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"The most valuable feature is the RFT because it allows us to automate manual test cases.""Integration with the other professional tools is a very strong advantage, so that we can have a traceability between the requirements and defects in Rational Team Concert. That's the most important aspect.""It's very reliable as a solution."

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"As far as queries are concerned, creating, grading, or customizing the queries as a primary requirement is very easy to do.""The most valuable features are test case writing and bug tracking.""The initial setup is fairly easy.""The most valuable feature is simplicity.""Good branching and labelling features.""The most valuable feature is the backlog.""The interface is easy to navigate.""The most valuable features are the dashboard and task-selection capability."

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"Adding support for uploading a collection of test cases would be a helpful addition.""I think it's fine from a performance perspective but usability is something that needs improvement.""Currently, the user interface needs to be more user-friendly."

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"The dashboard and the customization of dashboards is an area they have to work on.""The reporting functionality is something that they should work on.""There should be management of the project built-in.""They should have design patterns in TFS for the development team, and design patterns for the QA.""Integration from Visual Studio could be improved.""The program and portfolio planning facility can be improved.""I would like to see the reporting features expanded so that I can see details on the users connected to all of the projects.""The interface can be improved and made more user-friendly."

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"We pay subscription fees on a yearly basis and the price is reasonable.""TFS is more competitively priced than some other solutions.""The pricing is reasonable at this time."

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Top Answer: Integration with the other professional tools is a very strong advantage, so that we can have a traceability between the requirements and defects in Rational Team Concert. That's the most important… more »
Top Answer: Clients often ask about monthly licensing fees, however, I'm not sure about how IBM actually charges. For example, I'm unsure as to if it's a yearly or a monthly fee. It's unclear from my end how the… more »
Top Answer: I think it's fine from a performance perspective but usability is something that needs improvement. It might be because of the complexity. They introduce some entities before people learn how these… more »
Top Answer: The most valuable features are the dashboard and task-selection capability.
Top Answer: TFS licencing can be confusing, we have to read it well and have a good user management strategy and control.
Top Answer: I would like to see TFS integrated with a project management solution, such as Microsoft EPM. Right now, it is isolated from EPM but if we could somehow connect it, then that would help a lot. As it… more »
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Rational Quality ManagerTeam Foundation Server
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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.Visual Studio Team Foundation Server (TFS) is the collaboration platform at the core of Microsoft's application lifecycle management (ALM) solution. TFS supports agile development practices, multiple IDEs and platforms locally or in the cloud and gives you the tools you need to effectively manage software development projects throughout the IT lifecycle.
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Ehrhardt, Cisco Systems, Anadolu Hayat Emeklilik, CareCore National, ItaÒ BBA, BarrVendex KBB IT Services, Info Support, Fujitsu Consulting, TCSC, Airways New Zealand, HP
Top Industries
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Computer Software Company42%
Comms Service Provider15%
Media Company8%
Government8%
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Financial Services Firm43%
Manufacturing Company14%
Computer Software Company14%
Retailer7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company38%
Comms Service Provider13%
Government6%
Insurance Company6%
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Small Business13%
Midsize Enterprise38%
Large Enterprise50%
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Small Business13%
Midsize Enterprise23%
Large Enterprise64%
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Small Business2%
Midsize Enterprise6%
Large Enterprise92%
Find out what your peers are saying about IBM Rational Quality Manager vs. TFS and other solutions. Updated: September 2020.
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IBM Rational Quality Manager is ranked 12th in Test Management Tools with 3 reviews while TFS is ranked 2nd in Test Management Tools with 12 reviews. IBM Rational Quality Manager is rated 7.6, while TFS is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of IBM Rational Quality Manager writes "Has good integration with the other professional tools but usability needs improvement ". On the other hand, the top reviewer of TFS writes "Nice dashboard, good task-selection capability, and the option to save pages as favorites is helpful". IBM Rational Quality Manager is most compared with Micro Focus ALM Quality Center, TestRail by Gurock, Zephyr Enterprise, SmartBear TestComplete and Tricentis qTest, whereas TFS is most compared with Microsoft Azure DevOps, Jira, Micro Focus ALM Quality Center, Rally Software and TestRail by Gurock. See our IBM Rational Quality Manager vs. TFS report.

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