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Likelihood to Recommend

Compuware File-AID

It's pretty good at creating an extract of a whole table, but not the best at grabbing all related tables in my experience. Pretty intuitive on setting up your test data categories. I also really like that it can either run via ISPF or via Topaz which was included with our purchase.
Sean Zef | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Rational Quality Manager

It gives more results if you are using it as a part of complete CLM, as a suite standalone it lacks many features. The missing requirement and change management part make it very hard to use with other CLM components. Also if your development environment is complex and you need to link different versions of test cases with different stories or a different version of requirement artifact, global configuration functionality helps a lot in this case.
Qaiser Islam, SPC4 | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Test Management

Compuware File-AID
9.0
IBM Rational Quality Manager
7.3
Centralized test management
Compuware File-AID
10.0
IBM Rational Quality Manager
8.0
Defect management
Compuware File-AID
8.0
IBM Rational Quality Manager
Manage test hosts and schedules
Compuware File-AID
IBM Rational Quality Manager
7.0
Map tests to user stories
Compuware File-AID
IBM Rational Quality Manager
9.0
Test execution reporting
Compuware File-AID
IBM Rational Quality Manager
5.0

Pros

Compuware File-AID

  • Extract/load data from one DB or table to another masking the data for testing.
  • Compare extracts against each other to ensure good baselines.
Sean Zef | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Rational Quality Manager

  • It's part of Rational CLM suite so provides seamless integration with the Change Management module (RTC) and Requirement Management module (Rational DOORS).
  • It can be integrated with IBM Rational automation, performance and security testing tools which provides an easy way to schedule or execute the scripts from RQM console. Results are linked with test plans
  • Provides Lab management facility, which helps to maintain, allocate and monitor your testing assets like test servers, devices etc.
  • It provides good way to manage multiple test execution cycles. all execution cycles are linked with test plans.
Qaiser Islam, SPC4 | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Compuware File-AID

  • I find it more obtuse to use than IBM Optim.
  • Related tables are difficult to incorporate.
Sean Zef | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Rational Quality Manager

  • It does not provide any functionality for defect logging. For defects, you will have to have Rational Team Concert. So it's useful if you have the complete suite.
  • Similar to defects it also does not provide builtin functionality for requirements. Requirement module needs to be purchased separately .
  • It does not have query builder like in RTC, where a user could define its criteria and see the results easily. There is some mechanism to filter the results while you browse test plans and test cases but it's not very user-friendly and sufficient.
Qaiser Islam, SPC4 | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Compuware File-AID

Compuware File-AID 10.0
Based on 2 answers
Support has been amazing compared to Optim. Further, new features are very regular with File-AID - I can't remember the last time Optim had a significant update. File-AID support is very receptive to feature requests and reported bugs, including sending out hotfixes quickly.
Sean Zef | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Rational Quality Manager

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Alternatives Considered

Compuware File-AID

Optim is more user friendly in how it operates, in my opinion. It's less obtuse to figure out how to extract and mask the data required compared to File-AID. Further, Optim is easier to gather related tables, by far. I do prefer using File-AID via the Topaz GUI much more than using Optim via its GUI. Finally, I personally believe that File-AID is significantly faster to run than Optim - this could be a configuration issue.
Sean Zef | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Rational Quality Manager

Most of our development is based on the IBM platform or in JAVA. So we were already using RTC and RQM can be easily integrated with RTC. If you are using Microsoft technologies TFS will suit you better. JIRA is less expensive but does not offer many functionalities as compared to the Rational CLM suite.
Qaiser Islam, SPC4 | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Compuware File-AID

  • Saves time creating production like data for testing.
  • Keeps that data safe from developers and need-to-know only.
Sean Zef | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Rational Quality Manager

  • As a part of Rational CLM suite, it provides end to end traceability.
  • It offers coverage report to managers and test leads so that they can identify the gaps in testing.
  • If testers are familiar writing test cases in Excel sheets, it can be a little challenging to ask them to write all their testing artifacts in the tool, because they have to write a test plan, test cases and test scripts separately and then combine according to need. This requires some level of enforcement.
Qaiser Islam, SPC4 | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Compuware File-AID

General

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

IBM Rational Quality Manager

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Compuware File-AID
7.0
IBM Rational Quality Manager
7.0

Support Rating

Compuware File-AID
10.0
IBM Rational Quality Manager

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