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

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"The most valuable feature is stability.""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 the automation of test cases.""The recording feature is quite good as it helps us to find out how things are working.""The most valuable feature of the solution is the number of plugins for object recognition. The predefined libraries allow us to automate tasks.""The most valuable feature for me is the number of protocols that can be tested. It not only tests Web, but also SAP, Siebel, .Net, and even pdf.""One of the important features, which speeds up the automation testing development with LeanFT, is its object repository functions. Object identification are the most time-consuming aspect of building automation tests. LeanFT gives that out of the box. It helps you identify the objects and after that, once you got the object in place, then it's just about building the test scripts. So it reduces your development time significantly.""It is a product that can meet regulations of the banking industry."

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Cons
"If the solution is running on Linux, there are some issues around application compatibility.""As many of our products are moving from PC to mobile, the most important thing that this solution needs is mobile app support."

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"Easier connectivity and integration with SAP would be helpful.""It would be improved by adding a drag-and-drop interface to help alleviate the coding.""The support from Micro Focus needs a lot of improvement.""The product has shown no development over the past 10 or 15 years.""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.""It's now too heavy and they should be making it faster. We do an attempt at automatic regression testing. We schedule a test to start at a certain time. It takes a lot of time to download the resources and start UFT. Competitors in this area have tools that start faster and run the test faster. For example, if the test at our side will take 10 minutes, another tool will do that in one minute.""The parallel execution of the tests needs improvement. When we are running tests in LeanFT, there are some limitations in terms of running the same tests simultaneously across different browsers. If I'm running a test, let's say to log in, I should be able to execute it through IE, through Microsoft Edge, through Chrome, through Mozilla, etc. This capability doesn't exist in LeanFT. Parallel execution of the test cases across different browsers need to be added.""It is unstable, expensive, inflexible, and has poor support."

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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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"The cost of this solution is a little bit high and we are considering moving to another solution.""The pricing is quite high compared to the competition.""It is quite expensive and is priced per seat or in concurrent (or floating) licenses over a period of months."

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Top Answer: It is compatible with all sorts of Dark Net applications. Its coverage is very good.
Top Answer: 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… more »
Top Answer: If the solution is running on Linux, there are some issues around application compatibility. There needs to be more effort made to make the solution more relevant to the application.
Top Answer: The most valuable feature is stability.
Top Answer: The cost of this solution is a little bit high and we are considering moving to another one.
Top Answer: This is a script-based tool and the usability needs to be improved. Easier connectivity and integration with SAP would be helpful. In the future, I would like to see module-based tests instead of… more »
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Rational Functional TesterUFT 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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EdumateWalmart, Hitachi, American Airlines, PepsiCo, AT&T, Ericsson, United Airlines
Top Industries
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Computer Software Company45%
Government12%
Comms Service Provider8%
Healthcare Company8%
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Financial Services Firm19%
Comms Service Provider13%
Healthcare Company13%
Insurance Company13%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company55%
Comms Service Provider14%
Media Company5%
Government4%
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Small Business14%
Midsize Enterprise43%
Large Enterprise43%
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Small Business4%
Midsize Enterprise16%
Large Enterprise80%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business2%
Midsize Enterprise6%
Large Enterprise92%
Find out what your peers are saying about IBM Rational Functional Tester vs. Micro Focus UFT Developer and other solutions. Updated: September 2020.
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IBM Rational Functional Tester is ranked 22nd in Functional Testing Tools with 2 reviews while Micro Focus UFT Developer is ranked 13th in Functional Testing Tools with 8 reviews. IBM Rational Functional Tester is rated 7.6, while Micro Focus UFT Developer is rated 6.6. 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 "Helps to determine problem areas but it has many problems and limitations ". IBM Rational Functional Tester is most compared with Selenium HQ, Micro Focus UFT One, HCL OneTest, Katalon Studio and Silk Test, whereas Micro Focus UFT Developer is most compared with Micro Focus UFT One, Selenium HQ, Tricentis Tosca, Sauce Labs and Visual Studio Test Professional. See our IBM Rational Functional Tester vs. Micro Focus UFT Developer report.

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