IBM Rational Publishing Engine

Builds your requirements traceability matrix from the Rational suite of products and third-party products to improve quality and reduce cost

Requirements traceability for automated document generation

IBM Rational Publishing Engine automates the generation of document-style reports across your deployed Jazz™ and third-party tools, whether these reports are needed for formal reviews, contractual obligations, regulatory oversight or ad hoc use. It lets you output a high-quality requirements traceability matrix in formats like PDF, HTML, Word or XSL. Built-in capabilities extract data from a range of data sources to help reduce manual work and risk of errors. Out-of-the-box templates help ensure your projects get up and running quicker. A suite of tools provides intuitive features such as drag-and-drop, and launch and preview capability.

Generates high-quality documents
Produces high-quality documents with flexible formatting as well as composite reports containing data from multiple sources, while supporting requirements traceability
Supports multiple output formats
Lets you create concurrent documents to multiple target formats from a single template.
Includes predefined templates
Offers a graphical template editing environment for custom report design.
Extracts data from one source or many
Allows you to combine data from multiple sources or extract data from a single source.

Features of IBM Rational Publishing Engine

Planning organizations must produce documentation from their systems and software engineering data that meets complex style and format requirements. These requirements might be imposed by clients, business partners, government or industry regulatory bodies; for example: engineering or contract documents, audits, compliance or stakeholder requirements. Rational Publishing Engine automates the generation of these types of high-fidelity documents from the data in your Rational and other products.
Predefined templates and guided tours help you quickly get started. You can design the content and format of your documents with a full suite of tools for creating and editing templates. Template tools are intuitive with features such as drag-and-drop and preview capabilities.
With Rational Publishing Engine, you get a document generation application that can help you create elegant, easy-to-read, multi-source documents. You can run the document generation manually or in batch mode for unattended use. This software enables you to spend less time on manual document creation and tasks associated with keeping documents current so you can focus more on your primary business objectives.
Rational Publishing Engine can report upon data from Rational ALM products. Software Product Compatibility Reports provides the full list of Rational product data sources. It can also access data from third-party applications via XML and REST interfaces. You can generate reports from within supported applications or generate them directly from Rational Publishing Engine.
Rational Publishing Engine provides requirements traceability to help you document the relationships between various entities (such as requirements or test cases) throughout the document lifecycle and determine how they impact each other. This allows you to trace the data, assess risk, perform impact and work breakdown analysis, and track and manage the process.
Provides risk-based testing for prioritizing the features and functions to be tested based on importance and likelihood or impact of failure, supporting risk management best practices.