Backlog vs. IBM Rational ClearCase

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Backlog
Score 9.4 out of 10
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Backlog is a project management and bug tracking tool for teams that want higher productivity, greater visibility, and simple project tracking. Development teams can work together with Design, Marketing, IT, and more. Backlog is designed to get everyone on track by organizing work, teammates, projects and tasks. The activity feed and watchlist are designed to help users keep an eye on relevant work and deadlines. Gantt charts and burndown charts are designed to help users visualize project…N/A
IBM Rational ClearCase
Score 8.1 out of 10
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IBM Rational ClearCase offers software configuration management and version control.N/A
Pricing
BacklogIBM Rational ClearCase
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
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Free Trial
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Free/Freemium Version
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Premium Consulting/Integration Services
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Features
BacklogIBM Rational ClearCase
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
Backlog
9.5
2 Ratings
IBM Rational ClearCase
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Ratings
Task Management10.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Gantt Charts9.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Scheduling10.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Team Collaboration10.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Support for Waterfall Methodology8.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Document Management9.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Email integration10.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile Access10.02 Ratings00 Ratings
User Ratings
BacklogIBM Rational ClearCase
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(2 ratings)
3.3
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
8.0
(2 ratings)
-
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User Testimonials
BacklogIBM Rational ClearCase
Likelihood to Recommend
Nulab, Inc.
The user interface is very good. It is more intuitive in nature. It is easy to use and robust in operation. The dashboard is designed on modernized UI and the interface is also intuitive. I can easily navigate things on my own.
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IBM
IBM Rational ClearCase might be better suited for a smaller / simpler code base. Larger code bases really slow it down... but then again there are better alternatives out there for source control
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Pros
Nulab, Inc.
  • Gantt chart
  • Github support
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IBM
  • Rational ClearCase is excellent for handling versioning and branching. No other tool I've used has the depth that ClearCase has when it comes to handling complex branching scenarios and identifying where certain versions of particular files are within a particular configuration.
  • Rational ClearCase handles parallel development of many dependent applications really well.
  • The use of ClearCase Views to switch between projects and configurations is extremely convenient as opposed to the local workstation model of the competitors.
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Cons
Nulab, Inc.
  • The biggest drawback that I want Backlog to fix as soon as possible is that is does not provide any place to explain the problem or bug virtually.
  • There is a need for a tab or space to attach screenshot or video to easily explain the bug or problem in the project.
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IBM
  • Extremely buggy.
  • Sometimes the repository gets locked for no reason.
  • Slow.
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Support Rating
Nulab, Inc.
I would give 9 but one less because of the high price.
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IBM
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Alternatives Considered
Nulab, Inc.
Backlog has all of the top-notch features to increase productivity, visibility, and project tracking. Backlog is easy to use. I first just logged in to the platform and it was [ready] to go. I easily started working on it and it started giving me the bugs’ details on our project. Always available for queries. Listen to the queries very attentively and try to give a solution on the go if applicable. Otherwise, take some time and respond with the advanced workable solution in the limited time frame.
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IBM
If development is centrallized to one location and your company releases hundreds of customized versions of your software per year, then ClearCase is the best tool for managing the complexity of multiple versions of customized software. If your company has globally distributed development, then I'd recommend Team Foundation Server over ClearCase. If your organization uses Agile Methodologies, then I'd recommend TFS with GIT.
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Return on Investment
Nulab, Inc.
  • Software interns get easily used to this tool.
  • One who works in the SDLC gets recognized and it's easy to track rank board.
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IBM
  • Managed code versioning for many years.
  • Only one person can edit code at a time - slows processing down.
  • IBM is an expensive product to support.
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