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"The ability to create models/diagrams at multiple levels (nest/embed them) helps in taking models from high-level business requirements and building them into detailed requirements models and test models. Plus, it helps reuse lower level models. It also allows maintaining models at appropriate levels, even for very complex systems/solutions.""Integration with automation is one of the reasons we started to consider moving to this tool from our original tool for implementing test modeling. ARD appears to have better integration with Selenium. It also has the ability to record scripts/flows using Selenium Builder and import them into ARD, which will then create and optimize a model based on that.""The support that we get from Broadcom is great.""Measuring test coverage helps in one of the most challenging tasks. It has logic that can help to select the right set of scenarios and know what coverage it will provide.""In terms of meeting business challenges, it helped to shorten the dev/testing cycle by identifying requirements gaps early in the process, by having models shared within the development team. It helped increase test coverage and reduce the number of issues experienced by clients/customers.""Integration with TDM, test data management tool, provides the ability to generate data or use identified (preset or parametrized) test data. It allows significant expansion of test coverage and flexibility, without creating new tests and needing to maintain them."

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"I like that all of the team members on an agile team can use it. No one is in a separate application.""The most valuable features in Jira are the dashboard, reports, and boards that help us to control the advancement of the project.""The solution offers up great transparency that makes it possible for everyone inside the departmental organization to see what's happening.""It's an open-sourced product that is easy to customize.""Jira is flexible and accessible for the end-user. It lets users track their requests. The look and feel are good for our purposes.""Workflow administration is an easy process, especially with respect to defects.""The agile framework works well, and I pretty much live by that. Everything, such as sprint management, is laid out.""The initial setup isn't too complicated."

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"Needs improvement in aligning models so they look clear and readable without having to move boxes around.""It would help if it would save different subsets of test cases, use cases, etc., of a given diagram, for different purposes and provide an easy way to name those subsets.""The solution could improve security and authentication."

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"A lot of the user interface could be updated.""I would like our clients' IT group to be able to have oversight without setting up agents. We're managing tickets, and I'd like their IT group to see everything we're doing without having to set them up as agents. There should be a better way of managing their users. I've got such requests, but Jira is expensive, and it is difficult to pay an agent fee for somebody else to view these tickets. Currently, the only way in which I can do that is by setting a user up as an agent, and it becomes cost-prohibitive. They need to do a better job on ticket viewers.""I'd like some more features around software testing. I'd like to see some more stuff done around data testing. That's what I'm most interested in.""I have to go through a lot of processes to consider it done. I have to log in then change the logins and make it interesting. It's not so good for testing.""Lacks field-level permission in the cloud version.""Lacks some common building block approaches to certain things.""In general, although we use JIRA, we never really learned how to use it properly. The learning curve of the solution is high. It has a lot of power, and yet we don't understand its capabilities.""Something I do not like about the new version is that there is a need to browse all the way back to the beginning, should a person click on a task that is specifically for his group and wish to go back and look at the other portfolios or people."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "Recommendation is to go with concurrent licenses as oppose to seat license; this gives more flexibility."
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  • "I don't feel that price is an issue."
  • "It is not too expensive. It is just comparative to other tools like Microsoft Teams."
  • "I am not sure if the client is using a commercial version. I think it is on a per-user basis, and it is around 15 Canadian dollars for a user, but I'm not sure. It also has a free version."
  • "As a company, we get a subsidized price, and it's lower than what's quoted on their website."
  • "We are using the enterprise license which is nice because it ensures that we always have the latest versions of Jira software."
  • "Its price is fine, but we would like it to be less expensive. We are paying on a yearly basis."
  • "We are a regional research and education institute. We're using the free license provided for educational institutes."
  • "One of my customers told me that they were receiving better pricing for a similar tool from Microsoft."
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    Questions from the Community
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    The support that we get from Broadcom is great.
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    I'm not involved in the pricing. I'm more from the architect level and handle the product from a technical perspective. I can't speak to licensing costs.
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    At this moment, I can't think of any feedback which would need action. We've very happy with the product. We struggled a bit with the initial setup. It could be easier. The solution could improve… more »
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    Hi Netanya, Basically , it all depends on the use cases for your environment and the business needs. Hope the below data may be relevant to you for identifying your needs and deciding on the… more »
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    Jira is a great centralized tool for just about everything, from local team management to keeping track of products and work logs. It is easy to implement and navigate, and it is stable and scalable… more »
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    In general, the GUI is nice.
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    Also Known As
    Grid Tools Agile Designer, CA ARD, CA Agile Requirements Designer
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    CA Agile Requirements Designer is an end-to-end requirements gathering, test automation and test case design tool which drastically reduces manual testing effort and enables organizations to deliver quality software to market earlier and at less cost. The optimal set of manual or automated tests can be derived automatically from requirements modeled as unambiguous flowcharts and are linked to the right data and expected results. These tests are updated automatically when the requirements change, allowing organizations to deliver quality software which reflects changing user needs.

    JIRA has multiple deployment options to provide the flexibility your organization needs.

    Cloud is a fully hosted service for customers who want to iterate quickly and have us take care of managing the infrastructure.

    For customers who need to run our applications behind their firewall, we have Server and Data Center options. Server delivers greater capacity for a larger user base and gives you more control, allowing you to remain compliant with your enterprise IT, security, IP and privacy policies. For our largest customers, Data Center provides all the capability of our Server option, along with high availability, instant scalability and performance at scale.

    Atlassian also offers premium support and strategic services for enterprise customers. Technical Account Managers are cross-functional technical advisors providing proactive planning and strategic guidance across your organization. Premier Support goes above and beyond our standard offerings to give you account-wide support from a team of senior support engineers.

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    Sample Customers
    Williams, Rabobank
    Square, Nasa, eBay, Cisco, SalesForce, Adobe, BNP Paribas, BMW and LinkedIn, Pfizer, Citi.
    Top Industries
    Financial Services Firm54%
    Comms Service Provider23%
    Energy/Utilities Company15%
    Manufacturing Company8%
    Computer Software Company34%
    Comms Service Provider15%
    Financial Services Firm15%
    Energy/Utilities Company5%
    Computer Software Company20%
    Financial Services Firm19%
    Insurance Company9%
    Manufacturing Company7%
    Computer Software Company27%
    Comms Service Provider18%
    Manufacturing Company7%
    Financial Services Firm7%
    Company Size
    Small Business5%
    Large Enterprise95%
    Small Business31%
    Midsize Enterprise20%
    Large Enterprise50%
    Small Business23%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise60%
    Find out what your peers are saying about Broadcom Agile Requirements Designer vs. Jira and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
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    Broadcom Agile Requirements Designer is ranked 4th in Application Requirements Management with 2 reviews while Jira is ranked 1st in Application Requirements Management with 135 reviews. Broadcom Agile Requirements Designer is rated 8.0, while Jira is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Broadcom Agile Requirements Designer writes "User-friendly with great UI but could offer an easier setup". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Jira writes "Great for collaboration, very stable, and extracting data is straightforward". Broadcom Agile Requirements Designer is most compared with Cognizant ADPART, Tricentis Tosca, Micro Focus ALM Quality Center, IBM Rational DOORS and TFS, whereas Jira is most compared with Microsoft Azure DevOps, Micro Focus ALM Octane, TFS, IBM Rational DOORS and Rally Software. See our Broadcom Agile Requirements Designer vs. Jira report.

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