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We performed a comparison between SmartBear TestComplete and Testim 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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"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.""It works very fine. It is fast on almost any machine, and it is also very well organized. I like its object mapping and its capability to find and interact with almost everything that exists on Windows.""The solution is mainly stable.""The initial setup is pretty easy and it's quick to deploy.""The most valuable feature of this solution is its ability to integrate with Azure DevOps for continuous integration and deployment.""The product has many features.""When compared to other tools, it is very simple.""You can record your actions and play them back later."

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"The pre-defined tests are a great help, specifically the custom JS test that allows us to be able to use custom code to test complicated elements or scenarios.""We added Testim to our CI flow. It allows us to test only tasks that already passed sanity tests.""The REST API features allowed integrated testing for select products to quickly make calls and test the UIs with API calls while the CLI allows us to matrix the grid function across browsers.""The automating smoke and regression tests have become easier and handier and manual efforts are saved."

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"I didn't use it very heavily. One issue that I found was that there wasn't a quick way or a button to move Visual Basic scripts to TestComplete. We have a lot of such scripts in our organization, and it would be very useful to have some option to easily move these scripts. It is currently possible to convert these scripts to TestComplete, but it is not easy. I have to write some code, but everything is not available immediately.""Right now, the product only supports Windows.""In the cross-browser domain, it has a few snags with Microsoft Edge and Chrome; although, these problems are not critical.""During the distribution of our regression test cases, the control IDs are not always recognized correctly.""The integration tools could 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.""There could be API interfaces with this tool.""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."

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"There are common properties between multiple elements that we should be able to edit - such as 'when this step fails,' 'when to run this step,' and 'override timeout'. I should be able to update these properties if I select multiple elements.""The accessibility reporting features could be more robust to be reported at the script level and allow users to map down to the step level.""The UI could use a better design with a better user experience in mind.""The API testing integration is a bit lacking and can be improved."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "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."
  • "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: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 feature of this solution is its ability to integrate with Azure DevOps for continuous integration and deployment.
    Top Answer:The REST API features allowed integrated testing for select products to quickly make calls and test the UIs with API calls while the CLI allows us to matrix the grid function across browsers.
    Top Answer:I'd advise users to take advantage of the Implementation meetings, monthly discussions, and pro licensing.
    Top Answer:The accessibility reporting features could be more robust to be reported at the script level and allow users to map down to the step level. Some lists have values that are returned in different orders… more »
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    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."

    Testim is an end-to-end agile testing automation solution which utilizes machine learning for test authoring, execution, and maintenance. Users can create tests in minutes, run thousands of tests in parallel across different browsers, integrate with their existing CI/CD and collaboration tools, and more.

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    Sample Customers
    Cisco, J.P. Morgan, Boeing, McAfee, EMC, Intuit, and Thomson Reuters.
    Microsoft, salesforce, JFrog, USA Today, Globality
    Top Industries
    Computer Software Company33%
    Manufacturing Company11%
    Comms Service Provider7%
    Financial Services Firm7%
    Computer Software Company22%
    Financial Services Firm9%
    Manufacturing Company9%
    Comms Service Provider8%
    Computer Software Company27%
    Healthcare Company10%
    Manufacturing Company9%
    Comms Service Provider6%
    Company Size
    Small Business27%
    Midsize Enterprise30%
    Large Enterprise43%
    Small Business22%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise64%
    Small Business23%
    Midsize Enterprise24%
    Large Enterprise53%
    Buyer's Guide
    SmartBear TestComplete vs. Testim
    November 2022
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    SmartBear TestComplete is ranked 8th in Functional Testing Tools with 12 reviews while Testim is ranked 18th in Functional Testing Tools with 4 reviews. SmartBear TestComplete is rated 7.8, while Testim is rated 10.0. 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 Testim writes "Great REST API features, good technical support, and makes it easy to onboard new testers". SmartBear TestComplete is most compared with Tricentis Tosca, Katalon Studio, Ranorex Studio, Micro Focus UFT One and Appium, whereas Testim is most compared with Tricentis Tosca, Functionize, Selenium HQ, TestProject and Ranorex Studio. See our SmartBear TestComplete vs. Testim report.

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