SpiraTeam Software


 

SpiraTeam is a project management solution that offers collaboration and quality assurance tools for businesses of all sizes and within all industries. The solution can be deployed either in the cloud or on-premise and is compatible with most web browsers. SpiraTeam is suitable for IT professionals and project managers who want to analyze and execute projects.

SpiraTeam provides key features such as task management, resource management, portfolio management, file sharing and issue management. The solution enables project managers to schedule team members, allocate resources on specific tasks and check project status in real time. Team members can update the progress of each project based on actual and remaining tasks. Every project offers a dashboard that summarizes all information regarding its status.

The solution comes with one year of free product support that includes phone support, a help desk and access to an online knowledge base. A free trial is available for new customers and pricing is per user per month.

 

SpiraTeam - Document management
 
  • SpiraTeam - Document management
    Document management
  • SpiraTeam - Document details
    Document details
  • SpiraTeam - Project planning board
    Project planning board
  • SpiraTeam - User dashboard
    User dashboard
  • SpiraTeam - Resource planning
    Resource planning
  • SpiraTeam - Task tracking
    Task tracking
Supported Operating System(s):
Web browser (OS agnostic)

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John from DHHS Tasmania
Number of employees: 10,000+ employees Employees number: 10,000+ employees

September 2017

September 2017

Great value and great support

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Feature set for the price compared to competing products. Flexible licensing. Very good support from the company.

Cons

Very occasionally can be slow, for no apparent reason. Validation against AD can be difficult to setup.

Source: Capterra
 

Dieter from Rota Yokogawa
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

May 2017

May 2017

You get more than you pay for SPIRATeam - easy to use - get better from update to update

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- Great overview over the project progress
- Easy administration effort

Pros

- easy administration
- traceability over the whole development process
- good test integration
- integrated dokument versioning
- good and fast support

Cons

- external test tool integration arn´t freeware anymore
- text editor for inputs arn´t so good like in other tools

Source: Capterra
 

Tom from Interactive Intelligence
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

December 2016

December 2016

Pretty Good!

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Overall, I like SpiraTeam. There's a bunch of different ALM solutions out there. I prefer something easy of a lot of confusing functionality. SpiraTeam is somewhere in the middle. It has a good balance. I use it for keeping track of test cases, but don't use the requirements functionality. I wish we did use the Requirement functionality, but the developers I work with have a thing about NOT documenting what they are developing... In any case, I can produce the results of the test effort rather easily so the rest of the team can see where we are within the project.
Some of the annoyances are the ability to produce a report and distribute to the rest of the team. With the templates that SpiraTeam provides, I would like something a lit bit different. The templates just don't provide the information that I need. I know there is a way to modify the templates, but never had time to devote to figure it out. Also, the way arranging tests in folders and then moving tests around in the folders has been difficult over the versions of SpiraTeam. I like how tests are arranged in that way. It helps keep everything organized in a good manner, but the implementation of it is not entirely perfect. test cases often get put in the wrong place and have to spend some time moving them around. My last annoyance is how test cases are copied and pasted. When pasting a test case, it places it on the top of the test case I copied, not underneath it. That bugs me more than anything.
But when judging SpiraTeam as a whole, I do like the product, but it's those little interface annoyances that get in the way.

Pros

I like the concept of how test cases are arranged, within folders.

Cons

I don't like how the concept of the folders was implemented. Often times, when copying and pasting test cases, it gets placed in the wrong location. Have to spend extra time getting test cases and folders placed in the right location.

Advice to Others

Keep up the good work!

Source: Capterra
 

Walter from MIT LL
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

December 2016

December 2016

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I am an engineering contractor performing both SW development and SW qa work. I have convinced my last 3 employers to use Spirateam to help with project management and automation testing.

Pros

1) great value for the money
2) flexibility
3) can help track all aspects of a project

Cons

I am still on version 4, so it may be that some of these are handled by v5

1) not tied in well enough with build systems
2) no test scheduling support supplied for linux systems
3) no simple way to tell which automated hosts are currently being used for automated testing. Should be some GUI screen that provides a single look at whats being scheduled and to what host.

Advice to Others

Great tool for the money !!

Source: Capterra
 

Boris from OneLogin, Inc
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

December 2016

December 2016

SpiraTeam, great potentials, good feature set and excellent support team

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I believe the fact that I bringing with me the SpiraTeam to the third company I am working for, speaks for itself. In my current company, I was able to replace Jenkins and TestRail with the SpiraTeam. Eliminating an extra tool is always great news for the companies, thank you SpiraTeam!

Pros

Great variety of plugins

Cons

Limitations for some integrations, Jenkins will be a good example for that.

Advice to Others

The Even performance was greatly improved over the years, but sometimes slowness in rendering some pages is painful.

Source: Capterra
 

Tammy from IHRC

December 2016

December 2016

Requirements and Test Management in one place

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The primary goal of the software we were looking for was the management of requirements and testing along with a built-in traceability matrix and reports. SpiraTeam included these at a reasonable cost. We purchased the 4.2 version and have not upgraded to the latest.

