Compare CA Agile Requirements Designer vs. TestRail by Gurock

CA Agile Requirements Designer is ranked 6th in Test Management Tools with 9 reviews while TestRail by Gurock is ranked 8th in Test Management Tools with 3 reviews. CA Agile Requirements Designer is rated 7.8, while TestRail by Gurock is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of CA Agile Requirements Designer writes "‚ÄčThe scale possibilities are endless, especially when combined with all the other products that CA has to offer". On the other hand, the top reviewer of TestRail by Gurock writes "Easy to write new test cases and test plans and it is flexible". CA Agile Requirements Designer is most compared with JIRA, Tricentis Tosca and Conformiq, whereas TestRail by Gurock is most compared with Zephyr Enterprise, Hiptest and TFS. See our CA Agile Requirements Designer vs. TestRail by Gurock 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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The most valuable features are the flexibility, ease of use for writing new test cases, the test plans, and the composition.The solution is very stable. We've never had any issues with it.The most valuable features are the reporting in the dashboard and the general way in which we can create test runs is helpful.

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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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It's not easy to create a custom report. It's not straightforward. A good improvement would be if there was a way to report and create a custom report without using a plugin or scripting language.I've encountered at some point, some difficulties on the administration side, but I don't remember exactly what they were.It would be useful if it had its own issue management system. At the moment, it's purely a test management tool and you have to link to a defect management tool, like JIRA. It would be useful if there was an option to use its own defect management tool so that it's integrated and not two separate tools.

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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.‚ÄčThe cost of the tool was well worth the benefit that we saw on the back-end.We were able to scale down some resources to basically self-fund our ability to purchase the tool.

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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.

TestRail helps you manage and track your software testing efforts and organize your QA department. Its intuitive web-based user interface makes it easy to create test cases, manage test runs and coordinate your entire testing process.

Easily track and follow the status of individual tests, milestones and projects with dashboards and activity reports. Get real-time insights into your testing progress and boost productivity with personalized todo lists, filters and email notifications. Efficient test management, get started today!

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Sample Customers
Williams, RabobankApple, Microsoft, Boeing, Intel, NASA, Amazon, HP, Samsung
Top Industries
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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%
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Software R&D Company28%
Comms Service Provider13%
Financial Services Firm10%
Media Company9%
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