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Pros
"The most valuable features are test case writing and bug tracking.""Basically, the capacity to construct various products is something I find handy.""The most valuable feature from my point of view is project management, which includes user stories as well as task management.""The most valuable feature is the backlog.""What I like the most is that you can set permissions on just one folder.""The interface is easy to navigate.""The most valuable feature is simplicity.""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."

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"I like the way it structures a project... We're able to put the test cases into qTest or modify something that's already there, so it's a reusable-type of environment. It is very important that we can do that and change our test data as needed...""Works well for test management and is a good testing repository."

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Cons
"I'm looking for specific options that aren't currently available, such as active status, new status, or what's currently in progress.""The program and portfolio planning facility can be improved.""They should have design patterns in TFS for the development team, and design patterns for the QA.""The reporting functionality is something that they should work on.""This solution is quite old and it is already being bundled as Azure DevOps Server.""The interface can be improved and made more user-friendly.""The project management side should be addressed and the project and release planning should be somewhat extended.""I would like to see the reporting features expanded so that I can see details on the users connected to all of the projects."

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"Reporting shouldn't be so difficult. I shouldn't have to write so many queries to get the data I'm looking for, for a set of metrics about how many releases we had. I still have to break those spreadsheets out of there to get the data I need.""Could use additional integration so that there is a testing automation continuum."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "The pricing is reasonable at this time."
  • "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."
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  • "For the 35 concurrent licenses, we pay something like $35,000 a year."
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    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 »
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    The solution is very much stable.
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    I am not in a position to comment on the licensing terms, as we are talking about an enterprise arrangement. I am not part of that.
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    Works well for test management and is a good testing repository.
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    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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    Also Known As
    Team Foundation Server
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    Overview
    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.

    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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    Vendex KBB IT Services, Info Support, Fujitsu Consulting, TCSC, Airways New Zealand, HP
    McKesson, Accenture, Nationwide Insurance, Allianz, Telstra, Moët Hennessy-Louis Vuitton (LVMH PCIS), and Vodafone
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    Financial Services Firm34%
    Computer Software Company16%
    Manufacturing Company13%
    Energy/Utilities Company8%
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    Computer Software Company27%
    Comms Service Provider17%
    Government8%
    Manufacturing Company7%
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    Insurance Company22%
    Computer Software Company22%
    Energy/Utilities Company11%
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    Comms Service Provider16%
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    Midsize Enterprise26%
    Large Enterprise62%
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    Midsize Enterprise21%
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    Large Enterprise73%
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    TFS is ranked 2nd in Test Management Tools with 17 reviews while Tricentis qTest is ranked 4th in Test Management Tools with 2 reviews. TFS is rated 7.8, while Tricentis qTest is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of TFS writes "Good traceability for managing workflows, but not flexible enough for agile environments". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Tricentis qTest writes "Puts all our test cases in one location where everyone can see them. qTest also allows the segregation of different types of Testing". TFS is most compared with Microsoft Azure DevOps, Jira, Rally Software, Visual Studio Test Professional and Micro Focus ALM Octane, whereas Tricentis qTest is most compared with Tricentis Tosca, Micro Focus ALM Quality Center, Zephyr Enterprise, TestRail by Gurock and SmartBear TestComplete. See our TFS vs. Tricentis qTest report.

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