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Jama is an excellent tool for requirements management, development, and traceability throughout the development lifecycle. Jama aids in peer reviews of generated artifacts with time-boxed review cycles. Jama provides a robust ecosystem which is highly tailorable to the demands of the particular organization in which it is used
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It is a system with good integration capabilities, it is necessary to use it every day to manage the entire life cycle of a product, the data is well established, it has a large number of CAD formats, we share data with great agility, which allows us to work as a team and solve any problem that arises, we keep our designs under control and share with our work team solutions based on data extraction thanks to Teamcenter. I recommend it for small and large companies, it is the ideal solution to maintain a product life cycle with great stability.
Read full review Pros Requirements Management in general Focus in the content without loosing the track of the evolution of the items by maintaining the exchange of information between the users inside the Tool. The possibilities to integrate this tool within our IT-landcape and with our other engineering tools is for us a leverage to success. Read full review It is an easy-to-use tool and integrates many capabilities to manage CAD better than any other tool. It is used by many companies with a great global presence and that has generated confidence for us when we decided to try it, the results have been satisfactory. The user interface of this tool is not complex, it is easy to navigate and integrates a lot of functionalities that speed up our work significantly; as well as functionalities such as sectioning, displacing, moving, positioning, transforming, among others that have a lot to do with CAD management. It works via the web through the browser, so it is not necessary to download any application that takes up space and more resources on the computer. Read full review Cons Integration with other tools is always something that can be improved, although Jama does pretty well with it. Allowing cross-organization task assignments to be easier. You can do this now but it would be nice to find a way to make it more seamless. Read full review roles definition and authorization can be made more user friendly process schedule definition requires more of IT skills than an actual use case, there can be dashboards to define such processes and it can be automated effectively organization of workflows can be handled better and there should be automated reminders for tasks within the workflow the user interface is pretty outdated, still menu based and has lot of scope for improvement Read full review Likelihood to Renew
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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Because of our current customer needs, we will most likely maintain use of Siemens PLM products for some time. Aside from the initial software cost, we pay for yearly maintenance. Maintaining our yearly maintenance licensing with Siemens, we receive access to all of the latest software releases, as well as premier technical support
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Jama is mostly designed for requirement gathering, but that can be possible using
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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As previously mentioned, due to the intense amount of features and modules present in the software, the usability of the software suffers greatly. Many of the features are not used in our context, and many of the modules are not purchased, but the options are still present on the interface leading to a lot of clutter, much of which is never used. The interfaces suffer from a lack of design and tend to feel like a conglomerate of Windows 98 elements.
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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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With performance compared to
, 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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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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It is an information bank for multinational companies. You can share and find any information or data about projects and different products. You can upload any report or data on any event or process and anyone from anywhere in the world from the same server and you can access it.The latest release of Teamcenter, has added support for three more authoring applications, enabling you to extend PLM document and process support to new users. Customers implementing Microsoft Office Online Server and Teamcenter Office Online Server provide their users with immediate access to content in the Active Workspace universal viewer. Users can check out the file with a single click and start editing in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
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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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The major sellingpoints of Jama were the review-system for internal and external reviewers and the inclusion of (Use Case) modelling tools, while keeping the core requirements-centric. Ability to synchronise with currently in use test-tooling and the low learning curve were additional selling points. Availablity of support in our local language was much appreciated as well.
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It is best to schedule projects and basic designs and execute a 3D plan with essential changes in details along with product planning, introduction, growth, maturity, and decline. It was easy to deploy at the first instance they provide very smooth and easy customer care support which is available 24/7.
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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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It's a very robust and mature tool. The only thing that would make it better is the have a version embrace the cloud, which I'm sure is underway, but it's complicated, so it will take more time. But when it's done, look out. It will be near-perfect!
Read full review Return on Investment We have saved so much time just using Jama to get requirement approvals and moving forward with engineering development after approvals. Jama has been the center tool around our System Requirements Review. We moved away from Google Docs and Google Sheets to capture requirements. Traceability was acknowledged and integrated by the team, just by having the feature available. Read full review You will definitely get Return on Investment if you know how to use it and where it is helpful most. It helped us very much in developing a product faster and more efficiently. You can make your decision based on reports and DTA of other similar products or based on experience of other plants. Read full review ScreenShots