IBM Rational ALM vs. Micro Focus ALM

As of February 2019, IBM Rational ALM is ranked 12th in Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) Suites with 1 review vs Micro Focus ALM which is ranked 2nd in Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) Suites with 45 reviews. The top reviewer of IBM Rational ALM writes "Rich planning features including Sprint, Sprint retrospective, and rules in Scrum framework". The top reviewer of Micro Focus ALM writes "Provides QA management and project management - testing, defect management, and reporting". IBM Rational ALM is most compared with JIRA, TFS and PTC Integrity. Micro Focus ALM is most compared with JIRA, TFS and ALM Octane.
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2,028 views|972 comparisons
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41,888 views|12,168 comparisons
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Pros
The planning feature is rich with Scrum concepts: Sprint, Sprint retrospective, the rules in the Scrum framework.

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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
I would like to see better reporting features. The out-of-box reporting is - I don't want to say limited - but the focus is on the Scrum and Sprint reports. We need more reporting features regarding the history of the work, tracking it more deeply.

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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.HPE ALM’s out-of-the-box reporting can be perceived as rigid and limited, to an extent.I'd like to see the concept of teams put into it.

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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.Seat and concurrent licensing models exist; the latter is recommended if a large number of different users will be utilizing the product.If you have more than five users, a concurrent licensing model should be considered.

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2,028
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972
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1
Followers
197
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8.0
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41,888
Comparisons
12,168
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43
Followers
1,767
Avg. Rating
8.3
Top Comparisons
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Also Known As
Rational ALM, MKSHPE ALM
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Overview
Lifecycle management capabilities built on the open, unifying IBM Rational Jazz platform can help agile and traditional teams: see at-a-glance status, access better data for decisions, manage costs, reuse the most efficient processes across the organization, manage cloud, web, SOA and mobile application design and development. Teams can also gain real-time traceability, manage work across vendors, unify across a diverse set of lifecyle tools, and provide collaborative development for continuous delivery as part of the IBM DevOps solution.

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
Tennis Australia, WeCloud AB, Port Otago Limited, Logicalis US, Valmer, The Chevrolet Volt, AshurstSpecsavers, Cardinal Health, KMD, Turkcell
Top Industries
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REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm23%
Comms Service Provider13%
Pharma/Biotech Company10%
Healthcare Company9%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Financial Services Firm31%
Manufacturing Company24%
Software R&D Company7%
Healthcare Company7%
Company Size
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REVIEWERS
Small Business10%
Midsize Enterprise10%
Large Enterprise79%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business8%
Midsize Enterprise3%
Large Enterprise89%
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