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"The most valuable features include the capability to use other program languages such as PLSQR, JAVA, .NET.""The ability to create virtual services and deploy them as Docker containers, and include them in our Jenkins build pipelines, is a valuable feature.""The most valuable features are the recording and creating of virtual services.""There are several areas that are easily configurable."

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"It has helped teams within our organization become more aware of the testing requirements in terms of risk and priority.""The solution is script-less, so you don't need IT knowledge to use the solution in an operational way. This is the most valuable feature. It's also only one of two or three tools that can do good automation on SAP, and in my opinion, it's the best of those.""The Model-Based Test Automation is the most valuable feature, where you can create reusable components. Even though we are using a scriptless automation tool, there still needs to be an understanding of how to create reusable components and how to keep refactoring and how to keep regression, the test scripts, at an okay level. We are coupling Tosca with some other risk-based testing tools, as well, but automation is primarily what we're using Tosca for, the scriptless, model-based technology which is driving automation for us.""This solution is easy to use for everybody, including those who are not IT-educated.""Tosca BI is important to make sure that our data integrity is in check and validated; to make sure our data is good. Our data is the number-one important driver for our company, so if that's not good, we have some big problems.""We like the fact that it works across mobile, desktop, web, and APIs. Due to this, the solution has a broad range of applications.""This tool is very easy to use and I think that anyone can come in, having no experience with it, and within four to six months be comfortable with it.""The feature that I have found the most valuable is the recovery and cleanup process. Suppose there is a list of test cases and one test case has failed, it should not impact the other test cases. We can reuse the same test case. We can change the configuration of parameters and then use the test cases on the same thing. So, that's a useful thing. Otherwise, we have to use the cleanup process. Another useful feature is to have our own library files. We can create our objects in the libraries and reuse them. There is no need to create duplicate data for that. They have been giving some enhancements recently which means integration is also there. They've integrated with different software like Jenkins, Bamboo. So, we can also create pipeline points. They have recently given SAP and everything, which is very useful."

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"UI should be more user friendly: better usability, more testing oriented.""The workstation component has a very out-dated UI and is in dire need of a facelift.""It is not a stable solution.""I would like to have more flexibility towards the mainframe virtualization and also in JDBC virtualization."

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"Not being able to mask test data in relation to testing data management, in my opinion, is also a limitation.""The solution should work with the Linux platform. Right now, it only runs on Windows.""There have been some setbacks because of upgrades. While Tosca has been around for a while, Tricentis has catered to smaller clients and I don't think they have done such a large, at-scale transition or transformation before or worked with a company like ours, which is doing an enterprise-wide transformation. When we go to their customer advisory-board meetings, upgrades have been an issue. They have been working a lot to make upgrades seamless.""I would like to be able to manage different projects in one repository or have better data exchange between repositories.""The main area where there is room for improvement is how they do upgrades. Going through this current upgrade, we were delayed a month because we are using a third-party tool. It's called Tosca Connect by Tasktop. When this latest upgrade broke that relationship between the two, it took Tricentis a month to come back with a workable solution... Their whole upgrade process needs to be better and cleaner, from an end-user standpoint.""The solution needs to improve its simulation of mobile environments. Right now, that aspect is really lacking.""I would like to see better integration with other testing tools.""It would be of great help if they can fix the loading or performance issues. Sometimes, when I create the test case folder and test cases, it feels like it has loading or performance issues. When passing the objects, we can't sometimes find the exact element. We need to find out that exact location and just give the path for that, and then it works. In the pipeline, when creating Jenkins, we create the list execution for passing the execution list to the commander. I feel it is a bit late, by a fraction of seconds. I first thought it could be my mistake or a setting issue, but I worked on that, and it's not a mistake or a setting issue."

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"There are additional fees for advanced-level technical support.""I don't have the exact dollar amount, but we have spent close to $1,000,000 for a three-year agreement, for an enterprise level."

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"Tricentis Tosca may be relatively on the higher side in terms of pricing, but their sales rep can give pretty decent deals when asked.""We have around 200 [concurrent] licenses and the cost around $1.4 million a year.""I am satisfied with the cost.""My understanding is that it's an expensive product, although I don't know the specifics with regards to pricing."

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ITKO LISA, CA LISA, CA Service Virtualization
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Overview

CA Service Virtualization acts as a catalyst for DevOps by simulating constrained or unavailable systems across the software development lifecycle (SDLC). This allows developers, testers and performance teams to work in parallel to accelerate app delivery, as well as to “shift-left” the app testing to improve application quality. CA Service Virtualization was previously known as LISA, the product from the ITKO acquisition.

Tricentis Tosca specializes in enabling large enterprises to improve the quality of their applications by equipping them to optimize, manage, and automate their software testing.

Tosca's model-based approach to software test automation enables enterprises to achieve high automation rates while maximizing business risk coverage.

Tricentis Tosca also provides market-leading test case design and planning capabilities, test data provisioning, service virtualization, mobile testing, and more.

Tosca is fully compatible with other testing solutions and Application Lifecycle Management products. Tricentis also offers uniquely designed testing solutions for SAP, ServiceNow, Trax, Avaloq, and Oracle.

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Sample Customers
Union Bank, Swisscom, Autotrader, KPN, ING Bank, Best Buy, American Family Insurance, TESCO, Telefonica, Molina Healthcare, California DMV, Aktia, City Index, Con-way, DirecTV, GRU Airport, Liquidnet, NAB, Nordstrom, T-Mobile, TIM Brasil,  HBO, AMEX, BMW Group, ING, Bosch, Austrian Airlines, Deutsche Bank, Henkel, Allianz, Bank of America, UBS, Orange, Siemens, Swiss Re, Vodafone
Top Industries
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Financial Services Firm25%
Comms Service Provider20%
Transportation Company7%
Manufacturing Company7%
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Computer Software Company48%
Financial Services Firm13%
Comms Service Provider12%
Energy/Utilities Company4%
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Financial Services Firm35%
Insurance Company13%
Retailer9%
Manufacturing Company9%
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Computer Software Company41%
Comms Service Provider13%
Financial Services Firm7%
Insurance Company6%
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Small Business4%
Midsize Enterprise7%
Large Enterprise89%
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Small Business20%
Midsize Enterprise20%
Large Enterprise60%
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Small Business15%
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Large Enterprise73%
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Broadcom Service Virtualization is ranked 1st in Service Virtualization with 4 reviews while Tricentis Tosca is ranked 1st in Functional Testing Tools with 12 reviews. Broadcom Service Virtualization is rated 8.2, while Tricentis Tosca is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of Broadcom Service Virtualization writes "Scalable with good recording and creating of virtual services, but it's not stable and there is no support for previous versions". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Tricentis Tosca writes "Having a regression suite that we can run gives us a high level of confidence in the changes we are making". Broadcom Service Virtualization is most compared with Micro Focus Service Virtualization, Parasoft Service Virtualization, SmartBear ServiceV Pro, IBM Rational Test Virtualization Server and SoapUI Pro, whereas Tricentis Tosca is most compared with Micro Focus UFT One, SmartBear TestComplete, Worksoft Certify, Selenium HQ and Tricentis qTest.

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