Inflectra SpiraTest vs. TFS

As of June 2019, Inflectra SpiraTest is ranked 9th in Test Management Tools with 9 reviews vs TFS which is ranked 1st in Test Management Tools with 28 reviews. The top reviewer of Inflectra SpiraTest writes "Produces a test result based on both manual and automated tests". The top reviewer of TFS writes "Can Provide A Centralized Place To Store All Source Code And Build Information For Entire Organization". Inflectra SpiraTest is most compared with TestRail, JIRA and qTest. TFS is most compared with JIRA, Microsoft Azure DevOps and Micro Focus ALM. See our Inflectra SpiraTest vs. TFS report.
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Pros
We were able to add a step-by-step procedure for someone to follow to assist in testing.The features of this product most valuable to me were the test case management and the visual status, by which it was displayed.

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It's an integrated system that includes all the information that we need to deliver our products smoothly and to track the progress of each piece of code.From the project management perspective, the tool is efficiently managing teams by giving management information, such as reports, graphs, velocity, capacity, etc.The biggest value-add is the solution integrates well with most Microsoft products.Build definitions and releases within the product. allow us to put our latest applications in the field.It has great functionality: work items, backlogs, source code, build releases, and it's easy to use.Complete integration with VS IDE and Office tools: This give us a possibility of high-level automation, thus minimizing human error.Version Control: TFS offers both the centralized “TFVC” version control technology as well as the distributed “Git” version control technology.I like its MTM (Microsoft Test Manager) section which gives us options to create various test plans and add test cases into it.

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Cons
Being able to add scripting for testing can and does save a lot of time. When you are able to just ‘run’ a test case rather than manually add it and run it.Two areas that can stand improvement: integration with third party products and making it more intuitive.

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The dashboard needs more enhancements.More options could be provided from the perspective of requirements management, which would help product owners to use the tool effectively.Since it is Microsoft, it is technology agnostic, thus it does not really fit into various different technologies in the organization.We are also using Microsoft Teams. The two products function separately. There is not enough collaboration between Microsoft Teams and TFS.TFS on-premise does not support integration with SharePoint Online.Not all of the functionality, which is exposed by the command line interface (tf.exe) is available in the Visual Studio GUI.TFS and MTM have their own style of working and they are different from other tools like Jira or TestRail, which are simpler and easy to use.Sometimes we feel that it need more CPU, and RAMs on TFS server, either we implemented the hardware with the product minimum requirements.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
The pricing was excellent. I would recommend the enterprise solution.

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It is pretty expensive compared to other project management tools.If running TFS on-premise is expensive, maybe you could consider moving to the Cloud and use the Visual Studio Team Services.Use the Microsoft recommended “seat-based” licensing model. This allows a single developer with multiple machines to consume only one client license.TFS is on the higher side, but if you intend to use the tool as a complete ALM tool, it will reduce your costs in the long run.It's just as expensive as HPE ALM, without many of the features, best used for development tool only to avoid higher costs.

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9th
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5,687
Comparisons
1,038
Reviews
9
Average Words per Review
394
Avg. Rating
7.7
1st
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43,784
Comparisons
22,812
Reviews
28
Average Words per Review
361
Avg. Rating
8.4
Top Comparisons
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Also Known As
SpiraTest, SpiraTeam Foundation Server
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Overview
SpiraTest is an integrated Requirements and Quality Management solution that manages your project's Requirements, Test Cases, Releases, Defects and Issues in one environment, with complete traceability throughout. After defining your project's requirements, you generate the test cases and test steps that validate the functionality. The test execution modules allows users to run through the tests, logging defects/issues as they go. SpiraTest is Fully Web-Based. Free 30-Day Trial.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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Sample Customers
- Morningstar - Deutsch Bank - Sopra Group - Booz Allen & Hamilton - UBS - US GovernmentVendex KBB IT Services, Info Support, Fujitsu Consulting, TCSC, Airways New Zealand, HP
Top Industries
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Manufacturing Company13%
Insurance Company13%
Financial Services Firm13%
Energy/Utilities Company13%
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm43%
Manufacturing Company14%
Software R&D Company10%
Retailer10%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Financial Services Firm23%
Manufacturing Company17%
Insurance Company8%
Government8%
Company Size
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Small Business16%
Midsize Enterprise58%
Large Enterprise26%
REVIEWERS
Small Business14%
Midsize Enterprise23%
Large Enterprise63%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business5%
Midsize Enterprise12%
Large Enterprise83%
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