Ranorex Studio Review

It has the ability to cover large amounts of testing with minimal coding, but it needs less changes to the code when modifying a repository.


Valuable Features

Ranorex Recorder records and replays keyboard and mouse actions performed by the user.

Improvements to My Organization

It forced many developers to stick with conventions and organizational coding practices.

Room for Improvement

Less changes to the code when modifying a repository. Any minor change to a repository can result in a version control system nightmare, making it more difficult when working in teams.

Use of Solution

I've used it for one year.

Deployment Issues

Yes, however many issues were in-house. Those that were not, were typically dealt with expediently with an update or offered support.

Stability Issues

Yes, however many issues were in-house. Those that were not, were typically dealt with expediently with an update or offered support.

Scalability Issues

Yes, however many issues were in-house. Those that were not, were typically dealt with expediently with an update or offered support.

Customer Service and Technical Support

Customer Service: It's above average.
Technical Support:

It's above average.

Initial Setup

It was pretty straightforward.

Implementation Team

We performed implementation in-house. The difficulty of implementation can scale with the size and complexity of your software project, it can become quite a daunting task.

My advice is that you back up and test your current project in a separate environment. Start small, and dedicate time to learning the different Ranorex tools and features.

ROI

The returns will always vary depending on the software. It is a great tool for some shops to start out new developers on, helping them learn more about the integral parts of a system. It can be worth it as a learning aid or knowledge base alone.

Pricing, Setup Cost and Licensing

This is completely based on the project, and a company's willingness to forgo other cheaper alternatives. Ranorex does offer a free trial which should give most customers an idea of what they're getting into.

Other Solutions Considered

We tried several, and we chose Ranorex for it’s ability to cover large amounts of testing with minimal coding.

Other Advice

As a stand alone product Ranorex is quite useful. However, if you plan to implement and merge this with a project that is complex, it requires full automation, API integration, and has a large data set it can be arduous.

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