Compare Silk Central vs. TFS

Silk Central is ranked 10th in Test Management Tools with 2 reviews while TFS is ranked 2nd in Test Management Tools with 8 reviews. Silk Central is rated 8.0, while TFS is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Silk Central writes "A powerful platform and strong technical support help us to make the right decisions". On the other hand, the top reviewer of TFS writes "Facilitates team collaboration and integrates well with other tools". Silk Central is most compared with Micro Focus ALM, Quality Center and Zephyr Enterprise, whereas TFS is most compared with JIRA, Microsoft Azure DevOps and Micro Focus ALM. See our Silk Central vs. TFS report.
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Pros
The stability of this solution is very good. In our experience it is approximately ninety-nine percent.

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I like the build management features and the integration with Jenkins and many other tools.I like the Kanban board. It is very useful in terms of seeing who is working on what and what the current status of work is.It's an integrated system that includes all the information that we need to deliver our products smoothly and to track the progress of each piece of code.From the project management perspective, the tool is efficiently managing teams by giving management information, such as reports, graphs, velocity, capacity, etc.The biggest value-add is the solution integrates well with most Microsoft products.Build definitions and releases within the product. allow us to put our latest applications in the field.It has great functionality: work items, backlogs, source code, build releases, and it's easy to use.

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

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One of the areas that could be improved is to have an effective full lifecycle management.In the next release, I would like them to include integration for various projects, similar to what JIRA has, and they could create this feature on the dashboard.The dashboard needs more enhancements.More options could be provided from the perspective of requirements management, which would help product owners to use the tool effectively.Since it is Microsoft, it is technology agnostic, thus it does not really fit into various different technologies in the organization.We are also using Microsoft Teams. The two products function separately. There is not enough collaboration between Microsoft Teams and TFS.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
The cost of this tool, in terms of licensing, is not large.

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It is pretty expensive compared to other project management tools.

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Ranking
10th
Views
1,563
Comparisons
808
Reviews
2
Average Words per Review
643
Avg. Rating
8.0
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27,590
Comparisons
23,203
Reviews
6
Average Words per Review
264
Avg. Rating
8.3
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Also Known As
Borland Silk Central, Micro Focus Silk CentralTeam Foundation Server
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Overview
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.Visual Studio Team Foundation Server (TFS) is the collaboration platform at the core of Microsoft's application lifecycle management (ALM) solution. TFS supports agile development practices, multiple IDEs and platforms locally or in the cloud and gives you the tools you need to effectively manage software development projects throughout the IT lifecycle.
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Sample Customers
AmBank Group, Krung Thai Computer Services, Deakin UniversityVendex KBB IT Services, Info Support, Fujitsu Consulting, TCSC, Airways New Zealand, HP
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REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm43%
Software R&D Company13%
Manufacturing Company13%
Retailer9%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company23%
Financial Services Firm12%
Manufacturing Company10%
Comms Service Provider8%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Midsize Enterprise38%
Large Enterprise63%
REVIEWERS
Small Business13%
Midsize Enterprise21%
Large Enterprise66%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business2%
Midsize Enterprise12%
Large Enterprise86%
Find out what your peers are saying about Silk Central vs. TFS and other solutions. Updated: September 2019.
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