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We performed a comparison between Micro Focus UFT One and Silk Test based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Functional Testing Tools solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.

To learn more, read our detailed Micro Focus UFT One vs. Silk Test report (Updated: August 2022).
635,513 professionals have used our research since 2012.
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Pros
"The high-level security, high standard and compatible SAP are great.""With certainty, the best feature of UFT is its compatibility with so many products, tools and technologies. It is a challenge currently to find a single tool on the market besides UFT that will successfully work for so many projects and environments. For example, UFT supports GUI testing of Oracle, PeopleSoft, PowerBuilder, SAP (v7.20), Siebel, Stingray, Terminal Emulator, Putty, and Windows Objects (particularly Dialog Boxes). Furthermore, UFT has the built-in functionality to import Excel input files.""On a scale of one to ten, I would give Micro Focus UFT One a 10 because it is a reliable product, it works, it's as good or better than similar solutions especially because you get technical support from real people. Additionally, upgrades are always provided on a consistent basis.""It is very simple to use, and the scripting language is even easier.""I find UFT One to be very good for thick clients, which are non-browser applications.""I like the Help feature in UFT One. For example, if you are navigating a particular window, where there are different options. One wouldn’t know the purpose of every option, but there is no need to search because that window contains a Help button. If you click on that Help button, it directly navigates to the respective help needed. VBScript is very easy to understand and easy to prepare scripts with minimal learning curve.""Micro Focus UFT One gives us integration capabilities with both API and GUI components. I like the user interface. It doesn't require that much skill to use and has automatic settings, which is useful for users who don't know what to select. It also has dark and light themes.""One advantage of Micro Focus UFT is that it is more compatible with SAP, Desktop ECC SAP, than S/4HANA."

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"A good automation tool that supports SAP functional testing.""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."

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Cons
"I am not sure if they have a vision of how they want to position the leads in the market, because if you look at Tosca, Tosca is one of the automation tools that have a strategy, and it recently updated its strategy with SAP. They are positioning them as a type of continuous testing automation tool. And if you notice Worksoft, particularly the one tool for your enterprise application, your Worksoft is positioning. I am not sure if Micro Focus UFT has a solid strategy in place. They must differentiate themselves so that people recognize Micro Focus UFT for that reason.""The scripting language could be improved. They're currently using Visual Basic, but I think that people need something more advanced, like Python or Java.""Sometimes UFT can take a while to open and sometimes will run slower than expected.""UFT has a recording feature. They could make the recording feature window bigger for whatever activities that I am recording. It would improve the user experience if they could create a separate floating panel (or have it automatically show on the side) once the recording starts.""The overall design needs an entire overhaul. We prefer software designed to ensure the package isn't too loaded.""The UA objects are sometimes hard to recognize, so the coverage should be increased. Open-source alternatives have a broad scope. Also, it's sometimes difficult to make connections between two of the components in the UFT mobile center. It should be easier to set up the wireless solution because we have to set both. We directly integrate Selenium and APM, so we should try to cover all the features they have in APM and Selenium with the UFT mobile.""The solution does not have proper scripting.""We used to run it as a test suite. Micro Focus provides that in terms of a test management tool as ALM, but when we think of integrating with a distributed version control system, like Jenkins, there isn't much integration available. That means we need to make use of external solutions to make it work."

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"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.""Could be more user-friendly on the installation and configuration side."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "The price is only $3,000. I don't know how many QA analysts you would have in any given company. Probably no more than five or 10. So if it's a large corporation, it can easily afford $15,000 to $25,000. I don't see that being an issue."
  • "The way the pricing model works is that you pay a whole boatload year one. Then, every year after, it is around half or less. Because instead of paying for the new product, you are just paying for the support and maintenance of it. That is probably one of the biggest things that I hear from most people, even at conferences, "Yeah, I would love to use UFT One, but we don't have a budget for it.""
  • "The pricing fee is good. If someone makes use of the solution once a day for a half hour then the fee will be more expensive. For continuous use and application of the solution to different use cases, the fee is average."
  • "The price is one aspect that could be improved."
  • "Compared to other tools in the market, UFT One is very competitive. The recent Covid pandemic situation also hit customer budgets significantly, so Micro Focus offered some discounted prices, which is definitely competitive."
  • "The price is reasonable."
  • "HPE recently extended the demo license period from 30 days to 60 days which was a very wise and popular decision to give potential customers more time to install it and try it for free. Even if your company has a salesperson come in and demo UFT, I would highly encourage at least one of your developers or automation engineers to download and install it to explore for themselves the functionality and features included during the demo trial period."
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  • "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:We reviewed MicroFocus UFT One but ultimately chose to use Tricentis Tosca because we needed API testing. MicroFocus UFT is a performance and functional testing tool. We tested it, and it was well… more »
    Top Answer:Any updates on this @Don Ingerson. I am trying to pre-assess the same question. Whether I would get any performance improvements in executing scripts (VBScripts) in UFT 14.XX or UFT 15.XX compared to… more »
    Top Answer:One advantage of Micro Focus UFT is that it is more compatible with SAP, Desktop ECC SAP, than S/4HANA.
    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
    UFT (QTP), Micro Focus UFT (QTP), QTP, Quick Test Pro, QuickTest Professional, HPE UFT (QTP)
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    Overview

    Micro Focus UFT (Unified Functional Testing) One is a smart, intuitive solution that automates and designs tests for enterprise applications utilizing embedded AI-based processes. Micro Focus UFT One escalates and streamlines end-to-end functional testing with one brilliant solution.

