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.
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.
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.
Can used to work on a real -time project even a free trial
Simple core design
Easily generate documents based on trackers
Integration with wiki and managing bugs
UI needs some improvement(performance)
Does not support inline documents for live docs
Ajax unable to handle large datasets
Ovidiu from Automotive Manufacturer
Kanban view for a better work management.
Nice customisations potential and customer orientation development step by step.
Lack of specific examples in webinars.
Lack of traceability between low-level requirements and source code.
Romesch from EFS GmbH
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.
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.
Wolfgang from EFS GmbH
Employees number: 501-1,000 employees
a: CodeBeamer is browser based, that is very convinient
b: a GUI or WYSIWYG is available for almost every function
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
Patrick from Allianz Handwerker Services GmbH
Employees number: 201-500 employees
All Informations and almost all processes needed for business in one software.
Multiple features along ALM and customizeability of the product. The integration of the multiple features in one product.
Features leave the product and information about that is missing. Qualtity of the .0-releases could be better.
Norbert from Sysmex Europe GmbH
Employees number: 501-1,000 employees
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
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.
In some parts the usability is difficult, especially for non-IT people, who are coming from a document-oriented way of working.
Oscar from Stoneridge
Efficiency and traceability throughout the requirements and test management. Inclusion of tools like Jira and the bridge with DOORS gives much added value.
Nikolaus from PMDM
Employees number: 10,000+ employees
Tracking the requirements
Tracability between requirements
Create and use the libraries
Baslining of the specifications
Ajust the workflows of each Tracker/department
Change management for the requirements/test
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.
Dominic from Minebeamitsumi
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.
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.
Daniel from Quality department
Employees number: 5,001-10,000 employees
I do especially like the one stop solution that enables me to get applications checked from testing till release.
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.
Timothy from Theranos, Inc.
Control and documentation of our development process
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.
The various licenses control a bewildering number of grants and denials of capabilities. Some things are a great surprise.
Alan from Bigfoot Biomedical
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.
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
Christine from DATATRAK International
Employees number: 51-200 employees
The ability to collaborate with my team and others, working towards the completion of tasks and projects of all sizes.
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.
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.
Paul from Banner Engineering Corp
I like this for our requirements management that mates with test cases for a full requirements to test result traceability.
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
Stephan from BMW
Comprehensive functionality across the whole lifecycle, modern graphical user interface and ease of use
Currently we are in the phase of evaluating the codebeamer Software, and there one concern is the scalability of The tool
Christian from Allianz Handwerker Services
Employees number: 201-500 employees
* large scale of functionality (from requirements to implementation, to testing, releasemanagement and Support)
* very good documentation about codebeamer
* webinars from intlant
* full-text search
* 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)
Matthias from Fraunhofer
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
It would be great to get more out-of-the-box integrations with other popular parts of a development toolchain like: Slack, IntelliJ