45 Best Requirements Management Tools:
As the word states ‘Requirements Management’ means the process of managing requirements or the needs of any product. For a successful delivery of the best quality product, the requirements should be in its best place.
For a successful delivery of the best quality product, the requirements should be in its best place.
Similarly, in IT industry requirements place a very important role for successful user satisfaction and software/application delivery with minimum issues.
To handle requirements efficiently to make its full and accurate use, the industry has emphasized on the requirement management system.
In requirement management system, all the needs of the user are considered for the core and managed in a proper system.
Initially, the task of managing the requirements was done manually in the form of requirement analysis, requirement prioritizing, requirements review, requirements documentation, etc.
Like manual testing, this system too got an advance with many additional features to save time and manual efforts for more efficiency and accuracy.
In the market, there are a large number of requirements management tools. Software organizations are investing a lot of such tools to support their needs of the best requirement management system.
Here, I have tried to represent most of the popular Requirements Management Tools, which are available in the market.
List of Top Requirements Management Tools
#1) Process Street:
Official URL: https://www.process.st/
Description: This is one of the most user-friendly Requirements Management tool to manage processes, team workflow, checklists and operating procedures. It’s easy and time-saving to interact with a client via this tool. By using Process street one can design one’s own processes, without being expertise in it.
This tool is available to use free of cost for 30 days, which includes all features. However, for the long term, the minimum price is $15 user/app. The price varies as per the plan is chosen for the application.
Official URL: https://www.avolutionsoftware.com/products/
Description: This Requirements Management tool allows the user to make or evaluate new processes for requirement management for better analysis on its implementation. It is one of the speedy time to value tool. It not only maintains requirements or data but also work best in reporting and road mapping.
There is 30 days trial available for free. There are 9 different products of the Abacus suite and each product has a different price based on its features.
#3) Aligned elements:
Official URL: http://www.aligned.ch/
Description: Aligned Element tool helps you to develop, maintain and track the designs and requirements from the old files. If a person is regularly in documentation by using this tool, then time used for the work will be very less and valuable. The tool is very flexible and customized.
The tool is very flexible and customized.
The device is best for the medical industry. Its pricing starts $480.00/year/user. However, the trial version is available in the market. It has online training and good customer support. The deployment can be done in a Cloud, Web, and SaaS.
#4) IBM Rational DOORS:
Official URL: http://www-03.ibm.com/software/products/en/ratidoor
Description: IBM Rational tool is a leading requirement tool. It’s a client-server application and multi-platform tool which is designed to manage, capture, track, analyzes and link requirements as well as standards. It also provides a unique graphical view of the hierarchy of the data.
It also provides a unique graphical view of the hierarchy of the data.Rational Door Next generation is available in the market with no cost to users of active subscription and support. One can also start with its
One can also start with its 60-day trial version.To purchase the license, one has to pay minimum $5,300 USD per user.
Rest depends on license option opted and on annual terms.
#5) Borland Caliber:
Description: Broadband caliber is a complete solution to manage a life cycle of a product that is from development to testing. It handles all types of requirements as a repository in central, which is secure too.
This tool also speeds up and bring agility to the requirement process. It’s very easy to handle requirement changes from this tool. One can easily download the different versions for trial from its official website. For the long term, the user has to pay for its license.
#6) IRIS Business Architect:
Official URL: http://biz-architect.com/
Description: IRIS business Architect is a very powerful management tool which dynamically and continuously handles any requirement changes efficiently. The tool follows all the standards and hence gives very precise results. It is also very user-friendly. It’s a combined package which correlates IT with business operations.
The tool follows all the standards and hence gives very precise results. It is also very user-friendly. It’s a combined package which correlates IT with business operations.
The user can rely on this for speed, security, documentation, and performance. It costs $3,495.00/one-time/user. Although its free version and trial version is also available in the market. It supports Cloud, Saas, Mac, windows and web.
Official URL: http://web.accompa.com/
Description: Accompa with cloud-based requirements management software helps in building a proper system of requirement management processes. This Requirements Management tool is easy to use with affordable price.
It’s a WEB based using models like could and Saas, highly customized with high performance. It costs at just $199/month with no installation and maintenance. Its free trial version is available.
Official URL: http://www.jamasoftware.com/
Description: Jama tool is best for projects with waterfall life cycle. This tool works well on repeated requirements. It is simple, user-friendly, natural, fast and gives very accurate reports on the requirements.
