Take your requirements and lifecycle management efficiency to the next level
The most user-friendly, flexible and innovative requirements management tool
Manage Multiple Products and Projects
Visual Trace Spec’s central repository is scalable for unlimited number of small and large projects. Users can work with multiple projects easily.
A Visual Trace Spec project can include requirements for a single or multiple products. You may reuse product data across products via allocation/cloning. Multiple projects can also be used for multiple products.
You can also reuse data and data structure across projects. To reuse a project structure, you may save any project as a template. This greatly increases consistency and reduces set-up time and allows standard approach for your projects.
Manage your Requirements with Views/Attributes
One of the unique features of Visual Trace Spec is its views functionality, including the ability to create unlimited custom attributes and views for requirements. For example, there can be different views for user and functional requirements. Views can share attributes and can have different identification prefixes. Views are also useful in requirements analysis, graphical analysis, controlling access, and more.
Visual Trace Spec provides a predefined requirements template with user-defined attributes, including priority, status, etc. Attributes within the requirements template may be customized to have several properties for effective process control – for implementing required fields, auditing attribute changes, and optionally recording a forced-attribute value change reason. Custom attributes may also be used to mark a record as suspect when a value of the attribute is changed.
Flexible Requirements Specification
Visual Trace Spec allows for use of Agile or non-Agile requirements specification methods for any project. Requirements may be specified with user stories, use cases or hierarchical requirements lists. Specifications can also include embedded objects (RTF fragments such as formatted text, tables, images, etc.). There are integrated RTF editors.
Detailed or deriving requirements specification can be created with parent-child relationships with unlimited depth. The structure is automatically reflected in document output.
Visual Trace Spec provides a standard template for user stories, requirements and use cases. Users can also create custom templates for requirements specifications.
Users can define their own prefixes for identification of different types of requirements. For example, FR could be used for identifying functional requirements, whereas UR might be used for identifying user requirements.
Moreover, project stakeholders can easily collaborate on requirements specification without geographical location constraints.
Generate Spec Documents & Analysis Reports
Visual Trace Spec stores individual requirements along with links to other system components and descriptive attributes. It also provides a full-feature query facility that uses these links and attributes. The result is a reporting system that is exceptional in its scope and power.
- All data display grids in Visual Trace Spec (such as requirements) use a fully-configurable standard reporting tool.
- Standard reports for tabular data, requirements with/without attributes, projects, and objects.
- Pie and bar charts by priority, status, release and source.
- Requirements history reports.
- Baseline comparison and difference report
Verify and Validate your Products
Visual Trace Spec makes it easy for users to implement efficient and effective software testing, thereby guaranteeing the quality and value of the final product for customers.
With Visual Trace Spec, users can easily trace test cases or test steps to requirements and other artifacts. Our traceability feature enables users to easily identify the impact of requirement changes on test cases and/or test steps.
Other useful Visual Trace Spec features for the test-tracking process include automatic versioning of test cases and relationships, notifications, and easy reporting.
Interface with Other Tools
Visual Trace Spec streamlines systems development and makes it trouble-free:
- Import requirements from existing documents (WORD, XML, XLS, text, and HTML formats)
- Edit requirements offline in a spreadsheet or word processor
- Reconcile changes with your database
- Interface with other web tools and software applications:
- With the export/import utilities and/or
- Visual Trace Spec API
Solve your Traceability Problems Forever!
Visual Trace Spec’s rich traceability tools establish links (parent-child, peer-to-peer and bi-directional) among requirements as well as with other project artifacts. Our traceability matrix offers a wide range of benefits, including change-impact analysis, gap analysis and the ability to track requirements through design and testing.
Visual Trace Spec is the only tool on the market that provides the following unique traceability tools:
Trace/Impact Graphs: For establishing links graphically, and traceability, gap and impact analysis.
Multi-level Trace Grids: For complete bi-directional traceability, gap and impact analysis.
Link Type Views: For managing relationships types and relationships attributes.
- Centralized shared repository
- Send auto and manual notifications
- Manage discussion threads for each item
- Concurrency control in multi-user environment
- Access control by user groups
Make Change Management a Snap
Do your clients keep changing their minds? Visual Trace Spec takes the worry out of tracking development history and determining the impact of changes to requirements through effective features for managing changes:
- Lock/unlock capabilities to prevent unauthorized changes
- Automatic versioning
- History reporting
- Rollback capabilities to access previous versions
- Baselining of all project artifacts
- Auditing attribute changes
Fully Customizable to fit your Process
Visual Trace Spec is fully customizable with:
- Custom Attributes
- Link Types
- Link Attributes