CASE Spec is the only tool in the market that provides the following unique traceability features:
  • Multi-level/bidirectional traceability (forward and backward traceability).
  • Link types for managing relationships. Optionally, link types can have user defined attributes.
  • A graphical tool to create relationships visually.
  • Direct and indirect impact-of-change reporting.
  • Matrix view for complete filtering and analysis for generating trace reports.
  • Exporting/printing for gap, impact and trace analysis reports.



A noteworthy feature of CASE Spec is the graphical display of the artifact hierarchies and related traceability links. The views feature plays an important role – because views are linked to hierarchies’ nodes, views can be used to split the hierarchies into sub-hierarchies for the purpose of making the traceability links clearly visible.

For instance, by using views for requirements and test cases, you can easily establish links between artifacts.

Supplementing the use of views is CASE Spec’s ability to display all links associated with a single selected node for a broader scope of project progress.

Traceability Graphs
Traceability Graphs

CASE Spec’s traceability matrix is an important tabular display. This two-level display has each artifact at the top, with all directly/indirectly related artifacts beneath. Direct links are links that are entered directly. Indirect links are computed by CASE Spec from direct links.

For example, a test case step may be connected to a requirement, a bug report, a system feature, a use case and a task directly and indirectly.

The tabular analysis tools are also available in the traceability matrix for easy access. The use of filtering is especially important since linked sets can be very large for some projects. The matrix tools are very convenient for traceability, impact and gap analysis.


CASE Spec generates tree traceability reports that include gap analysis, traceability analysis, and impact analysis reports. These reports may be printed and exported in PDF, XML, XLS and HTML formats.

The tree trace report offers the following options:

Records with Trace Links – The report displays only records that have links among the selected views. For example, it is useful to find requirements that are linked to test cases.

Records without Trace Links – The report displays only records that do not have links among the selected views. This report is very helpful for gap analysis. For example, it is valuable for finding requirements that are not linked to test cases.

All Records – Full trace report.