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We performed a comparison between Micro Focus ALM Quality Center and Zephyr Enterprise 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 Zephyr Enterprise vs. Micro Focus ALM Quality Center report (Updated: September 2022).
635,513 professionals have used our research since 2012.
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Pros
"You can maintain your test cases and requirements. You can also log the defects in it and make the traceability metrics out of it. There are all sorts of things you can do in this. It is not that complex to use. In terms of user experience, it is very simple to adopt. It is a good product.""It's user friendly, scalable, and very stable and strong. It's cooperative, meaning that I can assess the test to check it and follow the flow of defects, and the developers and the business can use this tool to follow the test process.""Micro Focus ALM Quality Center is a very good test management tool especially for writing test cases and uploading. You can even upload the test cycles from Excel. You get the defects and the reports, and also some automation using EFT which works with ALM.""Ability to customize modules, particularly Defect Tracking module on company specific needs""What's most valuable in Micro Focus ALM Quality Center is that it's useful for these activities: test designing, test planning, and test execution.""The initial setup is straightforward. It's not too hard to deploy.""The tools could be useful if we were utilizing them more effectively""Micro Focus ALM Quality Center is quite stable."

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"It has many features, but the main things that we need are the test cycles and integration with automation because we have automation for the web and mobile applications. We use it for test case management to run the test cases and get the results. At this moment, it is fulfilling our requirements. We are able to get the test execution report and the test pass and fail report. This summary is delivered to our management.""It has 90% of the basic features you need without having to pay a lot of extra money."

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Cons
"The product is good, it's great, but when compared to other products with the latest methodologies, or when rating it as a software development tool, then I'll have to rate it with a lower score because there's a lot of other great tools where you can interconnect them, use them, scale them, and leverage. It all depends on the cost.""Currently, what's missing in the solution is the ability for users to see the ongoing scenarios and the status of those scenarios versus the requirements. As for the management tools, they also need to be improved so users can have a better idea of what's going on in just one look, so they can manage testing activities better.""Micro Focus is an expensive tool.""Micro Focus ALM Quality Center could improve how the automation process works. Addiotnlally, the parallel execution needs to be optimized. For example, if multiple users, which are two or more users, are doing an execution, while we execute the cases, I have seen some issues in the progress.""If they could improve their BPT business components that would be good""It is not a scalable solution.""Quality Center's UI is outdated, and it's a little bit slow on the login part and different parts of the application. That's why we're switching solutions. I believe most companies are switching to Octane or something else. Micro Focus should enhance the interface and reports.""We are looking for more automation capabilities."

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"The reporting, and the ability to reorganize the test repository, which are a little stifling. There is definitely room for improvement there.""We have a lot of automation for our products, and we require a utility for its integration with automation. Currently, we have to write this utility ourselves. It would be great if they can provide such a utility.""The reporting, and the ability to reorganize the test repository, which are a little stifling. There is definitely room for improvement there."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "I don't know the exact numbers, but I know it is pricey. When we talked to the sales reps we work with from our company, they say, "Well, Micro Focus will never lose on price." So, they are willing to do a lot of negotiating if it is required."
  • "Micro Focus ALM Quality Center is very expensive."
  • "It is very expensive as compared to other tools. We didn't get their premier version. It is a lesser version, and to upgrade, there will be an additional cost for us."
  • "The cost of licensing depends on the number of VMs that you are running test cases on and it is not cheap."
  • "Quality Center is pricey, but cheaper is not always less expensive."
  • "It's a perpetual license."
  • "I've never been in the procurement process for it. I don't think it is cheap. Some of the features can be quite expensive."
  • "Pricing could be improved as it's high-priced. I don't exactly know the pricing point, but previously, I know that it was really high so less people were able to use it for their projects."
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  • "DFS is more expensive than Zephyr. DFS is around $32 per person, whereas Zephyr is $10 per person. There is a major difference in the price, which is the main reason why we are trying to shift to Zephyr."
  • "It costs a couple of thousand dollars for a little more than 125 users, per month."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:ALM is a well-known product and is one of the pioneers in providing test management facilities with a 360 degree view of requirements.
    Top Answer:Certain applications within this solution are not really compatible with certain applications like ERP. The problem is when we're trying to use these applications or devices, the solution itself… more »
    Top Answer:It has 90% of the basic features you need without having to pay a lot of extra money.
    Top Answer:The reporting, and the ability to reorganize the test repository, which are a little stifling. There is definitely room for improvement there. Those are most likely the two major areas.
    Top Answer:We have been working with DFS for almost six or seven years. We have a lot of automation in our own framework, and DFS is supporting that framework. We have integrated DFS with our automation… more »
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    Also Known As
    HPE ALM, Quality Center, Quality Center, Micro Focus ALM
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    Overview

    Micro Focus ALM/Quality Center serves as the single pane of glass to govern software quality and implement rigorous, auditable lifecycle processes. Designed for complex multi-application environments, organizations can achieve high efficiency in their testing and measure quality with a requirements-driven and risk-based testing approach. Advanced reporting provides a complete view across all releases to gain new insights and make informed decisions. With numerous deployment options, open integrations with common tools and strong data controls, ALM/Quality Center is a perfect choice for enterprises that need to enforce standards, ensure compliance and adapt to changing tools.

