ALM Software Ratings

Overall
4/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
4/5

About ALM Software

A unified software platform for accelerating the delivery of secure, reliable, modern applications. Learn more about ALM Software

Showing Most Helpful

Showing 18 of 18 reviews

Showing Most Helpful

Showing 18 of 18 reviews

Sort by:

Filter By:

Rating
Company Size
Reviewer's Role
Length of Use
Frequency of Use
Avatar Image
BrannDon A.
Scrum Master and Technical Lead
Unspecified
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
2/5
Features
3/5
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
April 11, 2018

“Decent tool, but versioning could use some improvement and it is hard to work with branches.”

ProsI like that it is a single repository for all requirements, test cases and test executions and maintains good trace records for reporting and audit support. Being able to customize workflows is a big plus that we use quite a bit. Like that our automation tools are able to connect directly(-ish).
ConsHard to generate verification reports that trace a requirement to a test case to an execution (without SQL queries). Even worse if you have multiple branches of the same code base that are based off the same requirements library. The versioning needs some work as does the interface. The interface can be pretty buggy at times and the user experience is not consistent with current technology. Reporting tools could be simplified and expanded.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
April 11, 2018
Avatar Image
aanchal v.
Business Technology Analyst
Management Consulting, Unspecified
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
4/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
4/5
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
March 31, 2018

“A sophisticated tool for project deliverables”

ProsThis software has a wide variety of features available for tracking and maintaining the entire software development cycle. My experience has mostly been related to the testing cycles, the tool provides users the ability to keep track of the testing scenarios being performed and then reporting any detected defects. The users can also attach the evidences associated to the defects for the development team to access.
ConsThe only thin that I did not like about this product is the filters available. Instead of providing the plain check-boxes for the user to select filters, this tool provides functions like AND, OR, NOT to append the filters. That is the only feature that I find a little awkward to use.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
March 31, 2018
Chethan M.
Technology Lead
Information Technology and Services, 10,001+ employees
Used the software for: 6-12 months
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
4/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
8/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
December 12, 2018

“HPE Application Lifecycle Management is a great tool to manage application lifecycle from end to end”

ProsHPE ALM is a very popular tool used across for Software Testing. HPE ALM has some nice features like Configurable dashboard, WYSIWYG Editor to capture the data, Options to upload supporting documents, Capture or Raise Defects, send notification emails, filters and search options and many other features. HPE ALM is a easy to use tool for testers to capture test related documents, requriements, schedule the tests, capture the test results, raise defects with different Ids, severity, categories. The nice part is the responsive Web view of the HPE ALM which allows the tester or developer to just right click and perform the tasks.
ConsHPE ALM overall is a good tool but it has its own disadvantages. HPE ALM is a paid tool that involves a cost. HPE ALM unlike other softwares is just not directly the web version but one need to install the Thick client in their respective systems and then only can access the web version. The web version again need some time gap for the users to get access based on the relevant DBs or Categories inside large organizations. HPE ALM is certainly not very easy to use, One need to have little learning curve and need to customize the HPE ALM dashboard to start using the tool.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
December 12, 2018
Verified Reviewer
Banking, 1001-5000 employees
Used the software for: 1-2 years
Overall Rating
3/5
Ease of Use
3/5
Customer Service
3/5
Features
3/5
Value for Money
3/5
Likelihood to Recommend
6/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
May 31, 2019

“ALM Software”

OverallIn our company we use test case for run and defect.
ProsA multi-functional application that we use in our software testing processes. In our company we use test case for run and defect.
ConsIt is not very practical to use because the application is multifunctional

Vendor Response

By Micro Focus on June 10, 2019
I wanted to say thank you for your feedback regarding Micro Focus ALM. Your comments are a little vague, but when we hear feedback like yours it often points to either the solution being more than required or there is a need for training. I'd really appreciate hearing more so that we can improve your experience with Micro Focus. You can email me or contact your local Micro Focus representation; and you'll find some information on ALM training here: https://marketplace.microfocus.com/education We look forward working with you.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
May 31, 2019
Sayan P.
Consultant CRM
Information Technology and Services, 10,001+ employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
4/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
October 30, 2018

“Best available Test management tool in the market”

