Effectively gather, author, approve and manage requirements for complex systems across entire project lifecycles.

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Collaborate effectively with Polarion REQUIREMENTS

Polarion REQUIREMENTS is designed from the ground for highly effective, transparent and secure collaboration, while teams have the option to work in their familiar environments.

An exclusive innovation you won’t find elsewhere, Polarion LiveDoc™—online structured specification documents, are fast becoming the way companies of all sizes gather, author, approve, validate and manage requirements.

Grow into Polarion’s Test Management and/or enterprise ALM solutions that seamlessly tie in with your requirements data. Just add licenses to your installation, nothing to install or integrate.

Discover the benefits of Polarion REQUIREMENTS

Control security

Collaborate on shared assets easily, in a secured environment. You decide who can see what, who can change what and when, via granular permission controls and robust configurable workflow automation.

Work with ease

Author requirements effortlessly. We designed our solution with a deep understanding of different user roles, and built a UI that adjusts to fit.

Manage efficiently

Manage extra large enterprise data, hundreds of projects and millions of requirements, all in one unified repository, optionally across multiple servers, without compromising performance and usability.

Leverage our complete requirements management solution

Polarion Requirements supports a unified approach to requirements management that connects all software development processes and engineering artifacts, as well as the teams that originate, manage and review them.

Reuse and branch management

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Reuse or branch your data for effective sequential, parallel project or product line development. Polarion ALM allows you to:

  • Save time on managing isolated copies of your documents. No need to copy/paste on every change of your common specification
  • Share regulatory requirements across your projects as Polarion Derived Documents so you can distribute their updates on-demand easily
  • Branch specification documents to effectively manage commonalities between your products, and still be able to track the product specific requirements
  • Distribute changes from master specifications to branched document without copy/paste instantly or on demand for more granular and manual change request distribution

Core functionality

Collaboration, traceability and workflow are the three core principles built into our DNA. With Polarion ALM you'll be able to:

  • Facilitate synchronicity and get 100 percent browser-based access to all Polarion data
  • Enable real-time communication between analysts, engineers, QA members and DevOps teams via threaded discussions, wikis, notifications, alerts and more
  • Pass any audit, compliance or regulatory inspection with traceability that is easily implemented and guaranteed via automatic change control of every requirement
  • Manage work items and documents via workflows that enforce how and when they move from state to state based on definable rules, with full audit trails, electronic signature and security
  • Access our time machine to browse, search and report any historical state of your project just like you do the current state
  • Use native clustering for load balancing and failover strategies
  • Leverage out-of-the-box integrations and Open APIs to extend functionality
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Requirements management

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Effectively gather, author, approve and manage requirements across the full project lifecycles.

  • An exclusive innovation, Polarion LiveDocs, enables you to collaborate concurrently and securely on specification documents while having every single paragraph uniquely identifiable and traceable
  • All the requirement specification documents are instantly exposed to all other ALM stakeholders for review, approval or development
  • Easily import existing assets using the rule-based Import Wizard. It recognizes artifacts like requirements, test cases, etc. contained in Microsoft Word or Excel and quickly imports them to our modern, browser-based platform
  • Export for offline collaboration so changes made outside of Polarion can be imported back seamlessly
  • Built-in ReqIF enables lossless requirements and test case specifications exchange with customers and suppliers
  • Invite and require stakeholders to electronically sign the specification documents as reviewed or approved before they can be released to production
  • Build test cases in parallel with requirements in our unified solution for test and requirements

Connectors and extensibility

Out of the box integrations with popular tools. Free, open APIs let you build your own apps and extensions, including:

  • Polarion Connector for Matlab Simulink: Link Simulink models and Stateflow charts with Polarion Work Items
  • Polarion Connector for Azure DevOps: Bring Product and Project Management teams in the loop with their Development Counterparts that use Azure DevOps
  • Polarion Connector for HP QC: Seamless integration with HP Quality Center used for test management
  • Polarion Connector for Jira: Seamless integration with Atlassian JIRA used for issue tracking
  • Custom connectors: Built on open standards, our professional services or your team can build you custom integrations with other complementary third-party solutions
  • Java Open API and Web Services API: Leverage the Polarion API and build your own extension/integration
  • Extensions Platform: Leverage the skills of the entire community of 10,000 members, 150 extensions
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Change and configuration management

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Understand the who, what, when and why of any changes. Get the following change and configuration management with Polarion ALM.

  • View every artifact: system requirements specifications, verification procedures, project plans and tasks—everything is simply stored in version control repositories, so every modification produces a version history record
  • Access versioning for the project and global configuration, giving you full auditability and visibility of your process configuration and improvements
  • Bring organization and accountability to the process of gathering, vetting and implementing the inevitable change requests that happen during every project
  • Verify that the final delivered software has all of the planned enhancements that are supposed to be included in the release by full traceability of every source code modification up to the change request
  • Support SVN and GIT out of the box, and other software (for example: Perforce; Plastic SCM) via add-ons

Audits, metrics and reports

Improve decision-making and project execution with detailed analytics and real-time status reports. Polarion ALM lets you:

  • View any report online in real-time, including on mobile devices—or export to pdf for offline access
  • Easily create your own reports with our online WYSIWYG report designer
  • Open any report from any historical moment with our exclusive time machine functionality
  • Run reports across multiple projects to help coordinate activities across disparate teams, and use BIRT for reporting across multiple data sources
  • Automate event monitoring and change notifications plus push important information to collaborators via My Polarion dashboards
  • Assess the performance of your project in real-time—live, always up-to-date and fully configurable to your needs
  • Ensure your code meets metrics for security, reliability and maintainability with status source code analysis
  • Extend the reporting capabilities by in-place scripting with full access to Open API or deploy your own custom widgets
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