IBM Rational ClearQuest vs. IBM Rational Synergy

As of May 2019, IBM Rational ClearQuest is ranked 4th in Software Configuration Management with 1 review vs IBM Rational Synergy which is ranked 11th in Software Configuration Management with 1 review. The top reviewer of IBM Rational ClearQuest writes "It can be adapted to any process flow". The top reviewer of IBM Rational Synergy writes "Users must go through a lot of steps to properly manipulate this solution, which can interrupt workflows and cause unnecessary downtime". IBM Rational ClearQuest is most compared with IBM Rational ClearCase, JIRA and IBM Rational Team Concert (IBM ALM). IBM Rational Synergy is most compared with .
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Pros
The combination of a highly flexible state machine together with a platform independent API enables possibilities to automate many steps that in many systems are manual.It can be adapted to any process flow and easily be integrated with other in-house tools using the ClearQuest API.

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Managing source code, tracking modifications, and being able to analyze evolutions of source code are the most valuable features.

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Lack of a modern web interface compared to other systems might discourage customers.

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I'd like to see more integration with respect to requirement management, though this is not possible with this Synergy solution. I know that PTC enables this feature as well as Polarion. We need to have full trustworthiness and accountability in knowing that the tool will track every modification from specification through to the source code, with Synergy this isn't possible. The solution requires additional tools like rectify, desktop system solutions, to enable trustability between requirements, from one specification to another.

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Overview

IBM Rational ClearQuest is a fully customizable database workflow application development and production system. It provides flexible change and defect tracking, customizable processes, near real-time reporting and lifecycle traceability for better visibility and control of the software development lifecycle. IBM Rational ClearQuest provides scalable, multiplatform support to any size organization so you can continue to customize processes as your development needs evolve.

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Atos SE, STM, Regence BlueCross BlueShield
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