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Consultant
QA Automation Engineer at a consultancy with 1,001-5,000 employees
May 14 2018

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...
Consultant
Principal consultant at a tech vendor with 51-200 employees
Sep 19 2017

What is most valuable?

The whole service virtualization concept works on integration patterns, so the service virtualization should be supporting the regular RESTful services. However, it should also support services that listen and reply to MQs, generic JMS, SAP... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It has improve our organization a lot. For example, one of our very recent client's implementations that our Patson USA team did, we saved more than $15 million. This is in confirmed savings. In the past three and a half years of our... more»

What needs improvement?

With service virtualization, I'd love to see support for the Internet of things. I would love to see a web portal that the developers can use without consuming the virtual service designer license. This portal would be a lightweight utility... more»
Real User
Sr. Manager- Technology Office at Technology Leader & Evangelist
Nov 28 2017

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is that it reduces the dependency so that the down time of the environment is not a major cost. That cost can be used for something else like the cloud. The important is thing is that Service Virtualization allows... more»

How has it helped my organization?

I can use functional performer automation everywhere. However, the questions still remain of when and how I need to use it. If I run a load test and I need a Service Virtualization, I can use the same asset. But when I'm using the same asset... more»

What needs improvement?

The awareness of Service Virtualization needs to be improved. People still have doubts about having a virtual asset over a physical environment. They want to know if they are going to behave differently, or in a similar way. They want to know... more»
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Real User
Sr. Performance Engineer, ITQCoE at JetBlue Airways Corporation
Sep 20 2017

What is most valuable?

It gives us a solution where we can keep everything centralized like our test scripts, test data, and our projects. It doesn't matter who is creating the project, everybody can access and execute it. Both our onsite and offshore teams working... more»

How has it helped my organization?

When we implemented this solution, we chose to virtualize, so we didn't implement any physical hardware. We're able to scale very quickly for very large projects when we need to run 5,000 user simulations. Afterwards, we can also scale down... more»

What needs improvement?

The web client doesn't match the quality of the rest of the features of this solution. HP needs to improve it.
Micro Focus
Consultant
QA Automation Engineer at a consultancy with 1,001-5,000 employees
May 14 2018

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 specific needs * The user can export a lengthy test case with a lot of steps... 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 which is web based. All test cases are stored in one location which makes it easier for users to access and maintain.... 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 upgrade process can be time intensive and requires a lot of planning. The... more»
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Consultant
Delivery Consultant - Security Solutions with 501-1,000 employees
Sep 11 2017

What is most valuable?

Customization. ArcSight gives you a platform to on-board out-of-the-box devices with a more accurate way of collecting desired logs/events. Competitors offer the something similar but ArcSight does gives you more detail.

How has it helped my organization?

Recent attacks like Shamoon and WannaCry were under continuous monitoring by using this solution. It is understood that every SIEM is a detective technology and not a preventive, but by tweaking the use case conditions one could identify... more»

What needs improvement?

Complexity, administration. Administration of ArcSight is not an easy job. The admin needs to be well experienced in it to identify the root cause and fix it.
Micro Focus
Real User
Subject Matter Expert at a insurance company with 10,001+ employees
Sep 18 2017

What is most valuable?

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,... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Helps to maintain all the test artifacts in one place as a central repository where all teams can contribute and collaborate with each other.

What needs improvement?

Dashboard * Defect ageing reports need to be included as built-in * Availability of built-in report related to Defect Removal efficiency * Availability of built-in report for calculating Defect Density * Availability of built-in report for... more»
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Real User
Quality Assurance Software Management at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Sep 20 2017

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features of ALM are in the new upgraded version of 12.53. We're able to more accurately document our test results, our actual versus our expected results, with the new screenshot functionality. That is the most useful part... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Because we can trend repeatable results, we can look at trends of things that are continuously working well, and things that continuously get broken within the software development process. So it helps us improve our testing quality.

What needs improvement?