ProsBest available project management and test management tool available in the market. You can customize the tool as you want. Test case management and requirement management has been made easy because of this tool. Defect management is also very good. Reporting is also very good. You can write SQL code for advanced search.
ConsFor the project that follows Agile methodology, JIRA is better. JIRA has better functionality when SCRUM and KANNABAN is concerned.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
October 30, 2018
Adnan G.
Admin
Retail, 10,001+ employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: SoftwareAdvice
December 5, 2017

“A long time users review”

OverallThis tool is an industry standard in the SDLC
ProsThe linking of defects to test runs is excellent. Any changes in mandatory fields or status of the defect triggers an e-mail and sent automatically to the user that the defect is assigned to. Also, ALM is considered to be an excellent auditing tool.
ConsIt's an awesome tool but it has one small issue: it takes a long while in the initialization process and a delay is noticeable when an incorrect password is entered during signin process.
Reviewer Source 
Source: SoftwareAdvice
December 5, 2017
Pavan R.
IT Manager
Information Technology and Services, 51-200 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
4/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
3/5
Likelihood to Recommend
7/10
Source: Capterra
December 11, 2016

“Expensive but does a good job at application life-cycle management”

OverallI have used this tool basically for testing management. It comes with user-friendly UI, look & feel. Gives you complete control over tracking all stages of testing i.e. requirements, test case design, test execution & defects management. Easy for requirement tracking alongside test case so you can know how many test cases were written for each requirement very quick. Once u put test cases in test plan you can pull same any number of times in Test lab. Has a good screenshot tool. On the other side, it comes with high cost. Connections to third-party applications are not that easy
ProsGood UI, Easy to track history, Good option to provide access based on roles
ConsCertainly the cost, Support need improvement, delay in response, Can't open another window, Can't copy & paste some repetitive tasks
Recommendations to other buyersThe tool has pretty high cost so unless you wanna use most of its features don't go for it. But if you really have huge requirement & need something which will manage everything
Source: Capterra
December 11, 2016
Raghavendar N.
Sr. BI Consultant
Information Technology and Services, 10,001+ employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
3/5
Ease of Use
3/5
Customer Service
4/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
3/5
Likelihood to Recommend
6/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
April 1, 2019

“A tool for Trace-ability and ticketing at its best”

OverallI have used ALM in two different ways, when I was with different client. At one client, it was used by QA team for tracking the defects and at other it is used for document and version trace-ability. In the first case, it has good features and options for QA team to create the test cases and trace them, attach the artifacts, document about details. It gives the summary in a very defined way helpful for everyone. At second client, we use this for tracking the DFUNCs right from BRD to the low level design
ProsALM can be used or customized to fit the business need. It is web based and has a lot of features. It has option of Dashboard to see the high level details about the business PALM. We start the project by capturing the requirements in the requirement menu and trace them with DFUNCs. We can attach the document related to the requirement, pass the necessary comments for the team who process them etc. It has all that is needed in one place.
ConsSome features confuses the user and the look & feel has a room for improvement. The help option is not very helpful.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
April 1, 2019
Ray S.
Quality Engineer
Unspecified
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
4/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
3/5
Source: Capterra
June 27, 2017

“Robust tool that allows BA/Dev/Testing to effectively manage software. ”

ProsRequirements, Test Plan and Test Lab are most used modules. Reporting is also easy to use and powerful - to get custom queries as needed.
ConsDon't particularly use the Defects area - find that JIRA works well in an Agile environment and for our needs
Source: Capterra
June 27, 2017
Avatar Image
Kathy D.
Design V&V Engineer
Financial Services, 51-200 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
3/5
Ease of Use
3/5
Features
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
6/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
March 26, 2019

“Clunky Test Tool”

OverallI use ALM everyday for testing activities, documentation generation and requirements editing. It only works on IE, which is the slowest browser and has the annoying habit of auto logout that is non configurable. It doesn't save automatically and there are bugs in which you lock yourself out of a record you need to edit. Most people in my company can agree on how clunky this piece of software is.
ProsI like all the functionality surrounding testing in ALM--writing tests in Test Plan, running tests in Test Lab and the Defect module works well. You can have requirements housed in ALM too and then link your tests right to them.
ConsIt is difficult without the help of a system admin to set up your project and while it does have powerful reporting tools, it is difficult to use them and there is no flexibility in generating requirement tracing automatically.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
March 26, 2019
Nazeer S.
Application Developer
Information Technology and Services, 10,001+ employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
4/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
9/10
Source: Capterra
January 30, 2017

