codeBeamer Ratings

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

About codeBeamer

codeBeamer ALM is a powerful integrated Application Lifecycle Management tool that covers the entire process of software product development. It provides gapless end-to-end traceability and enhanced collaboration throughout delivery, from requirements through risk management, development, QA & testing all the way to release and operations. It offers preconfigured safety-critical templates (medical, automotive, avionics, pharma) and compliance support in a (scaled) Agile & DevOps environment. Learn more about codeBeamer

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Alan S.
Senior Director of Software Engineering
Unspecified
Used the software for: 1-2 years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
4/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
August 1, 2017

“We invested significant effort to configure codeBeamer and realized significant benefit in return!”

ProsVery flexible and powerful platform that can be adapted in a variety of ways to align to your process and practices for managing your application lifecycle. Expect to invest time and effort to configure the platform to meet your needs and expect significant return on your investment. Over a 6 month window we rolled out codeBeamer capabilities for: 1) Requirements Management 2) Risk Management 3) Architecture and Design Management 4) Test Management 5) Defect Management 6) Scrum Team Rituals (Sprints, Stories, Tasks, ...) codeBeamer is now our single digital system of record for the full Application Lifecycle.
ConsIt can be challenging to debug why a user is unable to execute a task given the intersection of 1) license constraints 2) project permissions 3) tracker permissions 4) field permissions
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
August 1, 2017
Zoran T.
SW Developer
Information Technology and Services, 51-200 employees
Used the software for: 6-12 months
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
December 6, 2018

“codeBeamer keeps one's promise other ALM's don't even dare to give”

OverallBefore I joined the codeBeamer world, I worked with other ALM tools. It was really a hard time, lots of things didn't come together or were poor in performance. I remember my first steps in codeBeamer. It was like an epiphany - suddenly everything makes sense and it's really that easy to accomplish. Actually the tool supports you in collaboration and structured workflow.
ProsSimply: it works! Seriously. I worked with other ALM tools. Either the tools didn't cover (understand) the ALM universe, or the tools were glued together resulting in diminished functionality or even failure. Supected links. Traceability browser. Test coverage. Those tools work perfectly in codeBeamer.
ConsSometimes it's difficult to handle WYSIWYG. Implementation is done with a third party tool (Froala) and codeBeamer is bound to its limitations and drawbacks. Usually I get my ideas realized within the HTML editor, but sometimes you have to struggle a little.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
December 6, 2018
Matthias S.
Project Manager
Research, Unspecified
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
9/10
Source: Capterra
May 2, 2017

“Great ALM solution for managing large number of projects”

ProsGood agile development features including Kanban board and Scrum process artefacts Easy management of integrated SCM repositories (Git, SVN) Good handling of project templates to specify and provide organisation specific development process templates REST API for a flexible integration of CodeBeamer with other tools Improved dashboard functionalities for project and user dashboards
ConsIt would be great to get more out-of-the-box integrations with other popular parts of a development toolchain like: Slack, IntelliJ
Source: Capterra
May 2, 2017
Nikolaus K.
Requirements Engineer
Automotive, 10,001+ employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
3/5
Likelihood to Recommend
9/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
March 14, 2018

“codeBeamer is very good to use it for handling/tracking requirments and to create specifications.”

ProsTracking the requirements Tracability between requirements Create and use the libraries Baslining of the specifications Ajust the workflows of each Tracker/department Release management SW-test reuse Change management for the requirements/test
ConsThere are tree ways to create the authorization/user-management and this is sometimes difficult because of the roles for each project. If in our template project is create a new role we have to make the input in each prject manually.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
March 14, 2018
Dominic T.
Systemmanager
Unspecified
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
3/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
4/5
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
March 14, 2018

“Good usedfull tool to manage a complete product development.”

ProsThis software offers a lot of functions which we use for product development. I use it for development of automotive products. Due to the huge amount of options it is easy to customize the software for your needs.
ConsSometimes it is not easy to find all options in the software. The menu can be interleaved so you need some time to find the option.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
March 14, 2018
Christian W.
IT-Consultant
Insurance, 201-500 employees
Used the software for: 1-2 years
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
3/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
9/10
Source: Capterra
May 5, 2017

“Very good ALM tool with best features of many other tools.”

Pros* adaptability * large scale of functionality (from requirements to implementation, to testing, releasemanagement and Support) * very good documentation about codebeamer * webinars from intlant * full-text search
Cons* too many posibilities for filtering or reporting of issues with too different features (the one you use allways needs a feature of another search functionality) * too less posibilities for dashboards (maybe changes with 8.1) * project management (ok its not the focus of this tool, but it would be nice)
Source: Capterra
May 5, 2017
Patrick D.
Head of IT
Real Estate, 201-500 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
4/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
March 20, 2018

“A Tool for all your needs. From document exchange to requirements engineering.”

