codeBeamer ALM Features

codeBeamer ALM

Integrated application lifecycle management (ALM) platform

4.21/5 (29 reviews)

codeBeamer ALM Feature Summary

  • Deliverables management
  • Iteration planning
  • Functional modeling
  • Requirements validation
  • Working time management
  • Backlog management
  • Requirements definition
  • Item review
  • Baselining/baseline comparison
  • Test coverage analysis
  • Requirements-based test case generation
  • Requirements library management
  • Requirements branching, comparison, merging
  • Test case review
  • Test configurations
  • Test execution
  • Test case library management
  • Reporting & analytics
  • Audit trail
  • Change impact analysis
  • ISO/IEC/FDA compliance for safety-critical development
  • Custom workflows
  • Change & configuration management
  • Customizable reports
  • Task & effort estimation
  • Gantt chart
  • Issue management
  • MS Word, Excel roundtrip & other integrations
  • Agile Kanban & planning boards
  • Requirements management
  • Advanced workflow engine to support custom processes
  • QA & test management
  • Agile burndown & velocity charts
  • Custom fields
  • Custom dashboards
  • Electronic signature
  • Resource statistics
  • Project baselines
  • Comments for requirements
  • Advanced queries, filtering, visualization

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codeBeamer ALM Feature Reviews

25 reviewers had the following to say about codeBeamer ALM's features:

Anonymous
(Automotive company, 201-500 employees)

Great tool

2019-05-14

Pros

- Easy to use - Great UI and easy to learn - Rest API

Cons

- User Management with rights and roles. - Import Export of ReqIf files.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Romesch Düe

The codeBeamer is a great ALM tool, which difficulty lies in the first steps, a proper project setup

2018-03-23

Pros

It includes all necessary parts for complex development project; therefore you can avoid a tool break between a classic requirement management tool such as DOORS and a test management tool.

Cons

The user interface itself is easy to handle, but the working process behind the UI is not self explained. Dashboards, Reports and Trackers are loaded every time they are opened.

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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Computer Software company, 501-1000 employees)

I use it to document generation and life-cycle management(documents>review>release).

2018-05-01

Can used to work on a real -time project even a free trial

Pros

Simple core design Easily generate documents based on trackers Integration with wiki and managing bugs

Cons

UI needs some improvement(performance) Does not support inline documents for live docs Ajax unable to handle large datasets

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Christian Winkler

Very good ALM tool with best features of many other tools.

2017-05-05

Pros

* adaptability * large scale of functionality (from requirements to implementation, to testing, releasemanagement and Support) * very good documentation about codebeamer * webinars from intlant * full-text search

Cons

* too many posibilities for filtering or reporting of issues with too different features (the one you use allways needs a feature of another search functionality) * too less posibilities for dashboards (maybe changes with 8.1) * project management (ok its not the focus of this tool, but it would be nice)

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Matthias Stoehr

Great ALM solution for managing large number of projects

2017-05-02

Pros

Good agile development features including Kanban board and Scrum process artefacts Easy management of integrated SCM repositories (Git, SVN) Good handling of project templates to specify and provide organisation specific development process templates REST API for a flexible integration of CodeBeamer with other tools Improved dashboard functionalities for project and user dashboards

Cons

It would be great to get more out-of-the-box integrations with other popular parts of a development toolchain like: Slack, IntelliJ

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Wolfgang Gerl

lots of possibilities need to be configured first, which is almost not feasible for a new user

2018-03-22

Pros

a: CodeBeamer is browser based, that is very convinient b: a GUI or WYSIWYG is available for almost every function

Cons

a: unfortunately there is no german speaking customer support I can explain my problems b: dashboards, reports and trackers are loaded every time after opening - this lasts very long for elements with big data

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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

5/10
Source: Capterra
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Nikolaus Kocher

Using of codeBeamer ALM

2019-03-14

Also we are working for medical products and with codeBeamer it is very simple to change the workflows from automotive projects to medical projects.

Pros

The easy way to create a traceability from the requirements to the tests.

Cons

The user management is not so easy to handle with

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Slawomir Bakaus

Useful tool with week spots

2020-03-04

Pros

Good for requirement management. Integration with OFFICE, DOORS and JIRA helps a lot.

Cons

User interface far from good - partially confusing, partially just ugly.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
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Zoran Tomaskovic

codeBeamer keeps one's promise other ALM's don't even dare to give

2018-12-06

Actually the tool supports you in collaboration and structured workflow.

Pros

Either the tools didn't cover (understand) the ALM universe, or the tools were glued together resulting in diminished functionality or even failure.

Cons

Implementation is done with a third party tool (Froala) and codeBeamer is bound to its limitations and drawbacks.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Robert Jurjevic

codeBeamer ALM a powerful tool

2019-10-30

Basically, unites the whole process of software development, from conception of the idea to realization, to QA, to release, to bug fixing, etc.

Pros

codeBeamer ALM is extremely customisable; it covers all aspects of ALM; requirements, software architecture, computer programming, software testing, software maintenance, changes, continuous integration, project management, and release management; allows multiple teams, geographically dislocated, to seemingly work on the same project; tracks every single activity in the process; has a good potential for writing good Wiki pages; has placeholder for technical documentation; practically every tracker type item has comments, attachment, description, etc.; well established links between trackers, downstream references; customisable automation, say you can generate downstream task when system requirements change to a state; completely configurable state diagrams, etc.; excellent testing framework, test cases, test sets, test runs, etc.

