CA Service Virtualization vs. Ranorex Studio

As of July 2019, CA Service Virtualization is ranked 1st in Service Virtualization with 11 reviews vs Ranorex Studio which is ranked 9th in Functional Testing Tools with 2 reviews. The top reviewer of CA Service Virtualization writes "Supports multiple protocols, enables us to virtualize calls to third-party vendors and save". The top reviewer of Ranorex Studio writes "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". CA Service Virtualization is most compared with Parasoft Service Virtualization, Micro Focus Service Virtualization and SmartBear ServiceV Pro. Ranorex Studio is most compared with SmartBear TestComplete, Katalon Studio and UFT (QTP).
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The most valuable features include the capability to use other program languages such as PLSQR, JAVA, .NET.I think the pricing is quite fair because this solution provides a lot of functionalities, and is quite stable.The ability to do parallel development and testing reduces our costs for duplicating environments, improving the productivity of our developers, and bringing products faster to market.It is definitely scalable.We have been using it extensively for the shift left process and testing. It helps us to accelerate and virtualize services and assets that we don't have. It enables to test faster.We have had developers produce code later than we wanted to, but we've had some other stuff that was dependent on that. So what we were able to do was virtualize these assets and then go forward with our developer and not have to wait for these additional services to be available.We are able to quickly scale our requests. We have tested across thousands of requests. We have had no problems so far.You can have a lot of different people with different technologies use the tool, without any programming experience at all, all the way up to people who can program. And then, the more technical that you are, the more programming you have, the more you're able to customize the tool.

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The solutions's regression testing is very important for our company, as is the continuous integration process.Easy integration with CI Tools like Jenkins, TFS, and TeamCity.

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UI should be more user friendly: better usability, more testing oriented.I would rate the tech support a nine out of ten. They need more knowledge about the connectivity to DevOps orchestration.Needs some additional lightweight, portable elements.​From a reporting perspective I think we would like to have a more user-friendly approach.I really want to see more of the "express" kind of model, where you get a little bit for free. I'd love to be able to see you be able to edit and author tests without having to be connected to a licensed server. And then, if you want to go and execute tests, then you go and connect to the server... I think it would unblock people to be able to do a lot more work from home or from remote places, where they can't really connect to the server.We had to implement an external service catalog. We put it in ServiceNow. I would like to see an integrated service catalog.DevTest is pretty massive. It's hard to tell what different parts of it can be used to do different things. They should modulize it more.CA actually releases a new version every year. We had issues with the upgrade prior to the latest one.

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Binding to other sources is very good but the object recognition in .NET desktop applications often doesn't work.Ranorex is used in Windows while other solutions, for example, Katalon Studio, are cross-platform. (But in my opinion, overall, Ranorex is better).When Ranorex is upgraded, the compatibility with other projects, in version control, in-house or on-premise, fails on occasion. However, overall, the stability is good.Other OS Support, Ranorex Spy performance improvement (Especially for Silverlight controls).

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I think the pricing is quite fair because this solution provides a lot of functionalities, and is quite stable.

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Also Known As
ITKO LISA, CA LISA
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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.

Ranorex is a leading software development company that offers innovative test automation software. Ranorex makes testing easy, saves time in the testing process and empowers clients to ensure the highest quality of their products. Its flexible tools and quick ROI make it the ideal choice for companies of virtually any size – and this is why thousands of clients in over 60 countries trust in its excellence.

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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, Siemens, TomTom, Adidas, Canon, Lufthansa, Roche, Cisco, Philipps, Dell, Motorola, Toshiba, Citrix, Ericsson, sage, Continental, IBM, Credit Suisse, Vodafone
Top Industries
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Financial Services Firm25%
Comms Service Provider21%
Manufacturing Company8%
Retailer8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Financial Services Firm62%
Individual & Family Service11%
Insurance Company8%
Comms Service Provider5%
REVIEWERS
Software R&D Company31%
Manufacturing Company15%
Financial Services Firm15%
Comms Service Provider8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Manufacturing Company31%
Financial Services Firm27%
Software R&D Company12%
Non Profit7%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business2%
Midsize Enterprise9%
Large Enterprise89%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business1%
Midsize Enterprise20%
Large Enterprise79%
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Small Business20%
Midsize Enterprise37%
Large Enterprise43%
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