codeBeamer ALM software


18 reviews(4.0/5)
18 reviews(4.0/5)

CodeBeamer ALM is a cloud-based application lifecycle management solution that helps software development businesses to scale, monitor, control and report on different stages of app development. It features integrated modules for requirements management, software development, quality testing, risk management, variants, development operations and demand management.

The requirements management feature helps developers to track client requirements and project progress. The solution also offers collaboration and communication tools to assign workflows and communicate updates in real-time. The QA and testing feature allows developers to check their application against standard and requirements-based tests. Users can also run failure mode and effects analysis (FMEA).

Users can integrate codeBeamer with other applications such as project management and business process management solutions. The software supports compliance for various industries including medical, automotive, pharmaceutical and finance.

The solution is available with both perpetual and subscription-based licenses.

Supported Operating System(s):
Web browser (OS agnostic)

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  • Verified Reviewer

    Number of employees: 51-200 employees

    June 2018

    Good management system for software development tickets.

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    Value for Money
    Pros

    I appreciate the ability to link entries. We have FRS, development, and testing tickets all linked for product releases and it does a great job of helping organize that information.

    Cons

    I find it cumbersome to assign certain attributes. The pick lists can be difficult to search and sometimes it is hard to determine the correct choice based on those lists. It can be frustrating.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Verified Reviewer

    Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees

    April 2018

    I use it to document generation and life-cycle management(documents>review>release).

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    Value for Money

    Can used to work on a real -time project even a free trial

    Pros

    Simple core design
    Easily generate documents based on trackers
    Integration with wiki and managing bugs

    Cons

    UI needs some improvement(performance)
    Does not support inline documents for live docs
    Ajax unable to handle large datasets

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Ovidiu from Automotive Manufacturer

    April 2018

    Allows our entire team to always be on the same page.

    Ease-of-use
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    Value for Money
    Pros

    Kanban view for a better work management.
    Nice customisations potential and customer orientation development step by step.

    Cons

    Lack of specific examples in webinars.
    Lack of traceability between low-level requirements and source code.

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Romesch from EFS GmbH

    March 2018

    The codeBeamer is a great ALM tool, which difficulty lies in the first steps, a proper project setup

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    Pros

    It's a browser based tool and for almost every funktion a GUI or WYSIWYG is available. It includes all necessary parts for complex development project; therefore you can avoid a tool break between a classic requirement management tool such as DOORS and a test management tool. This is one advantage use codeBeamer compared to other tools on the market.

    Cons

    The complexity you're faced with during the first setup of a complex project. The user interface itself is easy to handle, but the working process behind the UI is not self explained. Dashboards, Reports and Trackers are loaded every time they are opened. For elements with big data this lasts quite some time.
    Therefore it is not helpful for newcomers to codeBeamer that the customer support only works with a ticket system. It would be appreciated also to provide a german speaking customer support.

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Wolfgang from EFS GmbH

    Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees

    March 2018

    lots of possibilities need to be configured first, which is almost not feasible for a new user

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    Pros

    a: CodeBeamer is browser based, that is very convinient
    b: a GUI or WYSIWYG is available for almost every function

    Cons

    a: unfortunately there is no german speaking customer support I can explain my problems
    b: dashboards, reports and trackers are loaded every time after opening - this lasts very long for elements with big data

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Patrick from Allianz Handwerker Services GmbH

    Number of employees: 201-500 employees

    March 2018

    A Tool for all your needs. From document exchange to requirements engineering.

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    Value for Money

    All Informations and almost all processes needed for business in one software.

    Pros

    Multiple features along ALM and customizeability of the product. The integration of the multiple features in one product.

    Cons

    Features leave the product and information about that is missing. Qualtity of the .0-releases could be better.

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Norbert from Sysmex Europe GmbH

    Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees

    March 2018

    Very powerful tool, very stable, not so easy to use for non-IT persons

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    Value for Money

    Complete documentation of all artefacts along the software development process, flexible workflows, full traceability, all stakeholders in the process working in the same integrated environment

    Pros

    very powerful, with a multitude of functionality, not only to tracker the artefacts along the software development process, but also to collect all other types of documents, manage teams, great reporting, basically any object can be described and traced in this tool.

    Cons

    In some parts the usability is difficult, especially for non-IT people, who are coming from a document-oriented way of working.

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Oscar from Stoneridge

    March 2018

    I have worked with other tools and codeBeamer has proved better than all of them.

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    Pros

    Efficiency and traceability throughout the requirements and test management. Inclusion of tools like Jira and the bridge with DOORS gives much added value.

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Nikolaus from PMDM

    Number of employees: 10,000+ employees

    March 2018

    codeBeamer is very good to use it for handling/tracking requirments and to create specifications.

