HP QC/ALM Replace

Micro Focus share crash, what now for QC/ALM users?

The value of Micro Focus has dropped by more than 55% triggered by the announcement that revenues were forecast to fall between 6% and 9%. The perceived wisdom is that this was due to the difficulties in integrating the $6.6bn purchase of HP’s software business and the fact that Micro Focus is poorly positioned to take advantage of emerging trends such as AI. However there are other factors in play.

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HP QC/ALM Survey results- I’m really not surprised

As a former Quality Center user I am not surprised at the high level of frustration with its poor functionality particularly reporting, customisations and integrations. Things have moved on and in the 21st century there is a modern alternative.

Nor am I surprised that some unenlightened users are content with QC/ALM’s limited offering.

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HP QC/ALM Survey – CIO’s questioning cost increases

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.

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HP QC/ALM User survey results out

We surveyed HP QC/ALM (now Micro Focus) users over the Christmas period and having consolidated the results are pleased to make them available to all those interested.

The responses indicate a high level of frustration with the product that has been around since the 1980s and also, that many users are looking for a modern, more functional alternative.

Download the full infographic here

Get the full side-by-side comparison with a more in-depth, technical evaluation here

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