Compare IBM Rational Quality Manager vs. Micro Focus ALM Quality Center

IBM Rational Quality Manager is ranked 14th 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 Quality Manager is rated 8.0, while Micro Focus ALM Quality Center is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of IBM Rational Quality Manager writes "Fast and reliable with good customization capabilities". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Micro Focus ALM Quality Center writes "We can have multiple users execute tests independently on their own computers because the UFT scripts are stored online". IBM Rational Quality Manager is most compared with Micro Focus ALM Quality Center, Zephyr Enterprise and TFS, whereas Micro Focus ALM Quality Center is most compared with JIRA, Micro Focus ALM Octane and TFS.
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Pros
It's very reliable as a solution.

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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.It provides visibility on release status and readiness.

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Currently, the user interface needs to be more user-friendly.

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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.The QA needs improvement.

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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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Top Comparisons
Compared 13% of the time.
Also Known As
Rational Quality ManagerHPE ALM, Quality Center, Quality Center, Micro Focus 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 Firm20%
Comms Service Provider14%
Energy/Utilities Company8%
Insurance Company8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company42%
Comms Service Provider10%
Manufacturing Company8%
Financial Services Firm6%
Company Size
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REVIEWERS
Small Business12%
Midsize Enterprise13%
Large Enterprise75%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business5%
Midsize Enterprise2%
Large Enterprise93%
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