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    Pros

    Tracking the requirements
    Tracability between requirements
    Create and use the libraries
    Baslining of the specifications
    Ajust the workflows of each Tracker/department
    Release management
    SW-test reuse
    Change management for the requirements/test

    Cons

    There are tree ways to create the authorization/user-management and this is sometimes difficult because of the roles for each project. If in our template project is create a new role we have to make the input in each prject manually.

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Dominic from Minebeamitsumi

    March 2018

    Good usedfull tool to manage a complete product development.

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    Pros

    This software offers a lot of functions which we use for product development.
    I use it for development of automotive products. Due to the huge amount of options it is easy to customize the software for your needs.

    Cons

    Sometimes it is not easy to find all options in the software. The menu can be interleaved so you need some time to find the option.

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Daniel from Quality department

    Number of employees: 5,001-10,000 employees

    March 2018

    The codeBeamer platform is incredibly flexible and allows endless user customization to build the AL

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    Pros

    I do especially like the one stop solution that enables me to get applications checked from testing till release.

    Cons

    The look of the charts / reporting functionality is not perfectly fitting the needs of our company. I would look very much forward to a better visualisation and flexibility of the charts.

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Timothy from Theranos, Inc.

    August 2017

    Smooth install with Validation.

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    Value for Money

    Control and documentation of our development process

    Pros

    The configurability of this software is outstanding. For each item, you can vary the content, the workflow and the access by status, user and role to the content. We have been able to make the tools conform to our process rather than conform our process to the tool.

    Cons

    The various licenses control a bewildering number of grants and denials of capabilities. Some things are a great surprise.

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Alan from Bigfoot Biomedical

    August 2017

    We invested significant effort to configure codeBeamer and realized significant benefit in return!

    Ease-of-use
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    Pros

    Very flexible and powerful platform that can be adapted in a variety of ways to align to your process and practices for managing your application lifecycle. Expect to invest time and effort to configure the platform to meet your needs and expect significant return on your investment.

    Over a 6 month window we rolled out codeBeamer capabilities for:
    1) Requirements Management
    2) Risk Management
    3) Architecture and Design Management
    4) Test Management
    5) Defect Management
    6) Scrum Team Rituals (Sprints, Stories, Tasks, ...)

    codeBeamer is now our single digital system of record for the full Application Lifecycle.

    Cons

    It can be challenging to debug why a user is unable to execute a task given the intersection of
    1) license constraints
    2) project permissions
    3) tracker permissions
    4) field permissions

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Christine from DATATRAK International

    Number of employees: 51-200 employees

    June 2017

    Codebeamer offers a creative and thorough environment for us to creat and manage projects and tasks.

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    Value for Money

    The ability to collaborate with my team and others, working towards the completion of tasks and projects of all sizes.

    Pros

    I very much appreciate the flexibility of the Codebeamer structure. The option to group items by project or by type figures greatly into our staff's needs. The ability to sort by type of item (and task) allows our team to save time and increase productivity.

    Cons

    I have utilized Codebeamer for several years and have yet to stumble on a hurdle or work-staller. I think it works great - as designed.

    Review Source: Capterra
  • Paul from Banner Engineering Corp

    May 2017

    Very powerful, a bit complicated

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    Pros

    I like this for our requirements management that mates with test cases for a full requirements to test result traceability.

    Cons

    At times the interface seems a bit "clunky" and not as intuitive as desired. There are arrows in some spots and pull-downs in other spots. Once you figure out the interface things go smoothly

    Review Source: Capterra
  • Stephan from BMW

    May 2017

    Promising ALM solution with many interesting details

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    Pros

    Comprehensive functionality across the whole lifecycle, modern graphical user interface and ease of use

    Cons

    Currently we are in the phase of evaluating the codebeamer Software, and there one concern is the scalability of The tool

    Review Source: Capterra
  • Christian from Allianz Handwerker Services

    Number of employees: 201-500 employees

    May 2017

    Very good ALM tool with best features of many other tools.

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    Value for Money
    Pros

    * adaptability
    * large scale of functionality (from requirements to implementation, to testing, releasemanagement and Support)
    * very good documentation about codebeamer
    * webinars from intlant
    * full-text search

    Cons

    * too many posibilities for filtering or reporting of issues with too different features (the one you use allways needs a feature of another search functionality)
    * too less posibilities for dashboards (maybe changes with 8.1)
    * project management (ok its not the focus of this tool, but it would be nice)

    Review Source: Capterra
  • Matthias from Fraunhofer

    May 2017

    Great ALM solution for managing large number of projects

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    Pros

    Good agile development features including Kanban board and Scrum process artefacts
    Easy management of integrated SCM repositories (Git, SVN)
    Good handling of project templates to specify and provide organisation specific development process templates
    REST API for a flexible integration of CodeBeamer with other tools
    Improved dashboard functionalities for project and user dashboards

    Cons

    It would be great to get more out-of-the-box integrations with other popular parts of a development toolchain like: Slack, IntelliJ

    Review Source: Capterra
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