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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

Polarion ALM

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
Fred Sookiasian | 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

Polarion ALM

  • The workflows that are customizable in Polarion are amazing. They have specified workflows for companies that deal with different product lines related to regulatory requirements like medical devices. The ability to enhance "out of the box" workflows helps with risk mitigation immensely without having to allocate so many resources to get it going from ground up.
  • Reporting - bringing together dashboards with key metrics is an absolute must and leveraging output based on needs from executive level presentations to development metrics is a winner for us. And the drill downs are immensely useful for anyone who wants to get the microscopic view of what drives our success on that nth degree.
  • Over all Risk Mitigation: Risk based ALM is very important to us. The ability to integrate our regulatory SOPs into our own client defined formats and procedures gives us the leverage to tie in all that traceability I discussed earlier into palpable digests of risk which our company leaders use to drive vision.
  • Requirements management is an absolute nightmare for most people. Polarion helps us drive requirements on different levels like regualtory, business, user interface, etc. This ties in to all the risk mitigation criteria we so much rely on to make us succeed.
Fred Sookiasian | 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

Polarion ALM

  • More robust engine as far as the actual took is concerned. There are navigation components in trace to reporting which we feel can be improved especially when dealing with cross global accessing of the tool. It slows us down a bit so it's backend driven optimization as well as some front end "clunkiness" that can be improved.
  • Improve some filtering capabilities especially in creating custom reports and generally all around the ALM components of the tool.
  • As of the version we have, the ability to enhance replationship types in traceability is limited.
Fred Sookiasian | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

codeBeamer ALM

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Polarion ALM

Polarion ALM 9.0
Based on 1 answer
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
Fred Sookiasian | 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

Polarion ALM

No score
No answers yet
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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

Polarion ALM

No score
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Alternatives Considered

codeBeamer ALM

codeBeamer is by far better.
Robert Jurjevic | TrustRadius Reviewer

Polarion ALM

Polarion is a juggernaut of a tool when it comes to traceability and modelling. And it is far better for task management.
Fred Sookiasian | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

codeBeamer ALM

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

Polarion ALM

  • Ability to see and act upon risk components related to requirements to test tracing that would have been missed or overlooked especially during regulatory submission.
  • Always ready reporting for executive management based on trending of product releases before they hit the market.
  • One negative is the resources required to maintain the tool which for most non large organizations would be a huge overhead.
Fred Sookiasian | 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

Polarion ALM

General

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

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