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Score 9.1 out of 100
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Likelihood to Recommend

codeBeamer ALM

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
Robert Jurjevic | TrustRadius Reviewer

Micro Focus ALM Octane

If someone is already using ALM Octane, then it is worth the pain to go through the upgrade process to get the current versions. If you need it to tie into Jira, it can do that. Just be prepared for a rough road. If you have some other product that you use for DevOps, PM, and QA, you will probably be better off sticking with what you have. DaVita also uses TFS, but not in a full implementation (i.e. not with a build server for code deployment), so for them, ALM makes a lot of sense. If you are using TFS with a build server, there are other methodologies that won't end up making you want to pull your hair out trying to make it integrate with what you are using.
Dr Gardiner Jones | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

codeBeamer ALM

  • 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.
Robert Jurjevic | TrustRadius Reviewer

Micro Focus ALM Octane

  • Bug-logging and keeping track of the bug status.
  • Integration with DevOps to do continuous testing.
  • Keeping coordination between development and testing teams.
pritam dixit | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

codeBeamer ALM

  • 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.
Robert Jurjevic | TrustRadius Reviewer

Micro Focus ALM Octane

  • The integration to Synchronizer is very difficult to implement.
  • The integration to Jira was very hard to get working.
Dr Gardiner Jones | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

codeBeamer ALM

codeBeamer ALM 6.4
Based on 1 answer
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
Robert Jurjevic | TrustRadius Reviewer

Micro Focus ALM Octane

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

codeBeamer ALM

codeBeamer ALM 9.1
Based on 1 answer
Excellent support professionally. Also, thanks for giving me for free access to SaaS cB for my hobbyist project.
Robert Jurjevic | TrustRadius Reviewer

Micro Focus ALM Octane

Micro Focus ALM Octane 8.0
Based on 2 answers
Customer support is very good takes minimal time to resolve the issue and always takes feedback seriously to improve the application.
pritam dixit | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

codeBeamer ALM

codeBeamer is by far better.
Robert Jurjevic | TrustRadius Reviewer

Micro Focus ALM Octane

Micro Focus ALM Octane use at DaVita goes back beyond my starting with them three years ago. They have used it as part of DevOps as well as for performance measurement of software releases in combo with HP Performance Center (a great combination). Jira is well suited to managing bug reports and development processes with Agile and Scrum, but ALM Octane goes above and beyond that.
Dr Gardiner Jones | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

codeBeamer ALM

  • Customer tracking.
  • Process tracking.
  • Workflow framework.
  • Can be overhead.
Robert Jurjevic | TrustRadius Reviewer

Micro Focus ALM Octane

  • It's had a very positive impact.
  • Very good customer support as well when required.
pritam dixit | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

codeBeamer ALM

General

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

Micro Focus ALM Octane

General

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

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