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Pros
"I like that it's easy to deploy our services over GitLab. The customer support is also good with a really active community. You have a lot of support that you can get online with your stack. That is probably one of the benefits of using GitLab. It's also really fast.""It is very useful for reviews. We are using branch merging operations and full reset operations. It is also very useful for merging our code and tracking another branch. The graph diagrams of Git are very useful. Its interface is straightforward and not too complex for us.""We like that we can create branches and then the branches can be reviewed and you can mesh those branches back. You can independently work with your own branch, you don't need to really control the core of other people.""GitLab offers a good interface for doing code reviews between two colleagues.""The best thing is that as the developers work on separate tasks, all of the code goes there and the other team members don't have to wait on each other to finish.""A user friendly solution.""I have had no problem with the stability of the solution.""This product is always evolving, and they listen to the customers."

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"Work distribution among team members and accountability for completion with a clearer picture.""Traceability reporting is inbuilt and includes all your requirements."

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Cons
"It can be free for commercial use.""We would like to generate document pages from the sources.""It should be used by a larger number of people. They should raise awareness.""We are having a few problems integrating with Jira at the moment, which is something that our IT department is investigating.""It would be really good if they integrated more features in application security.""I would like to see static analysis also embedded in GitLab. That would also help us. If there's something that it does internally by GitLab and then that is already tied up with your pipeline and then it can tell you that you're coding is good or your code is not great. Based on that, it would pass or fail. That should be streamlined. I would think that would help to a greater extent, in terms of having one solution rather than depending on multiple vendors.""The only thing our company is really waiting on in terms of features is the development of metrics.""The solution could improve by providing more integration into the CI/CD pipeline, an autocomplete search tool, and more supporting documentation."

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"Teams need clearer pictures of resource availability in charts and dashboards along with plans.""The solution is very heavily vendor dependent."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"The price is okay.""Its price is fine. It is on the cheaper side and not expensive. You have to pay additionally for GitLab CI/CD minutes. Initially, we used the free version. When we ran out of GitLab minutes, we migrated to the paid version.""It seems reasonable. Our IT team manages the licenses.""It is very expensive. We can't bear it now, and we have to find another solution. We have a yearly subscription in which we can increase the number of licenses, but we have to pay at the end of the year.""I don't mind the price because I use the free version.""I think that we pay approximately $100 USD per month."

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"Licensing: The solution cost is high and should be brought down to increase competition.""It's an expensive investment to make, so the decision should be driven on individual requirements."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: GitLab integrates well with other platforms.
Top Answer: I don't mind the price because I use the free version. The licensing fee could be less expensive.
Top Answer: While I don't have any specific complaints about GitLab, there are always things that could be better. Better support, for example, could be provided. The technology could be made simpler to use, it… more »
Top Answer: Traceability reporting is inbuilt and includes all your requirements.
Top Answer: This is not a cheap solution but it does include the standard support that IBM offers through their portal, and the support is good. IBM has multiple licensing models, and there is a floating license… more »
Top Answer: Unfortunately, the solution is very heavily vendor dependent. It requires a strong partnership with IBM, and you rely on them for fixes or access to certain things. There are new fixes all the time… more »
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Also Known As
IBM Rational Team Concert (IBM ALM), IBM RTC
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Overview

GitLab is a single application with features for the whole software development and operations (DevOps) lifecycle.

IBM Engineering Workflow Management manages plans, tasks, the project status and acts as the critical link between required and delivered work. It provides flexibility to adapt to any process, which enables companies to adopt faster release cycles and manage dependencies across both small and complex development projects. This solution offers no-charge server software and flexible pricing models. It becomes a complete IBM Engineering Lifecycle Management solution—when purchased as a set of seamlessly integrated tools: IBM Engineering Workflow Management, IBM Engineering Test Management, and IBM Engineering Requirements Management DOORS Next.

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Sample Customers
Siemens, University of Washington, Equinix, Paessler AG, CNCF, Ticketmaster, CERN, Vaadin
Telstra Corporation, Visteon, Atos SE, Panasonic Automotive Systems, IBM Global Technology Services, CareCore National, JTEKT Corp., ItaÒ BBA, Avea, CACEIS, Danske Bank Group, APIS IT
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Mining And Metals Company18%
Computer Software Company18%
Transportation Company9%
Financial Services Firm9%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company24%
Comms Service Provider22%
Government9%
Financial Services Firm8%
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm43%
Computer Software Company29%
Comms Service Provider14%
Manufacturing Company14%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company25%
Comms Service Provider12%
Manufacturing Company11%
Government7%
Company Size
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Small Business50%
Midsize Enterprise11%
Large Enterprise39%
REVIEWERS
Small Business17%
Midsize Enterprise25%
Large Enterprise58%
Find out what your peers are saying about Microsoft, Planview, GitLab and others in Enterprise Agile Planning Tools. Updated: October 2021.
552,695 professionals have used our research since 2012.

GitLab is ranked 3rd in Enterprise Agile Planning Tools with 16 reviews while IBM Engineering Workflow Management is ranked 11th in Enterprise Agile Planning Tools with 2 reviews. GitLab is rated 8.2, while IBM Engineering Workflow Management is rated 6.6. The top reviewer of GitLab writes "Provides or mandates quantitative code into the Master". On the other hand, the top reviewer of IBM Engineering Workflow Management writes "Great inbuilt traceability reporting; unfortunately, the solution is heavily vendor dependent". GitLab is most compared with Microsoft Azure DevOps, TeamCity, Tekton, Sonatype Nexus Lifecycle and GoCD, whereas IBM Engineering Workflow Management is most compared with Jira, Microsoft Azure DevOps, CA Endevor Software Change Manager, codeBeamer ALM and Rally Software.

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