Compare IBM Engineering Workflow Management vs. Micro Focus ALM

IBM Engineering Workflow Management is ranked 5th in Enterprise Agile Planning Tools with 3 reviews while Micro Focus ALM is ranked 5th in Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) Suites with 10 reviews. IBM Engineering Workflow Management is rated 7.4, while Micro Focus ALM is rated 8.6. 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 Micro Focus ALM writes "One of the biggest pluses is having all your test assets in one place, however the project tracking is a bit complex". IBM Engineering Workflow Management is most compared with JIRA, TFS and Rally Software, whereas Micro Focus ALM is most compared with JIRA, Micro Focus ALM Octane and TFS. See our IBM Engineering Workflow Management vs. Micro Focus ALM report.
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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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From reporting to team management, everything is better now.The AI and functionality interface are useful.It has a good response time.It improved productivity and increased levels of internal data security.The ability to integrate this solution with other applications is helpful. If there is automation, it comes with improved quality and speed.This solution is open and very easy to integrate. The interface is good too.It provides visibility on release status and readiness.It allows us to easily make linkage and dependencies, with plenty of integrations.

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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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ALM uses a waterfall approach. We have some hybrid approaches in the company and need a more agile approach.Certain features are lousy. Those features can drag the whole server down. There are times that the complex SQL queries are not easy to do within this solution.They should focus on giving greater value to the IoT and social networks.There needs to be improvement in the requirement samples. At the moment, they are very basic.It needs Pure-FTPd WebUI and single sign-on.The QA needs improvement.

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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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We have divided our licenses between Micro Focus ALM and ALM Octane. It works for us.It allows us to keep our costs low. I do not want to pay beyond a certain point for this solution.

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Also Known As
IBM Rational Team Concert (IBM ALM), IBM RTCHPE ALM
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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.

Micro Focus Application Lifecycle Management software (ALM), is a unified platform that helps teams prioritize, align and focus their project activities, provides actionable insight, and fosters the re-use of assets from requirements through development, testing, and readiness for delivery. 

Built on best practices, an extensible architecture and centralized repository, Micro Focus ALM is one of the first unified, technology-agnostic application management systems available now; integrating out-of-the-box with over 30 open source and competitive industry products.

Micro Focus’s ALM suite provides flexible solutions and deployment options to meet your needs and scale with you as you grow.

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Sample Customers
Telstra Corporation, Visteon, Atos SE, Panasonic Automotive Systems, IBM Global Technology Services, CareCore National, JTEKT Corp., ItaÒ BBA, Avea, CACEIS, Danske Bank Group, APIS ITSpecsavers, Cardinal Health, KMD, Turkcell
Top Industries
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Insurance Company19%
Manufacturing Company15%
Comms Service Provider13%
Software R&D Company8%
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Financial Services Firm23%
Comms Service Provider14%
Healthcare Company10%
Pharma/Biotech Company10%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company33%
Manufacturing Company13%
Financial Services Firm10%
Comms Service Provider8%
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Small Business11%
Midsize Enterprise44%
Large Enterprise44%
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Small Business10%
Midsize Enterprise10%
Large Enterprise80%
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Small Business7%
Midsize Enterprise2%
Large Enterprise91%
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