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"Going forward, I think we will want to explore adding more licenses.""The solution has reduced our testing costs.""Microsoft is a big challenge for Micro Focus when it comes to pricing because they are much cheaper. But it definitely depends on the complexity of the environment. If it has multiple technologies, at that point, looking at other options and Microsoft would be a feasible approach.""The comparison is always with Jira, so the pricing of Octane is a bit on the higher side. But if you look at what you have to add to Jira, on the plug-in side, to have the same abilities you have with Octane, you're more or less even, or even ahead with Octane."

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Planview LeanKit enables engineering teams across all levels of the organization with a visual work delivery tool to apply Lean management principles to their work, helping them work smarter and deliver faster.

Storyteller allows users to define the customer journey all the way down to detailed condition statements. Users can automatically generate User Stories and Acceptance Criteria for the next sprint, all with the click of a button. User Stories are reliable and consistent, and there is no longer a need to expend time and resources to train one’s team on how to write them.

Micro Focus ALM Octane helps organizations implement a “quality everywhere” approach and improve Agile and DevOps development and testing processes to improve the flow of work across the software delivery value stream. You can tightly align quality efforts from development to release, employ a broad range of tests anchored by automation, and continuously monitor and improve for increased throughput. Micro Focus fosters an open approach so that quality is visible, traceable, and continuously improved. By synchronizing quality and testing with Agile and DevOps processes, risks are mitigated early in the software delivery value stream – speeding the way for faster delivery and improved customer satisfaction.

ALM Octane facilitates a tailored and scalable approach for large enterprises. You can deploy your way and minimize infrastructure needs with deployment options spanning on-premises, SaaS, and public cloud (Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure Marketplaces). Similarly, various licensing options can tailor the features to meet specific needs with support for thousands of concurrent users in geographically disperse locations.

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Sample Customers
REA Group, Thompson Reuters
Independent Health Association, Lexipol
Orange, Airbus, Haufe Group, Kellogg's, Claro, Bon Secours, World Wide Technology
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VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company24%
Comms Service Provider15%
Government9%
Manufacturing Company9%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider16%
Insurance Company14%
Manufacturing Company14%
Financial Services Firm10%
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Transportation Company31%
Comms Service Provider31%
Financial Services Firm19%
Consumer Goods Company6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company36%
Comms Service Provider15%
Financial Services Firm9%
Government8%
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Small Business10%
Large Enterprise90%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business4%
Midsize Enterprise6%
Large Enterprise90%
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Blueprint Storyteller is ranked 13th in Enterprise Agile Planning Tools while Micro Focus ALM Octane is ranked 2nd in Enterprise Agile Planning Tools with 8 reviews. Blueprint Storyteller is rated 0.0, while Micro Focus ALM Octane is rated 8.6. On the other hand, the top reviewer of Micro Focus ALM Octane writes "Reporting engine, widgets, and dashboards are a huge plus, and powerful REST interface means we can interact with other tools". Blueprint Storyteller is most compared with Jira, Microsoft Azure DevOps, Rally Software, Broadcom Agile Requirements Designer and Jama Connect, whereas Micro Focus ALM Octane is most compared with Jira, Micro Focus ALM Quality Center, Microsoft Azure DevOps, ServiceNow IT Business Management and TFS.

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