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"Obviously because of automation, it reduces manual testing efforts.""It's an open-source solution with a very large community and available documentation.""Appium has easy interaction with mobile."

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"It's pretty seamless with SAP and Salesforce because they've built in the field definitions and all the things that you need. You literally turn it on and execute your script and it records it. It's very simple. Then you can go back and put in some of the other functions. For example, instead of hard-coding field selections, you put in a data table so you can run it multiple times or with multiple data. It was actually written to work very well with SAP.""The tool is easy to use. It is a drag and drop Microsoft type of solution.""The most valuable features of Worksoft Certify are the way we can maintain the processes and sub-processes inside. We can immediately identify and replicate multiple objects in the application without having a major issue with it. We are able to do a lot of operations even with the solution being completely scriptless. That is a large advantage compared with other automation tools.""The most valuable feature is the ability to automate quickly and to maintain and update scripts.""Certify integrates with other tools and it works very well with other machine testing applications.""The Worksoft Capture feature is most valuable. For example, if you are creating a sales order in SAP, you do not need to go to each field and do everything. You do not need to write code for each and every line. You can just turn on the Worksoft Capture feature and manually perform your actions. It will capture all manual actions, and it will give you the steps. It will write the steps for you.""Provides all the in-built functionalities and is a wonderful tool.""What I found most valuable in Worksoft Certify is its identification feature. I also found its automation feature valuable."

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"We haven't been able to fully leverage Appium for multiple reasons. I think number one is just that the tests take a long time to run. We have had some issues around just the results themselves and how predictable they are, but those are not issues with Appium directly.""Stability is an area that needs some improvement.""If it had more facility for configuration it would be a spectacular solution."

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"Certify is integrated with Solution Manager, but this integration could be easier.""The overall speed and performance of this solution could be improved. In a future release, it would be useful to be able to do API testing.""Worksoft Certify needs improvement on customization of reporting and how you report final outcomes.""We would like this to be able to be used outside of SAP applications, as it would be good for other types of products.""What could be improved in Worksoft Certify is its integration with other tools, for example, test management tools such as Jira, ALM, or any other test management tools. That integration is missing.""Better automation capability would be helpful.""The web application should be more robust.""We can use it for the web application, but we are facing stability-related challenges. The properties are getting changed. For example, when I am performing any operation on the text box but the development team has done some changes, our Worksoft scripts are getting changed. This is the main challenge that we are facing while developing tests for the web application in Worksoft Certify, where any changes in the backend are indirectly impacting our scripts. For the web application, there is a scarcity of resources. Unlike an SAP application that doesn't require much experience, for the web application, you require experienced people."

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  • "Appian is open-source, which is not licensed."
  • "The pricing of Appium is fine."
  • "The solution is free."
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  • "The initial investment is probably a little high. It was a little hard for me to sell, but it was a one-shot deal and that's why it's so high. All we are doing now is paying annual maintenance, which we don't have to do if we don't want upgrades, but we do."
  • "Purchasing and licensing are okay. Go for the perpetual licenses. In that way, you own a license, then you can purchase maintenance and support on top of that, so you don't have to pay every year for it. Even if you don't want it a contract with Worksoft Certify in the future, you will have your own license of it. Then, if your usage is not that much, you can have one or two perpetual licenses. However, if you want to run your processes, you will need more licenses, e.g., using the run-only licenses. They are really cheap compared to the full licensing."
  • "I can only judge based on the situation that we had around six years ago when we did the tool evaluation. Worksoft was not the cheapest, but it provided the value. For 25 concurrent licenses, we paid more than €400,000, so it was not cheap. In the end, if you see how much time you are saving and compare it with others, its price is okay. We had also compared its cost with the licensing costs for HP and Tricentis, and they were at another level. Now, as we have already booked the licenses, we only have to pay an annual maintenance fee, which is 70%, and that is okay."
  • "In general, they changed their license model. Before you had to buy licenses for each component, and now they changed it so you can buy a license and use it for nearly all their applications."
  • "Worksoft Certify is slightly more expensive compared to other automation tools that are available on the market. However, the majority of the clients who are utilizing this solution, don't care much about the price. The main aspect the clients look for is its stability and reliability on the automation and whether they are able to rely on the automation scripts."
  • "I don't have much idea about the pricing, but it is a licensed tool, and it is somewhat costly."
  • "It is costly. It is a bit more expensive than Tricentis Tosca and other tools. If they reduce its price going forward and have partnerships with other vendors, it will grow like anything."
  • "We have an annual license for this solution. The product is very expensive."
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    Top Answer:Obviously because of automation, it reduces manual testing efforts.
    Top Answer:We haven't been able to fully leverage Appium for multiple reasons. I think number one is just that the tests take a long time to run. We have had some issues around just the results themselves and… more »
    Top Answer:Tosca fulfills our business needs better because it is an end-to-end solution across technologies. We like that it is scriptless, so even non-experienced staff can use it. To put it simply, with… more »
    Top Answer:What I found most valuable in Worksoft Certify is its identification feature. I also found its automation feature valuable.
    Top Answer:I'm not aware of any licensing costs for Worksoft Certify.
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    Overview

    Appium is an open-source mobile application development tool that is designed to give users complete control of their application development process. It enables them to optimize the development process when the need calls for it, and create the applications that they want in the most efficient manner they can.