Sprinter, I think, is a good part of this ALM tool, but it has some limitations for us. Based on the type of software we use - we have some web based applications and also some power built applications - not able to capture all the objects,... more»
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Real User
Senior manager IT at a transportation company
Sep 20 2017

What is most valuable?

All the modules that we have in ALM, one of them is the test module. No better tool in the market than ALM because the foundation is what you see, it's been in the market for so long. I really like the test module. But it's not only limited... more»

How has it helped my organization?

If you don't use any tool to manage your application people will - like some teams we have who use Microsoft Word documents to do their requirements, and Excel sheets to plan their test cases, and write the test case and then execute and... more»

What needs improvement?

We do have some suggestions on reporting. Most of the time we need to download data and then we create reports ourselves. If there was a little bit better reporting available that would be great. The reporting is the one thing that we... more»
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Real User
IT Quality Assurance Analyst at a energy/utilities company with 10,001+ employees
Sep 28 2017

What is most valuable?

As a system administrator, HPE ALM can be flexibly configured so that it can accommodate a variety of defined project lifecycles and test methodologies. As a project user, HPE ALM can provide a logical approach in conducting comprehensive... more»

How has it helped my organization?

My organization uses HPE ALM to track the progress of testing and quality assurance efforts across projects that we are formally engaged in. The product has provided my team with metrics that provide various insights into the management and... more»

What needs improvement?

HPE ALM’s out-of-the-box reporting can be perceived as rigid and limited, to an extent. Knowledge of HPE ALM’s data model is important when setting up certain reports, and can be challenging depending on reporting requirements. Even so, these... more»
Real User
Executive Director at a tech consulting company with 51-200 employees
Aug 25 2017

What is most valuable?

* The ability to utilize the Client Portal, which provided my clients with a view of the project status, vulnerabilities and needed remediation steps in real-time * I don’t know of any other On-Demand enterprise solution like this one where... more»

How has it helped my organization?

The HP FoD effort allowed my client to utilize this service anytime their internal IT team was overwhelmed with workloads. FoD gives them an option to utilize the additional HP Services when they are overwhelmed with other IT Security needs... more»

What needs improvement?

* I believe that sales packages should be posted for single applications, and packages of multiple applications. For example, we have one-time a package for single applications, and 12 month unlimited use for static and a package for static... more»
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Consultant
Director Testing & Quality Assurance at Automation Development Services
Aug 25 2017

What is most valuable?

I work a lot with guys who work with meta-mathematics, like applied maths and quantum mathematics. So for us, the most important feature is the ability to handle complex algorithms, such as fuzzy logic techniques which is the first step... more»

How has it helped my organization?

By strengthening our understanding of our problems, HP’s solution allows us to be able to define problems. From an executive level to the lowest level, every company needs to be able to understand the infrastructure of every single aspect of... more»

What needs improvement?

In future releases, I'd like to see disruptors such as IOT and test drones. For some of the new stuff that’s coming through, we need to have a clear, well-defined road map of when we’re going to receive new capabilities and new features. This... more»
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Consultant
Principal Consultant | Contractor Manager at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Aug 25 2017

What do you think of UFT (QTP)?

Valuable Features The most valuable features for us are the GUI, the easy identification of objects, and folder structure creation. • Improvements to My Organization It's improved the way our organization functions by automating test cases that were previously done manually. It also improved the robustness and execution time of these test cases. • Room for Improvement It doesn’t support Telerik UI controls and we are currently looking for a patch for this. It's also quite an expensive solution. • Use of Solution We've been using it for one year in my project. • Deployment Issues We've had no issues with deployment. • Stability Issues It's been stable for us. • Scalability Issues No issues with scalability. • Customer Service and Technical...
Real User
Jefe de Operaciones at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jul 04 2017

What is most valuable?

Its reliability when it comes to synchronizing directories is the most valuable feature. It is very safe to be based on events.

How has it helped my organization?

For many years we had Novell eDirectory as the main directory, to which was added LDAP, AS400, Active Directory, Google, and SAP. The greater strength was to keep the identities synchronized without failures in both attributes and passwords.... more»

What needs improvement?

