codeBeamer ALM Software


 

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.

 

codeBeamer ALM - Release Gantt chart
 
  • codeBeamer ALM - Release Gantt chart
    Release Gantt chart
  • codeBeamer ALM - Project trackers
    Project trackers
  • codeBeamer ALM - Requirements dashboard
    Requirements dashboard
  • codeBeamer ALM - Risk matrix
    Risk matrix
  • codeBeamer ALM - Test coverage
    Test coverage
  • codeBeamer ALM - Requirements specifications
    Requirements specifications
Supported Operating System(s):
Web browser (OS agnostic)

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Boris from Daimler Protics
Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

December 2018

December 2018

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Well structured, good Usability and helpful support

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incomplete Documentation makes it hard to use advanced features

Review Source: Capterra
 

Norbert from Sysmex Europe GmbH
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

December 2018

December 2018

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

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

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

Review Source: Capterra
 

Zoran from Automation
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

December 2018

December 2018

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

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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.

Review Source: Capterra
 


December 2018

December 2018

Powerful and Extendible, but needs configuration

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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.

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

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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.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Eugen from W&H Dentalwerk Bürmoos GmbH
Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

November 2018

November 2018

Easy to Use and customizeable Tool

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- Ease of Use
- Service and Support available
- Customizeable Tool
- Variety of Functionalities
- Reporting possible
- Versioning System and Audit Trail

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- Not possible to adapt Codebeamer to some special company's processes
- Few Useability Bugs

Review Source: Capterra
 


June 2018

June 2018

Good management system for software development tickets.

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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.

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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.

Review Source: Capterra
 


April 2018

April 2018

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

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

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

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

Review Source: Capterra
 

Ovidiu from Automotive Manufacturer

April 2018

April 2018

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

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

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

Review Source: Capterra
 

Romesch from EFS GmbH

March 2018

March 2018

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

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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.

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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.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Wolfgang from EFS GmbH
Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

March 2018

March 2018

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

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

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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

Review Source: Capterra
 

Patrick from Allianz Handwerker Services GmbH
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

March 2018

March 2018

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

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

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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.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Norbert from Sysmex Europe GmbH
Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

March 2018

March 2018

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

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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

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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.

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

Review Source: Capterra
 

Oscar from Stoneridge

March 2018

March 2018

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

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

Review Source: Capterra
 

Nikolaus from PMDM
Number of employees: 10,000+ employees Employees number: 10,000+ employees

March 2018

March 2018

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

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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

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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.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Dominic from Minebeamitsumi

March 2018

March 2018

Good usedfull tool to manage a complete product development.

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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.

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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.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Daniel from Quality department
Number of employees: 5,001-10,000 employees Employees number: 5,001-10,000 employees

March 2018

March 2018

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

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

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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.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Timothy from Theranos, Inc.

August 2017

August 2017

Smooth install with Validation.

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Control and documentation of our development process

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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.

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

Review Source: Capterra
 

Alan from Bigfoot Biomedical

August 2017

August 2017

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

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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

Review Source: Capterra
 

Christine from DATATRAK International
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

June 2017

June 2017

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

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

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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.

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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

May 2017

Very powerful, a bit complicated

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

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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
 
 
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