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SV
Technical Test Lead at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees

To get this email reporting function, we have to integrate Postman with Newman. If the two are not integrated, we won't be getting all these things in one group. I'm not sure if the open-source version of Postman has that. I need to check. If it doesn't, then that's something Postman could add as a native feature.

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GK
Product Lead at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees

The request encryption could be one thing on which they can work a little bit. If we don't want to expose our production data but we still want to test our APIs on the production data, there should be a way to do that. It is not only with Postman. I think no tool in the market is doing that right now.

It would be helpful if better tutorials or recommendations are available while we are using the product. Otherwise, we have to go out and search for specific things. It would be good if they build something in the tool itself that provides recommendations based on the task that we are doing. If we are testing APIs, the tool should come up with some kind of information.

Scalability-wise, it can be improved a little bit. They can include more options to do the performance testing or rate testing so that we can query or push a lot of requests to our APIs.

There could be some kind of graphical interface for performance testing. It would be really helpful if it can give some data to visualize how the performance testing is going in real-time, but there are specific tools for that. Postman might not be meant for that, but they can think on those lines.

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PR
Test Lead at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees

Testing API is pretty straightforward in Postman, but it falls short when testing web services. For example, when we test web services, there is a visual component that we can import in SoapUI but not in Postman. It's pretty challenging to work with visuals in Postman, but it's much easier in SoapUI. We used Postman to test web services three years ago, but we found it wasn't suitable, so we started using SoapUI. If Postman's web services testing were smarter, it would be the number one tool we use.

It would be great if Postman could add some more integration with the other testing tools we use. For example, it would be nice if we could create a test case scenario in Postman and execute it using Jenkins during the CFPB pipeline. That would be an outstanding feature that we could use. Writing a lot of code for test cases in Selenium is much more complicated than creating a small test in Postman. So that'll make our life much easier.

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AP
Senior Consultant at a consultancy with 10,001+ employees

The solution is quite complex and not so easy to understand at first glance. Part of the problem is the UI which needs simplification. There are many features available but they need to structure things more so that they're not scattered on the screen which complicates things. Each time you run the solution, you have to manually provide a username and password because those details are not automatic. That's a pain point for us. It also lacks a feature that will integrate with your database. I think this is a drawback of most applications whether it's Postman or SoapUI Pro. If you want to automate something when you're using the huge APIs, everything needs to be automated using dynamic data and that takes additional time. 

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RishiBhargava - PeerSpot reviewer
Sr. Technical Director at Axeno

I think they could make version management easier and release it when it comes to container-based or Docker-based architecture. The solution is not really integrated in the sense that there's no distinction regarding single-tenant or multi-tenant use, or whether there are different versions for different container applications. Different versions of APIs might be required but there's currently no distinction between them. 

I think Postman should now focus on integrating into the whole DevOps and CI/CD pipeline and publish more white papers and articles to make it easier for somebody doing the DevOps and integrating Postman into the different development scenarios. 

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Asya Kundush - PeerSpot reviewer
Product Manager at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees

I have recently noticed that, for some reason, I am not able to import collections in JSON. It is weird because I was able to do it before. 

When you create a new collection and documentation, in tests, you usually have to click Save. If you don't click Save, your collections don't sync with other devices, which is something I don't like. It is not clear for the users in a shared workspace, and I usually forget to click Save and end up losing all the collections that I created. I create a lot of routes, and clicking Save all the time isn't efficient. Instead of clicking Save all the time, there should be an option to save everything in one go.

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Elvis Duric - PeerSpot reviewer
QA Engineer at a tech services company with 201-500 employees

Actually, I received some errors regarding the testing of SOAP APIs. There's definitely some space for improving the user's experience. There needs to be more flexibility surrounding the testing of SOAP APIs. Currently, they are primarily based on JSON files — invest APIs actually.

I know that SOAP APIs are considered a little outdated but they're still in use. Unfortunately, because of this, I have to search for another solution that supports SOAP APIs, because Postman doesn't.

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DJ
Software QA Test Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

An area that needs some improvement would be to allow multiple windows with different collections to be open at the same time. 

It only allows you to open one with the same collection. 

If we open a new Postman window, it does not allow me to have the same collection as I had in the previous window. Allowing us to have replicas of the same collection open independently would be helpful.

I would like to see if it can incorporate Jenkins integrations.

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HP
Technical Product Manager at a tech vendor with 10,001+ employees

One thing which Postman needs to improve is the documentation. The documentation of Postman is not that great when compared to other tools. 

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KD
Programmer Analyst at a university with 5,001-10,000 employees

The solution can be confusing for first-time users so it could be made a little more user friendly. It's just click and proceed but still confusing if you haven't used it before. 

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Aarti Sajan - PeerSpot reviewer
Automation Tester at HSBC Software Development

We have previously used Tosca which allowed us to verify information using authentications. It would be useful if this was also possible using Postman. In a future release, Postman should connect to DB.

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