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"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.""I think the number one feature everybody likes is the capability to easily generate virtual users as well as the reporting.""Micro Focus LoadRunner Enterprise Is very user-friendly.""The product is good, and the concept is good as well.""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.""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.""LoadRunner Enterprise's most valuable features are load simulation and creating correlation for parameters."

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"The major thing it has helped with is to reduce the workload on testing activities.""Scripting is the most valuable. We are able to record and then go in and modify the script that it creates. It has a lot of generative scripts.""A good automation tool that supports SAP functional testing."

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"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.""Micro Focus needs to improve in terms of support. With the same support plan but when the product was owned by HP, support was more responsive and better coordinated.""I believe the data that demonstrates the automated correlations should be corrected.""The reporting has room for improvement.""Third-party product integrations could be a little more slickly handled.""It's not that popular on the cloud.""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.""LoadRunner Enterprise's reporting should be quicker, easier, and more flexible."

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"Could be more user-friendly on the installation and configuration side.""The support for automation with iOS applications can be better.""We moved to Ranorex because the solution did not easily scale, and we could not find good and short term third-party help. We needed to have a bigger pool of third-party contractors that we could draw on for specific implementations. Silk didn't have that, and we found what we needed for Ranorex here in the Houston area. It would be good if there is more community support. I don't know if Silk runs a user conference once a year and how they set up partners. We need to be able to talk to somebody more than just on the phone. It really comes right down to that. The generated automated script was highly dependent upon screen position and other keys that were not as robust as we wanted. We found the automated script generated by Ranorex and the other key information about a specific data point to be more robust. It handled the transition better when we moved from computer to computer and from one size of the application to the other size. When we restarted Silk, we typically had to recalibrate screen elements within the script. Ranorex also has some of these same issues, but when we restart, it typically is faster, which is important."

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  • "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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  • "Our licensing fees are on a yearly basis, and while I think that the price is quite reasonable I am not allowed to share those details."
  • "We paid annually. There is a purchase cost, and then there is an ongoing maintenance fee."
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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:Scripting is the most valuable. We are able to record and then go in and modify the script that it creates. It has a lot of generative scripts.
    Top Answer:We paid annually. There is a purchase cost, and then there is an ongoing maintenance fee.
    Top Answer:We moved to Ranorex because the solution did not easily scale, and we could not find good and short term third-party help. We needed to have a bigger pool of third-party contractors that we could draw… more »
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    Also Known As
    Performance Center, Micro Focus Performance Center, HPE Performance Center
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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.

    SilkTest is robust and portable test automation for web, native, and enterprise software applications. Silk Test's portability enables users to test applications more effectively with lower complexity and cost in comparison to other functional testing tools on the market. Silk Test's role based testing enables business stakeholders, QA engineers, and developers to contribute to the whole automation testing process, which drives collaboration and increases the effectiveness of software testing.
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    Sample Customers
    Hexaware, British Sky Broadcasting, JetBlue
    Krung Thai Computer Services, Quality Kiosk, Mªller, AVG Technologies
    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 Company27%
    Financial Services Firm14%
    Comms Service Provider13%
    Government7%
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    Small Business12%
    Midsize Enterprise10%
    Large Enterprise78%
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    Midsize Enterprise12%
    Large Enterprise75%
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    Midsize Enterprise20%
    Large Enterprise60%
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    Large Enterprise73%
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    Micro Focus LoadRunner Enterprise is ranked 6th in Performance Testing Tools with 9 reviews while Silk Test is ranked 18th in Functional Testing Tools with 3 reviews. Micro Focus LoadRunner Enterprise is rated 7.2, while Silk Test is rated 7.6. 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 Silk Test writes "An easy to use interface with a recording feature that our business users are happy with". Micro Focus LoadRunner Enterprise is most compared with Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional, Micro Focus LoadRunner Cloud, Apache JMeter, Micro Focus ALM Quality Center and Akamai CloudTest, whereas Silk Test is most compared with Micro Focus UFT One, Selenium HQ, Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional, Apache JMeter and Tricentis Tosca.

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