IBM Rational ClearCase Ratings

Overall
3.9/5
Ease of Use
3.4/5
Customer Service
3.5/5

About IBM Rational ClearCase

Configuration management solution designed to track changes and control access to enterprise software assets. Offers version control, advanced build management, baseline management, and automated workspace management functionality. Learn more about IBM Rational ClearCase

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Telecommunications, 10,001+ employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
1/5
Features
2/5
Likelihood to Recommend
0/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
November 5, 2019

“Why not go for Git?”

ProsI stopped using IBM Rational ClearCase some years ago in favor of Git, which is a much more modern tool. With ClearCase you could manage your source code, so that was very good in itself. Apart from that, I'd say pick up another tool (Git?)
ConsEvery time we tried to use it we had to involve the maintainers of the tool due to the complexity or the nature of the issue. We were almost always getting in trouble at merge time one way or another. It was for sure not a good time to have a tool like this.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
November 5, 2019
Verified Reviewer
Defense & Space, 10,001+ employees
Used the software for: 1-2 years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Features
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
9/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
October 31, 2018

“Simple and effective version control software”

ProsEverything is straight-forward. There are no complicated, unnecessary animations or graphic design to make things look pretty or modern. It is simple version control software and does not try to be anything else. I have not experienced any annoying issues with this software.
ConsThere is a learning curve to setting the Config Specs on a new branch (instructions for creating the specific view that is desired). However, I imagine some people will like this method since it is flexible. Users cannot hijack files in dynamic views which can be inconvenient.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
October 31, 2018
Verified Reviewer
Chief Researcher
Computer Software, 1001-5000 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
3/5
Features
3/5
Value for Money
3/5
Likelihood to Recommend
7/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
June 3, 2019

“User friendly tool for beginners”

OverallIt is convenient for tracebility. However, it is not working when the network is down.
ProsIt is a user friendly tool that makes software versioning easy.
ConsIt is centralized and you mostly have to be online.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
June 3, 2019
Verified Reviewer
Computer Networking, 501-1000 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
3/5
Ease of Use
3/5
Features
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
5/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
October 30, 2018

“not the greatest version control”

ProsWhile working only with it (my first version control ever), it was good, and the way you can track the changes is also great, there are visiual tools you can display the tree of changes.
Consthe process of Delivering the code (similiar to push of git), was veryyyy long and frustrating. comparing to other tools where it takes you few seconds to push the code, with clearcase it took very long minutes.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
October 30, 2018
Verified Reviewer
Health, Wellness and Fitness, 10,001+ employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Features
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
9/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
January 10, 2019

“Awesome version management tool ”

OverallOverall experience is positive.
Pros> Enterprise tool > Performance is good > Version control is awesome > Track detailed level changes and users information > Baseline management
ConsUser needs good training in beginning to understand - how to set up views and what types of views would be needed. Search option could be better from user experience perspective.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
January 10, 2019
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Salvatore R.
Software Engineer
Information Technology and Services, 51-200 employees
Used the software for: 6-12 months
Overall Rating
2/5
Ease of Use
1/5
Customer Service
3/5
Features
2/5
Value for Money
1/5
Likelihood to Recommend
3/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
November 26, 2019

“Clear Case is Obsolete Version System now”

OverallGenerally is very negative, i don't know why are already used not.
ProsMore or Less only the automatic merge of feature branches with relative ticket, but the problem is more.
ConsI have used Clear Case for many years and i hate it because is very complex, slow and unstable version control system. VCS such as GIT with personal repository is the best way now.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
November 26, 2019
Verified Reviewer
Information Technology and Services, 51-200 employees
Used the software for: 6-12 months
Overall Rating
3/5
Ease of Use
3/5
Customer Service
4/5
Features
2/5
Value for Money
3/5
Likelihood to Recommend
5/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
October 2, 2019

“Simple Tool With all basic features”

OverallWe have used Clearcase as a versioning tool integrated with IBM websphere. Over all experience was positive as the team size was small however for a bigger team this tool would not be a good idea.
ProsIts a simple tool that has all basic features required for versioning. It gives good visual view of list of all the commits/changes and developers worked on it. Creating branches as well is not very difficult. Easy to checkout files and commit with relevant message.
ConsInitial few days the learning curve would be little high for a new developer. It does not give good features for team work. Peer code review is not easy as files have to manually compared with earlier versions. The process of delivering code can be made much easier.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
October 2, 2019
Verified Reviewer
Computer Software, 1001-5000 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
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
November 8, 2019

“Clearcase”

ProsIt actually justify it's purpose i.e. source control tool.
ConsWanted to see more features and cloud based products.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
November 8, 2019