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"Very good reporting features."

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"A lot of support material exists via a single web search of exactly what you're looking for.""The most valuable features are Jenkins Pipelines for ALM and full Deploy Cycle.""This solution has helped us in automating the build and test process, reducing time.""It is very useful for us to be able to collect and manage automatic processing pipelines.""The most valuable feature is its ability to connect with different tools and technologies.""There are a large number of plugins available for integration with third party systems."

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"Not user friendly for the layman."

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"I think an integrated help button, that respected the context of the change/work in hand, would be a worthwhile improvement.""Better and easy-to-use integration with Docker would be an improvement.""The upgrades need improvement.""The learning curve is quite steep at the moment.""This solution would be improved with the inclusion of an Artifactory (Universal artifact repository manager).""The user interface could be updated a little."

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"Jenkins is open source and free."

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Top Answer: A lot of support material exists via a single web search of exactly what you're looking for.
Top Answer: I think an integrated help button, that respected the context of the change/work in hand, would be a worthwhile improvement.
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Overview

IBM Rational Build Forge is an adaptive execution framework that helps automate and standardize the software assembly process. Rational Build Forge helps teams standardize repetitive tasks, improve software quality and manage compliance mandates. This software scales to 25 seats. Rational Build Forge delivers:
Flexibility - gives developers self-service access to preconfigured build processes from within their integrated development environment (IDE). You can add IBM Rational software products to further enhance automation, reporting and integration.
Productivity - accelerates build and release cycles through iterative development, parallel processes and efficient use of hardware.
Compliance - simplifies compliance management with self-documenting audit trails and role-based security.
Compatibility - increases team efficiency with centralized build and release management using the tools you have today.

Jenkins is an award-winning application that monitors executions of repeated jobs, such as building a software project or jobs run by cron.

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IBM Rational Build Forge is ranked 6th in Build Automation with 1 review while Jenkins is ranked 2nd in Build Automation with 7 reviews. IBM Rational Build Forge is rated 10.0, while Jenkins is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of IBM Rational Build Forge writes "Great reporting features and very functional". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Jenkins writes "Useful for us to collect and manage automatic processing pipelines". IBM Rational Build Forge is most compared with Bamboo and CircleCI, whereas Jenkins is most compared with Tekton, Harness, TeamCity, XebiaLabs XL Release and Concourse for VMware Tanzu.

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