Cons

.; there is a danger of overcomplicating, but that is the price of very flexible customisation; if you design your process well, you should be OK, etc.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Nikolaus Kocher

codeBeamer is very good to use it for handling/tracking requirments and to create specifications.

2018-03-14

Pros

Tracking the requirements Tracability between requirements Create and use the libraries Baslining of the specifications Ajust the workflows of each Tracker/department Release management SW-test reuse Change management for the requirements/test

Cons

There are tree ways to create the authorization/user-management and this is sometimes difficult because of the roles for each project.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Alan Schachtely

We invested significant effort to configure codeBeamer and realized significant benefit in return!

2017-08-01

Pros

Over a 6 month window we rolled out codeBeamer capabilities for: 1) Requirements Management 2) Risk Management 3) Architecture and Design Management 4) Test Management 5) Defect Management 6) Scrum Team Rituals (Sprints, Stories, Tasks, ...)

Cons

It can be challenging to debug why a user is unable to execute a task given the intersection of 1) license constraints 2) project permissions 3) tracker permissions 4) field permissions

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Research company, 501-1000 employees)

Powerful and Extendible, but needs configuration

2018-12-03

We're using codebeamer to support the requirement management, risk management, and software development processes for medical device development.

Pros

Codebeamer is very powerful, because it's very flexible.

Cons

Also, automation across trackers (say, tasks in user stories) can be tricky/not satisfactory.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Eugen Chml

Easy to Use and customizeable Tool

2018-11-30

Pros

- Ease of Use - Service and Support available - Customizeable Tool - Variety of Functionalities - Reporting possible - Versioning System and Audit Trail

Cons

- Not possible to adapt Codebeamer to some special company's processes - Few Useability Bugs

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Paul Fabian

Very powerful, a bit complicated

2017-05-31

Pros

I like this for our requirements management that mates with test cases for a full requirements to test result traceability.

Cons

At times the interface seems a bit "clunky" and not as intuitive as desired.

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
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Norbert Heiland

Very powerful tool, very stable, not so easy to use for non-IT persons

2018-03-16

Complete documentation of all artefacts along the software development process, flexible workflows, full traceability, all stakeholders in the process working in the same integrated environment

Pros

very powerful, with a multitude of functionality, not only to tracker the artefacts along the software development process, but also to collect all other types of documents, manage teams, great reporting, basically any object can be described and traced in this tool.

Cons

In some parts the usability is difficult, especially for non-IT people, who are coming from a document-oriented way of working.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Stephan Leutenmayr

Promising ALM solution with many interesting details

2017-05-09

Pros

Comprehensive functionality across the whole lifecycle, modern graphical user interface and ease of use

Cons

Currently we are in the phase of evaluating the codebeamer Software, and there one concern is the scalability of The tool

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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Source: Capterra
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Timothy Kemp

Smooth install with Validation.

2017-08-05

Control and documentation of our development process

Pros

For each item, you can vary the content, the workflow and the access by status, user and role to the content.

Cons

The various licenses control a bewildering number of grants and denials of capabilities.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Lukas Kiefer

Well working Application Lifecycle Management Tool

2019-04-12

Pros

+ Everything in one tool + interfaces to other tools + flexibility to adopt to own needs

Cons

user experience. one example is 3 different spots for "Save" buttons.

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Oscar Wall

I have worked with other tools and codeBeamer has proved better than all of them.

2018-03-14

Pros

Efficiency and traceability throughout the requirements and test management. Inclusion of tools like Jira and the bridge with DOORS gives much added value.

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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Source: Capterra
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Ovidiu Suciu

Allows our entire team to always be on the same page.

2018-04-06

Pros

Kanban view for a better work management. Nice customisations potential and customer orientation development step by step.

Cons

Lack of specific examples in webinars. Lack of traceability between low-level requirements and source code.

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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Source: Capterra
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Manuel Manhart

Good for the whole software development lifecycle with documentation

2020-10-08

Overall I liked the product very much and it did grow very good in regards to modern UI over the time I used it.

Pros

Highliy flexible and customizable. You can define your own processes and lifecycles and have a huge Roles & Permissions system where you can configure anything you can think of (even better than in Jira). Also you can document everything in the integrated

Cons

At least back in 2006-2012 (when I used it) the prices were made for bigger companies only (100+ employees) as the cheapest price was still very high.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Daniel Falter

The codeBeamer platform is incredibly flexible and allows endless user customization to build the AL

2018-03-14

Pros

I do especially like the one stop solution that enables me to get applications checked from testing till release.

Cons

The look of the charts / reporting functionality is not perfectly fitting the needs of our company.

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Christine Wolford

Codebeamer offers a creative and thorough environment for us to creat and manage projects and tasks.

2017-06-09

The ability to collaborate with my team and others, working towards the completion of tasks and projects of all sizes.

Pros

The ability to sort by type of item (and task) allows our team to save time and increase productivity.

Cons

I think it works great - as designed.

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Dominic Thomae

Good usedfull tool to manage a complete product development.

2018-03-14

Pros

Due to the huge amount of options it is easy to customize the software for your needs.

Cons

Sometimes it is not easy to find all options in the software.

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
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