Why Helix TCM Is the Best Test Case Management Tool
You want the highest quality product possible. To do that, you’ll need to run tests constantly. But manually creating, running, and tracking test cases slows you down and puts your product quality at risk.
With increasing emphasis on automated testing, tracking test results with non-traceable tools like spreadsheets just won't cut it anymore.
That's where Helix Test Case Management (TCM) comes in.
Create, execute, and track tests with ease. Use Helix TCM as a standalone module for test management or as part of the Helix ALM suite. Even pair it with your existing tools, including Jira for issue management and Jenkins for automated testing.
Manage Manual & Automated Testing
Prioritize Your Test Cases and Test Runs
Track Everything in One Spot
Reduce Manual Testing
Trace Tests Back to Requirements
Add Test Management to Jira
by increasing quality and improving the cross-checking of related issues. Specifically, our QA department is able to easily link test cases to related issues to ensure proper testing coverage."
One Test Management Tool for Everything
Create. Organize. Test. Track.
Do it all in a single test management tool.
Today, testing often happens in silos, creating blind spots across development and QA teams. Those blind spots can introduce risk and product defects that aren't discovered until it's too late.
With Helix TCM, you can manage all testing in a single tool. Functional. Validation. Performance. Regression. Acceptance. Safety. Security. And so on...
With Helix TCM, it's easy. You'll always know how much testing is complete and how much remains. So you can report your current test status to stakeholders at any time.
You'll spot issues and defects earlier in the cycle, when it's easier to resolve them.
And you won't outgrow this test management tool. It can scale to handle the largest projects. What’s more, your entire test management strategy will live in one place, for single pane of glass visibility.
Better Test Coverage & Improved Efficiency
Full Coverage Testing
The most common question testing teams ask is, “What should we test?” Because most organizations lack a direct link between requirements and test case management.
Helix TCM enables Requirements-Driven Test Management (RDTM). So you can create tests based on requirements and simplify the ‘definition of done’ (DoD) into a crystal clear test case.
You’ll get seamless test coverage, complete visibility of test results, and faster feedback of quality findings. Bugs and defects can be fixed earlier. So you can ensure business continuity, avoid waste of developer resources, and focus on innovation.
Reduced Manual Work
With the Helix text management tool, reusing test steps is easy. Reusing test steps:
- Reduces manual work for testing.
- Increases testing efficiency.
- Creates consistency across tests and projects.
Write one test and use it for multiple systems and browsers. And group related tests in suites to streamline planning for everyone.
Reuse test cases in multiple automation suites to further increase testing efficiency.
A Test Management Tool With Full Traceability
Get Full Visibility Up and Downstream
Understand the relationship between requirements, test cases, and issues. Trace the issue when tests fail. When requirements change, you’ll know to adjust your test cases. And you’ll know to make new tests when issues arise.
Helix TCM creates automated, continuous traceability, so you can connect the dots. It even creates an instant traceability matrix.
So, you'll be able to:
- Understand how changes impact your requirements and test cases.
- Trace changes made in source code to a requirement in order to resolve a defect.
- Maintain and regulate requirements by forcing sign-offs on each test step.
Test Case Management Software Makes Integration Easy
Need to Track Changes or Know the Reason Behind a Change?
Chances are, we integrate with your favorite version control provider. After all, we make two of them — Helix Core and Surround SCM.
Need to Use Automated Testing Tools?
Helix TCM supports automated testing tools such as Jenkins, QA Wizard Pro, HP QuickTest Pro (UTF), and others. It also integrates with popular IDEs, so you can create, update, and close out issues without leaving home.
Helix TCM builds a bridge to your continuous integration/continuous delivery (CI/CD) pipeline. Regardless of your automated testing tool, you can automatically send test results back to Helix TCM and associate the results with test cases for complete traceability.
Need to Automate Processes?
With our API, you can automate processes, build custom solutions, and exchange data between the Helix test management tool and other applications.
Plus, our professional services team is always ready to help out with custom tool integrations.
A Test Management Tool for Jira
Keep Using Jira But Get the Testing Management You Need For Traceability
Using Jira to track issues and manage tasks? It’s meant for bug tracking, not for test management. That’s where Helix TCM comes in. It can serve as the system of record on top of Jira.
Helix TCM fully integrates and syncs seamlessly with Jira. You can easily create tests in Helix TCM based on Jira issues.
This allows you to get the structured test management tool you need while still using Jira. No matter which tool you’re in, it’s easy to track issues, test cases, and test runs. You’ll always know what issues have been resolved, which test cases are approved, and which test runs have passed and failed.
From Testing to the Entire Lifecycle
Testing is just one part of the application development lifecycle. There are requirements to manage. And issues to resolve.
That's why Helix TCM is part of the Helix ALM suite. See how this powerful test management tool fits with requirements management in Helix RM. And issue management in Helix IM.
When these tools are used together, you’ll gain greater efficiency, seamless coverage, and continuous traceability across the entire lifecycle.
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