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We performed a comparison between Katalon Studio and LEAPWORK based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Test Automation Tools solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
To learn more, read our detailed Katalon Studio vs. LEAPWORK Report (Updated: November 2022).
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"The automation is very fast and you don't need to be overly proficient in coding.""The scalability of the product is good.""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.""Katalon Studio's biggest advantage is its price. It's a good tool for the price, albeit with some limitations when you compare it with tools like Tricentis Tosca.""User-friendly and a good solution.""The most valuable feature of Katalon Studio is that everything can be managed from one platform.""The most valuable features of Katalon Studio are its user-friendliness and the AI smart healing capabilities.""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."

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"It provides automated testing. Instead of us doing manual testing, we can utilize Leapwork, and it tests most of our critical processes. In the next phase, we also plan to do some process work with it, such as using Leapwork to create reports or provide certain extracts of data.""The most valuable of this solution is the no code option. It offers drag and drop when it comes to development and removes the need for a developer."

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"It seems to lack a few requirements that a typical customer would want. Compared to other solutions, this product is lacking.""One aspect that can be improved is testing for desktop applications. I would like to see them support more technologies in this area.""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.""The free version of the solution is not user friendly at all.""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 would be helpful if they can integrate a feature for performance testing.""One improvement would be if it could support more programming languages such as JavaScript or Python. Right now, it is only on Groovy, which I think is not a too popular language.""The price of the solution is a bit high. It's one of the reasons we decided not to continue using the product."

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"This solution could be improved by offering better reporting related to the integration into Azure DevOps.""The only thing that I don't like about the product is the need to deploy agents on the laptops of people doing the testing. So, you have an agent on a server, then you have an agent on the laptop of the person who is doing the testing, and that seems like a lot of stuff and a kind of anti-cloud. Why do I have to deploy agents on people's machines in order to do something in the cloud? I'm sure they're doing that so they can monitor their licensing and all that stuff, but it is not necessarily a friendly process.""It is a very comprehensive tool, and there is a significant learning curve to being able to adopt the tool. Because it does so much, there is only so much that you can learn. You can, however, do some simpler things right away. They do have a kind of boot camp where some of their experts engage with you, and during that time, you can work on the top initiatives that you want to do, and that's a good process. After you start using the tool, there is a lot more that you would want to do."

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  • "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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  • "We got a deal on it for the first year. We're paying $8,000."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:The recording feature of this product is very valuable for our testing purposes.
    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:We would like to see improved integration with various reporting tools; this would make our testing data more complete.
    Top Answer:Do you recommend Leapwork? I absolutely recommend Leapwork. In fact, I consider it to be one of the best test automation tools. I like it because it provides many benefits. Some of the ones I… more »
    Top Answer:It provides automated testing. Instead of us doing manual testing, we can utilize Leapwork, and it tests most of our critical processes. In the next phase, we also plan to do some process work with… more »
    Top Answer:We got a deal on it for the first year. We're paying $8,000.
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    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.

    LEAPWORK is a no-code automation platform. This solution’s main purpose is to make it easy for business and IT administrators to automate repetitive processes.

    LEAPWORK Features

    LEAPWORK has many valuable key features. Some of the most useful ones include:

    • Hyper-visual debugging: LEAPWORK’s hyper-visual debugging leads to faster maintenance. LEAPWORK’s platform provides representation of issues either with a video recording of the run, a debug version of the automation flow that contains data-level insights, or an activity log.
    • Reusable sub-flows: With LEAPWORK, you can identify process steps that can resurface across different automation cases, which can then be turned into reusable sub-flows. The sub-flows can be used over and over across projects and teams.
    • Robust execution across multiple machines: LEAPWORK makes it possible for you to run automation in multiple environments at the same time. The solution also makes it easy to handle SSO scenarios and execute remotely.
    • Efficient scheduling: With LEAPWORK you can schedule automation flows to run during any time of day or night, in parallel, or on local, remote, and virtual machines, in the cloud, or even in closed networks. The scheduling feature can also be programmed to run once or repeatedly according to a recurring schedule.
    • Calendar assistant: LEAPWORK has an advanced calendar assistant that allows you to see what is running and when, which also helps you plan more strategically. In addition, the calendar assistant provides you with an overview of agent resource usage.
    • Workflow and assignee management: LEAPWORK enables you to segregate duties and to track contributors as needed, providing complete transparency so that managing hundreds of automation flows is more efficient.
    • Governance and compliance: LEAPWORK offers audit logs, video-based reporting, and dashboards, which helps you manage governance issues. LEAPWORK also provides compliance features to help your organization.

    LEAPWORK Benefits

    Some of the benefits of using LEAPWORK include:

    • Easy to learn: Since using LEAPWORK automates tests in minutes or hours rather than days, the platform is intuitive, simple, and easy to learn.
    • Low maintenance: LEAPWORK is designed with reusability built in, which helps decrease the maintenance burden on your QA and development teams and also results in fewer automation bottlenecks.
    • Reliable and secure: LEAPWORK is an enterprise-grade test automation solution that can be relied on as a secure product. It is also reliable since it works across all technologies.
    • Large data management: Large volumes of data can be managed easily. Data sources and dynamic values can be entered with visual connectors easily.
    • Good support and service: LEAPWORK has a team of specialists who are dedicated to supporting you with all your automation needs.
    • Built for DevOps: LEAPWORK is designed to Integrate seamlessly into your existing infrastructure and break down traditional communication barriers between business teams and IT departments.

    Reviews from Real Users

    PeerSpot user Timothy C., Founder and Chief Technologist at Spider Technologies, says, “It provides automated testing. Instead of us doing manual testing, we can utilize LEAPWORK, and it tests most of our critical processes. In the next phase, we also plan to do some process work with it, such as using Leapwork to create reports or provide certain extracts of data.”

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    Top Industries
    Computer Software Company23%
    Financial Services Firm15%
    Transportation Company8%
    Non Tech Company8%
    Computer Software Company22%
    Comms Service Provider10%
    Financial Services Firm9%
    Computer Software Company17%
    Financial Services Firm12%
    Comms Service Provider7%
    Company Size
    Small Business39%
    Midsize Enterprise23%
    Large Enterprise39%
    Small Business21%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise64%
    Small Business18%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise68%
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    Katalon Studio vs. LEAPWORK
    November 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Katalon Studio vs. LEAPWORK and other solutions. Updated: November 2022.
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    Katalon Studio is ranked 8th in Test Automation Tools with 13 reviews while LEAPWORK is ranked 19th in Test Automation Tools with 2 reviews. Katalon Studio is rated 7.6, while LEAPWORK is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Katalon Studio writes "Great record and playback functionality but isn't user-friendly and needs better technical support ". On the other hand, the top reviewer of LEAPWORK writes "A great testing tool that does exactly what we need it to do and is very robust in terms of the number of features that you can support for testing". Katalon Studio is most compared with TestProject, Tricentis Tosca, Postman, SmartBear TestComplete and Ranorex Studio, whereas LEAPWORK is most compared with SmartBear TestComplete, Tricentis Tosca, froglogic Squish, Micro Focus UFT One and Virtuoso. See our Katalon Studio vs. LEAPWORK report.

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