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"Micro Focus LoadRunner Enterprise supports a lot of technologies. The existing performance testing that this tool is capable of is good. The protocols that are available are widely varied when compared to other performance testing tools.""The most valuable part of the product is the way you can scale the basic testing easily.""One of the most valuable features of this solution is recording and replaying, and the fact that there are multiple options available to do this.""LoadRunner Enterprise's most valuable features are load simulation and creating correlation for parameters.""The user interface is fine.""Micro Focus LoadRunner Enterprise Is very user-friendly.""I think the number one feature everybody likes is the capability to easily generate virtual users as well as the reporting.""We have a centralized delivery team and we are able to meet enterprise requirements, which include different types of protocols that are involved, including scripting. The technology supports that and enables us to have a wider range of testing. Enterprise-level testing is something that we are satisfied with."

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"A good monitoring tool, simple to script and easy to configure."

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"Third-party product integrations could be a little more slickly handled.""I believe the data that demonstrates the automated correlations should be corrected.""Micro Focus LoadRunner Enterprise needs to add more features for Citrix performance-based applications testing. This was one of the challenges we observed. Additionally, we experienced some APIs challenges.""The reporting has room for improvement.""LoadRunner Enterprise's reporting should be quicker, easier, and more flexible.""It would be good if we could look forward at the future technology needs we have. I would like to see Micro Focus provide more customer awareness around how LoadRunner can fulfill requirements with Big Data use cases, for example, where you do performance testing at the scale of data lakes... when it comes to technologies our company has yet to adopt, I would like to see an indication from Micro Focus of how one does performance testing and what kinds of challenges can we foresee. Those kinds of studies would really help us.""It's not that popular on the cloud.""The installation has not been straightforward, and we have had so many problems. We have had to re-install, try to install on a different machine, etc. We have not been able to launch the LRE server itself yet."

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"If you have a large amount of data, the solution can struggle."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "The price is okay. You're able to buy it, as opposed to paying for a full year."
  • "They have a much more practical pricing model now."
  • "I have not been directly involved in price negotiations but my understanding is that while the cost is a little bit high, it provides good value for the money."
  • "The price of Micro Focus LoadRunner Enterprise could improve, it is expensive."
  • "The price is a bit too high."
  • "We purchased the license via SAP."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:I think the number one feature everybody likes is the capability to easily generate virtual users as well as the reporting.
    Top Answer:The price is okay. You're able to buy it, as opposed to paying for a full year. You can just on-demand purchase it for your users for a day or two, which is nice in an MSP business like mine. If I… more »
    Top Answer:I think LoadRunner is still getting into grips with me — maybe, I've not used it that much. It's not that popular on the cloud. Also, we have not tried this on mobile platforms with mobile virtual… more »
    Top Answer:A good monitoring tool, simple to script and easy to configure.
    Top Answer:I think the cost is on the higher side when compared to some of the newer tools. You can't really compare this with other tools because some of the newer ones are not as feature-rich and as easy to… more »
    Top Answer:In terms of areas of improvement, I would say the Silk Performance Explorer tool, which is used for monitoring and analysis, can be improved because that's where we spend most of our time when we're… more »
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    Also Known As
    Performance Center, Micro Focus Performance Center, HPE Performance Center
    Silk Performer
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    Overview

    Micro Focus Performance Center is a global cross-enterprise performance testing tool which enables you to manage multiple, concurrent performance testing projects across different geographic locations without any need to travel between the locations. Performance Center administers all your internal performance testing needs. With Performance Center, you manage all aspects of large-scale performance testing projects, including resource allocation and scheduling, from a centralized location accessible through the Web. Performance Center helps streamline the testing process, reduce resource costs, and increase operating efficiency.

    Test Asset reusability for performance monitoring
    Silk Performer can considerably speed up testing cycles by allowing you to reuse your existing functional tests. Use Silk Test® or Selenium for performance testing and synthetic monitoring purposes as well.

    Cloud in
    Integrated scalability from the Cloud
    Silk Performer load testing enables your applications for 'battle readiness' that can withstand massive, global usage. Easily simulate any size peak-load and avoid costly investments in stress testing hardware and setup.

    Retina scan
    Monitor user experience with advanced diagnostics
    Detect, isolate, and resolve performance issues with effective end-to-end diagnostics. Design scripts to uncover errors from the user’s perspective and analyze results with easy to read visual reporting.

    Monitor
    A leading web support for load and stress testing
    Validate performance of your most complex web applications and efficiently create comprehensive tests that reflect real world conditions and usage patterns.

    Comprehensive mobile performance testing
    Lower the cost and complexity of testing mobile web and mobile native applications at scale. Silk Performer provides a complete set of profiles for all popular mobile devices, application types, and connection speeds.

    Offer
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    Sample Customers
    Hexaware, British Sky Broadcasting, JetBlue
    University of Colorado, Medidata, Monash University
    Top Industries
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    Computer Software Company23%
    Financial Services Firm23%
    Insurance Company13%
    Retailer13%
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    Computer Software Company27%
    Financial Services Firm12%
    Comms Service Provider12%
    Insurance Company7%
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    Computer Software Company36%
    Comms Service Provider11%
    Financial Services Firm10%
    Government9%
    Company Size
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    Small Business12%
    Midsize Enterprise10%
    Large Enterprise78%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business13%
    Midsize Enterprise12%
    Large Enterprise75%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business13%
    Midsize Enterprise12%
    Large Enterprise75%
    Buyer's Guide
    Load Testing Tools
    July 2022
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    Micro Focus LoadRunner Enterprise is ranked 5th in Load Testing Tools with 9 reviews while Micro Focus Silk Performer is ranked 8th in Load Testing Tools with 1 review. Micro Focus LoadRunner Enterprise is rated 7.2, while Micro Focus Silk Performer is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Micro Focus LoadRunner Enterprise writes "Full geographical coverage, integrates well with monitoring tools, granular project inspection capabilities". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Micro Focus Silk Performer writes "Scripting and basic test executions are good features; configuring the workload for tests is easy". Micro Focus LoadRunner Enterprise is most compared with Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional, Micro Focus LoadRunner Cloud, Apache JMeter, Micro Focus ALM Quality Center and Tricentis NeoLoad, whereas Micro Focus Silk Performer is most compared with Apache JMeter, Tricentis NeoLoad and Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional.

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