Today the cloud-based vendor Gatherspace announced upgrades to its online requirements analysis service. If your tech team is having trouble getting the other stakeholders in your company to specify their requirements for your next software development project, you might want to look at what they have to offer. As you all know, having the best set of requirements going into a project makes for happier engineers and better software design.

The service has been available for several years; this is its first major update. New features include a powerful requirements search drill-down, allowing users to instantly view specific and high-priority items; an at-a-glance activity tab for improved collaboration and workflow; and added fields for enhanced importing and exporting of data including ability to instantly publish on-demand web-based reports. The UI has been refreshed and reports have been specially designed for iPad consumption too.

The site offers extensive product screenshots (click the example above to enlarge) and a video tour to give you an idea of whether this service will work for your team. There is a free 30-day trial. Monthly plans begin at $29 per user, or an enterprise plan for $300 per month for unlimited users should that be more attractive.

david strom