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Technical support is very good. I'm very satisfied with the assistance we've received so far.

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The most valuable features are the desktop and mobile modules.The reporting is ready to use and doesn't require any setup.The database checkpoints detect problems which are difficult for a human resource to find.Customer service and technical support responsiveness are high. Everyone is very professional.Complete works perfectly with CUTE. That includes all dialogues, right-click menus, or system dialogues, etc., which are handled well.The solution is great as a record and playback tool. It also has valuable regression testing.The solution helps improve the stability of our product. It also decreases the work of our manual quality assurance engineers.The most valuable feature of this solution is regression testing tools.

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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.

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The licensing costs are a little bit high and should be reduced.The test object repository needs to be improved. The hierarchy and the way we identify the objects in different applications, irrespective of technology, needs adjustments. The located and test objects are not as flexible compared to other commercial tools.Name Mapping feature should be clearer. Whenever I use it, I do not really know what will work and what will not work.Stability issues occurred only when connecting to the SourceSafe. Sometimes, after getting the latest version, the tool hangs and it should be reopened in order to recover.The solution needs to extend the possibilities so that we can test on other operating systems, platforms and publications for Android as well as iOS.The solution needs more training manuals or some form of online forum for learning. It needs more documentation.The solution needs Mac OS support. Right now, the solution has only been developed to accommodate Windows OS.The artificial intelligence needs to be improved.

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The option we chose was around $2,000 USD.The license price for a physical machine is cheap, and for virtual machine, it is very expensive.Our ROI is about $10,000 a year.This is a pay-per-use service that is not expensive, and cost-efficient if you have a small team.TestComplete now have come up with three modules (Web, Desktop & Mobile), so based on the type of product for automation, it is adequate to purchase the required module.

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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.

TestComplete is a powerful and robust automated testing tool for mobileweb and desktop  applications. Quickly and easily create accurate and repeatable tests across multiple devices, platforms and environments – regardless of experience level. It supports multiple languages, modern control sets and integrates with open source frameworks and tools like Selenium, SoapUI and Jenkins.

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Computer Software Company61%
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Find out what your peers are saying about Micro Focus, Microsoft, Tricentis and others in Test Management Tools. Updated: July 2020.
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IBM Rational Performance Tester is ranked 14th in Test Management Tools with 1 review while SmartBear TestComplete is ranked 5th in Test Automation Tools with 9 reviews. IBM Rational Performance Tester is rated 8.0, while SmartBear TestComplete is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of IBM Rational Performance Tester writes "A solution that supports multiple integrations and offers great technical support". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SmartBear TestComplete writes "Easy set up and test creation but the test object repository needs improvement". IBM Rational Performance Tester is most compared with Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional, Apache JMeter, Neotys NeoLoad, IBM Rational Test Workbench and Silk Test, whereas SmartBear TestComplete is most compared with Ranorex Studio, Katalon Studio, Micro Focus UFT One, Tricentis Tosca and Eggplant Functional.

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