OverallAll Informations and almost all processes needed for business in one software.
ProsMultiple features along ALM and customizeability of the product. The integration of the multiple features in one product.
ConsFeatures leave the product and information about that is missing. Qualtity of the .0-releases could be better.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
March 20, 2018
Norbert H.
R&D Coordinator & Test Manager
Hospital & Health Care, 501-1000 employees
Used the software for: 6-12 months
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
3/5
Customer Service
4/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
8/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
March 16, 2018

“Very powerful tool, very stable, not so easy to use for non-IT persons”

OverallComplete documentation of all artefacts along the software development process, flexible workflows, full traceability, all stakeholders in the process working in the same integrated environment
Prosvery powerful, with a multitude of functionality, not only to tracker the artefacts along the software development process, but also to collect all other types of documents, manage teams, great reporting, basically any object can be described and traced in this tool.
ConsIn some parts the usability is difficult, especially for non-IT people, who are coming from a document-oriented way of working.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
March 16, 2018
Norbert H.
Testmanager
Hospital & Health Care, 201-500 employees
Used the software for: 1-2 years
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
3/5
Customer Service
4/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
9/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
December 6, 2018

“codeBeamer Review”

OverallComplete coverage of our software development process with full traceability in a strongly regulated medical environment
ProsThe generic approach which more or less allows to define any object or artefact needed along the software development lifecycle in the tool
ConsIt is a very good tool for IT minded users, but other users may struggle with the usability and the complexity
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
December 6, 2018
Romesch D.
Testmanager
Unspecified
Used the software for: 6-12 months
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
3/5
Customer Service
3/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
4/5
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
March 23, 2018

“The codeBeamer is a great ALM tool, which difficulty lies in the first steps, a proper project setup”

ProsIt's a browser based tool and for almost every funktion a GUI or WYSIWYG is available. It includes all necessary parts for complex development project; therefore you can avoid a tool break between a classic requirement management tool such as DOORS and a test management tool. This is one advantage use codeBeamer compared to other tools on the market.
ConsThe complexity you're faced with during the first setup of a complex project. The user interface itself is easy to handle, but the working process behind the UI is not self explained. Dashboards, Reports and Trackers are loaded every time they are opened. For elements with big data this lasts quite some time. Therefore it is not helpful for newcomers to codeBeamer that the customer support only works with a ticket system. It would be appreciated also to provide a german speaking customer support.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
March 23, 2018
Lukas K.
Software Engineering Support
Consumer Goods, 10,001+ employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
3/5
Features
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
8/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
April 12, 2019

“Well working Application Lifecycle Management Tool”

Pros+ Everything in one tool + interfaces to other tools + flexibility to adopt to own needs
Consuser experience. one example is 3 different spots for "Save" buttons. The GUI can be confusing...
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
April 12, 2019
Verified Reviewer
Research, 501-1000 employees
Used the software for: 6-12 months
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
3/5
Customer Service
4/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
8/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
December 3, 2018

“Powerful and Extendible, but needs configuration”

OverallWe're using codebeamer to support the requirement management, risk management, and software development processes for medical device development. We also run Scrum in codebemaer.
ProsCodebeamer is very powerful, because it's very flexible.
ConsWith great flexibility come a great many settings. Some of those (such as role permissions) are very tedious (and error-prone) to set up. A few buttons with macros, or a text-based interface would have been nice. Also, automation across trackers (say, tasks in user stories) can be tricky/not satisfactory.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
December 3, 2018
Verified Reviewer
Automotive, 201-500 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
3/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
3/5
Likelihood to Recommend
8/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
May 14, 2019

“Great tool”

Pros- Easy to use - Great UI and easy to learn - Rest API
Cons- User Management with rights and roles. - Import Export of ReqIf files.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
May 14, 2019
Christine W.
Learning Solutions Specialist
Pharmaceuticals, 51-200 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
9/10
Source: Capterra
June 9, 2017

“Codebeamer offers a creative and thorough environment for us to creat and manage projects and tasks.”

OverallThe ability to collaborate with my team and others, working towards the completion of tasks and projects of all sizes.
ProsI very much appreciate the flexibility of the Codebeamer structure. The option to group items by project or by type figures greatly into our staff's needs. The ability to sort by type of item (and task) allows our team to save time and increase productivity.
ConsI have utilized Codebeamer for several years and have yet to stumble on a hurdle or work-staller. I think it works great - as designed.
Source: Capterra
June 9, 2017
Wolfgang G.
Leiter
Automotive, 501-1000 employees
Used the software for: 6-12 months
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
3/5
Customer Service
3/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
5/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
March 22, 2018

“lots of possibilities need to be configured first, which is almost not feasible for a new user”

Prosa: CodeBeamer is browser based, that is very convinient b: a GUI or WYSIWYG is available for almost every function
Consa: unfortunately there is no german speaking customer support I can explain my problems b: dashboards, reports and trackers are loaded every time after opening - this lasts very long for elements with big data
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
March 22, 2018
Paul F.
Embedded SW Engineering Manager
Unspecified
Used the software for: 6-12 months
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
4/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Source: Capterra
May 31, 2017

