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Find out what your peers are saying about IBM Rational Functional Tester vs. Micro Focus UFT Developer and other solutions. Updated: September 2021.
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Pros
"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 of the solution is the number of plugins for object recognition. The predefined libraries allow us to automate tasks.""The recording feature is quite good as it helps us to find out how things are working.""The most valuable feature is the automation of test cases.""The most valuable feature is the Object Model, where you can directly pull up the object as a global or a local.""The most valuable feature is stability.""The cost is the most important factor in this tool.""The most valuable features are the object repository.""This tool is really good. We don't need to write any code, but it writes the code itself, only record and play. And it is simple, and it is not heavy; I mean, it doesn't have a large footprint, and it works well for us."

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Cons
"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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"UFT is like a flagship of testing tools, but it's too expensive and people are not using it so much. They should work on their pricing to make themselves more competitive.""The product has shown no development over the past 10 or 15 years.""The support from Micro Focus needs a lot of improvement.""It would be improved by adding a drag-and-drop interface to help alleviate the coding.""Easier connectivity and integration with SAP would be helpful.""In the next release, I would like to see the connectivity improved to be less complex and more stable.""In the next release, I would like to see integration with different cloud-based tools such as Azure.""With Smart Bear products generally, you can have only one instance of the tool running on a machine."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"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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"The pricing is quite high compared to the competition.""The cost of this solution is a little bit high and we are considering moving to another solution.""When we compare in the market with other tools that have similar features, it may be a little bit extra, but the cost is ten times less.""It is cheap, but if you take the enterprise license, it is valid for both software items.""The licensing is very expensive, so often, we don't have enough VMs to run all of our tests.""Its cost is a bit high. From the licensing perspective, I am using a concurrent license. It is not a seed license. It is something that I can use in our network. It can also be used by other users."

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Questions from the Community
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 positioning the tool. They need to do a complete revamp so that even a… more »
Top Answer: We provide this solution and others like it to our customers. We have implemented IBM Rational Functional Tester for at least 10 to 15 customers between banking and telecom.
Top Answer: Integrates well with other products.
Top Answer: The issue with all the integration is that it can become very costly and expensive and we'd like to be able to recommend one single tool that will do it all.
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Also Known As
Rational Functional Tester
UFT Pro (LeanFT), Micro Focus UFT Pro (LeanFT), LeanFT, HPE LeanFT
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Overview
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.

Micro Focus UFT Pro (LeanFT) is a powerful yet lightweight functional test automation solution, that supports a wide range of AUT technologies. Targeted to technical test automation engineers and developers/testers in Agile teams, Micro Focus UFT Pro (LeanFT) is fully embedded in standard IDEs and integrates naturally with the Dev and QA ecosystems.

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Sample Customers
Edumate
Walmart, Hitachi, American Airlines, PepsiCo, AT&T, Ericsson, United Airlines
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company25%
Comms Service Provider17%
Government10%
Healthcare Company7%
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm18%
Comms Service Provider14%
Healthcare Company9%
Computer Software Company9%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company31%
Financial Services Firm14%
Comms Service Provider9%
Insurance Company7%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business13%
Midsize Enterprise38%
Large Enterprise50%
REVIEWERS
Small Business3%
Midsize Enterprise21%
Large Enterprise76%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business9%
Midsize Enterprise3%
Large Enterprise88%
Find out what your peers are saying about IBM Rational Functional Tester vs. Micro Focus UFT Developer and other solutions. Updated: September 2021.
536,548 professionals have used our research since 2012.

IBM Rational Functional Tester is ranked 25th in Functional Testing Tools with 3 reviews while Micro Focus UFT Developer is ranked 9th in Functional Testing Tools with 12 reviews. IBM Rational Functional Tester is rated 6.6, while Micro Focus UFT Developer is rated 7.0. The top reviewer of IBM Rational Functional Tester writes "Good coverage and compatibility with excellent stability". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Micro Focus UFT Developer writes "Great features with good stability and an easy initial setup". IBM Rational Functional Tester is most compared with Selenium HQ, HCL OneTest, Micro Focus UFT One, Katalon Studio and SoapUI Pro, whereas Micro Focus UFT Developer is most compared with Micro Focus UFT One, Tricentis Tosca, Selenium HQ, Visual Studio Test Professional and Katalon Studio. See our IBM Rational Functional Tester vs. Micro Focus UFT Developer report.

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