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IBM DOORS VS Visure Requirements Management Tool

Are you looking to increase speed to compliance, decrease development cycles and gain full traceability with IBM DOORS?

Like Visure, IBM DOORS is a requirements management tool that allows organizations in safety-critical industries to comply with industry standards.

But is IBM DOORS worth the cost? Why do top global organizations complain on IBM DOORS slowing them down? Is it better than Visure?

This quick guide covers everything you need to know to choose the right ALM Platform to manage your Requirements, Risk and Test.

Requirements Management

Visure is better than IBM DOORS for Requirements Management in many ways. Visure offers a more intuitive interface that allows users to easily manage and organize requirements for projects quickly and efficiently. This makes Visure a great choice for businesses that need to manage, gather and trace vast amounts of information without having to spend too much time on the task. Moreover, Visure provides specific features for multiple safety-critical industries such as Aerospace and Defense, Medical Devices, Pharma, and Railway. Additionally, with its flexible structure, Visure can be customized to fit any specific project needs or budget.

With the Visure Requirements ALM Platform, you can streamline your requirements process to ensure that all customer needs are thoughtfully considered and accounted for, down to the lowest level of source code, if needed, providing a comprehensive solution for end-to-end traceability. 

Visure Requirements ALM allows businesses to align their engineering teams with their business goals by delivering products tailored to their customers’ needs.

The MS Office integration allows a seamless import, export and round-trip with MS Word and Excel to effortlessly bring existing specifications and hazard spreadsheets into Visure. 

Visure Requirements ALM also provides a powerful reporting engine to generate any type of export to multiple formats, including Word, Excel, pdf and HTML. Visure Requirements ALM also supports ReqIF format to be able to exchange requirements with other RM tools.

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Store source document from interviews, workshops, and observation in a database, as OLE objects.
Use tables as native objects with standard capabilities
Storing and managing the identification of stakeholders through the integration with Azure Active Directory, LDAP, NT and Active Directory, and define their roles and responsibilities.
Associate source documents with requirements.
Import requirements from multiple source documents (Word & Excel)
Ability to import traceability from MS Word and Excel
Use regular expression to import requirements from Word
Round-trip integration with MS Word and Excel
Import requirements from IBM Rational DOORS
ReqIF support
Tracing requirements and generating trace reports
Import requirements from another project for re-use
Manually create requirements through customizable templates
Create a requirements structure
Create a graphical representation of the requirements structure
Available out of the box standard templates for different industries, including: Medical devices: IEC 62304 and FMEA Automotive: ISO 26262, ASIL and Automotive SPICE
Aerospace: DO-178C and DO-254
Railway: CENELEC EN50128 ISO 27
Banking & Finance: CMMI, Agile, Spice
Pharma: GAMP5
Organize requirements in tree structures based on the hierarchy
Organize requirements in attribute structures based on the Attributes
Organize requirements in attribute structures based on the traceability
Save organization of requirements into views that can be shared with other users
Define graphical representation of the allowed links between defined element types
Restrict the relationships based on the traceability policy
Links creation by right-clicking action
Links creation through traceability matrix
Allow exporting the traceability matrix to MS Excel
Support filtering the traceability matrix by missing links
Navigate to source and target element from the traceability matrix
Traceability diagram displaying upstream and downstream traceability
Traceability tree with end-to-end traceability
Traceability tree in which users can edit information of traced items
Traceability tree with capability to filter by levels
Maintain a link between a requirement and its source document
Browse and search requirements through the whole project
Select and display requirements in multiple view based on filters and view type (list, tree, table)
Display requirements in a Kanban view
Using flexible filtering options for requirements by word or attributes (e.g., requirements identifier, words in text files, user and tool generated attributes)
Automatic checking of requirements quality based on IEEE Std 1233, including uniqueness, normalization, coverage, completeness, consistency, etc.
Directly integrated into the tool
Using a third party tool
Generation of real-time dashboards with metrics and KPIs
Multiple Export format (Word, Excel, PDF, HTML, etc..)
Generation of reports in batch mode
Generate a unique identifier for each requirement on the whole database
Customize identifier (prefix, ..)
Storing and managing attributes for classifying or categorizing requirements during identification
Using tool-generated inherent attributes (e.g., unique requirement identification, author, time date, requirements change history)
Tracing user-defined attributes for requirements that were fulfilled, how it was done, and who was responsible
Allocate a performance value to a requirement (weight, risk, cost, etc.)
Storing and managing user-defined templates for goal-oriented scenarios (e.g., simulations and modeling business scenarios, strategic issues)
Storing and managing user-defined scenarios, use cases, and use case diagrams
Storing and managing the evaluation requirements based on business goals and graphical elements
Storing and managing user-defined or tool-provided elicitation checklists
Managing user-defined prioritization capabilities based on selected attributes