It can be deployed in a cloud, Saas and web. It supports windows for installation. Its free trial version can be obtained. While permanent version costs $115.00/month/user.
#9) Atlassian JIRA:
Official URL: https://www.atlassian.com/software/jira
Description: Atlassian tool is known for creating product requirements document in an agile environment. This tool uses ‘confluence’ for project discussion and gathering requirements from its blueprint. There are also a few plugins like R4J, RMsis, Wikidsmart, in the Atlassian market for more standardized or formalized approach of requirement management.
There are also a few plugins like R4J, RMsis, Wikidsmart, in the Atlassian market for more standardized or formalized approach of requirement management.
A user can try it free of cost for some days. The minimum price, for a limited time, of its license is $10 for 10 users monthly and $100 for 10 users as annually.
Official URL: https://www.fogcreek.com/fogbugz/
Description: Good number of software industries are using this tool for project planning and management, including requirement management. Apart from this, the tool is also used for agile project management, budgeting, bug tracking, time tracking, prioritizing work and collaborations in every stage of software life cycle.
A user can try this tool for 7 days without a credit card. After which it will cost on a monthly plan as $20/month or on a yearly plan as $18/month. Its add-ons will cost extra.
Official URL: http://www.gatherspace.com/
Description: This is a web based on-demand (just login and start) solution for project management and requirement management. Apart from this it also includes business system analysis and RUP implementation.
It is available in trial version. Its license costs different for different packages from $25 per user per month to $199 per month for unlimited users.
#12) Enterprise Architect
Official URL: http://sparxsystems.com.au/
Description: Enterprise Architect tool works on multiple operating systems in building a proper and re-usable modeled structure to establish a perfect solution. Such solutions include creating, editing, reviewing and linking documents/properties/tests/changed requirements, etc.
Enterprise Architect Ultimate edition, version 11, Build 1107 is the popular version released in April 2014. The trail of 30 days is also available in the market, otherwise one has to get its license. All the versions after version 11 also include Specification manager. It’s Current Release -Version 13, Build 1310 03-March-2017.
All the versions after version 11 also include Specification manager. It’s Current Release -Version 13, Build 1310 03-March-2017.
Official URL: http://www.complyserve.com/
Description: Complypro is a zero infrastructure, SaaS-based model solution for requirement management, Hazards and Assumptions management. It is internet based, highly scalable hence can be used anywhere.
It is not an open source and costs £125 per user per month, Excluding VAT. It has a minimum contract period of 1 years. The trial version of the tool is also available. It supports multiple browsers.
Usage of this tool has many benefits like reduced risk, manages project complexities, reduce project delays, maintains traceability etc.
Official URL: https://www.innoslate.com/requirements-management/
Description: Innoslate is a tool used to develop, capture and analyze the requirements with Income standards. It collaborates very efficiently the requirement management with model-based engineering.
It is easy to use with 24/7 customer support. Its free version, as well as trial version, is available in the market. The starting price of Innoslate Cloud is $49/user/month and of Innoslate Enterprise is $199/user/month.
It runs on any device like MAC, PC, Android, etc. And on any browser like Firefox, Chroma, Apple Safari, IE 10 etc.
#15) Cause-Effect Modeling Suite
Official URL: http://www.critical-logic.com/
Description: Cause-Effect Modeling Suite makes sure that all the test cases exist to cover the complete requirements and maintains the traceability throughout.
It is good for medium size organizations. The tool is available in the trial version, but not in the free version. Its pricing information is not available, one needs to contact the vendor directly for the same.
Official URL: https://sourceforge.net/projects/nimble/
Description: aNimble is a web based open source requirement management tool. It is designed to support SDLC for software development, including requirements, designing, development, implementation and testing etc.
#17) Agile Manager
Description: the Agile manager is a web-based HP management tool which can be used by freelancers and every size of organizations.It is a complete communication center, decision support system and solution for organizing, planning and delivering best quality Agile projects.
The starting cost of its subscription is $39.00/month. It’s a free trial is also available.
#18) Tosca Testsuite:
Official URL: https://www.tricentis.com/tricentis-tosca-testsuite/
Description: Tosca test suite is a complete package for high-quality applications which include everything like testing, automation, requirements management, etc. Its latest version is Tosca 10.1.
It is very user-friendly and can be used across platforms. The tool facilitates with a free trial, easy deployment, good training and 24/7 customer service.
