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We performed a comparison between SmartBear TestComplete and SmartBear TestLeft based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

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"Customer service and technical support responsiveness are high. Everyone is very professional.""The database checkpoints detect problems which are difficult for a human resource to find.""When compared to other tools, it is very simple.""You can record your actions and play them back later.""The initial setup is pretty easy and it's quick to deploy.""The product has many features.""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."

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"The most valuable features are test executor and development."

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"The pricing is the constraint.""Stability issues occurred only when connecting to the SourceSafe. Sometimes, after getting the latest version, the tool hangs and it should be reopened in order to recover.""Name Mapping feature should be clearer. Whenever I use it, I do not really know what will work and what will not work.""This solution could be improved by making it easier to visualize where there is a failure without having to look at it in detail.""There could be API interfaces with this tool.""In the cross-browser domain, it has a few snags with Microsoft Edge and Chrome; although, these problems are not critical.""Right now, when you buy the solution, you need to pay for one solution. You receive one set up and you install it and it's just in that one machine. It would be ideal if they could offer one subscription where you can connect to different machines with a group subscription.""To bring it up to a 10, I would be looking for the addition of some key functional API testing."

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"TestLeft captures a lot of space in terms of memory, which is one issue that can be improved."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "The license price for a physical machine is cheap, and for virtual machine, it is very expensive."
  • "Our ROI is about $10,000 a year."
  • "The pricing is a little above average — it could be lower."
  • "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."
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    Top Answer:This solution could be improved by making it easier to visualize where there is a failure without having to look at it in detail. In comparison, Leapwork allows us that visibility and showed us… more »
    Top Answer:The advice that I would give would be to make sure you dedicate some time and resources to laying out how you want to structure the test cases first. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.
    Top Answer:The most valuable features are test executor and development.
    Top Answer:TestLeft captures a lot of space in terms of memory, which is one issue that can be improved.
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    Overview

    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."

    SmartBear TestLeft a functional testing tool fully embedded in standard IDEs. TestLeft is a powerful yet lean functional testing tool for dev-testers working in Agile teams. It fully embeds into standard development IDEs. A built-in access to object and method library is also available with TestLeft. Dev-testers can thereby easily and quickly create robust functional automated tests without leaving their favorite IDEs such as Visual Studio. It also works well with other tools in dev eco-systems such as source control or continuous integration systems.
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    Sample Customers
    Cisco, J.P. Morgan, Boeing, McAfee, EMC, Intuit, and Thomson Reuters.
    American Red Cross, CISCO, HONDA, ADIDAS, TBC bank
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    Computer Software Company31%
    Manufacturing Company12%
    Comms Service Provider8%
    Financial Services Firm8%
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    Computer Software Company22%
    Financial Services Firm9%
    Manufacturing Company9%
    Comms Service Provider9%
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    Computer Software Company31%
    Financial Services Firm13%
    Comms Service Provider10%
    Educational Organization7%
    Company Size
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    Small Business27%
    Midsize Enterprise30%
    Large Enterprise43%
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    Small Business22%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise64%
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    Small Business27%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise54%
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    SmartBear TestComplete is ranked 7th in Functional Testing Tools with 12 reviews while SmartBear TestLeft is ranked 28th in Functional Testing Tools with 1 review. SmartBear TestComplete is rated 8.0, while SmartBear TestLeft is rated 7.0. The top reviewer of SmartBear TestComplete writes "Speed, configuration consistency, and accuracy of tests with fantastic results". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SmartBear TestLeft writes "Simple to set up and the test execute feature is helpful, but the cost could be reduced". SmartBear TestComplete is most compared with Tricentis Tosca, Katalon Studio, Ranorex Studio, Micro Focus UFT One and Eggplant Digital Automation Intelligence, whereas SmartBear TestLeft is most compared with Micro Focus UFT Developer and froglogic Squish.

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