About ALM/Quality Center

Micro Focus's ALM/Quality Center is a lifecycle management solution designed to help businesses in requirements management, testing and development in an agile environment. It is suitable for teams of all sizes.

Key features of ALM/Quality Center include project planning and tracking, application lifecycle intelligence, lab management automation, asset sharing and reuse, cross-project reporting, heterogeneous environment support and requirements definition and management.

ALM/Quality Center's project planning and tracking feature allow users to define, track, measure and report milestones and KPIs. Users can extract reports, generate scorecards and export to mobile devices.

ALM/Quality Center offers both cloud-based subscription...


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Web browser (OS agnostic), Windows 10

25 Reviews of ALM/Quality Center

Average User Ratings

Overall

4.44 / 5 stars

Ease-of-use

4.5

Value for money

4.5

Customer support

3.5

Functionality

4.5

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July 2018

Mingmo from tapQA

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

5.0

July 2018

A great tool to use for reporting QA metrics to the business.

Reporting metrics, organized structure, testing tool.

Pros

This software makes it easy to create a test set in an organized tree structure. Afterwards, you can grab metrics into any type of graph you would like.

Cons

I really dislike how it is only supported on internet explorer. It would be nice if it were supported on other platforms that is least buggy.

March 2018

aanchal from Deloitte Consulting

Industry: Management Consulting

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

4.0

March 2018

A sophisticated tool for project deliverables

Pros

This software has a wide variety of features available for tracking and maintaining the entire software development cycle. My experience has mostly been related to the testing cycles, the tool provides users the ability to keep track of the testing scenarios being performed and then reporting any detected defects. The users can also attach the evidences associated to the defects for the development team to access.

Cons

The only thin that I did not like about this product is the filters available. Instead of providing the plain check-boxes for the user to select filters, this tool provides functions like AND, OR, NOT to append the filters. That is the only feature that I find a little awkward to use.

February 2020

Nitin from Tata Consultancy Limited

Company Size: 10,000+ employees

Industry: Information Technology and Services

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

4.0

February 2020

Test Management tool ALM

I am using ALM from more than 10 years , have seen many enhancements. I love this tool for test Management and highly recommend to other if you can manage the cost. It’s an easy web based tool for requirements management, test planning, execution and defect reporting.

Pros

1. One solution for all Test Management (Test planning, execution and defect management) 2. Fast and reliable 3. Support end to end traceability 4. Integration with UFT automation tool. 5. Support upload using existing Excel test cases 6. Access management for various type of users 7. Web based tool 8. API available for automation

Cons

1. Sometime it failed to download components while opening in browser due to access level issue 2. Unfortunately, no support to major automation tool selenium 3. Can’t export attachments with test cases 4. High cost per user 5. If ALM is closed and if you reopen the same test it shows object locked 6. No support to update defect from excel. Except automation API

Reasons for Choosing ALM/Quality Center

Perfect for end to end test management tool and quick support, reliable.

Response from Micro Focus

Replied March 2020

Thanks for the review & high rating. It provided helpful insights. You had cons I'd like to address #1: If by access level you mean admin permissions, the ALM Client Launcher solved this: https://marketplace.microfocus.com/appdelivery/content/alm-client-launcher #2: The Jenkins plugin enables you to run most types of tests, inc. Selenium & results are reflected in ALM: https://plugins.jenkins.io/hp-application-automation-tools-plugin/ #3: This is known & we'll address soon #4: Depends on what you want to achieve. Our product has rich ALM functionality built in & high scalability, plus several editions to fit usage needs #5: Contact customer support with this & provide details #6: With Connect you can do so without using API. It includes a connector between Excel & ALM that allows you to map fields between the two: https://marketplace.microfocus.com/appdelivery/content/micro-focus-connect-core & https://marketplace.microfocus.com/appdelivery/content/micro-focus-connect-connectors

July 2020

Menaka from Fifth third bank

Company Size: 5,001-10,000 employees

Industry: Banking

Time Used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Functionality

5.0

July 2020

Good project management tool

ALM Quality center was the first project management tool I ever used and was pretty impressed at first. We can use it right from requirement gathering to defect tracking for every single step.

