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Requirements Management

"With Aras Requirements Management in PLM companies get the advanced functionality they want along with the scalability, security and flexibility they really need, in a single solution that works across the enterprise."

Aras Requirements Management enables you to identify, associate and trace different types of requirements - including physical, functional, logical and performance requirements - and validate that the system or product satisfies the original intent.

With Aras Requirements Management your company has the advanced capabilities it needs to meet complex customer demands, drive product quality and minimize risks, making it the ideal solution for users of DOORS, SLATE and PTC Integrity who need to take their requirements management to the next level.

In Aras Requirements Management we embedded powerful functionality in enterprise PLM providing capabilities for complex systems engineering and systems of systems planning, development and realization.

Functionality & Features

Requirements Authoring

  • Requirements Hierarchy
  • Requirements Documents
  • Requirement Classification
  • Rich Text Formatting
  • Multi-user Collaboration
  • Requirements Relationships (one-to-one, one-to-many)
  • Requirements Linked to Assets (specifications, CAD models, parts, etc.)
  • Requirements Reuse
  • Export to Microsoft Word & Excel

Requirement Types

  • Customer Requirements
  • Regulatory Requirements
  • Compliance Requirements
  • System-level Requirements
  • Physical Requirements
  • Functional Requirements
  • Logical Requirements
  • Performance Requirements
  • Detail Requirements
  • Software / Firmware Requirements
  • Electronic Requirements
  • Electrical Requirements
  • Mechanical Requirements
  • Anything as a Requirement (other documents, URLs, videos, images, parts, etc.)

Verification & Validation

  • Trace Matrix
  • Trace Across Relationships
  • Requirements Verification
  • Requirements Validation
  • Closed Loop
  • Requirements Reports
  • Compliance & Audit

Requirements Engineering

  • Configuration Management
  • Change Management Workflow
  • Graphical Online Change Process
  • Requirements Versioning
  • Section Versioning
  • Document Versioning
  • Multiple Affected Items
  • Where-Used
  • Impact Analysis


  • Requirements Management in PLM
  • Web-based
  • Cross-Functional Collaboration
  • Extended Enterprise Collaboration
  • Requirements Traceability
  • Revision & Version Control
  • File Check In / Check Out
  • Distributed & Replicated File Vaulting
  • Item Lock / Unlock
  • Item & File Relationships
  • Lifecycle States
  • Workflow
  • Simple Search
  • Parametric Search
  • Reports & Custom Reporting
  • Integration & Federation
  • Role-based Security
  • Audit Trail

Flexibility & Highlights

  • 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
  • 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
  • Requirements numbering – Use any custom numbering sequence, no matter how complex or simple such as intelligent alpha-numeric or simple sequential
  • Revision & versioning schemes – Apply any combination of different revision and versioning schemes to requirements and requirements documents
  • Form layout – Drag & drop modification of all forms
  • User-defined attributes – Add and change unlimited item properties and fields easily
  • Required & optional fields – Redefine required and optional fields
  • Multilingual capabilities – Requirements can be captured in multiple languages simultaneously
  • Custom classification – Add, change or delete class types and create class hierarchies
  • Lifecycle states – Change existing lifecycle structures or create new lifecycle maps
  • Change workflows – Add steps, create branches, define parallel paths and more to support unique requirements change processes
  • Business rules – Modify business logic on existing workflows, lifecycles, forms and items to automate specialized processes
  • Integration – Securely connect bi-directionally to other enterprise systems for integrated systems engineering
  • Configurable security – Compliance-grade security with roles and groups for need-to-know level permissions
  • Reports – Create custom one-click reports that download in Excel, Word, PDF, HTML and other formats