#19) Blueprint (v6.4)
Official URL: http://www.blueprintsys.com/overview/
Description: Blueprint tool is used to manage models, requirements and documentation for the cloud, Saas and web based system. It works well with all methodologies, including a waterfall and Agile. It can be installed on Mac and Windows. There are three suits and each has different pricing for the subscription. For pricing details, the user has to contact the customer support.
There are three suits and each has different pricing for the subscription. For pricing details, the user has to contact the customer support.
#20) CA Agile Central (previously: Rally)
Official URL: https://www.ca.com/us/products/ca-agile-central.html
Description: CA Agile central is a powerful combination which supports organizations to consistently deliver a high quality and fast software. The main focus of this tool is to create/adapt and manage an agile environment in an enterprise-class platform. The annual cost of this product is approximate $20-$50.
The annual cost of this product is approximate $20-$50.
Official URL: http://www.iplanenterprise.com/
Description: iPlan is a complete solution which includes requirement management for small and medium businesses. Its free version is available for 5 users/5 projects.
Official URL: http://www.seapine.com/testtrack/overview
Description: TestTrack suite is a hybrid agile solution to manage development, requirements, QA and deliveries. A user can also try this tool in free for limited period.
#23) Agile Designer
Description: By using Agile Designer a user can easily and quickly introduce Agile into their existing waterfall model.
Description: Caliber 11.4 is great to handle line by line comparison of requirements and changes to a requirement. Borland Caliuber also has very active forums where one can involve and be a part of development and quality processes.
#25) codeBeamer Requirements Management (8.0.1)
Official URL: https://codebeamer.com/cb/wiki/1002324
Description: CodeBeamer ALM is a web-based an all rounder requirement management tool that supports the user to re-use, import, manage and share requirements.
#26) Cognition Cockpit (7.4)
Official URL: http://www.prweb.com/releases/2015/04/prweb12645392.htm
Description: Cockpit 7.4 is almost a complete product lifecycle management tool of Cognition corporation. This version includes the new REST API, data synchronization capabilities and improved performance.
#27) Enterprise Architect (13)
Description: The latest version of Enterprise Architect is version 13 of Sparx systems which include improved productivity of the tool and technologies for Agile, cloud-based and integrated simulated software.
#28) HPE ALM/Quality Center (12.53)
Description: HPE application life cycle management tool is useful for all sizes of organizations. The main features of this tool are Application life cycle management, Agile project management, Quality management, Application life cycle intelligence and Open source Integration.
#29) IBM Rational DOORS (18.104.22.168)
#30) IBM Rational DOORS Next Generation (6.0.3)
#31) in-STEP BLUE (5.1.3)
#32) Innovator for Business Analysts (13.1)
#33) inteGREATFS (v8.7.13)
#34) Integrity Lifecycle Manager (was PTC Integrity) (10.9)
#35) Jama (8.8)
Official URL: http://www.jamasoftware.com/upgrade/
#36) JIRA Software (7.2.4)
#37) Kovair ALM Studio (8.5)
Official URL: https://www.kovair.com/
#38) Mingle (16.2)
Official URL: https://www.thoughtworks.com/mingle/
#39) objectiF RPM (was in-STEP RED) (3.2)
#40) Polarion Requirements (2016 SR2 (Build 3.10))
#41) Serena Dimensions RM (12.3)S
#42) TestTrack RM (2016.0.2)
Official URL: http://www.seapine.com/testtrack/requirements-management
#43) TopTeam Analyst (7.3)
#44) VersionOne (22.214.171.124)
#45) Visure Requirements (4.8)
The market has a great number of Requirements Management tools to manage the software cycle including requirement management.
And each of the tools is unique in supporting activities of requirement management with their significant strength and functionalities. The use of such tools is not always free.
The use of such tools is not always free. Free trials available in most of the Requirements Management tools, but for a long term or proper use of the tool, one has to purchase or subscribe it. Which is a costly decision?
A wrong decision in choosing a tool can lead to financial burdens to the organization.A wrong decision in choosing a tool can lead to financial burdens to the organization.Hence there should be a proper process for choosing a tool and a team of experts from all fields to contribute to the final decision.
A user should always check for the latest version of the Requirements Management tools as the latest version always comes with some additional features and fixes of its previous version drawbacks.
If you want to add any Requirements Management tools to this list let us know.