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Likelihood to Recommend

Azure DevOps Server (formerly TMS)

Azure DevOps is well suited if you have a big team that is collaborating their codes and need to have devops pipeline for all build and release work. Also since this tool provides bug management facility, you don't need to purchase any other tool for that purpose. Moreover if you have your infrastructure built over Azure cloud then this is a best match for your requirements as it integrates well with it.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Rational Team Concert

Well suited area in my team: Our production support team uses it for day to day incident management and problem management. Its built-in features fit the ITIL framework perfectly. Less appropriate area in my team:We are changing our team structure to DevOps and our software development cycle from a traditional waterfall model to Agile. RTC is not as good as JIRA in Kanban and scrum.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Azure DevOps Server (formerly TMS)

  • The consolidation of issues is extremely useful for us. Having one place where all bugs are entered has helped our business process immensely.
  • Being able to query data regarding user stories, bugs and code is extremely helpful. As well, using the visual tools built into the system can help with messaging regarding the status of a project.
  • Being able to monitor code deployments is extremely helpful. Since we are managing multiple environments, this tool makes it easy to see what is happening where.
Michael Martinez | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Rational Team Concert

  • Provides a complete workflow of work items to be performed within a team.
  • Provides customizable templates for creating and modifying the workflows based on how your team functions.
  • Provides, easy to use reports and querying functionality for managers to get a good glimpse of the overall project.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Azure DevOps Server (formerly TMS)

  • The older versions of TFS are more lacking in the web version-- if you aren't updated to 2015 or above I believe, a lot of the web features are not available (like bulk update). You really have to keep up to date with TFS for the best features, and it's no simple task to migrate your entire instance of TFS from an older version to a newer version.
  • VSTS is supposed to be a virtual version of TFS that we've been looking into, but it severely limits customization options for ticket templates and workflows. It would be nice for VSTS to eventually carry that customization over so we could feel more comfortable switching to "the cloud" so to speak.
  • Queries are a very powerful tool, but normal business users struggle to understand how they can best utilize this tool to analyze tickets. Because of the permissions structure in all companies I have been a part of, I've never been able to save my custom queries to a public folder in TFS for business/project users. Instead, I have to take time to train these users and give them guidance on how to best create queries for their needs. This is admittedly a business process issue, but it could potentially also be resolved with some good training/guidance around queries provided by TFS themselves.
Erin Hinnen | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Rational Team Concert

  • GUI can be implemented much more efficiently with clarity. I personally feel the current IBM Rational Team Concert is little clumsy.
Srivardhan Dingari | 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

IBM Rational Team Concert

IBM Rational Team Concert 6.7
Based on 5 answers
One of the downsides for us was the capabilities of the native build tools were lacking. The project management and work item tracking capabilities are great and I would recommend the tool to anyone. There is a definite learning curve with RTC as a source control system, and the streams are a concept unique to the product
Bryan Sarazin | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

IBM Rational Team Concert

IBM Rational Team Concert 8.1
Based on 2 answers
There are a number of pieces to Rational Team Concert, though, with honest time working with the software, it can be easily learned while using the software on the job. While I have been an administrator for the software, and have conducted training, it is business software. It is not intended to be enjoyable as in playing a game, though it is perfectly reasonable and acceptable for the intended tasks.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

IBM Rational Team Concert

IBM Rational Team Concert 10.0
Based on 1 answer
As I have no issues so far with IBM Rational Team Concert I recommend the team / Employer to go with it
Srivardhan Dingari | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

IBM Rational Team Concert

IBM Rational Team Concert 10.0
Based on 1 answer
No problems
Srivardhan Dingari | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Azure DevOps Server (formerly TMS)

No tool was all encompassing - always one tool for code management and a separate tool for Requirements and test cases. Testing tools such as HP did not have a code module so code and defects were in two separate tools. Code repositories such as source save do not have a defect module so code cannot be directly linked.
Roxanna Aramjoo | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Rational Team Concert

I have worked on different agile project management tool like JIRA, Teamfoge and RTC. RTC is simple and has a nice UI.
Nishad Pandarathodi | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Azure DevOps Server (formerly TMS)

  • Time to completion for projects has significantly gone down by 15% and that number changes as more people are trained and are comfortable with TFS.
  • Change Management and Approvals are easier to access.
  • More projects are implementing SCRUM methodologies for applications
Tiffany Seeman | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Rational Team Concert

  • RTC helps automate incident management workflow which improves our work efficiency. With the integration with Geneos and GSD, we can one click create RTC incident tickets from Geneos with most of the information copied from Geneos automatically and then link the details to GSD for privilege account management if needed.
  • RTC provides a holistic view on ad hoc production activities. We use RTC for production management. Whoever needs to get access to production due to non-planned activities (planned change is managed in GSD) has to raise an incident ticket or service request ticket in RTC so as to get production privilege accounts.
  • RTC is also being used to review and approve the usage of privilege account which help us to meet audit requirements. For example, if a user made some database change using privilege account under incident number xxx, an entry will be added in RTC and sent to account owner or production support manager to review and approve.
Anonymous | 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

IBM Rational Team Concert

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?

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