codeBeamer ALM vs. Micro Focus Caliber (discontinued)

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
Micro Focus Caliber (discontinued)
Score 1.3 out of 10
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Caliber by Micro Focus (formerly Borland Caliber), is an application requirement management offering. It has been discontinued, but similar capabilities are supplied by Micro Focus by Dimensions RM.N/A
Pricing
codeBeamer ALMMicro Focus Caliber (discontinued)
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
codeBeamer ALMMicro Focus Caliber (discontinued)
Free Trial
YesNo
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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Community Pulse
codeBeamer ALMMicro Focus Caliber (discontinued)
Top Pros

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Enterprises
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User Ratings
codeBeamer ALMMicro Focus Caliber (discontinued)
Likelihood to Recommend
9.1
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1.0
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Usability
6.4
(1 ratings)
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Support Rating
9.1
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User Testimonials
codeBeamer ALMMicro Focus Caliber (discontinued)
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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I personally would prefer other products on the market right now such as Microsoft Team Foundation Server and Test Manager. I think having a product like Caliber that can only do requirements without integrating with a another system makes things a little more time consuming.
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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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  • Borland Caliber tracks functional and non-functional requirements pretty easily. You can easily add a requirement and attach a spreadsheet or a picture if needed.
  • Moving the hierarchy of requirements is fairly easy by just dragging and dropping.
  • Assigning users to approve requirements is simple by the fields included when adding a requirement and then submitting for review.
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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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  • I think Borland Caliber visually needs to be updated. It looks very out of date compared to other products on the market. The text box has a notepad feel to it and it's hard to make it visually catching.
  • Borland Caliber needs to be easier to integrate with other testing and development products on the market.
  • Having fields more related to URS and FRS would be helpful to auto-link to a document. So enter in a URS or FRS document ID at the beginning of a project in Caliber and then auto-assigning requirement IDs to link to pieces of code or test cases and having the user be able to decide a naming convention.
  • Borland Caliber needs a specific table for linking to a document ID and then each requirement could auto-generate a sub ID for each requirement to make the process of filling in User Requirements and Functional Requirements more efficient. Then the user should be able to modify the sub ID if the naming convention needed to be different.
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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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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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Alternatives Considered
Intland Software
codeBeamer is by far better.
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Discontinued Products
I think Borland Caliber is better than Atlassian Confluence and has way more options for ease of use and reporting. Team Foundation Server is my personal choice as it comes as a package for developers to link to requirements easily and link to test cases. Borland Caliber is visually the least attractive of the three systems I have used. If you need just a requirement manager for tracking and reporting then Borland Caliber is a great choice.
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Return on Investment
Intland Software
  • Customer tracking.
  • Process tracking.
  • Workflow framework.
  • Can be overhead.
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  • Having Borland Caliber would be nice if you only need to track requirements and your company does not do any developing or testing.
  • It does link very well with HP Quality Center for requirement and test asset tracking and ease of use.
  • Borland Caliber is cheaper than a lot of other products on the market that have the same features.
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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