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"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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"A single platform for functional testing, load testing security, and service actualization.""It has the ability to combine it with different CI/CD tools.""The most valuable feature of ReadyAPI is that it is user-friendly.""The dashboards are very good and consolidate all of the tests that you are performing with the client.""The interface is ok and they have the ability to re-load tests so that you can reuse them."

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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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"Lacking flexibility of adding more custom verification for security testing.""The performance in some cases needs improvement. Sometimes it requires too many resources.""Performance and memory management both need to be improved because other solutions use less memory for the same amount of data.""If ReadyAPI had more integration with all of the big tools on the market then this would be very useful.""I would like to see a better dashboard for monitoring in the next release of this solution."

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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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"This is a cheap solution when you consider the money that will be saved in testing."

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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: It has the ability to combine it with different CI/CD tools.
Top Answer: This is a cheap solution when you consider the money that will be saved in testing.
Top Answer: The performance in some cases needs improvement. Sometimes it requires too many resources.
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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.

ReadyAPI combines the power of SoapUI Pro, LoadUI Pro, ServiceV, and API Monitoring in AlertSite into a single pane of glass. From functional testing, to performance testing to post-deployment monitoring, SmartBear’s API tools help you to deliver accurate, fast, and secure APIs.

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EdumateHealthcare Data Solutions (HDS)
Top Industries
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Computer Software Company44%
Government12%
Comms Service Provider8%
Healthcare Company8%
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Comms Service Provider12%
Insurance Company7%
K 12 Educational Company Or School5%
Find out what your peers are saying about IBM Rational Functional Tester vs. ReadyAPI and other solutions. Updated: September 2020.
438,246 professionals have used our research since 2012.
IBM Rational Functional Tester is ranked 22nd in Functional Testing Tools with 2 reviews while ReadyAPI is ranked 12th in Functional Testing Tools with 5 reviews. IBM Rational Functional Tester is rated 7.6, while ReadyAPI is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of IBM Rational Functional Tester writes "Good coverage and compatibility with excellent stability". On the other hand, the top reviewer of ReadyAPI writes " A great single platform for functional testing, load testing security, and service actualization". IBM Rational Functional Tester is most compared with Selenium HQ, Micro Focus UFT One, HCL OneTest, Katalon Studio and SmartBear TestComplete, whereas ReadyAPI is most compared with SoapUI Pro, Apache JMeter, Katalon Studio, BlazeMeter and Tricentis Tosca. See our IBM Rational Functional Tester vs. ReadyAPI report.

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