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Likelihood to Recommend

IBM Rational DOORS

It is quite powerful and robust as a tool for all of our requirements. It is also compatible with HP ALM, our formal test management tool so that we are able to export comprehensive trace matrices for reporting purposes. However, it is a clunky, difficult, and extremely slow tool that is not well adapted to agile software development.
Kathy Ding | TrustRadius Reviewer

PTC Windchill RV&S

PTC Integrity is an excellent source code management and version control tool, and I would suggest anyone to use it for that purpose. We can even define our workflows using individual forms for implementing Change Management, Defect Management and Access management requests. If properly used, this tool is great for managing our code for very long periods, considering my 4-5 years of usage.Though the UI could be better, and integration with some application servers could be better implemented, this tool is a good tool.
Rajesh Telampudi | TrustRadius Reviewer

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
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

PTC Windchill RV&S

  • PTC Integrity helps engineers write better requirements. Better written requirements mean less issues for warranty.
  • PTC Integrity provides a database that is virtually limitless. Product size or scope no longer has to be an issue.
  • You don't have to save.....PTC Integrity does this for you.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

IBM Rational DOORS

  • The program can seem overwhelming because it is very complex. Maybe a beginner, intermediate and advanced mode?
  • The software has some dependencies on other software that make it easy to break at times.
  • Setting up the software was a nightmare. It has too many components, and once the connection between them is set you cannot make changes easily.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

PTC Windchill RV&S

  • It can be overwhelming with the number of tabs, functions and ways to achieve the same result. The average user may struggle with learning the tool.
  • The text editing in Integrity is weak and does not provide many options. Because of this, many user decide to use MS word instead, to document requirements.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

PTC Windchill RV&S

PTC Windchill RV&S 8.7
Based on 11 answers
I do not make decisions on what tool my company uses. I am just the user of the tool and such decisions are not handled by me. If I were to make such decisions, I would definitely renew MKS, considering the amount of data we have stored in MKS and the current number of users who are familiar with the system
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

IBM Rational DOORS

IBM Rational DOORS 3.6
Based on 2 answers
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.
Kathy Ding | TrustRadius Reviewer

PTC Windchill RV&S

PTC Windchill RV&S 8.0
Based on 2 answers
PTC Integrity comparatively could be considered a nice Source code management, Version controlling tool and could be compared with tools like StarTeam. If the integration to move/migrate code could be integrated into this tool, it would become an extremely powerful tool.
Rajesh Telampudi | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

IBM Rational DOORS

IBM Rational DOORS 5.8
Based on 2 answers
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

PTC Windchill RV&S

PTC Windchill RV&S 9.8
Based on 2 answers
PTC Integrity administration can be somewhat daunting. They have been able to help with every question that I have submitted. Their support website is very easy to understand and submit questions and their phone support is wonderful
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

IBM Rational DOORS

No score
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PTC Windchill RV&S

PTC Windchill RV&S 9.0
Based on 1 answer
I wasn't involved in implementation.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

IBM Rational DOORS

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.
Miguel Angel Merino Vega | TrustRadius Reviewer

PTC Windchill RV&S

We evaluated IBM's offering and CMstat. IBM's offering is "klugy", we needed Rhapsody, ClearQuest and ClearCase to get all the components to answer our requirements. And it's very costly. CMstat offered a good change managment solution, but was lacking in version control features. The interface was antiquated.
Phyllis Camper | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

IBM Rational DOORS

  • If you can setup DOORS to your project, you will experience lower costs.
  • Also, less rework in the project, which means lower times to achieve your milestones.
  • Finally, the cost of setting up a related project is considerably lower, and the estimates obtained in the process are much more precise.
Miguel Angel Merino Vega | TrustRadius Reviewer

PTC Windchill RV&S

  • MKS Integrity has proved to be particularly useful in the software development process by increasing employee effieciency
  • MKS integrity has also made software development a very efficient process and makes feature releases and bug fixing a lot easier
  • In addition to the above, our organization has been able to support manufacturing easily by reverting to a previous software version in case of an emergency.
  • It has also led to faster time to market for new products.
Aman Sehgal | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

IBM Rational DOORS

General

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

PTC Windchill RV&S

General

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

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