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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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"The product has excellent customizable reports.""We use the roadmap features, and we're getting better at using dates to use the roadmap so that we can see if we're on target for work."

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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 product needs to have more integration capabilities.""What I don't like about it is that it is really hard to find old work to reference information and use the reporting section of the application in terms of trying to analyze trends. If I am trying to find out which interfaces took this long and I want to compare and measure improvement from one quarter to another quarter, the reporting mechanism within Rally is very troublesome. They have an Excel plugin that you're supposed to use, but you literally have to pull the raw data out before you can do the analysis. You can't do it within Rally, and if you can, it is a secret, and I don't know how to do it. It should have better, easier, and user-friendly reporting without having to use the Excel add-in. It is very clunky. There is a lot of data in there, but it is not organized in such a way that makes it intuitive. You really have to kind of look for where do you put your documentation or dates. Some customization is available, but it is not plug-and-play like Jira. When I switched from TFS to Jira, I just went and started using Jira, whereas with Rally, you kind of have to really get in and figure out what you need to do before you set stuff up, or you're going to get yourself stuck. You can just start using Jira and be successful."

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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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Questions from the Community
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: We use the roadmap features, and we're getting better at using dates to use the roadmap so that we can see if we're on target for work.
Top Answer: The pricing of the solution is okay. It's reasonable. However, the licensing does increase according to the number of modules. Therefore, it can get expensive.
Top Answer: What I don't like about it is that it is really hard to find old work to reference information and use the reporting section of the application in terms of trying to analyze trends. If I am trying to… more »
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Overview

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

With Rally Software, you can plan, prioritize, manage, track, and continuously improve your work so that you can deliver the value that your customers need with speed, quality, and efficiency. Our enterprise-class Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) SaaS platform provides visibility into progress, roadblocks, and dependencies across multiple teams, projects, and programs. This allows you to align to your strategic goals and create better business results, and to do it all in a single system of record.

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Sample Customers
Siemens, University of Washington, Equinix, Paessler AG, CNCF, Ticketmaster, CERN, Vaadin
Physicians Mutual, Harvard Pilgrim HealthCare, Editora Abril, Tata Communications, Level 3 Communications, Seagate, TomTom, Philips, Hiscox, Physicians Mutual, MYOB
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Mining And Metals Company18%
Computer Software Company18%
Transportation Company9%
Financial Services Firm9%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company23%
Comms Service Provider22%
Government9%
Financial Services Firm8%
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm20%
Healthcare Company18%
Comms Service Provider14%
Transportation Company10%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company24%
Comms Service Provider10%
Healthcare Company10%
Financial Services Firm9%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business53%
Midsize Enterprise12%
Large Enterprise35%
REVIEWERS
Small Business9%
Midsize Enterprise10%
Large Enterprise81%
Find out what your peers are saying about GitLab vs. Rally Software and other solutions. Updated: September 2021.
542,267 professionals have used our research since 2012.

GitLab is ranked 2nd in Enterprise Agile Planning Tools with 15 reviews while Rally Software is ranked 8th in Enterprise Agile Planning Tools with 2 reviews. GitLab is rated 8.2, while Rally Software is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of GitLab writes "Provides or mandates quantitative code into the Master". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Rally Software writes "Useful for seeing if we are on target for work, but it is not intuitive and should have easier and user-friendly reporting without having to use the Excel add-in". GitLab is most compared with Microsoft Azure DevOps, Tekton, TeamCity, Sonatype Nexus Lifecycle and GoCD, whereas Rally Software is most compared with Jira, Microsoft Azure DevOps, TFS, Digital.ai Agility and ServiceNow IT Business Management. See our GitLab vs. Rally Software report.

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