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Pros
"Technical support is very good. I'm very satisfied with the assistance we've received so far.""It can support both web applications and mobile applications, and in certain cases, it can also support testing of desktop applications or software-based applications. You can write web applications, mobile applications, and software-based applications."

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"The ability to reuse test cases already used across projects is the most valuable feature of this solution. We don't need to create new ones.""The user-friendly features are the most valuable. For example, migration of requirements and migration of test cases and the creation of traceability. You have various reports that you need. The plug-ins that are available to connect with the other tools.""The reporting functionality helps vendors and technical resources identify bugs and issues that need to be addressed. The simple dashboard-style home page makes training end-user testers simple and straightforward. The actual testing UI is VERY straightforward and very intuitive for the end-users that test the system since very often we pull from business and operational users to help test new systems."

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Cons
"The solution is not easily scalable. If you want to extend the solution, you need to purchase a different kind of license. You also have to work with the IBM team to assist in scaling.""There are some features that Micro Focus LoadRunner provides, but they are not available in IBM Rational Performance Tester. They should include such features. It can also have more reports similar to what HP provides. It might also need some improvement in terms of the tools and support for other technology areas. Certain technologies are not supported by every tool. They need to support all sorts of technologies and platforms on which web applications and mobile applications are built. They need complete support for all sorts of technologies."

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"It should develop integration with JIRA. We have some complexities which caused us not to decide to integrate it with our JIRA, like synchronous data.""Migrating is not very easy. It depends on the organization, how efficient and effective the decision-making process is. The plug-ins should be easier and more integrated rather than the user trying to integrate the tools which are more popular, like Jira et al.""The UI for managing test cases, test sets, test runs could be a little more integrated, currently, these feel disjointed at times and confusing. Also, the test steps page needs to display the test steps closer to the top of the UI so as to not have to scroll down to find."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"It is much cheaper than Micro Focus LoadRunner. We need perpetual licenses. Support is included in the first sale. After that, you need to renew support every year."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: It can support both web applications and mobile applications, and in certain cases, it can also support testing of desktop applications or software-based applications. You can write web applications… more »
Top Answer: There are some features that Micro Focus LoadRunner provides, but they are not available in IBM Rational Performance Tester. They should include such features. It can also have more reports similar to… more »
Top Answer: I strongly recommend this solution to others. They can use IBM Rational Performance Tester without any problems for their web applications, mobile application, or software-based applications. I would… more »
Top Answer: The reporting functionality helps vendors and technical resources identify bugs and issues that need to be addressed. The simple dashboard-style home page makes training end-user testers simple and… more »
Top Answer: The UI for managing test cases, test sets, test runs could be a little more integrated, currently, these feel disjointed at times and confusing. Also, the test steps page needs to display the test… more »
Top Answer: Testing of new applications being deployed in a healthcare environment. SpiraTest is used to help manage our testing process for not only new software implementations but also for checking the… more »
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Rational Performance Tester
SpiraTest, Spira
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Overview
IBM Rational Performance Tester is a performance testing solution that validates the scalability of web and server applications. Rational Performance Tester identifies the presence and cause of system performance bottlenecks and reduces load testing complexity.
SpiraTest is an integrated Requirements and Quality Management solution that manages your project's Requirements, Test Cases, Releases, Defects and Issues in one environment, with complete traceability throughout. After defining your project's requirements, you generate the test cases and test steps that validate the functionality. The test execution modules allows users to run through the tests, logging defects/issues as they go. SpiraTest is Fully Web-Based. Free 30-Day Trial.
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Sample Customers
andagon, Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon
- Morningstar - Deutsch Bank - Sopra Group - Booz Allen & Hamilton - UBS - US Government
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company43%
Comms Service Provider16%
Government10%
Financial Services Firm5%
REVIEWERS
Insurance Company20%
Marketing Services Firm20%
Manufacturing Company10%
Comms Service Provider10%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company32%
Comms Service Provider24%
Government10%
Manufacturing Company6%
Company Size
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Small Business24%
Midsize Enterprise35%
Large Enterprise41%
REVIEWERS
Small Business26%
Midsize Enterprise48%
Large Enterprise26%
Find out what your peers are saying about IBM Rational Performance Tester vs. Inflectra SpiraTest and other solutions. Updated: July 2021.
521,637 professionals have used our research since 2012.

IBM Rational Performance Tester is ranked 16th in Test Management Tools with 2 reviews while Inflectra SpiraTest is ranked 9th in Test Management Tools with 3 reviews. IBM Rational Performance Tester is rated 8.0, while Inflectra SpiraTest is rated 9.4. The top reviewer of IBM Rational Performance Tester writes "Supports web and mobile applications, very scalable, very stable, and wonderful support". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Inflectra SpiraTest writes "User friendly with ease of testing requirements management, migration from other tools and als othe integration with other testing tools". IBM Rational Performance Tester is most compared with Apache JMeter, Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional, Neotys NeoLoad, IBM Rational Test Workbench and Selenium HQ, whereas Inflectra SpiraTest is most compared with Jira, Micro Focus ALM Quality Center, TestRail by Gurock, Micro Focus ALM Octane and Microsoft Azure DevOps. See our IBM Rational Performance Tester vs. Inflectra SpiraTest report.

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