Compare Micro Focus ALM Quality Center vs. Microsoft Azure DevOps

Micro Focus ALM Quality Center is ranked 3rd in Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) Suites with 13 reviews while Microsoft Azure DevOps is ranked 2nd in Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) Suites with 12 reviews. Micro Focus ALM Quality Center is rated 8.4, while Microsoft Azure DevOps is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of Micro Focus ALM Quality Center writes "Helps in streamlining our testing process because everyone is using the same standards and capabilities". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Microsoft Azure DevOps writes "Good for the staging environment through to the production environment". Micro Focus ALM Quality Center is most compared with Micro Focus ALM Octane, Jira, TFS, Zephyr Enterprise and Tricentis qTest, whereas Microsoft Azure DevOps is most compared with Jira, TFS, Ansible, UrbanCode Deploy and Micro Focus ALM Octane. See our Micro Focus ALM Quality Center vs. Microsoft Azure DevOps report.
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The test-case repository and linkage through to regression requirements will absolutely be a key component for us. We haven't got it yet, but when we've got an enterprise regression suite, that will be a key deliverable for them. We will be able to have all of the regression suite in one place, linked to the right requirements.The best thing is that you can see your current status in real time... To see real-time updates, you just log in to ALM and you can see exactly what the progress is. You can also see if the plan for the day is being executed properly, and it's all tracked. From the management side, I find those features very valuable.We can get an entire project into a single repository where we can view all the data in detail. This is where we keep all our test cases where everyone can reference them. This provides everyone access to the test cases and artifacts via the cloud. There is no need to contact anyone.Ability to customize modules, particularly Defect Tracking module on company specific needsBy using QC we broke down silos (of teams), improved the organization of our tests, have a much better view of the testing status, and became much quicker in providing test results with document generation.From reporting to team management, everything is better now.The AI and functionality interface are useful.It has a good response time.

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The solution is easy to implement and easy to use.I like the entire tool because it is a one-stop-solution for DevOps.Azure enables us to create a staging environment through to a production environment in an easier way and then get the code and run that.Technical support has been excellent. On that side, Microsoft is very good. The customer support of Microsoft has really improved this past year. On the cloud side also we are very satisfied because it offers very good support.My first impression of DevOps, after using Jira, is that it has a much better, more intuitive, and more user-friendly interface.All of the features related to release management are very good.It's graphical representation and tools are easy to use.The user interface is very friendly.

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There's room for improvement on the reporting side of things and the scheduling, in general, is a bit clunky.ALM only works on Internet Explorer. It doesn't work on any other browser. In my opinion, Internet Explorer is generally a bit slower. I would like to see it work on Chrome or on other browsers.The version of Micro Focus ALM that we use only works through Internet Explorer (IE). We have to communicate to everyone that they can only use IE with the solution. This is a big limitation. We should be free to use any type of browser or operating system. We have customers and partners who are unable to log into the system and enter their defects because they work on a different operating system.The BPT also known as Business Process Testing can sometimes be very time intensive and sometimes might not be very intuitive to someone who is not familiar with BPT.We would like to have support for agile development.ALM uses a waterfall approach. We have some hybrid approaches in the company and need a more agile approach.Certain features are lousy. Those features can drag the whole server down. There are times that the complex SQL queries are not easy to do within this solution.There needs to be improvement in the requirement samples. At the moment, they are very basic.

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One thing I would note is that it's hard to know what is included or not in the product. Especially when you begin to try and compare it to other solutions. When you go to a site like VersionOne, they tell you Azure DevOps doesn't have this or that, and when you go to Microsoft, it says VersionOne doesn't have this or that. They could do a better job of laying out exactly what is on offer so customers know going in exactly what they'll get.There are certain areas in Azure DevOps that are better in other products.The solution could work to improve their reporting.They do very frequent releases, there's a complete change in UI kind of stuff. Sometimes it feels like they change it too often.I would like to see better interoperability with the agile scaling frameworks.Better integration with the Linux operating system would be an improvement for this solution.Non-functional testing such as security testing, log testing, and performance testing can be improved with a better visualization.I would like to see more customization available to the administrator.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
Compared to the market, the price is high.Quality Center is pricey, but cheaper is not always less expensive.We have divided our licenses between Micro Focus ALM and ALM Octane. It works for us.It allows us to keep our costs low. I do not want to pay beyond a certain point for this solution.

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There is a licensing fee of $6/user per month.It's a good tool, quite rich, it has a lot of features, and quite a lot of analytical capabilities which are built on top of it so that you can see how your projects are going and all that stuff. It's a good tool.

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Also Known As
HPE ALM, Quality Center, Quality Center, Micro Focus ALMAzure DevOps, VSTS, Visual Studio Team Services
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Overview

Micro Focus Application Lifecycle Management software (ALM), is a unified platform that helps teams prioritize, align and focus their project activities, provides actionable insight, and fosters the re-use of assets from requirements through development, testing, and readiness for delivery. 

Built on best practices, an extensible architecture and centralized repository, Micro Focus ALM is one of the first unified, technology-agnostic application management systems available now; integrating out-of-the-box with over 30 open source and competitive industry products.

Micro Focus’s ALM suite provides flexible solutions and deployment options to meet your needs and scale with you as you grow.

Azure DevOps Services is a cloud service for collaborating on code development. It provides an integrated set of features that you access through your web browser or IDE client, including the following:

  • Git repositories for source control of your code.
  • Build and release management to support continuous integration and delivery of your apps.
  • Agile tools to support planning and tracking your work, code defects, and issues using Kanban and Scrum methods.
  • A variety of tools to test your apps, including manual/exploratory testing, load testing, and continuous testing.
  • Highly customizable dashboards for sharing progress and trends.
  • Built-in wiki for sharing information with your team.
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Sample Customers
Specsavers, Cardinal Health, KMD, TurkcellAlaska Airlines, Iberia Airlines, Columbia, Skype
Top Industries
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Financial Services Firm20%
Comms Service Provider15%
Healthcare Company10%
Insurance Company8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company45%
Comms Service Provider9%
Government7%
Financial Services Firm6%
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Energy/Utilities Company29%
Financial Services Firm29%
Construction Company14%
Performing Arts14%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company38%
Comms Service Provider11%
Government7%
Insurance Company6%
Company Size
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Small Business13%
Midsize Enterprise13%
Large Enterprise75%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business6%
Midsize Enterprise5%
Large Enterprise89%
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Small Business13%
Midsize Enterprise20%
Large Enterprise67%
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