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.

Valuable Features

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

Improvements to 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.

Room for 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

Use of Solution

I've used it for over four years.

Deployment Issues

No issues encountered.

Stability Issues

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

Scalability Issues

No issues encountered.

Customer Service and Technical Support

Customer Service:


Technical Support:


Previous Solutions

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

Initial Setup

The initial setup was easy.

Implementation Team

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


1200 hours in one year.

Other Solutions Considered

Yes. we evaluated QTP.

Other Advice

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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