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 52 reviews. The top reviewer of IBM Rational Quality Manager writes "Global Configuration allows the user to maintain different versions of the same artifact. It does not provide inbuilt capabilities for managing the tasks related to testing". The top reviewer of Micro Focus ALM writes "Integrates all the tools we need into one solution and connects to CI systems". IBM Rational Quality Manager is most compared with Quality Center, SmartBear TestComplete and TestRail. Micro Focus ALM is most compared with JIRA, TFS and CA Agile Central. 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 most important feature is the integration among all the different features in just one tool: Agile management system, requirements management system, test management, defects management, automatic test execution. Really, if you're looking at other tools, you will never find all that integrated into just one tool with all the traceability, with all the elements in just one place.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.

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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.Globally, I don't see many major points of improvement. It's mostly plenty of little things, and it's weird to me that they are not in the product yet. They are really details, but they're annoying details... Today, in the tool, we've got plenty of assets we can handle, like requirements, user storage, defects, tasks and so on. And to all of those elements, we can add comments. We can add comments to any asset in Octane but not to tasks. It's just impossible to understand why it's not available for the tasks because it's available everywhere else. Similarly, for attachments, you can attach files absolutely everywhere except on automated runs, which is, again, awkward. I don't understand why on this element, in particular, you cannot do it. It's little touches like that.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.

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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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Pricing is the weakest point. It is expensive, but the tool has plenty of features. The main problem we have is that the pricing is very high compared to some other solutions.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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Also Known AsRational Quality ManagerHPE ALM
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Overview
OverviewIBM 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
Sample CustomersEhrhardt, Cisco Systems, Anadolu Hayat Emeklilik, CareCore National, ItaÒ BBA, BarrSpecsavers, Cardinal Health, KMD, Turkcell
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Financial Services Firm
24%
Comms Service Provider
12%
Pharma/Biotech Company
11%
Healthcare Company
9%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Financial Services Firm
35%
Manufacturing Company
15%
Insurance Company
6%
Healthcare Company
5%
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Small Business
12%
Midsize Enterprise
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Large Enterprise
77%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business
6%
Midsize Enterprise
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Large Enterprise
84%
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