ALM/Quality Center Features

ALM/Quality Center

Defect tracking tool for application lifecycle management

4.31/5 (13 reviews)

ALM/Quality Center Feature Summary

  • Baselining
  • Defect Management
  • Model-Based Testing
  • Parameterized Testing
  • Requirements-Based Testing
  • Risk Management
  • Test Script Reviews

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Activity Dashboard
Ad hoc Analysis
Ad hoc Reporting
Administrative Reporting
Analytics
Applications Management
Business Analysis
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Collaborative Review
Compliance Management
Customizable Reporting
Defect Tracking
Document Review
Electronic Signature Capture
Exception Reporting
HIPAA Compliance
Historical Analysis
Lifecycle Management
Mobile Integration
Mobile Signature Capture
Performance Reports
Performance Testing
Pipeline Reports
Predictive Analytics
Progress Reports
Quality Assurance
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Real Time Reporting
Reporting & Statistics
Requirements Management
Requirements Review
Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance
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Version Control
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ALM/Quality Center Feature Reviews

12 reviewers had the following to say about ALM/Quality Center's features:

Saranya Neelakantan

Defect tracking tool ALM

2020-01-23

Time saving while creating test report.

Pros

Defect tracking, test case execution status, requirement mapping all can been seen at one place. 2 Fast retrieval of data 3 Helps in daily defect management call. 4 Requirement matrix can be done easily. 5 Macros can be used.

Cons

1. Moving from AlM to excel option needs more improvement.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Nitin Singare

Test Management tool ALM

2020-02-16

I love this tool for test Management and highly recommend to other if you can manage the cost.

Pros

Web based tool 8. API available for automation

Cons

Except automation API

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Micro Focus


Thanks for the review & high rating. It provided helpful insights. You had cons I'd like to address
#1: If by access level you mean admin permissions, the ALM Client Launcher solved this: https://marketplace.microfocus.com/appdelivery/content/alm-client-launcher
#2: The Jenkins plugin enables you to run most types of tests, inc. Selenium & results are reflected in ALM: https://plugins.jenkins.io/hp-application-automation-tools-plugin/
#3: This is known & we'll address soon
#4: Depends on what you want to achieve. Our product has rich ALM functionality built in & high scalability, plus several editions to fit usage needs
#5: Contact customer support with this & provide details
#6: With Connect you can do so without using API. It includes a connector between Excel & ALM that allows you to map fields between the two: https://marketplace.microfocus.com/appdelivery/content/micro-focus-connect-core & https://marketplace.microfocus.com/appdelivery/content/micro-focus-connect-connectors

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Senthilkumar Neelamegam Janarthanan

Best software life cycle management tool, worth to use

2019-12-27

We designed and create folder structures in ALM modules and customized different workflow models to accommodate the business process, automation and performance testing.

Pros

Below are salient features that makes life easy for any software professional -Traceability matrix, end to end traceability, integration with other market tools like JIRA, REST API to develop excel macro utilities, UFT integration, cross project customization, defect management process, Business excel addin to load the entities, risk based planning and execution, Corporate LDAP user management based on single sign on options, business process testing, Auto-pass license server configuration

Cons

Pointing a one feature that still not comfortable is version management - check out / check in entity.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Micro Focus


Hi Senthilkumar,

I reached out to Ying Lei, the product marketing manager for Micro Focus ALM. She wrote, in response: Thank you for taking the time to write a valuable review of our product, where you pointed out its many strengths. Your review indicates that your organization has upgraded to the latest version. I am glad to know that and appreciate your feedback. It not only lets us know how you feel about using the product, but also provides good information for organizations who are evaluating ALM tools. Thank you also for your feedback on the versioning feature. We will include it in future release planning.

Best regards
David Shephard
Program Manager, Customer Engagement at Micro Focus

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Ana Nunez

Good tool to have a centralized place for your application lifecycle

2020-01-07

I find it a tool that is very useful and powerful when properly set up but is not as user-friendly as other similar tools out there.

Pros

ALM has a lot of features that allow teams to build better software, it has a lot of different options for reports: Dashboards, Excell reports, Word Reports, Graphs, KPI Analysis, Progress Status, etc.

Cons

The customer support when dealing with technical issues takes time to reply and it takes a long time to get issues fixed.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Insurance company, 10001+ employees)

Effective test management tool

2020-09-10

It is robust and feature rich; providing many configuration options.

Pros

It allows for efficient and effective test script, execution and defect management; all within one tool.

