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"Having used the tool before, I like the use of parameters, being able to do exports and reports of the data for monitoring of executions, and the defect management as well. I feel satisfaction in that area.""I love to use this solution with single projects. It has helped our productivity. With the metrics that I receive, I can put them onto the management model so I can see them there. It has reduced our time for project management and controls by 20 percent.""Defect management is very good.""The tools could be useful if we were utilizing them more effectively""The setup is pretty straightforward.""I like that it integrates with the Jira solutions.""You can maintain your test cases and requirements. You can also log the defects in it and make the traceability metrics out of it. There are all sorts of things you can do in this. It is not that complex to use. In terms of user experience, it is very simple to adopt. It is a good product.""The best thing is that you can see your current status in real time... To see real-time updates, you just log in to ALM and you can see exactly what the progress is. You can also see if the plan for the day is being executed properly, and it's all tracked. From the management side, I find those features very valuable."

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"The most valuable feature from my point of view is project management, which includes user stories as well as task management.""The most valuable features are the dashboard and task-selection capability.""The interface is easy to navigate.""Some of the valuable features are version control and the ability to create different collections in terms of segregating the authorization for teams who connect to small projects.""I feel that the test plan and test tools are more manageable in TFS.""It's is a very stable solution.""As far as queries are concerned, creating, grading, or customizing the queries as a primary requirement is very easy to do.""Basically, the capacity to construct various products is something I find handy."

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"I would like to be able to search easier, not just do SQL queries, being able to do free keyword searches on the data. That's valuable.""The solution needs to offer support for Agile. Currently, ALM only supports Waterfall.""The Agile methodology is now being used across all the organizations, but in this solution, we don't have a dashboard like Jira. In Jira, you can move your product backlogs from one space to another and see the progress, that is, whether a backlog is in the development stage or testing stage. Micro Focus ALM Quality Center does not have this feature. It is typically very straightforward. You just execute the test cases from it, and you just make them pass, fail, or whatever. They can also improve its integration with Jira. The browser support needs to be improved in this because it supports only Internet Explorer as of now. It does not have support for Firefox, Chrome, Safari, or any other browser. There are also some performance issues in it. Let's say that you are doing the testing, and you found something and are logging the defect. When you try to attach several or multiple screenshots with the defect, it slows down, which is a very common problem people face. I would like them to include a functionality where I am able to see the reports across all the projects. When you have multiple projects, being a manager, I would like to see the reports across all the projects. Currently, there is no single sign-on through which we can get all the information at one place. You need to log into it project-wise. If you have ten projects, you can't view the information in one dashboard.""Requirements management could be improved as the use is very limited. E.g., they have always stated that, "You can monitor and create requirements," but it has its limitations. That's why companies will choose another requirements management solution and import data from that source system into Quality Center. Micro Focus has also invested in an adapter between Dimensions RM and ALM via Micro Focus Connect. However, I see room for improvements in this rather outdated tool. I feel what Micro Focus did is say, "Our strategy is not to improve these parts within the tool itself, but search for supported integrations within our own tool set." This has not been helpful.""ALM only works on Internet Explorer. It doesn't work on any other browser. In my opinion, Internet Explorer is generally a bit slower. I would like to see it work on Chrome or on other browsers.""The support is not good and the documentation is not consistent.""HP-QC does not support Agile. It is designed for Waterfall. This is the number one issue that we're facing right now, which is why we want to look for another tool. We're a pharmaceutical services company, so we require electronic signatures in a tool, but this functionality isn't available in HP-QC. We don't have 21 CFR, Part 11, electronic signatures, and we need compliant electronic signatures. Some of the ALM tools can toggle between tabular format and document format for requirements, but the same feature is not available in this solution. There is also no concept of base-lining or versioning. It doesn't exist.""We are looking for more automation capabilities."

