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We performed a comparison between IBM Rational ALM and Inflectra SpiraTeam based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) Suites solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.

To learn more, read our detailed IBM Rational ALM vs. Inflectra SpiraTeam report (Updated: September 2022).
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"It's easy to use.""The tools for requirement capture we have found very useful.""IBM Rational ALM is a very good tool. I like the management and traceability features and the test management tool. The latter is not linked with the stories and fixed management. It is really useful, and we can create test plans. We can also test some metrics related to QA.""The integration with Git works well."

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"The initial setup and configuration are straightforward and relatively simple.""The solution is fast and very accessible."

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"In the next release, we expect a traceability metrics configuration where we can configure the user stories. We also expect them to improve or simplify the query process.""One of the complaints from users is that they have to click buttons too many times for just a simple task. Changing this would lead to a better user experience.""The stability of IBM Rational ALM could be improved.""I think nowadays people are getting into Jira and other tools. What is happening is, this solution is becoming more traditional, whereas Jira and other tools are more attractive for the new users to learn and start using because of the graphical interfaces."

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"It would be great if they worked more closely with other solutions. There needs to be better integration with the platform for development purposes.""They need to continue improving the interface with the third-party options."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "The price of the solution could be reduced. Many of our customers are not using all the features and this could be why our clients feel the price is too high."
  • "We have a contract, but I am not aware of the details."
  • "This product is a little expensive and we had to pay extra to have them set it up for us."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:You can customize the board according to your needs.
    Top Answer:The reporting functionality needs to be improved. They have developed a reporting model but it is not available out-of-the-box. It is especially important when we are talking about Kanban and KPIs. We… more »
    Top Answer:We began using this product in 2014 as a work management tool. After that, we gained knowledge of the Agile framework and implemented these features in Rational. We now have five scrum teams, all of… more »
    Top Answer:The solution is fast and very accessible.
    Top Answer:The pricing is difficult as the exchange rate is not great. The local currency in relation to the US dollar is not great. It makes it hard for the customer to afford the solution, not necessarily… more »
    Top Answer:The importing aspect is one of the areas that probably could be improved. We talked with Inflectra several times about that point. It would be great if they worked more closely with other solutions… more »
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    Also Known As
    Rational ALM, MKS
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    Lifecycle management capabilities built on the open, unifying IBM Rational Jazz platform can help agile and traditional teams: see at-a-glance status, access better data for decisions, manage costs, reuse the most efficient processes across the organization, manage cloud, web, SOA and mobile application design and development. Teams can also gain real-time traceability, manage work across vendors, unify across a diverse set of lifecyle tools, and provide collaborative development for continuous delivery as part of the IBM DevOps solution.

    Need to manage your entire project lifecycle? From requirements and test cases, to tasks and code SpiraTeam has you covered. Powerful, straightforward, and flexible, SpiraTeam helps you get started fast. With SpiraTeam, manage your tasks and bugs quickly and easily, sync them with your team, and get back to developing. Integrated version control, testing (manual and automated), and customizable reporting, help you track it all.

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    Sample Customers
    Tennis Australia, WeCloud AB, Port Otago Limited, Logicalis US, Valmer, The Chevrolet Volt, Ashurst
    Cenduit, Maas Database Applications, DHHS Tasmania, Rota Yokogawa, ASI Business Solutions, ComputaCenter
    Top Industries
    Computer Software Company38%
    Comms Service Provider25%
    Transportation Company13%
    Manufacturing Company16%
    Computer Software Company16%
    Comms Service Provider11%
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    Company Size
    Small Business17%
    Midsize Enterprise8%
    Large Enterprise75%
    Small Business16%
    Midsize Enterprise10%
    Large Enterprise74%
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    Buyer's Guide
    IBM Rational ALM vs. Inflectra SpiraTeam
    September 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about IBM Rational ALM vs. Inflectra SpiraTeam and other solutions. Updated: September 2022.
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    IBM Rational ALM is ranked 18th in Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) Suites with 4 reviews while Inflectra SpiraTeam is ranked 10th in Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) Suites with 2 reviews. IBM Rational ALM is rated 7.2, while Inflectra SpiraTeam is rated 9.6. The top reviewer of IBM Rational ALM writes "Integrates well with Git and the technical support is helpful, but the interface should be more modern". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Inflectra SpiraTeam writes "Great technical support with excellent integration and a fairly easy initial setup". IBM Rational ALM is most compared with Microsoft Azure DevOps, Jira, PTC Integrity, Polarion ALM and codeBeamer ALM, whereas Inflectra SpiraTeam is most compared with Microsoft Azure DevOps. See our IBM Rational ALM vs. Inflectra SpiraTeam report.

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