The new September 2017 list contains many updates that show the requirements tool market is currently in a huge transition and transformation phase. Several vendors have merged in the past year, and there are interesting new developments towards support of agile development.
From the 91 tools overall, we feature 14 in a list of selected tools. The selection is based on indicators of market share and market presence. It shall provide focused support to organizations that want to collect a longlist for tool evaluation and selection.
Overall, the main update activities include:
- 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tools have been added, many tool entries have been changed (e.g., name changes, new product bundles), several obviously outdated ones have been deleted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.
- Specification Wizard
- 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)”
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
- Justinmind Prototyper
- Telerik Platform
- Troux Architect