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Tricentis ToscaMicro Focus UFT OneSelenium HQSauce LabsPerfectoWorksoft CertifySmartBear TestCompleteBlazeMeter
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    The most valuable features of Tricentis Tosca are the ease of use, you do not need to program if you do not want to.The low code is the best feature.
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    The best feature of UFT by far is its compatibility with a large variety of products, tools and technologies. It is currently a challenge to find a single tool on the market besides UFT that will successfully automate tests for so many projects and environments.
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    Selenium HQ has a lot of capabilities and is compatible with many languages.Some of the most valuable features of this solution are open-source, they have good support, good community support, and it supports multiple languages whether you use C-Sharp or not. These are some of the most important benefits.
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    Before implementing Sauce Labs, we tested physical devices that team members had to share. It was more feasible when we were all located in one office, but we couldn't leverage our offshore capacity. With this solution, we can do everything remotely, which is essential now that most of us work from home.
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    It creates a faster production cycle and is quick to market. Things get deployed earlier because the testing happens on time. We can do a lot of panelization, so a lot of test phases can happen in a panel. People don't have to wait for a device to come to them. They can access multiple devices at the same time and do testing at the same time.
  7. Provides all the in-built functionalities and is a wonderful tool. Worksoft Certify supports multiple interfaces and applications like SAP, Web, or Silverlight Java, and Mainframe. It is easily integrated.
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  9. You can record your actions and play them back later.The most valuable features of the SmartBear TestComplete are self-healing, they reduce the maintenance required. The different languages SmartBear TestComplete supports are good because some of our libraries are written in Python, JavaScript, and C#. It's very easy to put them all under one project and use them. The are other features that SmartBear TestComplete has but the competition widely has them as well.
  10. The orchestration feature is the most valuable. It's like the tourist backend component of BlazeMeter. It allows me to essentially give BlazeMeter multiple JMeter scripts and a YAML file, and it will orchestrate and execute that load test and all those scripts as I define them.

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Rony_Sklar - PeerSpot reviewer
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What can be done to reduce the chances of software failing?

MarkusBonner - PeerSpot reviewer
MarkusBonnerCommon causes for software failure are: 1. Poor requirements definition… more »
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Rony_Sklar - PeerSpot reviewer
Rony_Sklar
PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)

There are so many tools to choose from to do SAP testing. In your opinion, which tool is the best choice for SAP testing? What differentiates this tool from its competitors?

Steven Roberts - PeerSpot reviewer
Steven RobertsMicro Focus delivers a wide portfolio of ADM products that include support for… more »
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Rony_Sklar - PeerSpot reviewer
Rony_Sklar
PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)

There are so many tools to choose from for non-SAP testing. In your opinion, which tool is best for non-SAP testing? What makes this tool stand out?

Steven Roberts - PeerSpot reviewer
Steven RobertsMicro Focus UFT One accelerates and simplifies end-to-end functional testing… more »
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it_user891201 - PeerSpot reviewer
Sr Consultant at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Hi community, We are using Smartbear TestComplete but tried Ranorex as well. It is capturing some parts of data but because the data is constantly changing the script is failing as it couldn't find that particular field. We then need to export this data to excel.  Any suggestions?  Thanks!
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We need to test an application that can be installed on Windows, MAC, Linux, iOS and Android. The goal is to automate the testing. What would be the recommended tool to accomplish this and why would you recommend it?
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it_user514665I will recommend UFT Pro (LeanFT) as the tool of choice. LeanFT is a… more »
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Functional Testing Tools Topics

What is the difference between functional testing and manual testing?

As the name itself implies, manual testing is the process of testing software manually, while searching for bugs or anomalies in an application. With manual testing, testers follow a written test plan that describes the set of scenarios and steps to execute tests and verify the expected results. In contrast, functional testing allows you to test the software using a variety of methods including unit testing, integration testing, end to end testing, regression testing, and more. Unlike manual testing, functional testing can be done manually or by using automations.

What is the difference between UAT and functional testing?

