5 Ratings
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Score 8.7 out of 100
6 Ratings
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Score 8.3 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Helix ALM (formerly TestTrack)

Helix ALM is very well suited for maintaining traceability between user needs, requirements and tests for medical device design controls. It allows users to customize the reports to create a traceability matrix or any other reports that are needed. It is also a good program for tracking issues and bugs and for storing/linking verification and validation test protocols and reports
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Rational Quality Manager

Large organizations with a scope to expand across multiple states. The application is well suited for lifecycle management and ensuring both stakeholders and the core technical team are aware of the test status. The reporting capability is also quite good and has allowed us - out of the box, to generate reporting without much intervention.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Test Management

Helix ALM (formerly TestTrack)
IBM Rational Quality Manager
8.9
Centralized test management
Helix ALM (formerly TestTrack)
IBM Rational Quality Manager
9.0
Manage test hosts and schedules
Helix ALM (formerly TestTrack)
IBM Rational Quality Manager
8.0
Map tests to user stories
Helix ALM (formerly TestTrack)
IBM Rational Quality Manager
9.0
Test execution reporting
Helix ALM (formerly TestTrack)
IBM Rational Quality Manager
8.7
Defect management
Helix ALM (formerly TestTrack)
IBM Rational Quality Manager
10.0

Pros

Helix ALM (formerly TestTrack)

  • Traceability for design controls.
  • Managing workflow of bugs/issues.
  • Maintaining risk management information.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Rational Quality Manager

  • Managing Test Cases
  • Managing Bugs
  • Seamless integration: Linking test cases & bugs to stories on RTC and to requirements on RM
Ahmed Anwar Nasr | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Helix ALM (formerly TestTrack)

  • Better integration with electronic document control systems like Arena PLM.
  • Easier setup in the back end (customization is available but the interface is not intuitive).
Anonymous | 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

Helix ALM (formerly TestTrack)

Helix ALM (formerly TestTrack) 9.0
Based on 2 answers
The support from Perforce has been extensive and allowed us to customize the setup of Helix ALM specific to our needs. They also hosted training sessions for our users and administrators and provided us with troubleshooting help during initial setup.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Rational Quality Manager

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Helix ALM (formerly TestTrack)

The other tools that we evaluated did not have all of the capabilities and customization that Helix ALM had to offer and therefore we decided to select Helix ALM
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Rational Quality Manager

We have used TestLink before using IBM Rational Quality Manager and there is no comparison between them as TestLink will lose in every aspect against IBM Rational Quality Manager. I think it was a very good decision to migrate to it instead of TestLink despite the problems in the User Experience.
Amr Saad | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Helix ALM (formerly TestTrack)

  • Improved management of requirements, risks and bugs to make sure they don't get lost in emails or long documents.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Rational Quality Manager

  • Definitely improve but no view of ROI yet
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Helix ALM (formerly TestTrack)

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

Helix ALM (formerly TestTrack)
9.0
IBM Rational Quality Manager
8.3

Support Rating

Helix ALM (formerly TestTrack)
9.0
IBM Rational Quality Manager

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