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"It can support both web applications and mobile applications, and in certain cases, it can also support testing of desktop applications or software-based applications. You can write web applications, mobile applications, and software-based applications."

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"It offered us an easy to use, limited code option for end-to-end performance testing.""The licensing cost is very less for NeoLoad. It is user-friendly and easy to understand because they have created so many useful functionalities. When I started working with this tool, we just had to do the initial assessment about whether this tool will be able to support our daily work or not. I could easily understand it. I didn't have to search Google or watch YouTube videos. In just 15 to 20 minutes, I was able to understand the tool.""Very easy to use the front end and the UI is very good.""The most useful aspect of Tricentis NeoLoad was for the web.""I feel that the codeless part, the dynamic value capture part is quite easy in NeoLoad compared to other tools.""Tool for load testing and performance testing with good API support and good technical support. Tricentis NeoLoad is absolutely stable and scalable.""The stability is okay."

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"There are some features that Micro Focus LoadRunner provides, but they are not available in IBM Rational Performance Tester. They should include such features. It can also have more reports similar to what HP provides. It might also need some improvement in terms of the tools and support for other technology areas. Certain technologies are not supported by every tool. They need to support all sorts of technologies and platforms on which web applications and mobile applications are built. They need complete support for all sorts of technologies."

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"Tricentis NeoLoad could improve the terminal emulation mainframe. It is not able to use the low code or no code option. You have to code it yourself.""Support wasn't able to solve a technical issue.""There were some features that were lacking in Tricentis NeoLoad, e.g. those were more into Citrix and other complicated protocols, which were supported easily by a competitor: Micro Focus LoadRunner. We also need to look into how it integrates with other Tricentis products, because Tricentis did not have a good performance testing tool until now.""The SAP area could be improved.""LoadRunner offers a full protocol, whereas, with this product, only a few of the protocols are supported - not all.""We would like NeoLoad to be able to support more protocols. Testing can also be a little tricky at times.""LoadRunner supports multiple protocols, whereas NeoLoad supports only three protocols. With NeoLoad, we can go for the SAP technology, web-based HTTP, and Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP). If I have to simulate .NET application-based traffic, I won't be able to do that. So, protocol support is a limitation for NeoLoad. It should support more protocols."

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  • "It is much cheaper than Micro Focus LoadRunner. We need perpetual licenses. Support is included in the first sale. After that, you need to renew support every year."
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  • "Its licensing cost is very less."
  • "NeoLoad is cheaper compared to other solutions. There are no additional licensing fees."
  • "Pricing is always cheaper with Tricentis NeoLoad versus the very expensive Micro Focus LoadRunner."
  • "Tricentis NeoLoad price is a benefit of using this tool, it is less expensive than some of the other solutions."
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    Overview
    IBM Rational Performance Tester is a performance testing solution that validates the scalability of web and server applications. Rational Performance Tester identifies the presence and cause of system performance bottlenecks and reduces load testing complexity.

    The NeoLoad load and performance testing tool for web and mobile apps realistically simulates user activity and monitors infrastructure behavior to eliminate bottlenecks. It covers all performance testing from component and automated tests to system-wide hybrid-cloud load tests.

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    Sample Customers
    andagon, Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon
    Dell, H&R Block, Best Buy, Orange, Verizon Wireless, ING, Mazda, Siemens, University of Oxford
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company39%
    Comms Service Provider13%
    Government9%
    Financial Services Firm7%
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    Government16%
    Computer Software Company16%
    Retailer16%
    Healthcare Company11%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company30%
    Comms Service Provider11%
    Financial Services Firm9%
    Energy/Utilities Company6%
    Company Size
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    Small Business24%
    Midsize Enterprise35%
    Large Enterprise41%
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    Small Business17%
    Midsize Enterprise9%
    Large Enterprise74%
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    Small Business7%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise76%
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    Small Business12%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise75%
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    IBM Rational Performance Tester is ranked 18th in Test Management Tools with 1 review while Tricentis NeoLoad is ranked 4th in Performance Testing Tools with 7 reviews. IBM Rational Performance Tester is rated 0.0, while Tricentis NeoLoad is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of IBM Rational Performance Tester writes "Supports web and mobile applications, very scalable, very stable, and wonderful support". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Tricentis NeoLoad writes "Good licensing cost, user-friendly, and makes it easy and quick to create scripts". IBM Rational Performance Tester is most compared with Apache JMeter, Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional, IBM Rational Test Workbench, Micro Focus LoadRunner Cloud and BlazeMeter, whereas Tricentis NeoLoad is most compared with Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional, Apache JMeter, BlazeMeter, Micro Focus LoadRunner Cloud and Eggplant Performance.

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