Micro Focus ALM Valuable Features

Jordan Gottlieb
Principal consultant qa architect at a tech vendor with 201-500 employees
Test management and reporting. Those are the two most important things. I tell my customers that the two main reasons they have ALM: * Quality management, project management from a QA perspective - testing, defect management, how testing relates back to requirements. * And reporting to make good business decisions in the future. View full review »
AVP Quality Assurance at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
The most valuable user feature that we use right now is the camera. It allows us to take the test evidence, and it makes it easier for the user, especially the business user, to capture evidence as they test. View full review »
Mark Chase
Test Management Architect at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The overall task management. Managing all the assets and metrics. View full review »
Vice President - Test Management Lead at DBS Bank
* Templates: Allows us to standardize fields, workflows throughout hundreds of HPE ALM projects. * Customizable Events drive workflow: Saves a few seconds of time when we set default values, customizable dependent lists. When we translate this to hundreds of projects and hundreds of concurrent users, the productivity gains are immeasurable. * Traceability: Traceability from Requirement -> Test Plan -> Test Lab -> Test Runs -> Defects. * Rich sets of permission settings for different roles. * Business Views: It is easier to pull reports for novice users. * OTA, REST API: Utility for adding users and massaging data. View full review »
Belgin Wolard
Sr. Test Automation Engineer with 201-500 employees
ALM: You cannot just say one feature is most important. You get the most value using all modules from Management to Defects. When you use the tool end-to- end, you can pull efficient project reports (especially scorecards) from the Dashboard. So everything is integrated and only then you can evaluate the tool fairly. ALM is very flexible and each module can be used independently, but when you do that you are only using the tool as storage, not as a test management tool. UFT: It became much more stable tool in terms of object recognition over the years. It is easy to use as long as the user has basic software development knowledge and understands that the software automation process is not just a record/playback. View full review »
Sukarna Chirumamilla
Senior manager IT at a transportation company
All the modules that we have in ALM, one of them is the test module. No better tool in the market than ALM because the foundation is what you see, it's been in the market for so long. I really like the test module. But it's not only limited to the test module. It is the entire application that's a management tool. So we use it for requirements as well. And the link is between your requirements and your test waves and test plans, and everything is in there. So it's a pretty good tool. View full review »
Justin W.
IT Quality Assurance Analyst at a energy/utilities company with 10,001+ employees
As a system administrator, HPE ALM can be flexibly configured so that it can accommodate a variety of defined project lifecycles and test methodologies. As a project user, HPE ALM can provide a logical approach in conducting comprehensive test planning, execution, and defect management. View full review »
Quality Assurance Software Management at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
The most valuable features of ALM are in the new upgraded version of 12.53. We're able to more accurately document our test results, our actual versus our expected results, with the new screenshot functionality. That is the most useful part of the tool for me right now. Of course, we use it as our testing repository, and it's basically the way to show the work that we do as QA testers, and to have a historical view of those executions. View full review »
Pp at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
It's a centralized test management solution. The fact that you have a place where you can go and find all the stuff that you need to find, and keep track of all of the results long term. That is extremely valuable. In terms of functionality, it really provides all of the stuff that you need for managing test cases and test execution and keeping track of all of these different items. Now, in terms of keeping up with the trends, there's obviously a lot of challenges. View full review »
Parag Gulwani
Staff QA Engineer at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
It gives me the ease of putting together the requirements, test cases, the release test schedules, and executing the test. It can generate the reports for each and every release that we need, and it's quick and easy enough to generate reports. View full review »
Process Architect at a aerospace/defense firm with 10,001+ employees
HP ALM is a good tool for a centralized and coordinated view of requirements, tests, defects, and iterations. The main barriers of entry are cost and implementation, especially if an enterprise implementation is the best solution View full review »
QA Manager at a individual & family service
The most valuable thing is the flexibility of the customized options. That makes it more powerful than any other tool. We can customize based on the project and on how we want to control the testing. View full review »
Account Director at a comms service provider with 5,001-10,000 employees
