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ReqIF Benchmark


2017 - 2018


A benchmark was conducted for the first time in 2018 with the aim of providing an independent evaluation of the development of requirement management systems with regard to data exchange using ReqIF. The benchmark was supervised by the ReqIF Workflow Forum (WF). The ReqIF Implementor Forum (IF) provided support during implementation.

The results of the benchmark can be used not only to evaluate the application of ReqIF when exchanging requirements but also to improve the interoperability of the applications. The criteria and other constraints were defined by the users in the ReqIF WF. The members of ReqIF IF provided the software used for testing as well as installation and operational support.

Milestones 2018

The focus of this year's benchmark was the simple exchange of requirement modules using ReqIF. The transfer of formatted content, tables and integrated Office documents was tested. To do this, reference files with the required content were first of all created and provided the basis for the performing and evaluating the tests.

With six participating companies, a total of eight requirement management systems and connectors were tested.

The generated data and test results were made available to the participants of the benchmark to support further development of ReqIF data exchange. An overview of the results will be published in the form of a short report. A more detailed long report will be made available to the members of prostep ivip and VDA.

Outlook 2019

Another benchmark is planned for 2019. Additional scenarios that not only involve the exchange of requirements between customers and contractors but which also map feedback and update processes will be developed for this purpose.


Dr. Klaus Hohenauer, Bosch

Dr. Tobias Schmidt-Samoa, Ford


Raphael Beckers
E-Mail: raphael.beckers(at)
Tel.: +49 6151 9287-498
Fax: +49 6151 9287-326 


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Siemens PLM


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