IBM Rational Quality Manager vs. Micro Focus ALM

IBM Rational Quality Manager is ranked 15th in Test Management Tools with 4 reviews vs Micro Focus ALM which is ranked 1st in Test Management Tools with 42 reviews. The top reviewer of IBM Rational Quality Manager writes "It allows users to assign each other tasks and view the status of the assigned tasks". The top reviewer of Micro Focus ALM writes "Provides QA management and project management - testing, defect management, and reporting". IBM Rational Quality Manager is most compared with Quality Center, TestRail and SmartBear TestComplete. Micro Focus ALM is most compared with JIRA, TFS and ALM Octane. See our IBM Rational Quality Manager vs. Micro Focus ALM report.
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Pros
Reusability and integration capabilities which make it a great choice for organizations that use a variety of development tools and platforms.Latest features include versioning of testings which can be great when used for multiple releases of a product.It allows user to add whichever widget (predefined) based on the need. It has integration with CCM and RM to achieve traceability.

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It improved productivity and increased levels of internal data security.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.It provides visibility on release status and readiness.It allows us to easily make linkage and dependencies, with plenty of integrations.Lab Management is a valuable feature, because you have a 360 view.As a system administrator, HPE ALM can be flexibly configured so that it can accommodate a variety of defined project lifecycles and test methodologies.Quality management, project management from a QA perspective - testing, defect management, how testing relates back to requirements.

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Cons
Mainly Quality Assurance and DevOps, but of course the whole company and management areas with more knowledge of quality and client success approach.Integration capabilities with other vendors' tools should improve.Organizing the test cases is tedious. There is no mechanism to keep and maintain the test cases as hierarchy. This should be seriously addressed.

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They should focus on giving greater value to the IoT and social networks.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.The QA needs improvement.HPE ALM’s out-of-the-box reporting can be perceived as rigid and limited, to an extent.I'd like to see the concept of teams put into it.I'd like to be able to improve how our QA department uses the tool, by getting better educational resources, documentation to help with competencies for my testers.It's not intuitive in that way, which has always been a problem, especially with business users.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
Each license includes 12 months of customer support. A free 90-day trial of the software is also available.The licenses of these tools (the whole CLM package) is very costly as compared to other vendors' tools.

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Seat and concurrent licensing models exist; the latter is recommended if a large number of different users will be utilizing the product.If you have more than five users, a concurrent licensing model should be considered.

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Ranking
15th
Views
3,005
Comparisons
1,197
Reviews
4
Followers
253
Avg. Rating
7.3
1st
Views
41,116
Comparisons
12,485
Reviews
45
Followers
1,733
Avg. Rating
8.3
Top Comparisons
Compared 41% of the time.
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Compared 11% of the time.
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Rational Quality ManagerHPE ALM
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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.

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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Sample Customers
Ehrhardt, Cisco Systems, Anadolu Hayat Emeklilik, CareCore National, ItaÒ BBA, BarrSpecsavers, Cardinal Health, KMD, Turkcell
Top Industries
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REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm23%
Comms Service Provider13%
Pharma/Biotech Company10%
Healthcare Company9%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Financial Services Firm35%
Manufacturing Company15%
Insurance Company6%
Healthcare Company5%
Company Size
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REVIEWERS
Small Business11%
Midsize Enterprise11%
Large Enterprise79%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business7%
Midsize Enterprise10%
Large Enterprise84%
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