PTC Windchill RV&S vs. SpiraTest

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
PTC Windchill RV&S
Score 8.2 out of 10
N/A
PTC Windchill RV&S (formerly Integrity Lifecycle Manager of the Integrity suite) is an MBSE (model-based systems engineering) suite. The former Integrity suite contains an Asset Library which supports systems-of-systems approach to design (i.e. linking models into higher-level models that subsume them), a Process Director which is designed to articulate, manage and improve the design process, and a Modeler for visualizing and controlling the product design process. The Integrity suite is…N/A
SpiraTest
Score 8.0 out of 10
Mid-Size Companies (51-1,000 employees)
SpiraTest allows customers to manage their software testing and quality assurance activities. It provides requirements management, test management and bug-tracking functionality with integrated reporting.
$6
Per User per Month
Pricing
PTC Windchill RV&SSpiraTest
Editions & Modules
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1-User
$6
Per User per Month
20-User
$13
Per User per Month
10-User
$17
Per User per Month
5-User
$19
Per User per Month
3-User
$24
Per User per Month
20-User
$89
Lifetime License per Seat
10-User
$99
Lifetime License per Seat
5-User
$119
Lifetime License per Seat
3-User
$133
Lifetime License per Seat
20-User
$6,999
Lifetime License (unlimited seats)
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
PTC Windchill RV&SSpiraTest
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Features
PTC Windchill RV&SSpiraTest
Test Management
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PTC Windchill RV&S
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Ratings
SpiraTest
7.8
8 Ratings
3% below category average
Centralized test management00 Ratings9.08 Ratings
Manage test hosts and schedules00 Ratings7.94 Ratings
Map tests to user stories00 Ratings8.08 Ratings
Test execution reporting00 Ratings5.08 Ratings
Defect management00 Ratings9.08 Ratings
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User Ratings
PTC Windchill RV&SSpiraTest
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(16 ratings)
8.0
(8 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.7
(10 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
8.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Availability
9.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
9.8
(2 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
9.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
PTC Windchill RV&SSpiraTest
Likelihood to Recommend
PTC
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.
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Inflectra Corporation
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.
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Pros
PTC
  • 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.
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Inflectra Corporation
  • 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.
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Cons
PTC
  • 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.
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Inflectra Corporation
  • 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.
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Likelihood to Renew
PTC
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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Inflectra Corporation
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Usability
PTC
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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Inflectra Corporation
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Support Rating
PTC
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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Inflectra Corporation
As promised during product selection, SpiraPlan support has always been quick and helpful. Replies almost always come back in hours (and often in an hour or two). And SpiraPlan's online tech support maintains all support conversations online so no need to look through emails to try to recall repllies.
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Implementation Rating
PTC
I wasn't involved in implementation.
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Inflectra Corporation
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Alternatives Considered
PTC
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.
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Inflectra Corporation
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Return on Investment
PTC
  • 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.
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Inflectra Corporation
  • SpiraTest can be improved in terms of its dashboard and reporting. This will be really helpful for the management as well.
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