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Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional vs. Tricentis NeoLoad
July 2022
Find out what your peers are saying about Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional vs. Tricentis NeoLoad and other solutions. Updated: July 2022.
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Pros
"The solution can handle a huge amount of workloads, it's quite scalable.""It has good protocol coverage.""The most valuable features of Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional are the separate module for scripting, execution analysis, and integration with a lot of new things pipeline areas. They keep updating their releases. Recently, they have released different versions, such as the professional and enterprise. They're coming up with new features which are good.""The most valuable feature is the ability to create performance test cases quickly and then execute them. It provides a lot of powerful features to do that very efficiently and effectively.""The most important feature for us is that it supports a lot of protocols because we support all of them, including HTTP, FTP, mainframe, and others.""It is an advanced tool with multiple options available for the performance system.""The stability of Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional is very high. It is the leading tool for stability.""Paramterization and correlation are important features."

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"It offered us an easy to use, limited code option for end-to-end performance testing.""The most useful aspect of Tricentis NeoLoad was for the web.""Tool for load testing and performance testing with good API support and good technical support. Tricentis NeoLoad is absolutely stable and scalable.""Very easy to use the front end and the UI is very good.""The licensing cost is very less for NeoLoad. It is user-friendly and easy to understand because they have created so many useful functionalities. When I started working with this tool, we just had to do the initial assessment about whether this tool will be able to support our daily work or not. I could easily understand it. I didn't have to search Google or watch YouTube videos. In just 15 to 20 minutes, I was able to understand the tool.""I feel that the codeless part, the dynamic value capture part is quite easy in NeoLoad compared to other tools.""The stability is okay."

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Cons
"I would like to see better-licensing costs.""The flexibility could be improved.""The solution lacks some form of integration.""We are going to continue to use the product in the future, I recommend this product. However, those who are looking for only REST-based on the API, I would recommend some other tool because of the cost. There are others available on the market.""Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional can improve the implementation of digital areas, such as digital testing, UI and native application, and native mobile applications.""The technical support of Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional could improve. I had an issue with the licensing and their response time is slow. They can improve on this in the future.""The initial start-up of Micro Focus LoadRunner could be improved. When we add 20 or 30 scripts, the refresh is completed one by one. I would like to be able to select all the script at one time, so it can be completed in a single click, reducing the time required.""The product is pretty heavy and should be more lightweight."

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"Support wasn't able to solve a technical issue.""There were some features that were lacking in Tricentis NeoLoad, e.g. those were more into Citrix and other complicated protocols, which were supported easily by a competitor: Micro Focus LoadRunner. We also need to look into how it integrates with other Tricentis products, because Tricentis did not have a good performance testing tool until now.""LoadRunner offers a full protocol, whereas, with this product, only a few of the protocols are supported - not all.""Tricentis NeoLoad could improve the terminal emulation mainframe. It is not able to use the low code or no code option. You have to code it yourself.""We would like NeoLoad to be able to support more protocols. Testing can also be a little tricky at times.""LoadRunner supports multiple protocols, whereas NeoLoad supports only three protocols. With NeoLoad, we can go for the SAP technology, web-based HTTP, and Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP). If I have to simulate .NET application-based traffic, I won't be able to do that. So, protocol support is a limitation for NeoLoad. It should support more protocols.""The SAP area could be improved."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "It is competing with other products that may cost significantly less or may be available as open-source. Because of that it is relatively expensive."
  • "LoadRunner Professional is an expensive product."
  • "This is not a cheap product."
  • "There is a licensing cost that is expensive."
  • "LoadRunner is more expensive than some competing products."
  • "The licensing of Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional could improve. If it can be easier and the concurrent run can be included with the current total number of users, it would be helpful."
  • "There is an annual license required to use Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional. There are not any additional costs other than the licensing fees to use it."
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  • "Its licensing cost is very less."
  • "NeoLoad is cheaper compared to other solutions. There are no additional licensing fees."
  • "Pricing is always cheaper with Tricentis NeoLoad versus the very expensive Micro Focus LoadRunner."
  • "Tricentis NeoLoad price is a benefit of using this tool, it is less expensive than some of the other solutions."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:The most valuable features of Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional are the separate module for scripting, execution analysis, and integration with a lot of new things pipeline areas. They keep updating… more »
    Top Answer:There is an annual license required to use Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional. There are not any additional costs other than the licensing fees to use it.
    Top Answer:Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional can improve the implementation of digital areas, such as digital testing, UI and native application, and native mobile applications.
    Top Answer:The most useful aspect of Tricentis NeoLoad was for the web.
    Top Answer:Tricentis NeoLoad price is a benefit of using this tool, it is less expensive than some of the other solutions.
    Top Answer:Tricentis NeoLoad could improve the range of codeless scripting such as with terminal emulation apps.
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    Also Known As
    Micro Focus LoadRunner, HPE LoadRunner, LoadRunner
    NeoLoad, Neotys NeoLoad
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    Overview

    LoadRunner is the Micro Focus industry-standard software solution for application performance and load testing. LoadRunner stresses your entire system to isolate and identify potential client, network, and server bottlenecks, supporting performance testing of new technologies together with your existing, legacy applications.

    Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional Will Enable You To:

    • Drive quality across your enterprise.
    • Alleviate the challenges of managing many application types, testing tools, licenses, repositories, and systems while working toward unified results.

    With Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional You Can:

    • Increase organizational efficiency through standardization of tools and resources.
    • Balance your priorities and improve the results delivered by your testing team.
    • Increase testing productivity.
    • Improve collaboration across application teams.
    • Gain the ability to outsource some or all the tactical work of load testing.

    Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional Features:

    • Intuitive and Easy to Use: Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional is intuitive, versatile, and easy to use, which makes it easy for testers to quickly learn the basics and apply them to their testing tasks, while engineers who are more experienced can utilize all the features for the most complex of scenarios.
    • Comprehensive Enterprise Coverage: Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional provides support for multiple protocols such as HTML, WebSocket, AJAX, RDP, Database, Remote Terminal Emulators, Citrix, Java, .NET, Oracle and SAP.
    • Scripting Technologies: Reduce scripting time by 50% or more via Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional’s TruClient protocol, and automatic correlation, and correlate both front end (user experience) and back end (load) issues.
    • Extensive and Flexible Test Scenarios: The LoadRunner solution provides several valuable features that let you validate, enhance, and modify your tests. It gives you the ability to integrate external measurements to assess the impact on every application component, extend tests with success-failure checks, and emulate peak loads. You can also apply load on the go and change parameters for better flexibility in order to yield the most representative testing possible.
    • Realistic Network Conditions: Network virtualization capabilities help accurately simulate realistic conditions for an accurate analysis of both throughput and user response time. Realistic network conditions are predicted using location-aware analytics, transaction analysis and optimization.
    • Accurate Workloads with Low Overhead: Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional allows you to run high-scale tests with minimal hardware so that you can apply accurate workloads to any application.
    • Ongoing Testing Support: The Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional solution provides continuous testing support via built-in integrations across IDE, CI/CD, open source test automation, monitoring, and source code management tools.

    Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional Benefits:

    • Quickly deliver enterprise engineering capabilities and facilitate sharing of assets and collaboration.
    • Reduce complexity and increase utilization of infrastructure and human resources.
    • Get the big picture with cross-project reporting and individual project drill downs.
    • Increase collaboration and consistency with unified storage and access to all relevant assets.
    • Reduce costs with centralized management and built-in support of cloud-based load generation.
    • Analyze end-to-end performance, including topology, infrastructure-level, and advanced insights.
    • Incorporate application monitoring and user sentiment data to take a centralized approach to data collection and connect the dots.
    • Using powerful analytics and insights, gain visibility into the test status across the entire enterprise and performance trending information across multiple tests.

    Reviews from Real Users:

    "The most useful aspect of the solution is that it provides agents in different geographic locations.” - Head, Testing Centre of Excellence at NIIT Technologies Limited

    "The most important feature for us is that it supports a lot of protocols because we support all of them, including HTTP, FTP, mainframe, and others.” - Test Automation, DevOps & Performance Engineering at a financial services firm

    "The solution can handle a huge amount of workloads, it's quite scalable.” - Regional Head Customer Experience at a financial services firm

    "The reporting mechanism is a valuable feature that generates good reports.” - Senior Architect at a computer software company

    The NeoLoad load and performance testing tool for web and mobile apps realistically simulates user activity and monitors infrastructure behavior to eliminate bottlenecks. It covers all performance testing from component and automated tests to system-wide hybrid-cloud load tests.

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    JetBlue, GOME, Australian Red Cross Blood Service, RMIT University, Virgin Media
    Dell, H&R Block, Best Buy, Orange, Verizon Wireless, ING, Mazda, Siemens, University of Oxford
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    Retailer7%
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    Insurance Company6%
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    Financial Services Firm9%
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    Midsize Enterprise11%
    Large Enterprise70%
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    Large Enterprise75%
    Buyer's Guide
    Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional vs. Tricentis NeoLoad
    July 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional vs. Tricentis NeoLoad and other solutions. Updated: July 2022.
    610,812 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional is ranked 2nd in Performance Testing Tools with 10 reviews while Tricentis NeoLoad is ranked 5th in Performance Testing Tools with 7 reviews. Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional is rated 8.0, while Tricentis NeoLoad is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional writes "Has a good pedigree but there are strong contenders out there". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Tricentis NeoLoad writes "Good licensing cost, user-friendly, and makes it easy and quick to create scripts". Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional is most compared with Apache JMeter, Micro Focus LoadRunner Enterprise, Micro Focus LoadRunner Cloud, BlazeMeter and Silk Test, whereas Tricentis NeoLoad is most compared with Apache JMeter, BlazeMeter, Micro Focus LoadRunner Cloud, Tricentis Flood and Tricentis Tosca. See our Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional vs. Tricentis NeoLoad report.

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