Release Notes ReqSuite® RM 3.2

ReqSuite® RM 3.2 offers the following new features and functions

Security Mode

ReqSuite® RM now offers the possibility to hide items completely for individual users, as long as they are not responsible for them. This is particularly useful where users are not allowed to see certain data (for example, in the case of tenders, a provider should not be able to see the responses of another provider).

To enable this feature, the content category whose items are to be protected must be configured accordingly in the project template. All users with the role “ProjectUser” will then only be able to see those items within this category for which they are assigned as “responsible”.

Smartphone Optimization

ReqSuite® RM is now partially “responsive”, which means that the interface adapts to small screens such as smartphones. On the one hand, menu items and areas are now automatically hidden from a certain resolution that cannot yet be displayed or used well on the smartphone.  On the other hand, the display of the remaining areas has been adjusted for narrow screens.

2-Factor Authentication

In the cloud version of ReqSuite® RM, 2-factor authentication is now available. Whenever users log in from a new device, network or browser, they are required to enter a PIN. Depending on whether an interpretable telephone number is stored in the system, the PIN is sent as an SMS or by e-mail. This feature is not yet available for local installations.

Visual Customizing

The visual customizing of ReqSuite® RM has been further improved. On the one hand, it is now possible to create your own logo in the title bar. On the other hand, Font Awesome icons can be configured in the project template for different content categories. Finally, users can now also work with emojis 🙂

By the way, the default color of ReqSuite® RM is no longer green but blue.

Extension of the Word-Exporter

At the request of our customers, the popular Word export of ReqSuite® RM has been enhanced with new functions. With the “…BY FOLDER” command, the items can be exported automatically in different chapters according to the folders in which they are arranged. With the “…WITH RELATED VERSIONS” command, the entire change history can also be exported. The command “VERSION_CHANGES” finally exports the differences of a baseline compared to the previous baseline.

ReqMan® and DOORS Integration

The ReqIF interface of ReqSuite® RM has been extended so that also ReqIF files provided by tools such as ReqMan® and DOORS can be imported without any problems. In particular, besides flat ReqIF files also ReqIF zip files can now be imported.

Notification Area

The title bar of ReqSuite® RM now contains a notification area where users can view the last automatically sent notifications. The content of these notifications is the same as that of email notifications.

New Commenting Features

The commenting function of ReqSuite® RM has been enhanced by two new features. Firstly, comments can now be marked as “done” without having to delete them. On the other hand, by entering “@” an auto-complete function is available, so that other users can be directly addressed in a comment.

Editability of referenced Items

Items reused as a reference were previously not editable in the target project, especially if the configuration of the target project contains attribute fields that do not exist in the reuse project. This situation is now resolved. Starting with ReqSuite® RM 3.2 such additional attributes can now be edited in referenced items.

Notifications on Changes

If the “incl. implicit changes” setting is enabled, users will now also receive notifications when items related to items for which they are responsible change. This increases the transparency of changes and thus the possibility to react appropriately to possible change effects.

Countless Optimizations

In total, over 100 refinements have been optimized in ReqSuite® RM 3.2 to further enhance the user experience.

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Sebastian Adam

Dr. Sebastian Adam is Managing Director of OSSENO Software GmbH and responsible for product innovation and marketing. Before joining OSSENO, he worked for 10 years as a consultant, scientist and team leader for requirements engineering at the Fraunhofer Institute for Experimental Software Engineering (IESE). Dr. Adam has assisted several dozen companies and has best practices in the introduction and implementation of requirements engineering across all industries.