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IBM Rational ClearCase is #4 ranked solution in top Software Configuration Management tools and #7 ranked solution in top Version Control tools. PeerSpot users give IBM Rational ClearCase an average rating of 6.6 out of 10. IBM Rational ClearCase is most commonly compared to IBM Rational ClearQuest: IBM Rational ClearCase vs IBM Rational ClearQuest. IBM Rational ClearCase is popular among the large enterprise segment, accounting for 75% of users researching this solution on PeerSpot. The top industry researching this solution are professionals from a manufacturing company, accounting for 23% of all views.
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What is IBM Rational ClearCase?

IBM Rational ClearCase is an enterprise-grade configuration management system that provides controlled access to software assets, including requirements, design documents, models, test plans and test results. It be can be integrated with other IBM solutions, including IBM Rational Team Concert, IBM Rational ClearQuest, IBM Rational Asset Manager and IBM Rational Application Developer for WebSphere Software.

IBM Rational ClearCase was previously known as Rational ClearCase.

IBM Rational ClearCase Customers

Atos SE, FEI, STM

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Chief Software Engineer at a educational organization with 1-10 employees
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Top 5Leaderboard
Highly reliable, easy to use, and it integrates well with other engineering tools

What is our primary use case?

In my company, we are using this product for code management. It is used to control system software development.

What is most valuable?

What I like most is that it is very stable. In ten years, it has not crashed.

The interface is easy to use.

ClearCase integrates well with other engineering tools and frameworks such as the Eclipse environment.

What needs improvement?

This is an expensive product and the price could be reduced.

The protection needs to be improved.

For how long have I used the solution?

I started using IBM Rational ClearCase about 10 years ago.

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What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The stability is very good.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

This is a scalable solution. We have been 15 and 30 engineers using it.

How are customer service and support?

The technical support is helpful.

How was the initial setup?

The installation and setup are easy and straightforward. It took about half an hour to deploy.

What about the implementation team?

I deployed it on my own and we don't need to perform any maintenance.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

This is a very expensive product.

What other advice do I have?

This is a good product and I can recommend it to others, as long as the company has the money.

I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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Daniel Antonio Jimenez Quintana - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Systems Architect at Banco Ripley
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Difficult to use, not efficient, but stable

What is our primary use case?

We are using IBM Rational ClearCase in Peru at two large banks for a code repository. However, it is not meant to be used as a repository.

What needs improvement?

I have found it very difficult to understand many functionalities in IBM Rational ClearCase. We have had many problems and it is not user-friendly. 

For how long have I used the solution?

I have used IBM Rational ClearCase within 12 months.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

IBM Rational ClearCase is a stable solution. I have not had any difficulty with reliability.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The scalability of IBM Rational ClearCase is not easy.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I have previously used Bitbucket which was a better solution than IBM Rational ClearCase.Additionally, I have used Harvest and it is an older solution but easier to use, efficient, and simple. 

How was the initial setup?

IBM Rational ClearCase was difficult to do the proof of concept. It took us approximately 20 steps to develop it at the bank branch. In other solutions, such as Harvest, I only need to click the mouse once. The whole implementation was difficult.

What other advice do I have?

I did not find this solution to be very good. It is not the worse solution but there are others available.

I rate IBM Rational ClearCase a five out of ten.

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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