IBM Rational Quality Manager vs. Silk Central

As of May 2019, IBM Rational Quality Manager is ranked 18th in Test Management Tools with 4 reviews vs Silk Central which is ranked 15th in Test Management Tools with 4 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 Silk Central writes "A powerful platform and strong technical support help us to make the right decisions". IBM Rational Quality Manager is most compared with Quality Center, TestRail and Zephyr Enterprise. Silk Central is most compared with Micro Focus ALM, Quality Center and Zephyr Enterprise. See our IBM Rational Quality Manager vs. Silk Central 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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The stability of this solution is very good. In our experience it is approximately ninety-nine percent.

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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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We would also like to manage the integration testing end-to-end.

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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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The cost of this tool, in terms of licensing, is not large.

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18th
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Average Words per Review
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758
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4
Average Words per Review
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Avg. Rating
7.5
Top Comparisons
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Rational Quality ManagerBorland Silk Central, Micro Focus Silk Central
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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.Silk Central is an open test management solution which unifies all test assets into one easy-to-use planning, tracking, reporting and execution hub. Silk Central enables you to gain control, collaboration and traceability across all areas of your software testing, whether your methodology is Agile, Traditional or hybrid. Silk Central provides integration of requirements, manual and automated tests, defect tools and your test execution, giving full traceability of the quality of your software testing regardless of role.
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Ehrhardt, Cisco Systems, Anadolu Hayat Emeklilik, CareCore National, Itaƒ BBA, BarrAmBank Group, Krung Thai Computer Services, Deakin University
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