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HP Quality Center

HP Quality Center
Developer(s) HP/Mercury Interactive
Stable release 12.01
Development status Active
Operating system Microsoft Windows or UNIX
Type quality management/test management
License Proprietary
Website HP Quality Center

HP Quality Center is quality management software offered from the HP Software Division of Hewlett-Packard with many capabilities acquired from Mercury Interactive Corporation.[1] HP Quality Center offers software quality assurance, including requirements management, test management and business process testing for IT and application environments.[2] HP Quality Center is a component of the HP Application Lifecycle Management software solution set.[3]

Product packaging

HP Quality Center is available as HP Quality Center Starter Edition software and HP Quality Center Enterprise software. The Starter Edition is for entry-level software quality assurance organizations. The Enterprise version, 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 11 incorporates the capabilities of Quality Center Enterprise with Project Planning and Tracking, Enterprise Release Management and Asset Sharing for requirements management through application delivery.[4] HP Quality Center is also available as a Software-as-a-Service offering.[5]

System requirements


HP Quality Center can be used on Windows platforms with an Internet Explorer browser. In combination with the HP ALM Explorer Add-in, it can be executed as a normal desktop application. This is useful if you are unable to download ActiveX controls, if your browser restricts the use of ActiveX components, if you are not allowed to execute the Internet Explorer with Administrator rights.

HP Quality Center also supports virtual environments. It is certified to run on Citrix XenApp 6.0 and Citrix Client with XenApp 6.0: Online Plug-In 12.1, VMware ESX 4.0 ( Patch 1), VMware ESX 4.1 (Patch 6), VMware ESX 5.0 and ESXi 5.0 (SP3).[6]


  1. ^ "HP Closes Landmark Mercury Acquisition; Companies Unite to Lead in Business Technology Optimization Software" (Press release). Hewlett Packard. November 7, 2006. Retrieved February 11, 2013. 
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ Jackson, Joab (November 30, 2010). "HP Fuses Dev Management and Testing Tools". Retrieved February 11, 2013. 
  4. ^ Jordon, Allen (2013-03-26). "Quality Center Basics". Retrieved 2014-03-03. 
  5. ^ "HP Quality Center in the Cloud". Retrieved 2014-03-03. 
  6. ^ "HP ALM 11.00 and HP Quality Center Enterprise 11.00 – Product Availability Matrix". UFT Automation. Retrieved 2014-03-03. 

External links

  • HP Quality Center Official web page

See also

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