7 Ratings
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Score 8.8 out of 100
67 Ratings
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Score 8.2 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Load Testing

    Helix ALM

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.4

    Micro Focus LoadRunner

    84%
    Micro Focus LoadRunner ranks higher in 5/5 features

    End to end performance management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    7 Ratings

    Integrated performance data

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    7 Ratings

    Deployment model flexibility

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    7 Ratings

    Real time monitoring

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.1
    61%
    6 Ratings

    Automated anomaly detection

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    6 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Helix ALM is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    10.0

    Helix ALM

    100%
    1 Rating
    9.0

    Micro Focus LoadRunner

    90%
    8 Ratings

    Support Rating

    9.0

    Helix ALM

    90%
    2 Ratings
    3.0

    Micro Focus LoadRunner

    30%
    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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    Micro Focus

    Micro Focus LoadRunner and its suite of tools, specifically VuGen works wonderfully for us for all web, http/https and web service calls. We've been able to build tests for near any scenario we need with relative ease. As long as we have crafted up requirements for our scenarios / scripts to managed scope, we've had high success working with scripting and data driving. Our main tests are web service calls - typically chained together to form a full scenario with transactions measuring the journey or a similar (measure along the way) journey through a browser. For web services we will use VuGen and browser we've shifted to Tru Client I have had little-to-no experience scripting against a thick client where a ui-driven test would be required. I know its possible but quite costly due to the need to run the actual desktop client to drive tests. We've been fortunate enough to leverage http calls to represent client traffic.
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    Pros

    Perforce Software

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

    • The ease with which the Test scripts can be recorded. Tests run and results analyzed when simultaneous users are accessing the application
    • Easy integration with the other HP suite tools
    • Ease of creating Virtual Users to run the test cases and even no limitation on the number of VUsers
    • Extensive vendor documentation and help system included
    • LoadRunner can work with most Enterprise Resource Planning Systems
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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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    Micro Focus

    • The UI of the software can be improved.
    • It should also have integration and testing or automation with mobile UI.
    • Configuration settings are a bit complex.
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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

      Micro Focus LoadRunner

      Starting Price

      Editions & Modules

      Micro Focus LoadRunner 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

        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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        Micro Focus

        Customer service is not that great. It's difficult to get hold of someone if an issue is supposed to be addressed on an urgent basis. No online chat service readily available.
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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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        Micro Focus

        The biggest point of using HP LoadRunner is the response time numbers captured after executing the tests were more accurate when we generated the same by using tools like JMeter or NeoLoad though it involves a certain licensing cost but what [we] needed was trust and accuracy where it makes a high mark. Secondly, the support we get from HP is awesome and the online forums help us to resolve lots of issues in tight project situations while JMeter or NeoLoad has fewer forums or they don't have good documentation compared to HP LoadRunner. Thirdly, the analysis feature provided by HP LoadRunner is easier to manage and can see more detailed correlated metric. This will help the developers to identify the actual bottlenecks in the application (like tuning some configuration or SQL queries etc.).
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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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        Micro Focus

        • It has been a huge help for our team to determine the impact our application was going through each release. With performance testing and with the tool as good as HP performance center, it enabled our team to build lighter software with good tech and system reviews happening for each release. Although I can't measure ROI in number, I would definitely say that we are building better software using the inputs from this tool.
        • It's ease of use and many inbuilt functionalities makes a performance tester's life a lot easier and efficient.
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