Pros

I like that it was user friendly and was able to have all the details of every release of my project in one place. It was easy to access the test cases and execute testing on daily basis. Defect tracking was much efficient too.

Cons

I have faced some frequent outage and application was slow sometimes when there was too much load. Also, licensing issues and cost

Response from Micro Focus

Replied July 2020

Posted on behalf of Ying Lei, Product Marketing Manager for ALM/Quality Center: "Thanks for choosing ALM/Quality Center as your first project management tool, and for writing this review. You mentioned outage and performance issues encountered. I suggest you report this to customer support: https://www.microfocus.com/en-us/support/Quality%20Center%20Enterprise%20(QC)%20On%20Premises, so that they can help analyze what might be the cause. You may also do an analysis by yourself using the online ALM Adivsior tool at https://almadvisor.saas.microfocus.com/. I hope these issues will be solved soon and you will enjoy more with the product."

April 2018

BrannDon from Terumo BCT

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

2.0

Functionality

3.0

April 2018

Decent tool, but versioning could use some improvement and it is hard to work with branches.

Pros

I like that it is a single repository for all requirements, test cases and test executions and maintains good trace records for reporting and audit support. Being able to customize workflows is a big plus that we use quite a bit. Like that our automation tools are able to connect directly(-ish).

Cons

Hard to generate verification reports that trace a requirement to a test case to an execution (without SQL queries). Even worse if you have multiple branches of the same code base that are based off the same requirements library. The versioning needs some work as does the interface. The interface can be pretty buggy at times and the user experience is not consistent with current technology. Reporting tools could be simplified and expanded.

May 2019

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Time Used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3.0

Value for money

3.0

Customer support

3.0

Functionality

3.0

May 2019

ALM Software

In our company we use test case for run and defect.

Pros

A multi-functional application that we use in our software testing processes. In our company we use test case for run and defect.

Cons

It is not very practical to use because the application is multifunctional

Response from Micro Focus

Replied June 2019

I wanted to say thank you for your feedback regarding Micro Focus ALM. Your comments are a little vague, but when we hear feedback like yours it often points to either the solution being more than required or there is a need for training. I'd really appreciate hearing more so that we can improve your experience with Micro Focus. You can email me or contact your local Micro Focus representation; and you'll find some information on ALM training here: https://marketplace.microfocus.com/education We look forward working with you.

July 2020

Shwethashri from TCS

Company Size: 10,000+ employees

Industry: Information Technology and Services

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Functionality

5.0

July 2020

ALM review

Pros

1. Easy Maintenance of test cases, test plan and test lab w 2. Integration of QTP with BPT framework with alm was smooth.

Cons

1. BPT components loading and unloading was taking more time. So Test execution of BPT flows from alm was time consuming

March 2019

Raghavendar from Infosys Technologies Limited

Company Size: 10,000+ employees

Industry: Information Technology and Services

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3.0

Value for money

3.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

4.0

March 2019

A tool for Trace-ability and ticketing at its best

I have used ALM in two different ways, when I was with different client. At one client, it was used by QA team for tracking the defects and at other it is used for document and version trace-ability. In the first case, it has good features and options for QA team to create the test cases and trace them, attach the artifacts, document about details. It gives the summary in a very defined way helpful for everyone. At second client, we use this for tracking the DFUNCs right from BRD to the low level design

Pros

ALM can be used or customized to fit the business need. It is web based and has a lot of features. It has option of Dashboard to see the high level details about the business PALM. We start the project by capturing the requirements in the requirement menu and trace them with DFUNCs. We can attach the document related to the requirement, pass the necessary comments for the team who process them etc. It has all that is needed in one place.

Cons

Some features confuses the user and the look & feel has a room for improvement. The help option is not very helpful.

December 2019

Senthilkumar from IBM

Company Size: 10,000+ employees

Industry: Information Technology and Services

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

5.0

December 2019

Best software life cycle management tool, worth to use

Holding large number of business users who use software systems to track their deliverables which is really challenging one. We designed and create folder structures in ALM modules and customized different workflow models to accommodate the business process, automation and performance testing. Synchronized company users along with ALM LDAP mechanism. Satisfying all business roles like business analysts, developers, Quality assurance and performance teams along with this single tool. Upgrading new version comes with new features and easy to upgrade the data without spending additional cost on application and database servers.

