Compare IBM Rational ALM vs. Polarion ALM

IBM Rational ALM is ranked 7th in Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) Suites with 5 reviews while Polarion ALM is ranked 15th in Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) Suites with 3 reviews. IBM Rational ALM is rated 7.0, while Polarion ALM is rated 6.4. The top reviewer of IBM Rational ALM writes "Helped with time management, improved our resource utility, and helped assure on-time completion". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Polarion ALM writes "The amount of document control, combined with review and release probabilities and signatures is really useful". IBM Rational ALM is most compared with Microsoft Azure DevOps, Jira, TFS, PTC Integrity and Rally Software, whereas Polarion ALM is most compared with Jira, PTC Integrity, codeBeamer ALM, TFS and IBM Engineering Workflow Management. See our IBM Rational ALM vs. Polarion ALM report.
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The most valuable feature is the reporting of the CPU usage on the dashboard.At the same time, if you're working from the architect or the designing team you, it's quite easy to manage the resources online.It helped us contain critical things, like source code and several documents, which is very important to us.It is relatively easy to use and user-friendly once the setup is complete.The cataloging is a very valuable feature. For a lot of enterprises, they end up not knowing which applications do specific features. The cataloging helps with this. It's not that verbose, but it still gives you allowances to put in more detail.

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We had a nice experience with technical support.You can see the work ticket and you can circulate that within the teams. You can define your flows, customize according to your needs, and you can create dashboards and create the reports according to your needs.The initial setup of this solution was straightforward, and there were not too many problems with it.

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The stability of this solution can be improved.The directory designer manager is uncivil. The design manager is clearly really unstable.Of course it would be related to customer experience. The solution is not user friendly at all. It needs an expert to use it, although the reporting feature was okay.There is not enough beginner support material in the form of FAQs or simple training to help you get started.The features should be more intuitive. If I'm looking for something, its location should be easy to locate.

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The ease-of-use could be improved a little.The most important thing for them to improve should be platform-independent features. They should also provide extensive pipelines and release pipelines that we can define and we can work on.The interface for this solution needs to be made more user-friendly to provide a better user experience.

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The license model is okay for large companies but would be quite expensive for smaller enterprises.

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Rational ALM, MKS
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.

The world’s first 100% browser-based ALM enterprise solution, which enables seamless collaboration across disparate teams, multi-directionally linked work items, full traceability, accelerated productivity and automated proof of compliance.

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Sample Customers
Tennis Australia, WeCloud AB, Port Otago Limited, Logicalis US, Valmer, The Chevrolet Volt, AshurstEngineering Ingegneria Informatica, IBS AG, Zumtobel Group
Top Industries
Computer Software Company42%
Comms Service Provider9%
Manufacturing Company6%
Computer Software Company35%
Manufacturing Company17%
Comms Service Provider14%
Construction Company10%
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