Requirements Analysis

Visure surpasses IBM DOORS in several areas of requirements analysis, offering an incomparable level of quality and precision. First, Visure’s intuitive interface makes it easy to quickly and efficiently analyze vast amounts of data without having to spend too much time on the task. Additionally, Visure provides a range of powerful tools that allow users to accurately trace back requirements and trace forwards from them through impact analysis, prioritize changes according to cost or risk, and even keep track of change requests. Moreover, Visure’s robust ability to import and export to and from modeling tools such as Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect is something quite useful for safety-critical industries.

With the Visure Quality Analyzer, you can quickly and conveniently access AI technology to assess and identify unclear requirements. This will streamline traceability, enhance requirement quality, promote team cohesion and help guarantee project success. Furthermore, with ITEM Template Guidelines your company can easily create a robust process template that everyone agrees on.

Utilizing Visure, you can construct data models and associate requirements to certain items for an efficient analysis of needs at any level. This means that teams no longer lose time discussing and analyzing requirements, but instead concentrate on quickening the development process. By implementing this system with Visure, your team will be able to efficiently monitor progress without sacrificing valuable time or resources.

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Importing and exporting to and from modeling tools such as Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect
Storing and displaying context diagrams, conceptual domain models, and other high level models (e.g. Goal models, Object models, Task models)
Storing and displaying analysis of requirements in graphical form (e.g., Unified Modeling Language (UML), Data Flow Diagram (DFD))
Supporting an interface to a terminology(glossary) or domain knowledge
via Global Parameters
Referencing other elements fields, such as code, name, description or attributes
via Global Parameters
Checking requirements’ conformity to predefined templates
Storing and managing the list of conflicting requirements
Storing and managing the information and rationale for resolved results
Refine or derive requirements from existing one with automatic linking and attributes inheritance
Manually insert a new requirement with automatic creation of links to the related requirements and attributes inheritance
Definition of acceptance test description and results document
Link between requirement and test specifications
Test documents status follow up (not defined, defined, not realized, passed, failed)
Aumatic check of poor quality of requirements (Ambequity, Inconsstancy, etc.)
Quality metrics
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Requirements Verification, Validation & Testing

Visure outperforms IBM DOORS for requirements verification and validation in multiple ways, making it the superior choice. First, Visure has advanced traceability capabilities that allow users to quickly and easily track the source of any requirement throughout its entire life cycle. This makes it easier to ensure that all requirements are met before any project is deployed. Additionally, Visure offers a built-in verification management system that ensures that each requirement is verified correctly before being accepted by the customer. Moreover, Visure also allows users to create custom reports that can be used to validate and verify requirements as needed.

Finally, Visure provides an intuitive interface that makes it easy to visualize any changes made to requirements over time, allowing managers and stakeholders alike to keep track of their progress with ease. All these features make Visure the better choice for requirements verification and validation. In conclusion, while both tools offer valuable services for requirement management, Visure’s advanced traceability capabilities and intuitive interface make it an ideal choice for verifying and validating requirements.

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Consistency check for isolated items (requirement or function), lack of attributes, un-allocated requirements, un-justified functions etc ..
Means to check that requirements have been met, how, when
Link between requirement and associated documents (tests, specifications, etc..)
Requirements coverage verification (logical check, conformity matrices (allocated to, responding to, satisfied by, verified by, compliant with, etc..)
Customize, display and follow-up requirements status (defined, draft, validated)
Validation process support (workflow)
Create and store customizable views
Accessing to large numbers of stakeholders and users for review and comment of requirements
Providing user group security for each requirement (e.g., access, read only, read-write)
Generating reports on requirements by user defined sort criteria (e.g., attributes, codes, etc.)
Managing user comments and review edit.
Storing and managing discussions linked to each specific requirement
Maintaining history of all changes for each requirement
Storing and managing the review and inspection results (e.g., how it was done and who was responsible)
Tracing of validation cases to the user requirements
Tracing requirements to steps in test cases
Generating exception reports on user requirements that do not have validation plan cases and validation plan cases that are not linked to user requirements
Supporting review and inspection of validation plans and procedures
Tracing of the validation cases to validation procedures
Storing and managing validation plans and validation procedures
Generating exception reports on validation plan cases that do not have validation procedures and validation procedures that are not linked to validation plan cases
Providing standard format for interfacing to issue tracking tools such as JIRA and Gitlab
Integration with Software Verification tools such as Rapita, Microfocus/ALM, VectorCAST, etc.
Visualization and reporting of traceability of verification tasks to the requirements

