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"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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"If you use the PowerBuilder application, do choose AscentialTest without thinking twice.""The most valuable feature of AscentialTest for us is that it fully supports PowerBuilder.""It’s been really easy to automate the same application TestComplete struggled with. I have been able to automate two of our key applications in just a few months. I haven’t even taken their training."

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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.""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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"I would like to see an improvement in the User Interface.""Classes are not as object-oriented as I would like, but I am a programmer and not QA so I expect a lot.""The only thing I can't wait for is for Zeenyx to add automating Mobile apps."

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"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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"Once it starts generating ROI, which for us took between three and six months, one will not even think about the investment."

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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.
AscentialTest™ by Zeenyx Software is an enterprise level Test Management System that encompasses Test Planning, Development, Data Management, Execution and Defect Tracking for applications running on Windows, the web, java, dotNet, terminals and PowerBuilder. This “next generation” testing solution allows users to build robust automated and manual tests from reusable components created by its powerful object recognition engine without recording or scripting. Our patented ‘snapshot’ technology generates graphical representations of the application under test which allows users to build ‘Steps’ by dragging and dropping objects in a visual test editor. Reusable Steps are combined to form a multitude of automated and manual tests that are easy to create and maintain. With AscentialTest, companies realize a dramatic reduction in test creation and maintenance times, resulting in increased productivity and lower costs.
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andagon, Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon
TJX Companies, Nuance Communications, Ericsson Inc., Transatlantic Reinsurance Company, Accenture, Nutrition Coordinating Center, Univ. of MN, iConectiv, Fortress Software, and LMP Corp.
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Computer Software Company44%
Comms Service Provider16%
Government9%
Educational Organization5%
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Computer Software Company25%
Comms Service Provider24%
Retailer10%
Construction Company8%
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Small Business24%
Midsize Enterprise35%
Large Enterprise41%
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Small Business36%
Midsize Enterprise27%
Large Enterprise36%
Find out what your peers are saying about IBM Rational Performance Tester vs. Zeenyx AscentialTest and other solutions. Updated: May 2021.
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IBM Rational Performance Tester is ranked 16th in Test Management Tools with 2 reviews while Zeenyx AscentialTest is ranked 5th in Test Management Tools with 5 reviews. IBM Rational Performance Tester is rated 8.0, while Zeenyx AscentialTest is rated 9.6. 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 Zeenyx AscentialTest writes "Our university students who enter our tests have found it easy to master with minimal assistance, but classes could be more object-oriented". IBM Rational Performance Tester is most compared with Apache JMeter, Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional, Neotys NeoLoad, IBM Rational Test Workbench and Selenium HQ, whereas Zeenyx AscentialTest is most compared with Selenium HQ, SmartBear TestComplete and Tricentis Tosca. See our IBM Rational Performance Tester vs. Zeenyx AscentialTest report.

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