IBM Rational Functional Tester Review

It has better object recognition compared to other tools in the market. It is unable to identify some objects.


What is most valuable?

It is easy to implement and use.

How has it helped my organization?

It helps in automation by using better object recognition as compared to other tools in the market.

What needs improvement?

The object repository used for identifying objects can be made better. It has been noticed that the RFT tool is unable to identify some objects, due to which we are unable to add them to the object repository. In this case, the user has to manually add the objects to the object repository. This takes time and effort. It would be good if RFT was able to create a framework to identify objects that are not recognized by the tool.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have used RFT for two years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

We have not had any problems. It is mostly stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We haven’t had scalability issues. We used it for 5-10 users and there was no issue in scalability.

How is customer service and technical support?

Support was good. They used to provide solutions when we got stuck.

Which solutions did we use previously?

We used HPE QTP and found IBM RFT to have better object recognition.

How was the initial setup?

Setup was not complex. You can read the documentation and do the set up.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Pricing is on the higher side, but lower compared to Mercury tools.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We already had worked on QTP, so we had an idea of the same.

What other advice do I have?

Free open source software like Selenium is available in the market, which as good as any propitiatory tool.

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