Cons

Like most things, it requires knowledge of the tool in advance and planning to properly configure it for its most effective use.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Mingmo Lee

A great tool to use for reporting QA metrics to the business.

2018-07-19

Reporting metrics, organized structure, testing tool.

Pros

This software makes it easy to create a test set in an organized tree structure.

Cons

I really dislike how it is only supported on internet explorer. It would be nice if it were supported on other platforms that is least buggy.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Mallikarjuna Dasineni

Review on ALM quality center

2020-09-12

It’s playing very vital role in software life cycle

Pros

Application life cycle management is very leading tool in software deployment program as its playing a vital role in capture the metrics on each and every story and make a track in Testing process and we can capture bug in development and assigned to respective peers

Cons

It’s easy traceable to development process and identify the issues and trace them through ALM

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

2/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Micro Focus


Hello Mallikarjuna.

We appreciate your product review as it relates to Micro Focus ALM/Quality Center, thanks for taking the time. Also, thanks for pointing out that ALM/QC plays a vital role in your software development lifecycle. Your pros, including your cons as you described them in your review, both look pretty positive. When you get a chance, could you please help us understand why you gave us a 2/10 for "Likelihood to Recommend?" Our goal is to assure the highest quality products and solutions for our customers. Thanks again!

Best regards,
Ying Lei

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Menaka Damodaran

Good project management tool

2020-07-21

ALM Quality center was the first project management tool I ever used and was pretty impressed at first.

Pros

Defect tracking was much efficient too.

Cons

I have faced some frequent outage and application was slow sometimes when there was too much load. Also, licensing issues and cost

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Micro Focus


Posted on behalf of Ying Lei, Product Marketing Manager for ALM/Quality Center: "Thanks for choosing ALM/Quality Center as your first project management tool, and for writing this review. You mentioned outage and performance issues encountered. I suggest you report this to customer support: https://www.microfocus.com/en-us/support/Quality%20Center%20Enterprise%20(QC)%20On%20Premises, so that they can help analyze what might be the cause. You may also do an analysis by yourself using the online ALM Adivsior tool at https://almadvisor.saas.microfocus.com/. I hope these issues will be solved soon and you will enjoy more with the product."

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Ganesh Sukumaran

Efficient project management tool

2020-08-12

I like that I can upload my test cases in excel to Quality center so I could upload my previous files and I can access all my test cases, requirements and defects in one place.

Pros

Access management for various types of user is possible.

Cons

It’s high cost and no support to major automation tool like selenium

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

5/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Micro Focus


Thanks for your review and your positive feedback on many of the functionalities of ALM/Quality Center. Regarding Selenium, it is supported through the Jenkins plugin "Micro Focus Application Automation Tools" - https://plugins.jenkins.io/hp-application-automation-tools-plugin/. This Jenkins plugin enables you to use most types of test tools, including Selenium. The test results are reflected in ALM/QC.

Ying Lei, Product Marketing Manager, Micro Focus

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Adnan Ghaffar

A long time users review

2017-12-05

This tool is an industry standard in the SDLC

Pros

Also, ALM is considered to be an excellent auditing tool.

Cons

It's an awesome tool but it has one small issue: it takes a long while in the initialization process and a delay is noticeable when an incorrect password is entered during signin process.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Software Advice
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Shwethashri Shivaprasad

ALM review

2020-07-30

Pros

Easy Maintenance of test cases, test plan and test lab w 2. Integration of QTP with BPT framework with alm was smooth.

Cons

BPT components loading and unloading was taking more time. So Test execution of BPT flows from alm was time consuming

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Joseph Wotitzky

Does this tool keep up with the pace?

2020-08-19

as a tool for managing STD and bugs - great. when you need web access and control over the entire process - less

Pros

This tool will allow your team to run testing process in a very easy manor, once everything is ready for them in matter of STD.

Cons

the ability to monitor bugs and process is less than other options.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Micro Focus


Thanks for reviewing Micro Focus ALM/Quality Center, and making very positive comments on its Test Management aspect. Regarding your feedback on its Web interface, we're making process to address it. Web Runner is an ALM/QC web client introduced last year, and we are expanding its functionality step by step. Soon there will be a major release and by then Web Runner will have the following capabilities: Manual and automated test execution, Defect Management and ALM/QC dashboard access (read-only). We look forward to your upgrade to the latest version to maximize your gain from current investment.

Ying Lei, Product Marketing Manager, Micro Focus

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