Quality Center Valuable Features

Paul Grossman
Sr. Test Automation Engineer at a consultancy with 1,001-5,000 employees
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 second impression was "Oh man, why does it still do THAT?" Let's review the good stuff: VBscript language -Easy to learn, surprisingly powerful and extendable. What I will call the "PDM.DLL feature" provides a list view of any object property and methods at run-time from the code as well as the two other windows. Built in Excel Datatables for Data-driven design Revamped beautiful HTML results report with screen and movie capture Terminal Emulator automation. Modular design (through functions, ALM components and Flows) Launch through Jenkins brings CI to the test automation development team. Can leverage Windows API calls as well as custom AutoItScript for enhanced features. The wide range of supported current and legacy web technologies, desktop apps, and WebServices testing is by far the most valuable feature. Even in the case where technology is only partially supported, being able to customize out-of-the-box object methods is another time saver. For example, we recently started to investigate automation of an AngularJS application. The problem was record/playback (UFT 12.54) did not work on it. However, the Object Spy correctly adds objects to the Object Repository. In addition Descriptive Programming worked from our custom framework. We had a basic login/navigate/verify Proof of Concept test operational with AngularJS Buttons, Links and Images quickly. Minor custom coding was required to override .Set methods of WebEdit objects, and more will be needed to support it's Angular WebTable objects. Totally doable for an experienced level team or user. View full review »
Don Ingerson
QA Automation Engineer at a consultancy with 1,001-5,000 employees
* Ability to execute automated UFT scripts from Quality Center and store the results * Ability to customize modules, particularly Defect Tracking module on company specific needs * The user can export a lengthy test case with a lot of steps from Excel directly into Quality Center, which saves a lot of time. Conversely, a user can export a test case with all steps from Quality Center to Excel. * Users can save screen shots of defects and also perform manual testing by using Manual Runner that verifies whether each step passed or failed and save the results along with information such as the date/time executed and who the tester was that performed the manual test. View full review »
VpLeadSoa761
VP lead software engineering at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
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 that's in the system. Later, go back to check the coverage you are missing, so you can plan ahead and maybe reuse the same set as next time. Sort of like creating templates and reusing them over and over. View full review »
Sanjeev Ranjan
Subject Matter Expert at a insurance company with 10,001+ employees
Cross project customization through template really helps to maintain standards with respect to fields, workflows throughout the available projects. Traceability feature really allows you to maintain linkage between all the test artifacts, starting from Releases>Requirements>Test Coverage>Test Execution>Defects. ALM allows you to maintain complete end-to-end process. Business Views has really come in handy for all users, as different kinds of reports can be created very easily and published to all the stakeholders. Synchronizer add-in has allowed us to integrate Microfocus ALM to other third-party tools like JIRA, ClearCase and ClearQuest, and helps to eliminate the isolation between these tools. ALM has brought great collaboration among the team members. View full review »
it_user570888
Business Systems Consultant at Wells Fargo
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, where your defects are, etc. View full review »
it_user79980
QA Expert at a tech consulting company with 51-200 employees
* Requirements sync and traceability: This allows us to see how many requirements have been tested and to show auditors this information easily. * Test Execution (Test Lab): This allows us to track our manual tests with date and time and enter actual results and screenshots. View full review »
it_user197508
Performance Test Architect and HP ALM Expert at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
* Integration with other HPE products * APIs * Dashboards View full review »
Abin K. Raj
OATS Engineer-Onsite Consultant at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
I personally found the defect tracking feature very useful in my ongoing project. Our complete Agile process of Software development and QA is dependent HPE Quality Center. View full review »
Principa88b6
Principal engineer at a media company with 10,001+ employees
You can do your development from start to finish: starting with the requirements, ending with defects, and testing in-between having everything in one tool and be able to validate everything up and down in the SDLC. View full review »
QAexpert226
QA Expert at a insurance company with 10,001+ employees
REST API. It lets me do what I need to do, instead of what HPE Quality Center does on its own. View full review »
it_user437799
Validation Office at a pharma/biotech company with 51-200 employees
* Traceability from requirements to executed tests and fixed defects * Visibility and reporting on test execution View full review »
ITManage0264
IT Manager at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Definitely the testing. My app test case organization, being able to organize it, and standardize a quality program. View full review »
it_user133815
Service Manager at a tech company with 501-1,000 employees
The test generation ability, coverage reporting, and risk prioritization. From a test and defect management perspective, there are few that can compare for delivery in a traditional/waterfall project). View full review »
Gourav Dogra
Sr Consultant at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
The Business Process Testing module and approach to testing in QC is its most valuable feature. View full review »
it_user178353
Director of Quality Assurance with 501-1,000 employees
Playback, test tracking, and defect management are the most valuable features. Playback made it easy to create automated functional tests that could be reused. Test tracking eliminated the need to track test executions on a separate application, such as Excel. It provides ease of use, the reporting status and tracking of defects. View full review »
reviewer552447
Test Manager
Defect management, because it has allowed me to manage the defects throughout its lifecycle (from being opened to its resolution – closed); who is assigned to it and working on it, what are the issues, and why it is being held up. It gave valuable metrics. View full review »
Mark Anthony Masikip
Senior Technical Test Analyst at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
I have used HPE ALM before and the feature which I loved the most is the ability to create Excel reports and inject macros to format your exported file/report. View full review »
Oluseye Oyede
Software Quality Assurance & Testing Specialist, MTN Nigeria Ltd at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The report feature has helped me to generate a quality index report which is a critical report for management decisions. The report is generated monthly. View full review »
TestAnalc24f
Test analyst in behalf of Alten at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees
You can plan your test execution very thoroughly with configurations and setups in the test lab. This is very unique in comparison with other tools. View full review »
Srinivasa Chamarty
Project Manager at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Features that support documentation and test results from Requirements through Test Cases to Scripts to Execution results (pass or fail), then to Defects. View full review »
Nimmagadda Sudhir
Team Lead at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
* Entering requirements and mapping of requirements with test cases. * Writing and execution of test cases and reporting defects. * Generating customized reports. View full review »
Avantika Dayama
Project Lead at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
The Project Templates and Enhanced Reporting features are the most useful. We have created domains as per the business units, and per business units, there is one template. It becomes easy to manage the template at business unit level. By standardizing our template, we publish reports at the business unit level. View full review »
JewettaDobson
Quality Assurance Manager with 1,001-5,000 employees
I like the customizable report functionality. I was able to set up reports that allowed me to accurately give a real-time status all of all testing projects that were in process. View full review »
TestLeadde51
Test lead at a international affairs institute with 1,001-5,000 employees
Allows us to do defect resolution from logging to resolution. It gives us an overview of all the defects and prioritization for resolution. View full review »

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