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We performed a comparison between Parasoft SOAtest and SmartBear TestComplete 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.
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"We have seen a return on investment.""Technical support is helpful.""The solution is scalable.""Good write and read files which save execution inputs and outputs and can be stored locally."

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"The initial setup is pretty easy and it's quick to deploy.""The product has many features.""You can record your actions and play them back later.""The most valuable feature of this solution is its ability to integrate with Azure DevOps for continuous integration and deployment.""It is very easy to maintain tests with this tool. It covers all necessary items in the test plan. The most painful item in testing is maintenance. When changes occur, the tests should be maintained.""The solution is mainly stable.""When compared to other tools, it is very simple.""The most valuable features of the SmartBear TestComplete are self-healing, they reduce the maintenance required. The different languages SmartBear TestComplete supports are good because some of our libraries are written in Python, JavaScript, and C#. It's very easy to put them all under one project and use them. The are other features that SmartBear TestComplete has but the competition widely has them as well."

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"The performance could be a bit better.""From an automation point of view, it should have better clarity and be more user friendly.""The summary reports could be improved.""UI testing should be more in-depth."

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"There could be API interfaces with this tool.""The pricing is the constraint.""If that engine could better identify more XPaths automatically and make the process more flexible, that would be better.""In SmartBear TestComplete the integration with Jenkins could be easier. Additionally, some of the controls could have better customization options. For example, if a grid is used and it contains multiple controls within it, it can be a checkbox, radio button, or any kind of control, the way the Object Spy is operating currently there is a lot of room for improvement.""This solution could be improved by making it easier to visualize where there is a failure without having to look at it in detail.""The integration tools could be better.""During the distribution of our regression test cases, the control IDs are not always recognized correctly.""Right now, the product only supports Windows."

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  • "The price is around $5,000 USD."
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  • "It costs a few hundred per year, but I am not sure. It is not at all expensive as compared to other tools."
  • "We have a TestComplete 12 license."
  • "The price of SmartBear TestComplete could be less. The main challenge is when it comes to node-locked. They should use a subscription model, such as a monthly-based subscription or, a quarterly-based subscription. Their floating license is very expensive, and this high price should be reduced or provide, at a minimum, a subscription model."
  • "Overall, for us, the cost of the TestComplete platform and the three extra modules is around $8,000."
  • "It is approximately $6,000 a year."
  • "The solution is around $1500. Some are perpetual licenses, and some get a yearly report card."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:UI testing should be more in-depth. Right now, they only have one feature: record and play. We need to have a bit more in terms of functionality. We hope they will improve on this in the future.
    Top Answer:The solution is around $1500. Some are perpetual licenses, and some get a yearly report card.
    Top Answer:The integration tools could be better. It would be useful if we could use it with other test management tools. We'd like to see the solution add a few more features to the offering.
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    Parasoft SOAtest is widely recognized as the leading enterprise-grade solution for API functional and nonfunctional testing and API integrity. Thoroughly test composite applications with robust support for REST and web services, plus over 120 supported protocols and message types.

    What is SmartBear TestComplete?

    TestComplete is a reliable, sturdy automated testing platform created by SmartBear Software. SmartBear Software is a worldwide technological leader known for developing quality enterprise-class development and testing solutions.

    TestComplete simplifies the process of creating tests for numerous applications, including, but not limited to; Desktop, Android, IOS, Web browsers, and Windows. Application tests can be manual, scripted, and even recorded by using keyword-driven or data-driven functionality. There are even additional options for error reporting and automated playback. The object repository is extremely accurate and is fully customizable. TestComplete can easily be used by experienced developers and even by manual novice testers to develop quality automated UI tests quickly.

    TestComplete offers three different testing scenarios:

    • Desktop: Users can easily and quickly automate UI tests using today’s most popular desktop applications, such as; Windows, Java, Python,.Net, VBScript, and more.

    • Web: Users can effortlessly create renewable tests for all of today’s popular web applications, including JavaScript frameworks on 2000+ trusted browser and platform integrations.

    • Mobile: Users can safely build and automate serviceable UI tests on actual or virtual android or IOS devices, locally or in the cloud. Users can create code or codeless tests. TestComplete seamlessly integrates with many of today’s popular frameworks.

    Key Features

    • Easily create automated UI tests: TestComplete offers scriptless Record and Replay or simple keyword-driven tests to quickly develop any type of UI test users may require. Tests can be recorded once, then replayed when needed across various applications on mobile, web, or desktop environments. TestComplete integrates with many different languages, such as Java, Python, C+, and more.

    • Keyword driven tests: Users can easily divide testing steps, actions, objects, and data with an integrated keyword-driven test structure. This makes it easy for every user to participate in the test automation process; there is no programming experience needed. Everything is made simple with easy-to-use point-and-click options.

    • Data driven tests: Easily distinguish data from test commands to keep administrative efforts simple. Users can improve overall coverage by running various automated mobile, desktop, or web UI tests.

    • Record and Replay: Users can reuse created automated tests across every environment as often as desired. This helps to expand overall test coverage and represents a huge cost and time savings.

    Reviews from Real Users

    Sandhiya T S., Sr Solutions Engineer at Lexington Soft, relates, “The record and replay aspects of the solution are quite useful for people. With them, you don't have to write any scripts. Basically, you can record your actions and play them back later. The initial setup is also very easy.”

    Sai S R., Staff Test Architect at a tech services company, says, "The most valuable features of the SmartBear TestComplete are self-healing, they reduce the maintenance required. The different languages SmartBear TestComplete supports are good because some of our libraries are written in Python, JavaScript, and C#. It's very easy to put them all under one project and use them."

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    Sample Customers
    Caesars Entertainment, Sabre, Lufthansa, Charles Schwab, ING, Siemens, DirecTV, NZ Bank, Intel
    Cisco, J.P. Morgan, Boeing, McAfee, EMC, Intuit, and Thomson Reuters.
    Top Industries
    Financial Services Firm43%
    Manufacturing Company7%
    Comms Service Provider7%
    Financial Services Firm28%
    Computer Software Company16%
    Manufacturing Company9%
    Computer Software Company36%
    Manufacturing Company11%
    Construction Company7%
    Comms Service Provider7%
    Computer Software Company20%
    Financial Services Firm10%
    Manufacturing Company9%
    Company Size
    Small Business23%
    Midsize Enterprise10%
    Large Enterprise68%
    Small Business15%
    Midsize Enterprise9%
    Large Enterprise76%
    Small Business28%
    Midsize Enterprise30%
    Large Enterprise42%
    Small Business24%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise63%
    Buyer's Guide
    Parasoft SOAtest vs. SmartBear TestComplete
    May 2023
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    Parasoft SOAtest is ranked 23rd in Functional Testing Tools with 4 reviews while SmartBear TestComplete is ranked 12th in Functional Testing Tools with 8 reviews. Parasoft SOAtest is rated 6.8, while SmartBear TestComplete is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of Parasoft SOAtest writes "Easy to use and understand with multiple types of testing on offer". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SmartBear TestComplete writes "Easy to learn with accurate recordings and good consistency". Parasoft SOAtest is most compared with Postman, SonarQube, Coverity, ReadyAPI Test and Micro Focus UFT One, whereas SmartBear TestComplete is most compared with Tricentis Tosca, Katalon Studio, Micro Focus UFT One, Ranorex Studio and Appium. See our Parasoft SOAtest vs. SmartBear TestComplete report.

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