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TFS vs. TestRail by Gurock
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"The most valuable features of TestRail by Gurock are the user experience, it's very easy to learn. There is no learning curve needed to work on projects and manage the test cases, it is easy. Exporting and importing are simple.""The features that I have found most valuable are that there are various test case templates and test artifact maintenance.""From a testing perspective, the management is awesome. I am able to do testing and then add the reporting and the evidence. It is fair in terms of the price that you're paying. You get what you're paying for.""The feature that I have found most valuable is the dashboard."

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"Team Foundation Server (TFS) is easy to use, and we have a complete trail and traceability. We also like the access control part.""The most valuable feature is integration, particularly if you have a .NET application.""User alerts are very helpful for knowing when work is required.""The solution is very much stable.""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.""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.""The most valuable features are test case writing and bug tracking.""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."

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"Their customer support could be improved. Sometimes we struggle with that. It could be faster. Whenever we raise any query, they get back to you but the turnaround time is very slow.""TestRail by Gurock could improve by adding a defect management module tool. It would add a lot of value if I want to install it and I don't have Jira or an isolating team. For example, if I am providing a service it's separated from the development team, it then would be better to have defect management included with the test management. However, as it is now I need to be integrated with Jira or another defect management tool to complete the testing process.""With TestRail, the APIs are there, but they may not be able to easily integrate with the Jenkins.""I do see room for lots of improvement in it. In terms of usability, duplication with test cases and constant creation of projects isn't easy. There is also too much API integration into automation tools, which is not there in ALM with UFT. Instead of setting it up as a project and using it, we set it up as a system for usability. It also lacks in the traceability aspect. For traceability, you need to use the JIRA plugin and drag traceability on JIRA, but the functionality is still quite limited. The biggest gap is mainframe testing. It would be good if I could start with mainframe testing. Manual granting of access is another issue. There is no API that I could use with another system where it is automated. There is an API for loading somebody to a project but not for adding to the application."

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"I understand Microsoft is phasing out TFS in favor of Git, so I would steer anyone interested in TFS to look into Git.""The usability of TFS is not that great.""The price could be cheaper.""It has been really dated. When you start to work more in an agile environment, it is not really that flexible. They tried to replicate the look and feel of Jira, but it is not quite there. It was nice to use in the past, but it is not as flexible now with the changing development environments and methodologies.""The solution should have better dashboards.""TFS isn't a great tool if you're on the cloud.""They have room for improvement in merging the source code changes for multiple developers across files. It is very good at highlighting the changes that the source code automatically does not know how to handle, but it's not very good at reporting the ones that it did automatically. There are times when we have source code that gets merged, and we lose the changes that we expected to happen. It can get a little confusing at times. They can just do a little bit better on the merging of changes for multiple developers.""Integration from Visual Studio could be improved."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "Its price is definitely not more. If they introduce automation, they can charge more."
  • "The price of the solution is based on how many users you have per year. When you grow, it is segmented, For example, 10 to 25, you have a price, and more than 50, or 100, you need to take the enterprise license. I don't think we will reach this point."
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  • "TFS is more competitively priced than some other solutions."
  • "We pay subscription fees on a yearly basis and the price is reasonable."
  • "I wouldn't say that this tool is cheap or expensive but in the middle."
  • "We are using the open-source version."
  • "The price of the solution is cheaper than other competitors and it is a per-user license."
  • "We pay for the license yearly."
  • "I am not in a position to comment on the licensing terms, as we are talking about an enterprise arrangement."
  • "I was working with the engineering team, and that was not under my umbrella. From what I can remember, its license was yearly. They had the licenses on a per-user basis, and they included MTM."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:The most valuable features of TestRail by Gurock are the user experience, it's very easy to learn. There is no learning curve needed to work on projects and manage the test cases, it is easy… more »
    Top Answer:The price of the solution is based on how many users you have per year. When you grow, it is segmented, For example, 10 to 25, you have a price, and more than 50, or 100, you need to take the… more »
    Top Answer:TestRail by Gurock could improve by adding a defect management module tool. It would add a lot of value if I want to install it and I don't have Jira or an isolating team. For example, if I am… more »
    Top Answer:TFS and Azure DevOps are different in many ways. TFS was designed for admins, and only offers incremental improvements. In addition, TFS seems complicated to use and I don’t think it has a very… more »
    Top Answer: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… more »
    Top Answer:I believe we pay on a yearly basis. I don't know the current costs of them. We outsource all that to a third party. Each of the developers gets a Microsoft Visual Studio Azure DevOps license, which… more »
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    Overview

    TestRail helps you manage and track your software testing efforts and organize your QA department. Its intuitive web-based user interface makes it easy to create test cases, manage test runs and coordinate your entire testing process.

    Easily track and follow the status of individual tests, milestones and projects with dashboards and activity reports. Get real-time insights into your testing progress and boost productivity with personalized todo lists, filters and email notifications. Efficient test management, get started today!

    Visual Studio Team Foundation Server (TFS) is the collaboration platform at the core of Microsoft's application lifecycle management (ALM) solution. TFS supports agile development practices, multiple IDEs and platforms locally or in the cloud and gives you the tools you need to effectively manage software development projects throughout the IT lifecycle.
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    Sample Customers
    Apple, Microsoft, Boeing, Intel, NASA, Amazon, HP, Samsung
    Vendex KBB IT Services, Info Support, Fujitsu Consulting, TCSC, Airways New Zealand, HP
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company26%
    Comms Service Provider19%
    Manufacturing Company10%
    Government6%
    REVIEWERS
    Financial Services Firm29%
    Manufacturing Company16%
    Computer Software Company16%
    Energy/Utilities Company9%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company24%
    Comms Service Provider15%
    Government9%
    Manufacturing Company8%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business50%
    Midsize Enterprise30%
    Large Enterprise20%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business20%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise63%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business14%
    Midsize Enterprise25%
    Large Enterprise61%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business18%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise66%
    Buyer's Guide
    TFS vs. TestRail by Gurock
    July 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about TFS vs. TestRail by Gurock and other solutions. Updated: July 2022.
    610,229 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    TestRail by Gurock is ranked 7th in Test Management Tools with 4 reviews while TFS is ranked 2nd in Test Management Tools with 23 reviews. TestRail by Gurock is rated 6.8, while TFS is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of TestRail by Gurock writes "Increases overall testing productivity, but not an automation-driven solution". 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". TestRail by Gurock is most compared with Zephyr Enterprise, PractiTest, Hiptest, Micro Focus ALM Quality Center and SmartBear TestComplete, whereas TFS is most compared with Microsoft Azure DevOps, Jira, Rally Software, Visual Studio Test Professional and Zephyr Enterprise. See our TFS vs. TestRail by Gurock report.

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