Compare IBM Engineering Workflow Management vs. IBM Rational Synergy

IBM Engineering Workflow Management is ranked 2nd in Software Configuration Management with 3 reviews while IBM Rational Synergy is ranked 9th in Software Configuration Management with 1 review. IBM Engineering Workflow Management is rated 7.4, while IBM Rational Synergy is rated 3.0. The top reviewer of IBM Engineering Workflow Management writes "An excellent holistic solution that's stable and cost-effective". On the other hand, the top reviewer of IBM Rational Synergy writes "Users must go through a lot of steps to properly manipulate this solution, which can interrupt workflows and cause unnecessary downtime". IBM Engineering Workflow Management is most compared with JIRA, TFS and Rally Software, whereas IBM Rational Synergy is most compared with .
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Pros
All of the features work together to provide a powerful holistic solution - from the dashboard all the way through to security.Work distribution among team members and accountability for completion with a clearer picture.Agile templates give us a standard methodology for every Agile project. Also, the ability to create our own object types and linkages to features/epics allows us to enhance the verification of feature readiness.

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Managing source code, tracking modifications, and being able to analyze evolutions of source code are the most valuable features.

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Cons
Some administrative tasks are difficult to perform. These could be simplified.Teams need clearer pictures of resource availability in charts and dashboards along with plans.

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I'd like to see more integration with respect to requirement management, though this is not possible with this Synergy solution. I know that PTC enables this feature as well as Polarion. We need to have full trustworthiness and accountability in knowing that the tool will track every modification from specification through to the source code, with Synergy this isn't possible. The solution requires additional tools like rectify, desktop system solutions, to enable trustability between requirements, from one specification to another.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
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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IBM Rational Team Concert (IBM ALM), IBM RTCIBM Synergy, Rational Synergy
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Overview

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.

At IBM, work is more than a job - it's a calling: To build. To design. To code. To consult. To think along with clients and sell. To make markets. To invent. To collaborate. Not just to do something better, but to attempt things you've never thought possible. To lead in this new era of technology and solve some of the world's most challenging problems. IBM is a leading cloud platform and cognitive solutions company. Restlessly reinventing since 1911, we are the largest technology and consulting employer in the world, with more than 380,000 employees serving clients in 170 countries. With Watson, the AI platform for business, powered by data, we are building industry-based solutions to real-world problems. For more than seven decades, IBM Research has defined the future of information technology with more than 3,000 researchers in 12 labs located across six continents.

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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
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Comms Service Provider13%
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