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OpenText ALM Octane

OpenText ALM Octane
Formerly Micro Focus ALM Octane

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What is OpenText ALM Octane?

OpenText™ ALM Octane, formerly from Micro Focus, includes integrated planning, continuous integration, test management, and release management. With these capabilities, it helps Agile teams and DevOps toolchains to deliver high-quality software with insight, traceability, analytics-focused end-to-end visibility, and continuous quality.

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What is OpenText ALM Octane?

OpenText™ ALM Octane, formerly from Micro Focus, includes integrated planning, continuous integration, test management, and release management. With these capabilities, it helps Agile teams and DevOps toolchains to deliver high-quality software with insight, traceability, analytics-focused end-to…

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What is OpenText ALM Octane?

OpenText™ ALM Octane, formerly from Micro Focus, includes integrated planning, continuous integration, test management, and release management. With these capabilities, it helps Agile teams and DevOps toolchains to deliver high-quality software with insight, traceability, analytics-focused end-to-end visibility, and continuous quality.

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Users have found the product to be extremely useful for project management purposes. It allows them to easily track tasks, deadlines, and overall project progress. Several customers have praised the product's collaboration features, which enable teams to work together seamlessly on projects and share files effortlessly. Reviewers have specifically noted that the product is highly effective for customer relationship management, as it helps them keep track of important interactions, communications, and sales leads. Additionally, users have found the product to be a valuable tool for data analysis. The software provides robust tools to organize and visualize data, enabling better decision-making processes. Another standout feature of the product is its integration capabilities; customers appreciate being able to connect with other software and streamline their workflows. The product has also received positive reviews for document management due to its version control and document sharing features. Users find it reliable and valuable for team communication, with real-time messaging and video conferencing options available. Customers have praised the reporting capabilities of the product as well, allowing them to generate customized reports and gain deeper insights into their business performance. The product has also been noted by reviewers as being efficient for time tracking, providing users with the ability to monitor and analyze their team's productivity effectively. Lastly, users have found the product beneficial for expense management purposes; it allows them to easily track and categorize expenses, improving overall financial control.

Well-Designed User Interface: Several users have praised the product's well-designed and intuitive user interface. They have found it easy to navigate and perform tasks quickly, enhancing their overall user experience.

Responsive Customer Support: Many reviewers appreciate the helpfulness of the customer support team. They have found the support team to be responsive and knowledgeable, allowing them to resolve any issues or questions in a timely manner. This positive experience with customer support has added value to their overall satisfaction with the product.

Intuitive Task Performance: A significant number of users have mentioned that they find it easy to perform tasks on the product. The intuitive nature of the interface allows them to quickly complete their desired actions without any confusion or complications.

Confusing User Interface: Several users have expressed frustration with the confusing user interface of the product, making it difficult for them to efficiently perform tasks. They have found it challenging to navigate through the system and locate specific features or functions, hampering their overall workflow.

Unhelpful Customer Support: A number of reviewers have mentioned that they were dissatisfied with the level of support provided by the customer support team. They felt that their issues were not adequately addressed or resolved in a timely manner, leading to frustration and a sense of unresponsiveness from the company's support staff.

Hindrance to Workflow: The complex user interface and lack of helpful customer support collectively hindered users' workflow and made it harder for them to effectively utilize the product. These negative points highlight how these issues negatively impacted users' experience and productivity while using the product.

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Dr Gardiner Jones | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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Verified User
Incentivized
Micro Focus ALM Octane is currently used by the firm, to which I am under contract, for the Quality Assurance team. In that role, it is used by developers both on- and off-shore and Quality Assurance analysts for project management and rapid turn-around for their regular releases of in-house software used in kidney dialysis clinics around the world. They use Agile with scrum masters in the development phase and with test cases for QA analysts.
  • It integrates very well with Micro Focus ALM.
  • It integrates with Elastic Search -- a bit difficult to achieve, but it does it.
  • The integration to Synchronizer is very difficult to implement.
  • The integration to Jira was very hard to get working.
If someone is already using ALM Octane, then it is worth the pain to go through the upgrade process to get the current versions. If you need it to tie into Jira, it can do that. Just be prepared for a rough road. If you have some other product that you use for DevOps, PM, and QA, you will probably be better off sticking with what you have. DaVita also uses TFS, but not in a full implementation (i.e. not with a build server for code deployment), so for them, ALM makes a lot of sense. If you are using TFS with a build server, there are other methodologies that won't end up making you want to pull your hair out trying to make it integrate with what you are using.
  • Our Performance Measurement team uses ALM all the time for test performance measurement in conjunction with HP Performance Center. We could not have such a robust performance capability without ALM.
  • Not being on the management side of it (I am a technical resource for support), I do not have solid information on ROI.
Micro Focus ALM Octane use at DaVita goes back beyond my starting with them three years ago. They have used it as part of DevOps as well as for performance measurement of software releases in combo with HP Performance Center (a great combination). Jira is well suited to managing bug reports and development processes with Agile and Scrum, but ALM Octane goes above and beyond that.
The consultant who came to our premises to assist with the upgrade of ALM and then later of ALM Octane with ElasticSearch and Synchronizer to Jira was outstanding. He was professional, very knowledgeable, and when additional support directly from Microfocus was needed he had no trouble contacting them and getting the necessary support. Since the implementation and upgrades, we have had ZERO issues getting someone at Micro Focus to engage us and resolve issues whenever they pop up. They are knowledgeable, personable and extremely helpful.
After the initial implementation, DaVita used ALM Octane with ALM, ElasticSearch, and Synchronizer to Jira. During the link-up to Jira, we had numerous issues with field mappings. We had absolutely no problem getting someone on the horn to help us on a moment's notice when those issues arose. We also receive stellar support when the licensing for the product was about to expire because it had been implemented with trial licenses good for (I think) 30 or 60 days. Micro Focus immediately worked with us to get our replacement licenses in hand and configured in the software.
pritam dixit | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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It's an excellent tool for tracking the life cycle of an application. We can integrate it with DevOps tools as well to do continuous testing to ensure the quality of builds. It has a very easy to use and friendly interface.
  • Bug-logging and keeping track of the bug status.
  • Integration with DevOps to do continuous testing.
  • Keeping coordination between development and testing teams.
  • Hoping for them to add some widgets that'll make it a bit easier to use.
  • Enhancement in the REST API is required.
For big applications and projects where different teams work in a different location, it is very helpful for them to keep all the processes in one place and makes it easy to keep track of all team member's processes.
  • It's had a very positive impact.
  • Very good customer support as well when required.
Customer support is very good takes minimal time to resolve the issue and always takes feedback seriously to improve the application.
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