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"IBM Rational Functional Tester is very contextual.""It is compatible with all sorts of Dark Net applications. Its coverage is very good."

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"Good write and read files which save execution inputs and outputs and can be stored locally."

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"They need to do a complete revamp so that even a non-technical person can manage the tool.""If the solution is running on Linux, there are some issues around application compatibility."

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"From an automation point of view, it should have better clarity and be more user friendly."

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  • "Licensing is good but the prices for the products are expensive. A single-user license may go for something like $10,000 to $30,000. There are no additional costs, and support is included within that price."
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    Good write and read files which save execution inputs and outputs and can be stored locally.
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    From an automation point of view, it should have better clarity and be more user friendly. Some aspects were difficult and therefore less useful for us, perhaps we lack the coding knowledge on that.
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    We are a large company based in India. The primary use case of this solution is for our REST architecture. Parasoft uses different languages like JSON, XML and SORBS. It's like an API testing tool and… more »
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    Rational Functional Tester
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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.
    Parasoft SOAtest is widely recognized as the leading enterprise-grade solution for API testing and API integrity. Thoroughly test composite applications with robust support for REST and web services, plus an industry-leading 120+ protocols/message types.
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    Sample Customers
    Edumate
    Lufthansa, Siemens, DirecTV, NZ Bank
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company27%
    Comms Service Provider19%
    Government10%
    Energy/Utilities Company5%
    REVIEWERS
    Financial Services Firm46%
    Government15%
    Manufacturing Company8%
    Energy/Utilities Company8%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company25%
    Comms Service Provider17%
    Financial Services Firm11%
    Manufacturing Company9%
    Company Size
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    Small Business13%
    Midsize Enterprise38%
    Large Enterprise50%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business21%
    Midsize Enterprise11%
    Large Enterprise68%
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    IBM Rational Functional Tester is ranked 25th in Functional Testing Tools with 2 reviews while Parasoft SOAtest is ranked 24th in Functional Testing Tools with 1 review. IBM Rational Functional Tester is rated 6.6, while Parasoft SOAtest is rated 7.0. The top reviewer of IBM Rational Functional Tester writes "Good coverage and compatibility with excellent stability". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Parasoft SOAtest writes "Good API testing and RIT feature; clarity could be improved". IBM Rational Functional Tester is most compared with Selenium HQ, Micro Focus UFT One, HCL OneTest, Tricentis Tosca and Ranorex Studio, whereas Parasoft SOAtest is most compared with SonarQube, Postman, SoapUI Pro, Coverity and Tricentis Tosca.

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