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"The scalability of the product is good.""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.""The most important feature is the Jenkins integration; it is pretty straight forward and allows us to run nightly builds.""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.""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.""It is easy for a non-technical person to use and adopt.""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.""The best thing about the solution is that there is a record and playback functionality."

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"The most valuable feature is being able to run each version for test suites.""The most valuable feature of ReadyAPI is that it is user-friendly.""A single platform for functional testing, load testing security, and service actualization.""The most valuable features are the integration with Jira and the test management tools.""It's easy to learn how to use it.""It has the ability to combine it with different CI/CD tools.""When you are working in sprints, you need to have continuous feedback. ReadyAPI definitely helps in automating very fast and rapidly. We have less coding, and we can more easily define our assertions. We don't use it for full-blown performance testing, but normally if you are doing your functional testing, it gives you the request and response time. Anybody who is doing functional testing can see what the request and response times are and raise a flag based upon their business affiliates, that is, whether it is meeting their affiliates. You can identify this during functional testing.""When we are doing API testing we have found it to be very efficient to receive results. Additionally, you are able to do tests directly from the API."

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"It is difficult to identify elements on websites that use Angular or ReactJS because they don't have an option to view source code.""I've seen that our clients are not truly aware of the power behind Katalon.""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 is not much support offered for the free version, which is something that could be improved.""It would be helpful to have an automatic save feature.""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.""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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"To generate a test suite in API, I had to create a separate one each time because otherwise it was just override the test. Each API had to be added separately. I thought I could just have one and then create different methods, but I had to add each API separately to create the test for that. That is an area that could be improved.""The initial setup could be less complex.""Lacking flexibility of adding more custom verification for security testing.""The performance in some cases needs improvement. Sometimes it requires too many resources.""Performance and memory management both need to be improved because other solutions use less memory for the same amount of data.""The reporting is not very robust and needs to be improved.""Version control does not work well.""It doesn't have connectors to the NoSQL database. This is one of the things where they do not have a very solid strategy today. Other solutions have an in-built mechanism where I can directly and easily connect. An API is more around a user submitting a request on the frontend. It then hits the backend, puts the data, and responds back. If I am hitting MongoDB or NoSQL databases, I do not have ready-made inbuilt solutions in ReadyAPI that can easily help me in automating it faster. In our organization, we deal with NoSQL databases, and therefore, we need Groovy. We just cannot have a connector from ReadyAPI to do that. I have to write Groovy scripts. If you have themes that are predominantly using MongoDB, it leads to more maintenance and support activity because we are introducing more code into our commission. In terms of additional features, it can have cloud support. This is one of the things where we are getting into cloud support. We'll see how it works, but it is one of the doubts that we still have."

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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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  • "The cost of a license is probably around $1,000 to $2,000. Accounting is done by my leadership. I am more into implementations and making sure all things and processes are taken care of and the frameworks are maintained and managed."
  • "There are costs in addition to the licensing fee. For example, if you want to add the load testing you would pay more."
  • "The price of the solution has been fine."
  • "The price was around $6,000 for one license, but I don't remember exactly. It is definitely expensive. Our organization was planning on having multiple licenses for this year."
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    Top Answer: 
    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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    When we are doing API testing we have found it to be very efficient to receive results. Additionally, you are able to do tests directly from the API.
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    We use ReadyAPI for testing APIs.
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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.

    ReadyAPI combines the power of SoapUI Pro, LoadUI Pro, ServiceV, and API Monitoring in AlertSite into a single pane of glass. From functional testing, to performance testing to post-deployment monitoring, SmartBear’s API tools help you to deliver accurate, fast, and secure APIs.

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    Financial Services Firm18%
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    Comms Service Provider20%
    Financial Services Firm6%
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    Healthcare Company29%
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    Katalon Studio is ranked 7th in API Testing Tools with 12 reviews while ReadyAPI is ranked 6th in Performance Testing Tools with 8 reviews. Katalon Studio is rated 7.6, while ReadyAPI is rated 7.8. 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 ReadyAPI writes " A great single platform for functional testing, load testing security, and service actualization". Katalon Studio is most compared with TestProject, Tricentis Tosca, SmartBear TestComplete, Ranorex Studio and Selenium HQ, whereas ReadyAPI is most compared with SoapUI Pro, Apache JMeter, Tricentis Tosca, SmartBear TestComplete and Parasoft SOAtest. See our Katalon Studio vs. ReadyAPI report.

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