Compare Micro Focus ALM vs. Silk Central

Micro Focus ALM is ranked 2nd in Test Management Tools with 20 reviews while Silk Central is ranked 10th in Test Management Tools with 2 reviews. Micro Focus ALM is rated 8.4, while Silk Central is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Micro Focus ALM writes "Provides QA management and project management - testing, defect management, and reporting". 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 is most compared with JIRA, Micro Focus ALM Octane and TFS, whereas Silk Central is most compared with Micro Focus ALM, Quality Center and Zephyr Enterprise. See our Micro Focus ALM vs. Silk Central 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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The stability of this solution is very good. In our experience it is approximately ninety-nine percent.

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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.HPE ALM’s out-of-the-box reporting can be perceived as rigid and limited, to an extent.I'd like to see the concept of teams put into it.

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

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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.Seat and concurrent licensing models exist; the latter is recommended if a large number of different users will be utilizing the product.

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

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Ranking
2nd
Views
19,850
Comparisons
10,733
Reviews
24
Average Words per Review
416
Avg. Rating
8.3
10th
Views
1,587
Comparisons
812
Reviews
2
Average Words per Review
643
Avg. Rating
8.0
Top Comparisons
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Also Known As
HPE ALMBorland Silk Central, Micro Focus Silk Central
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Micro Focus
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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 Firm22%
Comms Service Provider14%
Pharma/Biotech Company10%
Healthcare Company10%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Manufacturing Company18%
Software R&D Company17%
Financial Services Firm13%
Comms Service Provider10%
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Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business10%
Midsize Enterprise10%
Large Enterprise80%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business6%
Midsize Enterprise2%
Large Enterprise92%
REVIEWERS
Midsize Enterprise38%
Large Enterprise63%
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