SpiraTeam Overview

What is SpiraTeam?

Wish Your Testing and Development Teams were in Sync?

Do you find yourself juggling between requirements documents, bug-tracking tools, project plans and test reports to make sure that your project is on track?

SpiraTeam® is the premier Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) system that manages your requirements, releases, tests, issues and tasks in one integrated environment.

Get Information Right at Your Fingertips!

SpiraTeam® provides integrated dashboards of key project health and status information.

SpiraTeam® provides reporting dashboards of key project quality and progress indicators - requirements test coverage, task progress, project velocity, test execution and top risk and issues – in one consolidated view that is tailor-made for agile methodologies as well as supporting your legacy/hybrid waterfall projects.

Software development has been transformed by the new Agile methodologies such as Scrum, XP, DSDM and AUP. However the traditional tools of project management are too cumbersome and not well suited. SpiraTeam's Agile Planning Board is perfect for team meetings with color-coding and simpledrag-and-drop editing.

SpiraTeam has been designed specifically to support agile methodologies such as Scrum, Kanban, XP, Scrum, DSDM and AUP, allowing teams to manage all their information in one environment.

SpiraTeam Overview

Pricing

Starting from
US$42,00/month

Pricing options

Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Our on-premise edition comes with a perceptual license and is priced by concurrent user, starting at $933.33 for a 3-user license.

Our SaaS edition is priced by concurrent user, starting at $42/concurrent user/month.
Discounts are applicable if billed annually.


SpiraTeam Features

Devices
Business size
S M L
Markets
United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, China and 3 others, India, Japan, Germany
Supported Languages
Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Czech, English, Finnish and 4 others, French, German, Hungarian, Spanish

Media

SpiraTeam - Sample project view
SpiraPlan - Requirements
Spirateam - Kanban view of tasks
Spirateam - Unassigned Items
SpiraTeam - Planning Options
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SpiraTeam Reviews

SpiraTeam Reviews

Overall rating
4,1
/
5
Excellent
30

Very good
46

Average
12

Poor
2

Terrible
1

Value for Money
4,6
Features
4,4
Ease of Use
4
Customer Support
4,6
84% recommended this app
Erin E.

Great Tool For The Entire Project Life Cycle

We have been using SpiraTeam within our organization for quite a few years. SpiraTeam is very easy to use, and is a great way to help track, maintain and troubleshoot an entire project, from the planning stages, to implementation, to enhancement requests and software bug and defect resolution. I would recommend SpiraTeam to any organization looking for a straightforward, easy to use tool.


Juan D.

Capitec Bank Feedback

Most excellent, brings our Business and testing together in understanding the req.


Daniel T.

A complete vision of the projects

I was used SpiraTeam in some projects. Our work with the application was right, but our experience with it, is like a fixed application with a strongest modulation of the project process. The UI, is not very friendly with a complex form to work on it.
Is true, that you can add any document, requirement, task or other in each moment, but you cannot change the flow of the project. In action it is maddening because you has not clarity of the steps to do with the different parts of the project.
But, if you have a big project with many people that need to interact (for example, you need to follow the status of the tasks and the test cases by developer) it is your project application.


Peter M.

SpiraTeam - The HP ALM/HPQC Killer

My philosophy is that the tool should fit the project, not the other way round, so I use SpiraTeam as and when the project requires. All my tests begin life as Excel checklists. If we have specific requirements then I will make use of the Requirements and map them to Test Scripts to get full traceability from a requirements, through testing, through defect management to reporting of test coverage. We write and maintain our own legacy systems, so most of our projects only have high level requirements, hence there is little point using the full suite of SpiraTeam, as it is overkill for such small projects.

For most projects, SpiraTeam is used as more of a project place holder at a very high level to track project details and capture any requirements documentation. It is inefficient to write test scripts in Excel for small projects and import them in to SpiraTeam and execute them from SpiraTeam, as this is a needless duplication of effort.

I've implemented Exploratory Testing, so test scripts are high level one-liners, reading more like a checklist than a typical Step 1, Step 2, Step 3 style of test scripts. Familiarity with our own in-house software renders the need to write detailed step by step tests redundant. When new legislation is passed that we must comply with, I use SpiraTeam for Test Management to dot the I's and cross the T's, making use of requirements capture, test scripting, requirements mappings, test execution, defect management and Reporting.


