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Gaudi User Interface

Inspired by the organic and rounded shapes that characterize the architecture of this iconic architect, Visure Authoring 8 aspires to provide a natural and intuitive interface to users that will improve their daily user experience.

Integrated Generative AI

Generating high-quality requirements automatically seemed like science fiction not that long ago. Visure Authoring now makes this a reality by leveraging Generative AI. This module can be enabled or disabled by administrators and allows users to generate project assets such as requirements, complete requirement specifications, risks, or tests automatically, based on a given idea or request. This module can be used to generate requirements from scratch, fine-tune existing requirements, or cross-check that we haven´t forgotten any aspect of our requirements specification.

Review Management

A fundamental improvement in Visure 8 is the implementation of multiple features that support review management processes. Users can adjust these features and configure them to accommodate the needs of each specific project.

Comments attributes and workflow

Comments in Visure can now be categorized based on two new customizable attributes, Type (Functional, non functional, by default) and Category (Comment, Question, Suggestion, Defect, by default). The use of these attributes in comments allows better tracking and follow-up of the results of reviews.

In addition, the status of the comments has also been improved to support additional states, including New, Approved, Rejected, On hold, and Resolved. These states implement an internal workflow that guides the users through the resolution of a comment.

User references in comments

While performing a review, it is inevitable to have to engage with other users of the project. It is now possible to do so by simply mentioning them in a comment referencing their username, which will send them an email (if email notification is configured), letting them know that they have been referenced in a conversation.

Just by typing an @, Visure Authoring will provide a list of the project users to select from:

Approvals and rejections

Review processes typically rely on approvals provided by peers and/or customers. Visure 8 includes a new approval capability that leverages this part of the process to streamline the review process. Users can now Approve or Reject items without the need to have write access rights over them, which facilitates access to external users of the company. Each item will accumulate approvals and rejections from the team and will summarize them for the author of the item to make the appropriate corrections.

Visure Authoring can be leveraged to engage external users of the organization, as well as other less technical users:

All approvals and rejections made in the web client will also be available on the desktop and vice versa, so a user will be able to enter a rejection via Visure Authoring, while other responds through the desktop client.

Subscriptions and email notifications

To keep up with the review process, users will be notified via email notification if they are assigned to items, if a new comment or reply is entered in one of their items, if they are referenced in the comments, or if their items are approved or rejected. Users can also subscribe to individual items to receive email notifications whenever the items are modified or updated.

Review Python script

A new Python script is installed by default in the Visure Server that enables the use of Review Due Date, Approvers, and Reviewers attributes. If these attributes exist, users can use them to define a Review Due Date and a list of Approvers and Reviewers per document. If a date is selected in the Review Due Date, the script will prevent users from approving/rejecting items or entering new comments after the due date. If users are included in the Approvers attribute, then only these users will be able to approve or reject items in that document. Approvers will also be able to enter comments on the items in that document. Finally, if users are included in the Reviewers attribute, these users will be able to enter comments on the items in that document, along with the approvers.

The scope of these attributes (approvers and reviewers) can be modified to apply to individual items, as opposed to the entire document. This script can also be modified to accommodate specific project needs.

Python scripts are server-based, which means that they will apply both to the desktop and the web interfaces.


Dashboards are another essential part of project success by providing project stakeholders with critical information to make essential decisions in the project.

Visure Authoring 8 now incorporates powerful, yet easy-to-configure dashboards that summarize important project information and convey it to the users in a quick and understandable way. Dashboards in Visure can be created by project managers and tailored to the needs of each project and user group. End users will be able to navigate from these dashboards straight to the items simplifying the identification of pitfalls, bottlenecks, or non-compliances.

Traceability diagram

One of the most tedious tasks in Requirements Management is establishing and maintaining traceability in the project. However, this task pays off significantly when there are changes in the requirements and we need to analyze the impact of those changes. The traceability diagram is an especially useful way of representing project traceability, as it allows users to navigate through the traces of the items by clicking on the items and expanding on their links:

Traceability tree

Traceability trees are a very versatile way of displaying large quantities of items and associated information. They represent traces in a hierarchical format, either from higher to lower levels, or the other way around. Traceability trees can also display attribute information from items at each level, providing relevant information that may be useful for the analysis of the traces.

Visure Authoring now allows users to display documents in a Traceability Tree by selecting this type of view from the menu.

Home page

Projects nowadays involve more users and are more dynamic and agile than ever before and sharing information and communicating effectively become essential for project success.

The home page in Visure Authoring becomes a cornerstone to sharing important project and process information with the team such as links to internal resources, videos, documentation, as well as deadlines and company points of contact.

The home page provides project administrators with a simple HTML editor to create this landing page for the users of the project.

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