Compare Micro Focus ALM Quality Center vs. Silk Central

Micro Focus ALM Quality Center is ranked 1st in Test Management Tools with 14 reviews while Silk Central is ranked 10th in Test Management Tools with 1 review. Micro Focus ALM Quality Center is rated 8.6, while Silk Central is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Micro Focus ALM Quality Center writes "We can have multiple users execute tests independently on their own computers because the UFT scripts are stored online". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Silk Central writes "A powerful platform and strong technical support help us to make the right decisions". Micro Focus ALM Quality Center is most compared with JIRA, Micro Focus ALM Octane and TFS, whereas Silk Central is most compared with Micro Focus ALM Quality Center, Zephyr Enterprise and Tricentis qTest.
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Pros
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.It improved productivity and increased levels of internal data security.The ability to integrate this solution with other applications is helpful. If there is automation, it comes with improved quality and speed.This solution is open and very easy to integrate. The interface is good too.

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The stability of this solution is very good. In our experience it is approximately ninety-nine percent.

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Cons
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.They should focus on giving greater value to the IoT and social networks.There needs to be improvement in the requirement samples. At the moment, they are very basic.It needs Pure-FTPd WebUI and single sign-on.The QA needs improvement.

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We would also like to manage the integration testing end-to-end.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
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.I feel that the licenses are expensive. ​It has several limitations in adapting its agility easily.

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The cost of this tool, in terms of licensing, is not large.

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8.6
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8.0
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Also Known As
HPE ALM, Quality Center, Quality Center, Micro Focus ALMBorland Silk Central, Micro Focus Silk Central
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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.

Silk Central is an open test management solution which unifies all test assets into one easy-to-use planning, tracking, reporting and execution hub. Silk Central enables you to gain control, collaboration and traceability across all areas of your software testing, whether your methodology is Agile, Traditional or hybrid. Silk Central provides integration of requirements, manual and automated tests, defect tools and your test execution, giving full traceability of the quality of your software testing regardless of role.
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Sample Customers
Specsavers, Cardinal Health, KMD, TurkcellAmBank Group, Krung Thai Computer Services, Deakin University
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm20%
Comms Service Provider14%
Insurance Company8%
Healthcare Company8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company36%
Comms Service Provider10%
Manufacturing Company9%
Financial Services Firm8%
REVIEWERS
Software R&D Company29%
Financial Services Firm29%
Transportation Company14%
Manufacturing Company14%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business12%
Midsize Enterprise13%
Large Enterprise75%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business5%
Midsize Enterprise2%
Large Enterprise94%
REVIEWERS
Midsize Enterprise33%
Large Enterprise67%
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