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We performed a comparison between Conformiq and IBM Rational Quality Manager based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Test Management Tools solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.

To learn more, read our detailed Conformiq vs. IBM Rational Quality Manager report (Updated: September 2022).
633,572 professionals have used our research since 2012.
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"Though optimized and automated test generation is the core functionality, the product's integration with other tools sets it apart.""The tool has the ability to integrate with various requirement management, test management, and version control tools."

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"RQM is something that we use everyday, so it has to be up and running, otherwise we would lose everything.""RQM's best features are integration with test automation and performance testing."

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"Even though the 4.1 version is a far-improved version from its earlier avatars, the performance of test generation is still an issue on real-time models we have.""I would like to see the output data optionally used as input for the model, as further action in the flow.""It would be helpful to have a feature in the tool's UI to map object locators within the system."

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"RQM could be improved by adding a feature that allows test requirements to be selected when creating a task plan.""It would be helpful if we could assign a hierarchy to a group of test cases."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer:Though optimized and automated test generation is the core functionality, the product's integration with other tools sets it apart.
Top Answer:Test Cases can be generated with a local system as the server. However, depending on the number of models and their size, it is better to set up a system with higher RAM and a faster processor and use… more »
Top Answer:Though I understand every tool will have limitations, an effort can be put in to better understand and acknowledge the issues (not every issue is a problem with Conformiq) encountered in real-time… more »
Top Answer:RQM's best features are integration with test automation and performance testing.
Top Answer:RQM could be improved by adding a feature that allows test requirements to be selected when creating a task plan. I would also like to see a feature where you can have a test plan with manual and… more »
Top Answer:I primarily use RQM to create, execute, and automate test cases and store results.
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Also Known As
Conformiq Creator, Conformiq Transformer
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Conformiq Creator provides a solution for automating testing processes and speeding up the software development lifecycle of Enterprise IT applications. Conformiq Creator is used in various sectors, including Telecom, Banking, Finance, Insurance, Retail, and Public Sector services. Launched initially in 2013, Creator quickly gained popularity among its users for its functional testing, application testing, system testing, and end-to-end testing.

Conformiq Transformer shortens the path to test automation, simplifies model-based testing (MBT) adoption using existing methods, and automates manual test execution. Along with Conformiq Creator, which generates executable test cases, scripts and documentation from models, it automates and transforms test design, extending the Conformiq 360° Test Automation™ solution for complex system testing at the speed of development.

IBM Rational Quality Manager is a next-generation web-based collaboration tool that provides test artifact management, construction, and planning throughout the entire development process. IBM Rational Quality Manager is based on IBM’s successful Jazz™ platform and derives many of its popular intuitive features from Jazz™.

IBM Rational Manager was developed for every type of test team in the marketplace today. Every role is included, such as test manager, test architect, lab manager, tester, and test lead. The solution is also able to include various roles outside the established test organization.

IBM Rational Quality Manager Features and Benefits:

  • Customizable design and construction: Users can easily define the overall design for each and every test case. Every test case contains a robust text editor, which can include background data concerning the test case. Test cases can include links to developmental requirements and items. They can also include test artifacts, such as test scripts, test case execution processes, and test plans. Test cases can also be integrated with test suites.

  • Intuitive reporting: IBM Rational Quality Manager provides an intuitive set of predefined reports to ensure users get comprehensive status on all projects. Additional customized reports can be made available by using the Development Intelligence or Rational Insight features for more precise reporting. Users can view live test execution status and are also able to discover the relationship between test artifacts, development artifacts, and requirements in the traceability view.

  • Exhaustive test planning processes: Users define and customize test plans that will drive all activity for the organization's teams through every component of the project’s lifecycle. Everything is developed around the concept of: “ Is this ready for release?” The test plan defines the project scope and test effort, and contains the key indicators so all team members will understand the desired outcomes.

    Top test plan tasks include (but are not limited to):

    • Definition of test and business objectives.
    • Evaluate the size of the test effort.
    • Define different environments to test and develop test configurations.
    • Develop entrance criteria, exit criteria, and overall quality goals.
    • Create a review and approval process for the test plan and/or individual test cases.
    • View Real-time Test Progress

  • Collaboration made easy: Users can easily share data with other members of the team with the Collaboration Lifecycle Management (CLM). Team members can also assign tasks and view each other's progress. They can also distribute work for review and track the input and status of each reviewer. There is also the ability to lock artifacts to prevent others from editing a completed piece.

  • Security: IBM Rational Quality Manager can protect against attack threats and data breaches with the IBM AppScan Tester. This can help achieve higher quality and more secure applications with greater positive outcomes at a very reasonable competitive cost.

  • Governance: The solution will ensure that an organization’s business processes are in compliance with department, corporate, industry, regional, and government regulations and standards. IBM Rational Quality Manager will correlate test processes and create suitable records of testing results and project history to comply with any auditing process.
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Sample Customers
Alcatel-Lucent, Avaya, Daimler, Ericsson
Ehrhardt, Cisco Systems, Anadolu Hayat Emeklilik, CareCore National, ItaÒ BBA, Barr
Top Industries
Computer Software Company34%
Financial Services Firm30%
Manufacturing Company6%
Energy/Utilities Company3%
Computer Software Company20%
Manufacturing Company14%
Comms Service Provider11%
Financial Services Firm10%
Company Size
Small Business10%
Midsize Enterprise12%
Large Enterprise79%
Small Business10%
Midsize Enterprise30%
Large Enterprise60%
Small Business16%
Midsize Enterprise11%
Large Enterprise72%
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Conformiq is ranked 11th in Test Management Tools with 3 reviews while IBM Rational Quality Manager is ranked 17th in Test Management Tools with 2 reviews. Conformiq is rated 8.0, while IBM Rational Quality Manager is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of Conformiq writes "Feature-rich stable tool with multiple options to control output, good integration with other tools, and knowledgeable support team". On the other hand, the top reviewer of IBM Rational Quality Manager writes "A reliable solution with good tracking, but room for improvement in the hierarchy of grouping test cases ". Conformiq is most compared with Tricentis Tosca, SmartBear TestComplete, Broadcom Agile Requirements Designer and Cognizant ADPART, whereas IBM Rational Quality Manager is most compared with Micro Focus ALM Quality Center, TestRail by Gurock, Tricentis qTest, Zephyr Enterprise and Tricentis Tosca.

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