Requirements Management

Aras Requirements Management is a next generation requirements management solution that combines advanced requirements management functionality with enterprise PLM, providing powerful capabilities for complex systems engineering and systems of systems planning, development and realization. With Aras Requirements Management global enterprises get the advanced capabilities they need to meet complex customer demands, drive product quality and minimize risks, making it an ideal solution for users of DOORS, SLATE and MKS Integrity who need to take their requirements management to the next level.

Aras Requirements Management enables the creation of a single, multi-discipline requirements hierarchy that enables the organization of requirements by traditional discipline or other groupings without losing their place in the overall hierarchy. This capability is critical for designing today’s complex products and systems where a single requirement is often addressed by a combination of hardware, software and electronics.


Requirements are then linked to specifications, parts, Bills of Material, test plans and other PLM items at different phases of the lifecycle becoming part of the overall configuration. Change management workflow assures requirements stay in sync as the system or product evolves over the life cycle.

Requirements Management:
  • Enhanced Requirements Capture – Make anything a requirement including Files, Emails, Scanned Images, URL links, Pictures, Videos (even from YouTube), as well as existing PLM items, such as Parts, Materials, Drawings and Models
  • Trace Matrix Verification – Provides traceability of requirements to verify that systems, subsystems and interfaces satisfy all of requirements, from high-level conceptual down to the detailed component-level
  • Comprehensive Impact Analysis -Requirements are included in the impact analysis on proposed changes and can become affected items on ECRs & ECOs
  • Closed Loop Validation -Full support for validation plans, procedures and all related documentation with reporting, sign-offs and workflow
  • Complete Compliance – A full audit trail with change history can be automatically recorded for environments with compliance and regulatory conditions
  • CMMI -Supports CMMI Level 5 processes for Requirements Management
  • Powerful & Easy to Use -Comprehensive features with secure web browser access and familiar look and feel for users across the enterprise
  • Multi-Discipline – Simultaneously manage requirements from many different disciplines – mechanical, electronics & electrical, firmware and software – together in one environment for complex systems engineering
  • Cross-Functional – Achieve requirements collaboration with Product Management, Marketing, Quality, Manufacturing, Procurement, Field Support and other groups throughout the product life cycle
  • Extended Enterprise Collaboration – Gather requirements from across the extended enterprise and involve customers, subcontractors and outsourced manufacturers with strict security for need-to-know visibility and access
  • Federated Integration -Connects securely to existing enterprise systems and authoring tools throughout the company using Web services