We like the feature that not only maps the requirement to test case(s) but also indicates how many of the associated test cases have passed/failed. The filtering on tables for Requirements, Test Cases and Incidents is very helpful. Also like the folder and subfolder concepts to easily group system features. We have not used the Test Sets feature.

We've been able to generate requirements and test reports and make some modifications. I am not a developer so this was a bit challenging and was not able to figure out how to create a report for bugs not linked to test cases. SpiraTeam does have a report showing Test Cases with associated incidents of which I was able to expand to get additional incident information other than just the ID. They have a handful of other reports as well.

We used several administrative features. Adding new users and projects is fairly easy and straight forward. We configured the Incident work steps (workflow) to meet our business workflow (e.g., added Works as Designed and Close (by Design)), added some custom fields and adjusted field properties (e.g., hide, require) per the workstep. We used the email notifications feature as well. We also synchronized with Jira but abandoned this. We could not get the components to map but mostly because after trying it, we found it much easier to manage defects in one system for our internal processes. Once a bug is synchronized and written to Jira, you can only update it from Jira, not SpiraTeam.

It would be nice to have a feature that lets you know when a test case should be retested because the associated bugs are fixed.

Customer Service is responsive and professional. Sometimes I found answers to my questions on their Knowledge Base.

Overall good experience. Really helps to see that requirements are covered by test cases and gives the ability to manage test case (pass/fail) in one place without having to use spreadsheets!

Source: Capterra
 

Jeremy from HyTrust

December 2016

December 2016

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We've been using the product for a couple of years and it has been great so far. Support has been very responsive and helpful whenever we needed them.

Source: Capterra
 

Kevin from Kent Corporation
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

December 2016

December 2016

Great product for managing software testing at a great price.

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SpiraTeam has been a great tool for meeting our Software Quality Testing goals. We use Planning to track our business requirements and trace them to our test cases. We use the Testing section to capture all our test cases and record our test runs. We have started to use the Rapise Test Automation Tool to integrate with SpiraTeam and run our test automation scripts. We use Tracking to document all our test failures and track incidents for our projects. The Dashboard and Reporting sections have been valuable in communicating test progress and results to our project teams. We have been very pleased with the tools use and performance.

Pros

All the functionality needed for our Software Quality Testing goals at a great price.

Cons

Reporting could be easier to manage and sorting columns by "not" would be valuable - ex. Status = "not" Accepted for Requirements.

Source: Capterra
 

Robert from Alakai Defense Systems Inc.
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

December 2016

December 2016

Great Lifecycle Management Tool

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SpiraTeam is a flexible lifecycle management tool. In addition to using it for software development, we've found the incident tracker to be highly customizable for hardware defect resolution tracking. This is an extremely cost-effective tool for creating standardized workflows and improving the documentation trail of your products.

Pros

Incident tracker flexibility is phenomenal.

Cons

Inability to search the contents of uploaded documents that contain text from the search bar to get back to your artifacts.

Advice to Others

Keep making it better. It's already a great tool.

Source: Capterra
 

Daniel from Freelance
Number of employees: 1 employee Employees number: 1 employee

November 2016

November 2016

A complete vision of the projects

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I was used SpiraTeam in some projects. Our work with the application was right, but our experience with it, is like a fixed application with a strongest modulation of the project process. The UI, is not very friendly with a complex form to work on it.
Is true, that you can add any document, requirement, task or other in each moment, but you cannot change the flow of the project. In action it is maddening because you has not clarity of the steps to do with the different parts of the project.
But, if you have a big project with many people that need to interact (for example, you need to follow the status of the tasks and the test cases by developer) it is your project application.

Pros

The application can modify to adapt the workflow to your needs (based on a complex workflow). The document management is very good. You can change a part of UI (colors, logos, etc.). You can do a personal dashboard with your heat points. This could help you to focus your most important points.

Cons

In my personal opinion, the application needs a guidance or a screen that can show the flow process to make more easy the entry of the project elements.

Advice to Others

I only use this application in traditional project management, not with an agile methodology

Source: Capterra
 

David from Consafe Logistics
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

May 2016

May 2016

SpiraTeam and Inflectra great alround value

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Very intuitive and easy to use application with custom role based access that suites any organisation.
We have run the in-house version for over four years now and nothing much to complain about and when we've had a problem the support has been fantastic.
We don't use the application to its fullest potential but extensively for test management and reporting.

Pros

Ease of use, no client installations, supports the main browser flora, a multitude of plugins for integration with other systems. Configuration flexibility. Plenty of features to grow in to. Fantastic support team and a vendor that listens to the user base addapting and improving the application at every new release. Very reasonable licensing and support fees.

Cons

I can only think of one drawback that is MS platform dependancy for the server installation and db.

