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"It can generate reports showing a burndown chart, burnup chart, and the planned vs actual velocity.""With some of the other tools, you have to buy 20 different plugins to get to the same capability that comes with the basic Agility capability.""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."

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"It's is a very stable solution.""I feel that the test plan and test tools are more manageable in TFS.""As far as queries are concerned, creating, grading, or customizing the queries as a primary requirement is very easy to do.""The traceability is valuable. While managing the workflows, it was always nice to have that traceability from requirements and all the way through design. It integrates with Microsoft Test Manager, and you can have everything that is related to a requirement attached to it.""The initial setup is fairly easy.""User alerts are very helpful for knowing when work is required.""The most valuable feature of TFS is integration.""The most valuable features are related to source code management. Using TFS for source code management and being able to branch and have multiple developers work on the same projects is valuable. We can also branch and merge code back together."

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"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.""There is room for improvement in getting the analytics portion of the solution more integrated with the rest of it.""The machine learning features are a new capability but could be improved. This is being worked by currently. Multicolor simulation, specifically, could be improved.""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."

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"I'm looking for specific options that aren't currently available, such as active status, new status, or what's currently in progress.""They have room for improvement in merging the source code changes for multiple developers across files. It is very good at highlighting the changes that the source code automatically does not know how to handle, but it's not very good at reporting the ones that it did automatically. There are times when we have source code that gets merged, and we lose the changes that we expected to happen. It can get a little confusing at times. They can just do a little bit better on the merging of changes for multiple developers.""TFS isn't a great tool if you're on the cloud.""This solution is quite old and it is already being bundled as Azure DevOps Server.""The solution should have better dashboards.""The project management side should be addressed and the project and release planning should be somewhat extended.""TFS is scalable with different Microsoft tools for test management but it is not scalable with other third-party tools.""The dashboard and the customization of dashboards is an area they have to work on."

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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."
  • "Comparing the pricing to other products, I think this solution is in the middle."
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  • "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."
  • "I was working with the engineering team, and that was not under my umbrella. From what I can remember, its license was yearly. They had the licenses on a per-user basis, and they included MTM."
  • "Microsoft products are always expensive. Obviously, they are quality products, but it would be helpful if there was a reduction in price. But compared to other vendors, I think the cost is high."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:With some of the other tools, you have to buy 20 different plugins to get to the same capability that comes with the basic Agility capability.
    Top Answer:We pay an annual fee based on a certain number of users and a rate that they gave us based on the number of users. Comparing the pricing to other products, I think this solution is in the middle. We… more »
    Top Answer:There is room for improvement in getting the analytics portion of the solution more integrated with the rest of it. The feature I would like to see is already in their newer licensing structure, and… more »
    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 »
    Top Answer:Team Foundation Server (TFS) is easy to use, and we have a complete trail and traceability. We also like the access control part.
    Top Answer:You will need to obtain server and account licenses.
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    VersionOne Lifecycle, VersionOne, CollabNet VersionOne, Continuum
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    Enterprise business agility rests on agile planning that scales and has the flexibility needed to meet the needs of customers and the market. 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.

    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.
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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
    Vendex KBB IT Services, Info Support, Fujitsu Consulting, TCSC, Airways New Zealand, HP
    Top Industries
    Computer Software Company26%
    Comms Service Provider9%
    Insurance Company8%
    Financial Services Firm28%
    Manufacturing Company17%
    Computer Software Company15%
    Energy/Utilities Company9%
    Computer Software Company23%
    Comms Service Provider15%
    Manufacturing Company8%
    Company Size
    Small Business11%
    Midsize Enterprise10%
    Large Enterprise78%
    Small Business14%
    Midsize Enterprise25%
    Large Enterprise62%
    Small Business18%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise66%
    Buyer's Guide Agility vs. TFS
    July 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Agility vs. TFS and other solutions. Updated: July 2022.
    619,967 professionals have used our research since 2012. Agility is ranked 12th in Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) Suites with 4 reviews while TFS is ranked 5th in Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) Suites with 21 reviews. Agility is rated 9.0, while TFS is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of Agility writes " A scalable, full-package solution with a tech support team that bends over backwards to help". On the other hand, the top reviewer of TFS writes "It is helpful for scheduled releases and enforcing rules, but it should be better at merging changes for multiple developers and retaining the historical information". Agility is most compared with Jira, Rally Software, Jira Align, Microsoft Azure DevOps and Micro Focus AccuRev, whereas TFS is most compared with Microsoft Azure DevOps, Jira, Rally Software, Visual Studio Test Professional and Micro Focus ALM Quality Center. See our Agility vs. TFS report.

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