Micro Focus ALM / Quality Center

Micro Focus ALM / Quality Center

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Micro Focus ALM / Quality Center

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What is Micro Focus ALM / Quality Center?

Micro Focus offers the former HPE application lifecycle management and quality assurance suite, Application Lifecycle Management / Quality Center (or ALM/QC).
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What is Micro Focus ALM / Quality Center?

Micro Focus offers the former HPE application lifecycle management and quality assurance suite, Application Lifecycle Management / Quality Center (or ALM/QC).

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Product Details

What is Micro Focus ALM / Quality Center?

Micro Focus ALM/Quality Center is presented as a comprehensive, unified, flexible and extensible application life-cycle management product. It aims to provide teams with visibility across all enterprise projects and the complete application life-cycle. It establishes consistent, repeatable processes for managing requirements, tests, and business components, in order to effectively increase speed, improve quality and reduce cost.

Micro Focus ALM / Quality Center Features

  • Supported: Application lifecycle management
  • Supported: Release and cycle management, with KPI and Scorecard
  • Supported: Requirements management (Business Process Models, Baselining, and Version Control)
  • Supported: Risk-based test planning and management
  • Supported: E-Signature solution
  • Supported: Application Lifecycle Intelligence
  • Supported: Automatic execution and result collection of UFT tests (UFT One, UFT Mobile and UFT Developer) and BPT tests
  • Supported: Automatic execution and result collection of other automated tests such as Selenium, through the Micro Focus Application Automation Tools (a Jenkins plugin)
  • Supported: Micro Focus Sprinter-integrated manual testing
  • Supported: WebRunner—Web-based client with manual and automated test execution, defect management and dashboard view capabilities
  • Supported: Client Launcher—Full-function Windows desktop client, installable without administrator privilege
  • Supported: Business Process Testing
  • Supported: Quality of Things—Offline/online test execution client on mobile devices
  • Supported: Quality Analytics (Reports and dashboards, cross-project reporting
  • Supported: Defect management
  • Supported: LDAP user authentication and SAML-based single sign-on (SSO)
  • Supported: AutoPass License Server (APLS) integration
  • Supported: Archiving wizard able to archive large amount of data for single or multiple projects
  • Supported: Team collaboration using Microsoft Skype for Business

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Micro Focus ALM / Quality Center Technical Details

Deployment TypesOn-premise, Software as a Service (SaaS), Cloud, or Web-Based
Operating SystemsWindows, Linux, Mac
Mobile ApplicationNo

Frequently Asked Questions

Micro Focus offers the former HPE application lifecycle management and quality assurance suite, Application Lifecycle Management / Quality Center (or ALM/QC).

Jira Software, Bitbucket, and IBM Rational ALM are common alternatives for Micro Focus ALM / Quality Center.

Reviewers rate Support Rating highest, with a score of 7.4.

The most common users of Micro Focus ALM / Quality Center are from Enterprises (1,001+ employees).
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Reviews

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Sudheer Thokala | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Negative impact on the first year of adoption where it eats most of revenue for licensing , migration, trainings, adoption, process definitions.
  • Positive impact from second year where your will have good ROI
  • we have migrated from other tool with $500k saved after 2 years
Score 4 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • ALM/QC has allowed for quick, traceable turnaround on relatively simple tasks
  • ALM/QC allows us to achieve our business objective of always being able to refer to a documented ticket for work being done.
  • ALM/QC navigation is not the easiest, so this aspect of the product has caused great frustration among new users.
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • We have much better visibility into the progress of our monthly releases and can get ahead of risks so we can launch releases on time whether its by applying more resources or scaling back a release.
  • It helps us stay on the same page and document our work within items.
  • Our centralized team that manages quality control testing helps us manage release processes since all of their work is within HP Quality Center.
November 06, 2018

