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

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"The initial setup isn't too difficult.""The reporting is really nice.""We like the fact that it works across mobile, desktop, web, and APIs. Due to this, the solution has a broad range of applications.""The most valuable feature is being able to create a test case by recording some scenarios and then leasing that task case to other scenarios.""It is easy to maintain and easy to automate. No coding skills are required to automate. It is also easy in terms of transferring knowledge and skills. Many of my team members shifted over the past one and a half years, and there was no big issue with respect to knowledge sharing. It is a good tool that enables me to re-automate my scripts and update my scripts as quickly as possible. Looking at the amount of rework and maintenance activity that we had done for our scripts, it might have been a nightmare with some other scripting tool.""It can provide all levels of testing from design to execution to reporting.""This solution is very easy to learn and any non-programmer or manual tester, with little experience in automation, can pick it up quite easily.""The technical support is good, we were satisfied."

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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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"The solution is expensive.""Primarily I'm dealing with customers looking for a cheap solution, and they are willing to try open-source automation solutions. So from this perspective, the price of Tosca is not as competitive.""It would be of great help if they can fix the loading or performance issues. Sometimes, when I create the test case folder and test cases, it feels like it has loading or performance issues. When passing the objects, we can't sometimes find the exact element. We need to find out that exact location and just give the path for that, and then it works. In the pipeline, when creating Jenkins, we create the list execution for passing the execution list to the commander. I feel it is a bit late, by a fraction of seconds. I first thought it could be my mistake or a setting issue, but I worked on that, and it's not a mistake or a setting issue.""While the initial setup was straightforward, we required assistance with the configuration to ensure that everything was done correctly.""Tricentis Tosca's performance could be better. Sometimes when we are remapping or when it is loading it can take a lot of time. There are free solutions that have better performance in this area.""Many times when we have raised a ticket, we did not get an urgent response.""I would like to see better integration with other testing tools.""The solution needs to improve its simulation of mobile environments. Right now, that aspect is really lacking."

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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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  • "I am satisfied with the cost."
  • "My understanding is that it's an expensive product, although I don't know the specifics with regards to pricing."
  • "I would like to see better costing packs. There are several features but USD $11,000 for one license is expensive."
  • "Tricentis Tosca is an expensive solution and there is an annual license required. The whole licensing process is confusing and it could be made easier."
  • "I'm not sure if I'm at liberty to talk about the pricing, but it has some significant costs. For example, you have to pay a license and maintenance fee. Then the rest of the terms are negotiable. We have to consider what we need and what benefit we get from it."
  • "They are probably more expensive than other comparable tools, but you also get the full suite of testing tools."
  • "Licensing fees are paid on a yearly basis."
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    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 »
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    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 »
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    We do.  We used Tosca when a client was moving their SAP platform from on-prem to in the cloud. The Tosca test scripts were used to establish a baseline performance measure for the on-prem system… 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.

    Tricentis Tosca is a continuous testing platform that uses the industry’s most innovative functional testing technologies. Unlike traditional testing technologies, which are siloed and can allow for integration risks that are likely to derail end-to-end processes, Tricentis Tosca accelerates testing across the enterprise to keep pace with Agile and DevOps and helps enterprise teams to achieve 90%+ test automation rates, thereby enabling them to deliver fast and continuous feedback.

    Tosca enables your large enterprise to improve the quality of its applications by equipping you for optimizing, managing, and automating your software testing.

    This model-based approach to software test automation enables your organization to achieve high automation rates while at the same time maximizing business risk coverage. Tosca covers all digital initiatives, which includes moving to the cloud, modernizing core business apps, and delivering excellent customer experience.

    Tosca also provides market-leading test data provisioning, test case planning and design capabilities, service virtualization, and mobile testing. The solution is fully compatible with other testing solutions and with Application Lifecycle Management products.

    Benefits of Tricentis Tosca

    Tricentis Tosca optimizes and accelerates the end-to-end testing of your entire digital landscape. Its AI-powered codeless approach accelerates innovation across your enterprise by removing the bottlenecks from testing and the risks from software releases.

    Tosca’s functional testing tool covers every kind of testing, including API testing, exploratory testing, mobile testing, regression testing, and system integration testing. It also supports performance testing through integration with NeoLoad.

    The key benefits of Tricentis Tosca include:

    Acceleration of test automation with AI-powered technology that can track controls on any technology in real time.

    The shifting left of testing by automating tests based on mockups and then using those same tests as the app is developed.

    Smarter testing with Vision AI that keeps up with changes in your apps, regardless of the underlying platform.

    Creation of resilient, stable automation for any technology

    Vision AI’s integration with Tosca’s no-code platform makes test automation easy-to-use by business analyst and subject matter experts, regardless of skill level

    Reviews from Real Users

    IT Central Station users note that Tricentis Tosca is easy to learn, easy to maintain, and easy to automate. One user said that “It is a good tool that enables me to re-automate my scripts and update my scripts as quickly as possible." Another wrote that “The most valuable feature is the UI… The reporting is really nice.”


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    Comms Service Provider19%
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    Insurance Company13%
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    Insurance Company6%
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    Midsize Enterprise38%
    Large Enterprise50%
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    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise59%
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    Large Enterprise64%
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    IBM Rational Functional Tester is ranked 9th in Regression Testing Tools with 2 reviews while Tricentis Tosca is ranked 1st in Regression Testing Tools with 17 reviews. IBM Rational Functional Tester is rated 6.6, while Tricentis Tosca is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of IBM Rational Functional Tester writes "Good coverage and compatibility with excellent stability". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Tricentis Tosca writes "Provides us with a central repository for manual and automated test cases, which allows us to share and reuse test cases globally". IBM Rational Functional Tester is most compared with Selenium HQ, Micro Focus UFT One, HCL OneTest, Ranorex Studio and Katalon Studio, whereas Tricentis Tosca is most compared with Worksoft Certify, Micro Focus UFT One, Selenium HQ, Katalon Studio and SmartBear TestComplete. See our IBM Rational Functional Tester vs. Tricentis Tosca report.

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