ALM editions

ALM is available in various editions. This topic provide details on the availability of features according to editions.

ALM editions summary

ALM Edition Description
QC Community

Available for: on-premises only.

Provides a subset of ALM functionality

QC Express

Available for: on-premises only

Provides a subset of ALM functionality and is designed for simple and small projects that have up to 20 concurrent users.

QC Enterprise

Available for: both on-premises and SaaS

Provides a unified quality management platform that efficiently scales from a single project to multiple, enterprise-wide projects and releases. It enables mature quality practices, test automation, and advanced integrations and processes.

QC Team

Available for: SaaS only

The QC Team edition for SaaS offers the same set of features as the QC Enterprise edition for SaaS. However, the latter provides higher SaaS service levels.

For details, see SaaS-specific features and services.

ALM

Available for: both on-premises and SaaS

Provides a full set of ALM functionality. A unified platform for managing and automating processes, activities, and assets for building, testing, delivering, and maintaining applications. It includes modules for requirements, test, defect, and development management, and overall release and project planning. ALM helps organizations drive consistent processes, shared best-practices, and asset sharing across projects.

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Features available in each edition

The following table lists the features available in each edition:

General

Features QC Community QC Express QC Team QC Enterprise ALM
Release and Cycle Management
Project Planning and Tracking        
Dashboard
Reporting
Cross-project Reporting        
Business Views
Business Views Excel Reporting
Cross-project Business Views Excel Reporting        

Requirements

Features QC Community QC Express QC Team QC Enterprise ALM
Single Document View for Authoring    
Requirement to Requirement Traceability    
Version Control (for Requirements)    
Multiple Requirement Types    
Business Process Models    
BPMN 2.0 Support    
Baselining    
Risk-Based Quality Management    
Requirements Sharing/Reuse        
Requirements Templates    
Requirements Traceability to Source Code and Build (ALI)        

Testing

Features QC Community QC Express QC Team QC Enterprise ALM
Test Plan
Test Lab
Test Resource Management
Test Configurations
UFT Integration  

GUI test only.

API test not supported.

Version Control (for Tests)    
Baselining    
Sprinter Integration  
Service Virtualization Integration    
Business Process Testinga    
Lab Management        
AUT (Application Under Testing) Topology        
Test Assets Sharing or Reuse        
Test Planning based on Build Health and Risk        
Test execution scheduling
Automatic Provisioning of Cloud Test Hosts        

Note:

a: Business Process Testing relies on the integration between ALM and UFT One. To use it, you need additional licenses — a BPT license for ALM and a license for UFT One.

Defects

Features QC Community QC Express QC Team QC Enterprise ALM
Defect Tracking and Management
Defect Sharing        
Defect Traceability to Source Code and Build        

Other key features

Features QC Community QC Express QC Team QC Enterprise ALM
Cross Project Customization (Shared Customization)        
Workflow Customization
Optimized Repository
QC Sense
Single Sign-On (SAML 2.0 and OpenID)
Single Sign-On (SiteMinder and Common Access Card)
Open platform support for REST and OTA API  
QoT—Offline test execution client
QoT—Cross-project execution
Web Client
Site Administration (web-based)
ALM Client Launcher
Development Collaboration (ALI)
SCM Integration        
Build Systems Integration (Jenkins, Microsoft TFS)        
Traceability to Unit Tests, Coverage, Success Rate        
Traceability to code changes (# lines, Kh)        
Change Impact Report        
Build Success Rate Report        
Build Content & Coverage        
IDE Integration        

Integrations

Features QC Community QC Express QC Team QC Enterprise ALM
Application Automation Tools Jenkins Plugin
BI and ETL tool integration using OData   See SaaS-specific features and services. See SaaS-specific features and services.
Microsoft Teams integration    
ALM Octane (On-Premises and SaaS) Integrationa   b
License sharing with ALM Octane      
Test runs injection to ALM Octane  
Migrating data to ALM Octane    
Atlassian JIRA Integrationa   b
Microsoft Azure DevOps Integrationa   b
SAP Solution Manager Integrationa   b
Other integrations using OpenText Connecta   b

Note:

a: These integrations are subject to some limitations on SaaS. See OpenText SaaS service description for details, and contact OpenText for further questions.

b: QC Team offering does not include a OpenText Connect instance hosted in SaaS. Set up your own OpenText Connect instance, or purchase SA-AC010 to get an instance hosted in OpenText SaaS.

License options

Features QC Community QC Express QC Team QC Enterprise ALM
Max Concurrent Licenses Limit of 5 Limit of 20 per instance Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Max Named User Licenses N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Term Licensing N/A N/A 3, 6, 12 months 3, 6, 12 months 3, 6, 12 months
Additional licenses for Requirements Management    
Additional defects manager licenses    
Upgrade from previous version  
AutoPass License Server (APLS) integration    

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SaaS-specific features and services

The following table lists the features available for SaaS only:

SaaS-specific Features QC Team QC Enterprise ALM
Application Management
Self-service Administration (SaaS Management Interface)
Modifying site parameters   Optional Optional
Provisioning Time (5 Business Days)
Solution Availability Service Level Objective 99% 99.9% 99.9%
Monitoring
24x7 Support
Project Entitlementa 2 projects per user 3 projects per user 5 projects per user
Integrations Sprinter, UFT One, ALM Octane OpenText testing tools OpenText testing tools (including ALI)
Application Security
OpenText Connect Core Optional
Archiving Services Optional Optional Optional
Identify Management
LDAP Integration   Optional Optional
Access Controls  
Security
VPN  
Data Encryption (in storage)
ISO27001 Compliance
Periodic Security and Risk Assessment
Secured data centers and workspaces
Customer Management
Reporting / OData (Customized)   Optional Optional
My Account Access
Incident Notification
Asset Management (DataCenter Level)

Note:

a: You can purchase additional project entitlements.

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