HP Quality Center

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HP Quality Center
Developer(s)Micro Focus / Hewlett Packard Enterprise Software / Mercury Interactive
Stable release
12.60 / 2018
Operating systemMicrosoft Windows
Typequality management/test management
WebsiteMicro Focus Quality Center Enterprise

Quality Center, formerly known as HP Quality Center is a quality management software offered by Micro Focus, who acquired the software division of HP Software Division of Hewlett Packard Enterprise in 2017[1], with many capabilities acquired from Mercury Interactive Corporation.[2] HP Quality Center offers software quality assurance, including requirements management, test management and business process testing for IT and application environments.[3] HP Quality Center is a component of the HP Application Lifecycle Management software solution set.[4]

Product packaging[edit]

HP Quality Center is available in the following editions:[5]

  • Quality Center Community
  • Quality Center Express
  • ALM Performance
  • Quality Center Enterprise

Community and Express editions are designed for entry-level software quality assurance organizations. The Enterprise edition, originally called Mercury TestDirector for Quality Center, is for software quality assurance organizations that manage medium to large releases. For large and global organizations, HP Application Lifecycle Management incorporates the capabilities of Quality Center Enterprise Tracking, Enterprise Release Management and Asset Sharing for requirements management through application delivery.[6] HP Quality Center is also available as a Software-as-a-Service offering.[7]

System requirements[edit]

HP Quality Center runs on the Windows platforms with an Internet Explorer browser. In combination with the ALM Explorer Add-in, it can be executed as a normal desktop application.

HPE has published information regarding about ALM's server-side and client-side system requirements, and are updated periodically as new versions and patches are released.


  1. ^ "HPE Merger Status Update" (Press release). Micro Focus. Retrieved March 9, 2018.
  2. ^ "HP Closes Landmark Mercury Acquisition; Companies Unite to Lead in Business Technology Optimization Software" (Press release). Hewlett Packard. November 7, 2006. Archived from the original on February 2, 2013. Retrieved February 11, 2013.
  3. ^ [1] Archived December 23, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ Jackson, Joab (November 30, 2010). "HP Fuses Dev Management and Testing Tools". CIO.com. Retrieved February 11, 2013.
  5. ^ "ALM Editions". aadmhelp.microfocus.com. Retrieved 2018-03-09.
  6. ^ Jordon, Allen (2013-03-26). "Quality Center Basics". Quality-center-basics.blogspot.com. Retrieved 2014-03-03.
  7. ^ "HP Quality Center in the Cloud". Eoh-am.co.za. Retrieved 2014-03-03.

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