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Leon Van Niekerk
Real User
Head of Testing at Pick n Pay
Jul 29 2020

What is most valuable?

The execution module and the test planning module are definitely the most valuable features. We use REST for traceability, but those are the two modules that I cannot live without. From a test execution point of view or the test lab, from… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Quality Center has improved my organization from a traceability and test coverage point of view. We have multiple vendors providing development to my company, Pick n Pay. If we use automation or Sprinter, the tool documents the steps for us… more»

What needs improvement?

Browser support needs improvement. Currently, it can only run on IE, Internet Explorer. It doesn't work on Firefox, doesn't work on Chrome, doesn't work on a Mac. Those are the new technologies where most companies move towards. That's been… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

From a pricing point of view, I believe it is an enterprise tool. If you are an enterprise organization and you're using SAP or Oracle for your ERP systems, for example, the cost around Quality Center is not that expensive. From a licensing… more»

What other advice do I have?

Depending on your environment, the strong point for me with all of the Micro Focus tools is that it supports multiple applications and multiple development languages. It's easy to use one for everything in your environment. If you have a… more»
Real User
Performance and Automation Testing Squad Lead at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
Jun 30 2020

What is most valuable?

The automated scripts give us management control. Defects are widely used within our organization. We've had a little bit of a hiatus on the test-case side of things, because we decentralized the… more»

How has it helped my organization?

The way Quality Center improves our organization is with the traceability and through standardardization. It's about having the test cases all in one place. That's very important for us. It will be… more»

What needs improvement?

There's room for improvement on the reporting side of things and the scheduling, in general, is a bit clunky. They can also improve on its interoperability with other tools. All tool sets need to… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

As an end-user, of course I'm going to say that it's too expensive and I want things cheaper, but don't we all? Aside from the standard licensing fee there are no additional costs. It's set up with a… more»

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

Before Quality Center the only thing we were using was JIRA. We interface with JIRA. Some teams want to use it for defect tracking. We keep JIRA and ALM in sync using the synchronizer tool that comes… more»

What other advice do I have?

Do your homework on it to really understand how it works. I've worked at a number of different organizations that have had Quality Center, Test Director, and ALM. They have all been set up… more»
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Shinu Thulaseedharan
Real User
Sr. Manager for Quality Assurance and Testing at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
Jun 03 2020

What is most valuable?

The best thing is that you can see your current status in real time. Our people are deployed mainly offshore, and we have some guys working onsite as well. We have close… more»

How has it helped my organization?

The solution reduces testing time, although not in all cases. But it is capable and in some cases, like for web testing, where we are easily able to capture screenshots… more»

What needs improvement?

ALM only works on Internet Explorer. It doesn't work on any other browser. In my opinion, Internet Explorer is generally a bit slower. I would like to see it work on… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The pricing has been the same for the past few years. It is reasonable. It is not very high. Of course, the cheaper the better, from our point of view. But the tool and… more»

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

Before ALM, we were only using Excel. But along with ALM right now, we also have some projects that are using JIRA, and there are some people who are using Confluence. The… more»

What other advice do I have?

It's all about the mindset. ALM has a lot of features. We, ourselves, are only using about 30 percent of the features. If you are expecting that when you start deploying… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We did not evaluate other tools at that time. My manager and I — we came from different organizations — had both been using HP. I was using HP QC 9.0 when I moved here… more»
Ashish Yelkar
Real User
Managing Partner at Verve Square Technologies
Jul 13 2020

What is most valuable?

Ease of use is definitely one of the strongest points for ALM. It's a very user-friendly tool and the maturity of processes within ALM are amazing compared to other tools… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Any user who accesses a project gets to know what is the latest status on a test case, from a test case writing or test design perspective as well as test execution… more»

What needs improvement?

Sometimes I do run my queries from the admin login. However, if I want to reassess all my test cases, then I am still doing this in a manual manner. I write SQL queries… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

It all comes down to how many people are going to access the tool. When teams go above 20, I think ALM is a better tool to use from a collaboration and streamlining… more»

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I have always used different versions of ALM. I did not previously use a different solution before using ALM.

What other advice do I have?

Security is driven by the different user login credentials that are created by the admin. This is pretty typical. In this aspect, all their tools are good. For risk-based… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

At a process level, the maturity within ALM is at the highest level. Now, if I have run the same test case five times within Test Plan, it will gives me a status of that… more»
Real User
Test Specialist at a consultancy with self employed
Jul 16 2020

What is most valuable?

