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"It's very reliable as a solution.""Integration with the other professional tools is a very strong advantage, so that we can have a traceability between the requirements and defects in Rational Team Concert. That's the most important aspect.""The most valuable feature is the RFT because it allows us to automate manual test cases."

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"The ability to reuse test cases already used across projects is the most valuable feature of this solution. We don't need to create new ones.""The user-friendly features are the most valuable. For example, migration of requirements and migration of test cases and the creation of traceability. You have various reports that you need. The plug-ins that are available to connect with the other tools.""The reporting functionality helps vendors and technical resources identify bugs and issues that need to be addressed. The simple dashboard-style home page makes training end-user testers simple and straightforward. The actual testing UI is VERY straightforward and very intuitive for the end-users that test the system since very often we pull from business and operational users to help test new systems."

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"Currently, the user interface needs to be more user-friendly.""I think it's fine from a performance perspective but usability is something that needs improvement.""Adding support for uploading a collection of test cases would be a helpful addition."

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"It should develop integration with JIRA. We have some complexities which caused us not to decide to integrate it with our JIRA, like synchronous data.""Migrating is not very easy. It depends on the organization, how efficient and effective the decision-making process is. The plug-ins should be easier and more integrated rather than the user trying to integrate the tools which are more popular, like Jira et al.""The UI for managing test cases, test sets, test runs could be a little more integrated, currently, these feel disjointed at times and confusing. Also, the test steps page needs to display the test steps closer to the top of the UI so as to not have to scroll down to find."

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Overview
IBM Rational Quality Manager is a collaborative hub for business-driven software and systems quality across virtually any platform and type of testing. This software helps teams share information seamlessly, use automation to accelerate project schedules and report on metrics for informed release decisions. Rational Quality Manager helps quality assurance teams collaborate by sharing project information and status updates seamlessly so team members can synchronize teamwork throughout the lifecycle. It helps them automate by reducing labor-intensive activities to accelerate project schedules. In addition, it helps them govern by understanding and reporting on project metrics enabling accurate, reliable and timely release decisions.SpiraTest is an integrated Requirements and Quality Management solution that manages your project's Requirements, Test Cases, Releases, Defects and Issues in one environment, with complete traceability throughout. After defining your project's requirements, you generate the test cases and test steps that validate the functionality. The test execution modules allows users to run through the tests, logging defects/issues as they go. SpiraTest is Fully Web-Based. Free 30-Day Trial.
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Sample Customers
Ehrhardt, Cisco Systems, Anadolu Hayat Emeklilik, CareCore National, ItaÒ BBA, Barr- Morningstar - Deutsch Bank - Sopra Group - Booz Allen & Hamilton - UBS - US Government
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Computer Software Company31%
Comms Service Provider19%
Manufacturing Company10%
Government6%
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Insurance Company20%
Marketing Services Firm20%
Manufacturing Company10%
Comms Service Provider10%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider25%
Computer Software Company25%
Government11%
Insurance Company7%
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Small Business13%
Midsize Enterprise38%
Large Enterprise50%
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Small Business26%
Midsize Enterprise48%
Large Enterprise26%
Find out what your peers are saying about IBM Rational Quality Manager vs. Inflectra SpiraTest and other solutions. Updated: January 2021.
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IBM Rational Quality Manager is ranked 14th in Test Management Tools with 3 reviews while Inflectra SpiraTest is ranked 8th in Test Management Tools with 3 reviews. IBM Rational Quality Manager is rated 7.6, while Inflectra SpiraTest is rated 9.4. The top reviewer of IBM Rational Quality Manager writes "Has good integration with the other professional tools but usability needs improvement ". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Inflectra SpiraTest writes "User friendly with ease of testing requirements management, migration from other tools and als othe integration with other testing tools". IBM Rational Quality Manager is most compared with Micro Focus ALM Quality Center, TestRail by Gurock, Tricentis qTest, Zephyr Enterprise and TFS, whereas Inflectra SpiraTest is most compared with Jira, TestRail by Gurock, Micro Focus ALM Quality Center, Tricentis qTest and Microsoft Azure DevOps. See our IBM Rational Quality Manager vs. Inflectra SpiraTest report.

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