We spoke with Siemens about this and it cannot be improved. Even with more memory and more processors, it would still be the same.

This solution is not as handy as it could be, and it would benefit from improvements to the dashboards.

The import feature should be improved and made more like IBM Rational DOORS because there are too many things to set up.

For how long have I used the solution?

We have been using this solution for two years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The stability of this solution is rather good, but you have to consider that with the size limitation. If you have too many work items then you will not be able to work with it. 

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

This solution is scalable, but again it has limits. It can be scaled to a certain degree with new processors or memory, but it hits a point where it cannot scale anymore.

We have approximate ten people using this solution. They are all engineers.

How are customer service and technical support?

The technical support for this solution has always been very helpful, but they are not always reachable. Sometimes, you have to wait for them.

There is another central support station for them, which is the Siemens Help Desk. You can put in a ticket and wait for an answer.  You may have to wait for several days or a couple of weeks before you get an answer. Sometimes it helps, and sometimes it doesn't. This wait time seems usual to me because there are other systems that have longer ticket processing times.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I have used IBM Rational DOORS, but I think that it is a bit old school. It is only usable from one perspective.

DOORS is better than this solution with respect to import and export because you don't have as many problems. For example, in this solution, you have to define all of the variable types and enumerations. You don't need to do this in DOORS.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup of this solution is pretty straightforward. It was not too complex.

The deployment took us three or four hours.

One engineer or administrator is suitable for deployment and maintenance.

What about the implementation team?

Siemens assisted us with the implementation.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I also evaluated codeBeamer after we had adopted this solution. I think that it may be more modern and have more straightforward use cases.

What other advice do I have?

My advice for anybody who is implementing this solution is to use it only for smaller projects.

I cannot think of any features that should be added, but some effort should be put into making the existing ones more usable.

I would rate this solution a five out of ten.

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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Lead of Development Team at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
A holistic solution that offers good test management and is very stable and scalable
Pros and Cons
  • "The biggest improvement would be in the transparency we have now. We have very complex products. We make whole systems with difficult and diverse areas such as hardware, software, mechanical and printing, etc. To get the overview of all the requirements into a system, at that sizing, is the main advantage we have in the organization now."
  • "The one thing I would mention is the license policy is a little bit difficult. For different roles, you will need different license models. That seems a little bit difficult for us. Especially when you introduce such a complex system, you want to know the right way is to do licensing. It's not clear what that best way would be. The solution will be here for a long time, and I just think it could be more clear."

What is our primary use case?

The primary use case involves developing custom products. We manage the requirements there.

How has it helped my organization?

The biggest improvement would be in the transparency we have now. We have very complex products. We make whole systems with difficult and diverse areas such as hardware, software, mechanical and printing, etc. To get the overview of all the requirements into a system, at that sizing, is the main advantage we have in the organization now.

What is most valuable?

The tool as a whole is very valuable. It isn't just one or two features. The combination of requirement and test management is very good for us.

What needs improvement?

The one thing I would mention is the license policy is a little bit difficult. For different roles, you will need different license models. That seems a little bit difficult for us. Especially when you introduce such a complex system, you want to know the right way is to do licensing. It's not clear what that best way would be. The solution will be here for a long time, and I just think it could be more clear.

For how long have I used the solution?

I've been using the solution for about one year.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution is very stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The solution is very scalable. We have around 50 licenses.

How are customer service and technical support?

I've never reached out to technical support personally, but my colleagues have, and I have not heard any complaints, so I believe they're okay.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I have experience, from the very basic former engineering requirement, with Excel. It's not really acceptable for the complex items we have. We had another product which was not so good because of the user experience. We have chosen Polarion to make things easier.

What was our ROI?

This is a new product for us. We have to monitor the experience over a longer time to see if benefits will come to us.

What other advice do I have?

We are using the on-premises deployment model.

My advice to others considering implementing the solution is that you should check your requirements for such a tool and process. Everything depends on the company. Our experience was to first fix the process of engineering requirements for vendor tools. We had to prepare for the introduction of the solution very well by creating a proper process. It's very important to go through everything beforehand.

I would rate the solution nine out of ten.

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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