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).

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.



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26 Reviews of codeBeamer ALM

Average User Ratings

Overall

4.15 / 5 stars

Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

4.5

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August 2017

Alan from Bigfoot Biomedical

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

December 2018

Zoran from Automation

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

December 2018

codeBeamer keeps one's promise other ALM's don't even dare to give

Before I joined the codeBeamer world, I worked with other ALM tools. It was really a hard time, lots of things didn't come together or were poor in performance. I remember my first steps in codeBeamer. It was like an epiphany - suddenly everything makes sense and it's really that easy to accomplish. Actually the tool supports you in collaboration and structured workflow.

Pros

Simply: it works!
Seriously. I worked with other ALM tools. Either the tools didn't cover (understand) the ALM universe, or the tools were glued together resulting in diminished functionality or even failure.
Supected links. Traceability browser. Test coverage. Those tools work perfectly in codeBeamer.

Cons

Sometimes it's difficult to handle WYSIWYG. Implementation is done with a third party tool (Froala) and codeBeamer is bound to its limitations and drawbacks.
Usually I get my ideas realized within the HTML editor, but sometimes you have to struggle a little.

May 2017

Matthias from Fraunhofer

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

May 2017

Great ALM solution for managing large number of projects

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

March 2018

Nikolaus from PMDM

Company Size: 10,000+ employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

3.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

March 2018

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

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.

May 2017

Christian from Allianz Handwerker Services

Company Size: 201-500 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

May 2017

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

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)

March 2018

Dominic from Minebeamitsumi

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

March 2018

Good usedfull tool to manage a complete product development.

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.

March 2018

Patrick from Allianz Handwerker Services GmbH

Company Size: 201-500 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

5.0

March 2018

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

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.

March 2018

Norbert from Sysmex Europe GmbH

Company Size: 501-1,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

5.0

March 2018

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

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.

December 2018

Norbert from Sysmex Europe GmbH

Company Size: 201-500 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

4.0

December 2018

codeBeamer Review

Complete coverage of our software development process with full traceability in a strongly regulated medical environment

Pros

The generic approach which more or less allows to define any object or artefact needed along the software development lifecycle in the tool

Cons

It is a very good tool for IT minded users, but other users may struggle with the usability and the complexity

March 2018

Romesch from EFS GmbH

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

3.0

Functionality

5.0

March 2018

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

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.

April 2019

Lukas from Robert Bosch Power Tools

Company Size: 10,000+ employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3.0

Functionality

4.0

April 2019

Well working Application Lifecycle Management Tool

Pros

+ Everything in one tool
+ interfaces to other tools
+ flexibility to adopt to own needs

Cons

user experience. one example is 3 different spots for "Save" buttons. The GUI can be confusing...

December 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 501-1,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

5.0

December 2018

Powerful and Extendible, but needs configuration

We're using codebeamer to support the requirement management, risk management, and software development processes for medical device development. We also run Scrum in codebemaer.

Pros

Codebeamer is very powerful, because it's very flexible.

Cons

With great flexibility come a great many settings. Some of those (such as role permissions) are very tedious (and error-prone) to set up. A few buttons with macros, or a text-based interface would have been nice.

Also, automation across trackers (say, tasks in user stories) can be tricky/not satisfactory.

May 2019

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 201-500 employees

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.

June 2017

Christine from DATATRAK International

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

June 2017

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

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.