ALM Octane Valuable Features

Process Owner E/E Test Management at a transportation company with 10,001+ employees
It's the tool with the best UI and lots of options. I could continue for hours. View full review »
Jennifer Plourde
Enabling Manager at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Very generally, the feedback that we've received is that people really like the user interface overall. It's intuitive to use, it's easy to learn, people like the usability features, the user experience. Another thing that people really like about Octane is how easy it is to customize. In some previous tools, that has been very limited, or you had to know how to write code to do some of the customizations, or it was very confusing. Going back to the user interface, they've made the customization of the tool, the workspace settings, very easy for people to figure out and use. We've gotten a lot of good feedback on that. In general, I think people really like the Team Backlog and the capacity bucket for each individual team member. They like that ability to track capacity and progress very easily that way, by individuals. View full review »
Steven Tompsett
CDA Engineer at Hastings
* Octane is built on the SAFe framework, which is the agile methodology that we are currently following. * The capability that it has for so many out-of-the-box integrations is a fantastic feature. * The very clean, easy to use UI that it promotes. View full review »
Timothy Leach
Senior Software Engineer with 10,001+ employees
The most valuable features include the predictive analytics, being able to trace everything, and having all the tools for testing and test management in an Agile environment. View full review »
Programme Test Manager at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The whole thing is geared towards Agile deliveries. It certainly has a good GUI, it's good to look at. The features provide good impact. It lends itself very well to Agile deliveries. View full review »
Senior Expert IT Test Service Management at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
It's hard to say which features are the most valuable because all the features are really fantastic. What distinguishes the ALM Octane from ALM.NET is, first, the Pipeline module because with the Pipeline module you are able to integrate with the CI server. The second point is the support for the BDD Gherkin syntax. It's valuable because the point of BDD, I'm talking about the "culture," is to optimize the collaboration between the business - the product owners - the testing, and the development. We are pushing them to speak the same "language." View full review »
Gerd Fladrich
Test Manager at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
The most valuable feature of Octane, in comparison to ALM, is the whole Agile approach, that we can run it with the sprints and have it better connected to the whole development process. The other feature is the pipeline, so that we can now connect to Jenkins and then have all the results from testing, from external, in the tool, so that we can see the whole approach from there. Many things are nice so it's hard to say what is best; for example, the way it's organized. We can work with labels so we have better filtering solutions than in ALM. And it's much smarter and leaner to use than ALM. View full review »
Venu Cherukuri
Lead Solution Architect at a Consumer Goods with 10,001+ employees
We did an extensive market scan and evaluation before settling on Octane, even though we've been an HPE customer and Micro Focus customer for many years. When we wanted to get into Agile planning tools, we looked at all the market-leading tools, but we did not find anything quite as comprehensive as ALM Octane. When I say comprehensive, it's not just a single tool for Agile planning, backlog management release, sprint planning, etc., but it also has a built-in, comprehensive quality management module. It also has pipelines where we can hook up with our DevOps ecosystem/toolchain. The real power of this tool is how comprehensive it is, the breadth of what it covers. View full review »
Test Community Manager at Orange
The most important feature is the integration of all the different features in just one tool: Agile management system, requirements management system, test management, defects management, automatic test execution. Really, if you're looking at other tools, you will never find all that integrated into just one tool with all the traceability, with all the elements in just one place. For me, that's one of the main advantages of Octane. View full review »
Sukarna Chirumamilla
Senior manager IT at a transportation company
It's the most powerful tool to do Agile framework. It's very lightweight, and the tool itself is built based on Agile methodology. My favorite feature is the user interface, how easy it is. And also how the modules are segregated in Octane. It is based on the Agile framework so it looks exactly like how you would develop your applications using the Agile framework. You get into user stories, you get into Epics. Everything has the same names so you don't need to interpret what is what. You can get into it right away. I say to our customers, "You can just get into the tool, and just follow the process." That means you are doing the job, like you got into the Agile methodology. I like the flexibility that I have working with them, starting from licensing it. The SaaS aspect, the hosting that they are doing, the way they respond to our requests, the way that I can escalate. And the way that we are working with R&D right now. View full review »
Mike Smithson
ALM platform architect at a transportation company with 10,001+ employees
Backlog management is the most valuable feature. This was a capability that was missing or difficult to achieve in ALM Quality Center. View full review »
Walter Whitaker
Qa manager at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The fact that it works on all the different browsers, it easily integrates into all the other tools, and that it looks like it will work with our pipeline 2.0 with a kind of DevOps in mind. View full review »
Mike Smithson
ALM platform architect at a transportation company with 10,001+ employees
The most valuable are the Agile practice methodologies. We have Waterfall with ALM and we use Octane for our Agiles. That's our distinction between the two. I like the visual interface. The way they've redesigned the interface over ALM. ALM is kind of old-school, but it's mature and functional. Octane presents the graphics and the feedback that people need immediately without drilling into the dashboards. That's probably the biggest selling point for our teams. View full review »
Jason Shellman
Principal Consultant
The most valuable feature is CI/CD integration, and it is a good fit into the Agile lifecycle. View full review »

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