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Find out what your peers are saying about GitLab vs. Polarion ALM and other solutions. Updated: September 2021.
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Pros
"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.""Everything is easy to configure and easy to work with.""A user friendly solution.""It speeds up our development, it's faster, safer, and more convenient.""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.""GitLab offers a good interface for doing code reviews between two colleagues.""This product is always evolving, and they listen to the customers.""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."

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"We had a nice experience with technical support.""It meets with everybody's needs without having to grab plugins.""The technical support is quite good."

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Cons
"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.""Reporting could be improved.""I would like to see better integration with project management tools such as Jira.""The documentation could be improved to help newcomers better understand things like creating new branches.""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.""It can be free for commercial use."

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"The ease-of-use could be improved a little.""Technical support needs some improvement.""The configuration aspect of the solution is not easy. A person needs a lot of programming knowledge in order to successfully handle the job."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"I think that we pay approximately $100 USD per month.""The price is okay.""It seems reasonable. Our IT team manages the licenses.""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 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."

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"The license model is okay for large companies but would be quite expensive for smaller enterprises.""If the pricing would come down and it was more affordable then we wouldn't have to switch."

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Top Answer: We like that we can have an all-encompassing product and don't have to implement different solutions.
Top Answer: 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… more »
Top Answer: We would like to generate document pages from the sources. Right now, we can't do that. The testing could be better in that, for the code quality, now we use an external product and maybe the internal… more »
Top Answer: The technical support is quite good.
Top Answer: The solution is not easy to use. The configuration aspect of the solution is not easy. A person needs a lot of programming knowledge in order to successfully handle the job. The cost of the product is… more »
Top Answer: Polarion can be used typically for application lifecycle management. Typically it's used for requirement management, test case management, and defect tracking.
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Overview

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

The world’s first 100% browser-based ALM enterprise solution, which enables seamless collaboration across disparate teams, multi-directionally linked work items, full traceability, accelerated productivity and automated proof of compliance.

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Sample Customers
Siemens, University of Washington, Equinix, Paessler AG, CNCF, Ticketmaster, CERN, Vaadin
Engineering Ingegneria Informatica, IBS AG, Zumtobel Group
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%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company23%
Manufacturing Company22%
Comms Service Provider17%
Government4%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business53%
Midsize Enterprise12%
Large Enterprise35%
REVIEWERS
Small Business29%
Midsize Enterprise14%
Large Enterprise57%
Find out what your peers are saying about GitLab vs. Polarion ALM and other solutions. Updated: September 2021.
542,823 professionals have used our research since 2012.

GitLab is ranked 2nd in Enterprise Agile Planning Tools with 15 reviews while Polarion ALM is ranked 9th in Enterprise Agile Planning Tools with 3 reviews. GitLab is rated 8.2, while Polarion ALM is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of GitLab writes "Provides or mandates quantitative code into the Master". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Polarion ALM writes "The amount of document control, combined with review and release probabilities and signatures is really useful". GitLab is most compared with Microsoft Azure DevOps, Tekton, TeamCity and Sonatype Nexus Lifecycle, whereas Polarion ALM is most compared with Jira, Microsoft Azure DevOps, PTC Integrity, Atlassian ALM and TFS. See our GitLab vs. Polarion ALM report.

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