ReqView

Software and Systems Requirements Management Tool

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ReqView Overview

What is ReqView?

ReqView is a highly intuitive software that provides users with a range of useful tools to create well-structured documentation files and configuration documents required for software or system development projects. With ReqView businesses can easily capture structured requirements for a software or system product, and track traceability to design tests and risks. Users can easily customize ReqView to any development process, from simple agile process to complex waterfall.

With the ReqView platform, users can easily import work from MS Word or Excel documents, use and customize available document templates or create a new document from scratch. Users can also edit documents in text format and attach images or PDFs and link them via custom links. The software allows users to filter, edit and define different requirements such as priority, target release date, and acceptance criteria.

ReqView facilitates the tracing of links and allows users to generate traceability reports. With ReqView’s smart Traceability Matrix, the user can easily browse the document’s structure and keep track of changes for every attribute within their projects.

ReqView Overview

Pricing

Starting from
US$399,00/year

Pricing options

Free Trial
Free
Subscription
Value for money

* FREE plan: open any project as read-only, edit projects with 1 document, up to 150 objects, and 1 custom attribute

* PRO plan: 399 USD/user/year for unlimited documents, objects, and attributes

* ENTERPRISE plan: pricing available upon request


ReqView Features

Devices
Business size
S M L
Markets
United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, China and 5 others, India, Japan, Germany, Brazil, Mexico
Supported Languages
English

Media

Capture structured stakeholder, system or software requirements
Manage requirements and setup custom attributes such a status, priority, target release, and more
Review requirements and add comments for enhanced collaboration
Manage traceability links from requirements to design, risks. Setup custom traceability columns to overview information from linked objects across multiple levels.
Manage risks and link potential risks to the related high-level business requirements
ReqView screenshot: Capture structured stakeholder, system or software requirements ReqView screenshot: Manage requirements and setup custom attributes such a status, priority, target release, and more ReqView screenshot: Review requirements and add comments for enhanced collaboration ReqView screenshot: Manage traceability links from requirements to design, risks. Setup custom traceability columns to overview information from linked objects across multiple levels. ReqView screenshot: Manage risks and link potential risks to the related high-level business requirements

ReqView Reviews

ReqView Reviews

Overall rating
4,5
/
5
Excellent
9

Very good
5

Average
1

Poor
0

Terrible
0

Value for Money
4,6
Features
3,9
Ease of Use
4,3
Customer Support
4,9
93% recommended this app
Verified Reviewer

Exactly what I want for a requirements management tool

Fantastic - highly recommended for systems engineering and requirements management. I don't know why this tool isn't more widely recognized.


Malcolm M.

'Right-sized' between capability versus ease of use and maintenance.

An easy-to-implement and -maintain requirements management system. It doesn't try and be the answer to everything we have ever needed in our development process, which usually leads to overly complicated software which drives your system, rather than the other way around. ReqView fills just the slot we need it to.


Luca I.

Perfectly-sized requirements management tool with all the most relevant features; responsive...


Oguz Ö.

Enhancing Requirements-Engineering with ReqView

Previously we were doing Requirements-Engineering with MS Office (and lots of scripts).
ReqView enabled us to quickly switch to a Database driven tool. ReqView is easy to use and is effectivly tailored for lean documentation.
The JSON-Files of ReqView are easy to process with python-scripts, so we can generate Latex documents. And generate our traceability analysis.
In addition to Requirements, we also included RiskAnalysis into ReqView, which also was Excel-based before.


Philipp B.

Reqview als an alternative to Excel

We use ReqView as the "front end tool" to specify system and software requirements for projects.
We use ReqViews project concept to include requirement documents from a product line and the option to define custom relationships between documents to extend, append or overwrite generic product line requirements with project specific requirements.
The "backend" is a set of scripts which will merge the ReqView files (product line requirements with project specific requirements), convert it to LaTeX and generate nice PDFs - all that automatically in a CI environment.


Verified Reviewer
Industry: Medical Devices
Company size: 2-10 Employees

Exactly what I want for a requirements management tool

Used Weekly for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2020/03/13
Review Source: Capterra

Fantastic - highly recommended for systems engineering and requirements management. I don't know why this tool isn't more widely recognized.

Pros

I wished for something like this software for years - a world above manual requirements management in Word or Excel, inexpensive, able to customize to whatever extent you want. I use it for tying together system/stakeholder requirements, design architecture, risk management, and verification testing. The support is top-notch - I've received replies within a few hours of every question I've asked, and they even implemented an update into their software within a few weeks of me outlining a particular issue I ran into.