    Appium Benefits

    Some of the benefits that come from using Appium include:

    • Ease of deployment. Appium is fairly simple for users to set up for the first time. Developers can download Appium and launch it with only a couple of clicks.
    • Easily track the results of application tests. Appium automatically creates reports when developers run application tests. These reports can give users insights into every aspect of the tests that they just ran. They can include detailed test results, screenshots of the test as it took place, and videos showing the test while it was in progress. Developers can also recall these reports with ease so that the information that was gathered is always at their disposal.
    • Gain deep insights into your application. Users can easily gain insight into the way that their application is running and how it might be improved. The reports that the system produces can provide developers with all of the data and insight that they need to improve their applications and make informed decisions.

    Appium Features

    When users choose to employ Appium’s mobile development solution, they gain access to many different capabilities. These features include:

    • Remote testing capability. Teams that are spread across the globe can collaborate and run tests from wherever they happen to be at the time. They can connect to Appium’s cloud testing feature and always have access to the latest iteration of the project they are working on.
    • Customizable test reporting capability. Appium enables users to customize the way that information from their tests is reported. They can create the kinds of reports that best reflect their objectives and needs. When specific information is needed, the reports can be formatted to show that particular aspect when the solution generates it.
    • Parallel testing capabilities. Developers who use Appium can run multiple application tests at the same time. This enables them to save time and resources while still accounting for every scenario that their applications might experience. Users can run all of the tests necessary to ensure that their applications are successful while spending the minimum amount of time doing so.

    Reviews from Real Users

    Appium is a solution that has a great deal to offer its users. It is a very complete mobile development solution that gives users the capabilities that they need to design their mobile applications with the greatest level of ease possible. Users can scale their application scripts to meet their needs. Additionally, developers can automate testing protocols, which reduces the amount of time and other resources that need to be devoted to the testing process. These two features make Appium a leader in the field of mobile application development.

    Jayanta K., automation and nft manager at a computer software company, writes, “The interface for mobile automation is helpful for scripting and execution. It's scalable and there are many testers who would like to automate. In terms of scripting, scalability is very good.

    The head of solutions delivery (systems) at a wellness & fitness company writes, “Obviously, because of automation, it reduces manual testing efforts.

    Worksoft is a leading global provider of automation software for high-velocity business process testing and discovery. Enterprises worldwide use Worksoft intelligent automation to innovate faster, lower technology risk, reduce costs, improve quality, and deeply understand their real end-to-end business processes. Global 5000 companies across all industries choose Worksoft for high speed process discovery and functional testing of digital, web, cloud, mobile, big data, and dozens of enterprise applications, including SAP, Oracle, and Salesforce.com.
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    Sample Customers
    Nuvizz, Coupa Software, Eventbrite, Evernote
    Kraft, Reliant Energy, Richemont, Applied Materials, Siemens PLM, Mosaic, Dow Corning, ebay, IBM, Accenture, Fortis BC, US Government, Southwest Airlines
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    Computer Software Company29%
    Comms Service Provider14%
    Financial Services Firm11%
    Energy/Utilities Company7%
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    Manufacturing Company28%
    Energy/Utilities Company12%
    Consumer Goods Company12%
    Computer Software Company9%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company31%
    Comms Service Provider12%
    Financial Services Firm9%
    Manufacturing Company8%
    Company Size
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    Small Business25%
    Midsize Enterprise25%
    Large Enterprise50%
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    Small Business14%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise72%
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    Small Business6%
    Midsize Enterprise10%
    Large Enterprise84%
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    Small Business14%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise73%
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    Appium is ranked 5th in Mobile Development Platforms with 3 reviews while Worksoft Certify is ranked 4th in Test Automation Tools with 14 reviews. Appium is rated 8.0, while Worksoft Certify is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of Appium writes "Open-source, scalable, easy to use, and easy to install with good community documentation". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Worksoft Certify writes "Enables us to automate end-to-end testing of our integration between S/4HANA and Salesforce.com". Appium is most compared with Selenium HQ, Tricentis Tosca, SmartBear TestComplete, Perfecto and Xamarin Platform, whereas Worksoft Certify is most compared with Tricentis Tosca, Selenium HQ, Micro Focus UFT One and SmartBear TestComplete.

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