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We performed a comparison between Conformiq and Micro Focus ALM Quality Center 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.
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Pros
"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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"We are able to use Micro Focus ALM Quality Center for test management, defect management, test process, test governance activities, and requirement management. We are able to achieve all of this, the solution is very useful.""The most valuable feature of Micro Focus ALM Quality Center is the alignment of the test to the execution and the linking of the defects to the two. It automatically links any issues you have to the test.""The solution is very user-friendly.""Ability to customize modules, particularly Defect Tracking module on company specific needs""What's most valuable in Micro Focus ALM Quality Center is that it's useful for these activities: test designing, test planning, and test execution.""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.""The independent view of elevated access is good.""The tools could be useful if we were utilizing them more effectively"

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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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"ALM Quality Center could be improved with more techniques to manage Agile processes.""The solution needs to offer support for Agile. Currently, ALM only supports Waterfall.""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 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.""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.""It can be quite clunky, and it can easily be configured badly, which I've seen in a couple of places. If it is configured badly, it can be very hard to use. It is not so easy to integrate with other products. I've not used Micro Focus in a proper CI/CD pipeline, and I haven't managed to get that working because that has not been my focus. So, I find it hard. I've often lost the information because it had committed badly. It doesn't commit very well sometimes, but that might have to do with the sites that I was working at and the way they had configured it.""There's room for improvement in the requirements traceability with Micro Focus ALM Quality Center. That could use an uplift.""The integration could be improved because with Agile technology you are working more quickly than with a top-down methodology."

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  • "The cost of licensing depends on the number of VMs that you are running test cases on and it is not cheap."
  • "Quality Center is pricey, but cheaper is not always less expensive."
  • "It's a perpetual license."
  • "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."
  • "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 less people were able to use it for their projects."
  • "The enterprise pricing and licensing are reasonable."
  • "ALM Quality Center is a little bit costly."
  • "Micro Focus ALM Quality Center is very expensive. The price is approximately £2,000 per person, they are too expensive to corner the market."
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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:HP ALM and Jira can be easily integrated with the aid of a third-party Integration Solution. To help you select the right integration approach and tool, you should first define your integration… more »
    Top Answer:I'm looking at more towards something more from a DevOps perspective. For example, how to pull the DevOps ecosystem into the Micro Focus ALM. You have other different tools in the market which have… more »
    Top Answer:We primarily use the solution for test management.
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    Also Known As
    Conformiq Creator, Conformiq Transformer
    HPE ALM, Quality Center, Quality Center, Micro Focus ALM
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    Overview

    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.

    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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    Sample Customers
    Alcatel-Lucent, Avaya, Daimler, Ericsson
    Airbus Defense and Space, Vodafone, JTI, Xellia, and Banco de Creìdito e Inversiones (Bci)
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company34%
    Financial Services Firm34%
    Insurance Company4%
    Pharma/Biotech Company3%
    REVIEWERS
    Financial Services Firm20%
    Comms Service Provider14%
    Insurance Company9%
    Healthcare Company9%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company19%
    Financial Services Firm16%
    Government8%
    Manufacturing Company8%
    Company Size
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business10%
    Midsize Enterprise12%
    Large Enterprise78%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business16%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise71%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business16%
    Midsize Enterprise10%
    Large Enterprise74%
    Buyer's Guide
    Conformiq vs. Micro Focus ALM Quality Center
    November 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Conformiq vs. Micro Focus ALM Quality Center and other solutions. Updated: November 2022.
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    Conformiq is ranked 10th in Test Management Tools with 3 reviews while Micro Focus ALM Quality Center is ranked 2nd in Test Management Tools with 22 reviews. Conformiq is rated 8.0, while Micro Focus ALM Quality Center is rated 6.6. 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 Micro Focus ALM Quality Center writes "We can have multiple users execute tests independently on their own computers because the UFT scripts are stored online". Conformiq is most compared with Tricentis Tosca, SmartBear TestComplete, Broadcom Agile Requirements Designer and Cognizant ADPART, whereas Micro Focus ALM Quality Center is most compared with Micro Focus ALM Octane, Microsoft Azure DevOps, Jira, Micro Focus UFT One and Tricentis qTest. See our Conformiq vs. Micro Focus ALM Quality Center report.

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