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Attribute Ratings

  • Beyond Compare is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

8.0

Beyond Compare

80%
20 Ratings
7.5

Polarion ALM

75%
7 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

Beyond Compare

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

Polarion ALM

90%
1 Rating

Usability

9.1

Beyond Compare

91%
6 Ratings

Polarion ALM

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

9.2

Beyond Compare

92%
14 Ratings

Polarion ALM

N/A
0 Ratings

Ease of integration

8.0

Beyond Compare

80%
5 Ratings

Polarion ALM

N/A
0 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Scooter Software

Beyond Compare is extremely good at the task of comparisons, whether that is text file comparisons or folder comparisons. It does a great job of easily highlighting the differences for users, and giving them the option of merging (in the case of text files) or synchronizing (in the case of folders.) In either case, no one on my team has ever had any reason to reach for another different tool.
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Siemens AG

It is well suited in just about any large scaled environment. For the cost to benefit ratio, it works perfect for large scaled systems. With standard traceability matrix view and enhanced task management, it's a behemoth of a software and welcomed one. In the cases for smaller efforts or organizations, it may be a tall order so I would heed with caution for those people. Polarion has wonderful modelling abilities to test try any system being built. And the Risk Management components are down right amazing. Some filtering enhancements can help it rise to the top as well as performance optimizations
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Pros

Scooter Software

  • Folder diffing. It allows you to see differences in deeply nested folder structures.
  • File diffing. It allows you to see differences in files no matter their complexity.
  • Diffing rules. It allows you to set rules to include/exclude files, folders and lines from your comparison.
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Siemens AG

  • Framework and programming needs might be overseen in a methodical way.
  • Since it is electronic, it makes it feasible for clients to cooperate.
  • Transferring the papers and files is conceivable.
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Cons

Scooter Software

  • For date formatting discrepancies the software does not automatically mark the dates as equivalent; for instance ‘2019/10/15’ vs. ‘15-OCT-2019’. This would be considered a difference.
  • The columns/report must be ordered similarly. If extra data is available in one file, it should be removed or extra rows will be marked as differences.
  • For spreadsheet comparison, the user must save the file on the proper tab and then “recompare” within the tool. There is no way to switch between sheets in the software.
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Siemens AG

  • Text editing in that program may be more sophisticated, similar to what you'd find in Word.
  • Views, like Table, Tree, and Matrix, aren't all that easy to figure out.
  • Finding items that fit specific criteria using filters is cumbersome and should be made simpler. This is particularly true when filtering numerous documents at once.
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Pricing Details

Beyond Compare

Starting Price

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    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

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    Polarion ALM

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Polarion ALM editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Pricing Info

      Likelihood to Renew

      Scooter Software

      No answers on this topic

      Siemens AG

      There is too much at stake to go into a new system. But with everything else being promised as far as newer more innovative products, the justification to not renew is a huge risk so that is not a concern
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      Usability

      Scooter Software

      Again, given the intuitive nature of this program, there is barely any learning curve needed. It is simple, reliable, accurate, and just one of those tools you always have with you and rarely think about until you don't have it. Then it is a case of OMG what was I thinking? This program is just very easy to use, and that makes it more valuable to me than some of my other software tools that cost significantly more.
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      Siemens AG

      No answers on this topic

      Support Rating

      Scooter Software

      I have never needed support for this product other than learning how to use a new feature I was not familiar with. User forums and user groups that have used this product for their own purposes have always sufficed for anything that I needed help using with the product. Some of the features could be a little better outlined, but overall very easy to use.
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      Siemens AG

      No answers on this topic

      Alternatives Considered

      Scooter Software

      We've tried many: Code Compare, Meld, UltraCompare, and WinMerge. None of them have the depth of features and speed to handle the work we throw at Beyond Compare. The multi-tabbed interface allows us to sync multiple servers at the same time. It understands multiple file types, metadata, and encodings. It's the best tool for the job.
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      Siemens AG

      Polarion is a juggernaut of a tool when it comes to traceability and modelling. And it is far better for task management.
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      Return on Investment

      Scooter Software

      • It's made it quick and easy to compare and synchronize directories when restoring a backup or copying code from one environment to another one.
      • There are times when it would be a painstaking task to manually compare or sync two different directories, but BeyondCompare made it a trivial task.
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      Siemens AG

      • manages multiple documents well and saves time in navigation
      • allows multiple uses to view the same document and provide comments and feedback
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