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"The biggest feature is the fact that it's codeless. It takes away the problem of finding people with the correct programming language, since there are multiple such languages. It saves time in introducing people to the solution because they don't need programming knowledge, they just need to be able to think logically. This makes it vastly usable by more people who are not even acquainted with IT at all.""It does allow for good reusability. When it's designed properly and utilized properly, we can put things in a way that allows for reusability, meaning a lot of reuse of VA01, if they're very similar flows, to keep it simple.""Certify integrates with other tools and it works very well with other machine testing applications.""It's pretty seamless with SAP and Salesforce because they've built in the field definitions and all the things that you need. You literally turn it on and execute your script and it records it. It's very simple. Then you can go back and put in some of the other functions. For example, instead of hard-coding field selections, you put in a data table so you can run it multiple times or with multiple data. It was actually written to work very well with SAP.""Certify's web UI testing abilities for testing of modern applications like SAP Fiori was good when we started and they developed it to be even better. We all know that web applications can change objects in DOM quite fast and it breaks tests. To counter it Certify has made object recognition more flexible and generic, so we don't have any troubles.""The scripting methodology is easy to learn. It is easy to maintain because it is presented in a simple, narrative way. You don't need to know programming." "It has reduced our test maintenance time by more than 50 percent because we don't have to do manual test processes. We have saved over 150 man-hours monthly. It has increased our delivery times. We went from 200 man-hours down (three weeks work time frame) to approximately 40 man-hours (three days work time frame).""The most valuable feature is the ability to automate quickly and to maintain and update scripts.""The decoupling of the test scripts from the data and the application is a nice feature. When you are creating test scripts, for example, for a web application, you have to learn about Worksoft and how the controls of a screen can be interpreted by Worksoft. For that purpose, you create so-called maps. These maps are loosely coupled to your scripts, which means if the application is changed, the control will be changed from an identifier. You don't need to rework the entire script. You only need to do these adjustments in the map, and then you can automatically reuse the scripts. So, it is really a smart move to have the decoupling of scripts, maps, and data."

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"The most valuable feature is the UI component tester.""It is compatible with all sorts of Dark Net applications. Its coverage is very good.""IBM Rational Functional Tester is very contextual."

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"The most valuable feature is the real-time testing, which helps you to test your website on more than two thousand combinations of browsers and operating systems.""This product offers out-of-the-box geolocation testing in automation, which is amazing!""In case something goes wrong at LambdaTest end, the Support team is extremely responsive to analyze any platform-related issues.""Builds that took days to complete with in-house infrastructure were executed in a couple of hours.""The Docker tunnel integration for local testing can be extremely useful to run on multiple instances in parallel.""LambdaTest easily integrates with leading project management, bug tracking, and CI-CD tools like Jira, Asana, Jenkins, Circle CI, and more.""The support docs are precise and you can get started with them easily.""Our test execution time was reduced to 16 mins from five hours when executed in parallel on multiple VMs. This has been extremely helpful!"

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"Performance on the web UI part, especially with some of the more comprehensive Fiori features, like the complex tables that are being used, could be improved. In those cases we have noticed a lot of execution-time increase with regards to the Certify solution.""An area that I would like to see improved is how the permissions are applied. If you're applying permissions groups to a user, one of the options is to delete the group entirely and lose the entire permission group, rather than just deleting the permission from the user, which seems a little silly. In my opinion, that whole module of permissions is very confusing and lends itself to common errors.""Pricing is a bit high and we would like to have the availability of a trail environment for beginners and training would be great to have and easier to expand and use by more and more consultants.""Better automation capability would be helpful.""With the codeless process automation across packaged applications, once in a while, if we get a weird application that's not widely used, it gets a little stickier. First, the software has to learn the fields, so you have to identify all the fields. Once you do that, as long as there isn’t any non-standard code in the application, then it works fine. But there's that one step that you have to do, a step you don't have to do with SAP and Salesforce, for example.""When it comes to mobile testing, we have a small bottleneck there. You have to buy third-party separate licenses if you want to test on a mobile. Business wise we see room for improvement there, although it's that really critical for us.""Worksoft Certify needs a bit of improvement for its web-based processes. It can be difficult because you need to recall the maps, then you still have to add-on for your browser. When you are using the browser-based testing, you cannot even move your mouse or do anything on your system when you are using the web-based testing. Therefore, it needs a bit of improvement on that side. While it does work, it needs improvement. From the SAP side, there is nothing better than Worksoft Certify. However, from the web-based, we are moving towards Fiori. SAP will soon be totally web-based. For Fiori, they need to be great with SAP testing. Thus, Worksoft has to improve the web-based testing part for Certify.""We would like this to be able to be used outside of SAP applications, as it would be good for other types of products."

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"As many of our products are moving from PC to mobile, the most important thing that this solution needs is mobile app support.""If the solution is running on Linux, there are some issues around application compatibility.""They need to do a complete revamp so that even a non-technical person can manage the tool."

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"I would like to see all of the features available in the freemium plan so that I can test them.""Mobile application testing would be helpful for us.""The analytics over the automation dashboard can be more intuitive.""I think Lambdatest is a valuable tool for our team and things that have room for improvement would be mobile app testing, as it can be an important addition to the tool.""It would be nice to have an API for visual regression testing.""Responsive testing UI is a bit cluttered, whereas the LT browser is much better to use.""You cannot perform native-app testing, as they offer simulation for web testing only.""Their smart testing module needs improvement."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"The initial investment is probably a little high. It was a little hard for me to sell, but it was a one-shot deal and that's why it's so high. All we are doing now is paying annual maintenance, which we don't have to do if we don't want upgrades, but we do.""Purchasing and licensing are okay. Go for the perpetual licenses. In that way, you own a license, then you can purchase maintenance and support on top of that, so you don't have to pay every year for it. Even if you don't want it a contract with Worksoft Certify in the future, you will have your own license of it. Then, if your usage is not that much, you can have one or two perpetual licenses. However, if you want to run your processes, you will need more licenses, e.g., using the run-only licenses. They are really cheap compared to the full licensing.""I can only judge based on the situation that we had around six years ago when we did the tool evaluation. Worksoft was not the cheapest, but it provided the value. For 25 concurrent licenses, we paid more than €400,000, so it was not cheap. In the end, if you see how much time you are saving and compare it with others, its price is okay. We had also compared its cost with the licensing costs for HP and Tricentis, and they were at another level. Now, as we have already booked the licenses, we only have to pay an annual maintenance fee, which is 70%, and that is okay."

