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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»
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»
Learn what your peers think about Micro Focus ALM Quality Center. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: June 2020.
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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»
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.
Caroline Gitonga
Consultant
Presales Consultant at Oracle
Mar 27 2020

What is most valuable?

Requirements Management, Test Plan, Test Lab, Defect Management, Sprinter, Access control, Versioning and audit.

How has it helped my organization?

It has improved our organization as a result of several factors: All test assets are in one central location; Easier to track progress of QA activities; Easier reporting; Easier to assess quality

What needs improvement?

The project tracking is a bit complex. It takes some time to maneuver around it. It would also help if you could export some of the reports generated from it e.g. the Master Plan.

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

Original cost was $158,000. Our day-to-day cost is difficult to compute, but it’s very low.

What other advice do I have?

It’s a great product for managing an end-to-end lifecycle process. It’s easy to use once you get the hang of it. One of the biggest pluses is having all your test assets in one place – requirements… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Yes, IBM - CLM.
Sarah Kemle
Real User
IT Business Analyst at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
Jul 31 2018

What is most valuable?

This solution is open and very easy to integrate. The interface is good too.

How has it helped my organization?

Central test locations are a benefit. The ability to integrate this solution with other applications is helpful. If there is automation, it comes with improved quality and speed.

What needs improvement?

There needs to be improvement in the requirement samples. At the moment, they are very basic. They could also improve the usability.

What other advice do I have?

If someone is researching solutions, they should know that this solution is stable, centralized, and scalable. If they need integration, then this is the tool to use. When selecting a vendor, some important criteria are availability, knowledge, price, and the site where they are getting the product… more»
Ivana Buljan
Real User
Product Development Manager at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jan 21 2019

What do you think of Micro Focus ALM Quality Center?

What is our primary use case?

We use it for manual and automatic testing along with defect and requirements management. We can check everything, know who is the sponsor for it, and make a test plan. Everything is very visible. 

What needs improvement?

ALM uses a waterfall approach. We have some hybrid approaches in the company and need a more agile approach. We have also installed ALM Octane and are trying to see if it fills the approach that we are looking for our company.

For how long have I used the solution?

One to three years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It is very stable. We have not had any problems. 

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

I have a good impression of the scalability. I have been very satisfied. 

How are

Real User
Vice President - Test Management Lead at DBS Bank
Jan 21 2019

What do you think of Micro Focus ALM Quality Center?

What is our primary use case?

I use 80 to 90 percent of the product's features. 

What is most valuable?

It has a good response time. The AI and functionality interface are useful.  The task management reporting has a lot of out-of-the box uses.

What needs improvement?

Certain features are lousy. Those features can drag the whole server down. There are times that the complex SQL queries are not easy to do within this solution.  Micro Focus ALM needs to bring the features of this ALM into the newer version of Octane. 

For how long have I used the solution?

More than five years.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

ALM can scale and is very impressive. It can support thousands of users with a very low amount of resources. It can easily manage very big…
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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.

Also known as
HPE ALM, Quality Center, Quality Center, Micro Focus ALM
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Specsavers, Cardinal Health, KMD, Turkcell

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