IBM Rational Quality Manager vs. Zeenyx AscentialTest

IBM Rational Quality Manager is ranked 15th in Test Management Tools with 4 reviews vs Zeenyx AscentialTest which is ranked 10th in Test Management Tools with 5 reviews. The top reviewer of IBM Rational Quality Manager writes "Global Configuration allows the user to maintain different versions of the same artifact. It does not provide inbuilt capabilities for managing the tasks related to testing". The top reviewer of Zeenyx AscentialTest writes "You can build tests using drag and drop. AUT is not required". IBM Rational Quality Manager is most compared with Quality Center, SmartBear TestComplete and TestRail. Zeenyx AscentialTest is most compared with SmartBear TestComplete, UFT (QTP) and Visual Studio Test Professional. See our IBM Rational Quality Manager vs. Zeenyx AscentialTest report.
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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 most valuable feature of AscentialTest for us is that it fully supports PowerBuilder.

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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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Classes are not as object-oriented as I would like, but I am a programmer and not QA so I expect a lot.

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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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Overview
OverviewIBM 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.AscentialTest™ by Zeenyx Software is an enterprise level Test Management System that encompasses Test Planning, Development, Data Management, Execution and Defect Tracking for applications running on Windows, the web, java, dotNet, terminals and PowerBuilder. This “next generation” testing solution allows users to build robust automated and manual tests from reusable components created by its powerful object recognition engine without recording or scripting. Our patented ‘snapshot’ technology generates graphical representations of the application under test which allows users to build ‘Steps’ by dragging and dropping objects in a visual test editor. Reusable Steps are combined to form a multitude of automated and manual tests that are easy to create and maintain. With AscentialTest, companies realize a dramatic reduction in test creation and maintenance times, resulting in increased productivity and lower costs.
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Sample Customers
Sample CustomersEhrhardt, Cisco Systems, Anadolu Hayat Emeklilik, CareCore National, ItaÒ BBA, BarrTJX Companies, Nuance Communications, Ericsson Inc., Transatlantic Reinsurance Company, Accenture, Nutrition Coordinating Center, Univ. of MN, iConectiv, Fortress Software, and LMP Corp.
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