Requirement Management Tools Comparison
March 22, 2016

Requirements Management Tools Comparison

Requirements Management
Application Lifecycle Management
2016 Requirement Management Evaluation

Comparing 185 Requirements Management Tools

Seilevel is a business analysis and product management company that works with Fortune 1000 companies. For the Seilevel 2016 Requirements Management Tool Evaluation Report, they evaluated 185 requirements management tools.

Helix ALM (formerly TestTrack) placed in the top 10 for its flexibility, ease of use, and overall strength as a requirements management solution.

“Perforce (formerly Seapine) touts Helix ALM (formerly TestTrack) as an ‘insanely flexible’ ALM solution — and they aren’t kidding!” says Seilevel.

The report also says, “We love that unlike many solutions that offer extensive customizations, Helix ALM (formerly TestTrack) is a very easy-to-use tool that allows users to have absolute control over their requirements architecture.”

Requirements Management Tool Criteria

To rank the long list of requirements management tools, Seilevel began by identifying 34 “must have” criteria.

“If a tool did not satisfy these basic criteria, we did not evaluate further,” the report states.

Only 22 made that first cut. Those 22 tools were then judged against 173 additional criteria, using a weighted scoring method to determine the final ranking.

Helix ALM (formerly TestTrack) came in at number eight on the list. 

“Based on an organization’s needs, any one of these tools could be re-ordered to the top of the list,” says Seilevel.

Helix ALM: A Top Requirements Management Tool

Seilevel’s evaluators were impressed by the tool’s strengths:

  • Requirements architecture is very flexible without custom development or scripting.
  • Tool utilizes traceability matrices to help identify missing or orphan requirements.
  • Can be used for issue, test case, and requirements management because it is part of an ALM solution.
  • Easy and intuitive, which helps drive user adoption.

The report highlighted users’ ability to “create unlimited custom requirements objects and specify the data fields (including field formats and rules) for those objects.”

“Users can define relationship types and specify which relationships can be used between different object types (with object and relationship definitions created directly in the UI rather than through the back end or complex schema).”

Seilevel also found the ALM reporting and dashboard features helpful for tracking project progress and metrics, and mentioned the tool’s collaboration features.

Seilevel saw the advantage of the product being an end-to-end ALM solution, as well.

“This reduces the need to integrate with other tools for issue and test management,” the report said.

Get Started With Helix ALM

Seilevel’s report reinforces what we’ve heard all along from our customers. Helix ALM really is insanely flexible.

With its high level of customization, Helix ALM adapts to your development process rather than forcing you to change your process to fit the tool. 

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