What is most valuable?
- Being able to load existing .EDN and .XML messages and translate them into segments. I can use them to automate the generation of new messages.
- Generating new messages, based on the existing .EDN and .XML messages, is a crucial part or the testing project that I’m currently in.
How has it helped my organization?
We don’t have to manually create .EDN and .XML messages. We can do this with just one click now. This drastically decreases the time that is required to create these messages.
What needs improvement?
Parasoft SOAtest has an internal refresh function where you can refresh the software to show the changes you’ve made in your projects. Unfortunately this function does not work properly, because it often does not show the changes after you’ve hit te refresh button a few times. I have to restart the software for it to see the changes I’ve made. I have been in contact with the Parasoft Support Division and they told me that it was a known issue and that it has something to do with Java.
For how long have I used the solution?
I’ve been using SOAtest for about four months now.
What do I think about the stability of the solution?
I haven’t experienced any stability issues.
What do I think about the scalability of the solution?
I haven’t experienced any scalability issues.
How is customer service and technical support?
I would give technical support a rating of 9/10. When I encountered an issue, I could always ask for support from Parasoft and they replied with answers very quickly.
Which solutions did we use previously?
The project hasn’t used any other solution before this one.
How was the initial setup?
The setup was very easy. Just a plain installation on Windows and the activation of the license key are required.
What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?
From what I understand, Parasoft SOAtest isn’t the cheapest option. But it has a lot to offer. We are only using it for generating test messages, but there is so much more that you can do with it. I suggest getting full support from Parasoft.
Which other solutions did I evaluate?
I joined my current project at a later stage, but I’m sure that other options were evaluated before choosing Parasoft SOAtest for this project. Unfortunately, I don’t know which other options were evaluated.
What other advice do I have?
You need to check all the features that Parasoft SOAtest offers. If you just need a specific feature from the program, then there could be a cheaper alternative option that works just as well. (This is an assumption.) If you’re looking for a complete testing software/suite, Parasoft SOAtest is a serious option.
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May 04 2017