The IT Central Station Community Weighs in on Micro Focus ALM Octane

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Danielle Felder
IT Central Station

Over the last few months, IT Central Station reached out to Micro Focus ALM Octane customers with one goal: to find what they really thought about theiritcentral station.JPG experiences with this leading application lifecycle
management software.

As the leading site for enterprise technology user reviews, we are always on the hunt for user feedback that can help our growing community of tech professionals make future buying decisions for their companies. When our team gets ALM Octane reviews from their users, we have the unique opportunity to hear authentic feedback from real users without vendor bias.

As we combed through these reviews, we found that many ALM Octane users highlighted similar benefits that contributed to their overall positive experiences with the solution. In this post, we go into three of these benefits in more detail, which we hope will help others looking for impartial user reviews in their enterprise technology research. 

Great for Agile and DevOps Delivery

One major benefit discussed in ALM Octane’s reviews is how helpful it is for and DevOps planning and delivery:

“The whole thing is geared towards Agile deliveries. It certainly has a good GUI, it's good to look at. The features provide good impact. It lends itself very well to Agile deliveries.” - Programme Test Manager at an energy company with over 1,000 employees

“We did an extensive market scan and evaluation before settling on ALM Octane, even though we've been an HPE customer and Micro Focus customer for many years. When we wanted to get into Agile planning tools, we looked at all the market-leading tools, but we did not find anything quite as comprehensive as ALM Octane. When I say comprehensive, it's not just a single tool for Agile planning, backlog management release, sprint planning, etc., but it also has a built-in, comprehensive quality management module.” - Venu C., Lead Solution Architect at a consumer goods company with over 10,000 employees

Many Integration Options

Another benefit that ALM Octane users mention in their reviews is its wide range of integration capabilities:

“The visibility that we received from the ALM tool is that we can see a change through from its early requirements all the way through to development check-ins to the pipeline release then to the point that it's deployed. We can see the full lifecycle of the change within the ALM tool including integrations that we never before had in a change management tool. The capability that it has for so many out-of-the-box integrations is a fantastic feature.” - Steven T., CDA Engineer at Hastings

“Throughout the evaluation, we've sensed that we have better collaboration among these three roles, the business, the testers, and the testing automation engineers or the developers. From a functionality point of view, we have been able to execute more testing automation on this particular pilot team because of the integration between the tools.” - Senior Expert IT Test Service Management at a financial services firm with over 1,000 employees


ALM Octane’s high level of visibility that it provides is another top benefit that their customers mention in their user reviews:

“We had projects in which we had the Agile part in a specific tool and the testing parts in another tool and it was very difficult to synchronize all that together for a reasonable price. Of course, you can buy tools to synchronize the different tools together, but to buy synchronization tools is very expensive. You have to handle that and if something is badly synchronized, you have to redo it by hand. So to have all that included in just one tool really makes our life easier.” - Test Community Manager at Orange

“Our project management office has been able to set up dashboards for individual teams, and do comparisons by teams, of integration, and cross-team integration, burn-up, burn-down, and cumulative flow types of things. So from a PMO perspective, there is a really good overview, from how we've set up our dashboards, to know where each team is and how they're progressing and how much work they have that integrates with other teams. That's really helpful.” - Jennifer P., Enabling Manager at a financial services firm with over 10,000 employees


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About the author

Danielle is the Senior Social Media and Content Manager for IT Central Station. She brings four years of B2B and B2C experience to her role, with a focus on connecting enterprise technology professionals with IT Central Station’s most helpful user reviews. Danielle has a degree in Middle Eastern Studies from Columbia University, and applies her passion for research to learning about enterprise technology tools and trends.

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