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Find out what your peers are saying about IBM Rational Quality Manager vs. Visual Studio Test Professional and other solutions. Updated: January 2021.
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Pros
"It's very reliable as a solution.""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.""The most valuable feature is the RFT because it allows us to automate manual test cases."

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"We are satisfied with technical support. Communicating with them is very simple. We also have a lot of online resources to check and to study and to train our team with. The documentation is very clear and readily available.""Code testing is the most valuable feature of this solution for developing software.""The setup is easy and straightforward.""The solution is very stable; there's nothing in relation to stability to complain about.""The most valuable features are the SSIS reports, the deployment models, and the ability to interact with other Microsoft tools.""The most valuable feature is the in-built support for C# and .NET projects.""Performance-wise, it is a great tool.""The most valuable features are tools like IntelliSense and ReSharper."

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

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"The service right now is far too expensive. You need to pay per user.""Enhancing the support for web application testing and load performance would be an improvement.""The data flow can be improved.""The database administration could be better; you should be able to choose new tools with the development environment in Visual Studio. It could be easier to use.""The documents on the Microsoft website are not very useful, and they ought to make it easier to find answers.""We would like to be able to easily integrate this solution with our continuous integration tools, such as Jenkins.""The pricing of this solution should be lowered.""The integration with Git needs improving because it is a bit disjointed and unpredictable."

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"For the cloud services option, you buy a subscription per account or per user. This costs around $52 a month per person.""I think that the pricing is quite good."

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Questions from the Community
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 tools like IntelliSense and ReSharper.
Top Answer: The integration with Git needs improving because it is a bit disjointed and unpredictable. The diagrammatic representation of the database in the entity framework is helpful but it seems to have been… more »
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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 Professional Edition provides an IDE for all supported development languages. As of Visual Studio 2010, the Standard edition was dropped. MSDN support is available as MSDN Essentials or the full MSDN library depending on licensing. It supports XML and XSLT editing, and can create deployment packages that only use ClickOnce and MSI. It includes tools like Server Explorer and integration with Microsoft SQL Server also. Windows Mobile development support was included in Visual Studio 2005 Standard, however, with Visual Studio 2008, it is only available in Professional and higher editions. Windows Phone 7 development support was added to all editions in Visual Studio 2010. Development for Windows Mobile is no longer supported in Visual Studio 2010; it is superseded by Windows Phone 7.
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Sample Customers
Ehrhardt, Cisco Systems, Anadolu Hayat Emeklilik, CareCore National, ItaÒ BBA, BarrTransport for Greater Manchester, Ordina, Bluegarden A/S, CLEAResult, Jet.com, OSIsoft, Australian Taxation Office, BookedOut, Tracasa
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company32%
Comms Service Provider20%
Manufacturing Company7%
Government6%
REVIEWERS
Computer Software Company29%
Manufacturing Company29%
Transportation Company14%
Healthcare Company14%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company38%
Comms Service Provider19%
Financial Services Firm7%
Insurance Company6%
Company Size
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Small Business13%
Midsize Enterprise38%
Large Enterprise50%
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Small Business8%
Midsize Enterprise15%
Large Enterprise77%
Find out what your peers are saying about IBM Rational Quality Manager vs. Visual Studio Test Professional and other solutions. Updated: January 2021.
455,108 professionals have used our research since 2012.

IBM Rational Quality Manager is ranked 14th in Test Management Tools with 3 reviews while Visual Studio Test Professional is ranked 5th in Test Management Tools with 10 reviews. IBM Rational Quality Manager is rated 7.6, while Visual Studio Test Professional is rated 8.4. 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 Visual Studio Test Professional writes "Good integration between the management data and the test cases". IBM Rational Quality Manager is most compared with Micro Focus ALM Quality Center, TestRail by Gurock, Tricentis qTest, Zephyr Enterprise and TFS, whereas Visual Studio Test Professional is most compared with TFS, Apache JMeter, Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional, Katalon Studio and Ranorex Studio. See our IBM Rational Quality Manager vs. Visual Studio Test Professional report.

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