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We performed a comparison between IBM Rational Quality Manager and Micro Focus LoadRunner Enterprise based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Load Testing Tools solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.

To learn more, read our detailed IBM Rational Quality Manager vs. Micro Focus LoadRunner Enterprise report (Updated: September 2022).
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"RQM is something that we use everyday, so it has to be up and running, otherwise we would lose everything.""RQM's best features are integration with test automation and performance testing."

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"One of the most valuable features of this solution is recording and replaying, and the fact that there are multiple options available to do this.""The product is good, and the concept is good as well.""What I like most in Micro Focus LoadRunner Enterprise is the comparison between two different exhibitions which gives value to my company. I also like that the solution is user-friendly, especially in terms of making specific changes. For example, in the past, you can't see the changes when you upload scripts into the Performance Center, but now, it has that visibility, so whenever you want, you can change the script in the Performance Center. I also like that Micro Focus LoadRunner Enterprise is the only tool you can utilize for all your needs, even for different protocols and scripting. The solution also has the latest features, for example, networkability, where it can, within the UI, follow the waterfall model. You can use the insights in the Performance Center of Micro Focus LoadRunner Enterprise to address or test URLs that usually take up much time.""Micro Focus LoadRunner Enterprise supports a lot of technologies. The existing performance testing that this tool is capable of is good. The protocols that are available are widely varied when compared to other performance testing tools.""Micro Focus LoadRunner Enterprise Is very user-friendly.""The user interface is fine.""We have a centralized delivery team and we are able to meet enterprise requirements, which include different types of protocols that are involved, including scripting. The technology supports that and enables us to have a wider range of testing. Enterprise-level testing is something that we are satisfied with.""It offers easy integration with third-party tools like Dynatrace, Splunk, etc."

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"It would be helpful if we could assign a hierarchy to a group of test cases.""RQM could be improved by adding a feature that allows test requirements to be selected when creating a task plan."

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"The installation has not been straightforward, and we have had so many problems. We have had to re-install, try to install on a different machine, etc. We have not been able to launch the LRE server itself yet.""It would be good if we could look forward at the future technology needs we have. I would like to see Micro Focus provide more customer awareness around how LoadRunner can fulfill requirements with Big Data use cases, for example, where you do performance testing at the scale of data lakes... when it comes to technologies our company has yet to adopt, I would like to see an indication from Micro Focus of how one does performance testing and what kinds of challenges can we foresee. Those kinds of studies would really help us.""It's not that popular on the cloud.""I believe the data that demonstrates the automated correlations should be corrected.""Currently, when we try open LRE we encounter cookie banner issues. However, I'm not sure if it is within the enterprise solution or with the vendors.""Micro Focus needs to improve in terms of support. With the same support plan but when the product was owned by HP, support was more responsive and better coordinated.""LoadRunner Enterprise's reporting should be quicker, easier, and more flexible.""The reporting has room for improvement."

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  • "The price is okay. You're able to buy it, as opposed to paying for a full year."
  • "They have a much more practical pricing model now."
  • "I have not been directly involved in price negotiations but my understanding is that while the cost is a little bit high, it provides good value for the money."
  • "The price of Micro Focus LoadRunner Enterprise could improve, it is expensive."
  • "The price is a bit too high."
  • "We purchased the license via SAP."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:RQM's best features are integration with test automation and performance testing.
    Top Answer:RQM could be improved by adding a feature that allows test requirements to be selected when creating a task plan. I would also like to see a feature where you can have a test plan with manual and… more »
    Top Answer:I primarily use RQM to create, execute, and automate test cases and store results.
    Top Answer:I think the number one feature everybody likes is the capability to easily generate virtual users as well as the reporting.
    Top Answer:The price is okay. You're able to buy it, as opposed to paying for a full year. You can just on-demand purchase it for your users for a day or two, which is nice in an MSP business like mine. If I… more »
    Top Answer:I think LoadRunner is still getting into grips with me — maybe, I've not used it that much. It's not that popular on the cloud. Also, we have not tried this on mobile platforms with mobile virtual… more »
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    Also Known As
    Rational Quality Manager
    Performance Center, Micro Focus Performance Center, HPE Performance Center
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    IBM Rational Quality Manager is a next-generation web-based collaboration tool that provides test artifact management, construction, and planning throughout the entire development process. IBM Rational Quality Manager is based on IBM’s successful Jazz™ platform and derives many of its popular intuitive features from Jazz™.

