Compare IBM Engineering Workflow Management vs. TFS

IBM Engineering Workflow Management is ranked 5th in Enterprise Agile Planning Tools with 3 reviews while TFS is ranked 1st in Test Management Tools with 8 reviews. IBM Engineering Workflow Management is rated 7.4, while TFS is rated 8.2. 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 TFS writes "Facilitates team collaboration and integrates well with other tools". IBM Engineering Workflow Management is most compared with JIRA, TFS and Rally Software, whereas TFS is most compared with JIRA, Microsoft Azure DevOps and Micro Focus ALM. See our IBM Engineering Workflow Management vs. TFS 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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This solution enables us to link all items usefully, in the way we use Agile.I like the build management features and the integration with Jenkins and many other tools.I like the Kanban board. It is very useful in terms of seeing who is working on what and what the current status of work is.It's an integrated system that includes all the information that we need to deliver our products smoothly and to track the progress of each piece of code.From the project management perspective, the tool is efficiently managing teams by giving management information, such as reports, graphs, velocity, capacity, etc.The biggest value-add is the solution integrates well with most Microsoft products.Build definitions and releases within the product. allow us to put our latest applications in the field.It has great functionality: work items, backlogs, source code, build releases, and it's easy to use.

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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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The test management interface is not very handy.One of the areas that could be improved is to have an effective full lifecycle management.In the next release, I would like them to include integration for various projects, similar to what JIRA has, and they could create this feature on the dashboard.The dashboard needs more enhancements.More options could be provided from the perspective of requirements management, which would help product owners to use the tool effectively.Since it is Microsoft, it is technology agnostic, thus it does not really fit into various different technologies in the organization.We are also using Microsoft Teams. The two products function separately. There is not enough collaboration between Microsoft Teams and TFS.

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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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It is pretty expensive compared to other project management tools.

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IBM Rational Team Concert (IBM ALM), IBM RTCTeam Foundation Server
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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.

Visual Studio Team Foundation Server (TFS) is the collaboration platform at the core of Microsoft's application lifecycle management (ALM) solution. TFS supports agile development practices, multiple IDEs and platforms locally or in the cloud and gives you the tools you need to effectively manage software development projects throughout the IT lifecycle.
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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 ITVendex KBB IT Services, Info Support, Fujitsu Consulting, TCSC, Airways New Zealand, HP
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Insurance Company19%
Manufacturing Company15%
Comms Service Provider13%
Software R&D Company8%
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Financial Services Firm43%
Manufacturing Company13%
Software R&D Company13%
Retailer9%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company26%
Financial Services Firm11%
Manufacturing Company10%
Comms Service Provider9%
Company Size
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Small Business11%
Midsize Enterprise44%
Large Enterprise44%
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Small Business13%
Midsize Enterprise21%
Large Enterprise66%
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Small Business2%
Midsize Enterprise11%
Large Enterprise87%
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