Source: GetApp
 

Erin from ASI Business Solutions, Inc.
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

December 2015

December 2015

Great Tool For The Entire Project Life Cycle

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We have been using SpiraTeam within our organization for quite a few years. SpiraTeam is very easy to use, and is a great way to help track, maintain and troubleshoot an entire project, from the planning stages, to implementation, to enhancement requests and software bug and defect resolution. I would recommend SpiraTeam to any organization looking for a straightforward, easy to use tool.

Pros

Pros:

Easy to use
Versatile
Tracks multiple project points

Cons

Cons:

Cannot easily move artifacts from one project to another.

Source: GetApp
 

Boris from Declara, Inc

March 2015

March 2015

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Pros:
Great integration story with variety of third party tools.
Strong customization capabilities
Availability of all key components

Cons:
Reports don't have enough graphical representations.
Limited and not very intuitive customization of the reports.
Some painful flows in the integration with very popular tool on the market: Jira.

Source: Capterra
 

Bernd

February 2015

February 2015

Just starting

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We have just started to work with SpiraTeam. What I can tell so far, support is excellent.

Source: GetApp
 

Jim

January 2015

January 2015

Best Value Alternative to the Big Bloated Beasts

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This is a great suite for managing the application development life cycle. Very competitive in features and functions. This suite is just as good, if not better than IBM's or HP's suites. I've now worked with all three and can easily recommend this for all but the most complex and complicated organizations. I'm using the SaaS version and it works great. Gartner positions this in the niche-players section of its magic quadrant when it should be in the Leaders section, far above and to the right of the others!

Pros

Functionality
Reasonable Documentation
Customer Service
Pricing

Cons

None discovered yet

Source: GetApp
 

Amanda from Beegle Ltd

January 2015

January 2015

Excellent product

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Overall SpiraTeam is an excellent product, very easy to use and testers love the set up. I have been setting it up onsite for a major client and showing their test team how to use the product. As well as the set up, I am also hooking it up to Rapise to get automated testing in place for a continuous deployment solution.

There have been one or two issues, however, the Inflectra support team are very, very quick to help and resolve any problems, and they also readily implement change suggestions if you come up with something that would be useful.

Note: Make sure you take a full back up before updating to newer versions if running on a local server.

Source: Capterra
 

Nick from Salmon
Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

November 2014

November 2014

Manage the full project lifecycle, testing is just a part

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We have been using SpiraTeam for well over 4 years now and have over 600 registered users with over 100 using the system at any one time. SpiraTeam allows us to manage multiple development projects detailing requirements, writing and executing test cases and mapping the two together. SpiraTeam provides a great defect tracking tool and is used internally and by clients alike.

Pros

Customisable workflows, SpiraTeam uses colour in the interface well to highlight high priority items. SpiraTeam supports multiple plugins and we have integrated with Jenkins. Good support with same day response normal.

Cons

Occasionally buggy after new releases. Agile task management tools need refining.

Source: GetApp
 

Sudha from Rics Software

October 2014

October 2014

Spira Feedback

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Spira is a very good QA tool. It is very easy to use and very nice documents to follow. Very affordable price. Very good customer service. I am very happy using this tool and pleased with the customer service quick responses. However, here are some of the improvements and enhancement suggestions.

1. Is this compatible to use in all the browsers. Currently, if I am using chrome, when I try to edit the test case there is no way of saving. Save button is disabled. Update button is not displaying on the edited step.

Today I started using IE to see if it will work better. Any ideas on that which browser it works well or is it properly tested to use in all browsers?

2. If working on a test script or projects using Spira, user accidently deletes the test case, is there a way that we can restore the data? Any history to bring back the deleted test case? If this is not there now, I request to add as a future enhancement to benefit.

3. Why do we need in Test cases also Execute button and in Test Sets also Execute button? It is very confusing. Usually it should be in Test Sets.

4. Axosoft and Spira test documents can be clearer to understand from a QA tester perspective.

5. I am still learning and trying to experiment the full features.

Thanks.

Source: Capterra
 

Kristin from SintecMedia

October 2014

October 2014

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Overall, the product is a great value. There are definitely things that can be improved though.
* Make reporting easier to use and more flexible. One of our number 1 complaints from Managers that use the system including myself is that we can't easily get data out of the system.
* Make it easier to create custom reports.
* The testing functionality is still cumbersome. We have seen our testing times increase fairly significantly since we started using the product. While some of that was expected, the tool is slow and not very efficient in some cases. For example instead of allowing multiple modules to be added at one time, the testers have to search for each one separately.
* The requirements module is slow.
* Performance of the product overall could be improved.
* Grids are restrictive. I have gotten lots of feedback with people wanting the ability to do things like double sort the grids or multiselecting certain fields like release.
* The customer service is fantastic but the reason I didn't give it an outstanding score is because I wish we had more say with enhancements. I wish we could pay you for an enhancement that was really important to us or for you to create a report for us.

Source: Capterra
 

Silvin from Ivan & Rund
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

October 2014

October 2014

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The functionality are ideal to work with in a typical agile project management environment

Pros

Project Requirements management works okay

Cons

The Planning board is not efficient in terms of task management

Source: GetApp