We performed a comparison between IBM Rational ALM and Polarion ALM 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.
"The integration with Git works well."
"The tools for requirement capture we have found very useful."
"It's easy to use."
"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."
"The best feature of Polarion ALM to me is its traceability link."
"Polarion ALM has some valuable tools for managing our targets and requirements. I think that's its best feature."
"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."
"One of Polarion's shortcomings would be planning. It can handle plans, but the planning feature is very basic."
"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 configuration aspect of the solution is not easy. A person needs a lot of programming knowledge in order to successfully handle the job."
"As Polarion ALM is a development-oriented tool, easy support or easy access is provided by default, but if I want to use detailed features, I need to write the script, particularly the VM script, and this is its area for improvement. I want Polarion ALM to have a graphical user interface that doesn't need scripting. In the next release of the tool, I'd like for it to not require scripting and programming because needing to run script language is time-consuming."
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IBM Rational ALM is ranked 18th in Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) Suites with 3 reviews while Polarion ALM is ranked 8th in Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) Suites with 4 reviews. IBM Rational ALM is rated 7.0, while Polarion ALM is rated 8.2. 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 Polarion ALM writes "It incorporates almost all engineering tasks we need to do for one project". IBM Rational ALM is most compared with Microsoft Azure DevOps, Jira, PTC Integrity, codeBeamer ALM and Atlassian ALM, whereas Polarion ALM is most compared with Jira, Microsoft Azure DevOps, PTC Integrity, codeBeamer ALM and Rally Software. See our IBM Rational ALM vs. Polarion ALM report.
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