ALM Octane



Micro Focus, which purchased the software business unit of Hewlett Packard Enterprise, has ALM Octane, that has both on-premise technologies and SaaS-based offerings. ALM Octane is a web-based application lifecycle management platform that enables teams to collaborate easily, manage the product delivery pipeline, and visualize the impact of changes.

GitLab enables portfolio planning and management through epics, groups (programs) and milestones to organize and track progress. Regardless of your methodology from Waterfall to DevOps, GitLab’s simple and flexible approach to planning meets the needs of small teams to large enterprises. GitLab helps teams organize, plan, align and track project work to ensure teams are working on the right things at the right time and maintain end to end visibility and traceability of issues throughout the delivery lifecycle from idea to production.


ALM Octane doesn't include built-in CI/CD, SCM and IDE, therefore integrations with third-party tools are required for the complete software development lifecycle. In contrast, GitLab is a complete DevOps platform, delivered as a single application. From project planning and source code management to CI/CD, monitoring, and security.