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HeadSpin vs. Micro Focus UFT One
July 2022
Find out what your peers are saying about HeadSpin vs. Micro Focus UFT One and other solutions. Updated: July 2022.
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Pros
"The most valuable features of the product are the performance parameters it gives us.""The technical support is really helpful because we can set up direct calls with them if we want to. We can use Zoom or Google Meet to interact with them directly, and if there is an issue in our system, they will help us by reproducing the issue in their machines and trying to figure out a solution. The support is really smooth, and we like that they're very supportive.""The most valuable feature of HeadSpin it's the integration with other solutions. It is great. I can search for an element or do a quick debugging on the application right on HeadSpin. It's very useful.""The initial setup of HeadSpin was very easy and user-friendly. It was easy to configure and write a script.""It has an interesting feature called AV box testing. A lot of companies that are in the OTT segment don't really understand what their streaming is like. They can't test for streaming quality. There are restrictions where you cannot simulate live streaming. For example, on Netflix, you can't simulate how a movie is being streamed on a remote device. That's why HeadSpin has got this AV box testing feature. It is a patented feature. They send an AV box to your location, and you can test live streaming, which is something that no other company does."

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"It helps in identifying defects earlier. With manual testing, that 15-day timeline meant there were times when we would find defects on the 11th or 12th day of the cycle, but with automation we are able to run the complete suite within a day and we are able to find the failures. It helps us to provide early feedback.""The scalability of Micro Focus UFT One is good.""I find UFT One to be very good for thick clients, which are non-browser applications.""With certainty, the best feature of UFT is its compatibility with so many products, tools and technologies. It is a challenge currently to find a single tool on the market besides UFT that will successfully work for so many projects and environments. For example, UFT supports GUI testing of Oracle, PeopleSoft, PowerBuilder, SAP (v7.20), Siebel, Stingray, Terminal Emulator, Putty, and Windows Objects (particularly Dialog Boxes). Furthermore, UFT has the built-in functionality to import Excel input files.""For traditional automation, approximately half of our tests end up automated. Therefore, we are saving half the testing time by pushing it off to automation. That gives it an intrinsic benefit of more time for manual testers and business testers to work on possibly more important and interesting things. For some of our applications, they don't just have to do happy path testing anymore, they can go more in-depth and breadth into the process.""Has improved our organization by allowing us to obtain fast, detailed information about the behavior of our products and to supply this to the customer, enabling us to work together without the need for special programming knowledge.""I like the Help feature in UFT One. For example, if you are navigating a particular window, where there are different options. One wouldn’t know the purpose of every option, but there is no need to search because that window contains a Help button. If you click on that Help button, it directly navigates to the respective help needed. VBScript is very easy to understand and easy to prepare scripts with minimal learning curve.""The initial setup is relatively easy."

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Cons
"HeadSpin needs to improve the hardware. With the mobile, the battery life reduces and must be continuously charged.""HeadSpin could improve on the user interface because it is very poor. The checks that are done on the iOS devices are very difficult, but for Android, it runs great. For all iOS devices, the user interface and how it interacts with the device are very poor.""They should automate their onboarding. A lot of things are still manual. They can create a video assistant or something like that to completely automate the entire process.""Sometimes, devices go offline and some features are not functioning on some devices, specifically on iOS.""If you want to do some testing or check the devices manually or check the application in a particular device manually, it is really laggy. That's a disappointment because sometimes we would like to do manual testing when our local devices are not available."

