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Paul Grossman
Real User
Sr. Test Automation Engineer at a consultancy with 1,001-5,000 employees
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,... 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,... 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... 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... 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... more»
Don Ingerson
Consultant
QA Automation Engineer at a consultancy with 1,001-5,000 employees
Oct 22 2018

What is most valuable?

* Ability to execute automated UFT scripts from Quality Center and store the results * Ability to customize modules,... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Multiple users can execute tests independently on their own computer because the UFT scripts are stored in Quality... 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... 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... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

I have worked at companies that used open source tools and ALM/Quality Center. I have also worked at a company that... 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... more»
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VpLeadSoa761
Real User
VP lead software engineering at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Sep 20 2017

What is most valuable?

You can plan ahead with all the requirements and the test lab set it up as a library, then go do multiple testing times, recording the default... more»

How has it helped my organization?

We use the quality engineering testing tool plus the defect tracking to make our reports, projects, and quality better. Once we had the evidence... more»

What needs improvement?

It is nice, but it does have some weaknesses. It's a bit hard to go back and change the requirement tool after setup. It's not flexible enough.... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

In the Quality Center, there's a tool, which we started with, QuickTest Pro. From there, we started to use QuickTest Pro, later we introduced... more»

What other advice do I have?

To someone looking at Quality Center, I would tell them: It's a good tool to use and the support is good. However, if you want a fancy and... more»
Sanjeev Ranjan
Real User
Subject Matter Expert at a insurance company with 10,001+ employees
Sep 18 2017

What is most valuable?

Cross project customization through template really helps to maintain standards with respect to fields, workflows... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Helps to maintain all the test artifacts in one place as a central repository where all teams can contribute and... more»

What needs improvement?

Dashboard * Defect ageing reports need to be included as built-in * Availability of built-in report related to Defect... more»

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

HPE has always been flexible in terms of pricing and licensing, but we are a bit concerned with the fact that it is now... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

HPE ALM was our first choice.

What other advice do I have?

Think about the below before you start implementing this product: * What’s the total user base you are expecting to... more»
tmusso
Consultant
Business Systems Consultant at Wells Fargo
Sep 24 2017

What is most valuable?

I like the traceability, especially between requirements, testing, and defects. Being able to build up a traceability matrix, being able to go through and show what's been covered,... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It's allowed us to be a little more consistent across the board. We have probably 80% of our QA teams using Quality Center. It is a system of record. It really does allow our... more»

What needs improvement?

I'd like to see an easier way to upgrade and install. I'd like to see it less required to have a client. I know that Octane doesn't require a client, but Octane is not mature... more»

What other advice do I have?

The most important criteria when selecting a vendor to work with are: * They need to be stable. * They need to be financially sound. * They need to have a good technology and... more»
it_user79980
Consultant
QA Expert at a tech consulting company with 51-200 employees
Jul 17 2017

What is most valuable?

* Requirements sync and traceability: This allows us to see how many requirements have been tested and to show auditors... more»

How has it helped my organization?

QC has been invaluable in the past for documenting our testing process, especially when needed for audits.

What needs improvement?

The Active-X technology requires client-side installations that are difficult to manage in environments where the... more»

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

Make sure you get the correct license for your needs. The full ALM license lets you use the requirements tab, along... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

I have used other solutions, but many do not have the traceability requirements that ALM does.

What other advice do I have?

Be sure to have a DBA available when you install. There have almost always been changes needed to the DB when I have... more»
Yigal Levi
Real User
Senior Director Global QA at NICE Actimize
Jan 01 2017

What is most valuable?

LeanFT: LeanFT is a new solution, but in general, it's opened us up to a wider audience such as the developers, so they can actually do their unit testing. We couldn’t do that with HPE UFT. This is the big advantage of this tool. The second... more»

What needs improvement?

LeanFT: LeanFT should include more technologies. For example, I would like it to include the Scala programming language. That is one of the main language that we use. Quality Center: There is a new product, HPE ALM Octane, which might be the... more»

What other advice do I have?

We chose HPE because I had good experience with them when I was Test Director. In term of overall experience, HPE provides a good experience for the users and a lot of benefits which you cannot find with other vendors.
it_user197508
Real User
Performance Test Architect and HP ALM Expert at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Jul 19 2017

What is most valuable?

* Integration with other HPE products * APIs * Dashboards

How has it helped my organization?

Defects and Test management were earlier conducted with the help of Excel sheets. Now, they are tracked in the Quality... more»

What needs improvement?

Licensing model: HPE has one of the most rigid, inflexible, and super expensive license models. It is an extremely... more»

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

HPEs licensing model is inflexible, rigid, and is not customer-centric.

Which solutions did we use previously?

We did not previously use a different solution.

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend going towards another solution unless you have an entire HPE shop. Other similar products offer more... more»
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Test more, test faster.

Eliminate poor quality releases and reduce the cost of rewriting applications with Micro Focus Quality Center.

Quality Center helps teams build and organize the testing effort, track progress throughout the application lifecycle, and is architected around testing best practices, asset fostering re-use. Teams can quickly build or import requirements and tests, execute enhanced manual testing, schedule and manage test-automation and manage defects throughout the lifecycle.

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