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We performed a comparison between Eggplant Manager 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.

To learn more, read our detailed Eggplant Manager vs. Micro Focus ALM Quality Center report (Updated: September 2022).
635,987 professionals have used our research since 2012.
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Pros
"We did see a massive return on investment from using Eggplant.""Good text reading ability."

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"It's user friendly, scalable, and very stable and strong. It's cooperative, meaning that I can assess the test to check it and follow the flow of defects, and the developers and the business can use this tool to follow the test process.""What they do best is test management. That's their strong point.""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.""You can maintain your test cases and requirements. You can also log the defects in it and make the traceability metrics out of it. There are all sorts of things you can do in this. It is not that complex to use. In terms of user experience, it is very simple to adopt. It is a good product.""The independent view of elevated access is good.""Ability to customize modules, particularly Defect Tracking module on company specific needs""Micro Focus ALM Quality Center is a very good test management tool especially for writing test cases and uploading. You can even upload the test cycles from Excel. You get the defects and the reports, and also some automation using EFT which works with ALM.""ALM Quality Center is a reliable, consolidated product."

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Cons
"The solution would crash from time to time.""They need to update the Linux. I think it's kind of an outdated Java Swing application."

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"Quality Center's UI is outdated, and it's a little bit slow on the login part and different parts of the application. That's why we're switching solutions. I believe most companies are switching to Octane or something else. Micro Focus should enhance the interface and reports.""HP-QC does not support Agile. It is designed for Waterfall. This is the number one issue that we're facing right now, which is why we want to look for another tool. We're a pharmaceutical services company, so we require electronic signatures in a tool, but this functionality isn't available in HP-QC. We don't have 21 CFR, Part 11, electronic signatures, and we need compliant electronic signatures. Some of the ALM tools can toggle between tabular format and document format for requirements, but the same feature is not available in this solution. There is also no concept of base-lining or versioning. It doesn't exist.""ALM Quality Center could be improved with more techniques to manage Agile processes.""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.""If the solution could create a lighter, more flexible tool with more adaptability to new methodologies such as agile, it would be great.""If they could improve their BPT business components that would be good""There's room for improvement in the requirements traceability with Micro Focus ALM Quality Center. That could use an uplift.""The Agile methodology is now being used across all the organizations, but in this solution, we don't have a dashboard like Jira. In Jira, you can move your product backlogs from one space to another and see the progress, that is, whether a backlog is in the development stage or testing stage. Micro Focus ALM Quality Center does not have this feature. It is typically very straightforward. You just execute the test cases from it, and you just make them pass, fail, or whatever. They can also improve its integration with Jira. The browser support needs to be improved in this because it supports only Internet Explorer as of now. It does not have support for Firefox, Chrome, Safari, or any other browser. There are also some performance issues in it. Let's say that you are doing the testing, and you found something and are logging the defect. When you try to attach several or multiple screenshots with the defect, it slows down, which is a very common problem people face. I would like them to include a functionality where I am able to see the reports across all the projects. When you have multiple projects, being a manager, I would like to see the reports across all the projects. Currently, there is no single sign-on through which we can get all the information at one place. You need to log into it project-wise. If you have ten projects, you can't view the information in one dashboard."

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  • "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."
  • "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."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:We did see a massive return on investment from using Eggplant.
    Top Answer:Eggplant is expensive. What makes it cheap for us is that in the company where I work, the more people that use it, the cheaper the licenses get. So it's kind of a deal in a way, the more you buy, the… more »
    Top Answer:In terms of what could be improved, I would love to be able to take the font of the application that the team is working in and upload it or import it into Eggplant Functional, so that the OCR is more… more »
    Top Answer:ALM is a well-known product and is one of the pioneers in providing test management facilities with a 360 degree view of requirements.
    Top Answer:Certain applications within this solution are not really compatible with certain applications like ERP. The problem is when we're trying to use these applications or devices, the solution itself… more »
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    Also Known As
    TestPlant eggPlant Manager
    HPE ALM, Quality Center, Quality Center, Micro Focus ALM
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    Overview
    eggPlant Manager helps you to manage your test execution and test environment. eggPlant Manager is a web-based test management tool that allows you to define test runs, schedule test executions, easily manage your systems and devices-under-test, manage and co-ordinate multiple instances of eggPlant Functional, and analyze aggregated results. eggPlant Manager helps you set up a continuous integration and test quickly and reliably.

    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
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    Airbus Defense and Space, Vodafone, JTI, Xellia, and Banco de Creìdito e Inversiones (Bci)
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company30%
    Financial Services Firm13%
    Healthcare Company11%
    Manufacturing Company8%
    REVIEWERS
    Financial Services Firm20%
    Comms Service Provider14%
    Insurance Company9%
    Healthcare Company9%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company20%
    Financial Services Firm16%
    Comms Service Provider8%
    Government7%
    Company Size
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business17%
    Midsize Enterprise11%
    Large Enterprise71%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business15%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise72%
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    Small Business16%
    Midsize Enterprise11%
    Large Enterprise73%
    Buyer's Guide
    Eggplant Manager vs. Micro Focus ALM Quality Center
    September 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Eggplant Manager vs. Micro Focus ALM Quality Center and other solutions. Updated: September 2022.
    635,987 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Eggplant Manager is ranked 7th in Test Management Tools with 2 reviews while Micro Focus ALM Quality Center is ranked 2nd in Test Management Tools with 27 reviews. Eggplant Manager is rated 9.6, while Micro Focus ALM Quality Center is rated 6.6. The top reviewer of Eggplant Manager writes "Probably the best GUI automation tool out there". 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". Eggplant Manager is most compared with Ranorex Studio, Adaptavist Test Management for Jira, Zephyr Enterprise, Sealights and TestRail by Gurock, 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 Eggplant Manager vs. Micro Focus ALM Quality Center report.

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