Compare IBM Engineering Workflow Management vs. Micro Focus ALM Quality Center

IBM Engineering Workflow Management is ranked 7th in Enterprise Agile Planning Tools with 3 reviews while Micro Focus ALM Quality Center is ranked 4th in Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) Suites with 12 reviews. IBM Engineering Workflow Management is rated 7.0, while Micro Focus ALM Quality Center is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of IBM Engineering Workflow Management writes "Gives us work distribution among team members, but teams need clearer pictures of resource availability in charts and dashboards". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Micro Focus ALM Quality Center writes "We can have multiple users execute tests independently on their own computers because the UFT scripts are stored online". IBM Engineering Workflow Management is most compared with JIRA, TFS and Microsoft Azure DevOps, whereas Micro Focus ALM Quality Center is most compared with JIRA, Micro Focus ALM Octane and TFS. See our IBM Engineering Workflow Management vs. Micro Focus ALM Quality Center report.
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Pros
Work distribution among team members and accountability for completion with a clearer picture.All of the features work together to provide a powerful holistic solution - from the dashboard all the way through to security.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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Ability to customize modules, particularly Defect Tracking module on company specific needsBy using QC we broke down silos (of teams), improved the organization of our tests, have a much better view of the testing status, and became much quicker in providing test results with document generation.From reporting to team management, everything is better now.The AI and functionality interface are useful.It has a good response time.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.

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

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The BPT also known as Business Process Testing can sometimes be very time intensive and sometimes might not be very intuitive to someone who is not familiar with BPT.We would like to have support for agile development.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.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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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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Quality Center is pricey, but cheaper is not always less expensive.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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IBM Rational Team Concert (IBM ALM), IBM RTCHPE ALM, Quality Center, Quality Center, Micro Focus 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
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company25%
Insurance Company12%
Manufacturing Company11%
Government11%
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Financial Services Firm20%
Comms Service Provider14%
Energy/Utilities Company8%
Insurance Company8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company42%
Comms Service Provider10%
Manufacturing Company8%
Financial Services Firm6%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business11%
Midsize Enterprise44%
Large Enterprise44%
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Small Business12%
Midsize Enterprise13%
Large Enterprise75%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business5%
Midsize Enterprise2%
Large Enterprise93%
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