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2018-11-29T16:56:00Z
Julia Frohwein - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
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What needs improvement with Micro Focus LoadRunner Enterprise?

Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with Micro Focus LoadRunner Enterprise.

What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?

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PeerSpot user
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SA
Laboratory Director at a consultancy with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 10
2020-10-30T15:54:20Z
30 October 20

I think LoadRunner is still getting into grips with me — maybe, I've not used it that much. It's not that popular on the cloud. Also, we have not tried this on mobile platforms with mobile virtual users.

Lloyd Witt - PeerSpot reviewer
Managed Services Architect at a computer software company with 201-500 employees
MSP
Top 10
2020-10-08T07:25:00Z
08 October 20

The reporting has room for improvement.

David Collier - PeerSpot reviewer
Co-Founder at Nobius IT
Reseller
Top 5Leaderboard
2020-09-03T07:49:42Z
03 September 20

To improve the product, I think the integrations could be a little bit more slick. It does handle a lot of great integrations, but then some of them can be a little bit clunky to implement. The integration with third-party tools needs to be stepped up a little bit. As far as other things that need to be added, it has changed quite a lot recently, and I have not had vast amounts of experience with the latest version. So I am afraid it would not be fair for me to go further in expounding on that question. Things that I talk about may already have been included.

MA
DevOps Engineer at a computer software company with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
Top 5
2020-06-17T10:56:04Z
17 June 20

In the DevOps model, performance testing has become a bottleneck. This is because, after the completion of a sprint, people are in a hurry to send it to production but it first needs performance testing. Whenever there is a code change, it takes a lot of time to rescript and debug the script. The TruClient protocol works well but it takes a lot of memory to run those tests, which is something that can be improved. Basically, it is too resource-intensive. Performance testing needs to be better integrated into an agile framework. There should be a way of automatically increasing the load generators on the cloud, without specifically having to spin up the agent and configure it. There is a third-party tool that does this.

Lloyd Witt - PeerSpot reviewer
Managed Services Architect at a computer software company with 201-500 employees
MSP
Top 10
2020-02-16T08:27:36Z
16 February 20

When you are looking at what areas of the product have room for improvement, it depends on the various clients that you have and when the new operating systems come out. It can get interesting. It would be nice to know how much GPU memory we are using because the data points are not there or it's hard to read. Also, it would nice to know what the network saturation levels are. It doesn't do that, although that is not what it was designed to do. We use it with another tool that can gather that information and provide us with the data points.

RajaRao - PeerSpot reviewer
Associate at Tech Mahindra Limited
Real User
Top 5
2020-02-16T08:27:34Z
16 February 20

The solution is a very expensive tool when compared with other tools. The stability in some of the latest versions has not been ideal. They need to work to fix it so that it becomes reliably stable again. The cloud solution of LoadRunner is not user-friendly when compared to BlazeMeter. They need to improve their cloud offering in order to compete. It also shouldn't be a standalone tool.

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RM
Senior Consultant at a computer software company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Consultant
2019-11-13T05:28:00Z
13 November 19

One thing that always fails at our company is that after you have checked in an application then it usually crashes in some way. You get some strange error message. We found out you can open the test you have set up and usually, it works without the error the second time. So you just close the application test and open it again, and then it is okay. So that is quite confusing if you are new to the product, but you do not care about the inconvenience or even notice it after using the tool for a while. It does not seem very professional and it is really a buggy behavior that should be fixed. One feature I would like to see included in the next release of Performance Center would be to be able to run more fluidly with True Client so you could put more virtual users in Performance Center. That would help. I'm not sure how easy it is to compile something like that, but it would be valuable.

it_user968487 - PeerSpot reviewer
Architecte principal at Cimpa
User
2018-11-29T16:56:00Z
29 November 18

Some features could sometimes disappear without reason. It's extremely recommended to take time to evaluates newer versions before upgrading.

Related Questions
Julia Frohwein - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Aug 16, 2022
How do you or your organization use this solution? Please share with us so that your peers can learn from your experiences. Thank you!
2 out of 9 answers
RM
Senior Consultant at a computer software company with 5,001-10,000 employees
13 November 19
Our primary use case for Performance Center is testing the performance of all of our applications.
MA
DevOps Engineer at a computer software company with 501-1,000 employees
17 June 20
We use LoadRunner for performance testing.
Julia Frohwein - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Aug 05, 2022
Hi, We all know it's really hard to get good pricing and cost information. Please share what you can so you can help your peers.
2 out of 9 answers
RM
Senior Consultant at a computer software company with 5,001-10,000 employees
13 November 19
I'm not quite sure about the exact pricing because I do not handle that part of the business, but I think the Performance Center is quite expensive. It is more expensive than LoadRunner, although I am not sure how many controllers you can run for the same price. They said Performance Center was costing us around 40 million Krones and that is about 4 million dollars. But I think that was with ALM (Application Lifecycle Management) as well and not only for Performance Center.
RajaRao - PeerSpot reviewer
Associate at Tech Mahindra Limited
16 February 20
The solution needs to reduce licensing costs. Its main competition, for example, is free to use, so I'm sure it's rather difficult to compete with it on a cost level.
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