SpiraTeam

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Agile Software Lifecycle Management System

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SpiraTeam review by <span>Amy B.</span>
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User Acceptance Testing made Easy

What do you like best?

It is easy to manage, track, assign, and update test cases using Spira. Being able to collaborate with IT directly using the same system and being able to manage the test cases and incidents that we submit.

What do you dislike?

The template that is used to bulk upload test cases into Spira is very convoluted. However, that might be our company vs. Spira itself. The reporting isn't always the easiest thing to customize.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are performing several system migrations throughout the year and Spira has helped us to collaborate more easily between IT and the business on bug fixes, one-off problems, Release, and UAT. We have found faster acknowledgement of our issues and faster turnaround times on resolutions because we are all working out of the same system. We can run reports to see what incidents we have open and in various different statuses. We are able to quickly see and search for test cases and incidents from the main page. The dashboards are very helpful for the executives to get a quick glance into what is occurring with the migrations.

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SpiraTeam review by <span>Mayar A.</span>
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The most complete Requirements/Test Case/Test Execution management Tool available

What do you like best?

With more than 10 years in Test Management, I always wanted a tool that managed the following 3 areas of the process: Requirements Management, Test Case (with traceability), and Test Results Reporting. I have used many different Tools which over the years. I found that the Tools that manage requirements well often have too much overhead, and struggle to seamlessly manage Test Cases. Other Tools manage Test Cases well, but struggle to manage requirements in a seamless way. Finally, the test reports produced by most Tools are hard to customize to our needs

SPIRA team is the only tool I have used which handes Requirements, Test Cases, and Test reporting is an excellent manner. Being web-based, the navigation between requirements/test is natural and seemless. SPIRA offers many fields to qualify/group requirements/test cases into releases, functionalities, etc, in a very flexible way. Additionally, SPIRA allows the user to group test cases, and test sets, which comes in very handly when managing final release testing. The user interface is very well thought out and organized, allowing natural and logical tracking of releases/requirements and corresponding results. Finally, with Excel Import and Export capabilities, as well as SOAP API, SPIRA has all the Tools required to truly be a central tool in any organizations complex development process.

What do you dislike?

SPIRA team is a very extensive web-based tool, providing superb database management of requirements/test cases/test results. Being accustomed to instant responses, SPIRA may appear slow at times. However, this may be solved by enhancing IT server resources if it becomes an serious issue. In general, we have not considered the slower response of SPIRA to be a problem.

SPIRA Team also allows Test Cases to have child/parent relationships by indenting/outdenting tests in the list. However, this can be choppy/faulty at times when there are many levels of test cases.

Recommendations to others considering the product

As a user, I don't know about the IT setup requirements. However, I can say that has the ability to be the central piece of the requirements management puzzle. If your team has other Tools it is also using (requirements Tools, bug tracking, etc...) , then you should get key players from your team to evaluate which areas should use SPIRA, and what to keep with other Tools. For example, SPIRA does have task and bug tracking, but we use another tool for Agile task tracking. Our bug management is connected with our Agile task tracking software, so we don't use SPIRA bug tracking. This may be different for you.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

At Averna, we were looking for a tool to help us manage Requirements and Test Cases, with the full Spectrum of Traceability and progress tracking features. This was required to R&D teams organize and collaboration better, guide QA teams on Test Coverage, and allow management to track development progress. SPIRA team has succeeded in helping our teams work better together, and has satisfied the above needs better than any other tool I have seen in my experience.

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SpiraTeam review by Consultant in Information Technology and Services
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Ideal Tool for any IT Project

What do you like best?

Easy to use and understand. Teams are quickly and easily trained to use the tool effectively. The transparency of each element of the tool and their inter-relationships is highly valuable from a management and communications perspective. It readily integrates with other tools being used and has appropriate export features to support existing communications processes. It's reporting features support daily (or current) updates for the wider audience and the ability to drill-down from one element to another ensures accuracy and improves comprehension across disciplines and teams.

What do you dislike?

Reporting could be better and I'd like to see direct interfaces to SharePoint for publication. A Team Web Interface would be great for communicating with the wider audience who may not have direct access to the tool. I dislike the fact that reports/exports refer to Custom fields without using the labels they've been allocated.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Trial it. Use it. Buy it!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Audit, control, measurement and progress were a significant problem when I introduced the tool to the organisation. Within 2 weeks, there was increased communication of issues, workloads, timeframes and defects. The ability to demonstrate coverage and to trace to requirements had not been used before and it was very apparent that there had been limited testing to date. Inevitably, the Team found defects in areas which would otherwise have not been tested under the previous method. The quality of our product, and, consequently, the service to our clients, has improved measurably.

