IBM Rational Quality Manager vs. TestRail

IBM Rational Quality Manager is ranked 15th in Test Management Tools with 4 reviews vs TestRail which is ranked 8th in Test Management Tools with 6 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 TestRail writes "Gives the tester the ability to compare calculated times to actual times it takes for a test case to run". IBM Rational Quality Manager is most compared with Quality Center, SmartBear TestComplete and TestRail. TestRail is most compared with Zephyr Enterprise, Hiptest and qTest. See our IBM Rational Quality Manager vs. TestRail 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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Integration with Confluence and JIRA.The API to support integration of the homemade automated testing tool.Reliable and stable. It is important that TestRail be up and running 24/7 as we have users around the world using it.You don't need to follow complex procedures to create a test run, test case, etc.The ability to time test runs gives the tester the ability to compare calculated times to actual times it takes for a test case to run.Most valuable features are the ease of organizing test cases and a great API for sending results from automated test run results into the database.

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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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Better prediction of text.The TestRail API to integrate reporting of automated tests is complete, but requires many requests to identify the appropriate entry.There are a number of improvements that have been requested. While I don't have a list of these requests available, many can be found on Gurock's forum.It would be nice if they would add an export to Word.It would be nice to have a description section when creating the test scenario itself so I can indicate what the configuration should be.Reporting could be more flexible regarding repeating reports.

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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 for small teams seems correct with respect to competitors.Negotiate the best deal you can.My advice to others is to shop around for the best deal. Some options out there are free in cyberspace.Use TestRail Cloud (online TR hosted server) and don't worry about maintenance or scalability. It saves a lot of cash and time.

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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.

TestRail helps you manage and track your software testing efforts and organize your QA department. Its intuitive web-based user interface makes it easy to create test cases, manage test runs and coordinate your entire testing process.

Easily track and follow the status of individual tests, milestones and projects with dashboards and activity reports. Get real-time insights into your testing progress and boost productivity with personalized todo lists, filters and email notifications. Efficient test management, get started today!

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