Compare IBM Rational Synergy vs. Visual Studio Team System

IBM Rational Synergy is ranked 8th in Software Configuration Management with 1 review while Visual Studio Team System is ranked 5th in Software Configuration Management with 4 reviews. IBM Rational Synergy is rated 3.0, while Visual Studio Team System is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of IBM Rational Synergy writes "Users must go through a lot of steps to properly manipulate this solution, which can interrupt workflows and cause unnecessary downtime". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Visual Studio Team System writes "Good code management and sharing capability, but needs better integration with the documentation". IBM Rational Synergy is most compared with , whereas Visual Studio Team System is most compared with Visual SourceSafe, IBM Engineering Workflow Management and DBmaestro Database Source Control.
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Managing source code, tracking modifications, and being able to analyze evolutions of source code are the most valuable features.

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The most valuable feature is the code management, where there is sharing of code for developers and it is distributed within the organization.IntelliSense and CodeLens are helpful because they can show you details about your function, such as how many times it is called from other places within the code.The solution is pretty stable.The solution is very stable.

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I'd like to see more integration with respect to requirement management, though this is not possible with this Synergy solution. I know that PTC enables this feature as well as Polarion. We need to have full trustworthiness and accountability in knowing that the tool will track every modification from specification through to the source code, with Synergy this isn't possible. The solution requires additional tools like rectify, desktop system solutions, to enable trustability between requirements, from one specification to another.

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The user experience for the task assignment functionality, and more generally the software lifecycle development, needs to be improved.I would like to see the inclusion of more programming languages, especially better support for Java.The technical support could be better.I would say compared to some more modern tools which are made to work offline, with this solution you have to be connected all of the time and with a central server. In our case, it's not a big problem because we all work on-premises, but it can be an issue if you have teams in different locations.

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At IBM, work is more than a job - it's a calling: To build. To design. To code. To consult. To think along with clients and sell. To make markets. To invent. To collaborate. Not just to do something better, but to attempt things you've never thought possible. To lead in this new era of technology and solve some of the world's most challenging problems. IBM is a leading cloud platform and cognitive solutions company. Restlessly reinventing since 1911, we are the largest technology and consulting employer in the world, with more than 380,000 employees serving clients in 170 countries. With Watson, the AI platform for business, powered by data, we are building industry-based solutions to real-world problems. For more than seven decades, IBM Research has defined the future of information technology with more than 3,000 researchers in 12 labs located across six continents.

Microsoft Visual Studio Team System is a platform for productive, integrated, and extensible software development life-cycle tools that helps software teams by improving communication and collaboration throughout the software development process.

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