    IBM Rational Manager was developed for every type of test team in the marketplace today. Every role is included, such as test manager, test architect, lab manager, tester, and test lead. The solution is also able to include various roles outside the established test organization.

    IBM Rational Quality Manager Features and Benefits:

    • Customizable design and construction: Users can easily define the overall design for each and every test case. Every test case contains a robust text editor, which can include background data concerning the test case. Test cases can include links to developmental requirements and items. They can also include test artifacts, such as test scripts, test case execution processes, and test plans. Test cases can also be integrated with test suites.

    • Intuitive reporting: IBM Rational Quality Manager provides an intuitive set of predefined reports to ensure users get comprehensive status on all projects. Additional customized reports can be made available by using the Development Intelligence or Rational Insight features for more precise reporting. Users can view live test execution status and are also able to discover the relationship between test artifacts, development artifacts, and requirements in the traceability view.

    • Exhaustive test planning processes: Users define and customize test plans that will drive all activity for the organization's teams through every component of the project’s lifecycle. Everything is developed around the concept of: “ Is this ready for release?” The test plan defines the project scope and test effort, and contains the key indicators so all team members will understand the desired outcomes.

      Top test plan tasks include (but are not limited to):

      • Definition of test and business objectives.
      • Evaluate the size of the test effort.
      • Define different environments to test and develop test configurations.
      • Develop entrance criteria, exit criteria, and overall quality goals.
      • Create a review and approval process for the test plan and/or individual test cases.
      • View Real-time Test Progress

    • Collaboration made easy: Users can easily share data with other members of the team with the Collaboration Lifecycle Management (CLM). Team members can also assign tasks and view each other's progress. They can also distribute work for review and track the input and status of each reviewer. There is also the ability to lock artifacts to prevent others from editing a completed piece.

    • Security: IBM Rational Quality Manager can protect against attack threats and data breaches with the IBM AppScan Tester. This can help achieve higher quality and more secure applications with greater positive outcomes at a very reasonable competitive cost.

    • Governance: The solution will ensure that an organization’s business processes are in compliance with department, corporate, industry, regional, and government regulations and standards. IBM Rational Quality Manager will correlate test processes and create suitable records of testing results and project history to comply with any auditing process.

    Micro Focus Performance Center is a global cross-enterprise performance testing tool which enables you to manage multiple, concurrent performance testing projects across different geographic locations without any need to travel between the locations. Performance Center administers all your internal performance testing needs. With Performance Center, you manage all aspects of large-scale performance testing projects, including resource allocation and scheduling, from a centralized location accessible through the Web. Performance Center helps streamline the testing process, reduce resource costs, and increase operating efficiency.

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    Sample Customers
    Ehrhardt, Cisco Systems, Anadolu Hayat Emeklilik, CareCore National, ItaÒ BBA, Barr
    Hexaware, British Sky Broadcasting, JetBlue
    Top Industries
    Computer Software Company20%
    Manufacturing Company14%
    Financial Services Firm10%
    Comms Service Provider10%
    Computer Software Company24%
    Financial Services Firm21%
    Insurance Company12%
    Computer Software Company21%
    Financial Services Firm14%
    Insurance Company8%
    Comms Service Provider8%
    Company Size
    Small Business10%
    Midsize Enterprise30%
    Large Enterprise60%
    Small Business16%
    Midsize Enterprise11%
    Large Enterprise73%
    Small Business12%
    Midsize Enterprise10%
    Large Enterprise78%
    Small Business13%
    Midsize Enterprise10%
    Large Enterprise76%
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    IBM Rational Quality Manager is ranked 11th in Load Testing Tools with 2 reviews while Micro Focus LoadRunner Enterprise is ranked 3rd in Load Testing Tools with 11 reviews. IBM Rational Quality Manager is rated 8.6, while Micro Focus LoadRunner Enterprise is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of IBM Rational Quality Manager writes "A reliable solution with good tracking, but room for improvement in the hierarchy of grouping test cases ". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Micro Focus LoadRunner Enterprise writes "Full geographical coverage, integrates well with monitoring tools, granular project inspection capabilities". IBM Rational Quality Manager is most compared with Micro Focus ALM Quality Center, TestRail by Gurock, Tricentis qTest, Zephyr Enterprise and Tricentis Tosca, whereas Micro Focus LoadRunner Enterprise is most compared with Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional, Micro Focus LoadRunner Cloud, Apache JMeter, Micro Focus ALM Quality Center and Tricentis NeoLoad.

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