If you’re looking to implement a consistent, repeatable and effective test management process then HP’s Quality Center can be relied on to deliver. This leading web-based system helps QA teams implement a quality management process and build a foundation for best practices on an enterprise-wide level.
Quality Center is designed to cover all the quality activities including requirements , test management, defect tracking, as well as areas like business process testing.
Ultimately what you can expect from Quality Center is improved application quality with more effective and cost efficient project implementation.

What Quality Center will do for your organization

It is easy to determine whether your company has a significant issue with application quality. For example, you clearly need to make some changes if you have:

  • Applications that are consistently late to market and over budget
  • Frequent application outages
  • A high percentage of development costs allocated to finding and fixing bugs
  • Problems with applications that result in constant development patching
  • Frequent rollbacks of applications from the production environment
  • High levels of frustration and complaints from users
  • Inconsistent quality levels in production application
  • Lack of alignment between quality practices and business goals


Quality Center 28 Day Trial

The only way to determine whether Quality Center makes sense for your organization is to use it. We can help you do just that. Sign up for a free trial. You will have it within the hour.

Why do you need Quality Center?

A single platform creates an information bridge, regardless of function or location. It drives collaboration among development teams, quality functions, business analysts and project overseers. Operating from one test management platform standardizes requirements definition and management, release and build management, test planning and scheduling, and defects tracking and reporting – all with complete traceability. Quality Center:

  • Packages classic features such as requirements management, test planning and defect management.
  • Allows scalability – from a single project to multiple, enterprise-wide projects and releases.
  • Supports your organization on an enterprise-wide basis, even within a decentralized testing organization.
  • Allows resources to link requirements to test plans.
  • Provides comprehensive reporting capabilities that can integrate with many external reporting tools.
  • Ensures that applications function as expected, even when performed under variable consumption loads.
  • Provides a centralized repository for automated tests and reporting on their execution status.
  • Manages application quality with consistent and repeatable processes.


Quality Center Features

Quality Center helps improve software quality across a wide range of IT and application environments. At all points in the process, Quality Center provides visibility for your project’s status to all project implementation and support functions. This allows you to move forward in the development process while managing and controlling risk.


Quality release and test cycle management: Quality Center facilitates control of your development and testing cycles, breaking large projects into manageable phases. Providing the ability to track requirements and tests for each cycle and attain real-time visibility into actual versus planned testing status.
Test planning and management :Quality Center defines, manages and tracks functional, performance, and security test scripts in one place. It assigns business risk to requirements, and calculates where to apply testing resources. QA teams can emulate business processes, run tests unattended with QTP and execute manual and automated tests.
Version control : Quality Center enables distributed teams to collaborate and manage multiple versions of assets in parallel while maintaining data integrity and a change history. Essential to providing traceability across the project life cycle this version control capability is key to teams operating in regulated markets.
Requirements management : Quality Center uses templates and a rich text editor for a word-processor-like experience. It provides the ability to view requirements at a process or release level and trace relationships between other entities. When requirements change, a change impact report will give information on the business process affected and notifies team members whose tasks might be impacted.
Baselining : Quality Center marks specific milestones by capturing groups of requirements, tests, or test assets at strategic points in the project life cycle. Each snapshot can then be tagged as a Baseline. Baselines can then be compared to assess the impact of changes.
Defect management : Quality Center defect management identifies, manages, tracks, and enforces defect resolution. It does not require a specific defect management methodology, but it does require basic planning and organization. The ability to customize workflow gives you the ability to map the process to your real life environment.
Test scheduling and execution : Quality Center supports manual and automated testing (with QTP) including unattended execution. It provides views of execution runs, results and log defects. When integrated with automation tools such as QTP you’ll have the capability to manage all of your testing from one central location.
Developer collaboration : Quality Center provides an integrated development environment for linking tasks, requirements and defects without requiring training on new development tools. Alternatively integration with tools like Jira means that developers can work within their tool of choice whilst testers use this leading test management platform.
Integrated Reporting : Quality Center’s integrated dashboard module centralizes quality reporting and allows for real-time decisions. End users can perform data manipulations in Microsoft Excel and push requirements, tests, defects, and their associated data to Microsoft Word.


Quality Center White Papers and Comparison Guides

HP ALM and QC 11.00 Feature Comparison Guide

Understand the HP Quality Center and HP Application Lifecycle Management feature sets and find out what’s new in version 11.00. This feature comparison Guide covers both QC and ALM.

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Tool Integration for ALM and QC

In todays development environment project members are often committed to, or constrained by, different tool sets deployed throughout the organisation. HP Tool Integration solutions simplify deployment in heterogeneous environments.

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Versioning and Baselines with HP QC

Two features that give QA teams the ability to track all changes and versions of artifacts they are working on. Both features providing the ability to maintain histories of changes and specify the relationships between different libraries of artifacts.

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Quality Center Dedicated Cloud

Until now many companies have refrained from moving to the cloud even though the benefits are obvious. Scalability, elasticity, availability and pay-per use. Often concerns around security and compliance have been the reason for this. Security is mandatory and is delivered as part of the HP dedicated cloud offering.

Further more the HP SaaS may reduce the cost of your test management solutions with fast and agile deployment of validated solutions and IT process optimization. Combining this with enhanced security the HP SaaS cloud offering what you get is simply a cloud solution suitable for managing your test process.

Contact us and find out why QA teams can take advantage of the cloud as a business enabling technology.

Quality Center
Test Management with Quality Center Supports your agile or traditional lifecycle development process with quality, planning and design in a cost-effective and scalable test management solution. Sign up for a 28 day free Quality Center trial