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We performed a comparison between IBM Rational Quality Manager and PractiTest based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Test Management 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. PractiTest 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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"The most valuable feature is the way the libraries are structured so that they were not folder driven."

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

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"It doesn't allow you to connect to multiple different tracking tools."

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  • "Pricing is probably in the middle, it's not the cheapest but it's not the most expensive."
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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:The most valuable feature is the way the libraries are structured so that they were not folder driven.
    Top Answer:Pricing is probably in the middle, it's not the cheapest but it's not the most expensive. There were no additional fees, everything was included in the license and the online support was great.
    Top Answer:It doesn't allow you to connect to multiple different bug tracking tools at the same time. This is not an issue if you only have one bug tracker but we can potentially use different tools for… more »
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    Rational Quality Manager
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    Overview

    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.

    Manage your QA and Testing process, controlling your testing tasks while getting complete visibility into your results, and most importantly releasing your products in a professional way

    Professional end to end QA management for your manual and automation testing. 
    • Create your manual tests and organize them based on cycles, sprints, etc.
    • Seamlessly integrate your manual testing with your automation and CI processes.
    • Reuse tests and correlate results across different releases and products.
    • Release your products with confidence and control.


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    Sample Customers
    Ehrhardt, Cisco Systems, Anadolu Hayat Emeklilik, CareCore National, ItaÒ BBA, Barr
    Canonical, SAS, Amobee, Play Buzz, Abbott, Aternity, Zerto, Freeman
    Top Industries
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    Computer Software Company20%
    Manufacturing Company13%
    Comms Service Provider11%
    Financial Services Firm10%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company15%
    Financial Services Firm11%
    Manufacturing Company10%
    Comms Service Provider9%
    Company Size
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    Small Business10%
    Midsize Enterprise30%
    Large Enterprise60%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business16%
    Midsize Enterprise11%
    Large Enterprise72%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business29%
    Midsize Enterprise57%
    Large Enterprise14%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business23%
    Midsize Enterprise22%
    Large Enterprise54%
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    IBM Rational Quality Manager is ranked 17th in Test Management Tools with 2 reviews while PractiTest is ranked 10th in Test Management Tools with 1 review. IBM Rational Quality Manager is rated 8.6, while PractiTest 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 PractiTest writes "Flexible and intuitive with easy reporting, and good support that is instantly available through chat". IBM Rational Quality Manager is most compared with Micro Focus ALM Quality Center, TestRail by Gurock, Tricentis qTest, Zephyr Enterprise and Tricentis Tosca, whereas PractiTest is most compared with TestRail by Gurock, Zephyr Enterprise, Microsoft Azure DevOps, Jira and Micro Focus ALM Quality Center.

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