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

Find out in this report how the two Test Automation Tools solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.

To learn more, read our detailed SmartBear TestComplete vs. Tricentis Tosca report (Updated: August 2022).
633,572 professionals have used our research since 2012.
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Pros
"The database checkpoints detect problems which are difficult for a human resource to find.""The ease-of-use and quality of the overall product are above average.""You can record your actions and play them back later.""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 initial setup is pretty easy and it's quick to deploy.""TestComplete is simple, it's a very easy-to-use tool.""Customer service and technical support responsiveness are high. Everyone is very professional.""In TestComplete, I saw a conformed package of a tool that kept everybody in consistency. The team was able to regenerate further tests without having to manipulate more code because the record feature is great."

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"The feature that I have found the most valuable is the recovery and cleanup process. Suppose there is a list of test cases and one test case has failed, it should not impact the other test cases. We can reuse the same test case. We can change the configuration of parameters and then use the test cases on the same thing. So, that's a useful thing. Otherwise, we have to use the cleanup process. Another useful feature is to have our own library files. We can create our objects in the libraries and reuse them. There is no need to create duplicate data for that. They have been giving some enhancements recently which means integration is also there. They've integrated with different software like Jenkins, Bamboo. So, we can also create pipeline points. They have recently given SAP and everything, which is very useful.""You can quickly build automated testing, manage it, and have it run on a regular basis to ensure that there are no issues.""Tricentis Tosca is a really cool tool that you don't have to be technical to use it. Additionally, the solution is easy to use. The modules, libraries, and reusable are in an efficient way to update all the tests. I find it spot on with that. We also started using the design which we switched from Excel. The design was superior to Excel.""To me, what stands out the most about Tricentis Tosca is that even if I'm not a technical tester, I could pick up on how to use it very quickly because of the mechanisms of the tool, for example, its scanning mechanism. I'm not so technical, but I'm able to maneuver through Tricentis Tosca and derive capability. It's a user-friendly tool. It's not very complex.""The most valuable feature is being able to create a test case by recording some scenarios and then leasing that task case to other scenarios.""It's a simple tool, particularly in terms of system testing. You can also convert and automate using Tricentis Tosca with ease.""The low code is the best feature.""The reporting is really nice."

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Cons
"During the distribution of our regression test cases, the control IDs are not always recognized correctly.""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.""Right now, the product only supports Windows.""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.""To bring it up to a 10, I would be looking for the addition of some key functional API testing.""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.""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."

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"The solution is expensive.""Tosca's reporting features could be better. Tricentis had a reporting tool called Analytics, but it didn't function properly after they reworked it. After that, they tried a new approach with key-tracing, and that didn't work.""The document object model or some aspects of it has a bit of a learning curve.""The support we received from Tricentis Tosca was good, but it can improve.""There should be ease of data manipulation within automation test cases.""The source controls that are in Tricentis Tosca have some problems. For example, if you use Selenium or use Java-based application, it's easy to match code from two developers. However, if you're a developer and going to look at Tricentis Tosca, it's very difficult to use the source control measure.""Tricentis Tosca could improve on the ease of use. There is a steep learning curve. The reporting section could be better and some of the new features could be simplified. Additionally, the user management of the client and the server are confusing. There should not be two.""Many times when we have raised a ticket, we did not get an urgent response."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "The licensing costs are in the range of $1,000 to $3,000."
  • "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."
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  • "My understanding is that it's an expensive product, although I don't know the specifics with regards to pricing."
  • "I would like to see better costing packs. There are several features but USD $11,000 for one license is expensive."
  • "Tricentis Tosca is an expensive solution and there is an annual license required. The whole licensing process is confusing and it could be made easier."
  • "I'm not sure if I'm at liberty to talk about the pricing, but it has some significant costs. For example, you have to pay a license and maintenance fee. Then the rest of the terms are negotiable. We have to consider what we need and what benefit we get from it."
  • "They are probably more expensive than other comparable tools, but you also get the full suite of testing tools."
  • "Licensing fees are paid on a yearly basis."
  • "I am satisfied with the cost."
  • "A competitor of Tricentis Tosca: Katalon Studio, is very similar and offers lower pricing, though Tricentis Tosca offers more features and benefits."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:You can record your actions and play them back later.
    Top Answer:While it's my understanding that clients don't seem bothered by the pricing, I can't speak to the actual cost of the product. That said, it is, as far as I know, competitive in the market.
    Top Answer:Right now, the product only supports Windows. We'd like to see it work with other operating systems as well. They should definitely be working with iOS, for example. That should just be a given.
    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:Tosca fulfills our business needs better because it is an end-to-end solution across technologies. We like that it is scriptless, so even non-experienced staff can use it. To put it simply, with… more »
    Top Answer:We do.  We used Tosca when a client was moving their SAP platform from on-prem to in the cloud. The Tosca test scripts were used to establish a baseline performance measure for the on-prem system… more »
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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."