“Very powerful, a bit complicated”

ProsI like this for our requirements management that mates with test cases for a full requirements to test result traceability.
ConsAt times the interface seems a bit "clunky" and not as intuitive as desired. There are arrows in some spots and pull-downs in other spots. Once you figure out the interface things go smoothly
Source: Capterra
May 31, 2017
Eugen C.
Software Engineer
Medical Devices, 501-1000 employees
Used the software for: 6-12 months
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
4/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
8/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
November 30, 2018

“Easy to Use and customizeable Tool”

Pros- Ease of Use - Service and Support available - Customizeable Tool - Variety of Functionalities - Reporting possible - Versioning System and Audit Trail
Cons- Not possible to adapt Codebeamer to some special company's processes - Few Useability Bugs
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
November 30, 2018
Nikolaus K.
Requirements Engineer
Automotive, 201-500 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
3/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
2/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
3/5
Likelihood to Recommend
8/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
March 14, 2019

“Using of codeBeamer ALM ”

OverallWe are working with codeBeamer to fullfill the requirements from Automotive Spice and for this usecase the tool is very good for. Also we are working for medical products and with codeBeamer it is very simple to change the workflows from automotive projects to medical projects.
ProsThe easy way to create a traceability from the requirements to the tests.
ConsThe user management is not so easy to handle with
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
March 14, 2019
Timothy K.
Fellow
Medical Devices, Unspecified
Used the software for: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
9/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
August 4, 2017

“Smooth install with Validation.”

OverallControl and documentation of our development process
ProsThe configurability of this software is outstanding. For each item, you can vary the content, the workflow and the access by status, user and role to the content. We have been able to make the tools conform to our process rather than conform our process to the tool.
ConsThe various licenses control a bewildering number of grants and denials of capabilities. Some things are a great surprise.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
August 4, 2017
Verified Reviewer
Computer Software, 51-200 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
3/5
Customer Service
4/5
Features
3/5
Value for Money
3/5
Likelihood to Recommend
6/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
June 14, 2018

“Good management system for software development tickets.”

ProsI appreciate the ability to link entries. We have FRS, development, and testing tickets all linked for product releases and it does a great job of helping organize that information.
ConsI find it cumbersome to assign certain attributes. The pick lists can be difficult to search and sometimes it is hard to determine the correct choice based on those lists. It can be frustrating.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
June 14, 2018
Verified Reviewer
Computer Software, 501-1000 employees
Used the software for: 6-12 months
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
3/5
Customer Service
4/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
7/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
April 30, 2018

“I use it to document generation and life-cycle management(documents>review>release).”

OverallCan used to work on a real -time project even a free trial
ProsSimple core design Easily generate documents based on trackers Integration with wiki and managing bugs
ConsUI needs some improvement(performance) Does not support inline documents for live docs Ajax unable to handle large datasets
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
April 30, 2018
Ovidiu S.
engineer
Unspecified
Used the software for: 6-12 months
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
3/5
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
April 6, 2018

“Allows our entire team to always be on the same page. ”

ProsKanban view for a better work management. Nice customisations potential and customer orientation development step by step.
ConsLack of specific examples in webinars. Lack of traceability between low-level requirements and source code.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
April 6, 2018
Boris K.
Consultant
Automotive, 501-1000 employees
Used the software for: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
9/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
December 7, 2018

“CodeBeamer”

ProsWell structured, good Usability and helpful support
Consincomplete Documentation makes it hard to use advanced features
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
December 7, 2018
Stephan L.
Project Manager
Unspecified
Used the software for: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
4/5
Source: Capterra
May 9, 2017

“Promising ALM solution with many interesting details”

ProsComprehensive functionality across the whole lifecycle, modern graphical user interface and ease of use
ConsCurrently we are in the phase of evaluating the codebeamer Software, and there one concern is the scalability of The tool
Source: Capterra
May 9, 2017
Oscar W.
Systems Engineer
Unspecified
Used the software for: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
March 14, 2018

“I have worked with other tools and codeBeamer has proved better than all of them.”

ProsEfficiency and traceability throughout the requirements and test management. Inclusion of tools like Jira and the bridge with DOORS gives much added value.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
March 14, 2018
Daniel F.
Quality Engineer
Automotive, 5001-10,000 employees
Used the software for: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
3/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
3/5
Likelihood to Recommend
7/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
March 14, 2018

“The codeBeamer platform is incredibly flexible and allows endless user customization to build the AL”

ProsI do especially like the one stop solution that enables me to get applications checked from testing till release.
ConsThe look of the charts / reporting functionality is not perfectly fitting the needs of our company. I would look very much forward to a better visualisation and flexibility of the charts.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
March 14, 2018