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IBM Engineering Workflow Management vs. Polarion ALM
July 2022
Find out what your peers are saying about IBM Engineering Workflow Management vs. Polarion ALM and other solutions. Updated: July 2022.
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Pros
"Traceability reporting is inbuilt and includes all your requirements.""Work distribution among team members and accountability for completion with a clearer picture.""Good for managing stories, sprints, hydration and releases."

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"We had a nice experience with technical support.""The technical support is quite good.""Polarion ALM helps us better structure our customer requirements, and we can also validate the specs of our products against those. If anything changes on our side, we see the impact, and we can see the effect If a customer changes requirements.""Polarion ALM has some valuable tools for managing our targets and requirements. I think that's its best feature.""It meets with everybody's needs without having to grab plugins."

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Cons
"Teams need clearer pictures of resource availability in charts and dashboards along with plans.""The solution is very heavily vendor dependent.""Lacks ability to customize and reporting can be slow."

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"The configuration aspect of the solution is not easy. A person needs a lot of programming knowledge in order to successfully handle the job.""Technical support needs some improvement.""We use PTC Windchill, and Polarion ALM doesn't have native integration, so we had to purchase the connector to integrate it with Polarion ALM. We still haven't implemented it.""The ease-of-use could be improved a little.""One of Polarion's shortcomings would be planning. It can handle plans, but the planning feature is very basic."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "Licensing: The solution cost is high and should be brought down to increase competition."
  • "It's an expensive investment to make, so the decision should be driven on individual requirements."
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  • "The license model is okay for large companies but would be quite expensive for smaller enterprises."
  • "If the pricing would come down and it was more affordable then we wouldn't have to switch."
  • "Our license for Polarion ALM is yearly. And it's not the cheapest tool that we've looked at. So if we had made our decision purely based on the licensing cost, we wouldn't have selected Polarion."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:Good for managing stories, sprints, hydration and releases.
    Top Answer:This is not a cheap solution but it does include the standard support that IBM offers through their portal, and the support is good. IBM has multiple licensing models, and there is a floating license… more »
    Top Answer:One of the downfalls of this product is that we are not able to customize it for our specific requirements. I'm not sure whether that's an issue with the product or with the company's implementation.
    Top Answer:The technical support is quite good.
    Top Answer:The solution is not easy to use. The configuration aspect of the solution is not easy. A person needs a lot of programming knowledge in order to successfully handle the job. The cost of the product is… more »
    Top Answer:Polarion can be used typically for application lifecycle management. Typically it's used for requirement management, test case management, and defect tracking.
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    Also Known As
    IBM Rational Team Concert (IBM ALM), IBM RTC
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    Overview

    IBM Engineering Workflow Management manages plans, tasks, the project status and acts as the critical link between required and delivered work. It provides flexibility to adapt to any process, which enables companies to adopt faster release cycles and manage dependencies across both small and complex development projects. This solution offers no-charge server software and flexible pricing models. It becomes a complete IBM Engineering Lifecycle Management solution—when purchased as a set of seamlessly integrated tools: IBM Engineering Workflow Management, IBM Engineering Test Management, and IBM Engineering Requirements Management DOORS Next.

    The world’s first 100% browser-based ALM enterprise solution, which enables seamless collaboration across disparate teams, multi-directionally linked work items, full traceability, accelerated productivity and automated proof of compliance.

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    Sample Customers
    Telstra Corporation, Visteon, Atos SE, Panasonic Automotive Systems, IBM Global Technology Services, CareCore National, JTEKT Corp., ItaÒ BBA, Avea, CACEIS, Danske Bank Group, APIS IT
    Engineering Ingegneria Informatica, IBS AG, Zumtobel Group
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    Financial Services Firm43%
    Computer Software Company29%
    Comms Service Provider14%
    Manufacturing Company14%
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    Computer Software Company22%
    Manufacturing Company14%
    Comms Service Provider7%
    Government7%
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    Healthcare Company29%
    Transportation Company29%
    Manufacturing Company29%
    Consumer Goods Company14%
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    Computer Software Company23%
    Manufacturing Company22%
    Comms Service Provider13%
    Government6%
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    Small Business17%
    Midsize Enterprise25%
    Large Enterprise58%
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    Midsize Enterprise10%
    Large Enterprise74%
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    Buyer's Guide
    IBM Engineering Workflow Management vs. Polarion ALM
    July 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about IBM Engineering Workflow Management vs. Polarion ALM and other solutions. Updated: July 2022.
    610,336 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    IBM Engineering Workflow Management is ranked 11th in Enterprise Agile Planning Tools with 3 reviews while Polarion ALM is ranked 7th in Enterprise Agile Planning Tools with 5 reviews. IBM Engineering Workflow Management is rated 5.6, while Polarion ALM is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of IBM Engineering Workflow Management writes "Great inbuilt traceability reporting; unfortunately, the solution is heavily vendor dependent". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Polarion ALM writes "It incorporates almost all engineering tasks we need to do for one project". IBM Engineering Workflow Management is most compared with Jira, codeBeamer ALM, CA Endevor Software Change Manager and Digital.ai Agility, whereas Polarion ALM is most compared with Jira, Microsoft Azure DevOps, PTC Integrity and codeBeamer ALM. See our IBM Engineering Workflow Management vs. Polarion ALM report.

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