List of Requirements Management Tools

by Andreas Birk and Gerald Heller

Looking for a tool that can support your requirements practices? The following lists might help you finding one.

This September 2017 version of our requirements management (RM) tools list contains many updates. It shows that the requirements tool market is currently in a huge transition and transformation phase. For details check out the notes at the end of this page.

First: How does the updated RM tools list look like? The total list contains 91 tools, categorized into important RM-related categories (e.g., requirements definition, requirements management, agile), supplied with latest version info where available, and provided with web links to tools and vendors pages.

Due to the large number of tools, we have also compiled a list of 14 selected tools we regard particularly noteworthy based on indications of market share or market presence. When you want to collect a longlist for your tool evaluation, you might start browsing through this selected tools list.

Below, you first find the list of selected tools. It is followed by the complete list of tools.

What is an RM tool? This simple question is not too easy to answer. For discussions of important characteristics of RM tools you might want to look up these blog posts: RM Tools – what are they anyway? and What Software Tools Support Requirements Management? Readers interested in other tools lists can consult a related blog post that summarizes the results of our research on additional requirements tools lists. It addresses specifically RM tools, UI mockup / wireframing tools, ideation tools, modeling tools, and agile tools.

The list of RM tools contains additions proposed by readers. So, if you have comments or like to suggest additional tools, we will be glad to hear from you (send feedback). Many thanks to those readers who have pointed us to changes and updates on the listed tools.

For an overview of the latest updates, for selection criteria, a legend of the annotations, change history, and additional information, please refer to the notes on the bottom of this page.

Our List of Selected RM Tools

(in alphabetical order)

ALM Enterprise / Quality Center Enterprise (12.55) by Micro Focus
Scope: RM, Testing, Project Management, Issue Management

CA Agile Central (version info not public) by CA Technologies
Scope: RM, Agile

Caliber (11.5.3) by Micro Focus
Scope: RM, Visual Modeling

codeBeamer Requirements Management (8.2) by Intland Software GmbH
Scope: RM

Dimensions RM (was Serena Dimensions RM) (12.5.1) by Micro Focus
Scope: RM

HelixRM (was TestTrack RM) (2017.1) by Perforce (was Seapine Software, Inc.)
Scope: RM

IBM Rational DOORS Next Generation (6.0) by IBM
Scope: RM

Integrity Lifecycle Manager (11.0) by PTC Integrity
Scope: RM, Testing

Jama (8.19) by Jama Software
Scope: RM, Testing

JIRA Software (7.5) by Atlassian
Scope: Issue Management, Agile, Project Management, RM

Kovair ALM Studio (8.5) by Kovair Software, Inc.
Scope: RM, Testing

objectiF RPM (4.0) by microTool GmbH
Scope: Visual Modeling, RM, Project Management, Agile

Polarion Requirements (17.1) by Siemens
Scope: RM

VersionOne (17.2) by VersionOne
Scope: RM, Agile, Product Management

Complete List of RM Tools

(in alphabetical order)

Accompa (continuous updates) by Accompa, Inc.
Scope: RM

acunote (continuous updates) by Pluron Inc.
Scope: Agile

Agile Manager (2.55) by Micro Focus
Scope: RM, Agile

Agilo (continuous updates) by agile42
Scope: Agile

agosense.fidelia (continuous updates) by agosense GmbH
Scope: RM

Aha! (continuous updates) by Aha! Labs
Scope: RM, Product Management

Aligned Elements (2.4) by Aligned AG
Scope: RM

ALM Enterprise / Quality Center Enterprise (12.55) by Micro Focus
Scope: RM, Testing, Project Management, Issue Management

ALM Octane (12.55.6) by Micro Focus
Scope: RM, Agile, DevOps, Testing+

Atlas (4.2) by Micro Focus
Scope: Agile

Axosoft (17.0) by Axosoft
Scope: RM, agile

Balsamiq Mockups (3.5) by Balsamiq
Scope: RD, UI Mockup

Blueprint (v6.4) by Blueprint Software Systems, Inc.
Scope: RD, RM, UI Mockup, Visual Modeling

Business Optix (5.0) by Business Optix
Scope: Visual Modeling

CA Agile Central (version info not public) by CA Technologies
Scope: RM, Agile

Caliber (11.5.3) by Micro Focus
Scope: RM, Visual Modeling

CASE Spec (version info not available) by Goda Software
Scope: RM

CaseComplete (2017) by Serlio Software
Scope: Visual Modeling, RM, UI Mockup

codeBeamer Requirements Management (8.2) by Intland Software GmbH
Scope: RM

Cognition Cockpit (9.0) by Cognition Corporation
Scope: RM, Product Management, Testing, Project Management

