Compare CA Runscope vs. Postman

CA Runscope is ranked 1st in API Monitoring Software with 11 reviews while Postman is ranked 2nd in API Monitoring Software with 2 reviews. CA Runscope is rated 8.8, while Postman is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of CA Runscope writes "Notifications enable us to proactively fix issues before the customer even notices them". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Postman writes "Easy to set up, and the Workspace is very helpful for working from different locations". CA Runscope is most compared with Postman, whereas Postman is most compared with Parasoft SOAtest, Katalon Studio and Apache JMeter.
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It uses JavaScript which is easy.You can run it off the cloud and against different data centers. That's one of the plus points for most people for this product, as opposed to some other solutions.We love the fact that we can have our API tests run on a schedule as often as we need. We also take advantage of being able to set up different environment settings so that we can use the same test in our production, integration, and QA environments, easily. The ability to string together a number of API tests for a test suite is very important to us as well.It is a cloud-based environment for building and executing tests, which allows me to focus on building, running, and reviewing test results.Valuable features include: Being able to add tests as sub-tests in a parent test for regression testing; notifications for tests that pass/fail; being able to customize expected results with assertions; being able to set tests to run daily.This solution has improved our responsiveness to issues in both production and non-production environments. Through integration with Slack, our development and DevOps teams are quickly aware of issues related to new changes deployed to non-production environments, which tightens our feedback loop during testing. Through integration with PagerDuty, our DevOps resources are able to reduce the adverse impact of a given production issue.Tests are per-step configurable with script capabilities and support for token-based authentication using variables. Configurable test frequency and integration with both Slack and PagerDuty for alerting our DevOps team are also important. General use of the dashboard by multiple team members is also valuable.It helps us verify that production deployments do not break the features our customers use.

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The most valuable feature of this solution is Collections.It's user-friendly. Anybody can learn it within five to seven minutes.We are using the automation and performance testing tools.We can test APIs. We know if they are functional or throwing any errors.

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I've noticed, once or twice, when there were some updates pushed by Runscope, at times it didn't refresh the pages. I was running it, there were multiple tests running at the same time, and it didn't update the webpage I was looking at. So I had to refresh it manually. Occasionally, it still happens.the built-in editor for the scripts can be improved a lot. Instead of making such a basic editor, maybe include a little more so it is easier to look at things and debug.Navigation can be a little tricky when changing run environments and switching between test run results and editing the tests. It would be nice if you could switch the environment for all tests in a Bucket to run, rather than having to change each test environment.I would like to see easier integration and display of test results so that the data could be shared via a dashboard within our company. (Some integration is possible, provided you use one of the supported platforms).File upload is a big part of the products that we test. The lack of file upload in Runscope requires us to still use UI (Selenium) automated tests for these scenarios.We would like to be able to select the actual time a test will run automatically. It appears that you can set up the automatic schedule, but the test runs based on the last time it ran and not a time you select. Since we want these tests to run in the middle of the night, it would be nice to be able to select that.It would be nice to be able to generate API documentation.We would like the ability to configure Runscope behavior when a given test has its schedule modified. That is, in a non-production environment, we often need to pause a test (either by removing it from the schedule or adjusting its frequency) and this results in the automatic kick-off of this test in all other environments. We would like the ability to simply pause a test for a specific shared environment without causing additional tests to be started.

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I have display issues in my Windows that need to be fixed.We cannot see transaction times in the product.It should be able to check the records and compare them to the regression testing more on the automation side.

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Pricing is fair.Having the different plans organized by team size, buckets, and requests per billing period works for our needs. Larger companies may need to take a close look at these elements.Runscope pricing is unbeatableThe price for the product is very reasonable for a team of more than four to five members.

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We are currently using the free version, but we have plans to buy a license.It is free.

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