Requirements Management & Traceability

Visure surpasses IBM DOORS in terms of requirements management and traceability. Its advantages are far-reaching, offering more robust capabilities and improved efficiency. Visure offers a user-friendly and comprehensive interface that provides immediate access to a wealth of information related to requirements. Not only is it easy to understand, but it also facilitates the swift management of data. Additionally, Visure offers robust capabilities for tracking all changes made to requirements over time, as well as automated impact analysis tools that allow users to trace back and forth from any requirement accurately. This helps managers and stakeholders quickly identify which components are affected by any change request without manually reviewing the entire system.

Utilizing Visure’s version control system is a great way to streamline your change management process. After configuring the data model that best suits how you want to track requirements, testing, defects, and risk for each item, you’ll be able to keep tabs on all components across multiple projects within one centralized tool. Additionally, Visure’s Source Code Tracing feature is a must-have for heavily regulated industries to effortlessly go through compliance audits. With Visure you can create baselines at any time which adhere to specific requirements, attributes, specifications, and the entirety of documents or projects. This ensures organizations are stress-free during their audit process.

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Simulate a change to analyze change impact
Identify changes in requirements when re-importing source file (new, changed, unchanged)
Suspects links identification (flag)
Indirect Traceability Matrix
Traceability to The Source Code
Global Variables
Dynamic Traceability Graph
Graphical dependencies visualization and control (where used, satisfy by, depending of, responding to, refer to)
Browsing/searching dependencies (Multi-level "follow up" function)
Queries on dependencies based on criteria
Traceability to the source code through Visure Source code parser plug-in (support of more than 10 programming languages),
Traceability matrices creation, with links from/to requirements representation (screen and print) in a matrix or tree format
Keep requirements change history (when, why, what and who)
Requirements versioning
Compare requirements versions
Restore a requirement version
Requirements baseline creation and storage
Version controlling of baseline requirements
re-import or re-activation of baselines with restored links and requirements versions
Generating reports that compare and contrast baselines versions
Providing read and write protection of baseline products
Baselines comparison
Baseline signature

Risk Analysis Process

With Visure, you can experience improved risk management in comparison to IBM DOORS. Not only does it provide a better user-experience but also brings unparalleled levels of security and precision when it comes to managing risks. Visure provides a comprehensive FMEA dashboard that allows users to quickly and easily identify, analyze, and classify risks within their requirements data. This helps managers to understand the potential impact of any changes they make, allowing them to take proactive steps to mitigate or reduce any associated risks. Additionally, Visure also comes with automated analysis tools that can be used to quickly detect any potential issues related to requirements before they become significant problems. This ensures that all stakeholders are aware of the current state of their projects at all times.

Moreover, Visure also offers functionality for tracking multiple versions of requirements over time, making it easier for users to see the evolution of their project from initial conception to the current version. Finally, Visure also offers an intuitive reporting system that makes it easy to keep track of risk management activities and results across all projects. All these features make Visure the better choice for managing risks and ensuring project success. In conclusion, while both tools offer valuable services for requirements management and traceability, Visure’s comprehensive dashboard and automated analysis capabilities make it an ideal choice for risk management. Thus, when it comes to managing risks associated with requirements, Visure is a clear winner.

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Identify risks and trace them to requirements
Support FMEA technique
Automatically generate RPN based on customizable attributes
Identify mitigation actions for each risk

Requirements Reporting & Documentation

Visure stands out from IBM DOORS for requirements reporting and documentation because of its unique features. Not only does it offer improved capabilities, but also a more user-friendly experience than the latter. Visure provides a comprehensive interface that allows users to quickly and easily generate reports with predefined filters, making it easy to understand the current state of any project at any given time. Additionally, users can also create custom reports by combining multiple criteria, allowing them to better visualize their requirements data for better decision-making especially in technical industries. Furthermore, Visure also offers sophisticated reporting tools that enable users to keep track of all changes made to requirements over time, as well as automated impact analysis capabilities that help managers identify the scope of any impacts associated with each change.