SpiraTeam review by Administrator in Paper & Forest Products
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Great product for Project Lifecycle Management

What do you like best?

The GUI layout of the application makes it quick and easy to learn. The hierarchy views are preferable in my opinion to products that require you to build queries to view the work.

What do you dislike?

There are some small bugs and sometimes clunky features that can be annoying when you work in the application all day.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We needed a test case management tool, bug tracker as well as a repository for requirements. Having the ability to link the tests to their requirements made traceability a breeze.

SpiraTeam review by <span>Liberal R.</span>
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Spira Team in Health Systems in Cordoba City - Republic Argentina

What do you like best?

I used other products like MS TFS, (HP /QC and QTP) and Rational iBM Suite, very expensive, for big projects and big companies, with poor customer's support.

But SpiraTeam iis the best for small teams, different metodologies and excellent customer's support

The integration with the other Inflectra products (Rapise Test, Spira Plan and Spira Test) is very full, the same with the Rapise Objects and scripts in Rapise Test for automated, allowing to develop automated test cases many technologies.

Rapise Test ,to developmento automated test cases in Dot Net web system and IIS, is very easy, fast, and acurate product.

On the execution of automated test cases, the scripts run very fast and providing full reports with pass of failed tests. The same for changes and maintenance of scripts

The best of the product is the dashboard and the reporting modules, for the full information provided

Spira team allows configurate all the projects and administrate its very easy and fast, from requirements, stakeholders, tasks, card time, with the inclusion of the aproppiate documents.

Moreover, allows to deverloper the testing plan (with manual and automate testing, with integration in Rapise Test), execution testing, incoming and management defects, bugs and incidents. The same in Tracing Module for releases, tasks and source code.

The integration with other Inflectra products (Rapise Test, Spira Plan and Spira Test) and other sotfware companies, is very full and easy to configurate.

The other Inflectra Products, I hadn't time to evaluate, but the documentation is good and they look very good

Spira Team and Rapise test are used in in Health Systems in Cordoba City - Republic Argentina-Evaluation of Inflectra Products

Spira Team is the best product ALM (comparing quality and price) that I know

What do you dislike?

At the moment, all is good in Spira Team.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Is very complete product, cheap and easy to use, to configure and to manage.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

In testing and QA, from 2010, We used other free and licensed softwares, but Inflectra products, for small teams, Agile development and ALM process, are best product that I know

The SpiraTeam is very well at the moment. The integration with the other Inflectra products is very full, the same with the Rapise Objects (Rapise Test) for test development in many technologies

Spira Team, Spira Plan and Spira Test are complete, agil and fast software for any development methodologies. The best of the product is the dashboard and the reporting module.

The customer support is very good and very fast for all the questions that I do.

SpiraTeam review by <span>Vanessa S.</span>
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SpiraTeam is an affordable QA Management Tool with great customer service.

What do you like best?

The Customer Service is always quick and efficient to answers questions or issues, which have been few in the 4 years we have been on the product. They continue to develop new features and add to the base product, which is only helping it to grow and stay current with the latest development trends. I love that we have a turn-key solution hosted for us at an affordable price, something no other product we looked at could provide us for the money we had to spend.

What do you dislike?

I love that I am able to write custom queries to extract whatever data I need to get to, but the output of the data into a nice format I can turn over to upper-level management can be time-consuming.

We love being able to track resource time on tasks and incidents, but the Time Card feature is only a basic input page and needs some updating and feature options to enhance it's user-friendliness.

The user manual specifies the basics of using the product, but I would like to see a better Admin manual for setting up the product to accommodate multiple industries. We've figured it out for ourselves, with the help of Support, but I would love to have a manual I could reference which evolves as the industry does.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Trial the product and enter your data to get a feel for how to set-up the projects and configure your settings.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Out department provides Quality Assurance of the internally developed software, as well an externally acquired vendor software which is highly customized and integrated in a Healthcare environment. It's critical that these systems are tested together and that defects are identified and resolved prior to production implementation.

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