Micro Focus ALM Quality Center Review

Flexible, customizable and easy to integrate, but high licensing cost

Valuable Features:

* Flexible licensing (In-house hosting or Cloud-based). * High capacity. Have heard of two Telco clients who have up to 4,000 licenses each. * Easy to use * Highly customizable * Can be integrated with a variety of automation tools * Can be integrated with a variety of Requirements Management tools * Can be integrated with a variety of Defect Tracking tools * Can store pretty much all testing artifacts (requirements, test cases, defects, automation scripts, and miscellaneous files) * Good linking between requirements, defects and test cases * New version of Quality Center comes with an advanced test case runner called "HP Sprinter". * Highly customizable reporting (now uses VBA for formatting reports) * Good technical support from HP and specialized consulting firms * Lots of new features being rolled out by HP including Business Process Testing (BPT) module which is at the cutting edge of testing (manual and automation wise) * HP is also adding new features for Total Application Lifecycle Management (including Performance Testing Module, Project Tracking Module, etc)

Room for Improvement:

* High licensing cost. * The Version Control feature is still quite primitive.
**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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author avatarit_user4401 (Developer at a transportation company with 1,001-5,000 employees)

You said that Quality Center can be integrated with a variety of automation tools. Can you give us some examples, please?

author avatarit_user795 (Senior Manager of QA at a healthcare company with 51-200 employees)

HP-QC can be integrated with "any" tool that can access Windows COM interface. This is because HP-QC's OTA interface (used for integrating with third party tools) is a COM interface (a Microsoft technology). So naturally, languages like Java will not be able to access the COM interface and therefore not able to interface with HP-QC.

Examples of tools that can be integrated with HP-QC are TestComplete, Selenium (if programming using C#, Python or Ruby), SilkTest, Ranorex. Not sure about AutoIt because it uses its own proprietary language and may or may not support COM interfacing.

author avatarit_user122061 (User at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees)

Hey Alin, Kovair Integration platform can integrate QC with test automation tools like QTP & RFT. Moreover Kovair platform supports integration between 50 + ALM & IT tools.

You can learn more here: http://www.kovair.com/list-of-tools-integration-from-kovair.html

author avatarit_user255849 (Software Engineer at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees)

Whats is the cost of License spanning 200 Projects and 3000 Users ?