CORE (9.0) by Vitech Corporation
Scope: RM

Cradle (7.3) by 3SL
Scope: RM, Project Management, Visual Modeling

DevSpec (10.1) by TechExcel
Scope: RM

Dimensions RM (was Serena Dimensions RM) (12.5.1) by Micro Focus
Scope: RM

ENOVIA 3DEXPERIENCE (was ENOVIA Requirements Manager) (R2017X) by Dassault Systèmes
Scope: RM

Enterprise Architect (13.5) by Sparx Systems
Scope: Visual Modeling, RM

Envision VIP (version info not available) by Future Tech Systems, Inc.
Scope: Visual Modeling, RM

Focal Point (version info not available) by UNICOM Global
Scope: Visual Modeling, Product Management

HelixRM (was TestTrack RM) (2017.1) by Perforce (was Seapine Software, Inc.)
Scope: RM

IBM Rational DOORS (9.6.1) by IBM
Scope: RM

IBM Rational DOORS Next Generation (6.0) by IBM
Scope: RM

innoslate (3.9) by SPEC Innovations
Scope: RM

Innovator for Business Analysts (13.1) by MID GmbH
Scope: Visual Modeling, RM

in-STEP BLUE (6.1) by microTool GmbH
Scope: Project Management, RM, Testing

Integrity Lifecycle Manger (11.0) by PTC Integrity
Scope: RM, Testing

iRise (11.2) by iRise
Scope: RM, UI Mockup, agile

Jama (8.19) by Jama Software
Scope: RM, Testing

JIRA Software (7.5) by Atlassian
Scope: Issue Management, Agile, Project Management, RM

jUCMNav (7.0) by University of Ottawa
Scope: RM

Kanban Flow (version info not available) by CodeKick AB
Scope: Agile

Kanban Tool (continuous updates) by Shore Labs
Scope: Agile

Kovair ALM Studio (8.5) by Kovair Software, Inc.
Scope: RM, Testing

LeanKit (continuous updates) by LeanKit Inc.
Scope: Agile

MagicDraw (18.5) by No Magic Inc.
Scope: Visual Modeling

Mingle (16.2) by Thoughtworks
Scope: RM, Agile, Project Management

Modelio Analyst (3.6) by Modeliosoft
Scope: Visual Modeling, RM

Modern Requirements4TFS (was inteGREAT) (v2017 update 4) by eDev Technologies
Scope: RM, RD, Visual Modeling

MooD Platform (15) by MooD Enterprises Ltd
Scope: Business Modeling

objectiF RM (5.0) by microTool GmbH
Scope: Visual Modeling, RM

objectiF RPM (4.0) by microTool GmbH
Scope: Visual Modeling, RM, Project Management, Agile

OneDesk Product Management (version info not available) by OneDesk Inc
Scope: RD, RM, Product Management

OpenProject (7.2) by OpenProject GmbH
Scope: Agile

PivotalTracker (continuous updates) by PivotalLabs
Scope: Agile

Polarion Requirements (17.1) by Siemens
Scope: RM

PREEvision (8.5) by Vektor Informatik GmbH
Scope: RM

ProR (Eclipse RMF/ProR) (0.14) by Eclipse Foundation (Open Source)
Scope: RM

Psoda (7.05 – continuous updates) by Psoda
Scope: RM

R4J – Requirements Management for JIRA (3.1) by ease solutions Pte Ltd
Scope: RM

RaQuest (4.3) by SparxSystems Japan Co., Ltd
Scope: RM

Raven (version info not available) by Ravenflow
Scope: RM

RDD-100 (version info not available) by Holagent Corporation
Scope: RM

ReMa (version info not available) by Accord Software and Systems Pvt. Ltd
Scope: RM

ReqEdit (2.13) by REQTEAM GmbH
Scope: RM

ReqPOOL Requirements Manager (version info not available) by ReqPOOL GmbH
Scope: RM

ReqSuite (2.2) by OSSENO Software GmbH
Scope: RD, RM

ReQtest (continuous updates) by ReQtest AB
Scope: RM, agile

RequirementONE (version info not available) by RequirementOne Inc.
Scope: RM

ReqView (2.3.0 (Beta)) by eccam s.r.o.
Scope: RM

Rhythm (4.2) by Micro Focus
Scope: Agile, RM

RMsis (1.8) by Optimizory Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
Scope: RM

