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Micro Focus UFT One vs. Visual Studio Test Professional
July 2022
Find out what your peers are saying about Micro Focus UFT One vs. Visual Studio Test Professional and other solutions. Updated: July 2022.
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Pros
"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.""The interface is fine and there is nothing else to add in terms of enhancement.""I find UFT One to be very good for thick clients, which are non-browser applications.""The inside object repository is nice. We can use that and learn it through the ALM connection. That's a good feature. The reporting and smart identification features are also excellent.""It is easy to automate and new personnel can start learning automation using UFT One. You don't have to learn any scripting.""The stop automation is a great feature.""It is very simple to use, and the scripting language is even easier.""The scalability of Micro Focus UFT One is good."

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"What I like most about Visual Studio Test Professional is the way people publish templates and publish integration.""It is very easy to use. You can handle a lot of things together at once in one package, which is a good point for us.""The ability to quickly make your own components has been valuable.""Customization is the most powerful feature of this product.""Visual Studio is highly powerful. It's probably the best software development tool on the market.""The stability has always been very good.""I was satisfied with the support given by customer service.""It's great for the development of .NET."

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Cons
"Sometimes it appears that UFT takes a while to open and sometimes will run slower than expected. Also, UFT uses a lot of memory. On this note, if you are running UFT on a virtual server I would add more RAM memory than the minimum requirements especially when using multiple add-ins. HP is pretty good about coming out with new patches to fix known issues and it pays for the user to check for new patches and updates on a regular basis.""Micro Focus UFT One could improve by having more maintenance. Every time when we run the solution and develop something, the next time when we run it it doesn't recognize the object. I have to redesign the object again and then run the solution. It's really a headache, it's not consistent.""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.""I would want to see a significant improvement in the tool's features. The most significant enhancements are support for panel execution and integration with DevSecOps.""Technical support could be improved.""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 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.""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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"Visual Studio Test Professional could improve by having better integration with external databases.""The documentation is limited.""Sometimes Visual Studio is slow. It uses a lot of resources like memory and processing power. You should optimize the performance by only installing what you need on your machine. Don't install unnecessary things that will slow your machine.""In Visual Studio we still don't have anything which can pinpoint memory leaks on a certain code line.""It is not good in terms of performance. When you open Visual Studio, you have to wait for a while to process your code. It uses a lot of resources and has a lot of features. If we could disable some of the features, it would be lighter and faster to use. Nowadays, for some of the projects, we use VS Code for JavaScript or Python. VS Code is very light and easy to use, whereas, in Visual Studio, we have to wait because it takes time to compile or run a project. It has a lot of competitors in terms of performance, such as Intelligent ID. Intelligent ID is very easy to use. It has many features, and it is lighter to use than Visual Studio. In terms of error handling, sometimes, it shows an error before you finish your code, which can be improved. It would be good if it has a version for Linux. I use VS Code on Linux, but I am not sure if Visual Studio has a version for Linux.""There are too many features with the product and I would like there to be less.""It needs more integration with other tools for monitoring. Microsoft also needs to make it more modern to make it work with microservices and the cloud. It is a bit outdated currently.""One of the problems with this solution is you need to be highly technically skilled to operate it, it is not for everyone."

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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.""
  • "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 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."
  • "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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  • "The pricing is expensive."
  • "We pay for the solution annually and the price could be reduced."
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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:It's easy to use for beginners and non-technical people.
    Top Answer:We aren't bothered by the pricing of the solution at all due to the fact that it provides us with a lot of great tools. The pricing is high, however, it's a single tool that allows you to do a lot of… more »
    Top Answer:In Visual Studio we still don't have anything which can pinpoint memory leaks on a certain code line. It gives me memory analysis, however, it's not taking me to the code lines. That's what I was… 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.

    Visual Studio Professional Edition provides an IDE for all supported development languages. As of Visual Studio 2010, the Standard edition was dropped. MSDN support is available as MSDN Essentials or the full MSDN library depending on licensing. It supports XML and XSLT editing, and can create deployment packages that only use ClickOnce and MSI. It includes tools like Server Explorer and integration with Microsoft SQL Server also. Windows Mobile development support was included in Visual Studio 2005 Standard, however, with Visual Studio 2008, it is only available in Professional and higher editions. Windows Phone 7 development support was added to all editions in Visual Studio 2010. Development for Windows Mobile is no longer supported in Visual Studio 2010; it is superseded by Windows Phone 7.
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    Sample Customers
    Sage, JetBlue, Haufe.Group, Independent Health, Molina Healthcare, Cox Automotive, andTMNA Services
    Transport for Greater Manchester, Ordina, Bluegarden A/S, CLEAResult, Jet.com, OSIsoft, Australian Taxation Office, BookedOut, Tracasa
    Top Industries
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    Financial Services Firm33%
    Computer Software Company13%
    Healthcare Company13%
    Insurance Company10%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company28%
    Financial Services Firm13%
    Comms Service Provider10%
    Energy/Utilities Company7%
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    Computer Software Company46%
    Manufacturing Company15%
    Transportation Company8%
    Healthcare Company8%
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    Computer Software Company27%
    Comms Service Provider16%
    Financial Services Firm9%
    Government8%
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    Small Business16%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise71%
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    Small Business14%
    Midsize Enterprise12%
    Large Enterprise74%
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    Small Business10%
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    Buyer's Guide
    Micro Focus UFT One vs. Visual Studio Test Professional
    July 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Micro Focus UFT One vs. Visual Studio Test Professional and other solutions. Updated: July 2022.
    620,068 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Micro Focus UFT One is ranked 2nd in Functional Testing Tools with 17 reviews while Visual Studio Test Professional is ranked 14th in Functional Testing Tools with 10 reviews. Micro Focus UFT One is rated 7.6, while Visual Studio Test Professional is rated 8.4. 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 Visual Studio Test Professional writes "Offers lots of features, including memory analysis and code sharing". Micro Focus UFT One is most compared with Tricentis Tosca, Micro Focus UFT Developer, Selenium HQ, SmartBear TestComplete and Katalon Studio, whereas Visual Studio Test Professional is most compared with TFS, Apache JMeter, Tricentis Tosca, Micro Focus UFT Developer and Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional. See our Micro Focus UFT One vs. Visual Studio Test Professional report.

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