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    Zephyr Enterprise is a robust enterprise test management platform that manages all aspects of the testing lifecycle. The solution is provided as an on-premise installation as well as a SaaS-based installation. Zephyr Enterprise enables you to make a rigid process flow flexible enough to accommodate changes. In addition, it provides all the functionality QA teams and testers need in order to create and execute test cases with less effort, allowing more time to do actual testing by alleviating significant time-wasting steps.

    Zephyr Enterprise Features

    Zephyr Enterprise has many valuable key features. Some of the most useful ones include:

    • Visual dashboards
    • One-click integration
    • Multi Jira instance
    • Scalability
    • Third-Party Integrations
    • Reporting & Statistics
    • Data Import/Export
    • Data Visualization
    • User Management
    • Move & Copy
    • Software Testing Management
    • Requirements-Based Testing
    • Industry-strength scalability
    • Documented APIs
    • Regular maintenance and upgrades

    Zephyr Enterprise Benefits

    There are many benefits to implementing Zephyr Enterprise. Some of the biggest advantages the solution offers include:

    • Ready-to-use reports and customizable dashboards: With Zephyr Enterprise, reports and dashboards are updated in real time and you can share test results and link with your team in Jira to connect any known issues. In addition, the solution helps you increase workflow efficiency because it improves info sharing during standup meetings.
    • Supports bi-directional and multi-instance Jira integration: Not only does Zephyr Enterprise support bi-directional and multi-instance Jira integration, but it also gives you the ability to support multiple projects simultaneously – up to 200,000 test cases.
    • Global repository for test cases: Zephyr Enterprise helps you create, categorize, and store your test cases via a global repository that can be shared across your entire organization. You can also quickly reuse test cases using the structured folder management.
    • Test execution: Zephyr Enterprise makes it possible for you to execute tests step by step, manage pass/fail status, and launch automated execution, then file those defects into Jira. Zephyr Enterprise test executions allow teams to operate in a more efficient way.

    • Universal test automation: Zephyr Enterprise supports a wide range of automation frameworks, helping you decrease operational costs and increase test coverage.

      Reviews from Real Users

      Below are some reviews and helpful feedback written by PeerSpot users currently using the Zephyr Enterprise solution.

      A Manager of Enterprise Applications at a retailer says what’s most valuable is that “It's very easy and simple to use, which is beneficial. It has 90% of the basic features you need without having to pay a lot of extra money.” He also adds, “Zephyr Enterprise is very stable and the initial setup is straightforward.”

      Jawaad A., Test Automation Lead at Trapeze, explains, "It has many features, but the main things that we need are the test cycles and integration with automation because we have automation for the web and mobile applications. We use it for test case management to run the test cases and get the results. At this moment, it is fulfilling our requirements. We are able to get the test execution report and the test pass and fail report. This summary is delivered to our management."
    Offer
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    Sample Customers
    Airbus Defense and Space, Vodafone, JTI, Xellia, and Banco de Creìdito e Inversiones (Bci)
    Hyundai, Fujitsu, Google, David Jones, Burger King, Ingenico, Websense, Dow Jones, Harris, Saab
    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Financial Services Firm20%
    Comms Service Provider14%
    Insurance Company9%
    Healthcare Company9%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company20%
    Financial Services Firm16%
    Comms Service Provider8%
    Government7%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company22%
    Financial Services Firm12%
    Comms Service Provider12%
    Retailer7%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business15%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise72%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business16%
    Midsize Enterprise11%
    Large Enterprise73%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business20%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise61%
    Buyer's Guide
    Zephyr Enterprise vs. Micro Focus ALM Quality Center
    September 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Zephyr Enterprise vs. Micro Focus ALM Quality Center and other solutions. Updated: September 2022.
    635,513 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Micro Focus ALM Quality Center is ranked 2nd in Test Management Tools with 27 reviews while Zephyr Enterprise is ranked 5th in Test Management Tools with 2 reviews. Micro Focus ALM Quality Center is rated 6.6, while Zephyr Enterprise is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of Micro Focus ALM Quality Center writes "We can have multiple users execute tests independently on their own computers because the UFT scripts are stored online". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Zephyr Enterprise writes "Zero maintenance, with excellent technical support, easy to install and use". Micro Focus ALM Quality Center is most compared with Micro Focus ALM Octane, Microsoft Azure DevOps, Jira, Micro Focus UFT One and TFS, whereas Zephyr Enterprise is most compared with TestRail by Gurock, Tricentis qTest, TFS, Adaptavist Test Management for Jira and Tricentis Tosca. See our Zephyr Enterprise vs. Micro Focus ALM Quality Center report.

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