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. 

Agile manager task board
Agile manager task board

Agile manager task board

Application lifecycle intelligence

Application lifecycle intelligence

Business process model

Business process model

Dashboard

Dashboard

Supported Operating System(s):

Web browser (OS agnostic), Windows 10



14 Reviews of HPE ALM

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Sayan from Cognizant

Number of employees:  10,000+ employees

Ease-of-use

Value for money

Customer support

Functionality

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.

Review Source: Capterra

BrannDon from Terumo BCT

Ease-of-use

Functionality

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.

Review Source: Capterra

aanchal from Deloitte Consulting

Ease-of-use

Value for money

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Functionality

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.

Review Source: Capterra

Tina from Infinit Technology Solutions

Ease-of-use

Value for money

Customer support

Functionality

January 2018

Good Platform.

Pros

It's a good platform for running tests, management, and has nice functionality. Like that you can use w/other third party tools.

Cons

It's a good tool and resource. It's simple to manage and I can see it being helpful. It's different from other tools so, it has a bit of a learning curve.

Review Source: Capterra

Adnan from Islamic Center of Frisco

Industry:  Retail

Number of employees:  10,000+ employees

Ease-of-use

Value for money

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Functionality

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.

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KANNAN from Topfreshers

Number of employees:  11-50 employees

Ease-of-use

Value for money

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Functionality

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.

Review Source: Capterra

Ray from JnJ

Ease-of-use

Value for money

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Functionality

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

Review Source: Capterra

Nazeer from IBM

Number of employees:  10,000+ employees

Ease-of-use

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Functionality

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

Review Source: Capterra

Victor from OGS

Number of employees:  10,000+ employees

Ease-of-use

Value for money

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Functionality

January 2017

A great product that needs a bit of polishing

The overall UI experience is a good one. It's quite easy to track applications and it has a lot of options with great "customer-oriented" reports. What needs to be improved: 1. The Windows desktop client 2. Support 3. Support I give you guys an overall 4/5 Thumbs Up!

Pros

UI, Reports, and overall app experience

Cons

Report generation needs some level of coding and support.
Price isn't it's strong point

Review Source: Capterra

nidhya from Vistana

Ease-of-use

Value for money

Customer support

Functionality

December 2016

Awesome tool

HP Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) is a good tool for application lifecycle managements tasks. It covers all aspects of the lifecycle. Pretty easy to use & learn. Comes with high cost but worth it if you are able to utilize all the features & functionalities available in it.

Pros

Good UI, Light & fast loading, Reliable

Cons

Cost

Review Source: Capterra

Bhagwan from Leaping frog solution

Ease-of-use

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Functionality

December 2016

What do you like best?

Rich UI with good user experience. Ease to track an application history. Reports that can be generated are much appealing to clients. Options for problem description is much better in terms of UI and work also. The online platform takes less time to load the screen and this is unique among the tools that provide the same sort of needs. History section and versioning control section are really feasible in order to get things done easier. Defect tracking has highlights that can be used for sorting and assigning a task in an easier way. Role-based access was easy to get things move on. What do you dislike? There was some time lag in response Desktop Client has some issue on windows platform. Generation of graphs needs some technical coding as well. Support to this was limited I felt.

Review Source: Capterra

Ram from HoMe

Ease-of-use

Value for money

Customer support

Functionality

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.

Review Source: Capterra

Priyanka from Accenture

Ease-of-use

Value for money

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December 2016

User friendly

Its simple and easy to use. Makes project management easier by increasing predictability . New enhancement - emails from test instances and test runs. Ability to send parameter values in an email.

Review Source: Capterra

Pavan from Loyalty SOlution & Research Pvt Ltd

Number of employees:  51-200 employees

Ease-of-use

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Functionality

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

Review Source: Capterra

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