Compare IBM Rational Performance Tester vs. SmartBear TestComplete

IBM Rational Performance Tester is ranked 13th in Test Management Tools with 1 review while SmartBear TestComplete is ranked 5th in Test Management Tools with 6 reviews. IBM Rational Performance Tester is rated 8.0, while SmartBear TestComplete is rated 8.6. 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 "Good regressions tool, SoapUI tools, and cross-browser capabilities". IBM Rational Performance Tester is most compared with LoadRunner, Apache JMeter and BlazeMeter, whereas SmartBear TestComplete is most compared with Ranorex Studio, UFT (QTP) and Katalon Studio.
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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 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.The most valuable feature is the integration with Azure DevOps.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.Test items, project variables helps in managing automation suite and scheduling execution.

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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 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.What is currently missing from this solution is better support for mobile testing.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.Increased performance with less memory and CPU usage.

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This is a pay-per-use service that is not expensive, and cost-efficient if you have a small team.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.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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Sample Customers
andagon, Regence BlueCross BlueShield of OregonCisco, J.P. Morgan, Boeing, McAfee, EMC, Intuit, and Thomson Reuters.
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REVIEWERS
Software R&D Company18%
Financial Services Firm12%
Retailer12%
Comms Service Provider12%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company30%
Financial Services Firm10%
Manufacturing Company10%
Insurance Company6%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business19%
Midsize Enterprise38%
Large Enterprise44%
REVIEWERS
Small Business13%
Midsize Enterprise38%
Large Enterprise49%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business13%
Midsize Enterprise32%
Large Enterprise55%
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