Tricentis Tosca Review

Clear advantages in scope of applications it can automate, intuitive GUI, and generation of test data


What is most valuable?

  • Multiple scanning engines to automate many different applications.
  • Powerful ability to generate different test data combinations from test instances.
  • Logical workflow (from requirements through to execution and reporting).
  • GUI is easy to learn.

How has it helped my organization?

In my case I was able to rapidly construct several automation suites for a government organisation, that greatly enhanced their ability to cover all key areas of functionality in an efficient manner. The main implementation of Tosca was used for regression testing a major upgrade to an insurance claims processing application. It worked very well for this purpose.

What needs improvement?

At the time I was using the product, the reporting function was lacking in usability and detail. Detailed reporting was generally done outside of Tosca.

For how long have I used the solution?

Seven months.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Not really, it's generally very stable. There were some occasions early on when the application crashed. However, this was more related to the network environment than the application itself.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

No. It is pretty easy to add other users, roles, and control access to different areas of the application. In my case we didn't upscale to a great degree but I know this is possible. Large organisations would take advantage of Tosca's utilisation of the common repository with robust check-in/check-out procedures to eliminate the risk of unintended changes.

How is customer service and technical support?

Excellent. I was often able to access their chat support instantly and resolved the bulk of my inquiries very rapidly.

Which solutions did we use previously?

No, Tosca was my first automation experience.

How was the initial setup?

It was very straightforward. I didn't do the initial setup. It was via a colleague. He had it up and running, along with a "happy path test" within a morning.

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

Not my area, but contact Tricentis for this.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

No, I was not involved in the choosing of this solution.

What other advice do I have?

Give it a go. Having since used Selenium to build an automation suite in another organisation, I feel Tosca has clear advantages in both the scope of applications that it can automate (web, mobile, windows, and more) as well as the intuitive GUI and powerful generation of test data combinations. Having not come from an IT background, I was able to get up and running with Tosca far quicker than with Selenium.

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