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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
9.3

Selenium

93%
56 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

Helix ALM

N/A
0 Ratings
9.2

Selenium

92%
6 Ratings

Usability

Helix ALM

N/A
0 Ratings
8.8

Selenium

88%
6 Ratings

Support Rating

9.0

Helix ALM

90%
2 Ratings
8.2

Selenium

82%
19 Ratings

Implementation Rating

Helix ALM

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

Selenium

90%
6 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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Open Source

When you have to test the UI and how it behaves when certain actions are performed, you need something that can automate the browsers. This is where Selenium comes to the rescue. If you have to test APIs and not the frontend (UI), I would recommend going with other libraries that support HTTP Requests. Selenium is good only when you have no choice but to run the steps on a browser.
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Pros

Perforce Software

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

  • For any web based UI automation, Selenium is the best tool out there to automate your tests.
  • It supports multiple coding languages like Java, Python, Ruby, C# etc.. to choose from.
  • There is a huge community of users and can get many answers on StackOverFlow.
  • It has lot of other plugins to make your tests even more efficient.
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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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Open Source

  • Selenium is pretty user-friendly but sometimes tests tend to flake out. I'd say roughly one out of twenty tests yields a false positive.
  • Selenium software cannot read images. This is a minor negative because a free plug-in is available from alternate sources.
  • Slowness may be a minor factor with Selenium, though this is an issue with basically any testing software since waiting on a site to execute JavaScript requires the browser to wait for a particular action.
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Pricing Details

Helix ALM

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Editions & Modules

Helix ALM editions and modules pricing
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    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Selenium

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Selenium 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

      Open Source

      We love this product mainly because of its high customization abilities and the ease of use. Moreover, its free and can be learned easily through online communities and videos. The tests are more consistent and reliable as compared to Manual tests. It has enabled us to test a large number of features all in one go, which would have impossible through manual tests. The reports generated at the end of the tests are really helpful for the QA and the development teams to get a fair view of the application.
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      Usability

      Perforce Software

      No answers on this topic

      Open Source

      As I mentioned earlier, the reason I use Selenium is because there is a fairly widespread community of users, and user support services are at a good level. because the application is open source, it works on many platforms (Windows, Linux, IOS) without any problems. In addition, it gives us a lot of options for writing functional tests. For errors that we receive through the application, we can easily find the reasons for errors in the forums.
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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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      Open Source

      Selenium does not have technical support available easily. You have to go through forums to get the information you need. However, there are excellent forums out there that make it easy to troubleshoot. The open-source flexibility makes it difficult to have dedicated support.
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      Implementation Rating

      Perforce Software

      No answers on this topic

      Open Source

      We did everything we needed to use it. Now we can execute our tests on different operational systems and browsers running few tests simultaneously. We also implemented Appium framework to execute our tests on mobile devices, such as iPhones, iPads, Android phones and tablets. We use SauceLabs for our test execution and Jenkins for continuous integration.
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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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      Open Source

      At the time of adoption, there were not many other alternatives that were even close to being competitive when it comes to browser testing. As far as I know now to this day, there is still little competition to Selenium for what it does. Any other browser-based testing still utilises Selenium to interact with the browser.
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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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      Open Source

      • There hasn’t been a downside to using it yet other than we’ve got to update the programs we create for each change.
      • This has saved us hundreds of hours of manpower by allowing our automation engineer to rapid fire tests.
      • We are able to screenshot and save entire sites before and after launch with a program the automation engineer created
      • We can compare large volumes of data against data in excel docs with a program created using Selenium
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