codeBeamer ALM vs. IBM Engineering Lifecycle Management

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
codeBeamer ALM
Score 9.0 out of 10
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Intland Software's codeBeamer ALM is a scalable Agile Application Lifecycle Management platform that focuses on traceability and compliance. codeBeamer ALM supports both Agile and Waterfall, and offers a scalable solution for both small and large organisations to develop better products faster. The vendor says their customers think about the benefits of codeBeamer ALM in terms of higher efficiency and effectiveness along the lifecycle, with the goal of cutting development time and…N/A
IBM Engineering Lifecycle Management
Score 6.9 out of 10
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IBM Engineering Lifecycle Management (ELM) is an end-to-end engineering solution used to manage system requirements to design, workflow, and test management, extending the functionality of ALM tools for better complex-systems development.N/A
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codeBeamer ALMIBM Engineering Lifecycle Management
Free Trial
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Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalNo setup fee
Additional DetailsPerpetual and rented licenses available. Named users & floating license types can be combined.
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Medium-sized Companies
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Enterprises
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User Ratings
codeBeamer ALMIBM Engineering Lifecycle Management
Likelihood to Recommend
9.1
(1 ratings)
8.8
(22 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
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8.0
(6 ratings)
Usability
6.4
(1 ratings)
2.1
(4 ratings)
Support Rating
9.1
(1 ratings)
5.0
(3 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
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10.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
codeBeamer ALMIBM Engineering Lifecycle Management
Likelihood to Recommend
Intland Software
In my opinion codeBeamer is well suited for any activity where detailed tracking is needed with teams involved. It can be less suited for small projects which do not last long, or are not continuous, etc
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IBM
IBM Engineering Requirements Management DOORS former IBM Rational DOORS profits very much from the mighty market position it had till today. It had been the most favored requirement engineering tools suite with the highest investments in the infrastructure concerning hardware, software, and knowledge sources. It was embedded in knowledge sources of test stands, hardware labs, and knowledge database servers. It allowed for some of the highest profit changes and made the fame with it. But the paradigms of requirements engineering change. If not were superseded by completely different approaches for the target solution worlds. The foremost position in the selling tables is unstable if changes are not solved or coped with by the strategist at IBM and their customers. Since the highly successful alternative suits are already at the market, and some are from IBM already the lifecycle for IBM Engineering Requirements Management DOORS is at the later highs. But the suite is still at the very top and very popular. There are still many problems unsolved and many wishes at the customers to make the use more comfortable and efficient at the overall level. If the time of setting up the software package is passed the adoption get more extended and complicated. There is a lot of work at the stage around and the expertise will be required for a long time from now.
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Pros
Intland Software
  • Tracing of requirements.
  • Tracking of development.
  • Tracking of QA.
  • Tracking of bugs.
  • Tracking of releases.
  • Wiki.
  • Users and teams.
  • Works for teams scattered across the globe.
  • Testing and coverage for releases.
  • Integration with SVN.
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IBM
  • Easy to use with well defined template and user defined fields. New team can setup a project area easily by copying an existing template and adding customized fields for their special needs.
  • It can be used during almost the whole project cycle and give us a better view and control on the projects.
  • Lots of built-in report functions.
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Cons
Intland Software
  • Search.
  • Metric calculation.
  • Would be nice that cB is a source of truth, i.e., that say SVN commit is done only from cB; know this is difficult to achieve.
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IBM
  • Wireframes are quite basic. If you need intuitive and interactive wireframes to elaborate the requirements. you probably need to define outside the tool and then upload as image.
  • ER (define data dictionaries) modeling is not there.
  • Use case modeling is quite basic. You can visualize the use case and actors relation but the tool does not enforce the rules.
  • Does not support offline work.
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Likelihood to Renew
Intland Software
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IBM
At the moment we are required by contract to continue to use the IBM DOORS software for our current client. Given that it can be expensive, if we were to use it after our current client's needs were met, we would have to secure other projects in order to justify the continued use of the software.
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Usability
Intland Software
Sometimes info in codeBeamer can be lost, in principle, if not well organized by the user, info can never be found, or can be forgotten about, etc
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IBM
The UI is terrible and not intuitive. Users need training in order to complete tasks. Much like SAP, it's not the clearest tool. The tracing feature is especially complicated because you must write the scripts yourself. There is a learning curve. Also, even the setup, installation, and logging in each time takes a considerable amount of time.
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Support Rating
Intland Software
Excellent support professionally. Also, thanks for giving me for free access to SaaS cB for my hobbyist project.
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IBM
It does a basic job and has the potential to complete some robust reporting tasks, however, it really is a clunky piece of software with a terrible user interface that makes using it routinely quite unpleasant. Many of our legacy and maintenance projects still use DOORS but our department and company use many alternatives and are looking for better tools.
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Implementation Rating
Intland Software
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IBM
No problems
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Alternatives Considered
Intland Software
codeBeamer is by far better.
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IBM
It was easier to do all the change management-related activities, even configurations were handled very effectively. New process definitions and initiatives made it easier for better project deliverables. Effective resource allocations and better reporting and defect management. The overall cost of the tool is great too and well within budget.
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Return on Investment
Intland Software
  • Customer tracking.
  • Process tracking.
  • Workflow framework.
  • Can be overhead.
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IBM
  • If you can setup DOORS to your project, you will experience lower costs.
  • Also, less rework in the project, which means lower times to achieve your milestones.
  • Finally, the cost of setting up a related project is considerably lower, and the estimates obtained in the process are much more precise.
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ScreenShots

codeBeamer ALM Screenshots

Screenshot of Baselined tracker management with suspected linksScreenshot of Versioned test management for automated and manual testing (with parametrized test cases)Screenshot of Easily exportable & automated dashboards and reports for management and audit supportScreenshot of Gapless traceability throughout the development lifecycle