Microsoft ALM : 3 year ROI of 295% and a payback period of 6 months ! According to Forrester

The Forrester Total Economic Impact (TEI) Study on Microsoft ALM is now available. This study examines the total economic impact and potential return on investment (ROI) enterprises may realize by deploying the Microsoft Application Lifecycle Management solution (ALM)

The study has generated strong/favorable data points for the Microsoft solution, with a 3-year risk adjusted ROI of 295% with a payback period of 6 months.  

Few highlights:

  • Microsoft as a strategic ALM solution partner
    • “We have multiple challenges in delivering high-quality solutions to our internal customers. One of the ways to accomplish that is to pick a strategic vendor and stay close to them. For us, Microsoft was the right choice.”
    • “The support we get from Microsoft and our ability to influence their future products made them a much better choice than some of the competing solutions.”
  • The use of heterogeneous solutions for ALM caused difficulties
    • “We replaced five different systems with Microsoft. We now have twice as much functionality and can customize our processes and reports more easily.”
    • “We were using various tools for source control, bug tracking, etc. This caused all sorts of headaches and slowed the team down considerably. With an integrated solution, these problems have gone away.”
    • “Using Microsoft as a single truth repository means the team no longer needs to search for information across multiple systems. This has greatly increased productivity.”
    • “Our previous solutions did not integrate with each other properly. With Microsoft ALM, everything worked right out of the box.”
    • “We chose Microsoft because the integration between the various solution components was seamless. Also, almost no training was required.”


Download the Forrester TEI Study on Microsoft ALM

Forrester Study - TEI of MSFT ALM.pdf