Cons

Takes some learning to get it set up correctly and some additional examples to start from would be helpful. Exporting documents (to Word/PDF) is a little clunky.

Response from Eccam

Thank you for wonderful review! Regarding export to Word, please check ReqView v2.8.0 , which we released recently. This version introduces enhanced direct export of MS Word DOCX and MS Excel XLSX files. You will like it.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Malcolm M.
Industry: Medical Devices
Company size: 1 001-5 000 Employees

'Right-sized' between capability versus ease of use and maintenance.

Used Monthly for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2017/10/11
Review Source: Capterra

An easy-to-implement and -maintain requirements management system. It doesn't try and be the answer to everything we have ever needed in our development process, which usually leads to overly complicated software which drives your system, rather than the other way around. ReqView fills just the slot we need it to.

Pros

We are a small development group that does not have the bandwidth to justify dedicated resources to learn and customize a complex tool. We have periods of heavy activity followed by months of not touching the tool, so ease of use was at the top of our list of priorities. Additionally, being in the medical device field, we already have many systems in place and do not want to disrupt what is already running smoothly. ReqView is very specific about what it is trying to accomplish, and does it well. It is easy to learn (we have only needed the online documentation) and the pricing makes it a no-brainer to start playing with. The product is definitely a work in progress, with new features being added on a regular basis. A couple of them have been as a result of requests I made personally, so you can't get better responsiveness than that! Rather than trying to do everything, ReqView provides straightforward import and export to standard MS Office software. For version control, we treat it like source code in a Subversion database, but it can be used on a shared drive. Updates are easy and automatic. It's not SAAS, which our IT department would have nixed for security reasons, plus there's not the delay involved with remote servers.

Cons

Customization of outputs to fit the needs of the project documentation is usually a bear, and ReqView is no exception. We had the same issue (except worse!) with previous RM software. Someone who is well-versed in HTML and CSS might find this easy, and there is copious documentation available at w3schools.com, but I admit to spending much more time to generate a half dozen or so output scripts than the rest of the first project in its entirety! Now they are done, so it's no longer an issue for the future, but it was a steep curve. Obviously, if you only need formats closer to those provided, your experience will be easier.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Luca I.

Perfectly-sized requirements management tool with all the most relevant features; responsive team

Used Weekly for 1-5 months
Reviewed on 2017/11/03
Review Source: Capterra

Pros

It has apparently been created by people who understand requirements management.

It checks almost all boxes that are important to me. It pretty much takes the good parts of DOORS, and leaves out the bad ones.

The ReqView team are very responsive, and attentive to the desires of their users. I have great expectations for future releases.

Cons

There are currently three different implementations (native app, web app, Chrome extension), all of which are missing a bit of functionality that's important to me, even though other implementations have it.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 9.0/10

Oguz Ö.
Industry: Medical Devices
Company size: 51-200 Employees

Enhancing Requirements-Engineering with ReqView

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2019/05/02
Review Source: Capterra

Previously we were doing Requirements-Engineering with MS Office (and lots of scripts).
ReqView enabled us to quickly switch to a Database driven tool. ReqView is easy to use and is effectivly tailored for lean documentation.
The JSON-Files of ReqView are easy to process with python-scripts, so we can generate Latex documents. And generate our traceability analysis.
In addition to Requirements, we also included RiskAnalysis into ReqView, which also was Excel-based before.

Pros

Easy to use, having most of the features needed for managing requirements in our projects.
Unlike many other tools, ReqView is not overloaded with lots of stuff you won't ever need.

Cons

Realtime Collaboration ist not yet implemented. Working two or more people on same documents sometimes is difficult. But it looks like ReqView V3 will include that feature soon.

Response from Eccam

Hi Oguz,
Thanks for the awesome review. Moving the team collaboration experience to the next level is our main focus at the moment.
Regards,
Libor

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Philipp B.
Industry: Medical Devices
Company size: 51-200 Employees

Reqview als an alternative to Excel

Used Weekly for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2019/04/11
Review Source: Capterra

We use ReqView as the "front end tool" to specify system and software requirements for projects.
We use ReqViews project concept to include requirement documents from a product line and the option to define custom relationships between documents to extend, append or overwrite generic product line requirements with project specific requirements.
The "backend" is a set of scripts which will merge the ReqView files (product line requirements with project specific requirements), convert it to LaTeX and generate nice PDFs - all that automatically in a CI environment.