Moreover, Visure’s intuitive user interface makes it easier for team members to collaborate on projects without having to learn a complex system. Finally, Visure also offers a range of formatting options for requirements documents, making it easier for users to present their reports in the most effective manner possible. All these features make Visure an ideal choice for requirements reporting and documentation. In conclusion, while both tools offer valuable services for requirement management and traceability, Visure’s comprehensive interface and advanced reporting capabilities make it the better option. Thus, when it comes to creating detailed reports on requirements data, Visure is a clear choice.

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Automatically generate reports and documents such as functional or technical specification, conformity matrices, etc.. Based on templates and database live data
Generation of live dashboards
Using flexible user programming language to develop reports for display or generating documents from the tool
Multiple export format for reports
Filters availability and customization
Requirement Coverge Analysis
Requirement Traceability Matrix
Report Management Customization
Risk Import Available
Test Import Available

Requirement Reusability

Visure offers distinct advantages compared to IBM DOORS when it comes to requirements reusability. Visure provides a comprehensive library of templates and modules that can be used to quickly create new requirements while ensuring consistency throughout the project. Additionally, users can also easily reference existing requirements when creating new ones, making it easier to ensure accuracy and traceability across all project elements. Furthermore, Visure’s intuitive search capabilities make it easy to find the required information at any time, eliminating the need for extensive manual searches.

Moreover, Visure comes with an automated version control system that makes it easy to track changes to requirements over time, allowing users to identify potential issues early on and take corrective action in a timely manner. Finally, Visure also offers powerful data analysis capabilities that make it easy to identify and reuse existing requirements, helping users save time and effort when creating new ones. All these features make Visure an ideal choice for efficient requirements reusability. In conclusion, while both tools offer valuable services for requirement management and traceability, Visure’s comprehensive library of templates and powerful search capabilities make it the better option. Thus, when it comes to reusing existing requirements data, Visure is a clear winner.

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Definition of a catalogue of reusable components
Reuse of sets of requirements and traceability
Reuse of requirements in read-only mode
Reuse of requirements in write mode
Reuse two different versions of the same component in two different projects at the same time
Update of components based on changes in original project
Allow selecting a subset of the component to be reuse
Force a full reuse of a component
Branch & Merging


With Visure Requirements, your team can instantly access and share project requirements from any device. This facilitates greater collaboration, enabling teams to stay abreast of progress with ease – no more searching through piles of documents or having to juggle multiple tools. Visure allows users to quickly and easily assign tasks, make comments, and request feedback from other team members using the project’s dedicated workspace. Additionally, the tool also offers a range of reporting features that enable users to create meaningful reports in real time without having to manually update each report every time something changes.

Moreover, Visure also comes with an automated notification system that makes it easy for managers to stay informed about any changes made by individual team members or issues that need addressing. Furthermore, Visure enables users to easily share documents and requirements data with external stakeholders via a secure connection. Finally, the tool also allows users to access their projects on multiple devices both via the application and browser, enabling them to stay on top of their work regardless of where they are. All these features make Visure an ideal choice for efficient collaboration and communication between team members. In summary, while both tools offer helpful services for requirement management and traceability, Visure stands out with its comprehensive workspace and automated notification system. Consequently, if you’re searching for a tool to facilitate collaboration between teams working on requirements data, then Visure is a clear choice.

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Support for Reviews
Comments, threads and conversations over requirements
Email notifications
Maintaining data integrity under simultaneous multi-user access
Assigning roles to users and groups of users
Assigning role-based access to sets of requirements
Assigning role-based access to attributes of requirements
Maintaining the role-based access schema

Integrations & Synchronization

Visure Requirements enables users to easily synchronize and integrate with other software tools. This helps ensure smooth information flow between existing systems, eliminating the need for manual data entry or adjustments. Additionally, Visure’s API allows users to connect the tool with external applications such as Jira, GitLab, Microsoft Word and Excel, and VectorCast, helping them to quickly and seamlessly keep tabs on progress and deliverables from a single interface. The tool also offers powerful integration capabilities that enable users to pull in requirements from different sources (e.g., 3rd party databases) into one centralized hub.

