Compare CA Agile Requirements Designer vs. JIRA

CA Agile Requirements Designer is ranked 2nd in Application Requirements Management with 6 reviews while JIRA is ranked 1st in Application Requirements Management with 32 reviews. CA Agile Requirements Designer is rated 7.8, while JIRA is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of CA Agile Requirements Designer writes "Helps the development team to finish tasks within the required timeframe". On the other hand, the top reviewer of JIRA writes "Helps us work in Agile and Scrum formats across multiple locations and time zones". CA Agile Requirements Designer is most compared with JIRA, Tricentis Tosca and Conformiq, whereas JIRA is most compared with Microsoft Azure DevOps, TFS and Micro Focus ALM Octane. See our CA Agile Requirements Designer vs. JIRA report.
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CA ARD has some beautiful features which I haven't found anywhere else. For example, when designing or creating our test cases and doing scenarios, we are able to restrict our flows. If we take a data link between two processes, we can actually restrict it, so that, in production, if our functionality breaks down, we can restrict that and all the flows related to it will be removed from the test data set.In terms of meeting business challenges, it helped to shorten the dev/testing cycle by identifying requirements gaps early in the process, by having models shared within the development team. It helped increase test coverage and reduce the number of issues experienced by clients/customers.The ability to create models/diagrams at multiple levels (nest/embed them) helps in taking models from high-level business requirements and building them into detailed requirements models and test models. Plus, it helps reuse lower level models. It also allows maintaining models at appropriate levels, even for very complex systems/solutions.Integration with TDM, test data management tool, provides the ability to generate data or use identified (preset or parametrized) test data. It allows significant expansion of test coverage and flexibility, without creating new tests and needing to maintain them.Integration with automation is one of the reasons we started to consider moving to this tool from our original tool for implementing test modeling. ARD appears to have better integration with Selenium. It also has the ability to record scripts/flows using Selenium Builder and import them into ARD, which will then create and optimize a model based on that.Measuring test coverage helps in one of the most challenging tasks. It has logic that can help to select the right set of scenarios and know what coverage it will provide.Defects can be traced in the solution.The optimization technique helps in giving us the minimum number of test cases with maximum coverage.

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Issue linking has enabled teams to trace issues.Transparency of development projects, as well as approval processes for some business projects, has improved massively.The most valuable feature of this solution is the source linking on the commit level to git.This solution assists us with being able to quickly and easily start sprints and keep accurate track of them, including billing using a time-tracking add-on.The most valuable feature is the Burndown Chart to see work that is outstanding.The most valuable features are the customized Dashboard, Sprint Planning, and Automatic Notifications.The most valuable feature is the full integration between Work management, Source code management, and Test Automation.The features that we find most valuable are the Workflow, Scrum workflow, and Dashboards.

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CA ARD doesn't provide integration with Tosca. The possibility of creating a test case and exporting it into Tosca is not available. Integration with end-to-end automation tools, like Worksoft or Tosca, is not provided by CA ARD as of now.Needs improvement in aligning models so they look clear and readable without having to move boxes around.It would help if it would save different subsets of test cases, use cases, etc., of a given diagram, for different purposes and provide an easy way to name those subsets.The solution could be more user-friendly. For example, attachments could be icon-based to make it easier for the user to notice them.Data flexibility is something which I would like to see, along with more integration with App Test.A template in App Test should be created in advance. This has proven to be time consuming. The process is not fully automated, because there is a lot of manual intervention is required.Integration with Agile management tools can be improved, i.e., mainly test case maintenance and linking test cases to the automation script.I think it's already coming, but it needs more automation aspects. There is a tab for Automation, but I think it's not robust. I think that it's going to be a crucial element of the tool.

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The only thing that JIRA doesn't for us is release management in a way that I can create a list of versions easily.My main concern is the administration of projects, especially user groups, and this requires root access rights but there is no concept of layered admin rights.Backlog pruning and visualization are poor.The permissions can be challenging to get right.The reporting needs to be improved.This solution would be improved with the inclusion of integration with SVN, and auto-sync with the build release number.The hierarchy for Jira tickets is too flat.It would be very useful to have drag and drop time tracking.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
Recommendation is to go with concurrent licenses as oppose to seat license; this gives more flexibility.It is less costly when compared to other tools on the market.This tool reduces the cost associated with test cases, automation script generation, and maintenance costs.

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To try this solution, use their cloud offering to get familiar. After that, it's in my view worth the money.Licensing is on a monthly basis, and it is based on what you use.We feel that the product is a good value for the cost.I understand JIRA is quite expensive.It does not cost that much.Almost everybody uses JIRA nowadays because it is the most cost-effective solution.

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Also Known As
Grid Tools Agile Designer, CA ARDJIRA Software
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Overview
CA Agile Requirements Designer is an end-to-end requirements gathering, test automation and test case design tool which drastically reduces manual testing effort and enables organizations to deliver quality software to market earlier and at less cost. The optimal set of manual or automated tests can be derived automatically from requirements modeled as unambiguous flowcharts and are linked to the right data and expected results. These tests are updated automatically when the requirements change, allowing organizations to deliver quality software which reflects changing user needs.

JIRA has multiple deployment options to provide the flexibility your organization needs.

Cloud is a fully hosted service for customers who want to iterate quickly and have us take care of managing the infrastructure.

For customers who need to run our applications behind their firewall, we have Server and Data Center options. Server delivers greater capacity for a larger user base and gives you more control, allowing you to remain compliant with your enterprise IT, security, IP and privacy policies. For our largest customers, Data Center provides all the capability of our Server option, along with high availability, instant scalability and performance at scale.

Atlassian also offers premium support and strategic services for enterprise customers. Technical Account Managers are cross-functional technical advisors providing proactive planning and strategic guidance across your organization. Premier Support goes above and beyond our standard offerings to give you account-wide support from a team of senior support engineers.

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Sample Customers
Williams, RabobankSquare, Nasa, eBay, Cisco, SalesForce, Adobe, BNP Paribas, BMW and LinkedIn, Pfizer, Citi.
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm58%
Energy/Utilities Company17%
Comms Service Provider17%
Manufacturing Company8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Financial Services Firm32%
Software R&D Company30%
Insurance Company10%
Engineering Company8%
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm16%
Software R&D Company13%
Manufacturing Company13%
Insurance Company11%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company30%
Comms Service Provider10%
Manufacturing Company10%
Financial Services Firm8%
Company Size
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Small Business5%
Large Enterprise95%
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Small Business32%
Midsize Enterprise20%
Large Enterprise48%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business10%
Midsize Enterprise17%
Large Enterprise73%
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