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"The artificial intelligence functionality is applicable only on the web, and it should be expanded to cover non-web applications as well.""I'd like to see test case-related reports included in the solution.""Micro Focus UFT One could improve by having more maintenance. Every time when we run the solution and develop something, the next time when we run it it doesn't recognize the object. I have to redesign the object again and then run the solution. It's really a headache, it's not consistent.""The scripting language could be improved. They're currently using Visual Basic, but I think that people need something more advanced, like Python or Java.""The UA objects are sometimes hard to recognize, so the coverage should be increased. Open-source alternatives have a broad scope. Also, it's sometimes difficult to make connections between two of the components in the UFT mobile center. It should be easier to set up the wireless solution because we have to set both. We directly integrate Selenium and APM, so we should try to cover all the features they have in APM and Selenium with the UFT mobile.""They need to reduce the cost because it is pretty high. It's approximately $3,000 per user.""UFT has a recording feature. They could make the recording feature window bigger for whatever activities that I am recording. It would improve the user experience if they could create a separate floating panel (or have it automatically show on the side) once the recording starts.""[Tech support is] not a 10 because what happens with some of our issues is that we might not get a patch quickly and we have to hold on to an application until we get a proper solution."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "It has a yearly license. There is no other option. It is expensive. There are a lot of other cheaper players in the market, but it is like a Mercedes. You pay an extra premium for it, but you get the benefits. I would love to see them come up with project-based costing. Companies that are low on funds or new-age can do with pricing that is easily digestible. They can give them a pricing model for three months. They can provide a startup package."
  • "We have a yearly license for 16 devices."
  • "I believe the licensing cost is cheap because it's a total solution, hardware, license and software."
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  • "The price is only $3,000. I don't know how many QA analysts you would have in any given company. Probably no more than five or 10. So if it's a large corporation, it can easily afford $15,000 to $25,000. I don't see that being an issue."
  • "The way the pricing model works is that you pay a whole boatload year one. Then, every year after, it is around half or less. Because instead of paying for the new product, you are just paying for the support and maintenance of it. That is probably one of the biggest things that I hear from most people, even at conferences, "Yeah, I would love to use UFT One, but we don't have a budget for it.""
  • "Compared to other tools in the market, UFT One is very competitive. The recent Covid pandemic situation also hit customer budgets significantly, so Micro Focus offered some discounted prices, which is definitely competitive."
  • "The pricing fee is good. If someone makes use of the solution once a day for a half hour then the fee will be more expensive. For continuous use and application of the solution to different use cases, the fee is average."
  • "The price is one aspect that could be improved."
  • "HPE recently extended the demo license period from 30 days to 60 days which was a very wise and popular decision to give potential customers more time to install it and try it for free. Even if your company has a salesperson come in and demo UFT, I would highly encourage at least one of your developers or automation engineers to download and install it to explore for themselves the functionality and features included during the demo trial period."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:The most valuable features of the product are the performance parameters it gives us.
    Top Answer:We have a yearly license for 16 devices costing 35 - 40 lakhs in rupees.
    Top Answer:HeadSpin would benefit by adding code coverage. On the front end, when we execute our automation or do a manual change, we don't know what percentage of the code has been tested. If HeadSpin could… more »
    Top Answer:We reviewed MicroFocus UFT One but ultimately chose to use Tricentis Tosca because we needed API testing. MicroFocus UFT is a performance and functional testing tool. We tested it, and it was well… more »
    Top Answer:Any updates on this @Don Ingerson. I am trying to pre-assess the same question. Whether I would get any performance improvements in executing scripts (VBScripts) in UFT 14.XX or UFT 15.XX compared to… more »
    Top Answer:It's easy to use for beginners and non-technical people.
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    Also Known As
    UFT (QTP), Micro Focus UFT (QTP), QTP, Quick Test Pro, QuickTest Professional, HPE UFT (QTP)
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    Overview

    HeadSpin is the world’s first Connected Intelligence Platform™ that provides Web, Mobile, IoT, and 5G solutions to unify testing, monitoring, and analytics across applications, devices, and networks. HeadSpin empowers development, QA, operations, and network teams to optimize connected experiences and ensure digital business success.

    Micro Focus UFT (Unified Functional Testing) One is a smart, intuitive solution that automates and designs tests for enterprise applications utilizing embedded AI-based processes. Micro Focus UFT One escalates and streamlines end-to-end functional testing with one brilliant solution.

    QA and testing teams can easily and quickly test throughout distributed infrastructures simultaneously on web and mobile; script once and rerun all tests with cross-browser support; and benefit from a vast ecosystem of integrations from version control to continuous integration to agile management. With seamless integration of 200+ technologies, including but not limited to AWS, Java, Citrix SAP, Oracle, and Salesforce, UFT One expands test coverage from the UI to the API - and everything in between - for a truly superior enterprise-grade application testing process.

