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We performed a comparison between IBM Rational Performance Tester and Zeenyx AscentialTest based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Test Management Tools solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.

To learn more, read our detailed IBM Rational Performance Tester vs. Zeenyx AscentialTest report (Updated: September 2022).
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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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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer: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… more »
    Top Answer: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… more »
    Top Answer:I strongly recommend this solution to others. They can use IBM Rational Performance Tester without any problems for their web applications, mobile application, or software-based applications. I would… more »
    Top Answer:It’s been really easy to automate the same application TestComplete struggled with. I have been able to automate two of our key applications in just a few months. I haven’t even taken their training.
    Top Answer:If you use the PowerBuilder application, do choose AscentialTest without thinking twice.
    Top Answer:Setup is very easy. It's just like any normal installer. The pricing is reasonable at first. Once it starts generating ROI, which for us took between three and six months, one will not even think… more »
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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.
    AscentialTest™ by Zeenyx Software is an enterprise level Test Management System that encompasses Test Planning, Development, Data Management, Execution and Defect Tracking for applications running on Windows, the web, java, dotNet, terminals and PowerBuilder. This “next generation” testing solution allows users to build robust automated and manual tests from reusable components created by its powerful object recognition engine without recording or scripting. Our patented ‘snapshot’ technology generates graphical representations of the application under test which allows users to build ‘Steps’ by dragging and dropping objects in a visual test editor. Reusable Steps are combined to form a multitude of automated and manual tests that are easy to create and maintain. With AscentialTest, companies realize a dramatic reduction in test creation and maintenance times, resulting in increased productivity and lower costs.
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    Sample Customers
    andagon, Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon
    TJX Companies, Nuance Communications, Ericsson Inc., Transatlantic Reinsurance Company, Accenture, Nutrition Coordinating Center, Univ. of MN, iConectiv, Fortress Software, and LMP Corp.
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    Government29%
    Transportation Company14%
    Computer Software Company14%
    Construction Company14%
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    Comms Service Provider10%
    Financial Services Firm9%
    Government9%
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    Government7%
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    Midsize Enterprise33%
    Large Enterprise44%
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    Midsize Enterprise9%
    Large Enterprise67%
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    IBM Rational Performance Tester is ranked 16th in Test Management Tools with 1 review while Zeenyx AscentialTest is ranked 19th in Test Management Tools. IBM Rational Performance Tester is rated 0.0, while Zeenyx AscentialTest is rated 0.0. 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, IBM Rational Performance Tester is most compared with Apache JMeter, Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional, IBM Rational Test Workbench, Micro Focus LoadRunner Cloud and Tricentis NeoLoad, whereas Zeenyx AscentialTest is most compared with Katalon Studio, Tricentis Tosca, Selenium HQ, Micro Focus UFT One and SmartBear TestComplete.

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