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Are MS Word and MS Excel still apropriate or is there a need for a professional requirement management tool?
It is no secret that many companies still use Microsoft Word, MS Excel or even Powerpoint to capture and manage requirements for a product to be developed. And that certainly has its justification, because most employees are familiar with the handling of MS Office products and these are usually also available on every personal computer.
For relatively simple products or projects and a small number of people involved, this approach is probably quite sufficient. However, as products become more complex, the number of requirements to be managed increases and more and more people are involved in the development of the product. In the end, you quickly reach the limits of using Microsoft Office for product or system requirements management.
Development cycles in the automotive industry are getting shorter and shorter, and the demands on quality and safety continue to rise. This is clearly shown in the current topics such as alternative engines or autonomous driving, which currently dominate the future of the automotive industry.
For communication as well as the exchange of information and data between automobile manufacturers on the one hand and the suppliers' development departments, this means close integration and a high coordination effort.
The core of this process is usually defined by the exchange of error messages that occur during product development. These must be regularly exchanged across company boundaries and changes have to be synchronized as soon as possible. This can be information about tests that are carried out at the supplier and what the customer is informed about, or the customer reports errors to the supplier in the course of his own validation.
agosense is the leading provider of Tool Integration in Application Lifecycle Management,
IT Service Management and Product Lifecycle Management.
In addition, agosense products are used to simplify and automate the exchange of data
across company boundaries.