ReqView

ReqView

Next Generation SW and Systems Requirements Management Tool

4.5/5 (13 reviews)

ReqView Overview

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 existing CSV or HTML files, 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. Using Google Drive, businesses can share encrypted documents with their team, and export completed project requirements to Excel and Word files, and even to formats such as CSV and HTML.

Pricing

Starting from
€300,00/month
Pricing options
Free Trial
Free
Subscription
Value for money

Devices

Business size

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Markets

Asia, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China and 5 others, Europe, Germany, India, Japan, Latin America

Supported Languages

English

ReqView Reviews

Overall rating
4.5/5
92% positive reviews
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Malcolm M.

'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
Oguz Ö.

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.

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
Stefan G.

Reqview for SW and System Requirements

Used Weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2018/11/29
Review Source: Capterra

I use Reqview to manage multi-customer complex projects, including HW and SW requirements. ReqView serves our purpose very well.

Pros

It is a lean tool, which is quick and has good performance. Easy to use, no unnecessary features. It works very stable and it provides all vital functions you need for professional requirements management.

Cons

Multi-user support could be improved, merging is difficult. It would be great if vector graphics (PDF pictures) and tables would be supported. An automated PDF-book-export feature would be nice.

Response from Eccam

Hi Stefan,
Thank you for your awesome review! We plan to introduce seamless team collaboration solution in the next major release, the work is already in progress. The other feature requests sound interesting. Lets discuss details on the Feature Request forum.
Thank you for your trust and being our customer for almost 3 years.
Regards,
Libor

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Tom Y.

Great for Small to Midsize Companies who need to manage requirements

Used Weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2018/10/22
Review Source: Capterra

We are tracking requirements for a product in a highly regulated industry. ReqView allows us to manage requirements and risks from the system level to the component level with full traceability. The function is very similar to a limited DOORS product but at a fraction of the price.

Pros

The software manages requirements very well and allows traceability through the entire Requirements/Risk document structure. The basic functions are easy to use.
The ReqView team is very good at tracking user inputs to improve the software and they are very responsive to customer needs.

Cons

To use more advanced features requires at least a light knowledge of programming. I was able to figure out the features that I needed and the support at ReqView was very helpful and responsive when I did ask questions.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10

ReqView Pricing

Starting from
€300,00/month
Pricing options
Free Trial
Free
Subscription
Value for money

FREE version: available for 1 document, up to 150 objects, and 1 custom attribute.

PRO plan: 300 EUR/user/year for unlimited documents, objects, and attributes.

ENTERPRISE plan: starting at 2700 EUR/year for 3 floating clients.

ReqView Features

  • Collaboration Tools
  • Customizable Reporting
  • Data Import/Export

  • API
  • Access Control
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts / Escalation
  • Application Integration
  • Auditing
  • Automatic Notifications
  • Drag & Drop Interface
  • Monitoring
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Monitoring
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • SSL Security
  • Third Party Integration
  • Workflow Management

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

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: €300,00/month

Pricing model: Free, Subscription

Free Trial: Available

FREE version: available for 1 document, up to 150 objects, and 1 custom attribute.

PRO plan: 300 EUR/user/year for unlimited documents, objects, and attributes.

ENTERPRISE plan: starting at 2700 EUR/year for 3 floating clients.

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:

Freelancers, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Small 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:

FAQs, Forum, Knowledge Base, Online Support