SQM Comparison 2017-03-14T15:55:46+00:00

SmarteQM Competitive Comparison Chart

Yes, Currently Supported
Not Applicable
Future Planned Functionality
Not Supported
General Features
Fully web-based application (no ActiveX, Flash, etc.)
Full unicode extended character support
WYSIWYG rich text editing
Web services SOAP API integrates with other tools/applications
Data import wizards for easy migration of existing data
Requirement / User Story Management
Create, edit, and delete requirements in a hierarchical ‘scope matrix’ organization
Assign importance levels to requirements based on business priority
Assign owners and track requirement completion status
Assign a high-level effort estimate to each requirement; perform high-level planning by scheduling against a specific project release
Decompose each requirement into a detailed task list together with low-level estimates that can be validated against the high-level requirement estimate
View aggregate status and progress of the tasks attached to a requirement in the requirements matrix;
see which features have the most schedule risk and/or estimate inflation
Filter the list of requirements by any of the built-in or custom fields/properties
Easily move/copy a requirement or set of requirements in the requirements matrix
Attach documents and other files to requirements
Define custom requirements fields/properties, both as free-text and list-based
Audit log of all changes made to requirements in the system
Link requirements to each other as well as to other artifacts
Discussion threads/comments attached to tasks
Release Planning
Organize releases hierarchically with unlimited levels of granularity
Specify the number of notional project resources available per release and determine the available effort for assigned requirements and tasks
View the aggregate estimated vs. actual progress of tasks scheduled for the release or iterations contained within the release
Track the resolution of an Incident and its subsequent verification to a specific release during the Incident resolution cycle
Drill down capability to list the incidents detected, resolved, and verified for each release
Filter the list of releases by any of the built-in or custom fields/properties
Easily move/copy a release or set of releases in the releases list
Attach documents and other files to releases
Define custom release fields/properties, both free-text and list-based
Audit log of all changes made to releases in the system
Iteration / Sprint Planning
Create list of iterations within each major release to break down the requested functionality into manageable blocks that can be tracked
Specify iteration length, number of working days, and project resources to determine the available effort for each iteration
Schedule requirements and tasks against iterations using the iteration planning wizard; optimize the iteration features plan to deliver the required allotted time
Compare estimates to actuals for continuous process improvement
Quickly adjust scope to respond to changing priorities
Task Management
Create, edit, assign, track, manage, and complete project tasks
Assign an owner, business priority, and completion status to each task
Email notifications: specify when notifications should be sent and to whom
Comprehensive search and sort of all tasks stored in the system by name, progress, status, owner, start date, end date, completion percentage, and business priority
Attach documents and other files to tasks
Define custom incident fields/properties, both free-text and list-based
Filter and/or sort the list of tasks by any of the built-in or custom fields/properties
Audit log of all changes made to tasks in the system
Discussion threads/comments attached to requirements
Configuration Management and Source Code Integration
Browse linked source code repositories including files and revisions
View the revisions associated with each file in the repository
View the details of each revision and link artifacts to the revision for full traceability
View the revisions associated with each Requirement, Incident, and Task
Support for multiple Version Control/Software Configuration Management (SCM) providers
Provider for Subversion
Provider for CVS
Provider for Microsoft TFS
Provider for Microsoft VSS
Provider for Perforce
Provider for GIT
Provider for Mercurial
Document Management and Collaboration
Upload documents and web links to a central knowledge-sharing repository
Customizable document categorization supports folders, document types, linked meta-tags
Version control of documents and web links uploaded into the system providing an audit trail of document revisions
Document management fully integrates into project requirements, releases, incidents, and tasks; all uploaded assets available in the central knowledge repository
Search, sort, and filter documents in the repository; meta-tags provide references to related documents and resources
Bug / Defect / Issue Management
Create, edit, assign, track, manage, and close incidents (defects)
Incidents can be categorized into bugs, enhancements, issues, training items, limitations, change requests, and risks
Assign an owner, business priority, and completion status to each incident
Incident fields can be customized to fit your business needs; add and/or modify the list of statuses, priorities, defect types, and severities
Customize workflows: match incident’s lifecycle to the business processes in your organization by incident type and/or project
Specify when/to whom email notices are sent; link workflow transitions to notification by role
Comprehensive search and sort of incidents stored in the system by name, type, status, owner, detector, creation date, close date, and business priority
Attach documents and other files to incidents
Define custom incident fields/properties, both free-text and list-based
Filter and/or sort the list of incidents by any of the built-in or custom fields/properties
Audit log of all changes made to incidents in the system
Link incidents to each other as well as to other artifacts
Dashboards and Reporting
Personalized dashboard summary of everything a user needs to know across all projects
Summary dashboard displays project health in a single screen, highlights key information
Assign projects to Groups; project group dashboards enable Project Portfolio Management
Configure custom dashboards for users in response to their specific needs
Library of graphical graphs including time-phased reporting
Library of printable reports
Customize reports to include different types of information
Filter reports by date ranges
Filter reports by artifact parameters (e.g. display only high-priority, completed requirements)
Multi-format reporting including HTML, MS-Word, MS-Excel, MSProject, and Adobe Acrobat
Developer IDE Integration
Work on requirements, tasks, and incidents inside Microsoft Visual Studio 2005, 2008, 2010, 2013
Work on requirements, tasks, and incidents inside Eclipse with Mylyn task-based interface
Project Management
Create and edit project workspaces with associated requirements, tasks, and incidents
Support for unlimited number of projects
Organize projects into groups/domains
Role-based, configurable access control
Unlimited number of customizable project roles
Create new projects based on existing project templates
Easy to use web-based project administration screens
Notification and Email
Setup email notification rules based on different fields being changed in the system
Administrators control content displayed in email notifications with custom email templates
Subscribe users to individual artifacts in the system
Users can choose to email a specific artifact to a specific user with a customized message
Administration and User Management
Create and edit user profiles with their own set of access permissions
Import users from existing LDAP/ActiveDirectory server with integrated authentication; reuse existing passwords
Email notification for new account creation, lost passwords, and account requests
Save credentials on trusted machines with secure forms-based web authentication
Easy to use web-based system administration screens
Easy install (server side only) using Windows Installer; minimal ongoing maintenance needed

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