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

The most valuable aspect of Postman is its ease of use. If a new client comes to our organization, it is very easy to ask him or her to install Postman, then get the URL, and then provide them with the fields for mandate refills or whatever field is applicable. We can ask them to get the JSON. We can even create validations and assertions. Postman can also be integrated with another tool called Newman. 

Postman also has strong reporting features that allow us to create reports and then send these to the stakeholders. We use regularly scheduled reports. Every day at 10:00 a.m. our time, a report will be generated and sent to the stakeholders. We do a regression daily, and everybody gets the report also. It's a very user-friendly tool. Anybody can learn it. In my case, what I do is create an input Excel sheet when I give all the values. It takes the values from the Excel sheet. In the pipeline, we have something called YAML script Baron.

The automation tool requires a little work. You have to spend some time initially, but after that, you don't have to worry about it. For a given set of test cases, I create automated test cases and then add them to this particular regression suite, so that everything will run. If somebody asks me to run a regression tool, I can easily show them the results. It's all in the report, and they can click on it to see the input value that I've given. 

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

We use it for REST API testing. Feature-wise, it is pretty lightweight. It is pretty fast, and we don't have to do a lot of things. We can just simply go and post our endpoint, and it gives different kinds of authorizations. We usually use authentication 2.0, which is the most common industry practice. So, it has the support for authorization through 2.0.

It gives the flexibility to add headers, and it also gives the flexibility to build your payload at run time. If you want to do automation testing, you can just build your payloads at run time by supplying some parameters as variables.

It gives us good flexibility, and it is pretty easy to use. Even entry-level developers can quickly test their APIs. They don't have to rely on the QA testers or the specific QA resources to look at various use cases.

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

Postman allows you to incorporate and export the test cases we create. It enables me to share the test cases with my colleagues, so I don't have to copy them into an Excel sheet. Postman lets me export the dataset and share it with my team. They can use my test case for their testing. 

It lists all the tests I have done, so I don't have to report them separately. With SoapUI, I can't do that. So every time I run a test case in SoapUI, I have to note in an Excel sheet the data, response times, etc. Postman sets the data free. It records the calls, responses, and everything else I need. So I can create a report and then go back and see what testing happened in the past month. 

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Senior Consultant at a consultancy with 10,001+ employees

The solution is simple to use and you can easily store your projects. We mainly use Postman for our manual validation, but you can also schedule the automated validation. It offers multiple scenarios for a single API that you can run whenever needed. It offers a validation kind of functionality and the execution report of scripts. How many passed and how many failed. There's no manual intervention required, you click on the run button and that's it. The dashboards are good and the solution is user-friendly. The solution gives you the capability to run your use cases without manual intervention. 

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RishiBhargava - PeerSpot reviewer
Sr. Technical Director at Axeno

Postman helps me recreate our client environment so I can send different parameters and get that authentication information. Postman helps me simulate the API code from a fictitious client application so that I can check the API behavior. It gives you a good ecosystem, especially when you have a multi-discipline team that is scattered. It's a great product, easy to use, and people like it. 

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

It is nice to have different workspaces. You have your personal workspace, and then you have a team workspace. In general, I like its UI. It is quite cool.

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

The user-interface is very good.

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

What is most valuable for me is that we can create and share collections between the team members.

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

This is an easy solution to manage. 

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July 2022
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