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"IBM Rational Functional Tester is very contextual."

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"One of the features that I like is Object Recognition. It worked very well, and it allowed me to create a dynamic expert based on my requirements.""I like the feature where you can define a model that represents your website and then reuse the components from the model. It makes creating more test cases easy.""It has been good so far for API testing on Mac. It is not that hard to learn and use. There is so much support out there, so if anyone wants to start using it, there is enough help.""The best thing about the solution is that there is a record and playback functionality.""The most valuable features of Katalon Studio are its user-friendliness and the AI smart healing capabilities.""The scalability of the product is good.""User-friendly and a good solution.""The initial setup is pretty straightforward and easy enough to complete."

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"They need to do a complete revamp so that even a non-technical person can manage the tool."

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"Katalon Studio should improve its usability, it still needs some improvement where users can easily use it to build their automation suite. It requires some initial work to set it up. There should be more keywords in the library to limit the coding requirements, this will allow a non-technical person easily start using it, which would be better.""There could potentially be more reporting within the solution. We need more issue reports, for example.""The price of the solution is a bit high. It's one of the reasons we decided not to continue using the product.""Now we are having difficulties in using it and had to limit our automation experts to the features that Katalon allows us to use for free. It was free access and they claimed that it would be free for all time.""Katalon lacks integration with other software, including integrating other languages like .NET and PHP.""Katalon Studio could improve having visual testing, but I think they're launching that feature very soon. We would like to see an increase in the usage of AI.""It seems to lack a few requirements that a typical customer would want. Compared to other solutions, this product is lacking.""It would be helpful if they can integrate a feature for performance testing."

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  • "The price is not high it's good."
  • "We are using the free version. We plan on getting a paid version because there is a limitation in terms of the number of users. We want to maximize it."
  • "I am using the free version."
  • "Its pricing is quite reasonable. If you require their help in getting started, then there is a professional services fee on top of the product license cost."
  • "In terms of pricing, Katalon, Selenium, and Cypress all represent a similar level of investment. The software for these tools are either true open source or almost open source (because they charge a small fee), so pricing is a neutral point for me."
  • "The cost of Katalon Studio is expensive but it is less than some of the other solutions, such as Micro Focus UFT or SmartBear TestComplete. The cost is the main reason we are using Katalon Studio."
  • "Katalon Studio is less expensive than other solutions, such as Micro Focus UFT."
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    Top Answer:IBM Rational Functional Tester is very contextual.
    Top Answer:RFT needs to think from a contemporary point of view — from the current context. They need to look at the way they're positioning the tool. They need to do a complete revamp so that even a… more »
    Top Answer:We provide this solution and others like it to our customers. We have implemented IBM Rational Functional Tester for at least 10 to 15 customers between banking and telecom.
    Top Answer:The most valuable features of Katalon Studio are its user-friendliness and the AI smart healing capabilities.
    Top Answer:Katalon Studio is less expensive than other solutions, such as Micro Focus UFT. The price of the solution is approximately $1,900 for the licenses, we have 30 licenses. The cost is for the license and… more »
    Top Answer:Katalon Studio could improve having visual testing, but I think they're launching that feature very soon. We would like to see an increase in the usage of AI.
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    Overview
    IBM Rational Functional Tester is an automated functional testing and regression testing tool. This software provides automated testing capabilities for functional, regression, GUI, and data-driven testing. Rational Function Tester supports a range of applications, such as web-based, .Net, Java, Siebel, SAP, terminal emulator-based applications, PowerBuilder, Ajax, Adobe Flex, Dojo Toolkit, GEF, Adobe PDF documents, zSeries, iSeries, and pSeries.


    Katalon Studio is a simple and powerful automation solution built by KMS Technology for testers everywhere. The tool provides features comparable to popular commercial solutions while eliminating the hassle of building an automation framework from open sources. Best of all, we are committed to keeping Katalon Studio free.

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    IBM Rational Functional Tester is ranked 14th in Regression Testing Tools with 1 review while Katalon Studio is ranked 5th in Regression Testing Tools with 13 reviews. IBM Rational Functional Tester is rated 5.0, while Katalon Studio is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of IBM Rational Functional Tester writes "A highly compatible solution; lacks modernity". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Katalon Studio writes "Great record and playback functionality but isn't user-friendly and needs better technical support ". IBM Rational Functional Tester is most compared with Selenium HQ, Micro Focus UFT One, Tricentis Tosca, Silk Test and SmartBear TestComplete, whereas Katalon Studio is most compared with TestProject, Tricentis Tosca, SmartBear TestComplete, Ranorex Studio and Postman.

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