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Pros
"ClearCase integrates well with other engineering tools and frameworks such as the Eclipse environment."

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"The solution is very stable.""The solution is pretty stable.""IntelliSense and CodeLens are helpful because they can show you details about your function, such as how many times it is called from other places within the code.""The most valuable feature is the code management, where there is sharing of code for developers and it is distributed within the organization.""I am not familiar with any issues with respect to stability, and I have never seen Team System crash.""Microsoft makes great products. They are quite robust."

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Cons
"The protection needs to be improved."

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"I would say compared to some more modern tools which are made to work offline, with this solution you have to be connected all of the time and with a central server. In our case, it's not a big problem because we all work on-premises, but it can be an issue if you have teams in different locations.""The technical support could be better.""I would like to see the inclusion of more programming languages, especially better support for Java.""The user experience for the task assignment functionality, and more generally the software lifecycle development, needs to be improved.""I have seen customizations with Team System that allowed it to integrate into other ticketing systems like Jira, which would be a really nice feature to see.""When you go into the front-end, the web portal, if, for example, you pick up an issue, it would be ideal if the branch was automatically created in the repository. Right now, this isn't the case."

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Top Answer: ClearCase integrates well with other engineering tools and frameworks such as the Eclipse environment.
Top Answer: This is an expensive product and the price could be reduced. The protection needs to be improved.
Top Answer: I am not familiar with any issues with respect to stability, and I have never seen Team System crash.
Top Answer: I have seen customizations with Team System that allowed it to integrate into other ticketing systems like Jira, which would be a really nice feature to see.
Top Answer: Visual Studio Team System is kind of ubiquitous in programming because it's also what a lot of systems use for their source control. It is generally used for source control and deployment, and I have… more »
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Overview

IBM Rational ClearCase is an enterprise-grade configuration management system that provides controlled access to software assets, including requirements, design documents, models, test plans and test results. It be can be integrated with other IBM solutions, including IBM Rational Team Concert, IBM Rational ClearQuest, IBM Rational Asset Manager and IBM Rational Application Developer for WebSphere Software.

Microsoft Visual Studio Team System is a platform for productive, integrated, and extensible software development life-cycle tools that helps software teams by improving communication and collaboration throughout the software development process.

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Atos SE, FEI, STM
Bluegarden A/S, Tracasa, Rabobank Group, Borusan Otomotiv, Arelik, Alfa Bank
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Computer Software Company22%
Manufacturing Company20%
Comms Service Provider15%
Government10%
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Small Business50%
Midsize Enterprise13%
Large Enterprise38%
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IBM Rational ClearCase is ranked 2nd in Software Configuration Management with 1 review while Visual Studio Team System is ranked 6th in Software Configuration Management with 6 reviews. IBM Rational ClearCase is rated 8.0, while Visual Studio Team System is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of IBM Rational ClearCase writes "Highly reliable, easy to use, and it integrates well with other engineering tools". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Visual Studio Team System writes "Good code management and sharing capability, but needs better integration with the documentation". IBM Rational ClearCase is most compared with IBM Rational ClearQuest, Git, Bitbucket, HCL Compass and CA Endevor Software Change Manager, whereas Visual Studio Team System is most compared with .

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