Tom E.

Pretty Good!

Overall, I like SpiraTeam. There's a bunch of different ALM solutions out there. I prefer something easy of a lot of confusing functionality. SpiraTeam is somewhere in the middle. It has a good balance. I use it for keeping track of test cases, but don't use the requirements functionality. I wish we did use the Requirement functionality, but the developers I work with have a thing about NOT documenting what they are developing... In any case, I can produce the results of the test effort rather easily so the rest of the team can see where we are within the project.
Some of the annoyances are the ability to produce a report and distribute to the rest of the team. With the templates that SpiraTeam provides, I would like something a lit bit different. The templates just don't provide the information that I need. I know there is a way to modify the templates, but never had time to devote to figure it out. Also, the way arranging tests in folders and then moving tests around in the folders has been difficult over the versions of SpiraTeam. I like how tests are arranged in that way. It helps keep everything organized in a good manner, but the implementation of it is not entirely perfect. test cases often get put in the wrong place and have to spend some time moving them around. My last annoyance is how test cases are copied and pasted. When pasting a test case, it places it on the top of the test case I copied, not underneath it. That bugs me more than anything.
But when judging SpiraTeam as a whole, I do like the product, but it's those little interface annoyances that get in the way.


Erin E.
Industry: Information Technology & Services
Company size: 51-200 Employees

Great Tool For The Entire Project Life Cycle

Reviewed on 2015/12/23
Review Source: GetApp

We have been using SpiraTeam within our organization for quite a few years. SpiraTeam is very easy to use, and is a great way to help track, maintain and troubleshoot an entire project, from the planning stages, to implementation, to enhancement requests and software bug and defect resolution. I would recommend SpiraTeam to any organization looking for a straightforward, easy to use tool.

Pros

Pros:

Easy to use
Versatile
Tracks multiple project points

Cons

Cons:

Cannot easily move artifacts from one project to another.

Rating breakdown

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Juan D.
Industry: Information Technology & Services
Company size: 10 000+ Employees

Capitec Bank Feedback

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/08/01
Review Source: Capterra

Most excellent, brings our Business and testing together in understanding the req.

Pros

The Software made Automation easier. Integration easy, total revolutionary product.

Very powerful tool if used as designed.

Cons

Users. Misunderstanding the designed use compared to their personal opinion.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 9.0/10

Daniel T.
Industry: Information Technology & Services
Company size: Self Employed

A complete vision of the projects

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2016/11/21
Review Source: Capterra

I was used SpiraTeam in some projects. Our work with the application was right, but our experience with it, is like a fixed application with a strongest modulation of the project process. The UI, is not very friendly with a complex form to work on it.
Is true, that you can add any document, requirement, task or other in each moment, but you cannot change the flow of the project. In action it is maddening because you has not clarity of the steps to do with the different parts of the project.
But, if you have a big project with many people that need to interact (for example, you need to follow the status of the tasks and the test cases by developer) it is your project application.

Pros

The application can modify to adapt the workflow to your needs (based on a complex workflow). The document management is very good. You can change a part of UI (colors, logos, etc.). You can do a personal dashboard with your heat points. This could help you to focus your most important points.

Cons

In my personal opinion, the application needs a guidance or a screen that can show the flow process to make more easy the entry of the project elements.

Response from Inflectra

Thanks for the feedback. We are adding a new user onboarding wizard into SpiraTeam to guide a new user through the project management process that is enabled in SpiraTeam.

We're not sure which version Daniel used, but v5.0 has a completely overhauled user interface which our users are loving.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 6.0/10

Peter M.
Industry: Financial Services
Company size: 51-200 Employees

SpiraTeam - The HP ALM/HPQC Killer

Used Other for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2020/09/16
Review Source: Capterra

My philosophy is that the tool should fit the project, not the other way round, so I use SpiraTeam as and when the project requires. All my tests begin life as Excel checklists. If we have specific requirements then I will make use of the Requirements and map them to Test Scripts to get full traceability from a requirements, through testing, through defect management to reporting of test coverage. We write and maintain our own legacy systems, so most of our projects only have high level requirements, hence there is little point using the full suite of SpiraTeam, as it is overkill for such small projects.

