2017 was the year HP themselves moved on from QC/ALM through their disposal of this business to the British company, Micro Focus. These venerable products have only evolved slowly but they have been re-branded many times and you may know them as Quality Center, Test Director and QTP.
Many companies have struggled with HP’s code-centric approach to test automation and UFT/QTP is typically either on a shelf or absorbs a disproportionate amount of effort to keep it working as their applications were enhanced.
Quality Center used to meet basic needs. Now even that is being eroded as many companies for example use products such as Jira for defect tracking.
There was a time no-one got dismissed for buying HP but times have changed and our recent survey showed that 38% of QC/ALM accounts are actively looking to move up to a modern, more financially viable solution.
CIOs are no doubt asking themselves why are they forking out significant sums in maintenance costs for a tool that falls far short of todays business requirements.