2019-05-15T05:16:00Z
it_user434868 - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
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What advice do you have for others considering Silk Test?

If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Silk Test, what would you say?

How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?

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Srinivas Boyapati - PeerSpot reviewer
Manager QA at a tech vendor with 1,001-5,000 employees
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Top 10
2021-10-12T14:11:42Z
Oct 12, 2021

The solution is user-friendly with respect to automation. A novice user can use this application with some basic training of a week or so. It doesn't take much more than that to learn and implement. I rate the solution eight out of 10.

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SB
Director of Engineering at a energy/utilities company with 51-200 employees
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Top 5
2021-01-06T08:49:40Z
Jan 6, 2021

It is a fine product. It is just like any other tool. It is a powerful tool, and it needs commitment. Our way to get that on top of our workload was to find a short term contractor. If you've got the manpower to commit to being there to get it started, it will be just fine. There is no real big objection to Silk Test. We just needed some other help with the designs. I would rate Silk Test a seven out of ten.

SrinivasPakala - PeerSpot reviewer
Director Consulting Expert at CGI Inc
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Top 20
2020-02-06T11:37:16Z
Feb 6, 2020

The solution is a good solution, and, in certain cases, I would recommend it. However, it's not always necessary for certain organizations. Silk Performer is very good. I don't have any complaints about Silk Performer. Before using any Silk product, however, it's a good idea to do a proof of concept. I'd advise that, for the web applications, users maybe spend some time Googleing information about it. That way you'll see what it looks like and maybe begin to understand it a bit better. It's more or less straight forward and simple. However, if it's for a Windows application, definitely Silk Test is the best there is. I'd rate the solution eight out of ten.

CA
IT Programme Manager at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Real User
2020-02-06T11:37:16Z
Feb 6, 2020

We are not using the latest version of the solution. We are most likely using a version that is the version before the latest one. If I were to rate the solution out of ten, I'd give it about a five. It's the new kid on the block. It still needs to improve a lot.

Arno Krause - PeerSpot reviewer
Delivery Lead Testing at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
2019-08-25T05:17:00Z
Aug 25, 2019

Overall it is a good tool to use. We just need to get somebody in our company that can use it to its fullest extent and uses it in a piecemeal fashion. In the next release, I would like to see easy integration into other tools like Tosca and ALD Suite and to become the master. And I know everybody says they can do it, but I would like to be the master of masters. The ultimate one. I will rate this program seven out of ten simply because I would never give a product a ten.

Ray Andrews - PeerSpot reviewer
Director at Traydaht ltd
Real User
2019-08-18T07:52:00Z
Aug 18, 2019

The product is very good and I would recommend it. You should make sure that it works with the technology you're testing. Some technologies have very particular functionality and methods of delivering that functionality. You have to make sure that it's compatible otherwise you will always be trying to work around it. The Silk Test community of users is quite small. You need to find people who are experienced with Silk Test or take QFT or UFT users and cross-train them. They're not a huge community of users. You have to be careful about who you put on the products and make sure they are well versed in the product you use. Once you know how to use it, it's great but there is a bit of a learning curve. I would rate it a seven out of ten. I give it this rating because it does not have a big community of users and because it takes a while to understand it. In order to get the full benefits, you have to be a good scripter or coder. It's not for the fainthearted but once you get it, it's great.

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Malli Bharathi M - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Service Delivery Manager Testing and RPA at a transportation company with 1,001-5,000 employees
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2019-05-15T05:16:00Z
May 15, 2019

I would definitely recommend implementing this solution but make sure to get the necessary authorization. Ask about the service assistant and check with the other users as well. You have to make sure that you get all of the deliverables that have been maintained in the statement of work that has been described, otherwise, you might miss something and get into trouble. It's better to look at the agreement, see what the deliverables are and make sure that everything has been completed before they hand it over. Otherwise, it will be a really difficult problem to handle. The features that are currently available are useful for everyone, but there are a lot of improvements that they need to do. The basic functionality to support artificial intelligence is there, but it can still be improved. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

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SB
Director of Engineering at a energy/utilities company with 51-200 employees
Jan 6, 2021
We paid annually. There is a purchase cost, and then there is an ongoing maintenance fee.
it_user434868 - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Oct 12, 2021
How do you or your organization use this solution? Please share with us so that your peers can learn from your experiences. Thank you!
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Malli Bharathi M - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Service Delivery Manager Testing and RPA at a transportation company with 1,001-5,000 employees
May 15, 2019
Our primary use case for this solution is regression testing which is done every month end. We have a management cycle specific for SAP where a few changes will be moving to prediction. There are approximately one to two hundred scenarios where that needs to be executed. Our regression test makes sure that the functionality is not being affected at any point in time. We also use it for automation testing in non-SAP projects that have problems internally detected by our team.
Arno Krause - PeerSpot reviewer
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Aug 25, 2019
We predominantly use the solution for network performance testing. We are currently deploying a solution to various countries in Africa, so we're predominantly using it for current applications.
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