Customers are looking to move from DOORS to DOORS Next Generation for the following reasons:

  • Modern web-based user interface and shared user administration in DOORS Next Generation makes it more user friendly
  • Multiple deployment options for DOORS Next Generation, such as customer cloud or public cloud deployment, make it easy for enterprises that have geo-distributed teams to collaborate
  • Data visualization features in DOORS Next Generation help users create rich-text documents and graphic representations of business process diagrams for easy comprehension of information and faster decision making
  • Reporting using Jazz reporting service in DOORS Next Generation address all traceability and compliance needs for an enterprise

1 - Three DOORS to DOORS Next Generation migration options available for customers today

Migration solution provided by IBM and the limitations associated with the solution

While IBM provides a migration solution that allows unidirectional migration to DOORS Next Generation with backlinks in the old system, it comes with two big limitations.

Need to keep DOORS online for historical data and audit trails: The migration solution doesn’t support the migration of audit trail and historical data to DOORS Next Generation. This means that the users will always have to maintain DOORS as an archival system and their productivity will be impacted if the DOORS goes down at any point in time.

Lack of support for DXL scripts: As the …