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Find out what your peers are saying about Polarion ALM vs. Rally Software and other solutions. Updated: September 2021.
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Pros
"We had a nice experience with technical support.""It meets with everybody's needs without having to grab plugins.""The technical support is quite good."

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"The product has excellent customizable reports.""We use the roadmap features, and we're getting better at using dates to use the roadmap so that we can see if we're on target for work."

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Cons
"The ease-of-use could be improved a little.""Technical support needs some improvement.""The configuration aspect of the solution is not easy. A person needs a lot of programming knowledge in order to successfully handle the job."

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"The product needs to have more integration capabilities.""What I don't like about it is that it is really hard to find old work to reference information and use the reporting section of the application in terms of trying to analyze trends. If I am trying to find out which interfaces took this long and I want to compare and measure improvement from one quarter to another quarter, the reporting mechanism within Rally is very troublesome. They have an Excel plugin that you're supposed to use, but you literally have to pull the raw data out before you can do the analysis. You can't do it within Rally, and if you can, it is a secret, and I don't know how to do it. It should have better, easier, and user-friendly reporting without having to use the Excel add-in. It is very clunky. There is a lot of data in there, but it is not organized in such a way that makes it intuitive. You really have to kind of look for where do you put your documentation or dates. Some customization is available, but it is not plug-and-play like Jira. When I switched from TFS to Jira, I just went and started using Jira, whereas with Rally, you kind of have to really get in and figure out what you need to do before you set stuff up, or you're going to get yourself stuck. You can just start using Jira and be successful."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"The license model is okay for large companies but would be quite expensive for smaller enterprises.""If the pricing would come down and it was more affordable then we wouldn't have to switch."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: The technical support is quite good.
Top Answer: The solution is not easy to use. The configuration aspect of the solution is not easy. A person needs a lot of programming knowledge in order to successfully handle the job. The cost of the product is… more »
Top Answer: Polarion can be used typically for application lifecycle management. Typically it's used for requirement management, test case management, and defect tracking.
Top Answer: We use the roadmap features, and we're getting better at using dates to use the roadmap so that we can see if we're on target for work.
Top Answer: The pricing of the solution is okay. It's reasonable. However, the licensing does increase according to the number of modules. Therefore, it can get expensive.
Top Answer: What I don't like about it is that it is really hard to find old work to reference information and use the reporting section of the application in terms of trying to analyze trends. If I am trying to… more »
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CA Agile Central, Rally Enterprise, CA Agile Training, CA Agile Coaching, CA Agile Academy, CA Agile Management , CA ALM
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Overview

The world’s first 100% browser-based ALM enterprise solution, which enables seamless collaboration across disparate teams, multi-directionally linked work items, full traceability, accelerated productivity and automated proof of compliance.

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
Engineering Ingegneria Informatica, IBS AG, Zumtobel Group
Physicians Mutual, Harvard Pilgrim HealthCare, Editora Abril, Tata Communications, Level 3 Communications, Seagate, TomTom, Philips, Hiscox, Physicians Mutual, MYOB
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company23%
Manufacturing Company23%
Comms Service Provider17%
Government4%
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm20%
Healthcare Company18%
Comms Service Provider14%
Transportation Company10%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company24%
Healthcare Company10%
Comms Service Provider10%
Financial Services Firm9%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business25%
Midsize Enterprise13%
Large Enterprise63%
REVIEWERS
Small Business9%
Midsize Enterprise10%
Large Enterprise81%
Find out what your peers are saying about Polarion ALM vs. Rally Software and other solutions. Updated: September 2021.
543,424 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Polarion ALM is ranked 10th in Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) Suites with 3 reviews while Rally Software is ranked 9th in Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) Suites with 2 reviews. Polarion ALM is rated 8.4, while Rally Software is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Polarion ALM writes "The amount of document control, combined with review and release probabilities and signatures is really useful". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Rally Software writes "Useful for seeing if we are on target for work, but it is not intuitive and should have easier and user-friendly reporting without having to use the Excel add-in". Polarion ALM is most compared with Jira, Microsoft Azure DevOps, PTC Integrity, Atlassian ALM and Micro Focus ALM Quality Center, whereas Rally Software is most compared with Jira, Microsoft Azure DevOps, TFS, Digital.ai Agility and IBM Engineering Workflow Management. See our Polarion ALM vs. Rally Software report.

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