HPE ALM Software

4.06 / 5 (18)

About HPE ALM


Micro Focus's HPE Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) is a 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 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.

HPE ALM’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.

HPE ALM offers both cloud-based subscription pricing and an on-premise license. Support includes 24/7 online support, chat, documentation, a knowledge base, forums, a handbook and training. 



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Supported Operating System(s):

Web browser (OS agnostic), Windows 10

18 Reviews of HPE ALM

Average User Ratings

Overall

4.06 / 5 stars

Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

4.0

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April 2018

BrannDon from Terumo BCT

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.

March 2018

aanchal from Deloitte Consulting

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.

December 2018

Chethan from Infosys Limited

Company Size: 10,000+ employees

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.

October 2018

Sayan from Cognizant

Company Size: 10,000+ employees

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

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.

December 2016

Pavan from Loyalty SOlution & Research Pvt Ltd

Company Size: 51-200 employees

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

March 2019

Raghavendar from Infosys Technologies Limited

Company Size: 10,000+ employees

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.

June 2017

Ray from JnJ

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

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

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

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.

May 2019

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3.0

Value for money

3.0

Customer support

3.0

Functionality

3.0

May 2019

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