Micro Focus ALM Octane Pros and Cons

Micro Focus ALM Octane Pros

BJ
reviewer953499
Process Owner E/E Test Management at a transportation company with 10,001+ employees
The key feature is the usability. It is fast to learn and easy to use. It's very intuitive to work with. Most of the important functions are available via a few clicks, compared to other tools where I have to open a sub-menu and then a sub-menu and another sub-menu, and then press a button.
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Agne Gecevice
Release Manager at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
There are a lot of predefined reports. We can attach additional reports for users, like who worked on what defect and when, as well as what is the status of the release compared to the previous release. It is really endless. All the data is really linked together. Then, if all the data is linked together, there is an option to prepare reports out of it. We are very impressed with its reporting capabilities.
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Stefan Berchtold
Release Management and Testing Manager at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
On the user side, what I like a lot is the reporting capabilities. There's no tool, to my knowledge, that gets anywhere close to Octane at the moment when it comes to the reporting capabilities. I can do everything with the reporting. There's nothing missing. I have all the options. I can create graphs, including graphs of several types and looks.
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NK
reviewer1095564
AGM, Delivery Excellence at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
Its end-to-end traceability is one of the big advantages. Most of our agile projects work in a closed team structure. We are seeing what is the flow, where we are, and what is the project milestone. So, it provides end-to-end traceability and good visibility of project milestones.
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AD
reviewer1039404
Founder, Managing Director at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
The defect management gives us full-fledged capabilities for handling defects, including capturing the details of the defects and even screenshotting the defect cases. The defect management is comprehensive.
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Wilheminah Ngqola
QA Specialist at Vodacom
The solution natively supports Agile-Waterfall hybrid software development at an enterprise scale. This is very important to us. Because even though the company wishes to go Agile, we still have projects which follow a Waterfall methodology. In order for us to accommodate both, we needed some sort of hybrid system. Because if we are using a fully Agile system, then the reporting might not be correctly extracted.
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GeorgNauerz
Managing Partner at Georg Nauerz Consulting
The user experience is a lot better than any tool that I have used before. Overall, it is great. It has a smooth interface, which is very user-friendly. It makes it easier to work together and have more transparency and customization, which is very good.
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Vishwa-Reddy
Test Automation Eng Senior Analyst at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
The interface is user-friendly.
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JS
Jason Shellman
Principal Consultant at SACS Inc
Octane creates a gentle approach to Agile-based projects.
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Micro Focus ALM Octane Cons

BJ
reviewer953499
Process Owner E/E Test Management at a transportation company with 10,001+ employees
The elements in filtering need to be improved, meaning the number of filters I can use in widgets or in the grid views in parallel. There's a limitation which bothers a lot of our users. Filtering in text, or having a complex filter is limited. In a given field, for example, I can use a filter only once. I cannot say, 'Include the values 1, 2, and 3, and exclude value 17.' This is not possible but we have requested it often.
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Agne Gecevice
Release Manager at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
They don't support all IDEs yet. We have Visual Studio code, which is not supported, and loved by our developers. This integration is missing. We also had to do our own in-house integration with the Confluence. That is also something that they could add.
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Stefan Berchtold
Release Management and Testing Manager at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
Updating items, sorting, bulk updates—these things could have a bit more flexibility, but it's still possible to do them.
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NK
reviewer1095564
AGM, Delivery Excellence at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
The cluster architecture that we implemented was server to server communication: Octane application to Elasticsearch and Elasticsearch to another Elasticsearch service. Recently, we found this is a security gap. The Octane application is interacting with Elasticsearch server, but that was missing from the requirements and prerequisites in the setup. The Micro Focus team has not given advice on how to implement authentication-based communication between Octane to Elasticsearch, and we found it as a gap later, then our security team asked us to fix that gap. So, there was a lot of time spent on rework.
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AD
reviewer1039404
Founder, Managing Director at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Security and security management, meaning the integration of the security, could be enhanced. We know about Fortify, but it would be better to have security features in the original Octane platform without the need for another solution or another application.
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Wilheminah Ngqola
QA Specialist at Vodacom
The reporting needs to be improved and allow for customization. I want to build my own widgets, but I don't want to use the ones already in the system. I want to build mine from scratch.
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GeorgNauerz
Managing Partner at Georg Nauerz Consulting
It could use just some small improvements. I would like additional features, like planning features, user story mapping, or connection to collaboration tools.
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Vishwa-Reddy
Test Automation Eng Senior Analyst at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
I would like to see the mobile testing improved so that we can simply select a mobile device, then specify what parameters we want, and the testing will be run based on that.
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Jason Shellman
Principal Consultant at SACS Inc
Improvements could be made by way of additional integrations across the lifecycle.
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