Enterprise Architect made it possible to efficiently carry out the analysis of a long list of requirements by building up the models with the solution’s elements, links between requirements of similar purpose, and realisation links between the RFP requirements and solution elements. Once the analysis had been completed, generating the Excel deliverable for the client only required a few minutes.
This Excel file was ready to be sent alongside a Word document generated with eaDocX, including a relationships matrix between requirements and system features to implement.
In case the RFP process has been successful, a model-driven approach provides the advantage of starting the project with an existing Enterprise Architect project.
The Excel import/export feature for Enterprise Architect available with eaDocX (eaXL module) can be used for many other purposes: importing requirements and use cases in the project, synchronise requirements with other tools via the Excel format, import business classes from Excel, etc.