- I can show the prospects what the software/system will look like ahead of time.
- The customer is bound to the ideas they put into place.
- Customers want to be engaged actively, and their requirements management is amazing!
- Other tools (Balsamiq and inVision) don't have everything all in one place like iRise does.
- Designers love Balsamiq libraries, so rapid accessibly to that cartoon-y look and feel icons could be better.
- Would like to see them to eliminate their Studio software completely. They're darn close.
- Better in-app coaching on BPMN/UML, not just images available.
- Recently my client has to have hovers as an enhancement to the current app. I used irise to show them how it would look in the future and they didn't like it. Finally because of the irise wireframe they decided not to have the hover - which was good before it was too late.
- Client wanted a new interface to import Excel docs into the interface. I used irise to prototype the whole functionality.
- Irise has helped reduce discussion times a lot.
- I think there should be a hover over every button in the interface which can help [explain] what they mean.
- I also should able to move the left toolbar to a different location on the screen and include the ability to minimize.
- Ability to export to PDF.
- Allows for quick application design
- Enhances requirement gathering and refinement
- Ability to play with large sets of data in order to see the application mirror production
- Enables users to share comments and questions about application builds
- Ability to share prototypes without IRise Reader or the Definition Center would be fantastic.
- Price point is very restrictive. Make it easier for companies to use and license.
- Sometimes IRise has too many special bells and whistles. It's like using a sledgehammer when all you need is a mallet.
- High fidelity mockups
- Business requirements documentation and mapping to controls.
- Ability to use dummy data to show complex interactions.
- Click-through prototype generation.
- Simultaneous collaboration across geographic regions.
- More template resources.
- More fine-grain complex interaction creation.
- Drag and drop tool for designing simple to complex screen prototypes. Makes it easier to document requirements.
- With interactive visual, it is easier to analyze different use cases and validate the usability of the screen designed.
- For business analysts, it is a really helpful tool to document screen related requirements. The requirements package is much more effective when the iRise document is included on it. The iRise document can use used by both business and IT stakeholders. With a business team, it makes it easier to finalize the requirements. For the IT or development team, it makes it easier to understand the screen requirements for development.
- When working on a complex page that has multiple sections with multiple views of each sections, it gets difficult to navigate to the section you want. It would be easier if there was a search functionality for searching the sections or components within the page.
- Drag and drop controls to have more properties. e.g. for a button. It would be easier if the properties included BorderStyle, BorderWidth, Color, BackColor etc. Currently, these options are not available on the properties and we have to use the formatting tool bar.
- Easy to use and create prototypes
- Modeling happy path as well as error condition flows fosters a better transition from Business to System requirements as well.
- Provides true to life simulation of end state applications
- More training materials to make the product easy to learn
- The screen editor features are very comprehensive. The ability to share the same version among multiple team members is very handy.
- When sharing the read only version of iRise prototypes, it is very convenient for the audience to comment, highlight click-through areas on screen and also access a single link for the same prototype.
- The enterprise license allows us to control permissions amongst various team members of product development to get appropriate access rights.
- The ability to create master templates is a huge time saver.
- The cost of license per user is high compared to other options out there.
- A light version of the software for enterprise use would be helpful to manage a small but very collaborative team.
- The abilty to auto save the edits would be helpful.
iRise Scorecard Summary
iRise is a wireframe and prototyping tool with requirements management capabilities and ALM tool integrations.
The vendor aims to offer an all-in-one simple, secure, integrated platform that is easy to use, allows users to collaborate in real-time, and can cut the design/requirements phase by up to 50% and nearly eliminate change requests.
- Customizable libraries and interactive widgets. Ability to drag sketches or UI mockups into iRise and it will create pages automatically.
- Build wireframes, mockups and prototypes for any device - mobile, desktop, or watch apps.
- Capture requirements and comments for each screen and UI element directly within the prototype. Creating requirements “in-context” of the functionality they describe makes them much easier to understand and validate.
- The flexible RM tools can be configured to fit any process, Agile or more traditional.
- Ability to create interactive diagrams to convey process flow and use cases.
The main value proposition is to dramatically improve the productivity of software delivery teams by giving everyone real-time updates as changes are made throughout the lifecycle.
iRise integrates with all major SDLC platforms, including JIRA, HP ALM/QC, IBM Rational, Jama, Rally, VersionOne, Microsoft Visual Studio/TFS, and 20+ other tools.
iRise Support Options
|Free Version||Paid Version|
|Video Tutorials / Webinar|
iRise Technical Details
|Deployment Types:||On-premise, SaaS|
|Operating Systems:||Windows, Linux, Mac|
|Mobile Application:||Apple iOS|