The Operations and Information Security.
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Consultant
OATS Engineer-Onsite Consultant at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jul 15 2017

What is most valuable?

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.

How has it helped my organization?

It has streamlined communication with business users and technical users whereby business requirements are now tracked on HPE Quality Center. Thus, providing clarity with simplicity.

What needs improvement?

I've faced a couple of bugs in the product whereby we were not able to open attachments on a particular ticket. The session timeout time also needs to be longer in my opinion.
Micro Focus
Real User
Vice President - Test Management Lead at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Jul 23 2017

What is most valuable?

* Templates: Allows us to standardize fields, workflows throughout hundreds of HPE ALM projects. * Customizable Events drive workflow: Saves a few seconds of time when we set default values, customizable dependent lists. When we translate... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It has improved collaboration between our test teams.

What needs improvement?

* Client-side ActiveX with patch upgrades * Support TDD/BDD * Adding features like Kanban, project plans, resource utilization, and JIRA’s big picture. * Traceability reporting: If HPE can generate a traceability matrix - Traceability from... more»
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Vendor
Assistant Director Quality Assurance at a tech vendor with 1,001-5,000 employees
Sep 18 2017

What do you think of Micro Focus ALM?

Valuable Features Requirements, testing, defect management, all integrated in one solution. • Improvements to My Organization In my previous organization, various tools like Excel and other open source test management tools were used. This was causing issues in sharing Test Management data. Once HPE ALM was brought in as a single solution, and data from all other tools were migrated to it, there was a single tool for all needs. • Room for Improvement Agile, Devops. • Use of Solution Seven to eight years. • Stability Issues No. Agile, Devops • Scalability Issues No. • Customer Service and Technical Support Good. • Previous Solutions Need of a single solution for all needs. • Initial Setup Not straightforward, it was a complex architecture. •...
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Real User
Senior performance engineer at a retailer
Sep 19 2017

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 don't have to build and maintain infrastructure anymore. Whenever we have to test lab scale... 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 applications that you have to test regularly. You can hook up your infrastructure to... 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 own customizations on the reports. Right now, we have some standard templates that generates... more»
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Real User
AVP Quality Assurance at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
Sep 19 2017

What is most valuable?

The most valuable user feature that we use right now is the camera. It allows us to take the test evidence, and it makes it easier for the user, especially the business user, to capture evidence as they test.

How has it helped my organization?

For a test management department, and we are highly audited, by the way, it allows us to have a single repository for all our projects where we do tests, as one go-to place for our test evidence. It has a go-to place for us to generate... more»

What needs improvement?

I have to say I'm not a huge fan of ALM. I think it's the best out of some of the not-so wonderful tools out there. The example that I usually give people is, if you're an IT person and you use a tool, you know that right click always does... more»
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Consultant
Principal consultant qa architect at a tech vendor with 201-500 employees
Sep 24 2017

What is most valuable?

Test management and reporting. Those are the two most important things. I tell my customers that the two main reasons they have ALM: * Quality management, project management from a QA perspective - testing, defect management, how testing... more»

How has it helped my organization?

When I was a customer, it improved my organization because I was able to manage, to enforce standards on building tests, executing tests, and manage centralized reporting. Now, I translate that over to my customers from various levels of the... more»

What needs improvement?

I'd like to see the idea of users being flushed out more, so not just, "This defect is now assigned to a particular person," or "This person is assigned to execute a test." I want to see the users expanded out to teams where you have five... more»

Micro Focus Projects

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How We Established A Performance TCoE
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SIEM Project at large Telecom provider in Belgium
SIEM Project at large Telecom provider in Belgium We had long discussions with the project management and Techncal... more»
Automated a Complicated Desktop Application
Designed and implemented automated testing for a desktop application written in Delphi. Automated test installation... more»
HPE ALM QC - Enterprise Template
HPE ALM QC - Enterprise Template - In 2015, we created the first version of a corporate enterprise project based on... more»
Realtime webservices over BigData
Using Ab Initio continuous flow and web services capabilities, I was able to build re-usable application frameworks,... more»
Major South African Bank – ITSM Project
Major South African Bank – ITSM Project Zane was part of the team which designed and developed the bank’s latest... more»
QC assessment project for retail client
The ALM assessment project was to assist client for better analyze current ALM deployment & set up. Data was... more»

