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Well Suited: 1.Organizations operating in regulated industries such as aerospace, automotive, or healthcare benefit from Polarion ALM's strong emphasis on traceability and compliance. The tool's ability to maintain a clear audit trail and facilitate adherence to regulatory standards makes it well-suited for projects where compliance is critical Less appropriate: 2.For small projects with straightforward requirements and minimal testing needs, Polarion ALM might be seen as overly complex. The tool's rich feature set may be more than what is necessary for less intricate projects, making it less appropriate for smaller teams with simpler workflows
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PTC Integrity is an excellent source code management and version control tool, and I would suggest anyone to use it for that purpose. We can even define our workflows using individual forms for implementing Change Management, Defect Management and Access management requests. If properly used, this tool is great for managing our code for very long periods, considering my 4-5 years of usage. Though the UI could be better, and integration with some application servers could be better implemented, this tool is a good tool.
Read full review 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. Read full review Helps to advance carefully through complicated and delicate process hives. Improve thereby our time-to-market knowledge transfers along our portfolio. Enhances the performances of single step in processes as well as the processes. Allows for unprecedented overview in broads and in depths. Read full review Cons Depending on complexity of application, it can be difficult to learn Object oriented way of organizing information might be difficult due to high abstraction level Massive configuration possibilities give also great responsibility and need clear focus on business benefits to prevent going too much tool centric Read full review It can be overwhelming with the number of tabs, functions and ways to achieve the same result. The average user may struggle with learning the tool. The text editing in Integrity is weak and does not provide many options. Because of this, many user decide to use MS word instead, to document requirements. Read full review Likelihood to Renew
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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I do not make decisions on what tool my company uses. I am just the user of the tool and such decisions are not handled by me. If I were to make such decisions, I would definitely renew MKS, considering the amount of data we have stored in MKS and the current number of users who are familiar with the system
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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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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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I wasn't involved in implementation.
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Polarion ALM has the best usability, extensibility and reactiv product management. The support is also very good compared to other companies. Or in other words it is closer to the customer. Codebeamer is for sure also a good ALM tool with a great feature set, but existing customers are often neglected. We will see, what PTC as the new owner of codebeamer will change at this point.
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I think the reason that PTC Integrity was initially chosen is that it was the best product available in the mix at the time. This coupled with the PTC deal on multiple products was a no brainer based on the size and scope of potential users.
Read full review Return on Investment The traceability features in Polarion ALM help identify and address issues early in the development cycle Polarion ALM provides real-time dashboards and reporting, offering stakeholders visibility into project status, progress, and quality metrics. The initial implementation of Polarion ALM may require time and effort. Some organizations may face challenges in adapting to the tool, and there might be a learning curve for users, especially those new to ALM solutions. Read full review MKS Integrity has proved to be particularly useful in the software development process by increasing employee effieciency MKS integrity has also made software development a very efficient process and makes feature releases and bug fixing a lot easier In addition to the above, our organization has been able to support manufacturing easily by reverting to a previous software version in case of an emergency. It has also led to faster time to market for new products. Read full review ScreenShots