“One of the best defect tracking tool”

OverallHP ALM is one of the best defect tracking tool. It is easy to use. User can create, update, relate tickets. UI is good. We can track updates, helps in doing root cause analysis.
ProsEase of use
Source: Capterra
January 30, 2017
KANNAN R.
BusinessHead
Information Technology and Services, 11-50 employees
Used the software for: 6-12 months
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
9/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
November 17, 2017

“The perfect ALM for Agile products”

OverallIts a well built software without bugs. and the functionalities in this software are completely enough for an IT company of any size.
ProsComplete Tracking with all features. Simple and Easy to use. Exporting feature makes this product unique among other products.
ConsIt is highly dependent on internet explorer. we cannot use this product effectively on chrome and Firefox . This is the only the problem I faced.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
November 17, 2017
Ram G.
Unspecified
Used the software for: Unspecified
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Source: Capterra
December 15, 2016

“Overall Satisfaction with HP Application Lifecycle Management”

OverallKeep track of project requirements and review requirement coverage and fulfillment with relation to test cases executed. In HP ALM you can easily review the project requirements and assess the current status by looking at passed and failed requirements based on the execution results of the test cases linked to these requirements. Execute test cases and keep track of the execution - HP ALM can track both Manual and Automated tests (with the help of HP UFT). Test cases can be easily organized and assigned to testers, then the actual test execution can be tracked in HP ALM where testers will pass or fail individual and detailed steps of the test cases in HP ALM. From here you can generate real time reports on test execution, on testers, or on tests executed by day etc.
Source: Capterra
December 15, 2016
Victor H.
IT Engineer
Information Technology and Services, 10,001+ employees
Used the software for: 6-12 months
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
3/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
3/5
Likelihood to Recommend
8/10
Source: Capterra
January 9, 2017

“A great product that needs a bit of polishing”

OverallThe overall UI experience is a good one. It's quite easy to track applications and it has a lot of options with great "customer-oriented" reports. What needs to be improved: 1. The Windows desktop client 2. Support 3. Support I give you guys an overall 4/5 Thumbs Up!
ProsUI, Reports, and overall app experience
ConsReport generation needs some level of coding and support. Price isn't it's strong point
Source: Capterra
January 9, 2017
Tina M.
Sales
Unspecified
Used the software for: Unspecified
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
4/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
4/5
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
January 29, 2018

“Good Platform.”

ProsIt's a good platform for running tests, management, and has nice functionality. Like that you can use w/other third party tools.
ConsIt's a good tool and resource. It's simple to manage and I can see it being helpful. It's different from other tools so, it has a bit of a learning curve.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
January 29, 2018
nidhya h.
Unspecified
Used the software for: Unspecified
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
3/5
Source: Capterra
December 17, 2016

“Awesome tool”

OverallHP Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) is a good tool for application lifecycle managements tasks. It covers all aspects of the lifecycle. Pretty easy to use & learn. Comes with high cost but worth it if you are able to utilize all the features & functionalities available in it.
ProsGood UI, Light & fast loading, Reliable
ConsCost
Source: Capterra
December 17, 2016
Bhagwan C.
Unspecified
Used the software for: Unspecified
Overall Rating
3/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
3/5
Features
3/5
Value for Money
4/5
Source: Capterra
December 15, 2016

“What do you like best?”

Overall Rich UI with good user experience. Ease to track an application history. Reports that can be generated are much appealing to clients. Options for problem description is much better in terms of UI and work also. The online platform takes less time to load the screen and this is unique among the tools that provide the same sort of needs. History section and versioning control section are really feasible in order to get things done easier. Defect tracking has highlights that can be used for sorting and assigning a task in an easier way. Role-based access was easy to get things move on. What do you dislike? There was some time lag in response Desktop Client has some issue on windows platform. Generation of graphs needs some technical coding as well. Support to this was limited I felt.
Source: Capterra
December 15, 2016
Priyanka G.
Unspecified
Used the software for: Unspecified
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
4/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
4/5
Source: Capterra
December 14, 2016

“User friendly ”

OverallIts simple and easy to use. Makes project management easier by increasing predictability . New enhancement - emails from test instances and test runs. Ability to send parameter values in an email.
Source: Capterra
December 14, 2016