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Likelihood to Recommend

IBM Rational DOORS

DOORS works well for requirements management. It's better than using MS Excel especially for a large number of requirements at different levels.
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Jama Connect

Jama is well suited for smaller to mid size companies from my usage and time spent with it and I can see it as a powerful tool possible for larger ERP scale implementation of systems. However, in those situations, some companies may prefer an all-around ALM suite especially linking business process components to BPT testing and other gateways to automation. That may be an issue since Jama is a bit flat in the ability to support and link to provide that level of throughput for ALM implementation
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Pros

IBM Rational DOORS

  • Parent to child requirement traceability
  • Auto tracking of all changes made to an object
  • Ability to create a toolkit to generate documents straight from DOORS
  • Linking between DOORS modules using DXL
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Jama Connect

  • Traceability
  • Documentation
  • Dependencies
  • System of Record
  • Decision-Making
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Cons

IBM Rational DOORS

  • Not web based
  • Better interface with other tools
  • Ability to track requirements approval and sell off
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Jama Connect

  • Review Center
  • General UX
  • Report Configuration
  • Feature Request turnaround
  • Jama Documentation
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Likelihood to Renew

IBM Rational DOORS

IBM Rational DOORS 8.0
Based on 1 answer
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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Jama Connect

Jama Connect 5.5
Based on 1 answer
Jama Connect is not adding many extra features with their major releases. It showed launched new features, but those are not very useful for developers or creators working with Jama. From the performance side, Jama has been reduced it's performance in Jama 8 as compared to Jama 2015.5 from the functional perspective. The test suite must be provided by Jama to test the performance and function of things in our instance, but Jama doesn't provide it. Also, Jama requires a lot of manual intervention for adding users.
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Usability

IBM Rational DOORS

IBM Rational DOORS 8.0
Based on 1 answer
It's easy to use and learn. Not too complex and functionality can be extended by learning DXL.
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Jama Connect

Jama Connect 5.5
Based on 1 answer
Jama is mostly designed for requirement gathering, but that can be possible using JIRA if we add only approval type of plugin for special requirement types. Jama's performance and features do not improve on a periodic basis i.e. with each release. Even bug fixes take a lot of time and they don't care about customer impact.
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Reliability and Availability

IBM Rational DOORS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Jama Connect

Jama Connect 7.3
Based on 1 answer
Jama is available most of the time if it is used within the application's boundary. Jama has very good availability if we use very high hardware servers. Sometimes we face issues if there are batch operations running.
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Performance

IBM Rational DOORS

No score
No answers yet
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Jama Connect

Jama Connect 8.2
Based on 1 answer
With performance compared to JIRA, I do recommend Jama in this case. Jama provides very good performance, it loads immediately for any of the items and searches any item immediately. Performance is really good in all of the operations including creating stories, epics, item types or other support operations or report generation.
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Support

IBM Rational DOORS

IBM Rational DOORS 8.0
Based on 1 answer
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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Jama Connect

Jama Connect 6.8
Based on 2 answers
They typically answer within minutes of posting a ticket, and then you have a clear expectation of what the issue is, how to diagnose it, how long will it take to get resolved, and in which version a given problem is resolved, or if there is a patch for hosted services. They have a number of support people, and all of them are top-notch.
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Implementation

IBM Rational DOORS

No score
No answers yet
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Jama Connect

Jama Connect 7.3
Based on 1 answer
Jama 2015.5 implementation is very smooth and no need for much manual work. Jama 8 has many challenges and we can not install it as smoothly as Jama 2015.5. Initially, Jama didn't provide the Jama 8's installer files or zip files and they were just providing docker files to everyone (which was really strange). It is the worst that they don't provide all the files at a time. Why should they tell us where we should deploy, and why only a dockerfile? I am not very satisfied with Jama implementation.
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Alternatives Considered

IBM Rational DOORS

To me, DOORS is like a super version of Excel and Word combined with a relational database. I have not used too many database softwares before, but DOORS does a very specific job well enough. It is so powerful that some of the tools just go unused. Some parts of the software are too complex for the average user.
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Jama Connect

Jama is very organized and does not lag or lock others out of documents. It is very easy to use with a big team and allows for many users to reference the same requirements at a time without slowing down.
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Scalability

IBM Rational DOORS

No score
No answers yet
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Jama Connect

Jama Connect 5.5
Based on 1 answer
There is no horizontal scalability available in Jama, we have only one choice to scale it vertically. But vertical scalable applications always have limitations to grow. In this case, Jama doesn't support horizontal scalability functions like multi-node architectures with a shared drive for the home directory.
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Return on Investment

IBM Rational DOORS

  • Having this software available was mandatory, but allowed us to win a bid for a project that has led to other work.
  • We have gained major experience and recognition due to our use of this software.
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Jama Connect

  • Jama has helped our teams save time by organizing all of our requirements in one place that is easily accessible and quick to search through. The structure is very intuitive and has improved our overall efficiency.
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Pricing Details

IBM Rational DOORS

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Jama Connect

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No

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