Compare IBM Rational Performance Tester vs. Micro Focus ALM Quality Center

IBM Rational Performance Tester is ranked 15th in Test Management Tools with 1 review while Micro Focus ALM Quality Center is ranked 2nd in Test Management Tools with 12 reviews. IBM Rational Performance Tester is rated 8.0, while Micro Focus ALM Quality Center is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of IBM Rational Performance Tester writes "A solution that supports multiple integrations and offers great technical support". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Micro Focus ALM Quality Center writes "Helps with our delivery, testing, and quality processing". IBM Rational Performance Tester is most compared with Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional, Apache JMeter and Neotys NeoLoad, whereas Micro Focus ALM Quality Center is most compared with Jira, Micro Focus ALM Octane and TFS.
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Technical support is very good. I'm very satisfied with the assistance we've received so far.

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We can get an entire project into a single repository where we can view all the data in detail. This is where we keep all our test cases where everyone can reference them. This provides everyone access to the test cases and artifacts via the cloud. There is no need to contact anyone.Ability to customize modules, particularly Defect Tracking module on company specific needsBy using QC we broke down silos (of teams), improved the organization of our tests, have a much better view of the testing status, and became much quicker in providing test results with document generation.From reporting to team management, everything is better now.The AI and functionality interface are useful.It has a good response time.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.

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The solution is not easily scalable. If you want to extend the solution, you need to purchase a different kind of license. You also have to work with the IBM team to assist in scaling.

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The version of Micro Focus ALM that we use only works through Internet Explorer (IE). We have to communicate to everyone that they can only use IE with the solution. This is a big limitation. We should be free to use any type of browser or operating system. We have customers and partners who are unable to log into the system and enter their defects because they work on a different operating system.The BPT also known as Business Process Testing can sometimes be very time intensive and sometimes might not be very intuitive to someone who is not familiar with BPT.We would like to have support for agile development.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.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.

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Compared to the market, the price is high.Quality Center is pricey, but cheaper is not always less expensive.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.

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Rational Performance TesterHPE ALM, Quality Center, Quality Center, Micro Focus ALM
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Overview
IBM Rational Performance Tester is a performance testing solution that validates the scalability of web and server applications. Rational Performance Tester identifies the presence and cause of system performance bottlenecks and reduces load testing complexity.

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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andagon, Regence BlueCross BlueShield of OregonSpecsavers, Cardinal Health, KMD, Turkcell
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company61%
Government11%
Comms Service Provider9%
Financial Services Firm7%
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Financial Services Firm21%
Comms Service Provider15%
Healthcare Company8%
Insurance Company8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company43%
Comms Service Provider9%
Manufacturing Company7%
Government7%
Company Size
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Small Business19%
Midsize Enterprise38%
Large Enterprise44%
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Small Business11%
Midsize Enterprise13%
Large Enterprise75%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business5%
Midsize Enterprise4%
Large Enterprise91%
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