    QA and testing teams can easily and quickly test throughout distributed infrastructures simultaneously on web and mobile; script once and rerun all tests with cross-browser support; and benefit from a vast ecosystem of integrations from version control to continuous integration to agile management. With seamless integration of 200+ technologies, including but not limited to AWS, Java, Citrix SAP, Oracle, and Salesforce, UFT One expands test coverage from the UI to the API - and everything in between - for a truly superior enterprise-grade application testing process.

    UFT One is a significant contribution to the next-gen UFT brand of integrated functional testing solutions. UFT One empowers clients to test earlier and faster by combining a huge range of technical support with AI-driven proficiencies. The solution provides the momentum, robustness, and stability necessary to execute automation at scale that is seamlessly integrated with an enterprise’s current DevOps toolchain.

    Key Features of Micro Focus UFT One

    • Manual & automated testing: Using UFT One, you can create, schedule, implement, and research every manual and automated testing product with one solution.

    • Enhanced object recognition: Using intricate optical character recognition (OCR) and machine learning, testing and implementation occur more naturally, almost identically to how a human “sees” things.

    • Simplified test creation: Save time by utilizing UFT One’s natural language processing (NLP) to run tests in simple English; no coding is needed.

    • Remote possibilities: You have the option to deploy the UFT One Remote AI Service to one central, robust device to enable improved performance and efficiency to other UFT devices with fewer capabilities.

    Key Benefits of Micro Focus UFT One

    • Improved performance: UFT One’s intuitive automation enables teams to enhance the speed of the creation process and minimize the manpower needed to adapt to the speed of the application changes.

    • Increased test coverage: Front-end and back-end coverage, from UI to API. UFT One seamlessly integrates well with almost every solution and ecosystem in today's busy marketplace.

    • Cross-browser coverage: UFT One allows you to create one script and rerun all tests easily, using any of today's leading browsers, such as Firefox, Edge, Chrome, and more.

    • Next-gen mobile options: UFT One users can use the UFT Mobile Add-in to create and run mobile tests without needing any additional tools for mobile devices.

    Reviews from Real Users

    Chris T., Test Automation Architect at Independent Health, relates that “testers have been able to free up their time: instead of doing mundane, repetitive tasks, they shift them off to automation.”

    Tansu A., Test Automation Consultant at a tech services company, feels UFT One “enables us to quickly obtain detailed product behavior information.”

    UFT One “helped us notably reduce manual testing efforts and pass the savings along to our client,” says a user who is a Test Analyst at a tech services company.

    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
    Sage, JetBlue, Haufe.Group, Independent Health, Molina Healthcare, Cox Automotive, andTMNA Services
    Krung Thai Computer Services, Quality Kiosk, Mªller, AVG Technologies
    Top Industries
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    Financial Services Firm35%
    Healthcare Company13%
    Computer Software Company13%
    Insurance Company10%
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    Computer Software Company22%
    Financial Services Firm15%
    Energy/Utilities Company7%
    Comms Service Provider7%
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    Computer Software Company22%
    Financial Services Firm16%
    Comms Service Provider10%
    Manufacturing Company7%
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    Small Business16%
    Midsize Enterprise12%
    Large Enterprise72%
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    Small Business14%
    Midsize Enterprise12%
    Large Enterprise74%
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    Small Business20%
    Midsize Enterprise20%
    Large Enterprise60%
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    Small Business18%
    Midsize Enterprise10%
    Large Enterprise72%
    Buyer's Guide
    Micro Focus UFT One vs. Silk Test
    August 2022
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    Micro Focus UFT One is ranked 2nd in Functional Testing Tools with 19 reviews while Silk Test is ranked 19th in Functional Testing Tools with 2 reviews. Micro Focus UFT One is rated 7.6, while Silk Test is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of Micro Focus UFT One writes "Testers have been able to free up their time: instead of doing mundane, repetitive tasks, they shift them off to automation". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Silk Test writes "A stable solution with good scripting feature, but needs better scalability and a bigger pool of third-party contractors". Micro Focus UFT One is most compared with Tricentis Tosca, Micro Focus UFT Developer, Katalon Studio, SmartBear TestComplete and Micro Focus ALM Quality Center, whereas Silk Test is most compared with Selenium HQ, Apache JMeter, Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional, Tricentis Tosca and Micro Focus UFT Developer. See our Micro Focus UFT One vs. Silk Test report.

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