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  • "Compared to the market, the price is high."
  • "Pricing is managed by our headquarters. I am able to get from them for very cheap. The market price is horribly expensive."
  • "It all comes down to how many people are going to access the tool. When teams go above 20, I think ALM is a better tool to use from a collaboration and streamlining perspective."
  • "Depending on the volume, the annual maintenance costs vary on a percentage but it's around $300 a year per license for maintenance. It's at 18% of the total cost of the license."
  • "The solution has the ability to handle a large number of projects and users in an enterprise environment with the correct license."
  • "Most vendors offer the same pricing, though some vendors offer a cheaper price for their cloud/SaaS solution versus their on-premise. However, cloud/SaaS solutions result in a loss of freedom. E.g., if you want to make a change, most of the time it needs to be validated by the vendor, then you're being charged an addition fee. Sometimes, even if you are rejected, you are charged because it's a risk to the entire environment."
  • "I don't know the exact numbers, but I know it is pricey. When we talked to the sales reps we work with from our company, they say, "Well, Micro Focus will never lose on price." So, they are willing to do a lot of negotiating if it is required."
  • "Micro Focus ALM Quality Center is very expensive."
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    As a stand-alone test management tool, it's a good tool.
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    I've never been in the procurement process for it. I don't think it is cheap. Some of the features can be quite expensive.
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    Pricing could be improved as it's high-priced. I don't exactly know the pricing point, but previously, I know that it was really high so fewer people were able to use it for their projects. That's the… more »
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    Also Known As
    HPE ALM, Quality Center, Quality Center, Micro Focus ALM
    Borland Silk Central, Micro Focus Silk Central
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    Overview

    Micro Focus ALM/Quality Center serves as the single pane of glass to govern software quality and implement rigorous, auditable lifecycle processes. Designed for complex multi-application environments, organizations can achieve high efficiency in their testing and measure quality with a requirements-driven and risk-based testing approach. Advanced reporting provides a complete view across all releases to gain new insights and make informed decisions. With numerous deployment options, open integrations with common tools and strong data controls, ALM/Quality Center is a perfect choice for enterprises that need to enforce standards, ensure compliance and adapt to changing tools.

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    Silk Central is an open test management solution which unifies all test assets into one easy-to-use planning, tracking, reporting and execution hub. Silk Central enables you to gain control, collaboration and traceability across all areas of your software testing, whether your methodology is Agile, Traditional or hybrid. Silk Central provides integration of requirements, manual and automated tests, defect tools and your test execution, giving full traceability of the quality of your software testing regardless of role.
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    Sample Customers
    Airbus Defense and Space, Vodafone, JTI, Xellia, and Banco de Creìdito e Inversiones (Bci)
    AmBank Group, Krung Thai Computer Services, Deakin University
    Top Industries
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    Financial Services Firm20%
    Comms Service Provider13%
    Healthcare Company10%
    Insurance Company9%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company31%
    Comms Service Provider14%
    Financial Services Firm10%
    Government7%
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    Computer Software Company25%
    Financial Services Firm25%
    Transportation Company25%
    Manufacturing Company13%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company28%
    Financial Services Firm20%
    Comms Service Provider11%
    Government10%
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    Small Business14%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise73%
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    Small Business7%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise78%
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    Midsize Enterprise30%
    Large Enterprise70%
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    Micro Focus ALM Quality Center is ranked 1st in Test Management Tools with 29 reviews while Silk Central is ranked 21st in Test Management Tools. Micro Focus ALM Quality Center is rated 7.4, while Silk Central is rated 0.0. The top reviewer of Micro Focus ALM Quality Center writes "Makes it easy to go back and execute the same test every time with automation". On the other hand, Micro Focus ALM Quality Center is most compared with Micro Focus ALM Octane, Microsoft Azure DevOps, Jira, Tricentis qTest and SmartBear TestComplete, whereas Silk Central is most compared with TestRail by Gurock, Zephyr Enterprise, Tricentis qTest and Adaptavist Test Management for Jira.

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