Helix ALM

An ALM software system designed by Perforce Software.

Product Overview

Helix ALM, by Perforce, is an Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) tool designed to support and manage the lifecycle of software development projects. It is a modular suite that includes tools for managing requirements, test cases, and issues. These modules work together to offer comprehensive traceability so development teams can track if requirements have been tested and met, test runs, and issue resolutions. Helix ALM also enables compliance with various standards and facilitates quality releases on schedule.

Helix ALM was previously TestTrack by Seapine Software. Source: Perforce.com

Pros

  • Compatible with both Agile and traditional methodologies
  • Facilitates end-to-end tracking across the development lifecycle
  • Provides detailed reports and metrics for project monitoring
  • Supports integration with various other tools and systems such as Jira

Cons

  • Pricing information unavailable
  • Modular design may be too complex for smaller businesses
  • Timely learning curve for new users

Target Market

Development teams of all sizes across various industries requiring detailed project tracking and compliance with specific standards. Particularly recommended for medical devices, software development, embedded systems, and energy & utilities. It is suitable for teams that employ either Agile or traditional software development methodologies including Scrum, Kanban, and Waterfall.

About Helix ALM

Helix ALM product suite includes:

Helix RM

Manage the complete requirement lifecycle.

  • Centralize and organize requirements.
  • Collaborate with multiple stakeholders.
  • Manage planning, workflow, traceability, review, change management, and reporting.
  • Automate traceability and keep projects moving forward.
  • Ensure all requirements are implemented, verified, and tested.

Helix IM

Keep control of issue management.

  • Create, prioritize, and manage high volumes of issues, defects, tasks, feature requests, and more.
  • Keep all stakeholders up to date on progress.
  • Analyze and manage risks.
  • Track and support customer requests.
  • Integrate with your source control tools.

Helix TCM

Create, organize, reuse, execute, measure, and report on manual and automated product testing.

  • Create, organize, and run thousands of test cases.
  • Group related tests in suites to retain order and reuse tests.
  • Write, execute, and track the results of test cases without the need to learn or switch between different applications.
  • Manage change and analyze its impact.
  • Record exploratory test sessions to create new test cases, complete with detailed steps, screen captures, and a common language.

Key Integrations

  • Jira
  • Slack
  • Git
  • IBM Rational DOORS
  • Visual Studio

Pricing

  • Annual subscription pricing includes software updates and technical support
  • Perpetual licenses available for a one-time purchase followed by an annual maintenance renewal to receive product upgrades and technical support (25+ user minimum)

Product Overview

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