IBM Rational Quality Manager Overview

IBM Rational Quality Manager is the #9 ranked solution in our list of top Load Testing Tools. It is most often compared to Micro Focus ALM Quality Center: IBM Rational Quality Manager vs Micro Focus ALM Quality Center

What is IBM Rational Quality Manager?
IBM Rational Quality Manager is a collaborative hub for business-driven software and systems quality across virtually any platform and type of testing. This software helps teams share information seamlessly, use automation to accelerate project schedules and report on metrics for informed release decisions. Rational Quality Manager helps quality assurance teams collaborate by sharing project information and status updates seamlessly so team members can synchronize teamwork throughout the lifecycle. It helps them automate by reducing labor-intensive activities to accelerate project schedules. In addition, it helps them govern by understanding and reporting on project metrics enabling accurate, reliable and timely release decisions.

IBM Rational Quality Manager is also known as Rational Quality Manager.

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IBM Rational Quality Manager Customers
Ehrhardt, Cisco Systems, Anadolu Hayat Emeklilik, CareCore National, ItaÒ BBA, Barr
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Setembrino Lusa
Engenheiro de Software - DevOps - Agile - Application Lifecycle Management Practice Specialist at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Real User
Top 20
It allows users to assign each other tasks and view the status of the assigned tasks

Pros and Cons

  • "Reusability and integration capabilities which make it a great choice for organizations that use a variety of development tools and platforms."
  • "Mainly Quality Assurance and DevOps, but of course the whole company and management areas with more knowledge of quality and client success approach."

What other advice do I have?

It is a very good choice on ensuring the expected software quality for projects.
Shuchita Tripathi
Senior Analyst at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
The product is highly customizable, however there are some bugs in almost every new release

Pros and Cons

  • "Latest features include versioning of testings which can be great when used for multiple releases of a product."
  • "Integration capabilities with other vendors' tools should improve."

What other advice do I have?

This tool would be great if it was used with a package (IBM CLM, includes DNG, RQM, and RTC, as major tools).
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Test Lead at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Integrated with CCM and RM to achieve traceability. Difficult to maintain test cases as their number grows.

Pros and Cons

  • "It allows user to add whichever widget (predefined) based on the need. It has integration with CCM and RM to achieve traceability."
  • "Organizing the test cases is tedious. There is no mechanism to keep and maintain the test cases as hierarchy. This should be seriously addressed."

What other advice do I have?

I suggest to go for other tools. As the number of test cases grow, it’ll be really difficult to maintain the test cases. The tool should be able to support and maintain the test cases in a folder-wise structure to identify the different module test cases.
Qaiser Islam, Spc4
Senior System Architect at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Global Configuration allows the user to maintain different versions of the same artifact. It does not provide inbuilt capabilities for managing the tasks related to testing.

What other advice do I have?

Tweak your testing process. It is also better to align the organization in terms of how the tool works.
Marketing and Sales at a computer software company with 51-200 employees
It integrates with third-party automation test tools, but the management of artifacts need improvement.

Valuable Features:

Integration throughout the complete product development process. Also, the integration of third-party automation test tools.

Improvements to My Organization:

Easy collaboration between several development teams such as design, development, and testing.

Room for Improvement:

Management of artefacts Support of paramater needs to be easier

Use of Solution:

I've used it for three years.

Deployment Issues:

No issues encountered.

Stability Issues:

No issues encountered.

Scalability Issues:

No issues encountered.

Initial Setup:

It was easy.

Implementation Team:

It was done in-house.


Project realization has been carried out much faster. The integration of test automation tools.

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