Ranorex Studio Review

We've used it for one of our biggest clients to automate Web (Asp .net, Sharepoint and Silverlight applications) and Desktop (Windows and WPF) applications. But tests fail with minimized browsers.


What is most valuable?

Strong Element capturing feature of Ranorex Spy, Coding in C#/ VB .net, Easy integration with CI Tools like Jenkins, TFS, TeamCity, Supports cross browsers, Tool Stability, Powerful record and playback, Ranorex IDE, Visual Studio IDE Integration.

How has it helped my organization?

We have used Ranorex for one of our biggest client to automate Web (Asp .net, Sharepoint and Silverlight applications) & Desktop (Windows and WPF) applications. We had smoke and regression test were running on daily basis on Production environment. Now doing some migration on the existing scripts for CRM support.

What needs improvement?

Other OS Support, Ranorex Spy performance improvement (Especially for Silverlight controls)

Tests will fail if browser minimised, Parallel Execution Not possible (We could do are some extend if we use DOM method), From my experience, Ranorex Spy is slow when spying on Silverlight controls (ex:- Consider if 500 UI Elements are in an hierarchy & you are trying to spy 470th element)

For how long have I used the solution?

for more than 5 years

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

not issues, but difficulties when I try to integrate with tfs

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Performance was slow for Silverlight applications

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

not specific

How is customer service and technical support?

Customer Service:

7 out of 10

Technical Support:

8 out of 10

Which solutions did we use previously?

yes, previously I was using an automation tool (build on VB .NET) which did not have capability for automating flash/ Silverlight/ windows applications.

How was the initial setup?

Very simple

What about the implementation team?

in-House

What was our ROI?

We have automated 15+ internal applications for our client, which reduced much manual effort on regression testing.

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

no comments

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

When I try Silverlight automation (5-6 years back) no tools were promising, (Including popular tools in the market), So chosen Ranorex. But now many tools supporting Silver light applications, So better if we do re-evaluation against latest tools in the market

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