Pros

Below are salient features that makes life easy for any software professional -Traceability matrix, end to end traceability, integration with other market tools like JIRA, REST API to develop excel macro utilities, UFT integration, cross project customization, defect management process, Business excel addin to load the entities, risk based planning and execution, Corporate LDAP user management based on single sign on options, business process testing, Auto-pass license server configuration

Cons

Apart from high license cost, I see all the features are beneficial. Pointing a one feature that still not comfortable is version management - check out / check in entity.

Reasons for Choosing ALM/Quality Center

It has all software testing life cycle modules - requirement, testing, defect tracking, reporting compared with other market tools like blueprint, JIRA, etc.,

Response from Micro Focus

Replied January 2020

Hi Senthilkumar, I reached out to Ying Lei, the product marketing manager for Micro Focus ALM. She wrote, in response: Thank you for taking the time to write a valuable review of our product, where you pointed out its many strengths. Your review indicates that your organization has upgraded to the latest version. I am glad to know that and appreciate your feedback. It not only lets us know how you feel about using the product, but also provides good information for organizations who are evaluating ALM tools. Thank you also for your feedback on the versioning feature. We will include it in future release planning. Best regards David Shephard Program Manager, Customer Engagement at Micro Focus

December 2018

Chethan from Infosys Limited

Company Size: 10,000+ employees

Industry: Information Technology and Services

Time Used: Less than 12 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

4.0

December 2018

HPE Application Lifecycle Management is a great tool to manage application lifecycle from end to end

Pros

HPE ALM is a very popular tool used across for Software Testing. HPE ALM has some nice features like Configurable dashboard, WYSIWYG Editor to capture the data, Options to upload supporting documents, Capture or Raise Defects, send notification emails, filters and search options and many other features. HPE ALM is a easy to use tool for testers to capture test related documents, requriements, schedule the tests, capture the test results, raise defects with different Ids, severity, categories. The nice part is the responsive Web view of the HPE ALM which allows the tester or developer to just right click and perform the tasks.

Cons

HPE ALM overall is a good tool but it has its own disadvantages. HPE ALM is a paid tool that involves a cost. HPE ALM unlike other softwares is just not directly the web version but one need to install the Thick client in their respective systems and then only can access the web version. The web version again need some time gap for the users to get access based on the relevant DBs or Categories inside large organizations. HPE ALM is certainly not very easy to use, One need to have little learning curve and need to customize the HPE ALM dashboard to start using the tool.

January 2020

Ana from CBSA

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Industry: Information Technology and Services

Time Used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3.0

Value for money

3.0

Customer support

2.0

Functionality

5.0

January 2020

Good tool to have a centralized place for your application lifecycle

I find it a tool that is very useful and powerful when properly set up but is not as user-friendly as other similar tools out there.

Pros

ALM has a lot of features that allow teams to build better software, it has a lot of different options for reports: Dashboards, Excell reports, Word Reports, Graphs, KPI Analysis, Progress Status, etc. Integrating ALM with Performance Center tools enables the tool to produce a complete overview of the progress in testing with minimum effort required to create the reports.

Cons

The customization of the tool is not straightforward, you do need to do a lot of trial and error and there are a lot of options that cannot be changed from the default values. The guides and documentation is not as clear as it could be. The customer support when dealing with technical issues takes time to reply and it takes a long time to get issues fixed.

October 2018

Sayan from Cognizant

Company Size: 10,000+ employees

Industry: Information Technology and Services

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

5.0

October 2018

Best available Test management tool in the market

Pros

Best available project management and test management tool available in the market. You can customize the tool as you want. Test case management and requirement management has been made easy because of this tool. Defect management is also very good. Reporting is also very good. You can write SQL code for advanced search.

Cons

For the project that follows Agile methodology, JIRA is better. JIRA has better functionality when SCRUM and KANNABAN is concerned.

December 2017

Adnan from Islamic Center of Frisco

Company Size: 10,000+ employees

Industry: Retail

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

December 2017

A long time users review

This tool is an industry standard in the SDLC

Pros

The linking of defects to test runs is excellent. Any changes in mandatory fields or status of the defect triggers an e-mail and sent automatically to the user that the defect is assigned to. Also, ALM is considered to be an excellent auditing tool.

