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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 pricing and an on-premise ...

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ALM/Quality Center User Reviews

OVERALL RATING

SECONDARY RATINGS

Ease-of-use

4.5

Value for money

4

Customer support

4

Functionality

4.5

Showing 1 - 5 of 31 reviews

Naveen

Capgemini america inc

Verified reviewer

Company size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Industry: Computer Software

Time used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered

Ease-of-use

4

Functionality

4

Reviewed May 2021

Better Application Lifecycle Management tool in the market

Pros

It is a fairly easy to use application management tool available in the market which has features to track the status of a defect.

Cons

It would be better if we have an ability to create diagrams especially when we are dealing with complex defect created by Tester.

Response from Micro Focus

Thanks for giving ALM/Quality Center a very positive rating and pointing out it is easy to use. Regarding your comment on the ability to create diagrams, we are not sure what you are referring to. Could you share more details and which version you are using? You may check the online help: https://admhelp.microfocus.com/alm to see whether the latest version supports the feature you need, and if applicable submit an enhancement idea at https://community.microfocus.com/adtd/sws-qc/i/alm_qc_idea_exchange. Ying Lei Product Marketing Manager, Micro Focus ALM/Quality Center

Replied May 2021

aanchal

Deloitte Consulting

Verified reviewer

Industry: Management Consulting

Time used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.

Ease-of-use

4

Value for money

4

Customer support

4

Functionality

4

Reviewed 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.

Nitin

Tata Consultancy Limited

Verified reviewer

Company size: 10,000+ employees

Industry: Information Technology and Services

Time used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.

Ease-of-use

5

Value for money

5

Customer support

4

Functionality

4

Reviewed 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

Alternatives Considered

Jira

Reasons for choosing ALM/Quality Center

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

Response from Micro Focus

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

Replied March 2020

Judith

IMC Inc.

Verified reviewer

Company size: 51-200 employees

Industry: Computer Software

Time used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered

Ease-of-use

3

Customer support

2

Functionality

2

Reviewed May 2021

ALM stores requirements and Test Scripts well

I found the ability to track requirements and tests was excellent. The issue was creating reports based on what was tested, and what is stored is difficult. The other issue, is it is difficult to track Enhancements. Any enhancements, unless directly corresponding to a new requirement, is difficult the other information about that enhancement.

Pros

The requirements for any size application can be saved in ALM/Quality Center. It does a good job, and it is easy to locate the requirements that you are looking for. Test can be set to be run for a specific release, and test results can be tracked. Bugs found can be easily tracked and fixed in ALM/Quality Center.

Cons

The ability to create reports is very complicated, and most people will find it difficult to create them.

Reasons for choosing ALM/Quality Center

It was already in use by the government projects already being worked at the Air Force Command where our project is located.

BrannDon

Terumo BCT

Verified reviewer

Time used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.

Ease-of-use

2

Functionality

3

Reviewed 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.

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