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Decision Matrix: Selecting an Application Lifecycle Vendor (Competitor Focus)
- ID: 992587
- April 2009
- 39 pages
This report provides a summary of the capabilities of leading Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) vendors based on a quantitative assessment of their market impact and end user sentiment, as well as an objective assessment of the technology features they offer. Datamonitor also provides vendor selection guidance for enterprises looking to deploy ALM solutions.
- Provides an overview of the most important trends affecting the ALM market.
- Delivers an overall comparison of ALM vendors in terms of technology strength, user perception and market impact.
- Presents a detailed view of each vendors ALM solutions, together with advice on the suitability of these offerings to end users.
- The report covers the following vendors: Aldon, Borland, Compuware, HP, IBM, Microsoft, MKS, Polarion, Rally, Serena and TechExcel.
Highlights of this title
The ALM market is very competitive and vendor offerings exhibit a high degree of feature equivalence. Consequently, few vendors consistently occupy market leadership positions, with a host of competitors in close trail.
IBM leads the market by an impressive margin with its comprehensive ALM portfolio, a positive user sentiment and a deep market impact. Borland and Microsoft both offer very strong ALM solutions, garnering a positive customer sentiment and recognition as market leaders alongside IBM.
Compuware, HP, MKS and Serena emerge as the challengers. They all need to boost ALM portfolio breadth as they currently compete as specialists across a few component areas of ALM domain. Aldon, Polarion, Rally and TechExcel have impressive offerings, and are expected to gain wider recognition as they augment their installed bases.
Key reasons to purchase this title
- Gain detailed knowledge of ALM vendors strengths with regards to technology, user sentiment and market impact.
- ALM vendors can benchmark their own performance in various key criteria against their competitors.
- Enterprise IT managers will gain valuable insight to improve their ALM purchasing decisions.
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The ALM domain has evolved significantly across conceptual and functional dimensions
Quality and value for money propositions emerge as the most important evaluation criteria
ALM Decision Matrix
Market leaders: IBM, Microsoft and Borland
The challengers: Compuware, MKS, HP and Serena
Market leaders: technology
Market leaders: user sentiment
Market leaders: impact
Aldon: ALM radars
Borland: ALM radars
Compuware: ALM radars
HP: ALM radars
IBM: ALM radars
Microsoft: ALM radars
MKS: ALM radars
Serena: ALM radars
Polarion: ALM radars
Rally: ALM radars
TechExcel: ALM radars
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List of Tables
Table 1: ALM Decision Matrix-
Table 2: ALM Decision Matrix - vendor scores summary
List of Figures
Figure 1: Selection criteria rated as "Very Important", percentage of respondents
Figure 2: ALM Decision Matrix-
Figure 3: Market leaders analysis: Technology (suite architecture)
Figure 4: Market leaders analysis: Technology (suite components)
Figure 5: Market leaders analysis: user sentiment
Figure 6: Market leaders analysis: market impact
Figure 7: Aldon ALM radars
Figure 8: Aldon component radar
Figure 9: Borland ALM radars
Figure 10: Borland component radar
Figure 11: Compuware ALM radars
Figure 12: Compuware component radar
Figure 13: HP ALM radars
Figure 14: HP component radar
Figure 15: IBM ALM radars
Figure 16: IBM component radar
Figure 17: Microsoft ALM radars
Figure 18: Microsoft component radar
Figure 19: MKS ALM radars
Figure 20: MKS component radar
Figure 21: Serena ALM radars
Figure 22: Serena component radar
Figure 23: Polarion ALM radars
Figure 24: Polarion component radar
Figure 25: Rally ALM radars
Figure 26: Rally component radar
Figure 27: TechExcel ALM radars
Figure 28: TechExcel component radar