Micro Focus ALM Quality Center Competitors and Alternatives

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reviewer1219371
Manager, IT Quality Assurance (EDM/ITSRC/Infrastructure) at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Nov 8, 2019
Integration with JIRA makes all test cases available to anybody in the company with JIRA access

What is our primary use case?

qTest is our test case management tool.

Pros and Cons

  • "The solution's real-time integration with JIRA is seamless."
  • "qTest offers a baseline feature where you can only base sort-order for a specific story or requirement on two fields. However, our company has so many criteria and has so many verticals that this baseline feature is not sufficient. We would want another field to be available in the sort order."

What other advice do I have?

It's a simple tool. The usability is pretty straightforward. For a QA tester who is an active user, the UI is pretty simple, the linkage of requirements to test case is simple, and there is searchability of test case across the project. Overall, it's better than Quality Center in the ways that I have explained. My suggestion would be to always put your use cases up-front with vendors whose tools you're looking at. Ask for a demo and make sure that your use cases match up to the demo that's being performed. We had some challenges with JIRA and the Quality Center integration, real-time…
HashemAlhariri
IT Testing Manager at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Real User
Top 20
Sep 22, 2019
Easy to write new test cases and test plans and it is flexible

What is our primary use case?

We use the on-premises deployment model of this solution. Our primary use case is for test management.

Pros and Cons

  • "The most valuable features are the flexibility, ease of use for writing new test cases, the test plans, and the composition."
  • "It's not easy to create a custom report. It's not straightforward. A good improvement would be if there was a way to report and create a custom report without using a plugin or scripting language."

What other advice do I have?

I would advise someone considering this solution to consider is that TestRail does not have a defect management policy. They would have to use another tool for defect management. In our case, we use JIRA, which is at an additional cost, but it's not that much. The defect management is supposed to be in a different domain because it does not fall under test management. Test case management is totally different than defect management. I believe Gurock did a great job just by separating the test management from the defect management. Good advice would be to start with a cloud for some time. I…
RAghavendar Kulkarni
Senior SQL Manager at 42q
Real User
Jun 23, 2020
Good metrics and lifecycle connectivity, but better setup documentation and reporting is needed

What is our primary use case?

We are a solution provider and as a consultant, I have evaluated codeBeamer ALM for some of our clients. One of our clients is using this solution to work on medical products, and we have other clients such as telecoms who provide services.

Pros and Cons

  • "You can track the metrics in the Agile dashboard very easily."
  • "I would like to see more, easily trackable reports."

What other advice do I have?

Overall, I have about 16 years of experience in Agile processes, and about 10 years of experience with ALM products. I am CSM/CSPO certified and work with Agile a lot, which has put in a good position to evaluate these products. My advice to anybody who is implementing codeBeamer is to make sure to understand what data is needed from multiple ends. You need to use the concept of data warehousing and BI reports. I find it very simple and easy to use, but there are several areas in need of improvement. I would rate this solution a six out of ten.
reviewer1256694
Technology Architect at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees
Vendor
Jan 5, 2020
Integration into our pipelines helps to identify pain points and streamline performance

What is our primary use case?

We are a central, systems integration team that provides different solutions to vendors and business partners. We have a lab available on-premises and we work with all of the latest tools available in the market. We integrate them into the pipelines, create new PoCs and use cases, and showcase the solutions to different clients. IBM Rational ALM is one of the solutions that we provide. Our primary use case has to do with performance monitoring. We are trying to help our business users with their development and landscaping to identify exactly where their pain point areas are. Then we can help… more »

Pros and Cons

  • "The most valuable feature is the reporting of the CPU usage on the dashboard."
  • "The stability of this solution can be improved."

What other advice do I have?

This is one of the tools that helps us to add value to businesses by fine-tuning systems and assessing pain point areas. By identifying exactly what needs to be looked at, it helps people to bring down the load on the system. Basically, this solution gives us an overall picture of what is happening in the system. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.
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