Requirements Management – Product Features


Word and Excel Documents

Import from Office Documents

Import everything text, hierarchy, graphics, and even comments.


Users can import requirements from Word documents using either the add-in technology of Kovair or by uploading documents directly into the application. They can import everything including text, hierarchy, graphics, and even comments. Users can also import requirements and glossaries from excel or CSV formatted files using custom mapping.

The built-in word import feature of Kovair allows parsing of records using different parsing logics such as keyword, style, and tables. It also enables parsing comments made in a document using markup feature that helps moderators and reviewers add comments in Kovair.

Modeling

Represent requirements through easy modeling diagrams.


Visual representation of Requirements removes all ambiguities and makes them more accurate and easier to understand.Users can represent the requirements in the most suitable business format by drawing and embedding different types of diagrams such as Use Case Diagrams, UML Diagrams, Flow Charts, UI Mockups, BPMN Diagrams, and Generic Diagrams.

These modeling diagrams can be embedded within the description or added to the requirements as attachments.

Direct Entry

Direct Entry

Format requirements’ descriptions & enter directly into application.


Kovair provides a mechanism to send web service calls to any available web service. Field values from any artifact can be passed as parameters to these web service calls and the return values can be captured into selected fields of artifacts.

Custom Attribute

Custom Attributes and Artifacts

Define custom attributes, artifacts as per business needs. No coding.


In Kovair, users can define custom attributes and artifacts to detail out Requirements which can further be broken down into Use Cases. Requirements can also be broken down to any custom artifact as per business needs. All these can be done in a simple drag & drop manner without the need for coding.

Specification Document

Specification Document

Create specs doc using Word Add-in or build custom template


By using the add-in component of Kovair for MS Word, users can generate specification document compliant to different standards. Users can also create custom template with a combination of both static-text and dynamic-text from the application along with their relationships.

Traceability

Traceability

Define relationship b/w artifacts across tools and impact scenario.


Kovair Requirements Management offering has the most comprehensive traceability relation features compared to its competitors. Some key capabilities are:

  • Define relationship between artifacts in your own way
  • Bi-directional traceability between artifact records
  • Define attributes specific to relations
  • Track different coverage to ensure quality
  • Extensive impact handling
Workflow Simulation

Workflow Simulation

Simulate and automate Requirements workflow.


Kovair, through its built-in Omniprocess Workflow Engine, facilitates complete automation of the Requirements Management workflow – the way it happens in your organization. This capability helps you simulate the flow of a requirement throughout its lifecycle. Some major advantages of Omniprocess Workflow Engine are:

  • Task based workflow in contrast to State based workflow
  • Multiple Independent processes at different levels
  • Web based visual drag & drop designer
  • Conditional Branching
  • Provision for defining Process Variables
Monitoring

Monitoring

View implementation progress using configurable dashboards.


Kovair’s analytics solution allows stakeholders gain clear visibility of the progress of implementation.
Flexible and configurable dashboards with different types of graphical and textual reports display all the key metrics and deviations. This allows users to monitor the progress and take corrective actions if needed at a much earlier stage.

These reports can be generated in different formats like HTML, Graphs, Excel, Word and Crystal.

Collaborative Review

Collaborative Review

Review requirements jointly & get notified on change.


The major challenge for today’s globally distributed teams is lack of communication. Kovair Requirements Management solution solves this challenge by bringing in all the stakeholders in an integrated manner through its collaborative options.

Enterprise level collaboration in Kovair helps users to review, discuss, decide, and stay connected to the projects in a real-time manner. Kovair provides different mechanisms to stakeholders for collaborating together in real-time throughout the process of delivery.

  • Collaborative Review functionality for real-time review of artifacts by the stakeholders
  • Initiating and participating in ad-hoc discussion threads
  • Ability of subscribing to items as daily or weekly digest and get notified on any change
Email notification

E-mail Notification

Discuss with stakeholders through email communications.


Kovair allows sending email notifications to all the stakeholders based on different events or in an ad-hoc manner. Users can participate in the discussion by replying to emails or can open the record directly from the email and participate accordingly.

Subscription

Subscription Facility

Subscribe to different items as daily and weekly digests.


Users can subscribe to different items and filters individually or in batch as daily or weekly digest and get notified whenever a change occurs to those items. These notifications are also email based and allow users to participate in the analysis in a collaborative manner.

Organize Requirements

Organize Requirements

Capture & store Requirements in a Central Repository.


Irrespective of format, Kovair allows capturing and storing of Requirements in a central repository. It provides facilities like

  • Document view facilitating a Word type feel
  • Spreadsheet like view for sorting and batch operations
  • Various filters for searching items based on attribute values
  • Support for comments and attachments
enterprise reuse

Enterprise Reuse

Reuse artifacts across projects & keep requirements synchronized.


Enterprise wide Reuse capability of Kovair keeps the requirements synchronized and in context, along with changes, comments, referred items and other related information. Kovair allows users to reuse artifacts across projects through branching and cloning. Users can track the artifacts from the origin to the destination with the capability of merging the changes of a particular branch to the main trunk.

Versioning

Versioning

Maintain a complete version history for each artifact record.


Kovair allows users to maintain a complete version history for each artifact record.Extensive versioning capability of Kovair helps the user

  • View the data both textually and diagrammatically
  • Compare two versions side by side
  • Branch and clone items with relations
  • Rollback versions
  • Reconstruct requirements from previous version
Baseline

Baseline

Compare baselines to identify change in the project and artifacts.


Baseline in Kovair allows users to capture or record the state of a project along with its related artifacts. These baselines can be compared side by side to identify what exactly has changed between the baselines over time. Baselines can also be updated and current items can be reconstructed from baselines.

change history

Change History

Get answers to queries for who, what and when of any change.


Kovair maintains the change history of different attributes of an artifact as configured by the user. This facility caters to audit related queries for a change like who, what and when. These changes can also be filtered based on different conditions.

LDAP

LDAP Integration

Achieve Single Sign On. Integrate custom attributes in LDAP.


Kovair has an extensive support for LDAP integration. With the help of this, users can achieve Single Sign On in Kovair. Not only the user names but also the values of other custom attributes defined in Active Directory or LDAP can be integrated with Kovair.

role based Security

Role Based Security

Give access rights at enterprise level or to any level down.


Role and group based access rights can be defined in Kovair. These access rights can be granted at enterprise projects or to any level down to any individual artifact. Very granular activities can be controlled and set by using this role based access.