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Micro Focus Reviews

Don Ingerson
Consultant
QA Automation Engineer at a consultancy with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jan 09 2019

What do you think of UFT (QTP)?

In my ten years of hands-on combined experience using QTP (QuickTest Professional), for at least 8 years, and UFT (Unified Functional Testing), for at least 2 years, 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).…
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 Center… 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 for… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

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 implementing… more»
Diego Caicedo Lescano
Real User
Chief Innovation Officer at SAGGA
Mar 29 2018

What is most valuable?

* Configuration * Scripting technology * Results * Integrations with disruptive technologies like network virtualization… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Performance improvement Capacity Planning Memory Leaks Bottlenecks Latency Slow SQLs

What needs improvement?

Micro Focus main goal is to develop at least 4 versions each year, that means we will have a lot of improvements and new… more»

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

Try term (wide range of options including licensing by day) or perpetual, it depends on your business needs.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

I used jmeter and switched to HPE Load Runner, because the following features - Supports performance testing for a wide… more»

What other advice do I have?

Use all the solution's features, and you will find the right answers for your performance and functional issues.
Aditya Kattamuri
Real User
Senior Performance Engineer at a retailer with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jan 14 2019

What is most valuable?

StormRunner itself is a pretty good hybrid product of Performance Center. Keeping up with DevOps, thus the best feature of StormRunner is that we… more»

How has it helped my organization?

The best benefit would be budget. It's a really inexpensive if you are testing your application every spring or every month. Even for less frequent… more»

What needs improvement?

More insight into test results and allowances. It might be a tailor-made requirement for me, but I would like to download them offline and do my… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

I always thought it would be good to have something like this from HPE because we rely a lot on HPE. Then, StormRunner was released and I knew… more»

What other advice do I have?

I like that StormRunner incorporates the idea of accepting and adapting all open sources. It is my understanding that they are planning to continue… more»
Anonymous User
Real User
Test Community Manager at Orange
Oct 05 2018

What is most valuable?

The most important feature is the integration of all the different features in just one tool: Agile management system… more»

How has it helped my organization?

We had projects in which we had the Agile part in a specific tool and the testing parts in another tool and it was very… more»

What needs improvement?

Globally, I don't see many major points of improvement. It's mostly plenty of little things, and it's weird to me that… more»

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

Pricing is the weakest point. It is expensive, but the tool has plenty of features. The main problem we have is that the… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We were using the Quality Center Solution from HPE before and, in that solution, we had no way to handle Agile projects… more»

What other advice do I have?

Just jump in, go ahead. Don't try to understand everything before starting. The tool is really easy to understand for… more»
Venu Cherukuri
Real User
Lead Solution Architect at a Consumer Goods with 10,001+ employees
Nov 07 2018

What is most valuable?

We did an extensive market scan and evaluation before settling on Octane, even though we've been an HPE customer and Micro Focus customer for many… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Coming from an HPE Quality Center/HPE ALM background, in the company, I think Micro Focus has done a great job in redesigning the overall user… more»

What needs improvement?

To the credit of Micro Focus, we are very actively working with their product management team and the R&D team as well. When we looked at this… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We were using HPE Quality Center, which was sort of a predecessor. We are currently moving out of Quality Center and completely standardizing on… more»

What other advice do I have?

A lot of people, when they pick up this tool, are focused on one specific aspect of it, like Agile planning. They're doing backlog management… more»
Gerd Fladrich
Real User
Test Manager at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Nov 13 2018

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature of Octane, in comparison to ALM, is the whole Agile approach, that we can run it with the… more»

How has it helped my organization?

We started from scratch because we didn't have any BDD approach. We used a more old-fashioned method of development, more… more»

What needs improvement?

There is a lot of room to implement new things. I would like to have more possibilities for doing test automation directly… more»

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

I don't deal with licensing and pricing, but it's worth the money, from my point of view, because it's very good. But… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We figured out that with our BDD approach, and what we planned with more modern technologies, and our shift-left approach… more»

What other advice do I have?

Think about your processes and the methods you're using for development and quality management and see if the tool fits… more»
Steven Tompsett
Real User
CDA Engineer at Hastings
Feb 12 2019

What is most valuable?

* Octane is built on the SAFe framework, which is the agile methodology that we are currently following. * The capability… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Octane has definitely improved the capability that we have for visibility within our tool set. The ability to report and… more»

What needs improvement?

The reporting side of ALM Octane could do with a few areas of improvement. There is not enough flexibility in the way that… more»

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

For what it does, it's very reasonably priced. I like the licensing model as well, because it's very flexible. You can… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We were using Enterprise Tester and Rally (CA Agile) for change management. We switched from Rally to ALM Octane because… more»

What other advice do I have?

If you're looking for a tool which will complement a CI or DevOps process, where you want to have a single point of… more»

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Micro Focus Questions

Anonymous User
Testing Manager at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jan 16 2019
Before I started at my company, they had tried integrating ALM with JIRA and it did not work completely as expected. However, we're now using ALM 12.20 and I came across the JIRA integrator offered by HP directly. I would like to hear from someone who has first hand experience implementing this or… more»
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Micro Focus Consultants

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QA Automation Engineer
Specialties: Writing automated test scripts using HP UFT and QuickTest Professional integrated with ALM/Quality Center. Over 15,000 (fifteen-thousand) hours of actual hands-on experience developing, modifying, and executing QuickTest Professional and UFT scripts. Operating Systems: Windows… more>>
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Cloud Architect, Oracle ACE, Oracle DBA
I am a data leader who loves data passionately. For the last 17 years, I have seen and managed Oracle databases of every shade, and now as they move up towards the cloud, I am flying with them. I have been deeply involved in Oracle Exadata implementations at various clients along with other DBA… more>>
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Hewlett Packard Enterprise Solution Architect
- Trabajo en equipo. - Planificación y organización. - Proactivo. - Habilidades interpersonales. - Rápido aprendizaje. - Habilidad para adaptación al trabajo bajo ambientes de presión. - Disponibilidad para viajar y cambio de domicilio.
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Senior Technical Pre-Sales Consultant / Project Manager (BSM)
Rakesh has spent 22+ years in technology as a specialist in Infrastructure / Application for capacity, availability & performance management. He is knowledgeable and experienced in Tools, ITIL Processes, Integration, Automation, and Business Intelligence with a passion for lifting customer service… more>>
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Sr. Consultant
• An articulate B.Tech in Information Technology with +6 years of IT experience in handling various Infrastructure Monitoring, Management and Automation Tools • Currently working as Sr. Consultant for EMS/NMS Tools with Capgemini • Experience in Architecture, Designing and Onboarding of… more>>
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Head of Cyber Security
Expertise in developing Web Based Application, Database Applications and Desktop Applications Working experience in distributed environment and distributed applications Expertise in ISA Configuration, Network Security include:· Penetration Testing· Stress Testing· Anti-Phishing·… more>>
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Business Development Manager- Threat Management Services
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Performance Tester
➢ Having 3 years of IT Experience in Performance testing with Telecom domain. ➢ Good experience in tools like HP Load Runner, HP Performance Center and CA Wily Introscope. ➢ Worked on various Protocols like Web (HTTP/HTML), Web Services, Ajax Truclient and Java Record play. ➢ Worked in all phases… more>>
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