Tricentis Tosca Review

The recent version offers web analytics, along with recording for manual and automated test cases.


Valuable Features

Tricentis Tosca is a fast-pace, ever-evolving test automation tool that can solve today's testing requirements and provide fast feedback. The recent version of Tosca introduces a number of exciting features, such as:

  • Web analytics
  • Better identification of test objects
  • Record manual and automated test cases

Improvements to My Organization

  • Easier to maintain than any other tool in the class
  • Fast turnaround
  • Ease of integration with third-party tools

Room for Improvement

Run time test execution status: They have improved on this a bit by introducing a progress bar. However, it can be further improved.

Use of Solution

I have used it for 3.5 years.

Deployment Issues

I encountered deployment issues. However, their support is reasonably good and after some investigation, they finally resolved the problem.

Stability Issues

I only encountered stability issues with versions lower than 8.x.

The current version is fairly stable.

Scalability Issues

I have not encountered any scalability issues.; it is very easy to scale.

Customer Service and Technical Support

Customer Service:

Customer service is reasonably good. The live chat facility works just fine.

Technical Support:

I have experienced that the tech support team is a mix of experienced and relatively newer staff. Most of the time, the queries get resolved.

The staff is nice and ready to help.

Previous Solutions

I previously used a different solution. I switched to Tosca because it has much faster turnaround time and is very easy to scale up.

Initial Setup

Overall setup is reasonably simple. Only a few other settings need to be done before you can start using it, but it depends on what you need.

Implementation Team

An in-house team implemented it.

Pricing, Setup Cost and Licensing

Pricing and licensing is on the relatively higher side, when compared with other tools in the class. However, you start realising the benefits quite quickly.

Other Solutions Considered

Before choosing, I evaluated QTP and Selenium, along with Tosca Testsuite.

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

How does Tosca compare to other solutions you have used, when it comes to 'test execution status'? Or other components in Tosca where you still see room for improvement?

26 September 16
Manish Kum@rReal UserTOP 5LEADERBOARD

Hi Orlee,

Tricentis Tosca has recently worked on their runtime execution status by implementing a "Progress bar". The bar shows runtime stats about the number of test cases passsed, failed and not run in an Execution List. It also shows time lapsed and remaining time.

Version 9.3 aslo allows to pause test execution and resume whenever.

However the runtime execution status at "test case level" can be further enahnced.

I hope this answers your question.
Should you have further questions then feel free to let me know.

Cheers,

28 September 16
Orlee GillisConsultant

Manish,
The progress sounds like a significant enhancement to the testing process. Given the improvements you've seen in the product, which changes would you suggest in order to enhance the runtime execution status?

Additionally, you may find this review interesting:

https://www.itcentralstation.com/product_reviews/sauce-labs-review-38664-by-amb1sh3s

Amb1sh3s describes how using the Sauce Labs solution has allowed his company to "reduce total execution runtime to a little over 2 hours"

Is this the type of result that you would hope to see in your experience?

28 September 16
SHANTHAMURTHY HANUMANTHARAYAPPAReal UserTOP 5

When I look at the pessimistic side of TOSKA TESTSUITE; the primary vulnerability is impact on availability where you mentioned you encountered with deployment and stability issues. Can you please illustrate one where what and how it got resolved?

10 October 16
Manish Kum@rReal UserTOP 5LEADERBOARD

@Shanthamurthy - the issue is particularly related to version upgrade. We were in the process of upgrading from version 9.0 to 9.3 and that's when some issues during CR restore occured. After some analysis we figured out that the schema version has changed for the recent version and we just had to do a schema migration(which alters a schema structure).Following this the CR restore was very smooth.

If you have any specific question you may drop a comment bellow and then I can try to answer that.

Best regards,
Manish

11 October 16
SHANTHAMURTHY HANUMANTHARAYAPPAReal UserTOP 5

Awesome! thanks Manish.

12 October 16
Orlee GillisConsultant

Manish, how thorough of an analysis did you need to perform in order to see that you needed a schema migration? How did you realize this?

13 October 16
UserUser

hey Manish,
I am new to TOSCA, so can you please provide me any pointers that how can i start learning it and from where?

06 February 17
Manish Kum@rReal UserTOP 5LEADERBOARD

@reviewer602958 - This can be a good start for a beginner https://www.udemy.com/get-in-touch-with-tricentis-tosca-testsuite/

04 May 17
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