"We had a nice experience with technical support."
"The technical support is quite good."
"It meets with everybody's needs without having to grab plugins."
"Polarion ALM has some valuable tools for managing our targets and requirements. I think that's its best feature."
"Polarion ALM helps us better structure our customer requirements, and we can also validate the specs of our products against those. If anything changes on our side, we see the impact, and we can see the effect If a customer changes requirements."
"The traceability is valuable. While managing the workflows, it was always nice to have that traceability from requirements and all the way through design. It integrates with Microsoft Test Manager, and you can have everything that is related to a requirement attached to it."
"The most valuable feature of TFS is integration."
"The initial setup is fairly easy."
"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."
"Basically, the capacity to construct various products is something I find handy."
"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."
"Good branching and labelling features."
"Some of the valuable features are version control and the ability to create different collections in terms of segregating the authorization for teams who connect to small projects."
"One of Polarion's shortcomings would be planning. It can handle plans, but the planning feature is very basic."
"Technical support needs some improvement."
"We use PTC Windchill, and Polarion ALM doesn't have native integration, so we had to purchase the connector to integrate it with Polarion ALM. We still haven't implemented it."
"The ease-of-use could be improved a little."
"The configuration aspect of the solution is not easy. A person needs a lot of programming knowledge in order to successfully handle the job."
"The price could be cheaper."
"I understand Microsoft is phasing out TFS in favor of Git, so I would steer anyone interested in TFS to look into Git."
"There are many things that I cannot do, and I have a lot of bugs."
"They should have design patterns in TFS for the development team, and design patterns for the QA."
"The user interface could be improved to make it simpler and increase usability."
"TFS isn't a great tool if you're on the cloud."
"The reporting functionality is something that they should work on."
"TFS is scalable with different Microsoft tools for test management but it is not scalable with other third-party tools."
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Polarion ALM is ranked 7th in Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) Suites with 5 reviews while TFS is ranked 5th in Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) Suites with 23 reviews. Polarion ALM is rated 8.4, while TFS is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of Polarion ALM writes "It incorporates almost all engineering tasks we need to do for one project". 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". Polarion ALM is most compared with Jira, Microsoft Azure DevOps, PTC Integrity, codeBeamer ALM and Micro Focus ALM Quality Center, whereas TFS is most compared with Microsoft Azure DevOps, Jira, Rally Software, Visual Studio Test Professional and PTC Integrity. See our Polarion ALM vs. TFS report.
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