Compare Micro Focus ALM vs. Rally Software

Micro Focus ALM is ranked 5th in Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) Suites with 10 reviews while Rally Software is ranked 3rd in Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) Suites with 24 reviews. Micro Focus ALM is rated 8.6, while Rally Software is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Micro Focus ALM writes "One of the biggest pluses is having all your test assets in one place, however the project tracking is a bit complex". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Rally Software writes "Streamlines defining user stories and tracking sprints, but dependency flagging should be easier". Micro Focus ALM is most compared with JIRA, Micro Focus ALM Octane and TFS, whereas Rally Software is most compared with JIRA, TFS and Microsoft Azure DevOps. See our Micro Focus ALM vs. Rally Software report.
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Pros
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.It provides visibility on release status and readiness.It allows us to easily make linkage and dependencies, with plenty of integrations.

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Reporting is much easier and faster than Micro Focus ALM, with CA AC built on web services... Also, the data is more granular when it comes to tasks, iterations, sprints, and releases.I was able to create epics for our budgeting concerns and it helped me link everything together.Having that view into features and roadmap from product to delivery teams, and where they are going, then execute on.Its ability to scale.Tech support is very responsive, helpful, and available.It helps with getting the alignment between strategy and execution for the product teams, all the way down to the delivery teams.CA Agile Central provides visibility into how teams are meeting business objectives.CA Agile Central helps the entire organization run like one powerful team.

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Cons
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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One problem I see is that if there is a dependent user story - for example, if my team is working on one thing and there is a dependent user story from another team - we can have a dependency created but we don't know if there is a change of status from the other team. That is something which is very important for Agile Central to look into so that if the other team makes any changes we will be notified as well.I think there is a missing link with the development activity. Some developers are pushing in new versions of the code, but you cannot make the link from the user story to a specific application version.A lot of the features that we would be looking to add, I am learning may not be within Agile Central, but part of another CA tool set.CA Agile Central does not have a workflow tool included.I think there needs to be some simplification. The team-level side can be challenging and complicated.It could improve by being self-organizing: user stories, different hierarchies, and different perspectives. Not just as a single hierarchical structure, but something that can be multidimensional.I would like to see more Kanban support. As it stands, it doesn't seem to have the features or the layouts that the teams really need to be able to execute their tasks. It almost tries to force you into more of a Scrum style.More customization capabilities would be helpful. Providing a little bit more structure around how the system should be set up in terms of the hierarchy structure might be helpful as well.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
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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It is expensive and may not be worthwhile for a small company.From a price point, it's a cost effective solution for our needs.

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Also Known As
HPE ALMCA Agile Central, Rally Enterprise, CA Agile Training, CA Agile Coaching, CA Agile Academy, CA Agile Management , CA 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.

With Rally Software, you can plan, prioritize, manage, track, and continuously improve your work so that you can deliver the value that your customers need with speed, quality, and efficiency. Our enterprise-class Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) SaaS platform provides visibility into progress, roadblocks, and dependencies across multiple teams, projects, and programs. This allows you to align to your strategic goals and create better business results, and to do it all in a single system of record.

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Sample Customers
Specsavers, Cardinal Health, KMD, TurkcellPhysicians Mutual, Harvard Pilgrim HealthCare, Editora Abril, Tata Communications, Level 3 Communications, Seagate, TomTom, Philips, Hiscox, Physicians Mutual, MYOB
Top Industries
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Financial Services Firm23%
Comms Service Provider14%
Healthcare Company10%
Pharma/Biotech Company10%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company33%
Manufacturing Company12%
Financial Services Firm10%
Comms Service Provider9%
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Financial Services Firm21%
Healthcare Company16%
Comms Service Provider15%
Transportation Company10%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company30%
Manufacturing Company11%
Insurance Company10%
Financial Services Firm9%
Company Size
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Small Business10%
Midsize Enterprise10%
Large Enterprise80%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business7%
Midsize Enterprise2%
Large Enterprise91%
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Small Business9%
Midsize Enterprise10%
Large Enterprise81%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business4%
Midsize Enterprise2%
Large Enterprise94%
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