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Polarion ALM

4 Ratings

PTC Integrity

18 Ratings

Polarion ALM

4 Ratings
Score 7.4 out of 101

PTC Integrity

18 Ratings
Score 6.9 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Polarion ALM

It is well suited in just about any large scaled environment. For the cost to benefit ratio, it works perfect for large scaled systems. With standard traceability matrix view and enhanced task management, it's a behemoth of a software and welcomed one. In the cases for smaller efforts or organizations, it may be a tall order so I would heed with caution for those people. Polarion has wonderful modelling abilities to test try any system being built. And the Risk Management components are down right amazing. Some filtering enhancements can help it rise to the top as well as performance optimizations
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PTC Integrity

Are all areas of the SDLC willing to use the same tool? If everyone is not going to use the tool, the group may not get all of the intended functionality out of Integrity
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Pros

  • The workflows that are customizable in Polarion are amazing. They have specified workflows for companies that deal with different product lines related to regulatory requirements like medical devices. The ability to enhance "out of the box" workflows helps with risk mitigation immensely without having to allocate so many resources to get it going from ground up.
  • Reporting - bringing together dashboards with key metrics is an absolute must and leveraging output based on needs from executive level presentations to development metrics is a winner for us. And the drill downs are immensely useful for anyone who wants to get the microscopic view of what drives our success on that nth degree.
  • Over all Risk Mitigation: Risk based ALM is very important to us. The ability to integrate our regulatory SOPs into our own client defined formats and procedures gives us the leverage to tie in all that traceability I discussed earlier into palpable digests of risk which our company leaders use to drive vision.
  • Requirements management is an absolute nightmare for most people. Polarion helps us drive requirements on different levels like regualtory, business, user interface, etc. This ties in to all the risk mitigation criteria we so much rely on to make us succeed.
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  • Graphical file history representation
  • Release management of software builds
  • Change set management
  • Hot fix and feature releases
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Cons

  • More robust engine as far as the actual took is concerned. There are navigation components in trace to reporting which we feel can be improved especially when dealing with cross global accessing of the tool. It slows us down a bit so it's backend driven optimization as well as some front end "clunkiness" that can be improved.
  • Improve some filtering capabilities especially in creating custom reports and generally all around the ALM components of the tool.
  • As of the version we have, the ability to enhance replationship types in traceability is limited.
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  • Main trunk is not protected and has no pre-conditions before committing a fix or feature to it.
  • Conducting reviews is not possible. there is no avenue for people to comment on a check in
  • When working with multiple snadboxes, the client seems to freeze up and needs to be started.
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Likelihood to Renew

Polarion ALM9.0
Based on 1 answer
There is too much at stake to go into a new system. But with everything else being promised as far as newer more innovative products, the justification to not renew is a huge risk so that is not a concern
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PTC Integrity8.7
Based on 11 answers
It's not really up to me but the MKS Administrator
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Usability

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PTC Integrity8.0
Based on 2 answers
PTC Integrity comparatively could be considered a nice Source code management, Version controlling tool and could be compared with tools like StarTeam. If the integration to move/migrate code could be integrated into this tool, it would become an extremely powerful tool.
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Support

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PTC Integrity9.8
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PTC Integrity administration can be somewhat daunting. They have been able to help with every question that I have submitted. Their support website is very easy to understand and submit questions and their phone support is wonderful
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Implementation

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PTC Integrity9.0
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I wasn't involved in implementation.
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Alternatives Considered

Polarion is a juggernaut of a tool when it comes to traceability and modelling. And it is far better for task management.
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The single interface that it provides to access all the information about the project, right from requirements to the source code.
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Return on Investment

  • Ability to see and act upon risk components related to requirements to test tracing that would have been missed or overlooked especially during regulatory submission.
  • Always ready reporting for executive management based on trending of product releases before they hit the market.
  • One negative is the resources required to maintain the tool which for most non large organizations would be a huge overhead.
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  • Increased efficiency
  • Customer Service
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Pricing Details

Polarion ALM

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

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