The Test Plan feature is the most valuable because of the test execution. Security is covered. HTTPS works well. There is also support for LDAP over SSL. Those are the most important security… more»

How has it helped my organization?

It empowers us to do more testing. Our testing is being done for customers. The solution enables us to conduct risk-based testing. We link this solution to requirements of a certain risk factor. Once… more»

What needs improvement?

Managing multiple projects is possible when you have the full ALM license. However, we have the Quality Center license, which can be managed poorly. This is because you cannot look or report across… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The solution has the ability to handle a large number of projects and users in an enterprise environment with the correct license. Most vendors offer the same pricing, though some vendors offer a… more»

What other advice do I have?

Make sure you have your build requirements and which features are important. Are you running projects for DevOps, agile, etc.? Also, make sure that you can evolve your tooling and not stay on the same… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

With IBM Rational Quality Manager, you need to stick to the rough process and first train your end user versus ALM Quality Center's basic features, which are very easy to understand.
Manoj Ray
Real User
Quality Lead at Vodafone
May 24 2020

What is most valuable?

We can get an entire project into a single repository where we can view all the data in detail. This is where we keep all our test cases where everyone can reference them. This provides everyone… more»

How has it helped my organization?

It is helping with our delivery, testing, and quality processing. It links all our test cases with defects. Users from across the globe can comment on a defect or add attach artifacts to the defect… more»

What needs improvement?

It takes time because it has a 360 view of all the processes when talking about test case, design, and defects. There are so many things to track. Therefore, if I try to inject Micro Focus ALM into a… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Compared to the market, the price is high. We just renewed our licenses, which took time to do. I think we have 30 concurrent licenses. The world is changing to open source code and free applications… more»

What other advice do I have?

We are happy. It is a good product. We have benefited from the tool and recommend it. We have received very good feedback regarding its use. From a user perspective, the ability to create test cases… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

In one of our agile projects that was going into a sprint, we recently started using Jira (about a year ago). This was for a small delivery project whose team felt more comfortable using it. For… more»
Sai Kiran
Real User
Sr. Architect at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Jul 14 2020

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is the Test Lab, when compared to any other tool. With test execution, you have an option to create custom fields. It is also really user-friendly. With other tools, we only… more»

How has it helped my organization?

We have seen multiple improvements using this solution. One example is that one of our customers wanted to see the defect numbers in the same grid where test execution happens. We were able to provide… more»

What needs improvement?

We cannot rearrange the Grid in the Test Lab. It is in alphabetical order right now. But sometimes a user will want to see, for example, the X column next to the B column. If they came out with that… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Pricing is not my area, but in general, what I've seen when reading articles is that it is costly. That is the reason most customers are moving to the other solutions, which are much cheaper. That is… more»

What other advice do I have?

I've worked with multiple tools, when it comes to a Waterfall model of testing, and ALM is the best tool. The solution enables us to conduct risk based testing but, as a test manager, that kind of… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Quality Center is a mature test management tool, which is used across the industry and, for the Waterfall model, it is the best solution. JIRA is good for Agile testing. Micro Focus has released… more»
Don Ingerson
Consultant
QA Automation Engineer at a consultancy with 1,001-5,000 employees
Oct 06 2019

What is most valuable?

* Ability to execute automated UFT scripts from Quality Center and store the results * Ability to customize modules, particularly Defect Tracking module on company… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Multiple users can execute tests independently on their own computer because the UFT scripts are stored in ALM/Quality Center which is web based. All test cases are stored… more»

What needs improvement?

When a particular version of Quality Center has reached end of life, the customer is forced to upgrade to the newer version to be eligible to get technical support. The… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

For licensing, find out the number of users who will be using it concurrently, and use that number as a starting point for the number of licenses to purchase. Quality… more»

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I have worked at companies that used open source tools and ALM/Quality Center. I have also worked at a company that simultaneously used both Quality Center and Rally… more»

What other advice do I have?

Write out and document all the steps and resources beforehand, and make sure everything is in place before implementing. Make sure you read the minimum requirements listed… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

No other options were evaluated.
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What is Micro Focus ALM Quality Center?

Micro Focus Application Lifecycle Management software (ALM), is a unified platform that helps teams prioritize, align and focus their project activities, provides actionable insight, and fosters the re-use of assets from requirements through development, testing, and readiness for delivery. 

Built on best practices, an extensible architecture and centralized repository, Micro Focus ALM is one of the first unified, technology-agnostic application management systems available now; integrating out-of-the-box with over 30 open source and competitive industry products.

Micro Focus’s ALM suite provides flexible solutions and deployment options to meet your needs and scale with you as you grow.

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