For most projects, SpiraTeam is used as more of a project place holder at a very high level to track project details and capture any requirements documentation. It is inefficient to write test scripts in Excel for small projects and import them in to SpiraTeam and execute them from SpiraTeam, as this is a needless duplication of effort.

I've implemented Exploratory Testing, so test scripts are high level one-liners, reading more like a checklist than a typical Step 1, Step 2, Step 3 style of test scripts. Familiarity with our own in-house software renders the need to write detailed step by step tests redundant. When new legislation is passed that we must comply with, I use SpiraTeam for Test Management to dot the I's and cross the T's, making use of requirements capture, test scripting, requirements mappings, test execution, defect management and Reporting.

Pros

Easier and more user-friendly to use than HP ALM/QC, whilst offering a similar level of comprehensive features, for a lot less outlay than HP's ALM/QC, IBM, CompuWare etc.

SpiraTeam is flexible enough to be used differently for each project. For example, SpiraTeam can be used as a document repository for one project, just a test script and test execution tool for another, and as a full blown project life cycle tool encompassing requirements, tests, defects, management and reporting functions.

The support provided by Inflectra is head and shoulders above the competition, showing the big boys how it should be done. Responses are prompt and with plenty of examples relevant to your industry sector to help get you going. Don't be surprised if [SENSITIVE CONTENT HIDDEN] himself replies to your support request. It seems that the company's sales team are well versed in using the software tools that they sell. For us, it is the support that wins out over any rivals.

Pricing is clear and upfront, unlike some of the smoke and mirrors sales tactics used by other vendors who shall remain nameless but here are some hints ... Has Problems, It Breaks More and Don't Expect to Last Long.

Cons

Upgrading from 5.4 to 6.0 fails. In the past upgrading other vendor tools has been a deal breaker when it failed. A tool should be able to upgrade itself without throwing any SQL errors or similar. Administrators and DBA's should not need to run any specific scripts or commands, the tool should do this automatically and without error. We are unable to take advantage of new features offered in 6.0 and beyond.
Integration of any test tool with a business is not easy because the tool forces you to work its way rather than the tool supporting existing processes.
I needed to write a VB script to translate/transpose my test scripts into the correct format for importing into SpiraTeam, as a consequence of the tool forcing the tester to work how the tool works.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 9.0/10

Tom E.
Industry: Telecommunications
Company size: 1 001-5 000 Employees

Pretty Good!

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2016/12/14
Review Source: Capterra

Overall, I like SpiraTeam. There's a bunch of different ALM solutions out there. I prefer something easy of a lot of confusing functionality. SpiraTeam is somewhere in the middle. It has a good balance. I use it for keeping track of test cases, but don't use the requirements functionality. I wish we did use the Requirement functionality, but the developers I work with have a thing about NOT documenting what they are developing... In any case, I can produce the results of the test effort rather easily so the rest of the team can see where we are within the project.
Some of the annoyances are the ability to produce a report and distribute to the rest of the team. With the templates that SpiraTeam provides, I would like something a lit bit different. The templates just don't provide the information that I need. I know there is a way to modify the templates, but never had time to devote to figure it out. Also, the way arranging tests in folders and then moving tests around in the folders has been difficult over the versions of SpiraTeam. I like how tests are arranged in that way. It helps keep everything organized in a good manner, but the implementation of it is not entirely perfect. test cases often get put in the wrong place and have to spend some time moving them around. My last annoyance is how test cases are copied and pasted. When pasting a test case, it places it on the top of the test case I copied, not underneath it. That bugs me more than anything.
But when judging SpiraTeam as a whole, I do like the product, but it's those little interface annoyances that get in the way.

Pros

I like the concept of how test cases are arranged, within folders.

Cons

I don't like how the concept of the folders was implemented. Often times, when copying and pasting test cases, it gets placed in the wrong location. Have to spend extra time getting test cases and folders placed in the right location.

