IBM Rational Functional Tester Review

It should support more browsers but we were able to show time savings of more than 1200 hours in less than 1 year.


What is most valuable?

It gives us an ability to support object recognition and descriptive programming.

How has it helped my organization?

By automating regression test suites using this product, we were able to show time savings of more than 1200 hours in less than ONE year.

What needs improvement?

  • It should be more flexible when it comes to integration with test management tools like QC or agile tools like Rally
  • It should support more browsers

For how long have I used the solution?

I've used it for over four years.

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

No issues encountered.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

1. With version 8.5 we faced workspace crash issues frequently.

2. We keep getting Java Binary exceptions when we execute batch runs with RFT

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

No issues encountered.

How are customer service and technical support?

Customer Service:

Good.

Technical Support:

Good.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

Based on low license cost and project decision we moved to this product.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup was easy.

What about the implementation team?

It was implemented by me for multiple in-house projects.

What was our ROI?

1200 hours in one year.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Yes. we evaluated QTP.

What other advice do I have?

It is a good option if you have tie up with IBM and if your test management suite consists of rational products.

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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