7 Ratings
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Score 8.8 out of 100
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Score 7.3 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • Helix ALM is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend
  • Helix ALM and IBM Rational RequisitePro are tied in 1 area: Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

10.0

Helix ALM

100%
1 Rating
8.0

IBM Rational RequisitePro

80%
2 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

Helix ALM

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0

IBM Rational RequisitePro

80%
1 Rating

Usability

Helix ALM

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0

IBM Rational RequisitePro

70%
1 Rating

Support Rating

9.0

Helix ALM

90%
2 Ratings
9.0

IBM Rational RequisitePro

90%
2 Ratings

Implementation Rating

Helix ALM

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0

IBM Rational RequisitePro

80%
2 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Perforce Software

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.
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IBM

If you are familiar with IBM Rational Suite products, RequisitePro will add up due to the synergy between other components. Beyond that, if your business is not structured to an adequate development methodology or lacks the degree of maturity or necessary resources, probably RequisitePro does not add much value. If you work with developers in the requirements analysis, they probably prefer to use an SVN repository.
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Pros

Perforce Software

  • Traceability for design controls.
  • Managing workflow of bugs/issues.
  • Maintaining risk management information.
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IBM

  • Flexibility to customize the repository to meet the needs of your process and business unity
  • Compatibility with Microsoft Office tools
  • Flexible reporting capability to extract data and report in Excel
  • Ability to tie requirements and break them do to trace requirements to implementation
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Cons

Perforce Software

  • 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).
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IBM

  • Learning curve, especially if you're not familiar with IBM Rational tools
  • Payment product
  • SVN Integration
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Pricing Details

Helix ALM

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

Helix ALM editions and modules pricing
EditionModules

Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    IBM Rational RequisitePro

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    IBM Rational RequisitePro editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Likelihood to Renew

      Perforce Software

      No answers on this topic

      IBM

      Learning Curve is there, plus there performance can be an issue. It is best to understand where the server is located in relation to the team. Creation of new documents and mapping the requirements into ReqPro from Office can be a challenge to learn. Best to get help to do the initial document setup
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      Usability

      Perforce Software

      No answers on this topic

      IBM

      Please keep in mind that this all has to do with you you customize the user interface. It becomes very easy to house all of your requirements, but it may and can make life difficult for you if you do not think ahead of how you want the app to work and house your data
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      Support Rating

      Perforce Software

      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.
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      IBM

      IBM has good support and knowledge base. With the wealth of information on their site and the support desk, we were able to quickly resolve issues. It is smart to build up a COE and a group that manages the software otherwise it is quick to be able to lose the knowledge as team members are assigned different duties
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      Implementation Rating

      Perforce Software

      No answers on this topic

      IBM

      It had to be quick due to the demands of our implementation
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      Alternatives Considered

      Perforce Software

      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.
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      IBM

      IBM Doors could be better at document management for a higher price. If you need more complex traceabilily, Doors is the way to go. If you need less, free and simple management, a common SVN is ok for you.
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      Return on Investment

      Perforce Software

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

      • Requirements management saves overwork and minimizes risks.
      • Minimize time in the manual elaboration of documents, that translates into money
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