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Score 8.3 out of 100
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Likelihood to Recommend

Azure DevOps Server (formerly TMS)

Well suited:
  • Large teams developing heterogeneous applications
  • Following SAFe process / Multiple Agile Release Trains (ARTs) / Portfolio management
  • Company undergoes regular external audits of their SDLC practices
  • Comprehensive reporting is required
  • Pipeline templating is required
  • Many git repositories are needed having to link to a unified backlog
  • Access to backlog work items and reporting is required for business stakeholders
Ross Borissov | TrustRadius Reviewer

Digital.ai Release (formerly XebiaLabs XL Release)

XL release fits very well when you need cross-team coordination in a release process where you want to coordinate an alpha or beta program with marketing as part of a major release process.
Kenneth Dick | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Azure DevOps Server (formerly TMS)

  • Vast range of Template for Automated Build and Release Pipeline with option to have conditional triggers
  • Code repository mechanism is aligned with GIT which is a well known public repository system
  • Bug Management is also an integral feature of this tool
  • Dashboard creation option of Build and Release pipeline is also available
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Digital.ai Release (formerly XebiaLabs XL Release)

  • Cross-team release workflow control using email, texts, scripts allow our release management to be truly a 360 process.
  • XL Release allowing our Jenkins toolchain to control the beginning of release trains which is very powerful.
  • XL release allows us to expose the business process flow for anyone to read direct at the source which runs the process instead of a separate vision.
Kenneth Dick | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Azure DevOps Server (formerly TMS)

  • Searching through code can be somewhat cumbersome. It would be nice if there was a way to do general searches in certain areas of the system.
  • Without proper training, the system can be confusing to navigate. This issue can be prevented with good training but it is something to be aware of.
  • Navigation can be clunky at times depending on where you are in the system. For power users, this is not a huge deal but it is a tad bit annoying.
Michael Martinez | TrustRadius Reviewer

Digital.ai Release (formerly XebiaLabs XL Release)

  • XL release is really only missing a consolidated calendar view where you can see the planned activity for the next month, it only knows about what is in progress.
Kenneth Dick | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Azure DevOps Server (formerly TMS)

Azure DevOps Server (formerly TMS) 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Because we are a Microsoft Gold Partner we utilize most of their software and we have so much invested in Team Foundation Server now it would take a catastrophic amount of time and resources to switch to a different product.
Bill Starling | TrustRadius Reviewer

Digital.ai Release (formerly XebiaLabs XL Release)

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Usability

Azure DevOps Server (formerly TMS)

Azure DevOps Server (formerly TMS) 8.6
Based on 3 answers
Azure DevOps Server or TFS is a complete suite in itself. From Developer's machine where the code is developed to the production environment where the code is meant to run it take care of complete flow within itself. It acts as a code repository you can check-in check-out codes using GIT interface. It also acts as a Build and Automation Test tool which can help you to judge sanctity of your code. It further acts as a release manager to deploy your application to the production environment. And all these steps can also be performed without any manual intervention with the option to have approval processes. Hence its a perfect blend of all set of tools and capabilities required to bring code to production.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Digital.ai Release (formerly XebiaLabs XL Release)

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Support Rating

Azure DevOps Server (formerly TMS)

Azure DevOps Server (formerly TMS) 8.6
Based on 22 answers
I have not had to use the support for Azure DevOps Server. There have never been any issues where I was not able to figure it out or quickly resolve. Our Scrum Master has used support before though, and the service has always been prompt and clear with a customer-focus
Kellie Crawford | TrustRadius Reviewer

Digital.ai Release (formerly XebiaLabs XL Release)

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Implementation Rating

Azure DevOps Server (formerly TMS)

Azure DevOps Server (formerly TMS) 8.0
Based on 2 answers
Do research beforehand and, if possible, do a trial run before implementing into production environment.
Bill Starling | TrustRadius Reviewer

Digital.ai Release (formerly XebiaLabs XL Release)

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Alternatives Considered

Azure DevOps Server (formerly TMS)

We're with Microsoft since day one of starting the business. Since then, we've not encountered even a single reason not to be a part of the MS Family.The primary reason for our association is Innovation, Cost Effectiveness, Ease of Use and Great Support.Support and help materials are really awesome. Mostly within 30 minutes, any critical issues are addressed.
Ashish Tripathi | TrustRadius Reviewer

Digital.ai Release (formerly XebiaLabs XL Release)

XL release is simpler to configure and deploy to the organization than other change management platforms I have used. That simplicity has minor drawbacks requiring you to fit into a limited set of control methods but that exercise helped us simplify a needlessly onerous process.
Kenneth Dick | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Azure DevOps Server (formerly TMS)

  • Automated testing saved 2 million a year over manual costs.
  • Automated testing ensured quality of code builds if the test did not pass the build did not go forward wasting both development and test time.
  • Burn down provide a visual of sprint status in real time.
Roxanna Aramjoo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Digital.ai Release (formerly XebiaLabs XL Release)

  • XL release has improved our consistency of release process, removing multiple days worth of manual status checking and coordination.
  • XL release has allowed us to increase the number of beta releases we can support due to simplifying our release actions.
Kenneth Dick | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Azure DevOps Server (formerly TMS)

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Digital.ai Release (formerly XebiaLabs XL Release)

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

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