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Top Answer: The most valuable feature is the RFT because it allows us to automate manual test cases.
Top Answer: Adding support for uploading a collection of test cases would be a helpful addition. As it is now, we cannot upload a set of test cases, and instead, have to create it manually. Being able to upload… more »
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Overview
IBM Rational Quality Manager is a collaborative hub for business-driven software and systems quality across virtually any platform and type of testing. This software helps teams share information seamlessly, use automation to accelerate project schedules and report on metrics for informed release decisions. Rational Quality Manager helps quality assurance teams collaborate by sharing project information and status updates seamlessly so team members can synchronize teamwork throughout the lifecycle. It helps them automate by reducing labor-intensive activities to accelerate project schedules. In addition, it helps them govern by understanding and reporting on project metrics enabling accurate, reliable and timely release decisions.

Test Asset reusability for performance monitoring
Silk Performer can considerably speed up testing cycles by allowing you to reuse your existing functional tests. Use Silk Test® or Selenium for performance testing and synthetic monitoring purposes as well.

Cloud in
Integrated scalability from the Cloud
Silk Performer load testing enables your applications for 'battle readiness' that can withstand massive, global usage. Easily simulate any size peak-load and avoid costly investments in stress testing hardware and setup.

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Monitor user experience with advanced diagnostics
Detect, isolate, and resolve performance issues with effective end-to-end diagnostics. Design scripts to uncover errors from the user’s perspective and analyze results with easy to read visual reporting.

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A leading web support for load and stress testing
Validate performance of your most complex web applications and efficiently create comprehensive tests that reflect real world conditions and usage patterns.

Comprehensive mobile performance testing
Lower the cost and complexity of testing mobile web and mobile native applications at scale. Silk Performer provides a complete set of profiles for all popular mobile devices, application types, and connection speeds.

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Ehrhardt, Cisco Systems, Anadolu Hayat Emeklilik, CareCore National, ItaÒ BBA, Barr
University of Colorado, Medidata, Monash University
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Computer Software Company28%
Comms Service Provider18%
Manufacturing Company13%
Financial Services Firm8%
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Computer Software Company39%
Comms Service Provider13%
Financial Services Firm9%
Insurance Company8%
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Midsize Enterprise38%
Large Enterprise50%
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IBM Rational Quality Manager is ranked 9th in Load Testing Tools with 3 reviews while Silk Performer is ranked 15th in Load Testing Tools. IBM Rational Quality Manager is rated 7.6, while Silk Performer is rated 0.0. The top reviewer of IBM Rational Quality Manager writes "Has good integration with the other professional tools but usability needs improvement ". On the other hand, IBM Rational Quality Manager is most compared with Micro Focus ALM Quality Center, TestRail by Gurock, Tricentis qTest, TFS and Adaptavist Test Management for Jira, whereas Silk Performer is most compared with Apache JMeter, Micro Focus LoadRunner Enterprise, Neotys NeoLoad and Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional.

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