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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 / Quality Center

HP ALM is well suited for waterfall projects specifically if the teams are novice. It provides excellent support for project planning, tracking & test management. Top leadership can efficiently track, measure and report on project milestones & key performance indicators. Development teams have access to a wide variety of tools to automate their development, testing, bug tracking, and reporting tasks in one place. Its extensive documentation and tutorials help new users to learn this tool pretty fast. Though for agile teams HP ALM Octane can be explored but its not value for money & did not handle distributed teams well.
Sourav Singla ,Safe Agilist, CSP,  ICP-ACC, CSM, CSPO, SSM, LSSG | 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 / Quality Center

  • The traceability between tests and defects allows testers to create defects directly from the test case, including the detailed steps to recreate the defect for the developers. Upon fixing the issue and deploying, testers can rerun the appropriate tests.
  • Being able to test across multiple environments ensures that visibility into issues, developing regression scripts and other repeatable actions are available for different teams, reducing duplication of effort.
  • Integration with testing tools such as Selenium, Unified Functional Test, etc. allows for development of automated regression suites to assist in maintaining clean code as it moves through the development lifecycle, especially on mature applications.
Tina M. Musso | 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 / Quality Center

  • HP ALM is little late in adopting the Agile methodology but with the new HP ALM Octane products, organization can easily manage teams and projects which follows that methodology. I would like HP to make an effort to gel this two products capabilities in one product in future.
  • HP ALM shall invest some more resources in making HP ALM Synchronizer product more robust. HP ALM Synchronizer is a very good tool to synchronize data e.g. Requirements and Defects between HP ALM and other endpoints like Team Foundation Server and JIRA.
  • HP ALL is still hard to implement if you want to build a true DevOps team. This feature definitely need some improvements for "non-product" oriented organization to adapt it.
Anonymous | 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 / Quality Center

Micro Focus ALM / Quality Center 3.0
Based on 1 answer
If your needs are to simply track individual defects without flash, this may be the tool for you. If you want a tool which can easily and seamlessly integrate into your corporate intranet, I would look elsewhere.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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 / Quality Center

Micro Focus ALM / Quality Center 7.0
Based on 4 answers
It is a great tool, however, it got this rating because there is a lot of learning that takes a lot longer than other tools. There are no mobile versions of ALM even with just a project summary view. I believe ALM is well capable of integration with other analytics tools that can help business solutions prediction based on current and past project data. This is Data held in ALM but with no other use apart from human reading and project progress. ALM looks like a steady platform that I believe can handle more dynamic functionality. You could add an internal communication platform that is not a third party. Limit that communication tool to specific project members.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

codeBeamer ALM

codeBeamer is by far better.
Robert Jurjevic | TrustRadius Reviewer

Micro Focus ALM / Quality Center

ALM/QC does not stack up too well against other lifecycle management products, in my opinion. ALM/QC does good in certain areas, such as the quick assigning of tasks to be done, but it falls short in too many areas in terms of being a realistic product to use for the different phases and lifecycle of IT processes. There is a notable lack of cohesion among certain functions of ALM/QC, almost as if separate products were purchased and then consolidated into one product.
Chris Oros | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

codeBeamer ALM

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

Micro Focus ALM / Quality Center

  • Complete coverage of Test Cycle.
  • Excellent Test execution and Defect tracking coverage.
  • No such negative impact. Only thing is, there has not been too much enhancement. It is more or less having the same old features. Not much innovation found over the years.
Dishank Vishnoi | 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 / Quality Center

General

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

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