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"Licensing is good but the prices for the products are expensive. A single-user license may go for something like $10,000 to $30,000. There are no additional costs, and support is included within that price."

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"LambdaTest is on the cloud, offers both free and paid plans which start at $19 USD per month.""This is an affordable product.""The pricing for LambdaTest is affordable, and one of the reasons we implemented it.""It is affordable as compared to similar SaaS solutions.""LambdaTest is priced well, which is why we migrated to it.""It is free to start, which means you can actually see how it works and then take the decision to buy.""It is 60% cheaper and there is no fuss in maintaining the lab, so we have more time to do the testing."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: The most valuable feature is the ability to automate quickly and to maintain and update scripts.
Top Answer: I haven't a bad opinion about the prices, however, when you pay a license is for a month or a year but in my experience… more »
Top Answer: We would like this to be able to be used outside of SAP applications, as it would be good for other types of products.
Top Answer: IBM Rational Functional Tester is very contextual.
Top Answer: RFT needs to think from a contemporary point of view — from the current context. They need to look at the way they're… more »
Top Answer: We provide this solution and others like it to our customers. We have implemented IBM Rational Functional Tester for at… more »
Top Answer: The slow nature of a cloud platform was compensated with parallel testing, and now we are able to finish our testing job… more »
Top Answer: It is free to start, which means you can actually see how it works and then take the decision to buy.
Top Answer: I feel that the automated screenshot testing takes a little longer on MacOS sometimes. Though the stability is good… more »
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Overview
Worksoft is a leading global provider of automation software for high-velocity business process testing and discovery. Enterprises worldwide use Worksoft intelligent automation to innovate faster, lower technology risk, reduce costs, improve quality, and deeply understand their real end-to-end business processes. Global 5000 companies across all industries choose Worksoft for high speed process discovery and functional testing of digital, web, cloud, mobile, big data, and dozens of enterprise applications, including SAP, Oracle, and Salesforce.com.
IBM Rational Functional Tester is an automated functional testing and regression testing tool. This software provides automated testing capabilities for functional, regression, GUI, and data-driven testing. Rational Function Tester supports a range of applications, such as web-based, .Net, Java, Siebel, SAP, terminal emulator-based applications, PowerBuilder, Ajax, Adobe Flex, Dojo Toolkit, GEF, Adobe PDF documents, zSeries, iSeries, and pSeries.

LambdaTest is a cloud-based cross browser testing platform that helps enterprises run web automation tests at scale (through parallel testing).

**Selenium Automation Grid and Cypress CLI on LambdaTest**
You can attain better browser coverage by running tests across 2,000+ different browsers, devices, and operating systems online. LambdaTest provides a secure, scalable, and reliable cloud-based Selenium Grid that helps run Selenium tests at a faster pace.
The Cypress CLI on LambdaTest, helps you expand Cypress test coverage to 40+ browser versions across Windows and macOS platforms.
Along with automation testing, you can also perform manual tests, visual UI tests, and real-time tests.

**LT Browser - Responsive Web Testing**
Additionally, LambdaTest also offers LT browser - a path-breaking developer-oriented tool that helps assess the responsiveness of your website. LT Browser eases the task of mobile testing as responsive tests can run against 50+ different device resolutions.
You can also create custom device (or viewports) and test localhost URL without any extensions (or tunnels).

**Key Features of LambdaTest Platform**
1. Selenium Web Testing Automation.
2. Selenium Grid For Mobile Web-Automation Testing.
3. Run Cypress Tests Across 40+ Browser Versions Of Chrome, Firefox, and Edge.
4. Parallel Testing For Faster Go To Market Launch.
5. Continuous Testing with Continuous Integration Tools (e.g. Jenkins, Circle CI, GitLab CI, etc.).
6. Live Interactive Browser Compatibility Testing.
7. Scroll Sync To Test Two Viewports Simultaneously Using LT Browser App.
8. Faster Automated Screenshot Testing.
9. API For Continuous Testing.

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Healthcare Company8%
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Find out what your peers are saying about IBM Rational Functional Tester vs. LambdaTest and other solutions. Updated: July 2021.
521,637 professionals have used our research since 2012.

IBM Rational Functional Tester is ranked 24th in Functional Testing Tools with 3 reviews while LambdaTest is ranked 5th in Functional Testing Tools with 13 reviews. IBM Rational Functional Tester is rated 6.6, while LambdaTest is rated 9.2. The top reviewer of IBM Rational Functional Tester writes "Good coverage and compatibility with excellent stability". On the other hand, the top reviewer of LambdaTest writes "Reliable, integrates well with other platforms, and is less costly than our previous solution". IBM Rational Functional Tester is most compared with Selenium HQ, HCL OneTest, Micro Focus UFT One, Tricentis Tosca and Eggplant Digital Automation Intelligence, whereas LambdaTest is most compared with BrowserStack, TestProject, CrossBrowserTesting, Sauce Labs and SmartBear TestComplete. See our IBM Rational Functional Tester vs. LambdaTest report.

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