    UFT One is a significant contribution to the next-gen UFT brand of integrated functional testing solutions. UFT One empowers clients to test earlier and faster by combining a huge range of technical support with AI-driven proficiencies. The solution provides the momentum, robustness, and stability necessary to execute automation at scale that is seamlessly integrated with an enterprise’s current DevOps toolchain.

    Key Features of Micro Focus UFT One

    • Manual & automated testing: Using UFT One, you can create, schedule, implement, and research every manual and automated testing product with one solution.

    • Enhanced object recognition: Using intricate optical character recognition (OCR) and machine learning, testing and implementation occur more naturally, almost identically to how a human “sees” things.

    • Simplified test creation: Save time by utilizing UFT One’s natural language processing (NLP) to run tests in simple English; no coding is needed.

    • Remote possibilities: You have the option to deploy the UFT One Remote AI Service to one central, robust device to enable improved performance and efficiency to other UFT devices with fewer capabilities.

    Key Benefits of Micro Focus UFT One

    • Improved performance: UFT One’s intuitive automation enables teams to enhance the speed of the creation process and minimize the manpower needed to adapt to the speed of the application changes.

    • Increased test coverage: Front-end and back-end coverage, from UI to API. UFT One seamlessly integrates well with almost every solution and ecosystem in today's busy marketplace.

    • Cross-browser coverage: UFT One allows you to create one script and rerun all tests easily, using any of today's leading browsers, such as Firefox, Edge, Chrome, and more.

    • Next-gen mobile options: UFT One users can use the UFT Mobile Add-in to create and run mobile tests without needing any additional tools for mobile devices.

    Reviews from Real Users

    Chris T., Test Automation Architect at Independent Health, relates that “testers have been able to free up their time: instead of doing mundane, repetitive tasks, they shift them off to automation.”

    Tansu A., Test Automation Consultant at a tech services company, feels UFT One “enables us to quickly obtain detailed product behavior information.”

    UFT One “helped us notably reduce manual testing efforts and pass the savings along to our client,” says a user who is a Test Analyst at a tech services company.

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    Sample Customers
    Zynga, Tinder, Pinterest, Akamai, Microsoft, Airbnb, Jam City, TMobile, Mozilla, CNN, Cognizant, Yahoo!, ebay, Quora, Walmart, Kohls, Telstra
    Sage, JetBlue, Haufe.Group, Independent Health, Molina Healthcare, Cox Automotive, andTMNA Services
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company28%
    Comms Service Provider10%
    Financial Services Firm9%
    Energy/Utilities Company9%
    REVIEWERS
    Financial Services Firm33%
    Healthcare Company13%
    Computer Software Company13%
    Insurance Company10%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company28%
    Financial Services Firm13%
    Comms Service Provider10%
    Energy/Utilities Company7%
    Company Size
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business15%
    Midsize Enterprise12%
    Large Enterprise73%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business16%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise71%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business14%
    Midsize Enterprise12%
    Large Enterprise74%
    Buyer's Guide
    HeadSpin vs. Micro Focus UFT One
    July 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about HeadSpin vs. Micro Focus UFT One and other solutions. Updated: July 2022.
    622,645 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    HeadSpin is ranked 5th in Mobile App Testing Tools with 5 reviews while Micro Focus UFT One is ranked 2nd in Mobile App Testing Tools with 17 reviews. HeadSpin is rated 8.0, while Micro Focus UFT One is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of HeadSpin writes "An advanced platform that provides visibility into the performance in the real world and enables us to test AV content". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Micro Focus UFT One writes "Testers have been able to free up their time: instead of doing mundane, repetitive tasks, they shift them off to automation". HeadSpin is most compared with Perfecto, BrowserStack, Sauce Labs, Katalon Studio and Kobiton Mobile Device Testing, whereas Micro Focus UFT One is most compared with Tricentis Tosca, Micro Focus UFT Developer, Selenium HQ, SmartBear TestComplete and Katalon Studio. See our HeadSpin vs. Micro Focus UFT One report.

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