We performed a comparison between IBM Rational Quality Manager and TFS 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.
"RQM's best features are integration with test automation and performance testing."
"RQM is something that we use everyday, so it has to be up and running, otherwise we would lose everything."
"User alerts are very helpful for knowing when work is required."
"The work item feature is most valuable. It allows us to store all product requirements. We can also link the test cases to those requirements so that we know which feature has already been tested, and which one is waiting for testing. We can also couple the code reviews, unit tests, and automated tests into these requirements. It is reliable. It has all the features and good performance. It also has reporting tools or analysis tools."
"The most valuable features are related to source code management. Using TFS for source code management and being able to branch and have multiple developers work on the same projects is valuable. We can also branch and merge code back together."
"For what I need TFS for, I have never run into any limitation."
"The most valuable features of TFS are the test plans. We can reproduce reusable test plans in test automation. We have a lot of queries and this feature is very useful."
"What I like the most is that you can set permissions on just one folder."
"I feel that the test plan and test tools are more manageable in TFS."
"It is easy to push our changes from quality to pre-prod and prod."
"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."
"I would also like a true command prompt like Git."
"I'm looking for specific options that aren't currently available, such as active status, new status, or what's currently in progress."
"I would like to see TFS improve its web interface as there are some limitations with IDs and the integration behind it and with open-source tools like VS Code."
"TFS's CI/CD, project pipelines, and management development could be improved."
"The solution should have better dashboards."
"The price could be cheaper."
"The execution of test cases could stand improvement."
"There's not automatic access to test case management and execution."
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:
Visual Studio’s Team Foundation Server (TFS) is a powerful application development lifecycle management solution. It aids developers in managing every aspect of their DevOps and application creation. TFS combines many different types of solutions into a single powerful platform.
Visual Studio TFS Benefits
Some of the ways that organizations can benefit by choosing to deploy TFS include:
Visual Studio TFS Features
Source code management. TFS comes with all of the tools that developers need to completely manage their source code. They can share their code so that multiple developers can work on the same project. Additionally, TFS enables them to do things like review the history of a particular piece of source code.
Reviews from Real Users
TFS is a highly effective solution that stands out when compared to many of its competitors. Two major advantages it offers are its source code management capabilities and its powerful integration suite.
Carl B., the vice president of engineering at Vertex Downhole Ltd, writes, “The most valuable features are related to source code management. Using TFS for source code management and being able to branch and have multiple developers work on the same projects is valuable. We can also branch and merge code back together.”
Ashish K., the principal consultant at Wipro, says, “I have found almost all of the features valuable because it integrates well with your Microsoft products. If a client is using the entire Microsoft platform, then TFS would be definitely preferable. It integrates with the digital studio development environment as well.”
IBM Rational Quality Manager is ranked 13th in Test Management Tools with 2 reviews while TFS is ranked 1st in Test Management Tools with 20 reviews. IBM Rational Quality Manager is rated 8.6, while TFS is rated 7.8. 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 TFS writes "It is helpful for scheduled releases and enforcing rules, but it should be better at merging changes for multiple developers and retaining the historical information". IBM Rational Quality Manager is most compared with Micro Focus ALM Quality Center, TestRail by Gurock, Zephyr Enterprise, Tricentis qTest and Adaptavist Test Management for Jira, whereas TFS is most compared with Microsoft Azure DevOps, Jira, Rally Software, Visual Studio Test Professional and Micro Focus ALM Quality Center. See our IBM Rational Quality Manager vs. TFS report.
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