Cons

It's an awesome tool but it has one small issue: it takes a long while in the initialization process and a delay is noticeable when an incorrect password is entered during signin process.

January 2020

Saranya from IbM

Company Size: 10,000+ employees

Industry: Information Technology and Services

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

5.0

January 2020

Defect tracking tool ALM

Time saving while creating test report.

Pros

1. Defect tracking, test case execution status, requirement mapping all can been seen at one place. 2 Fast retrieval of data 3 Helps in daily defect management call. 4 Requirement matrix can be done easily. 5 Macros can be used. Easily automated.

Cons

1. Moving from AlM to excel option needs more improvement.

December 2016

Pavan from Loyalty SOlution & Research Pvt Ltd

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Industry: Information Technology and Services

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

3.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

5.0

December 2016

Expensive but does a good job at application life-cycle management

I have used this tool basically for testing management. It comes with user-friendly UI, look & feel. Gives you complete control over tracking all stages of testing i.e. requirements, test case design, test execution & defects management. Easy for requirement tracking alongside test case so you can know how many test cases were written for each requirement very quick. Once u put test cases in test plan you can pull same any number of times in Test lab. Has a good screenshot tool. On the other side, it comes with high cost. Connections to third-party applications are not that easy

Pros

Good UI, Easy to track history, Good option to provide access based on roles

Cons

Certainly the cost, Support need improvement, delay in response, Can't open another window, Can't copy & paste some repetitive tasks

June 2017

Ray from JnJ

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

3.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

4.0

June 2017

Robust tool that allows BA/Dev/Testing to effectively manage software.

Pros

Requirements, Test Plan and Test Lab are most used modules. Reporting is also easy to use and powerful - to get custom queries as needed.

Cons

Don't particularly use the Defects area - find that JIRA works well in an Agile environment and for our needs

January 2017

Nazeer from IBM

Company Size: 10,000+ employees

Industry: Information Technology and Services

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

4.0

January 2017

One of the best defect tracking tool

HP ALM is one of the best defect tracking tool. It is easy to use. User can create, update, relate tickets. UI is good. We can track updates, helps in doing root cause analysis.

Pros

Ease of use

March 2019

Kathy from Philips Respironics

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Industry: Financial Services

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3.0

Functionality

4.0

March 2019

Clunky Test Tool

I use ALM everyday for testing activities, documentation generation and requirements editing. It only works on IE, which is the slowest browser and has the annoying habit of auto logout that is non configurable. It doesn't save automatically and there are bugs in which you lock yourself out of a record you need to edit. Most people in my company can agree on how clunky this piece of software is.

Pros

I like all the functionality surrounding testing in ALM--writing tests in Test Plan, running tests in Test Lab and the Defect module works well. You can have requirements housed in ALM too and then link your tests right to them.

Cons

It is difficult without the help of a system admin to set up your project and while it does have powerful reporting tools, it is difficult to use them and there is no flexibility in generating requirement tracing automatically.

November 2017

KANNAN from Topfreshers

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Industry: Information Technology and Services

Time Used: Less than 12 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

November 2017

The perfect ALM for Agile products

Its a well built software without bugs. and the functionalities in this software are completely enough for an IT company of any size.

Pros

Complete Tracking with all features. Simple and Easy to use. Exporting feature makes this product unique among other products.

Cons

It is highly dependent on internet explorer. we cannot use this product effectively on chrome and Firefox . This is the only the problem I faced.

December 2016

Ram from HoMe

Time Used: Free Trial

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

December 2016

Overall Satisfaction with HP Application Lifecycle Management

Keep track of project requirements and review requirement coverage and fulfillment with relation to test cases executed. In HP ALM you can easily review the project requirements and assess the current status by looking at passed and failed requirements based on the execution results of the test cases linked to these requirements. Execute test cases and keep track of the execution - HP ALM can track both Manual and Automated tests (with the help of HP UFT). Test cases can be easily organized and assigned to testers, then the actual test execution can be tracked in HP ALM where testers will pass or fail individual and detailed steps of the test cases in HP ALM. From here you can generate real time reports on test execution, on testers, or on tests executed by day etc.