Functional requirement for a website,
and why do you need one?
A functional requirement document identifies what a new system is supposed to accomplish.
It focuses on the desired results rather than the design. Populated with the right information, it is one of the most useful tools in shaping a successful project. It lets companies like us know what you want, so we can work out how best to do it. Here are our five top points on how to communicate this:
Firstly, we want to write an introductory statement of what the application is meant to do. This doesn't need to be complicated and may draw on your knowledge of the marketplace and any research you have done.
Next, you want to think about your compliance.
Every business is unique. Your business may be dependent upon an internal system and may have specific requirements. This could be to interface with your intranet, or for it to make a call to an online service or something else!
You may also need to define internal processes, and who has access to what screens in your application? For instance, the data entry team can enter data but cannot approve or delete data. In contrast, System Managers can enter or approve data but can't delete, leaving only Administrators with the rights to delete.
Engage with your stakeholder
Defining your requirements helps to identify the behaviour, attributes and properties of the future system. Therefore, the main task of any functional requirement document is to ensure that all stakeholders understand what is needed and what is expected.