Response from Inflectra

Hi Tom
Thanks so much for the very fair and detailed review, we appreciate the time you spent writing it.
I would like to mention that in SpiraTeam v5.0 we completely overhauled the test case and test set folders in line with the issues you identified, so please try out the newest version and let us know if you have any suggestions or feedback.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 7.0/10

User recommendation
8,6/10
Based on 91 user ratings
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SpiraTeam Pricing

SpiraTeam Pricing

Starting from
US$42,00/month
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Our on-premise edition comes with a perceptual license and is priced by concurrent user, starting at $933.33 for a 3-user license.

Our SaaS edition is priced by concurrent user, starting at $42/concurrent user/month.
Discounts are applicable if billed annually.

Our on-premise edition comes with a perceptual license and is priced by concurrent user, starting at $933.33 for a 3-user license.

Our SaaS edition is priced by concurrent user, starting at $42/concurrent user/month.
Discounts are applicable if billed annually.

Value for Money
4,6/5
Based on 91 user ratings
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SpiraTeam Features

SpiraTeam Features

API
Access Control
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Automatic Notifications
Chat
Collaboration Tools
Collaborative Workspace
Commenting
Customizable Branding
Document Management
Document Storage
Drag & Drop Interface
File Management
Permission Management
Projections
Reporting & Statistics
Search Functionality
Third Party Integration
Workflow Management
Features
4,4/5
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Additional information for SpiraTeam

Additional information for SpiraTeam

Key features of SpiraTeam

  • Capture requirements and decompose into detailed tasks
  • Create, edit and execute test-cases
  • Free upgrades and support for 1 year from date of purchase
  • Full audit history of all changes made in the system
  • Fully-integrated web-based document management system
  • Map tests to requirements to track coverage
  • Prioritize and schedule requirements for each release
  • Record bugs linked to test steps during execution
  • Track bugs, enhancements, risks and issues
  • sonalized dashboards and customizable reporting

Benefits

Clean and powerful AJAX web user interface
Supports major agile methodologies such as Scrum, Agile Unified Process (AUP), Extreme Programming (XP) and Dynamic Systems Development Method (DSDM).
Built-in screenshot capture capability
Full Unicode Extended Character Support
Support for Multiple Languages. Language Files Available for English, French, German, Spanish and Czech.
WYSIWYG Rich Text Editing
Web Services SOAP API to enable integration with other tools/applications
Data import wizard that allows easy migration of existing data via Excel

SpiraTeam FAQs

SpiraTeam FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for SpiraTeam.

Q. What type of pricing plans does SpiraTeam offer?

SpiraTeam offers the following pricing plans:

Starting from: US$42,00/month

Pricing model: Subscription

Free Trial: Available

Our on-premise edition comes with a perceptual license and is priced by concurrent user, starting at $933.33 for a 3-user license. Our SaaS edition is priced by concurrent user, starting at $42/concurrent user/month. Discounts are applicable if billed annually.

Q. What are the main features of SpiraTeam?

SpiraTeam offers the following features:

  • Capture requirements and decompose into detailed tasks
  • Create, edit and execute test-cases
  • Free upgrades and support for 1 year from date of purchase
  • Full audit history of all changes made in the system
  • Fully-integrated web-based document management system
  • Map tests to requirements to track coverage
  • Prioritize and schedule requirements for each release
  • Record bugs linked to test steps during execution
  • Track bugs, enhancements, risks and issues
  • sonalized dashboards and customizable reporting

Q. Who are the typical users of SpiraTeam?

SpiraTeam has the following typical customers:

Small Business, Large Enterprises, Public Administrations, Non Profit, Freelancers, Mid Size Business

Q. What languages does SpiraTeam support?

SpiraTeam supports the following languages:

Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Czech, English, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Spanish

Q. What type of pricing plans does SpiraTeam offer?

SpiraTeam has the following pricing plans:

Subscription

Q. Does SpiraTeam support mobile devices?

We do not have any information about what devices SpiraTeam supports

Q. What other apps does SpiraTeam integrate with?

SpiraTeam integrates with the following applications:

Axosoft, Axosoft, FogBugz, Jira, KronoDesk, Rapise, Rapise, Redmine, Zendesk, Zendesk

Q. What level of support does SpiraTeam offer?

SpiraTeam offers the following support options:

FAQs, Forum, Knowledge Base, Online Support, Phone Support, Video Tutorials