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Helix ALM

Flexible, end-to-end application lifecycle management

4.0/5 (20 reviews)
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Helix ALM Feature Summary

  • User level management
  • Conflict tracking
  • Code promotion
  • Test run tracking
  • Test case tracking
  • Knowledge management
  • Test library maintenance
  • Requirements validation
  • Requirements management
  • Collaboration tools
  • Development lifecycle
  • Traceability
  • Connect requirements to bugs and test cases
  • Workflow engine
  • Assignment rules, triggers, transitions, states, events
  • Review management
  • Issue management
  • Categorization
  • Bug management
  • Test case management
  • Real-time dashboards
  • REST API
  • Development risk management

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Helix ALM Feature Reviews

18 reviewers had the following to say about Helix ALM's features:

Shannon Burke

Powerful tool for product development, learning curve is difficult for new users (using 2015.1.2)

2017-09-28

centralized requirement, bug and test tracking with a complete audit trail of edits, as well as "easy" automatically updating trace matrices.

Pros

Captures requirements, bugs and testing all in one place, instant update so people are all using the most up to date version, easy to add new users and licenses, can update fields and text easily to better suit project needs,

Cons

Validation overhead for medical device software tool requirements means we can't easily update (which means we can't update without spending on re-validation) The tool is not particularly user-friendly - I've used it for years and know where almost everything is, but new users, particularly less tech-savvy ones, have an extremely difficult time moving items through the workflow and executing tests in the system.

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Gary Still

I use this for test case development and defect tracking

2017-10-06

Centralizes test cases and defects and makes them easier to manage.

Pros

It has a web interface so the client software does not have to be used.

Cons

Reports are not easily exported to Word for putting test cases into our company's document template.

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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Raimundas Packevicius

I've been using Helix ALM over 5 years. This was a great experience of combined SCM and Helix.

2017-10-03

Pros

Workflow customization, integration with source provider.

Cons

Links could be displayed in more user friendly view.

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Theresa Augustine

I have been using this software for a year and a half, and it is good in its speed and execution.

2017-09-28

Helped to automate the testing process for certain reports

Pros

Its speed and execution and its usage of different features like - sending emails, record and playback, user-defined codes are excellent.

Cons

Most of the time I have to debug the tool than the software against which it is being recorded

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Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
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Thomas Stuhler

Helix ALM allows us to track a project from beginning stages through the upkeep and maintenance

2017-09-28

Pros

Easy to use and customize for specific projects, easy to track specific tasks/issues to requirements and develop test cases

Cons

All features are not available using the web interface making it difficult to perform administrative tasks over the web when access a workstation on the server's network is not available

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Source: Capterra
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Beat Keller

Easy to use and easy to understand

2017-09-29

Easy to use and affordable tool for requirements engineering and testing

Pros

Mostly self describing User Interface for users and the high configurability of items to make it work for a lot of different requirement types.

Cons

Even a lot is configurable, the missing of a possibility to save and distribute a view between users and specific per document reduces the usability enormous.

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Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Ken Kennery

Since buying the product when it was called Test Track Pro it has been a good relationship

2017-10-02

Pros

Ease of use for IT people and Business alike. Anytime we've had a question on how to use it (thru Seapine Software) it was always answered quickly.

Cons

We also use Test Case Management and it works out well for us also.

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Computer Software company, 11-50 employees)

Using every day.

2017-10-10

Pros

Dashboard look great really great and have valuable information.

Cons

Would be better if it's not lag. Some workflow steps could be improved.

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Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Amy Northcutt

Good software, a bit difficult to learn

2017-02-13

I was given no real formal training using TestTrack, but with some assistance from my colleagues, I was able to get up and running fairly quickly.

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Carlos Eduarte

Great test case/requirement management tool

2017-10-02

Pros

I write the test once, and generate the multiple times per feature release or sprint.

Cons

The web interface for the product is not as rich as the thin client.

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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tim lloyd-davies

the product is an example of an old desk top application

2017-10-17

Pros

nothing about this product can be said to be good , it is old , cumbersome and clunky . the product needs to be refactored and replaced

Cons

poor reports - difficult to create can not have different type of issues does not really support scrum approach

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
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Response from Perforce


Thank you for sharing your thoughts, Tim.

We're sorry to hear that your experience hasn't met your expectations. Our support team is always ready to help you and can be reached at support@seapine.com. I'd also like to follow up and learn more details about your experience (and how we can make it better).

Helix ALM receives quarterly updates to both the desktop and web clients. You can use both clients with your license. Our top priority with product updates is to make it easier for you to use.

It's true that you can't have different types of issues in the Helix IM module. But you can differentiate between issues using a field type (e.g. feature request or bug). Helix ALM also lets you use different item types for requirements, requirement documents, test cases, test runs, and issues. Contact support@seapine.com if you have more questions about this.

-Jeni at Perforce Support

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Rimvydas Rindzevicius

function rich software.

2017-10-10

Pros

easy to sort items using catalogs, also it's very flexible software and allow to highly customize according our needs.

Cons

in issue window it's hard to see some details as they are hidden in various tabs. usually we do not notice attached additional files and number of reports.

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Ken Wong

Helix ALM has the necessary core features but needs work in terms of usability

2017-10-06

Through this software, I was able to successfully document software specifications that were linked against test cases, and ultimately used for test runs. This allowed our team to much better understand just how much more work was required to be done and how far along we were in terms of the QA testing.

Pros

It's also has the flexibility to be configured to work with many different kinds of workflows (we know because we've gone through a number of different design processes over the years that we've used this).

Cons

The text editing is the portion of the software that I like the least. Copying and pasting seems to mangle linefeeds, building up a nested list of bullets has inconsistent behavior, and trying to create/edit a table is incredibly awkward. The text editor is still functional, but it's fallen below the minimum expectations for a text editor in this day and age.

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

5/10
Source: Capterra
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Andy Shaffer

Easy to set up and configure

2017-09-28

Central place for our companies backlog.

Pros

Keeps team on track with tasks.

Cons

Client-based application. It would be great if this was converted into a web application.

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Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Judy Loomis

It does Everything, but not always easily!

2017-09-28

It enforces a decent workflow for trouble tickets and testing.

Pros

I like that it ties everything together and if you have things set up correctly, you get great trace-ability. It is VERY powerful, and flexible.

Cons

And it's not always easy to modify your workflow once it's been in use for a while.

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
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Juan Gonzalez

Review for Test Track

2017-02-13

Not very user friendly.

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Source: Capterra
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Alfred Weindl

Using the TestTrac with a smal process

2017-10-04

All our Testcases on one place.

Pros

Easy to fit the processes to our needs.

Cons

This old version is not very nice and not so easy to use as it could be.

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Other

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Elwanda Klucik

End user feedback

2017-02-13

I found TestTrack fairly easy to search, add, and process items within the scope of my work.

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Source: Capterra
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