    Tricentis Tosca is a continuous testing platform that uses the industry’s most innovative functional testing technologies. Unlike traditional testing technologies, which are siloed and can allow for integration risks that are likely to derail end-to-end processes, Tricentis Tosca accelerates testing across the enterprise to keep pace with Agile and DevOps and helps enterprise teams to achieve 90%+ test automation rates, thereby enabling them to deliver fast and continuous feedback.

    Tosca enables your large enterprise to improve the quality of its applications by equipping you for optimizing, managing, and automating your software testing.

    This model-based approach to software test automation enables your organization to achieve high automation rates while at the same time maximizing business risk coverage. Tosca covers all digital initiatives, which includes moving to the cloud, modernizing core business apps, and delivering excellent customer experience.

    Tosca also provides market-leading test data provisioning, test case planning and design capabilities, service virtualization, and mobile testing. The solution is fully compatible with other testing solutions and with Application Lifecycle Management products.

    Benefits of Tricentis Tosca

    Tricentis Tosca optimizes and accelerates the end-to-end testing of your entire digital landscape. Its AI-powered codeless approach accelerates innovation across your enterprise by removing the bottlenecks from testing and the risks from software releases.

    Tosca’s functional testing tool covers every kind of testing, including API testing, exploratory testing, mobile testing, regression testing, and system integration testing. It also supports performance testing through integration with NeoLoad.

    The key benefits of Tricentis Tosca include:

    Acceleration of test automation with AI-powered technology that can track controls on any technology in real time.

    The shifting left of testing by automating tests based on mockups and then using those same tests as the app is developed.

    Smarter testing with Vision AI that keeps up with changes in your apps, regardless of the underlying platform.

    Creation of resilient, stable automation for any technology

    Vision AI’s integration with Tosca’s no-code platform makes test automation easy-to-use by business analyst and subject matter experts, regardless of skill level

    Reviews from Real Users

    IT Central Station users note that Tricentis Tosca is easy to learn, easy to maintain, and easy to automate. One user said that “It is a good tool that enables me to re-automate my scripts and update my scripts as quickly as possible." Another wrote that “The most valuable feature is the UI… The reporting is really nice.”


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    Cisco, J.P. Morgan, Boeing, McAfee, EMC, Intuit, and Thomson Reuters.
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    Computer Software Company32%
    Manufacturing Company12%
    Construction Company8%
    Comms Service Provider8%
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    Computer Software Company23%
    Comms Service Provider10%
    Financial Services Firm9%
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    Financial Services Firm33%
    Computer Software Company18%
    Insurance Company10%
    Retailer8%
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    Computer Software Company24%
    Financial Services Firm13%
    Comms Service Provider9%
    Insurance Company7%
    Company Size
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    Small Business25%
    Midsize Enterprise31%
    Large Enterprise44%
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    Small Business21%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise64%
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    Small Business20%
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    Small Business13%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise73%
    Buyer's Guide
    SmartBear TestComplete vs. Tricentis Tosca
    August 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about SmartBear TestComplete vs. Tricentis Tosca and other solutions. Updated: August 2022.
    633,572 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    SmartBear TestComplete is ranked 6th in Test Automation Tools with 11 reviews while Tricentis Tosca is ranked 1st in Test Automation Tools with 28 reviews. SmartBear TestComplete is rated 8.2, while Tricentis Tosca is rated 8.2. 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 Tricentis Tosca writes "Efficient operations, continuous improvements, and robust features". SmartBear TestComplete is most compared with Katalon Studio, Ranorex Studio, Micro Focus UFT One, Appium and Selenium HQ, whereas Tricentis Tosca is most compared with Micro Focus UFT One, Worksoft Certify, Katalon Studio, Selenium HQ and Postman. See our SmartBear TestComplete vs. Tricentis Tosca report.

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