UAT, otherwise referred to as user acceptance testing, is testing completed by end users or by the paying customer, whereas functional testing is testing done from a functional viewpoint by a business. In addition, UAT uses a series of different test steps, which verify whether specific requirements are working for the user. On the other hand, functional testing tests specific requirements and specifications of the software. While functional tests test the function of software and what it does, UATs test against some criteria of acceptance.

What are the 3 functional tests?

The 3 different types of functional tests are:

1. Unit testing: Unit testing is a type of software testing where the individual unit or component of the software is tested.

    2. Integration testing: After you’ve tested out all of your functions, the next step is to put the functions together and test to make sure that they work. With integration testing, you are testing to make sure that integrations work correctly. Integration testing includes two different approaches - bottom-up and top-down. Integration tests take more effort to create than unit tests, however they are important when you start to put functions together.

      3. Automation/acceptance testing: This type of testing is used to make sure that your product is acting how it should and whether it’s ready to be deployed.

        What are the different types of functional testing?

        There are several different types of functional tests. Some of them include:

        • Unit testing: This type of testing is used to test an entire software program, in order to make sure the individual parts work properly on their own.
        • Component testing: Component testing checks individual parts of an application.
        • Smoke testing: This is a type of acceptance testing that provides an initial check that a new software build and its critical functionality are stable.
        • Sanity testing: Sanity testing is a form of regression testing that is typically performed by QA professionals on new versions of stable builds to validate either new functionality or bug fixes.
        • Regression testing: This type of testing is used to make sure the software continues to function as expected.
        • Integration testing: Through integration testing, QA professionals verify that individual modules of code work together properly as a group.
        • API testing: With API testing, testers validate that API connections and responses function as intended, including how they handle data as well as user permissions.
        • UI testing: This type of testing entails QA professionals interacting with the graphical interface of a software program.
        • System testing: System testing involves QA professionals testing the software in its entirety, as a complete product.
        • White-box testing: This testing is used by organizations to test several aspects of the software, such as predefined inputs and expected outputs, as well as decision branches, loops, and statements in the code.
        • Black-box testing: In contrast to white-box testing, black-box testing involves testing against a system where the internal code, paths, and infrastructure are not visible.
        • Acceptance testing: The purpose of acceptance testing is to ensure that the end user can achieve the goals set in the business requirements.
        • Alpha testing: Alpha testing is a type of acceptance testing that uses internal team members to evaluate the product.
        • Beta testing: Beta testing occurs with a select group of end users after the internal team tests the product and fixes bugs.
        • Production testing: Production testing is used after a product has gone into production and aims to discover and triage user-reported defects as quickly as possible.
        Why do we do functional testing?

        Functional testing is critical in validating the quality and functionality of the software. Functional tests are also important because they allow quality assurance teams to verify the software functionality based on software requirements specification (SRS) and ensure the system functions as per user specifications. Additionally, functional testing helps determine whether the system is fixed for release and is error-free.

        Is UI testing functional testing?

        UI testing, also known as GUI (graphical user interface) testing, is a form of functional testing that takes into consideration the look, feel, and ease-of-use of an application, mainly to meet a customer’s demands. Because it tests the aspects of any software that a user comes into contact with, it requires testing the visual elements to verify that they are functioning according to requirements in terms of functionality and performance, and therefore is considered to be a type of functional testing.

        Functional Testing Tools Features

        When you choose a functional testing tool, it is best to make sure the following basic features are included:

        • Automated crash detection and remediation
        • Easy integration into your CI/CD pipeline
        • Object recognition, using machine learning and AI, identifies complex objects
        • Integrations with JIRA and other test management tools
        • Traceability reports and metrics
        • Integration with issue tracking tools
        • Reusable and modular test cases
        • Scalability and collaborative capabilities
        • Accessibility testing for your applications
        • Supports multiple languages for test scripts
        • User-friendly
        • Secure
        Functional Testing Tools Benefits

        There are many benefits to functional testing. Some of the top benefits include:

        • It produces a defect-free product.
        • It improves the quality of the product.
        • It ensures that all requirements are met.
        • It ensures security and safety.
        • It ensures that the customer is satisfied.
        • It ensures that the software/product work as expected.
        • It ensures the proper working of all the functionality of an application/software/product.
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