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"The most valuable feature is that the browser and the API testing is available in a single tool, and I don't have to look at other options.""The most important feature is the Jenkins integration; it is pretty straight forward and allows us to run nightly builds.""The best thing about the solution is that there is a record and playback functionality.""The automation is very fast and you don't need to be overly proficient in coding.""The scalability of the product is good.""The initial setup is pretty straightforward and easy enough to complete.""It is easy for a non-technical person to use and adopt.""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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"With Postman you can do automation. Automation has increased efficiency by more than 30% or 40%. Because the speed has increased, it's also possible for us to do in-sprint automation testing.""Postman allows you to incorporate and export the test cases we create. It enables me to share the test cases with my colleagues, so I don't have to copy them into an Excel sheet. Postman lets me export the dataset and share it with my team. They can use my test case for their testing.""The user-interface is very good.""What is most valuable for me is that we can create and share collections between the team members.""We use it for REST API testing. Feature-wise, it is pretty lightweight. It is pretty fast, and we don't have to do a lot of things. We can just simply go and post our endpoint, and it gives different kinds of authorizations. We usually use authentication 2.0, which is the most common industry practice. So, it has the support for authorization through 2.0.""The variables part is good. We can easily define the variables and we don't have to manually do a change every time, it gets automatically updated.""We can also submit requests multiple times and it allows us to capture the response each time by using utility scripts.""It is nice to have different workspaces. You have your personal workspace, and then you have a team workspace. In general, I like its UI. It is quite cool."

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"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.""It would be helpful to have an automatic save feature.""Now we are having difficulties in using it and had to limit our automation experts to the features that Katalon allows us to use for free. It was free access and they claimed that it would be free for all time.""The free version of the solution is not user friendly at all.""There could potentially be more reporting within the solution. We need more issue reports, for example.""There is not much support offered for the free version, which is something that could be improved.""It seems to lack a few requirements that a typical customer would want. Compared to other solutions, this product is lacking."

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"The request encryption could be one thing on which they can work a little bit. If we don't want to expose our production data but we still want to test our APIs on the production data, there should be a way to do that. It is not only with Postman. I think no tool in the market is doing that right now.""To get this email reporting function, we have to integrate Postman with Newman. If the two are not integrated, we won't be getting all these things in one group.""The solution is quite complex partly because the UI needs simplification.""There needs to be more flexibility surrounding the testing of SOAP APIs.""An area that needs some improvement would be to allow multiple windows with different collections to be open at the same time.""I would like that if you click on one of the fields you should be able to see the entire row of fields, names, and values.""If we have a certain build on one machine it won't work with another build even if we are using the same URL. It would give us a connection refuse. So developing environment compatibility would make it better.""I have recently noticed that, for some reason, I am not able to import collections in JSON. It is weird because I was able to do it before. When you create a new collection and documentation, in tests, you usually have to click Save. If you don't click Save, your collections don't sync with other devices, which is something I don't like. It is not clear for the users in a shared workspace, and I usually forget to click Save and end up losing all the collections that I created. I create a lot of routes, and clicking Save all the time isn't efficient. Instead of clicking Save all the time, there should be an option to save everything in one go."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "We were using the free version of this tool."
  • "Katalon Studio is a free tool."
  • "We are using the free version of Katalon Studio at this point."
  • "The price is not high it's good."
  • "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."
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  • "We are using the free version that is available."
  • "Its price is moderate as compared to other competitors. The version that we are using is not open source, so it is not free."
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    Questions from the Community
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    Our clients have requested by all types of testing, including mobile, desktop, and API testing and all of those are covered by Katalon. I find that very valuable, very complete.
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    I haven't precisely checked the business model behind Katalon, and I would like to understand that as well, because most of our clients ask for licenses and prices, and we don't know. From my… more »
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    I've seen that our clients are not truly aware of the power behind Katalon. Many of the clients are now ready for the traditional Selenium, perhaps a more friendly layer like Cucumber or SpecFlow. But… more »
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    Postman lets you easily define variables, which then get updated automatically. This is a huge time-saver and makes processes very efficient. We can also export the test cases we create and share them… more »
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    It is nice to have different workspaces. You have your personal workspace, and then you have a team workspace. In general, I like its UI. It is quite cool.
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    Its price is moderate as compared to other competitors. The version that we are using is not open source, so it is not free.
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    Overview


    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.

    Postman's Tools Support Every Stage of the API Lifecycle. Through design, testing and full production, Postman is there for faster, easier API development - without the chaos.

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    Top Industries
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    University18%
    Financial Services Firm18%
    Computer Software Company18%
    Transportation Company9%
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    Computer Software Company30%
    Comms Service Provider20%
    Financial Services Firm6%
    Government6%
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    Computer Software Company30%
    Comms Service Provider20%
    Financial Services Firm10%
    Energy/Utilities Company5%
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    Small Business44%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise40%
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    Find out what your peers are saying about Katalon Studio vs. Postman and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
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    Katalon Studio is ranked 7th in API Testing Tools with 12 reviews while Postman is ranked 6th in API Testing Tools with 11 reviews. Katalon Studio is rated 7.6, while Postman 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 Postman writes "Easy to use with strong reporting features". Katalon Studio is most compared with TestProject, Tricentis Tosca, SmartBear TestComplete, Ranorex Studio and Apache JMeter, whereas Postman is most compared with Apache JMeter, SoapUI Pro, Tricentis Tosca, Apigee and Parasoft SOAtest. See our Katalon Studio vs. Postman report.

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