codeBeamer ALM vs. IBM Rational DOORS

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
codeBeamer ALM
Score 9.0 out of 10
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Intland Software's codeBeamer ALM is a scalable Agile Application Lifecycle Management platform that focuses on traceability and compliance. codeBeamer ALM supports both Agile and Waterfall, and offers a scalable solution for both small and large organisations to develop better products faster. The vendor says their customers think about the benefits of codeBeamer ALM in terms of higher efficiency and effectiveness along the lifecycle, with the goal of cutting development time and…N/A
IBM Rational DOORS
Score 7.3 out of 10
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IBM's Rational DOORS is an application requirements management offering.N/A
Pricing
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codeBeamer ALMIBM Rational DOORS
Free Trial
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Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalNo setup fee
Additional DetailsPerpetual and rented licenses available. Named users & floating license types can be combined.
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User Ratings
codeBeamer ALMIBM Rational DOORS
Likelihood to Recommend
9.1
(1 ratings)
8.7
(6 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
6.4
(1 ratings)
2.1
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
9.1
(1 ratings)
5.0
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
codeBeamer ALMIBM Rational DOORS
Likelihood to Recommend
Intland Software
In my opinion codeBeamer is well suited for any activity where detailed tracking is needed with teams involved. It can be less suited for small projects which do not last long, or are not continuous, etc
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IBM
IBM Engineering Requirements Management DOORS former IBM Rational DOORS profits very much from the mighty market position it had till today. It had been the most favored requirement engineering tools suite with the highest investments in the infrastructure concerning hardware, software, and knowledge sources. It was embedded in knowledge sources of test stands, hardware labs, and knowledge database servers. It allowed for some of the highest profit changes and made the fame with it. But the paradigms of requirements engineering change. If not were superseded by completely different approaches for the target solution worlds. The foremost position in the selling tables is unstable if changes are not solved or coped with by the strategist at IBM and their customers. Since the highly successful alternative suits are already at the market, and some are from IBM already the lifecycle for IBM Engineering Requirements Management DOORS is at the later highs. But the suite is still at the very top and very popular. There are still many problems unsolved and many wishes at the customers to make the use more comfortable and efficient at the overall level. If the time of setting up the software package is passed the adoption get more extended and complicated. There is a lot of work at the stage around and the expertise will be required for a long time from now.
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Pros
Intland Software
  • Tracing of requirements.
  • Tracking of development.
  • Tracking of QA.
  • Tracking of bugs.
  • Tracking of releases.
  • Wiki.
  • Users and teams.
  • Works for teams scattered across the globe.
  • Testing and coverage for releases.
  • Integration with SVN.
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IBM
  • Manage requirements
  • Manage traceability between different modules
  • Linking between the modules is very easy and can be done with different methods.
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Cons
Intland Software
  • Search.
  • Metric calculation.
  • Would be nice that cB is a source of truth, i.e., that say SVN commit is done only from cB; know this is difficult to achieve.
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IBM
  • Terrible UI and not intuitive
  • Too slow to connect to, launch and run
  • Scripts to use the features are way too complicated to write and maintain.
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Likelihood to Renew
Intland Software
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IBM
At the moment we are required by contract to continue to use the IBM DOORS software for our current client. Given that it can be expensive, if we were to use it after our current client's needs were met, we would have to secure other projects in order to justify the continued use of the software.
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Usability
Intland Software
Sometimes info in codeBeamer can be lost, in principle, if not well organized by the user, info can never be found, or can be forgotten about, etc
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IBM
The UI is terrible and not intuitive. Users need training in order to complete tasks. Much like SAP, it's not the clearest tool. The tracing feature is especially complicated because you must write the scripts yourself. There is a learning curve. Also, even the setup, installation, and logging in each time takes a considerable amount of time.
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Support Rating
Intland Software
Excellent support professionally. Also, thanks for giving me for free access to SaaS cB for my hobbyist project.
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IBM
Internal to our company we have several experts who have extended DOORS functionality to include some great features. And these folks are well regarded by IBM as DOORS experts in the industry.
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Alternatives Considered
Intland Software
codeBeamer is by far better.
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IBM
Requisite Pro (and Rational Requirements Composer, it's successor) is more simple and focused on requirements. Is like a part of DOORS and can be suitable to smaller projects. IT people on the other hand prefer agile tools like JIRA. Of course if the project is big enough, DOORS is a good option to consider.
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Return on Investment
Intland Software
  • Customer tracking.
  • Process tracking.
  • Workflow framework.
  • Can be overhead.
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IBM
  • IBM Rational DOORS is already succeeded by different IBM toolset for the task that proved to perform highly profitable.
  • Not all parts are under development. It might run out of date sooner or later by design.
  • IBM Rational DOORS has most installation in truncated format so it is in need of full fledged installation for development at the customer.
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ScreenShots

codeBeamer ALM Screenshots

Screenshot of Baselined tracker management with suspected linksScreenshot of Versioned test management for automated and manual testing (with parametrized test cases)Screenshot of Easily exportable & automated dashboards and reports for management and audit supportScreenshot of Gapless traceability throughout the development lifecycle