Solution Requirements is a term used to describe the specific features or functions that a text analytics solution must have to be effective for a particular use case or business need.
Solution Requirements may also be referred to as Functional Specifications, Technical Specifications, or Simply Requirements.
When defining Solution Requirements, it is important to consider the following:
- The business need or use case that the text analytics solution will be used for
- The specific features or functions that the text analytics solution must have to meet that need or use case
- How do those features or functions compare to similar features or functions offered by other text analytics solutions
Functional Specifications vs Technical Specifications
In the text analytics industry, there is often a distinction made between functional specifications and technical specifications.
Functional specifications describe the specific features or functions that a text analytics solution must have to be effective for a particular use case or business need.
Technical specifications, on the other hand, describe how those features or functions will be implemented.
When considering Solution Requirements, it is important to keep in mind the specific use case or business need that the text analytics solution will be used. The Solution Requirements should be tailored to meet those needs.
Who Identifies Solution Requirements?
In most cases, it is the responsibility of the company that is looking to implement a text analytics solution to identify its specific Solution Requirements. This can be done through a variety of methods, such as:
- conducting primary research with potential users of the text analytics solution
- reviewing existing documentation on the business need or use case
- consulting with experts in the field
Once the company has a good understanding of its specific Solution Requirements, it can then begin to review and compare different text analytics solutions to see which one best meets its needs.
Tools Used to Manage Solution Requirements
There are a variety of requirements management tools available on the market that can be used to help identify, track, and manage Solution Requirements. Some of these tools include:
- IBM Rational DOORS
- Jama Software
- HP Quality Center
These tools can be used to help ensure that all Solution Requirements are captured and that there is a clear understanding of how each requirement relates to the others. They can also be used to track changes and updates to the requirements over time.