Performance Center Review

We can view tests at run time, which has helped us to execute tests from different time zones. However, sometimes the Book Time Slot option hangs if I cancel any test or time slot.


Valuable Features

The most valuable features to us are--

  • Ease of uploading the scripts, and
  • Script maintenance.

Improvements to My Organization

  • Multiple users from different locations can login.
  • We can view tests at run time, which has helped us to execute tests from different time zones.

Room for Improvement

Sometimes the Book Time Slot option hangs if I cancel any test or time slot. Also, if the results file gets corrupted, then we need to contact HP to get the raw results.

Use of Solution

  • Standalone PC – six years
  • SaaS PC – two years

Deployment Issues

We encountered no issues when deploying.

Stability Issues

We've had no issues with stability.

Scalability Issues

We've scaled without issue.

Customer Service and Technical Support

Customer Service:

Customer service is excellent.

Technical Support:

Technical support is excellent.

Previous Solutions

I have used Borland SilkTest, JMeter and LoadUI. JMeter and LoadUI have limitations in terms of the protocols. SilkTest is not as user friendly as Performance Center.

Initial Setup

It was not complex, but I needed to consult HP support a couple of times for clarification and for help in registering the load injectors.

Implementation Team

We did it in-house.

ROI

If the organization is going to test multiple protocols like Ajax, TruClient, Citrix, and SAP frequently, then there is definitely a high ROI in using this tool. If it's only the HTTP protocol being used, then other less expensive tools will be sufficient.

Pricing, Setup Cost and Licensing

It is quite expensive.

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