Introducing ALM

OpenTextâ„¢ Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) empowers organizations to manage the core application lifecycle, from requirements through deployment, granting application teams the crucial visibility and collaboration needed for predictable, repeatable, and adaptable delivery of modern applications.


ALM serves as the single pane of glass to govern software quality and implement rigorous, auditable processes. Designed for complex multi-application environments, organizations can achieve high efficiency and measure quality with a requirements-driven and risk-based testing approach.

With the tool, you can:

  • Optimize testing efforts through shared assets and reuse.

  • Standardize testing processes, so your testing efforts are efficient and aligned.

  • Gain real-time visibility into the progress and status of quality, enabling data-based decisions and continuous improvement.

  • Significantly reduce defects before releasing into production.

  • Achieve regulatory compliance with comprehensive traceability and detailed records.

  • Manage quality aspects across methodologies or tools through evolving synchronization capabilities.

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Get started

New to ALM?

Follow the basic steps for organizing and managing all phases of an application's lifecycle. For details, see ALM tutorial.

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End-to-end workflow

Understand the phases from defining a release-cycle plan, defining requirements, building test plans, running tests, to submitting defects.

For details, see ifecycle.

Watch videos

Watch the videos to get to know the core functionality. For details, see ALM video gallery.

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Install and configure

Install and configure

Before users start working, admins need to perform initial install and configuration tasks:


Site Administration

Project customization

Workflow customization

API references

Using the API, developers can retrieve and perform CRUD (create, read, update, delete) operations on the entities that are available in the application.

For details, see API references.

Plan your future path

Upgrade to the latest version, migrate to SaaS, or evolve to ALM Octane or ValueEdge.

For details, see Explore your ALM options.

Learn more

For more insights on working with ALM, resources, and case studies, see ALM at

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