Moreover, Visure also offers built-in synchronization features that make it easy for users to update their projects when changes are made elsewhere. This eliminates the need for manual updates, ensuring accuracy across all data points. Finally, Visure also offers webhooks integration that enables users to receive real-time notifications when changes are made in their requirements repository. All these features make Visure an ideal choice for efficient information synchronization and integration. To conclude, while both tools offer valuable services for requirement management and traceability, Visure stands out with its comprehensive integration capabilities and powerful synchronization features. Thus, if you’re looking for a tool to help ensure seamless integration between different systems, then Visure is certainly the better option.

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ReqPro Integration
CaliberRM Integration
HP/Microfocus Quality Center integration
Sparxsystems Enterprise Architect integration
JIRA integration
Gitlab integration
VectorCast Testing Tools integration
Your Specific tool integration

Standard Compliance

Visure Requirements comes with a powerful industrial standard compliance feature that ensures that all requirements are structured in accordance with the relevant industry standards such as DO-178B/C, DO-254, ISO-26262, ISO-62304, and many more. This helps to ensure that the project is on track to meet the relevant regulations and laws, making it easier for users to stay compliant without having to manually check each requirement. Additionally, Visure also offers an automated audit log feature that records all changes made within the platform – enabling teams to easily monitor any modifications or adjustments they may have made over time.

Furthermore, Visure also provides an intuitive user interface that makes it easy for users to quickly review their requirements before submitting them for approval according to industrial standards. Finally, Visure’s built-in reporting tools enable users to create meaningful reports in real time, helping them to track progress and make well-informed decisions. In summary, while both tools offer helpful services for requirement management and traceability, Visure stands out with its industrial standard compliance features, automated audit log system, and intuitive UI. Consequently, if you’re looking for a tool to help ensure that your requirements are up-to-date with current regulations, then Visure is a clear choice.

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DO-178C checklists
DO-254 checklists
IEC 62304
ISO 26262
IEC 61508
Your Spefic Standard, etc.
Tool Qualification Package
DO-178/C & DO-254 Standard Checklists
Includes Customizable Project Templates


One of the major advantages of Visure over IBM DOORS is the fact that it comes equipped with a commercial database system, which eliminates the need for manual data entry. Additionally, Visure’s open-source database system allows users to easily integrate their requirements into existing systems and applications without having to manually adjust any underlying code. Furthermore, Visure also offers standard backup procedures that make it easy for teams to securely store and restore their project data in the event of a disaster or an unforeseen issue.

Moreover, Visure also provides a commercial API language that enables teams to quickly connect different software tools and ensure smooth information flow between them. Finally, the tool also supports an open-source API language enabling teams to easily create custom integrations to meet their specific needs. Thus, Visure clearly stands out with its comprehensive infrastructure capabilities and integration options compared to IBM DOORS. Therefore, if you’re looking for a powerful tool that offers seamless integration between different systems and applications, then Visure is the way to go.

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Commerical database system
Open-source database systems
Standard backup procedures
Commercial API languages availability


Now, let’s compare the Pricing for both Visure and IBM DOORS.

IBM DOORS is a premium product and its pricing reflects that, with a range of options available for large enterprises as well as small businesses. The cost of an IBM DOORS license can range from $5,000 per user to more than $7,500 per user. Visure’s price structure is much less expensive. Both tools have options for purchasing additional licenses or modules if needed. Both also offer discounts for bulk orders or volume purchases.

Visure’s pricing is much more flexible than IBM DOORS, as Visure offers several different levels of licensing with varying prices. This allows customers to purchase the exact type and amount of licenses they need without having to pay for an expensive enterprise package. Additionally, because Visure is offered in modular form, customers can purchase additional modules or licenses when needed without paying the full cost upfront. Finally, the discounts available on bulk orders or volume purchases make it easier for businesses to save money while still getting all the features they need out of a requirements management system.

Overall, Visure’s pricing makes it a more attractive option for many businesses looking for a way to manage their requirements effectively and efficiently. With its low-cost structure and flexibility, Visure is an ideal choice for those looking to stay within budget while still getting the features they need.

Key Features
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Development Status
Floating Licenses
Ready-Only Licenses
Subscription Licenses
Minimum Licenses Required
Tool Trainings
Trainings Price
Minimum Consulting Days Required
Support & Maintenance
Value for Money
Annual Price Increase per License
Requires DXL Expert Support
Includes Services Fees

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The High Cost of Poor Requirements Management

June 06th, 2024

11 am EST | 5 pm CET | 8 am PST

Louis Arduin

Louis Arduin

Main Speaker

Impact & Solutions for Inefficient Requirements Management

Explore the significant impact that inefficient requirements management practices can have on project costs and timelines.