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"The execution module and the test planning module are definitely the most valuable features. The rest we use for traceability, but those are the two modules that I cannot live without.""I love linking/associating the requirements to a test case. That's where I get to know my requirement coverage, which helps a lot at a practical level. So, we use the traceability and visibility features a lot. This helps us to understand if there are any requirements not linked to any test case, thus not getting tested at all. That missing link is always very visible, which helps us to create our requirement traceability matrix and maintain it in a dynamic way. Even with changing requirements, we can keep on changing or updating the tool.""Reporting was the main thing because, at my level, I was looking for a picture of exactly what the coverage was, which areas were tested, and where the gaps were. The reporting also allowed me to see test planning and test cases across the landscape.""It is a tool, and it works. It has got good linkage and good traceability between the test cases and the defects. It has got lots of features for testing.""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, and also some automation using EFT which works with ALM.""With test execution, you have an option to create custom fields. It is also really user-friendly. With other tools, we only have restricted fields and we cannot customize or add new columns or fields that users can make use of while testing. ALM is very flexible for creating new fields. It is easy for users to understand the application.""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.""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."

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"It has many features, but the main things that we need are the test cycles and integration with automation because we have automation for the web and mobile applications. We use it for test case management to run the test cases and get the results. At this moment, it is fulfilling our requirements. We are able to get the test execution report and the test pass and fail report. This summary is delivered to our management.""If anyone is looking for a good, lightweight, flexible and agile test management product, I think they would do very well with Zephyr Enterprise."

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Cons
"The UFT tests don't work very well and it seems to depend on things as simple as the screen resolution on a machine that I've moved to.""It is pricey.""If they could improve their BPT business components that would be good""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.""Only Internet Explorer is supported. That is a big problem. They don't support Chrome and Firefox and so on.""Micro Focus is an expensive tool.""We cannot rearrange the Grid in the Test Lab. It is in alphabetical order right now. But sometimes a user will want to see, for example, the X column next to the B column. If they came out with that it would be useful for us. They are working on that, as we have raised that request with Micro Focus.""The product is good, it's great, but when compared to other products with the latest methodologies, or when rating it as a software development tool, then I'll have to rate it with a lower score because there's a lot of other great tools where you can interconnect them, use them, scale them, and leverage. It all depends on the cost."

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"Creating better default varieties of reporting would make the product much better and more popular.""We have a lot of automation for our products, and we require a utility for its integration with automation. Currently, we have to write this utility ourselves. It would be great if they can provide such a utility."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "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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  • "DFS is more expensive than Zephyr. DFS is around $32 per person, whereas Zephyr is $10 per person. There is a major difference in the price, which is the main reason why we are trying to shift to Zephyr."
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    Questions from the Community
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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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    As with everything it depends on your needs and budget.  For me, Zephyr Enterprise is quite expensive for what you can get in comparison with other tools such as TestRail & PractiTest which feel… more »
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    Also Known As
    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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    Transform your organization and produce high quality software, quickly. Get to market faster, reduce risk and accelerate time to revenue. Future proof your test management investment with a platform that easily configures to your evolving processes.

    Legacy systems have no place in your agile business. They hinder more than they help. It is time to retire those legacy test management solutions with today’s technology, integrations, deployment models and a simplified licensing model.

    Measure. Analyze. Share. Elevate visibility across the organization. Make well-informed business decisions with real-time information that comes in from across your globally distributed teams.


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    Sample Customers
    Airbus Defense and Space, Vodafone, JTI, Xellia, and Banco de Creìdito e Inversiones (Bci)
    Hyundai, Fujitsu, Google, David Jones, Burger King, Ingenico, Websense, Dow Jones, Harris, Saab
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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 Company28%
    Comms Service Provider19%
    Financial Services Firm9%
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    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise73%
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    Midsize Enterprise15%
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    Micro Focus ALM Quality Center is ranked 1st in Test Management Tools with 29 reviews while Zephyr Enterprise is ranked 6th in Test Management Tools with 2 reviews. Micro Focus ALM Quality Center is rated 7.4, while Zephyr Enterprise is rated 8.0. 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, the top reviewer of Zephyr Enterprise writes "Useful for test case management and automation integration, but it should have a utility for automation integration". Micro Focus ALM Quality Center is most compared with Micro Focus ALM Octane, Microsoft Azure DevOps, Jira, Tricentis qTest and TFS, whereas Zephyr Enterprise is most compared with TestRail by Gurock, Adaptavist Test Management for Jira, TFS, Tricentis qTest and Tricentis Tosca. See our Micro Focus ALM Quality Center vs. Zephyr Enterprise report.

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