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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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"Works well for test management and is a good testing repository."

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"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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"Could use additional integration so that there is a testing automation continuum."

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Top Answer:RQM's best features are integration with test automation and performance testing.
Top Answer:In a test plan, all of the test cases are flat and there's no hierarchy in it. It would be helpful if we could assign a hierarchy to a group of test cases. Instead of using a test suite or child test… more »
Top Answer:I am a tester, so I use this solution from a testing point of view.
Top Answer:Works well for test management and is a good testing repository.
Top Answer:We signed for a year and I believe we paid $24,000 for Flood, Manager, and qTest Insights. We paid an extra for $4,000 for the migration support.
Top Answer:I'd like to see better integration in the platform so that there is a testing automation continuum, where customers can easily mature through qTest and Tosca functionalities.
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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.

Tricentis is the global leader in enterprise continuous testing, widely credited for reinventing software testing for DevOps, cloud, and enterprise applications. The Tricentis AI-based, continuous testing platform provides a new and fundamentally different way to perform software testing. An approach that’s totally automated, fully codeless, and intelligently driven by AI. It addresses both agile development and complex enterprise apps, enabling enterprises to accelerate their digital transformation by dramatically increasing software release speed, reducing costs, and improving software quality. 

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Sample Customers
Ehrhardt, Cisco Systems, Anadolu Hayat Emeklilik, CareCore National, ItaÒ BBA, Barr
McKesson, Accenture, Nationwide Insurance, Allianz, Telstra, Moët Hennessy-Louis Vuitton (LVMH PCIS), and Vodafone
Top Industries
Computer Software Company21%
Manufacturing Company14%
Financial Services Firm10%
Financial Services Firm22%
Insurance Company22%
Computer Software Company22%
Energy/Utilities Company11%
Computer Software Company24%
Financial Services Firm12%
Comms Service Provider9%
Insurance Company8%
Company Size
Small Business10%
Midsize Enterprise30%
Large Enterprise60%
Small Business18%
Midsize Enterprise11%
Large Enterprise71%
Small Business7%
Midsize Enterprise21%
Large Enterprise71%
Small Business16%
Midsize Enterprise14%
Large Enterprise70%
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IBM Rational Quality Manager is ranked 13th in Test Management Tools with 2 reviews while Tricentis qTest is ranked 5th in Test Management Tools with 1 review. IBM Rational Quality Manager is rated 8.6, while Tricentis qTest 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 Tricentis qTest writes "Great for test management and automates a lot of the testing functions". IBM Rational Quality Manager is most compared with Micro Focus ALM Quality Center, TestRail by Gurock, Zephyr Enterprise, Adaptavist Test Management for Jira and Tricentis Tosca, whereas Tricentis qTest is most compared with Tricentis Tosca, Micro Focus ALM Quality Center, Zephyr Enterprise, TestRail by Gurock and PractiTest.

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