Requirements management tools and solutions

Explore tools and solutions for developing connected products, which demand complex requirements, seamless use of data, AI and multivariant management

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Requirements management tools reduce development costs and speed time to market

Your products will only be as good as the requirements that drive them. For systems engineers to manage the growing complexity of connected products, they need better visibility into changes, deeper insight into data and shared tools for global collaboration.

Requirements management serves as an essential practice and framework for engineering lifecycle management. Requirements management tools and solutions can help you better control project scope to save time and money while delivering better insights for product development and enhanced traceability across teams.

IBM offers two unique requirements management solutions — IBM Requirements Management DOORS and IBM Requirements Management DOORS Next — that provide similar capabilities but offer different implementation models. Both products continue to be enhanced and supported for their respective client bases.


Benefits of requirements management tools Requirements traceability

Link individual artifacts to test cases for full visibility of changes in engineering requirements as they happen. Capture all annotations, maintain them and make them easily accessible.

Engineering compliance

Build compliance into your end-to-end engineering lifecycle while incorporating industry standards and regulations into your requirements, so you can to achieve compliance early on.

Agile and variant management

Streamline engineering processes to enable global collaboration in real time. Digitally manage the entire version and variant process with a shared dashboard by storing data in a central location.


A scalable requirements management solution

Deliver increasingly connected, complex products by optimizing collaboration among teams with a comprehensive requirements management offering that helps stakeholders capture, trace, analyze and manage changes to requirements.

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Tools and software

Requirements management tools and software AI for requirements management

Enhance your engineering requirements management by using Watson AI to create smarter engineering requirements so you can reduce defects and get to market faster.

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Application lifecycle management

Extend the functionality of application lifecycle management (ALM) solutions with IBM Engineering Lifecycle Management (ELM), a comprehensive, end-to-end solution for managing complexity in the systems and software development lifecycle.

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Comparison of DOORS and DOORS Next

IBM Engineering Requirements Management DOORS® and IBM Engineering Requirements Management DOORS Next are requirements management products with many similar capabilities. However, the products offer different implementations and strategic opportunities for requirements analysts and design, development and test teams.

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Next steps

Take the ELM interactive tour

Explore solutions for product development at scale to improve data transparency, achieve compliance and pursue automation.

Engage an expert

Schedule a one-on-one consultation with experts who can help you more easily manage each stage of the engineering lifecycle.

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Gain oversight across product lifecycles, collaborate across dispersed teams and infuse AI into product development.