About codeBeamer ALM

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...


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Supported Operating System(s):

Web browser (OS agnostic)

29 Reviews of codeBeamer ALM

Average User Ratings

Overall

4.21 / 5 stars

Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

4.5

Ratings Snapshot

5 stars

(7)

7

4 stars

(21)

21

3 stars

(1)

1

2 stars

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0

1 stars

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Showing 1 - 5 of 29 results

May 2019

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 201-500 employees

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

3.0

Customer support

3.0

Functionality

4.0

May 2019

Great tool

Pros

- Easy to use - Great UI and easy to learn - Rest API

Cons

- User Management with rights and roles. - Import Export of ReqIf files.

October 2019

Robert from BridgeHead Software Ltd

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Industry: Computer Software

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

October 2019

codeBeamer ALM a powerful tool

Basically, unites the whole process of software development, from conception of the idea to realization, to QA, to release, to bug fixing, etc.

Pros

codeBeamer ALM is extremely customisable; it covers all aspects of ALM; requirements, software architecture, computer programming, software testing, software maintenance, changes, continuous integration, project management, and release management; allows multiple teams, geographically dislocated, to seemingly work on the same project; tracks every single activity in the process; has a good potential for writing good Wiki pages; has placeholder for technical documentation; practically every tracker type item has comments, attachment, description, etc.; well established links between trackers, downstream references; customisable automation, say you can generate downstream task when system requirements change to a state; completely configurable state diagrams, etc.; excellent testing framework, test cases, test sets, test runs, etc.

Cons

As with every system, the value of it depends on how much you put into it; but IMHO codeBeamer ALM has a very high potential to give you exactly what you need from an ALM tool; say there is integration with SVN, etc.; there is a danger of overcomplicating, but that is the price of very flexible customisation; if you design your process well, you should be OK, etc.

October 2020

Manuel from Webtown Informatik GmbH

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Industry: Computer Software

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

4.0

Functionality

5.0

October 2020

Good for the whole software development lifecycle with documentation

Overall I liked the product very much and it did grow very good in regards to modern UI over the time I used it. In regards of feature richness it had been very mature already when I started using it.

Pros

Highliy flexible and customizable. You can define your own processes and lifecycles and have a huge Roles & Permissions system where you can configure anything you can think of (even better than in Jira). Also you can document everything in the integrated

Cons

At least back in 2006-2012 (when I used it) the prices were made for bigger companies only (100+ employees) as the cheapest price was still very high.

March 2019

Nikolaus from PMDM

Company Size: 201-500 employees

Industry: Automotive

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

3.0

Customer support

2.0

Functionality

5.0

March 2019

Using of codeBeamer ALM

We are working with codeBeamer to fullfill the requirements from Automotive Spice and for this usecase the tool is very good for. Also we are working for medical products and with codeBeamer it is very simple to change the workflows from automotive projects to medical projects.

Pros

The easy way to create a traceability from the requirements to the tests.

Cons

The user management is not so easy to handle with

August 2017

Alan from Bigfoot Biomedical

Time Used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

5.0

August 2017

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

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