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2014-07-03T08:18:00Z

What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for Micro Focus ALM Quality Center?

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Top 5Real User

I've never been in the procurement process for it. I don't think it is cheap. Some of the features can be quite expensive.

2021-09-02T08:53:03Z
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Top 10Real User

It's a perpetual license.

2021-08-05T10:01:58Z
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Top 5Real User

The licensing model is an area that can be improved. The cost of licensing depends on the number of VMs that you are running test cases on and it is not cheap. To the best of my recollection, it is several thousand dollars per license.

2021-04-13T20:05:53Z
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Top 20Real User

The licensing costs vary from client to client. There are different prices for SaaS versus on-premises deployments, for example.

2021-02-22T21:05:27Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

It is very expensive as compared to other tools. We didn't get their premier version. It is a lesser version, and to upgrade, there will be an additional cost for us.

2020-12-01T09:12:17Z
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Top 20Real User

Micro Focus ALM Quality Center is very expensive. Personally, I think that it's too expensive, but I don't have another tool to compare it to.

2020-11-13T02:28:04Z
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Top 20Real User

I don't know the exact numbers, but I know it is pricey. When we talked to the sales reps we work with from our company, they say, "Well, Micro Focus will never lose on price." So, they are willing to do a lot of negotiating if it is required.

2020-11-02T14:56:31Z
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Top 20Real User

From a pricing point of view, I believe it is an enterprise tool. If you are an enterprise organization and you're using SAP or Oracle for your ERP systems, for example, the cost around Quality Center is not that expensive. From a licensing and planning point of view, you should have a hybrid between licenses you own and depending on how busy you are at certain stages within projects, do additional rentals just for those periods if need be. That's what we do in our environment, we have a base of 15 licenses. If we have any major projects coming in where we know there are additional developers, we do a rental for licenses for the period of that project. We charge that project for the licenses for that rental. We do have additional costs apart from standard licensing from our side. Pick n Pay outsources their hardware, so obviously we have costs for the hardware and backup for our hardware partners that do our hosting. We see this as a tier-one application in our environment. We have full disaster recovery capability. There some costs involved from that side.

2020-07-23T07:58:00Z
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Top 20Real User

It all comes down to how many people are going to access the tool. When teams go above 20, I think ALM is a better tool to use from a collaboration and streamlining perspective.

2020-06-30T08:17:00Z
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Top 20Real User

Depending on the volume, the annual maintenance costs vary on a percentage but it's around $300 a year per license for maintenance. It's at 18% of the total cost of the license.

2020-06-28T08:51:00Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

The licensing determines the number of users we can enable in a particular project. There is a full license and a defect license. Full licenses are used by a few of the guys at our level. We'll give a defect license to the development team only, to access whatever defects there are, weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly. We did not buy our ALM licenses directly from Micro Focus. We bought them from SAP, which is another solution we are using. We depend on SAP when it comes to whatever challenges come up. The source for us is SAP. We do have a pricing concern. If we go directly to Micro Focus, they'll sell it at a higher price. If we go to some other vendor, they sell it at a lower price. My manager then says, "Okay, it's the same tool. Why do we need to buy it directly? Whatever problems come up, we can resolve them at our end." Of course, we don't know if we'll have one or two problems or not, and that is the reason to go for the higher price. But they went with SAP to buy the license.

2020-06-25T10:53:00Z
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Top 20Real User

Pricing is not my area, but in general, what I've seen when reading articles is that it is costly. That is the reason most customers are moving to the other solutions, which are much cheaper. That is the opinion of people I have spoken to in other companies.

2020-06-25T10:53:00Z
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Top 20Real User

Pricing is managed by our headquarters. I am able to get from them for very cheap. The market price is horribly expensive.

2020-06-21T08:08:00Z
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Top 10Real User

When you have to ramp up your licenses and you have to scale it up, it's quite a costly product. You have to keep an eye on how many people are using it. You can't just give access to users who are only there to take on excess work and who are not using it. It is not a very economical solution.

2020-06-18T08:15:00Z
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Top 20Real User

The solution has the ability to handle a large number of projects and users in an enterprise environment with the correct license. Most vendors offer the same pricing, though some vendors offer a cheaper price for their cloud/SaaS solution versus their on-premise. However, cloud/SaaS solutions result in a loss of freedom. E.g., if you want to make a change, most of the time it needs to be validated by the vendor, then you're being charged an addition fee. Sometimes, even if you are rejected, you are charged because it's a risk to the entire environment.

2020-06-04T09:41:00Z
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Top 20Real User

As an end-user, of course I'm going to say that it's too expensive and I want things cheaper, but don't we all? Aside from the standard licensing fee there are no additional costs. It's set up with a good agreement that runs three-yearly.

2020-05-27T08:03:00Z
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Top 10Real User

The pricing has been the same for the past few years. It is reasonable. It is not very high. Of course, the cheaper the better, from our point of view. But the tool and its quality are amazing, really good. And including the support their team is giving us, I think the price is justified. It's a fair price.

2020-05-19T07:27:00Z
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Top 20Real User

Compared to the market, the price is high. We just renewed our licenses, which took time to do. I think we have 30 concurrent licenses. The world is changing to open source code and free applications. This may be an issue in the future.

2020-05-17T07:17:00Z
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Real User

We have divided our licenses between Micro Focus ALM and ALM Octane. It works for us.

2018-12-24T07:46:00Z
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Real User

It allows us to keep our costs low. I do not want to pay beyond a certain point for this solution.

2018-12-12T10:13:00Z
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ExpertTop 5Consultant

For licensing, find out the number of users who will be using it concurrently, and use that number as a starting point for the number of licenses to purchase. Quality Center is pricey, but cheaper is not always less expensive.

2015-08-02T07:46:00Z
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Real User

Original cost was $158,000. Our day-to-day cost is difficult to compute, but it’s very low.

2014-07-03T08:18:00Z
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