Pros

First of all: It's lightweight and not bloated like many other requirement engineering tools. During a relaxed afternoon you'll be able to have played with *all* of its features and have learned how to use it.
Also important: The database format is basically just plain ASCII which makes it easy to compare with earlier versions, easy to be parsed by scripts and easy to convert to whatever-you-want.

Cons

Currently a licence expires after one year. There are no liftime licences.

Response from Eccam

Hi Philipp,

Thank you for your awesome review! We are amazed how powerful automated document generation back-end have you set up.

Regarding perpetual license, we are flexible and can offer a longer licence period fitting your needs, for instance PRO license valid for 5 years.

Regards,
Libor

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 8.0/10

User recommendation
9/10
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ReqView Pricing

ReqView Pricing

Starting from
US$399,00/year
Free Trial
Free
Subscription
Value for money

* FREE plan: open any project as read-only, edit projects with 1 document, up to 150 objects, and 1 custom attribute

* PRO plan: 399 USD/user/year for unlimited documents, objects, and attributes

* ENTERPRISE plan: pricing available upon request

* FREE plan: open any project as read-only, edit projects with 1 document, up to 150 objects, and 1 custom attribute

* PRO plan: 399 USD/user/year for unlimited documents, objects, and attributes

* ENTERPRISE plan: pricing available upon request

Value for Money
4,6/5
Based on 15 user ratings
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ReqView Features

ReqView Features

API
Access Control
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Alerts / Escalation
Auditing
Automatic Notifications
Collaboration Tools
Compliance Management
Data Import/Export
Data Visualization
Drag & Drop Interface
Monitoring
Real Time Data
Real Time Monitoring
Reporting & Statistics
Search Functionality
Third Party Integration
User Management
Workflow Management
Features
3,9/5
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Additional information for ReqView

Additional information for ReqView

Key features of ReqView

  • Custom Attributes
  • Full Text Search
  • HTML and CSV Export
  • History Tracking
  • History of Changes
  • Intelligent Filter
  • Multilevel Traceability Reports
  • Offline Collaboration
  • Requirements Discussion
  • Suspect Link Flag
  • Traceability
  • Word HTML and CSV Import

Benefits

• EASE OF USE - Capture well-structured requirements in a familiar tabular view resembling MS Word and Excel.
• FLEXIBILITY - Manage requirements, tests, risks, and other project artifacts in one place using any process.
• TRACEABILITY - Link requirements and other objects. Browse the requirements traceability matrix and generate multi-level traceability reports.
• SECURITY - Comply with the highest security standards simply because no project data are sent to the Internet.
• OFFLINE COLLABORATION - Collaborate with a distributed team by storing the project on a shared network drive or in your Version Control System.
• OPEN FILE FORMAT - No need to be afraid of vendor lock-in. ReqView project data are human readable files with an open file structure.
• REASONABLE PRICE - Use the basic ReqView features for free, or choose an annual plan enabling advanced features and remote support.

ReqView FAQs

ReqView FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for ReqView.

Q. What type of pricing plans does ReqView offer?

ReqView offers the following pricing plans:

Starting from: US$399,00/year

Pricing model: Free, Subscription

Free Trial: Available

* FREE plan: open any project as read-only, edit projects with 1 document, up to 150 objects, and 1 custom attribute * PRO plan: 399 USD/user/year for unlimited documents, objects, and attributes * ENTERPRISE plan: pricing available upon request

Q. What are the main features of ReqView?

ReqView offers the following features:

  • Custom Attributes
  • Full Text Search
  • HTML and CSV Export
  • History Tracking
  • History of Changes
  • Intelligent Filter
  • Multilevel Traceability Reports
  • Offline Collaboration
  • Requirements Discussion
  • Suspect Link Flag
  • Traceability
  • Word HTML and CSV Import

Q. Who are the typical users of ReqView?

ReqView has the following typical customers:

Small Business, Large Enterprises, Freelancers, Mid Size Business

Q. What languages does ReqView support?

ReqView supports the following languages:

English

Q. What type of pricing plans does ReqView offer?

ReqView has the following pricing plans:

Free, Subscription

Q. Does ReqView support mobile devices?

We do not have any information about what devices ReqView supports

Q. What other apps does ReqView integrate with?

ReqView integrates with the following applications:

Google Drive, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word

Q. What level of support does ReqView offer?

ReqView offers the following support options:

Online Support, Forum, Knowledge Base, FAQs