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"There should be management of the project built-in.""It has been really dated. When you start to work more in an agile environment, it is not really that flexible. They tried to replicate the look and feel of Jira, but it is not quite there. It was nice to use in the past, but it is not as flexible now with the changing development environments and methodologies.""The usability of TFS is not that great.""The user interface could be improved to make it simpler and increase usability.""The interface can be improved and made more user-friendly.""The execution of test cases could stand improvement.""Integration from Visual Studio could be improved.""There are many things that I cannot do, and I have a lot of bugs."

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"Micro Focus ALM Quality Center is very expensive.""Compared to the market, the price is high.""It is very expensive as compared to other tools. We didn't get their premier version. It is a lesser version, and to upgrade, there will be an additional cost for us.""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.""The cost of licensing depends on the number of VMs that you are running test cases on and it is not cheap.""Pricing is managed by our headquarters. I am able to get from them for very cheap. The market price is horribly expensive.""The solution has the ability to handle a large number of projects and users in an enterprise environment with the correct license.""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."

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"I was working with the engineering team, and that was not under my umbrella. From what I can remember, its license was yearly. They had the licenses on a per-user basis, and they included MTM.""TFS is more competitively priced than some other solutions.""I am not in a position to comment on the licensing terms, as we are talking about an enterprise arrangement.""We pay subscription fees on a yearly basis and the price is reasonable.""The price of the solution is cheaper than other competitors and it is a per-user license.""I wouldn't say that this tool is cheap or expensive but in the middle.""We pay for the license yearly.""We are using the open-source version."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: Micro Focus ALM Quality Center is a very good test management tool especially for writing test cases and uploading. You can even upload the test cycles from Excel. You get the defects and the reports… more »
Top Answer: 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.
Top Answer: In terms of places for improvement, Micro Focus is an expensive tool. We see nowadays that there are other products coming, and Micro Focus is more expensive and there are lots of license costs. Lots… more »
Top Answer: TFS and Azure DevOps are different in many ways. TFS was designed for admins, and only offers incremental improvements. In addition, TFS seems complicated to use and I don’t think it has a very… more »
Top Answer: Basically, the capacity to construct various products is something I find handy.
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HPE ALM, Quality Center, Quality Center, Micro Focus ALM
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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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Visual Studio Team Foundation Server (TFS) is the collaboration platform at the core of Microsoft's application lifecycle management (ALM) solution. TFS supports agile development practices, multiple IDEs and platforms locally or in the cloud and gives you the tools you need to effectively manage software development projects throughout the IT lifecycle.
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Sample Customers
Airbus Defense and Space, Vodafone, JTI, Xellia, and Banco de Creìdito e Inversiones (Bci)
Vendex KBB IT Services, Info Support, Fujitsu Consulting, TCSC, Airways New Zealand, HP
Top Industries
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Financial Services Firm20%
Comms Service Provider13%
Healthcare Company10%
Insurance Company9%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company32%
Comms Service Provider13%
Financial Services Firm10%
Government6%
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Financial Services Firm34%
Computer Software Company16%
Manufacturing Company13%
Energy/Utilities Company8%
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Computer Software Company28%
Comms Service Provider17%
Government8%
Manufacturing Company7%
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Small Business14%
Midsize Enterprise14%
Large Enterprise73%
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Small Business7%
Midsize Enterprise15%
Large Enterprise78%
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Small Business12%
Midsize Enterprise26%
Large Enterprise62%
Find out what your peers are saying about Micro Focus ALM Quality Center vs. TFS and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
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Micro Focus ALM Quality Center is ranked 4th in Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) Suites with 28 reviews while TFS is ranked 5th in Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) Suites with 17 reviews. Micro Focus ALM Quality Center is rated 7.4, while TFS is rated 7.8. 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, the top reviewer of TFS writes "Good traceability for managing workflows, but not flexible enough for agile environments". Micro Focus ALM Quality Center is most compared with Micro Focus ALM Octane, Microsoft Azure DevOps, Jira, Tricentis qTest and Zephyr Enterprise, whereas TFS is most compared with Microsoft Azure DevOps, Jira, Rally Software, Visual Studio Test Professional and TestRail by Gurock. See our Micro Focus ALM Quality Center vs. TFS report.

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