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

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"The product has excellent customizable reports.""We use the roadmap features, and we're getting better at using dates to use the roadmap so that we can see if we're on target for work."

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

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"The product needs to have more integration capabilities.""What I don't like about it is that it is really hard to find old work to reference information and use the reporting section of the application in terms of trying to analyze trends. If I am trying to find out which interfaces took this long and I want to compare and measure improvement from one quarter to another quarter, the reporting mechanism within Rally is very troublesome. They have an Excel plugin that you're supposed to use, but you literally have to pull the raw data out before you can do the analysis. You can't do it within Rally, and if you can, it is a secret, and I don't know how to do it. It should have better, easier, and user-friendly reporting without having to use the Excel add-in. It is very clunky. There is a lot of data in there, but it is not organized in such a way that makes it intuitive. You really have to kind of look for where do you put your documentation or dates. Some customization is available, but it is not plug-and-play like Jira. When I switched from TFS to Jira, I just went and started using Jira, whereas with Rally, you kind of have to really get in and figure out what you need to do before you set stuff up, or you're going to get yourself stuck. You can just start using Jira and be successful."

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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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    Questions from the Community
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    Good for managing stories, sprints, hydration and releases.
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    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 »
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    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.
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    We use the roadmap features, and we're getting better at using dates to use the roadmap so that we can see if we're on target for work.
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    The pricing of the solution is okay. It's reasonable. However, the licensing does increase according to the number of modules. Therefore, it can get expensive.
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    What I don't like about it is that it is really hard to find old work to reference information and use the reporting section of the application in terms of trying to analyze trends. If I am trying to… more »
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    IBM Rational Team Concert (IBM ALM), IBM RTC
    CA Agile Central, Rally Enterprise, CA Agile Training, CA Agile Coaching, CA Agile Academy, CA Agile Management , CA ALM
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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.

    With Rally Software, you can plan, prioritize, manage, track, and continuously improve your work so that you can deliver the value that your customers need with speed, quality, and efficiency. Our enterprise-class Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) SaaS platform provides visibility into progress, roadblocks, and dependencies across multiple teams, projects, and programs. This allows you to align to your strategic goals and create better business results, and to do it all in a single system of record.

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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
    Physicians Mutual, Harvard Pilgrim HealthCare, Editora Abril, Tata Communications, Level 3 Communications, Seagate, TomTom, Philips, Hiscox, Physicians Mutual, MYOB
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    Financial Services Firm43%
    Computer Software Company29%
    Comms Service Provider14%
    Manufacturing Company14%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company24%
    Comms Service Provider13%
    Manufacturing Company11%
    Government7%
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    Financial Services Firm20%
    Healthcare Company18%
    Comms Service Provider14%
    Transportation Company10%
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    Computer Software Company24%
    Comms Service Provider11%
    Healthcare Company9%
    Financial Services Firm9%
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    Midsize Enterprise25%
    Large Enterprise58%
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    Midsize Enterprise10%
    Large Enterprise81%
    Find out what your peers are saying about IBM Engineering Workflow Management vs. Rally Software and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
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    IBM Engineering Workflow Management is ranked 11th in Enterprise Agile Planning Tools with 3 reviews while Rally Software is ranked 10th in Enterprise Agile Planning Tools with 2 reviews. IBM Engineering Workflow Management is rated 5.6, while Rally Software is rated 8.0. 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 Rally Software writes "Useful for seeing if we are on target for work, but it is not intuitive and should have easier and user-friendly reporting without having to use the Excel add-in". IBM Engineering Workflow Management is most compared with Jira, Microsoft Azure DevOps, CA Endevor Software Change Manager, codeBeamer ALM and Digital.ai Agility, whereas Rally Software is most compared with Jira, Microsoft Azure DevOps, TFS, Micro Focus ALM Quality Center and Atlassian ALM. See our IBM Engineering Workflow Management vs. Rally Software report.

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