RMTrak (5.3) by Prometeo Technologies
Scope: RM

Rommana ALM (version info not available) by Rommana Software
Scope: RM

Scrumwise (continuous updates) by Scrumwise
Scope: Agile

ScrumWorks Pro (6.7) by CollabNet, Inc.
Scope: Agile

SOX2 RM (version info not available) by Engineers Consulting GmbH
Scope: RM

Specification Wizard (version info not available) by MeetAdd
Scope: RM

SpiraTeam (5.2) by Inflectra
Scope: RM, Project Management, Test

SwiftKanban (4.19) by Digité Inc.
Scope: Agile

Targetprocess 3 (3.11 – continuous updates) by Targetprocess Inc.
Scope: Agile

Teamcenter (11.2) by Siemens
Scope: RM

TopTeam Analyst (7.3) by TechnoSolutions
Scope: Visual Modeling, RM

TopTeam Visual Use Case (version info not available) by TechnoSolutions
Scope: Visual Modeling

TraceCloud (version info not available) by TraceCloud
Scope: RM, Agile

TREND/Analyst (9.0) by GEBIT Solutions GmbH
Scope: RM, Visual Modeling

Tuleap Enterprise (9.11) by enalean
Scope: RM, Agile

VersionOne (17.2) by VersionOne
Scope: RM, Agile, Product Management

Visual Paradigm (14.1) by Visual Paradigm International
Scope: Visual Modeling, agile

Visure Requirements (4.8) by Visure
Scope: RD, RM

Workspace.com (continuous updates) by Workspace.com
Scope: RM, Test

Yodiz (continuous updates) by Yodiz
Scope: Agile

Yonix (continuous updates) by Yonix Ltd.
Scope: RM

Legend

The structure of the tool description follows the pattern: <Tool Name> (<Latest Version>) by <Supplier Company> Scope: <List of Scope Keywords>.

The list is sorted in alphabetical order by product name. Some companies prefer to use company or brand names as an integral parts of product names. We have taken this into account.

The scope keywords are:

Agile: The tool provides specific artifacts and workflow support for requirements practices in agile development.

Issue Management: The tool provides specific support for issue, request, or defect management.

Product Management: The tool provides specific features for product management, such as portfolio management and release management.

Project Management: The tool provides specific support for project management.

RD: Requirements Development, also denoted Requirements Definition; the tool provides specific functionality supporting the early stage of the requirements lifecycle.

RM: Requirements Management; the tool provides the core functionality for record-based management of requirements, and sometimes also document-based RM.

Testing: The tool provides specific support for artifacts and processes of testing, especially in combination with RM (e.g., requirements-based testing).

UI Mockup: The tool provides specific support for prototyping or developing graphical user interfaces.

Visual Modeling: The tool provides specific functionality for graphical models, such as UML, BPMN, or SysML models, or for hand-drawn sketches.

Updates of September 2017 Version of RM Tools List

This September 2017 version of our RM tools list has been updated:

  • All tools have been checked for availability and up-to-date web links to tool and vendor pages
  • Three tools have been added, many tool entries have been changed (e.g., name changes, new product bundles), several obviously outdated ones have been deleted
  • All tools have been supplied with up-to-date version information (where available) and assigned to the relevant tool categories (e.g., RD, RM, Agile)
  • The list of selected tools has been reduced from 25 to 14 tools.

The list of selected tools has been reduced, because our objective is to provide even more focused support to organizations that want to collect a longlist for tool evaluation and selection. So, we have removed tools that apparently have not received significant maintenance over the past years, that have already well-established successor products, or that appear to have little relevance on the market overall.

Added:

  • Specification Wizard
  • OpenProject
  • ALM Octane

Renamed / Rebranded:

This time, quite many tools have been renamed or rebranded. For instance, the former HPE Software product family belongs now to Micro Focus. During this process, the tool HPE ALM has been renamed into ALM Enterprise. All name changes are marked in the list by adding the former name in parentheses. An example: “HelixRM (was TestTrack RM)”

Removed:

We have again removed several tools for the following reasons: (a) the tool has been discontinued, (b) it has turned out that the tool does not show sufficient functionality for requirements definition or management, or (c) the tool’s product or vendor websites have not received any substantial updates for more than two years.

  • Acclaro DFSS
  • Axure RP
  • Cameo Requirements+
  • IBM Notes
  • IdeaShare
  • Justinmind Prototyper
  • LeapSE
  • LiteRM
  • MockupScreens
  • QPack
  • ReqT
  • SPEQit
  • Telerik Platform
  • Troux Architect