How IBM Engineering Requirements Management DOORS Next works

Use the right tool for effective requirements management

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IBM Engineering Requirements Management DOORS Next, which is available on premises and in the cloud, offers tools for capturing, tracing and analyzing requirements for complex products and systems. Take control of your project costs with change and configuration management built directly into the requirements tool.

Gain transparency, minimize rework and increase reusability

IBM Engineering Requirements Management DOORS Next (PDF, 133 KB)

Access all your requirements in a secure, central and accessible location. Understand what changes have been made, who made them, when they were made and what they affect. Organize, trace and link priorities and requirements across the development lifecycle. View history, reviews and discussion comments within the context of the document.

Improve project agility with concurrent editing

Increase collaboration and project agility through concurrent editing, automated versioning and effective prioritization. Access requirements databases in real time across multiple users without conflict or disruption. Ensure consistent use of terminology with the integrated glossary. Visualize information through customizable dashboards and automated reporting. Edit, author and analyze artifacts on a feature-rich web client.

Get up and running faster in the cloud

Optimize operating costs and reduce upfront capital costs by moving to the cloud, which doesn’t require hardware, provisioning or installation. Scale up with subscription-based services to get reliable and secure data center facilities that have built-in high availability, redundancy and failover supporting infrastructure.

Increase the traceability and visibility of changes

Manage change across the product lifecycle for faster impact assessment and better quality. Explore information with more granularity with individually managed information and artifacts. Assess the impact of changes quickly by linking change requests to requirements through drag-and-drop traceability. Utilize proven models and templates for certification and compliance.

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Strengthen collaboration among multi-disciplinary teams

Foster stronger collaboration among multidisciplinary product development teams with a single-server or purely web-based requirements solution. Access a single server solution across disciplines, time zones and teams. Integrate with complementary IBM offerings for workflow management, test management and model-based systems engineering (MBSE) or through Open Services for Lifecycle Collaboration (OSLC) support.

Use AI to improve your requirements with Requirements Quality Assistant

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Use IBM Engineering Requirements Quality Assistant to evaluate your requirements and provide recommendations based on the INCOSE Guidelines, which can help you save time and optimize resources when you are developing requirements.

Improve productivity with version and variant management

Reuse valuable engineering work by effectively managing product versions and variants. Create a baseline that enables consistent evolution of data across engineering disciplines. Use the baseline across variants and programs to maximize productivity and quality.

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