Hello everyone. I've used TestComplete in the past and am now at a company that needs a solution that SoftwarePlanner offers. I've watched the demos online... and was wondering if anyone out there use SoftwarePlanner? If so... what did you see as it's strengths and weaknesses?
Re: Anyone use SoftwarePlanner? Strengths/Weaknesses
We are using SoftwarePlanner in my company. We've been working with it for over a year and I brought it in because at the time we didn't have a Testcase Management tool at all. There are a lot of positives about the tool but also some negatives. Look its pretty much a dumbed down Quality Centre at a discounted price. However, some things to note:
* The tool's API and the documentation for it (including their test application) are out of synch across release numbers.
* The database for the tool has evolved over time and frankly needs to be completely re-designed before it gets too much bigger. Column names and indexes are difficult to follow. (Note that the reason for looking in the DB is that we couldn't get the API working)
* Upgrade releases take a long time to come out (from the time they start advertising them till they actually get released)
* The tool uses a fixed waterfall approach and doesn't lend itself well to agile methodologies.
* You can only have one person assigned to a requirement at one time - this means that you either need to keep reassigning it so that developers and testers etc can book time to it or do what we did and create a sublayer to requirements via 'tasks'
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