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Sr. Performance Engineer, ITQCoE at JetBlue Airways Corporation
Sep 20 2017

What is most valuable?

It gives us a solution where we can keep everything centralized like our test scripts, test data, and our projects. It doesn't matter who is creating the project, everybody can access and execute it. Both our onsite and offshore teams working from different locations are able to benefit from this… more»

How has it helped my organization?

When we implemented this solution, we chose to virtualize, so we didn't implement any physical hardware. We're able to scale very quickly for very large projects when we need to run 5,000 user simulations. Afterwards, we can also scale down quickly. This gives us a lot of flexibility in our project… more»

What needs improvement?

The web client doesn't match the quality of the rest of the features of this solution. HP needs to improve it.

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

Before you start implementing, make a solid plan and try to figure out the challenges before hand.
Consultant
Sr Consultant at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Aug 27 2017

What is most valuable?

The Business Process Testing module and approach to testing in QC is its most valuable feature.

How has it helped my organization?

For manual test cases, we need to write test case each time and if any update or CR comes then we need to go to each test case and update, which is very time consuming. But, with BPT we can update it in less time as would otherwise take to… more»

What needs improvement?

I would like to see a bit of improvement in its look and feel.

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

Earlier I used Mantis, but it was not user friendly and had no functionality apart from defect tracking. But HP QC is defect tracking by default. Test Case Execution tracking and reporting functionality which will serve all purposes for… more»

What other advice do I have?

For testing processes and improvements, I would suggest you use this product. But, if you're looking at cost, then that might be a concern, but no doubt it is the best tool for testing.
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Real User
Sr. Test Automation Engineer at NORC at the University of Chicago
Jul 31 2017

What is most valuable?

So the first impression that hits me about HP UFT 14.0 (formerly QTP) is that it seems to be a whole lot faster! But that could be subjective, as I'm running it on a high end gaming system. And my… more»

How has it helped my organization?

We identified an object that was supposed to have a width of 30 characters, but instead had 100,000. No manual tester would have found it, forcing developers to take a second look at all objects which… more»

What needs improvement?

There are always new features and more support for new and legacy technology architectures with each release. But the bad news is a growing list of long-standing issues with the product rarely gets… more»

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

Sure, HP UFT is not free. But consider what you get for that cost: A stable product that is easy to use; the kitchen sink of technology stack support; decades of code (which in many cases actually is… more»

What other advice do I have?

Take tool training by someone with years of experience. HP, Orasi and RTTS all offer the level of training that gets you to the advanced state quickly. And if you might be longing for the IDE toolset… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

If Selenium is your thing then make it easy on yourself with LeanFT, aka UFT Pro. This gets you the easy object recognition of UFT, in Java, plus execution of concurrent test cases in multiple… more»
Vendor
Software Development Engineer at a tech vendor with 501-1,000 employees
Jul 25 2017

What is most valuable?

Customization is the most valuable feature. I don’t see other products with such a huge and detailed customization feature.

What needs improvement?

The Web UI and the Administration Page need to improve. These are not issues, but areas to improve. Web UI: In some version (I don’t remember exactly the version number, unfortunately), Web UI was introduced with limited functionalities but… more»

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

Just want to advise to use ALM SaaS in case you don’t want to use ALM all your life. It is cheaper and provides you with all the ALM features but for some period of time. Also, you don’t need to install it manually, the entire environment… more»

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

Previously, I have used Redmine and JIRA. Switching to HPE ALM was not my decision, I changed my job.

What other advice do I have?

As an advise for developers who will develop such applications I would like to say - always try to support the area in an actual state, i.e., by using modern ideas/technologies if possible. Also, listen to the customer's needs, have… more»
Vendor
QA Lead at a logistics company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Aug 18 2015

What is most valuable?

A comprehensive solution aiming for total Test management. It has bindings with HP QTP which is a test automation tool. With the addition of BPT (Business Process Testing), QC along with QTP has been the choice for test automation in most of the IT businesses.

How has it helped my organization?

Maintenance of test artifacts becomes messy when there are many scripts and supporting test artifacts. HP QC makes it easier to maintain the scripts and also organize them into various business areas.

What needs improvement?

Backup strategy is lacking in QC. Once the QC server crashes, all your automation artifacts are unrecoverable. Though we can create QC project files to create a backup, there is size limitation when you restore the backup.

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

I have worked on TFS. The features of TFS are limited when compared to QC.
Vendor
Test Analyst with 51-200 employees
Mar 23 2015

What do you think of Micro Focus ALM Quality Center?

Valuable Features:

The integration with MS Excel, test suite upload feature, Document builder and the test run process.

Improvements to My Organization:

Helps in providing an archive of test suites for easy regression. Also helps to keep track of the time spent on test executions, and defect management.

Use of Solution:

Two years plus.

Deployment Issues:

The Client was needed in our network environment because the Web GUI was found to be unstable.

Stability Issues:

The client crashes every so often, but only when left idle for a while.

Other Advice:

Majority of the tests done by my company are manual so QC serves majorly as a depository for our client.

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
Micro Focus ALM Quality Center customers

Specsavers, Cardinal Health, KMD, Turkcell

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