Micro Focus Software and Solutions

Micro Focus Reviews

Don Ingerson
Consultant
QA Automation Engineer at a consultancy with 1,001-5,000 employees
Oct 06 2019

What do you think of Micro Focus UFT One?

In my 10 plus years of hands-on experience using QTP (QuickTest Professional) and UFT (Unified Functional Testing), I have observed that there has been a lot of confusion among the testing community on what the difference is between the two tools. Therefore, I thought it would be beneficial to clarify what distinguishes UFT from QTP because it is important for the reader to know. QTP is a functional and regression automation tool originally developed and marketed by Mercury Interactive which HP acquired in 2006. In 2012, HP released UFT (Unified Functional Testing) version 11.5, which combined QuickTest Professional and HP Service Test into a single software package along with newly designed IDE (Integrated Development Environment). Before UFT, QTP and Service Test were two separate…
Don Ingerson
Consultant
QA Automation Engineer at a consultancy with 1,001-5,000 employees
Oct 06 2019

What is most valuable?

* Ability to execute automated UFT scripts from Quality Center and store the results * Ability to customize modules, particularly Defect Tracking module on company… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Multiple users can execute tests independently on their own computer because the UFT scripts are stored in ALM/Quality Center which is web based. All test cases are stored… 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 version to be eligible to get technical support. The… 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 for the number of licenses to purchase. Quality… more»

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I have worked at companies that used open source tools and ALM/Quality Center. I have also worked at a company that simultaneously used both Quality Center and Rally… 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 implementing. Make sure you read the minimum requirements listed… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

No other options were evaluated.
Real User
Process Owner E/E Test Management at a transportation company with 10,001+ employees
Apr 01 2019

What is most valuable?

It's the tool with the best UI and lots of options. I could continue for hours.

How has it helped my organization?

The most important thing is that we have, 8,000 users, more or less, and if you could save each user who's working with our current ALM tool, just in opening drop-down… more»

What needs improvement?

We are the lucky guys as we have a type of "design partnership" with Micro Focus so I do have a call once a week with R&D, discussing problems from a user's perspective… more»

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

I am not part of the cost negotiations. But the purchasing guys confirmed that Mirco Focus offered the best pricing to us.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We are on ALM.NET version 12.53. All of the cars that are in development in our company and which are due to be launched within the next two years, are still being worked… more»

What other advice do I have?

Do a quick scan of tools in the market and dig into your needs. Especially for a project with a lot of users with different styles of working together, Octane is the best… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We started analyzing which tool we should use for the future two years ago or so, and we started digging into Octane very early. I work on Octane from a test perspective… more»

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Micro Focus Questions

Morten Calisch
Special Adviser Strategy at a university with 501-1,000 employees
Jan 28 2020
I currently am working as a Special Strategic Adviser. I am involved in strategic risk management analysis and mitigation actions. We are currently evaluating SQream Technologies SQream DB. Does anybody have experience with them and can attest to them being the best RDBMS vendor for big data of… more»
C DoveI haven't used SQream personally. However, if you are only considering GPU based… more»
Russell RothsteinMorten, the most popular comparisons of SQream can be found here… more»
Tristan BerghYour best DB for 40+ TB is Apache Spark, Drill and the Hadoop stack, in the… more»
Ra S
Manage Technology COE's and Innovation at a software R&D company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jan 10 2020
I work in a software and R&D company managing technology COEs and innovation.  We are currently evaluating Micro Focus Fortify on Demand. What are the overall costs involved?  Thanks! I appreciate the help. 
Paul CanchigniaFOD per APP (1 round) like $1000.00 Cost for a partner.
Shiva
User at Saviynt
Dec 17 2019
I work for a midsized software startup and I am currently evaluating Checkmarx and Fortify.  What are the biggest differences between the two? Which would you recommend? Thanks! I appreciate the help. 
Sekhar NagasundaramFewer false positives with CX than Fortify. More integrated.
reviewer557727Checkmarx SAST is a product supporting 20+ languages, including the modern ones… more»
Akshay PrasadThe major difference is that Checkmarx scans the code without compiling the… more»
Miriam Tover
Content Specialist
IT Central Station
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… more»
Maribell SabikI don't know enough about Micro Focus ALM but based from what I have seen it… more»
Charuta DeshpandeMicro Focus ALM is a complete Test Management tool that can cover Requirements… more»
Ben SellierIt all depends on your context. In my case, I work for a big company with quite… more»
Miriam Tover
Content Specialist
IT Central Station
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Karl Fonseca* Flexibility of deployment: Amazon Redshift can only be deployed on the AWS… more»
Rama Subrahmanyam VedulaI am assuming you are asking me a question. I have similar points like the one… more»
Sudhakar Kankipati
Solutions Director at Prolifics Corporation Limited
We use QTP scripts to perform our SAP automation. Our challenge is reducing the cost of Application Lifecycle Management licensing and moving towards open-source or low-cost tools. With more continuous integration (CI) and continuous delivery/deployment (CD) pipelines, JIRA seems… more»
it_user529569On my experience you can do this but through Jenkins or Bamboo and ALM plugin… more»
Brian Le SuerWe recognize that many of our customers are trying to reduce their costs by… more»
it_user159375Probably not enough details to answer the question. One main advice is to… more»