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We performed a comparison between Tricentis Tosca and Visual Studio Test Professional 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.
To learn more, read our detailed Tricentis Tosca vs. Visual Studio Test Professional Report (Updated: November 2022).
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"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.""You can quickly build automated testing, manage it, and have it run on a regular basis to ensure that there are no issues.""We can also create customized functions. For example, if something isn't supported in Tricentis Tosca Commander, we can create our own function to integrate it with Tosca Commander, so we can utilize it and integrate with the macros.""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.""It's integrated with different technologies, desktop applications, package solutions like SAP, and mobile applications.""The most valuable feature of Tricentis Tosca is it is a completely scriptless automation tool, which I liked a lot. They keep on continuously improving their tools, wherever we are facing any challenges they are able to provide a solution for it. It is easy to learn, everyone can easily read and understand what is happening with the scripts. Any business user or function tester can use the tool efficiently. This is a complete solution package.""Software testing tool that has multiple features. It's good to use for SAP testing, and it helps reduce test execution time.""It can provide all levels of testing from design to execution to reporting."

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"Visual Studio is highly powerful. It's probably the best software development tool on the market.""Customization is the most powerful feature of this product.""It is a very common and strong product. A lot of support is available for this product.""I was satisfied with the support given by customer service.""Easy to use and easily scalable.""It's great for the development of .NET.""It is very easy to use. You can handle a lot of things together at once in one package, which is a good point for us.""The ability to quickly make your own components has been valuable."

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"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.""In terms of areas for improvement, Tricentis has a variety of tools, even its test management tool called qTest. Tricentis Tosca does have integration with different Tricentis tools, but the integration is geared towards a larger organization perspective. For very small organizations that have minimal licenses, the integration needs to be improvised. For example, I belong to a smaller organization that has only one license, so the capability that the tool provides for integration isn't sufficient because my company needs to have separate workspaces. When Tricentis Tosca is going to be running, it is going to use that license, but my company wants another separate workspace to record, relay, and test. This is what my team has been struggling with, and the mechanism is probably there, but that needs more time and investigation, so I can't say that I'm one hundred percent certain that Tricentis Tosca, in terms of integration for a smaller organization is insufficient. Another area for improvement is that Tricentis Tosca is currently just a Windows-based tool which affects the market because nowadays, Windows isn't the only operating system, for example, there's also Apple or IOS that's moving much faster than Windows.""I would like to see more implementation of AI on the self-healing aspect. That would be like the next step.""It would be of great help if they can fix the loading or performance issues. Sometimes, when I create the test case folder and test cases, it feels like it has loading or performance issues. When passing the objects, we can't sometimes find the exact element. We need to find out that exact location and just give the path for that, and then it works. In the pipeline, when creating Jenkins, we create the list execution for passing the execution list to the commander. I feel it is a bit late, by a fraction of seconds. I first thought it could be my mistake or a setting issue, but I worked on that, and it's not a mistake or a setting issue.""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.""A disadvantage of Tricentis Tosca is that you have to customize it according to your need, during the early stages of the software, particularly during upstream testing, before system and unit testing.""Tricentis Tosca could improve on its mobile automation solution.""The user management could improve in Tricentis Tosca because it is confusing. It would be better to have it in one place. Having to add it to the cloud and to a specific project can be a mess."

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"It is not good in terms of performance. When you open Visual Studio, you have to wait for a while to process your code. It uses a lot of resources and has a lot of features. If we could disable some of the features, it would be lighter and faster to use. Nowadays, for some of the projects, we use VS Code for JavaScript or Python. VS Code is very light and easy to use, whereas, in Visual Studio, we have to wait because it takes time to compile or run a project. It has a lot of competitors in terms of performance, such as Intelligent ID. Intelligent ID is very easy to use. It has many features, and it is lighter to use than Visual Studio. In terms of error handling, sometimes, it shows an error before you finish your code, which can be improved. It would be good if it has a version for Linux. I use VS Code on Linux, but I am not sure if Visual Studio has a version for Linux.""The documentation is limited.""One of the problems with this solution is you need to be highly technically skilled to operate it, it is not for everyone.""The solution can improve the startup time.""It needs more integration with other tools for monitoring. Microsoft also needs to make it more modern to make it work with microservices and the cloud. It is a bit outdated currently.""The server that we use is very slow so that is concerning for us.""Visual Studio Test Professional could improve by having better integration with external databases.""Sometimes Visual Studio is slow. It uses a lot of resources like memory and processing power. You should optimize the performance by only installing what you need on your machine. Don't install unnecessary things that will slow your machine."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "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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  • "The pricing is expensive."
  • "We pay for the solution annually and the price could be reduced."
  • "There is a paid version of the solution as well as a community version that is free."
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    Questions from the Community
    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 »
    Top Answer:In Visual Studio we still don't have anything which can pinpoint memory leaks on a certain code line. It gives me memory analysis, however, it's not taking me to the code lines. That's what I was… more »
    Top Answer:We're into software development. We are developing products, enterprise-level products, for clients. Microsoft is a business partner. I'm into product management. My developers are the ones that are… more »
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    Overview

    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.”


    Visual Studio Professional Edition provides an IDE for all supported development languages. As of Visual Studio 2010, the Standard edition was dropped. MSDN support is available as MSDN Essentials or the full MSDN library depending on licensing. It supports XML and XSLT editing, and can create deployment packages that only use ClickOnce and MSI. It includes tools like Server Explorer and integration with Microsoft SQL Server also. Windows Mobile development support was included in Visual Studio 2005 Standard, however, with Visual Studio 2008, it is only available in Professional and higher editions. Windows Phone 7 development support was added to all editions in Visual Studio 2010. Development for Windows Mobile is no longer supported in Visual Studio 2010; it is superseded by Windows Phone 7.
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    Financial Services Firm33%
    Computer Software Company18%
    Insurance Company10%
    Retailer8%
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    Computer Software Company23%
    Financial Services Firm13%
    Comms Service Provider7%
    Insurance Company7%
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    Computer Software Company40%
    Manufacturing Company13%
    Transportation Company7%
    Healthcare Company7%
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    Computer Software Company22%
    Comms Service Provider12%
    Financial Services Firm10%
    Government8%
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    Small Business20%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise61%
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    Small Business13%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise72%
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    Tricentis Tosca vs. Visual Studio Test Professional
    November 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Tricentis Tosca vs. Visual Studio Test Professional and other solutions. Updated: November 2022.
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    Tricentis Tosca is ranked 1st in Functional Testing Tools with 27 reviews while Visual Studio Test Professional is ranked 11th in Functional Testing Tools with 13 reviews. Tricentis Tosca is rated 8.2, while Visual Studio Test Professional is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of Tricentis Tosca writes "Efficient operations, continuous improvements, and robust features". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Visual Studio Test Professional writes "Offers lots of features, including memory analysis and code sharing". Tricentis Tosca is most compared with Micro Focus UFT One, Worksoft Certify, Katalon Studio, SmartBear TestComplete and Selenium HQ, whereas Visual Studio Test Professional is most compared with Apache JMeter, TFS, Micro Focus UFT Developer, Tricentis NeoLoad and Ranorex Studio. See our Tricentis Tosca vs. Visual Studio Test Professional report.

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