Getting Started



Create an account

Explore the Portal

Search the Portal

Your Home page and Favorites

Access Projects

Create and manage LiveDocs

Create and manage Work Items

Create and manage Pages

Release Plans

Insert a diagram or formula

Insert images and attachments



Administration basics

Users and permissions

Configure Work Item types, time-points, priority, workflows and enumerations

Manage Builds

Configure notifications

Configure repositories

Configure Connectors

Configure the Portal

System maintenance

Advanced administration

Requirements Engineers



Different approaches to requirements

Requirement phases Elicitation, Definition, Approval

Requirements Projects

Locate requirements

Create, access and modify requirements

Link requirements

Export or exchange requirements

Review and Approve requirements

Use the Traceability Matrix

Traceability reporting



Access Projects

Find Work Items

Process Work Items

Work with Builds

Work with Tests

View source code and JavaDocs

Create Variants

Project Managers


Project templates

Work Item types and link roles


Electronic signatures

Custom Work Item fields

Automatic assignments

Work Item Categories

Users and permissions


GANTT Project Plan

Agile Project template

Manage Project Planning

Dashboards & Reports

Testing and QA


Polarion for QA

The QA template

Import from Microsoft Office

Test Cases in Documents

Test Cases in the tracker

Link Test Cases

Specify Manual Test Steps

Create and manage Test Runs

Paramaterized Testing

Define Iterations

Use Round-trip for Excel

Use external testing tools

Reports and results

This documentation covers all features of Polarion ALM. However, depending on your license, some of the features described may not be available to you.

The following add-on licenses are available:

  • Polarion Variants: This add-on provides a back-end server component which, when combined with capabilities built into some project templates, adds robust variant management capabilities to the above products.

  • Polarion IC Verification Assistant: Connects Polarion with Mentor Questa data to capture and trace test records, requirements and results for product validation.

    (An ALM license and an additional ICVA license are required.)

Installation documentation

Polarion documentation, including PDF and HTML versions of the installation guides can be found in the Polarion section of SIEMENS' Doc Center.


If default functionality doesn't fully meet your needs, you may find a solution on the Polarion ALM Extensions web portal. There you will find a catalog of useful extensions for Polarion ALM solutions ranging from utilities to project templates, to complete features.

The Extensions portal is located at: You can click the Extensions link in the tool view of Navigation to visit the site.