What is HP Quality Center ? What are the uses of HP Quality Center ?

HP Quality Center is a web based test management tool which can be used for scheduling tests, logging test results, issues progress tracking, incident management and test reporting.
Some uses of Quality Center are,
Ø      Quality center interface is very simple and it helps to manage and organize activities like requirements coverage, test case management, test execution reporting, defect management and test automation.
Ø      It provides traceability from requirements – test cases – test execution – defects.
Ø      Quality center can be integrated with email systems which sends email remainders for bugs and other testing activities.
Ø      Quality Center can be integrated with other test automation tools like QTP, Winrunner, Load runner.
Ø      Quality Center provides option to import data from Microsoft Word and Excel but we need to have add-ins for this option.
Ø      Quality center provides,
Ø      Common Repository
Ø      Automatic Traceability Matrix
Ø      Bug Tracking Facility
Ø      Automatic Reports and Graphs generator