Migrating from IBM® Rational® DOORS® to a Modern Requirements Management System

codeBeamer’s state of the art requirements management capabilities provide an efficient, convenient, and powerful alternative to IBM® Rational® DOORS®. Its requirements management functionality helps your teams collaborate, enhance product quality and velocity, and reduce development costs significantly while maintaining compliance with regulatory standards or guidelines.

Due to its heavy architecture, “clunky” and overcomplicated ways, and high prices, some claim IBM® Rational® DOORS® is definitely not the most agile, flexible, convenient, or efficient solution to requirements management. As a result of its restricted integration, establishing links between baselined requirements and other artifacts including test cases is difficult when using DOORS – in other words, traceability is limited. The difficult review and rating of requirements in DOORS further adds to the time and effort costs of using this platform.

By migrating your projects from DOORS to codeBeamer, you can improve your requirements traceability, integrate your processes throughout the entire lifecycle, and ensure automatic and gapless traceability from requirements all the way to release. Migrating from DOORS to codeBeamer is simple: thanks to codeBeamer’s out-of-the-box bidirectional integration with DOORS, the connection can be set up in a matter of minutes. Its ReqIF (Requirements Interchange Format) file type integration allows you to exchange data between various tools, including items, relations and specifications. Due to codeBeamer’s round-trip capabilities, ReqIF data may be re-imported and re-exported.



migrate-ibm-doors-codeBeamer Migrating from IBM® Rational® DOORS® to a Modern Requirements Management System


The benefits of migrating your requirements management activities from DOORS to codeBeamer:

  • Reduce your requirements management operating costs by around 70%
  • Enhance your requirements management traceability
  • Integrate your requirements management with other lifecycle processes
  • Simplify the review & rating of requirements via better collaboration
  • Automatically link (baselined) requirements to test cases
  • Analyze the coverage of your requirements with test cases