Release Notes ReqSuite® RM 3.5

In ReqSuite® RM 3.5. again more than 160 improvements and new features have been integrated. The most important new features are listed below.

Better editing possibilities

In ReqSuite® RM 3.5. the possibility was created to switch the editing window of individual elements to full screen in order to find more space during editing.

In addition, a new option for quickly creating and managing relationships has been integrated within the editing window. In this process, quantity specifications with regard to relationships are also taken into account and regulated to a greater extent.

Within richtext fields it is now possible to store images, hyperlinks and code fragments. On the one hand, this means that we are abandoning our long-held concept of separating content and representation in parts, but at the same time we are creating greater flexibility for users.

Another change is the use of ShortCuts (e.g. ESC, Ctrl+S, F11, Page up/down, etc.) within the editing window.

Access control

The interface for user management via Azure Active Directory has been extended so that single sign on via the Microsoft account is also possible (only for the cloud variant).

In addition, the automatic logout time for floating users has been reduced to 60 minutes.

Another innovation regarding user management is that only local administrators (i.e. users created natively in ReqSuite® RM and not via an external user management system) can do this. This especially now restricts client administrators, who were taken over from an LDAP or AD system, in their administration possibilities.

Field dependencies

For input fields within the edit window it is now possible to define conditions under which they are editable. For enumeration fields it is also possible to define under which conditions which values can be selected.

The syntax for editing conditions is analogous to the filter syntax in the Word exports, e.g. “STATUS=released OR NAME=test”.

The syntax for value conditions of enumerated fields is of the form “IF <condition> THEN ONLY (<list of then selectable values separated by commas>)”, e.g., “IF STATUS<>released THEN ONLY (1, 2)”

ReqIF adjustments

When performing ReqIF export, users can now choose whether to export data using the ReqIF standard (“Standard”) or with ReqSuite® specific extensions (“Advanced”). The former is necessary if the export is to be imported into other RM systems. The latter is recommended if data is to be migrated between different ReqSuite® RM instances.

Furthermore, it is now also possible to import structure changes subsequently via ReqIF.

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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.