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Find out what your peers are saying about TFS vs. Zephyr Enterprise and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
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Pros
"The interface is easy to navigate.""The most valuable feature is the backlog.""As far as queries are concerned, creating, grading, or customizing the queries as a primary requirement is very easy to do.""The most valuable feature from my point of view is project management, which includes user stories as well as task management.""I feel that the test plan and test tools are more manageable in TFS.""Basically, the capacity to construct various products is something I find handy.""The solution is very much stable.""What I like the most is that you can set permissions on just one folder."

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"If anyone is looking for a good, lightweight, flexible and agile test management product, I think they would do very well with Zephyr Enterprise.""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."

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Cons
"I'm looking for specific options that aren't currently available, such as active status, new status, or what's currently in progress.""The reporting functionality is something that they should work on.""The execution of test cases could stand improvement.""The interface can be improved and made more user-friendly.""The user interface could be improved to make it simpler and increase usability.""The dashboard and the customization of dashboards is an area they have to work on.""The project management side should be addressed and the project and release planning should be somewhat extended.""Currently, we are looking for a solution with which we can incorporate third-party development sites or third-party project teams into the system. Because it is on-premise, it is a bit problematic because we need to have a VPN or something else in the system. A cloud-based solution would be better for us, and that's what we are looking for. Our biggest problem is the external connection, which, of course, is limited by our own IT. It would be good to have some kind of publishing service for this external connection. It might be there, and it might be that our IT is making it impossible for us. Its template editor could be easier to use. Currently, customizing the project templates according to your needs requires some work."

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"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.""Creating better default varieties of reporting would make the product much better and more popular."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "The pricing is reasonable at this time."
  • "TFS is more competitively priced than some other solutions."
  • "We pay subscription fees on a yearly basis and the price is reasonable."
  • "I wouldn't say that this tool is cheap or expensive but in the middle."
  • "We are using the open-source version."
  • "The price of the solution is cheaper than other competitors and it is a per-user license."
  • "We pay for the license yearly."
  • "I am not in a position to comment on the licensing terms, as we are talking about an enterprise arrangement."
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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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    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 »
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    The solution is very much stable.
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    I am not in a position to comment on the licensing terms, as we are talking about an enterprise arrangement. I am not part of that.
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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
    Team Foundation Server
    SmartBear Zephyr
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    Overview
    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.

    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
    Vendex KBB IT Services, Info Support, Fujitsu Consulting, TCSC, Airways New Zealand, HP
    Hyundai, Fujitsu, Google, David Jones, Burger King, Ingenico, Websense, Dow Jones, Harris, Saab
    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Financial Services Firm34%
    Computer Software Company16%
    Manufacturing Company13%
    Energy/Utilities Company8%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company27%
    Comms Service Provider17%
    Government8%
    Manufacturing Company7%
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    Computer Software Company28%
    Comms Service Provider19%
    Financial Services Firm9%
    Government5%
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    Small Business12%
    Midsize Enterprise26%
    Large Enterprise62%
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    TFS is ranked 2nd in Test Management Tools with 17 reviews while Zephyr Enterprise is ranked 6th in Test Management Tools with 2 reviews. TFS is rated 7.8, while Zephyr Enterprise is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of TFS writes "Good traceability for managing workflows, but not flexible enough for agile environments". 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". TFS is most compared with Microsoft Azure DevOps, Jira, Rally Software, Visual Studio Test Professional and TestRail by Gurock, whereas Zephyr Enterprise is most compared with Micro Focus ALM Quality Center, TestRail by Gurock, Adaptavist Test Management for Jira, Tricentis qTest and Tricentis Tosca. See our TFS vs. Zephyr Enterprise report.

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