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Digital.ai Agility vs. Micro Focus ALM Quality Center
July 2022
Find out what your peers are saying about Digital.ai Agility vs. Micro Focus ALM Quality Center and other solutions. Updated: July 2022.
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"Agility is highly flexible. It can do much more than what our client is doing with it. They use it in a defined way. Some at that company have a much broader knowledge of agile and SAFe, but they're given applications and a mandated way to work. We had to work within their parameters and provide an accurate transition so the data would be mapped and pushed through.""For visualization capabilities, the automation capabilities make it possible to support the different personas. The features and capabilities are excellent and come with excellent support.""It can generate reports showing a burndown chart, burnup chart, and the planned vs actual velocity."

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"The setup is pretty straightforward.""Within Quality Center, you have the dashboard where you can monitor your progress over different entities. You can build your own SQL query segments, and all that data is there in the system, then you can make a dashboard report.""The stability is very good.""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.""The tools could be useful if we were utilizing them more effectively""The initial setup is straightforward. It's not too hard to deploy.""ALM Quality Center's best features are the test lab, requirement tab, and report dashboard.""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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Cons
"In my work as a contractor, it's always frustrating when a client has multiple software applications that don't talk to each other and they all perform the same function. That presents a huge challenge between their IT groups.""The user interface can be improved by adding Save, Edit, Add, Cancel, and Return buttons to the popup windows that are displayed when you click on a child item.""The machine learning features are a new capability but could be improved. This is being worked by Digital.ai currently. Multicolor simulation, specifically, could be improved."

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"The uploading of test scripts can get a little cumbersome and that is a very sensitive task. They could improve on that a lot. It's really important that this gets better as I'm loading close to a thousand test scripts per cycle.""One drawback is that ALM only launches with the IE browser. It is not supporting the latest in Chrome... It should be launched for all of the latest browsers.""It is pricey.""When it came to JIRA and Agile adoption, that was not really easy to do with ALM. I tried, but I was not able to do much on that... There is room for improvement in the way it connects to and handles Agile projects.""Sometimes I do run my queries from the admin login. However, if I want to reassess all my test cases, then I am still doing this in a manual manner. I write SQL queries, then fire them off. Therefore, a library of those SQL queries would help. If we could have a typical SQL query to change the parameters within test cases, then this is one aspect I can still think that could be included in ALM. Though they would need to be analyzed and used in a very knowledgeable way.""If the solution could create a lighter, more flexible tool with more adaptability to new methodologies such as agile, it would be great.""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.""There were multiple modules and stuff to the solution so maybe the requirements can map to test scripts. It can't map to test steps. If you've got a process that's set up and you've got multiple test scripts that are in it, each script has to be linked to the requirement and the whole set can't be. If we're doing process-driven testing, it's more difficult to do it at the script level, which is what we're finding from a traceability perspective."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "You get what you pay for. Don't let your development teams dictate what the portfolio management team should use as the main tool."
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  • "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."
  • "It is very expensive as compared to other tools. We didn't get their premier version. It is a lesser version, and to upgrade, there will be an additional cost for us."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:Agility is highly flexible. It can do much more than what our client is doing with it. They use it in a defined way. Some at that company have a much broader knowledge of agile and SAFe, but they're… more »
    Top Answer:In my work as a contractor, it's always frustrating when a client has multiple software applications that don't talk to each other and they all perform the same function. That presents a huge… more »
    Top Answer:Our client uses Agility in a highly defined way, but it's not flexible. That's what we brought to the table. We handled the transition and mapping to take data from Jira and define a mapping solution… more »
    Top Answer:The most valuable Quality Center feature, I find, is the solution's integration with some of our automation tools. For us, the ability to capture and record and the ease of use from a user… more »
    Top Answer:I'm not aware of the pricing or licensing cost for Micro Focus ALM Quality Center.
    Top Answer:There's room for improvement in the requirements traceability with Micro Focus ALM Quality Center. That could use an uplift.
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    Also Known As
    VersionOne Lifecycle, VersionOne, CollabNet VersionOne, Digital.ai Continuum
    HPE ALM, Quality Center, Quality Center, Micro Focus ALM
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    Overview

    Enterprise business agility rests on agile planning that scales and has the flexibility needed to meet the needs of customers and the market. Digital.ai Agility enables organizations to scale up agile from the team level across the product portfolio, improve collaboration and efficiency, and deliver software that provides more value.

    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
    Siemens Health Services (HS), Cerner Corporation, Aaron's, Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta, Kelley Blue Book, AOL, Axway, Tideworks, bwin Interactive Entertainment, AG, Intergraph, Eos Group, PeopleCube, Liquid Machines
    Airbus Defense and Space, Vodafone, JTI, Xellia, and Banco de Creìdito e Inversiones (Bci)
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company28%
    Comms Service Provider9%
    Manufacturing Company9%
    Government9%
    REVIEWERS
    Financial Services Firm20%
    Comms Service Provider13%
    Insurance Company10%
    Healthcare Company9%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company27%
    Financial Services Firm13%
    Comms Service Provider11%
    Government7%
    Company Size
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business12%
    Midsize Enterprise10%
    Large Enterprise78%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business15%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise72%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business15%
    Midsize Enterprise12%
    Large Enterprise73%
    Buyer's Guide
    Digital.ai Agility vs. Micro Focus ALM Quality Center
    July 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Digital.ai Agility vs. Micro Focus ALM Quality Center and other solutions. Updated: July 2022.
    610,336 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Digital.ai Agility is ranked 11th in Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) Suites with 3 reviews while Micro Focus ALM Quality Center is ranked 6th in Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) Suites with 31 reviews. Digital.ai Agility is rated 9.0, while Micro Focus ALM Quality Center is rated 7.0. The top reviewer of Digital.ai Agility writes "It's a flexible solution that scales from traditional agile to SAFe". On the other hand, 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". Digital.ai Agility is most compared with Jira, Rally Software, Jira Align, IBM Engineering Workflow Management and ServiceNow IT Business Management, whereas Micro Focus ALM Quality Center is most compared with Micro Focus ALM Octane, Microsoft Azure DevOps, Jira, Tricentis qTest and Micro Focus UFT One. See our Digital.ai Agility vs. Micro Focus ALM Quality Center report.

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