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Score 6.3 out of 100
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Score 7.7 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Micro Focus Application Lifecycle Management / Quality Center (ALM/QC)

HP ALM is well suited for waterfall projects specifically if the teams are novice. It provides excellent support for project planning, tracking & test management. Top leadership can efficiently track, measure and report on project milestones & key performance indicators. Development teams have access to a wide variety of tools to automate their development, testing, bug tracking, and reporting tasks in one place. Its extensive documentation and tutorials help new users to learn this tool pretty fast. Though for agile teams HP ALM Octane can be explored but its not value for money & did not handle distributed teams well.
Sourav Singla ,Safe Agilist, CSP,  ICP-ACC, CSM, CSPO, SSM, LSSG | TrustRadius Reviewer

SpiraTest

I think SpiraTest is well suited as a test suite, but in situations where the team is already using multiple products from one particular provider, it may be better to go with that provider's test solution. This is because integrations are very important nowadays, and should be considered when picking your project management software.It should be noted that management selected SpiraTest primarily due to the low cost of the test software. I'm less familiar with other test software in the field, but if cost is an issue, you should take a look at SpiraTest.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Test Management

Micro Focus Application Lifecycle Management / Quality Center (ALM/QC)
SpiraTest
7.7
Centralized test management
Micro Focus Application Lifecycle Management / Quality Center (ALM/QC)
SpiraTest
7.9
Manage test hosts and schedules
Micro Focus Application Lifecycle Management / Quality Center (ALM/QC)
SpiraTest
7.9
Map tests to user stories
Micro Focus Application Lifecycle Management / Quality Center (ALM/QC)
SpiraTest
9.4
Test execution reporting
Micro Focus Application Lifecycle Management / Quality Center (ALM/QC)
SpiraTest
5.5
Defect management
Micro Focus Application Lifecycle Management / Quality Center (ALM/QC)
SpiraTest
7.9

Pros

Micro Focus Application Lifecycle Management / Quality Center (ALM/QC)

  • The traceability between tests and defects allows testers to create defects directly from the test case, including the detailed steps to recreate the defect for the developers. Upon fixing the issue and deploying, testers can rerun the appropriate tests.
  • Being able to test across multiple environments ensures that visibility into issues, developing regression scripts and other repeatable actions are available for different teams, reducing duplication of effort.
  • Integration with testing tools such as Selenium, Unified Functional Test, etc. allows for development of automated regression suites to assist in maintaining clean code as it moves through the development lifecycle, especially on mature applications.
Tina M. Musso | TrustRadius Reviewer

SpiraTest

  • A clean view of test case steps, expected results and the ability to record a result for each step quickly on one page per test set. This really helps testers work through executing manual test cases.
  • Hierarchical structure of releases and builds, requirements, and test cases.
  • Can quickly build test sets and/or test runs per build/release.
  • Simple identification of each test case, requirement, test run, build, release, etc.
Dave Furlani | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Micro Focus Application Lifecycle Management / Quality Center (ALM/QC)

  • HP ALM is little late in adopting the Agile methodology but with the new HP ALM Octane products, organization can easily manage teams and projects which follows that methodology. I would like HP to make an effort to gel this two products capabilities in one product in future.
  • HP ALM shall invest some more resources in making HP ALM Synchronizer product more robust. HP ALM Synchronizer is a very good tool to synchronize data e.g. Requirements and Defects between HP ALM and other endpoints like Team Foundation Server and JIRA.
  • HP ALL is still hard to implement if you want to build a true DevOps team. This feature definitely need some improvements for "non-product" oriented organization to adapt it.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SpiraTest

  • Training can be difficult to find at times.
  • Basic reporting can become very verbose unless you set lots of filters and parameters.
  • The ability to customize some of the verbiage in the application would help bridge the gap between translating what SpiraTest's testing terminology is and the company culture uses for testing terminology.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Micro Focus Application Lifecycle Management / Quality Center (ALM/QC)

Micro Focus Application Lifecycle Management / Quality Center (ALM/QC) 3.0
Based on 1 answer
If your needs are to simply track individual defects without flash, this may be the tool for you. If you want a tool which can easily and seamlessly integrate into your corporate intranet, I would look elsewhere.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SpiraTest

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Micro Focus Application Lifecycle Management / Quality Center (ALM/QC)

Micro Focus Application Lifecycle Management / Quality Center (ALM/QC) 7.0
Based on 2 answers
It is a great tool, however, it got this rating because there is a lot of learning that takes a lot longer than other tools. There are no mobile versions of ALM even with just a project summary view. I believe ALM is well capable of integration with other analytics tools that can help business solutions prediction based on current and past project data. This is Data held in ALM but with no other use apart from human reading and project progress. ALM looks like a steady platform that I believe can handle more dynamic functionality. You could add an internal communication platform that is not a third party. Limit that communication tool to specific project members.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SpiraTest

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Micro Focus Application Lifecycle Management / Quality Center (ALM/QC)

ALM/QC does not stack up too well against other lifecycle management products, in my opinion. ALM/QC does good in certain areas, such as the quick assigning of tasks to be done, but it falls short in too many areas in terms of being a realistic product to use for the different phases and lifecycle of IT processes. There is a notable lack of cohesion among certain functions of ALM/QC, almost as if separate products were purchased and then consolidated into one product.
Chris Oros | TrustRadius Reviewer

SpiraTest

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Micro Focus Application Lifecycle Management / Quality Center (ALM/QC)

  • Complete coverage of Test Cycle.
  • Excellent Test execution and Defect tracking coverage.
  • No such negative impact. Only thing is, there has not been too much enhancement. It is more or less having the same old features. Not much innovation found over the years.
Dishank Vishnoi | TrustRadius Reviewer

SpiraTest

  • SpiraTest can be improved in terms of its dashboard and reporting. This will be really helpful for the management as well.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Micro Focus Application Lifecycle Management / Quality Center (ALM/QC)

Pricing Details

Micro Focus Application Lifecycle Management / Quality Center (ALM/QC)

General

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

Micro Focus Application Lifecycle Management / Quality Center (ALM/QC) Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

SpiraTest

General

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

SpiraTest Editions & Modules

On-premise Edition
3-User$1331
5-User$1191
10-User$991
20-User$891
20-User$6,9992
  1. Lifetime License per Seat
  2. Lifetime License (unlimited seats)
SaaS Edition
1-User$61
3-User$241
5-User$191
10-User$171
20-User$131
  1. Per User per Month
Modules
RemoteLaunch$199.991
  1. Lifetime License [Unlimited Users]
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Micro Focus Application Lifecycle Management / Quality Center (ALM/QC)
6.2
SpiraTest
8.0

Usability

Micro Focus Application Lifecycle Management / Quality Center (ALM/QC)
3.0
SpiraTest

Support Rating

Micro Focus Application Lifecycle Management / Quality Center (ALM/QC)
7.0
SpiraTest

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