78 Ratings
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Score 7.8 out of 100
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Score 7.7 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Rally Software (formerly CA Agile Central)

If your organisation is planning to adopt Scaled Agile Framework Methodology (SAFe) without being worried about cost, CA Agile Central is one of the best tools. Here, you can look at various release trains and how that then flows up to the overall program budget. You can look holistically across all the release trains with minimal effort and have it flow up to the program office’s budget. It also helps by easily maintaining backlogs and integrating more seamlessly into software developers releases, iterations, and features. It has no conformance issue as it supports almost all the browsers like IE from version 8.0, Firefox from 3.6 and the newest versions of Chrome (from 6.0) and Safari (from 4.0).
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

Rally Software (formerly CA Agile Central)
SpiraTest
7.6
Centralized test management
Rally Software (formerly CA Agile Central)
SpiraTest
7.8
Manage test hosts and schedules
Rally Software (formerly CA Agile Central)
SpiraTest
7.8
Map tests to user stories
Rally Software (formerly CA Agile Central)
SpiraTest
9.1
Test execution reporting
Rally Software (formerly CA Agile Central)
SpiraTest
5.8
Defect management
Rally Software (formerly CA Agile Central)
SpiraTest
7.8

Pros

Rally Software (formerly CA Agile Central)

  • The ability to tailor the tool for each product. For example some simpler projects can be managed with simple user stories, a Kanban process and board. Large projects are managed with iterations, releases, tasks and burn down charts.
  • Create a home dashboard and customize it to show user stories and tasks assigned to you and a personal burn down chart.
  • A portfolio management capability where you can link and view the entire hierarchy from theme to initiative to feature to user story(s) and finally to tasks.
Joseph Ruffolo | 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

Rally Software (formerly CA Agile Central)

  • the service was intermittently down, sometimes for several hours.
  • Rally is a very large powerful tool, and that also is the reason why it can't be a good fit for small teams who want simpler interfaces and way less features.
  • loading pages is slow, add to that if you (like me) keep it open all day after signing in, the systems logs you out automatically.
  • pening multiple windows (on separate tabs) has some problematic issues esp. when your sessions expires, and you will need to sign in to all other tabs one by one. Also if you attempt to sign in again on one tab, all the other tabs redirect to the same page of the first tab you signed in.
  • a steep learning curve for agile beginners/novice team member - leaving those members to use the tool without any training makes it almost impossible for them to know what they must do to get by their daily tasks
  • not enough free documentation online
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

Likelihood to Renew

Rally Software (formerly CA Agile Central)

Rally Software (formerly CA Agile Central) 9.0
Based on 4 answers
  • To keep connecting my people, platform, and process for faster, smarter, better results.
  • Making the right contribution to the community. Use Agile and Lean processes to manage the work of your team.
  • Once you have tasted the positive result with Rally Software, you don't want to give up and come back to the old school of development pain any more.
Henry PAN | TrustRadius Reviewer

SpiraTest

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

Rally Software (formerly CA Agile Central)

Rally Software (formerly CA Agile Central) 7.5
Based on 5 answers
Great UI, recent refresh was terrific. Great graphs and metrics, inline editing for updates, and a multitude of views on sprint progress make for a great team collaboration experience. There is also an active community and forums so that if you do need help, it is readily available
Gary Allison | TrustRadius Reviewer

SpiraTest

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Reliability and Availability

Rally Software (formerly CA Agile Central)

Rally Software (formerly CA Agile Central) 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Don’t recall ever being unavailable.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SpiraTest

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Performance

Rally Software (formerly CA Agile Central)

Rally Software (formerly CA Agile Central) 7.0
Based on 1 answer
The screens render relatively quickly but many actions that you would expect to require a single click require multiple clicks and pop-up windows. The extra windows and clicks make the product feel ponderous.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SpiraTest

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support

Rally Software (formerly CA Agile Central)

Rally Software (formerly CA Agile Central) 10.0
Based on 3 answers
Get peace of mind for an entire year with the premiere support. Receive one year of unlimited personal one-on-one online training sessions and software support from Rally experts via online chat, phone or in-store. Answer Desk experts will keep my software performing at its best, eliminate bugs, and get me the answers I need, fast all year long. It connects me with friendly and knowledgeable Answer Techs who know Rally software better than anyone.
Henry PAN | TrustRadius Reviewer

SpiraTest

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Online Training

Rally Software (formerly CA Agile Central)

Rally Software (formerly CA Agile Central) 7.0
Based on 1 answer
It more or less confirmed that we are using it the way they had in mind. We were hoping for a epiphany in terms of how we could use it better.

They also want to be a go to source for agile processes and have an online resource center. It’s not that great but had a couple of nuggets. It hasn’t really helped us too much and we are not too far off from the classical interpretation of agile.

I would recommend training, in particular for organizations that multiple on-going projects. The product seems optimized for larger, more complex teams and getting proper training on how to configure, administer and use the system would be beneficial
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SpiraTest

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation

Rally Software (formerly CA Agile Central)

Rally Software (formerly CA Agile Central) 8.0
Based on 2 answers
Implementation of RALLY services and program satisfaction among various group,... 1) Dev Outcomes: How were our resiliencies, development, learning & practitioners “make them do the work,” but that they ask you to do it “in a way like before.2) The Ops group: Just wish to make sure any change won't break current production envirementsAll the stake holders has to be on the same page
Henry PAN | TrustRadius Reviewer

SpiraTest

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Rally Software (formerly CA Agile Central)

It was a close race between Jama, JIRA and Rally. We decided to go for Jama as a requirements management tool and use Rally for Agile projects. The cost was another factor that made us select Rally.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SpiraTest

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Rally Software (formerly CA Agile Central)

  • It lets our scrum master collect monthly metrics for our team, which we use to adapt our practices to be more efficient
  • It organizes the organization's initiatives nicely, and allows easy conversation based on the epic/feature code
  • It slightly slows down and frustrates the development team I'm on, due to the cons I already mentioned
Anonymous | 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

Screenshots

Rally Software (formerly CA Agile Central)

Pricing Details

Rally Software (formerly CA Agile Central)

General

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

Rally Software (formerly CA Agile Central) 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

Rally Software (formerly CA Agile Central)
7.6
SpiraTest
8.1

Likelihood to Renew

Rally Software (formerly CA Agile Central)
9.0
SpiraTest

Usability

Rally Software (formerly CA Agile Central)
7.5
SpiraTest

Reliability and Availability

Rally Software (formerly CA Agile Central)
10.0
SpiraTest

Performance

Rally Software (formerly CA Agile Central)
7.0
SpiraTest

Support

Rally Software (formerly CA Agile Central)
10.0
SpiraTest

Online Training

Rally Software (formerly CA Agile Central)
7.0
SpiraTest

Implementation

Rally Software (formerly CA Agile Central)
8.0
SpiraTest

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