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"The most valuable feature is being able to run each version for test suites.""When we are doing API testing we have found it to be very efficient to receive results. Additionally, you are able to do tests directly from the API.""The most valuable feature of ReadyAPI is that it is user-friendly.""The most valuable features are the integration with Jira and the test management tools.""It's easy to learn how to use it.""It has the ability to combine it with different CI/CD tools.""When you are working in sprints, you need to have continuous feedback. ReadyAPI definitely helps in automating very fast and rapidly. We have less coding, and we can more easily define our assertions. We don't use it for full-blown performance testing, but normally if you are doing your functional testing, it gives you the request and response time. Anybody who is doing functional testing can see what the request and response times are and raise a flag based upon their business affiliates, that is, whether it is meeting their affiliates. You can identify this during functional testing.""A single platform for functional testing, load testing security, and service actualization."

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"The most valuable feature of AscentialTest for us is that it fully supports PowerBuilder.""It’s been really easy to automate the same application TestComplete struggled with. I have been able to automate two of our key applications in just a few months. I haven’t even taken their training."

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"Version control does not work well.""Lacking flexibility of adding more custom verification for security testing.""The initial setup could be less complex.""It doesn't have connectors to the NoSQL database. This is one of the things where they do not have a very solid strategy today. Other solutions have an in-built mechanism where I can directly and easily connect. An API is more around a user submitting a request on the frontend. It then hits the backend, puts the data, and responds back. If I am hitting MongoDB or NoSQL databases, I do not have ready-made inbuilt solutions in ReadyAPI that can easily help me in automating it faster. In our organization, we deal with NoSQL databases, and therefore, we need Groovy. We just cannot have a connector from ReadyAPI to do that. I have to write Groovy scripts. If you have themes that are predominantly using MongoDB, it leads to more maintenance and support activity because we are introducing more code into our commission. In terms of additional features, it can have cloud support. This is one of the things where we are getting into cloud support. We'll see how it works, but it is one of the doubts that we still have.""The reporting is not very robust and needs to be improved.""The performance in some cases needs improvement. Sometimes it requires too many resources.""Performance and memory management both need to be improved because other solutions use less memory for the same amount of data.""To generate a test suite in API, I had to create a separate one each time because otherwise it was just override the test. Each API had to be added separately. I thought I could just have one and then create different methods, but I had to add each API separately to create the test for that. That is an area that could be improved."

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"The only thing I can't wait for is for Zeenyx to add automating Mobile apps.""Classes are not as object-oriented as I would like, but I am a programmer and not QA so I expect a lot."

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  • "The cost of a license is probably around $1,000 to $2,000. Accounting is done by my leadership. I am more into implementations and making sure all things and processes are taken care of and the frameworks are maintained and managed."
  • "There are costs in addition to the licensing fee. For example, if you want to add the load testing you would pay more."
  • "The price of the solution has been fine."
  • "The price was around $6,000 for one license, but I don't remember exactly. It is definitely expensive. Our organization was planning on having multiple licenses for this year."
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    The price was around $6,000 for one license, but I don't remember exactly. It is definitely expensive. Our organization was planning on having multiple licenses for this year.
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    ReadyAPI combines the power of SoapUI Pro, LoadUI Pro, ServiceV, and API Monitoring in AlertSite into a single pane of glass. From functional testing, to performance testing to post-deployment monitoring, SmartBear’s API tools help you to deliver accurate, fast, and secure APIs.

    AscentialTest™ by Zeenyx Software is an enterprise level Test Management System that encompasses Test Planning, Development, Data Management, Execution and Defect Tracking for applications running on Windows, the web, java, dotNet, terminals and PowerBuilder. This “next generation” testing solution allows users to build robust automated and manual tests from reusable components created by its powerful object recognition engine without recording or scripting. Our patented ‘snapshot’ technology generates graphical representations of the application under test which allows users to build ‘Steps’ by dragging and dropping objects in a visual test editor. Reusable Steps are combined to form a multitude of automated and manual tests that are easy to create and maintain. With AscentialTest, companies realize a dramatic reduction in test creation and maintenance times, resulting in increased productivity and lower costs.
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    Sample Customers
    Healthcare Data Solutions (HDS)
    TJX Companies, Nuance Communications, Ericsson Inc., Transatlantic Reinsurance Company, Accenture, Nutrition Coordinating Center, Univ. of MN, iConectiv, Fortress Software, and LMP Corp.
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    Insurance Company43%
    Healthcare Company29%
    Logistics Company14%
    Financial Services Firm14%
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    Computer Software Company30%
    Comms Service Provider15%
    Insurance Company10%
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    Comms Service Provider22%
    Government7%
    Healthcare Company5%
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    Large Enterprise91%
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    Midsize Enterprise27%
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    ReadyAPI is ranked 11th in Functional Testing Tools with 8 reviews while Zeenyx AscentialTest is ranked 20th in Functional Testing Tools with 2 reviews. ReadyAPI is rated 7.8, while Zeenyx AscentialTest is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of ReadyAPI writes " A great single platform for functional testing, load testing security, and service actualization". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Zeenyx AscentialTest writes "Our university students who enter our tests have found it easy to master with minimal assistance, but classes could be more object-oriented". ReadyAPI is most compared with SoapUI Pro, Apache JMeter, Katalon Studio, Tricentis Tosca and SmartBear TestComplete, whereas Zeenyx AscentialTest is most compared with Tricentis Tosca, Micro Focus UFT One, SmartBear TestComplete, Selenium HQ and Katalon Studio. See our ReadyAPI vs. Zeenyx AscentialTest report.

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