Borland Caliber for Managing Requirements
July 15, 2016

Borland Caliber for Managing Requirements

Tiffany Seeman | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 1 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Borland Caliber

I am a informatics consultant so some of my clients have implemented Borland Caliber as their requirement repository. They enter in the requirements based on each new product version. So far each client has used it across different departments. It addresses the need for a system to maintain business requirements for projects and products.
  • Borland Caliber tracks functional and non-functional requirements pretty easily. You can easily add a requirement and attach a spreadsheet or a picture if needed.
  • Moving the hierarchy of requirements is fairly easy by just dragging and dropping.
  • Assigning users to approve requirements is simple by the fields included when adding a requirement and then submitting for review.
  • I think Borland Caliber visually needs to be updated. It looks very out of date compared to other products on the market. The text box has a notepad feel to it and it's hard to make it visually catching.
  • Borland Caliber needs to be easier to integrate with other testing and development products on the market.
  • Having fields more related to URS and FRS would be helpful to auto-link to a document. So enter in a URS or FRS document ID at the beginning of a project in Caliber and then auto-assigning requirement IDs to link to pieces of code or test cases and having the user be able to decide a naming convention.
  • Borland Caliber needs a specific table for linking to a document ID and then each requirement could auto-generate a sub ID for each requirement to make the process of filling in User Requirements and Functional Requirements more efficient. Then the user should be able to modify the sub ID if the naming convention needed to be different.
  • Having Borland Caliber would be nice if you only need to track requirements and your company does not do any developing or testing.
  • It does link very well with HP Quality Center for requirement and test asset tracking and ease of use.
  • Borland Caliber is cheaper than a lot of other products on the market that have the same features.
I think Borland Caliber is better than Atlassian Confluence and has way more options for ease of use and reporting. Team Foundation Server is my personal choice as it comes as a package for developers to link to requirements easily and link to test cases. Borland Caliber is visually the least attractive of the three systems I have used. If you need just a requirement manager for tracking and reporting then Borland Caliber is a great choice.
I personally would prefer other products on the market right now such as Microsoft Team Foundation Server and Test Manager. I think having a product like Caliber that can only do requirements without integrating with a another system makes things a little more time consuming.