Compare Micro Focus ALM Quality Center vs. SmartBear TestComplete

Micro Focus ALM Quality Center is ranked 1st in Test Management Tools with 14 reviews while SmartBear TestComplete is ranked 5th in Test Management Tools with 7 reviews. Micro Focus ALM Quality Center is rated 8.6, while SmartBear TestComplete is rated 8.2. 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 SmartBear TestComplete writes "Works perfectly with the CUTE application and great for Windows OS, but not other operating systems". Micro Focus ALM Quality Center is most compared with JIRA, Micro Focus ALM Octane and TFS, whereas SmartBear TestComplete is most compared with Ranorex Studio, Micro Focus UFT One and Katalon Studio. See our Micro Focus ALM Quality Center vs. SmartBear TestComplete report.
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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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Complete works perfectly with CUTE. That includes all dialogues, right-click menus, or system dialogues, etc., which are handled well.The database checkpoints detect problems which are difficult for a human resource to find.Customer service and technical support responsiveness are high. Everyone is very professional.The solution is great as a record and playback tool. It also has valuable regression testing.The solution helps improve the stability of our product. It also decreases the work of our manual quality assurance engineers.The most valuable feature of this solution is regression testing tools.The most valuable feature is the integration with Azure DevOps.Test items, project variables helps in managing automation suite and scheduling execution.

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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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The solution needs to extend the possibilities so that we can test on other operating systems, platforms and publications for Android as well as iOS.Name Mapping feature should be clearer. Whenever I use it, I do not really know what will work and what will not work.Stability issues occurred only when connecting to the SourceSafe. Sometimes, after getting the latest version, the tool hangs and it should be reopened in order to recover.The solution needs more training manuals or some form of online forum for learning. It needs more documentation.The solution needs Mac OS support. Right now, the solution has only been developed to accommodate Windows OS.The artificial intelligence needs to be improved.What is currently missing from this solution is better support for mobile testing.Increased performance with less memory and CPU usage.

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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 license price for a physical machine is cheap, and for virtual machine, it is very expensive.Our ROI is about $10,000 a year.This is a pay-per-use service that is not expensive, and cost-efficient if you have a small team.TestComplete now have come up with three modules (Web, Desktop & Mobile), so based on the type of product for automation, it is adequate to purchase the required module.

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Also Known As
HPE ALM, Quality Center, Quality Center, Micro Focus ALM
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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.

TestComplete is a powerful and robust automated testing tool for mobileweb and desktop  applications. Quickly and easily create accurate and repeatable tests across multiple devices, platforms and environments – regardless of experience level. It supports multiple languages, modern control sets and integrates with open source frameworks and tools like Selenium, SoapUI and Jenkins.

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Sample Customers
Specsavers, Cardinal Health, KMD, TurkcellCisco, J.P. Morgan, Boeing, McAfee, EMC, Intuit, and Thomson Reuters.
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm20%
Comms Service Provider14%
Healthcare Company8%
Energy/Utilities Company8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company36%
Comms Service Provider10%
Manufacturing Company10%
Financial Services Firm8%
REVIEWERS
Software R&D Company22%
Retailer11%
Comms Service Provider11%
Manufacturing Company11%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company32%
Financial Services Firm9%
Manufacturing Company8%
Comms Service Provider8%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business12%
Midsize Enterprise13%
Large Enterprise75%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business5%
Midsize Enterprise2%
Large Enterprise94%
REVIEWERS
Small Business13%
Midsize Enterprise39%
Large Enterprise48%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business11%
Midsize Enterprise32%
Large Enterprise58%
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