QA Quality

Dishank Vishnoi | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • 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.
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Quality Center has greatly helped and done its own job in evaluating and reporting defects. It has helped in tracking some of the oldest issues logged and continued to keep track of them. This is an excellent feature and has great database capabilities. This has helped us reduce defects and spend any invaluable efforts in duplicate work.
  • It has had a negative impact when it comes to logging defects in quantity. It does not have a mechanism to save defect templates. This takes a lot of time of testers and they tend to lose focus. It sometimes gets frustrating and the team tends to sit on defects and log them at the end of the day. This may cause them to forget some of the issues.
  • Quality center does a great job for automation tests. It can be used in integration with QTP and SEE Test to run the tests.
Sourav Singla ,Safe Agilist, CSP,  ICP-ACC, CSM, CSPO, SSM, LSSG | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • We are able to maintain trace-ability effectively using this tool which helps us in improving quality while keeping low the cost of quality. Requirements, Test Plan and Test Lab are most used modules by our teams.
  • We are able to maintain our test suites very well which is mix of manual + automation.
  • Since automated scripts are created in HP UFT , it lead to easy maintenance of automated scripts, suites & test results.
  • With its integration with Jenkins , helping us in achieving Continuous integration which ultimately helps us in reducing time to market.
  • Since most of the team members are novice, extensive documentation and tutorials of HP ALM helps in reducing the learning curve. Team members were able to learn this tool while working & no separate training was provided.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Positive impact on testing cycle as it pops up and tracks current status of defects management
  • You go from creating your test cycles, test campaigns, specifying your business requirements, to creating test scenarios. Optional tools like HP Sprinter can be used to record your test scenarios, and the script will be helpful for the persons in charge the testing.
  • Integration with SAP: from solution manager solution documentation to SAP ECC, there are many connectors out there that can be used to transfer data from and to HP ALM.
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Positive impact as it keeps projects organized.
  • Negative - it sometimes becomes an overhead if we are tracking smaller projects and changes.
  • Customized reports are an integral part of an organization. We cant expect that QC is used at every level in an organization. It needs to have a reporting for users who cant access QC in an organization in a web format so that anyone can access in real-time.
  • Add an option to copy/clone defects or store defect templates to prevent duplicate efforts.
Sourav Halder | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Enables and compels users to use this tool for all kind of QA activities, thus providing a global mechanism for Testing.
  • 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.
November 30, 2017

HP ALM

Midhun Prabha | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Positives are the ability to manage the test cases and defects and pulling custom reports for both.
  • Negatives are having to take a considerable amount of time coming up with custom reports.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Positive impact - have been always been able to track the defect SLAs and resolve them in a timely fashion and have the business objectives met on time.
  • Negative impact - it could have development tasks added to meet the SLAs on the development and other project deadlines.
  • Negative impact - it does not flexibly encourage various methods of software development - like agile and waterfall and hybrid.
Derek Wallis | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • It has made the whole QA process more professional and robust - long gone are the days of using spreadsheets to record and track progress.
  • It is expensive and the different licence types need to be investigated fully to understand the best option.
  • The different modules and add-ons allow it to be configured to suit the end user needs.
Tina M. Musso | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • By developing a single template for use across all divisions, common training, ease of reporting, and consistent use is gained by the enterprise. This meets many requirements imposed by regulators as well as reducing costs for support, integration and training.
  • With consistency, we are able to develop regression tests and automate them efficiently. Having a regression suite ensures that code deployment does not break existing code. Once new capabilities are introduced into production, these functional tests can be added to the regression suite and automated for future use.
  • As the environment grows, the need to support multiple testing applications is reduced. ALM is scalable. As the number of projects and users increases, adding additional database or application servers is easily managed.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • HP ALM had surpass the numbers we originally foretasted when we brought the solution in-house. We managed and delivered numerous applications using this platform that included hundreds of releases, thousands of test cases and execution and thousands of bugs.
  • HP ALM has helped us in keep compliance with many regulations our organization has to comply with in a life science industry
  • HP ALM has fasten the releases and time to market the new applications. Its a key tool in our arsenal and our methodology and used globally. It provided the governance needed to reach next level.
Score 6 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • We have faster delivery of products with high quality and significantly less labor costs.
  • Improved operational efficiency by measuring and reporting key performance indicators (KPIs).
  • Best practices can be shared across multiple divisions and lines of businesses. This provides a good start for new projects and prevents reinventing the wheel all the time.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Facilitates the project team members to easily do the handling and tracking of all test activities in a unified system, so no more spreadsheets or out of time status. All is tracked in real-time when testers keep executing and logging test results and defects in ALM.
  • For large enterprises where multiple implementation or enhancement projects will take place during the upcoming years, HP ALM is a great investment. The licensing price might be high but it will save a lot of time and headaches for project managers when dealing with testing phases and defect tracking.
  • For smaller companies where not many projects will be planned during the coming years it might not be the best investment. The licensing is not cheap and if they are planning to use it for a few projects, the investment will not pay for itself. So it's better find some other solutions or even a good set of organized spreadsheets or MS SharePoint folders to track testing.
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