The most valuable thing about the solution is it handles requirements, tests, and defects in one tool. View full review »
Lacy Mc Clain
QA Analyst at a legal firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
What I love about it is that it can be used for the entire lifecycle (from requirements to release) and the dashboard is great for reporting. View full review »
Yevhen Fabizhevskyi
Software Development Engineer at a tech vendor with 501-1,000 employees
Customization is the most valuable feature. I don’t see other products with such a huge and detailed customization feature. View full review »
Test Manager
Test planning, Test Execution, and Defect Tracking, as these are the code artifacts/deliverables for testing. View full review »
Neeraj Kumar Singh
Managing Director at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
* Requirements Management * Test Management * Test Execution * Defect Management * Business Model * Traceability * Test configuration * Test Parameters * Integration with HPE UFT and HPE LoadRunner All the options are designed so if you are using this tool for Test Management, then you must have them all enabled for efficient use. View full review »
Caroline Gitonga
Presales Consultant at Oracle
Requirements Management, Test Plan, Test Lab, Defect Management, Sprinter, Access control, Versioning and audit. View full review »
Vladimir Skrbek
IT Specialist with 5,001-10,000 employees
We mostly use the Defect module and then Test Plan, Test Lab. But if you ask about the most valuable feature it is the customization of any action in the ALM client. We can customize any action, window, or workflow of not only the Defect workflow but also any other entity. There is no other tool that can do it in such a way. View full review »
Sarah Kemle
IT Business Analyst at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
This solution is open and very easy to integrate. The interface is good too. View full review »
Sr. Performance Engineer, ITQCoE at JetBlue Airways Corporation
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 solution. That's the beauty of it. View full review »
Thorsten Westhues
Information Systems Consultant at a government with 5,001-10,000 employees
The solution gives us flexibility in adding and defining structures, attributes, and attribute values, in order to enable object oriented organization of items and customization of views and activities. View full review »
John ONeill
Principle consultant at Active Data Consulting Services Pty Ltd
Being able to quickly and easily compile executables on multiple platforms. View full review »
VP of IT at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
* Test Plan: Script storage and update. * Test Lab: Execution planning and results storage. View full review »
QA Manager at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
I am the QA Manager, so we use it to score all our test cases, results, defects, and reporting, which is very important. We're able to produce a number of reports and graphs. This helps us a lot when working with our clients. View full review »
Varun Srinivasa Murthy
IT Solutions Analyst at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Defect Management: This feature allows us to track the defect status for our project, send the notification to the user via email and all the details about the defects can be maintained for the future reference as knowledge center. Graphs and Dashboard: This is one of the top features, by which we can track the status of the project with ease to keep track of project management and executive reporting. The live graphs can be exported via public URL's and can be integrated with SharePoint and others as required. View full review »
QA at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
The ability to show end-to-end tractability between requirements, tests, defects, and also reporting. View full review »
Vice President - Test Management Lead at DBS Bank
* 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. View full review »
Test Lead
The Defect Module helps the project team to track the defects in a structured and manageable way until defects closure. View full review »
IT Manager of Operations at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
The biggest benefit is it’s a seamless way for demonstrating the validity of the testing effort from requirement: test planning, execution, and ultimately, reporting. View full review »
Ganesh Muralidharan Pillai
Assistant Director Quality Assurance at a tech vendor with 10,001+ employees
Requirements, testing, defect management, all integrated in one solution. View full review »
Oscar Balderas
Director General at a tech company with 11-50 employees
* The number of connectors and their ease of configuration * The self-service portal for users * The management of authorization flows View full review »
Yavor Piperov
Founder & Software Solutions Manager with 1-10 employees
* Test management * Requirements management * Defects View full review »
Robert Abbott
Software Quality Assurance Manager at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
* Requirements * Test * Release process * Defect tracking. View full review »
Domingo Saavedra
QA Analyst with 501-1,000 employees
Lab Management is a valuable feature, because you have a 360 view. View full review »
Senior Vice President at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
Defect tracking. View full review »
Vyshali Reddy
Quality Assurance Director at a tech consulting company with 1,001-5,000 employees

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