Micro Focus Questions

Testing Manager at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
May 18 2018
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... more»
Bharath VenkateshHi Krunal, Yes, you can integrate HP ALM/Quality Center with Atlassian... more»
Brett TaylorHi Paul, Trying ConnectALL is easy. No legal forms to sign, etc. Just... more»
it_user224574Building the integration isn't the hardest part, we've built a... more»
Hana/BigData Program Manager at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Feb 12 2018
Hi , Would like to know if you can use HPE StormRunner Load as a service and what are the payment options?
Solutions Director at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
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... more»
reviewer529569On my experience you can do this but through Jenkins or Bamboo and ALM... more»
Brian Le SuerWe recognize that many of our customers are trying to reduce their costs by... more»
AaronKo1Probably not enough details to answer the question. One main advice is to... more»
User at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We are planning to use HP ALM version 12.5. I was looking at their APIs http://alm-help.saas.hpe.com/e... Q1. Has anyone done integration with Confluence using HP ALM APIs? Q2. Was there an added value to this than just viewing the results from ALM dashboard?
Community Manager
IT Central Station
IT Central Station is a fast-growing and trusted professional social network for users of enterprise tech solutions. Our mission is to provide professionals like you with valuable info from your peers. Use IT Central Station to exchange advice, access 2,500+ product reviews, and promote your... more»
Dan WoickeI would like to hear what your use cases are including the makeup of your... more»

Micro Focus Consultants

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QA Automation Engineer
Specialties: Writing automated test scripts using HP UFT and QuickTest Professional integrated with 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 10/7/XP,... 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... more>>
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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... more>>
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Ex Senior Security Analyst and Onsite consultant
A Security Engineer by profession and an Electronics and Communication Engineer by education. My keen interest lies on simplifying processes and managing people in challenging situations. Qualities like diligence,sincerity,reliability,punctuality,effective communication, a detailed... more>>
Reviewed QualysGuard Web Application Scanning: Its web-based scanner is very useful for performing...
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Principal consultant
Reviewed Micro Focus Service Virtualization: Valuable features are support for integration...
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Continuous Delivery Lead
Information technology consultant with versatile experience in software development and testing, as a lead for automation, performance & security engineering projects. Have been involved in software testing with emphasis on white box testing, API, security and performance test automation.... more>>
Reviewed Tricentis Tosca: TOSCA Testsuite Review
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OATS Engineer-Onsite Consultant
Hi guy's I'm a Software Test Automation/Performance Engineer by profession-Specialized in Automation, Performance Testing and Quality Assurance of Oracle application's(OATS) & also a lifelong learner who want's to learn & experience new thing's, make friend's and help people in whatever... more>>
Reviewed Oracle Application Testing Suite: Functionality testing tool need improvement but Load...
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Director Testing & Quality Assurance
Senior strategic knowledge leadership / management specialising in emerging technologies, innovation & automation (MVP/CPS/ISEB) with over 15 years of international commercial experience with global organisations; including Lehman Brothers, Deutsche Bank, Thomson Reuters, New Zealand... more>>
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Enterprise System Management
Certified HP-UX administrator, working with OpenView suite of tools, NNM, OMU, OML, OMW, OMi Specialties: NNM, OMU, OML,OMW, SiS
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Business Systems Consultant
Business Systems Consultant for quality tools at Wells Fargo (http://wellsfargo.com/). Since 2008, has been the primary subject matter expert (SME) and project manager (PM) on HP ALM Quality Center (ALM), HP QuickTest Pro (QTP), HP Unified Functional Testing (UFT), IBM Rational products,... more>>

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