2019-07-29 05:31:00 UTC

What is the biggest difference between JIRA and Micro Focus ALM?


One of the most popular comparisons on IT Central Station is JIRA vs Micro Focus ALM.

People like you are trying to decide which one is best for their company. Can you help them out?

What is the biggest difference between JIRA and Micro Focus ALM? Which of these two solutions would you recommend to a colleague and why?

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It all depends on your context. In my case, I work for a big company with quite heavy processes. Octane is more suitable.

The big difference is this:
- JIRA's strong point is the possibility of adding plugins, so you can adapt JIRA to your needs. The flaw in my case is that the upgraded version of JIRA will become more complex and it must be ensured that all plugins are compatible.
- Octane is an all-in-one application without plugins.

In terms of price, we already have ALM quality Microfocus center, these licenses are compatible with Octane's, so in terms of tariff, Octane is more attractive in terms of the price.

2019-08-12 07:33:54 UTC
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Consultant

Micro Focus ALM is a complete Test Management tool that can cover Requirements management, Defects management, Test Plan, Test Execution Suites as well as automation test executions with MF UFT (former HP QC). If you have a testing heavy project then MF ALM covers all the testing expectations well.

However, in an integrated environment with development, releases, and testing, JIRA can offer a better experience for JIRA issues (for requirements and incidents/defects), add-on for testing from JIRA marketplace (e.g. X-Ray) and offers a better fitment for DevOps. Developers and testers can work with the same tool for defects. requirements i.e. JIRA and manage testing with JIRA add-ons for Test Management.

2019-08-09 07:31:11 UTC
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Top 10Real User

I don't know enough about Micro Focus ALM but based from what I have seen it does provide a lot more than JIRA. I have worked with Azure DevOps and know that it can also provide more than JIRA. AZURE DevOps seems to be similar in comparison with Micro Focus ALM. So I would say if it was between JIRA and Micro Focus, then I will choose the latter.

2019-08-09 04:19:52 UTC
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Vendor

The principal difference between ALM OCTANE and JIRA is that OCTANE covers all the JIRA functionalities for the planning and developing phase and it adds the possibility to have full governance because it has the quality management and the pipeline management embedded.
So with OCTANE, it's possible to concentrate multi projects information and quickly understand the quality impact of a test failure against a user story or feature or epic or requirement. Moreover, OCTANE is integrated with JIRA so if there is a small team that really want to use JIRA for the day to day activity you can still maintain the overall control in OCTANE.

2019-08-20 07:22:53 UTC
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