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"This solution provides for API testing, functional UI testing, performance testing, and service virtualization.""Reporting is pretty good. Its interface is also good. I'm overall pretty happy with the functionality and use of IBM Rational Test Workbench."

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"The solution is script-less, so you don't need IT knowledge to use the solution in an operational way. This is the most valuable feature. It's also only one of two or three tools that can do good automation on SAP, and in my opinion, it's the best of those.""The Model-Based Test Automation is the most valuable feature, where you can create reusable components. Even though we are using a scriptless automation tool, there still needs to be an understanding of how to create reusable components and how to keep refactoring and how to keep regression, the test scripts, at an okay level. We are coupling Tosca with some other risk-based testing tools, as well, but automation is primarily what we're using Tosca for, the scriptless, model-based technology which is driving automation for us.""This solution is easy to use for everybody, including those who are not IT-educated.""Tosca BI is important to make sure that our data integrity is in check and validated; to make sure our data is good. Our data is the number-one important driver for our company, so if that's not good, we have some big problems.""We like the fact that it works across mobile, desktop, web, and APIs. Due to this, the solution has a broad range of applications.""This tool is very easy to use and I think that anyone can come in, having no experience with it, and within four to six months be comfortable with it.""The feature that I have found the most valuable is the recovery and cleanup process. Suppose there is a list of test cases and one test case has failed, it should not impact the other test cases. We can reuse the same test case. We can change the configuration of parameters and then use the test cases on the same thing. So, that's a useful thing. Otherwise, we have to use the cleanup process. Another useful feature is to have our own library files. We can create our objects in the libraries and reuse them. There is no need to create duplicate data for that. They have been giving some enhancements recently which means integration is also there. They've integrated with different software like Jenkins, Bamboo. So, we can also create pipeline points. They have recently given SAP and everything, which is very useful.""It can provide all levels of testing from design to execution to reporting."

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"There are a number of things that they can do to simplify the tools, but the most important thing that they need to do is simplify the installation.""It should have more interfaces. In terms of interfaces or protocols, what you can do with Rational is far limited as compared to other products out there. What it does, it does great, but it only gives you limited types of protocols. It supports between 8 to 15 types of protocols, whereas other test tools give you 20 to 30 types of protocols with which you can do testing and convert to script. It records Javascript-based scripts, and you got to know a little bit of Java to basically be able to edit them, but the level of editing you got to do is very low. I like that, but the ability to edit the script is not as good as Parasoft or LoadRunner, which have C-Script."

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"The solution should work with the Linux platform. Right now, it only runs on Windows.""There have been some setbacks because of upgrades. While Tosca has been around for a while, Tricentis has catered to smaller clients and I don't think they have done such a large, at-scale transition or transformation before or worked with a company like ours, which is doing an enterprise-wide transformation. When we go to their customer advisory-board meetings, upgrades have been an issue. They have been working a lot to make upgrades seamless.""I would like to be able to manage different projects in one repository or have better data exchange between repositories.""The main area where there is room for improvement is how they do upgrades. Going through this current upgrade, we were delayed a month because we are using a third-party tool. It's called Tosca Connect by Tasktop. When this latest upgrade broke that relationship between the two, it took Tricentis a month to come back with a workable solution... Their whole upgrade process needs to be better and cleaner, from an end-user standpoint.""The solution needs to improve its simulation of mobile environments. Right now, that aspect is really lacking.""I would like to see better integration with other testing tools.""It would be of great help if they can fix the loading or performance issues. Sometimes, when I create the test case folder and test cases, it feels like it has loading or performance issues. When passing the objects, we can't sometimes find the exact element. We need to find out that exact location and just give the path for that, and then it works. In the pipeline, when creating Jenkins, we create the list execution for passing the execution list to the commander. I feel it is a bit late, by a fraction of seconds. I first thought it could be my mistake or a setting issue, but I worked on that, and it's not a mistake or a setting issue.""You need to spend much more time learning the tool and how to use it, compared to others."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"The pricing is a little bit on the higher side, although it is really good.""It doesn't really concern me. Licensing is on a yearly basis."

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"We have around 200 [concurrent] licenses and the cost around $1.4 million a year.""I am satisfied with the cost.""My understanding is that it's an expensive product, although I don't know the specifics with regards to pricing.""I would like to see better costing packs. There are several features but USD $11,000 for one license is expensive.""Tricentis Tosca is an expensive solution and there is an annual license required. The whole licensing process is confusing and it could be made easier."

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Top Answer: This solution provides for API testing, functional UI testing, performance testing, and service virtualization.
Top Answer: The pricing is a little bit on the higher side, although it is really good.
Top Answer: There are a number of things that they can do to simplify the tools, but the most important thing that they need to do is simplify the installation. This includes the workbench as well as the other… more »
Top Answer: We do.  We used Tosca when a client was moving their SAP platform from on-prem to in the cloud. The Tosca test scripts were used to establish a baseline performance measure for the on-prem system… more »
Top Answer: The technical support is good, we were satisfied.
Top Answer: Tricentis Tosca is an expensive solution and there is an annual license required. The whole licensing process is confusing and it could be made easier.
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Rational Test Workbench, IBM Rational Performance Tester, IBM Functional Tester, IBM Rational Test Virtualization Server
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Overview
IBM Rational Test Workbench provides a comprehensive test automation solution for mobile applications, regression testing, integration technologies and performance and scalability testing. It helps you build intelligent and interconnected enterprise applications that can be deployed on traditional and cloud infrastructures. With Rational Test Workbench, you can significantly reduce test cycle times, moving integration testing earlier in the development lifecycle.

Tricentis Tosca is a continuous testing platform that uses the industry’s most innovative functional testing technologies. Unlike traditional testing technologies, which are siloed and can allow for integration risks that are likely to derail end-to-end processes, Tricentis Tosca accelerates testing across the enterprise to keep pace with Agile and DevOps and helps enterprise teams to achieve 90%+ test automation rates, thereby enabling them to deliver fast and continuous feedback.

Tosca enables your large enterprise to improve the quality of its applications by equipping you for optimizing, managing, and automating your software testing.

This model-based approach to software test automation enables your organization to achieve high automation rates while at the same time maximizing business risk coverage. Tosca covers all digital initiatives, which includes moving to the cloud, modernizing core business apps, and delivering excellent customer experience.

Tosca also provides market-leading test data provisioning, test case planning and design capabilities, service virtualization, and mobile testing. The solution is fully compatible with other testing solutions and with Application Lifecycle Management products.

Benefits of Tricentis Tosca

Tricentis Tosca optimizes and accelerates the end-to-end testing of your entire digital landscape. Its AI-powered codeless approach accelerates innovation across your enterprise by removing the bottlenecks from testing and the risks from software releases.

Tosca’s functional testing tool covers every kind of testing, including API testing, exploratory testing, mobile testing, regression testing, and system integration testing. It also supports performance testing through integration with NeoLoad.

The key benefits of Tricentis Tosca include:

Acceleration of test automation with AI-powered technology that can track controls on any technology in real time.

The shifting left of testing by automating tests based on mockups and then using those same tests as the app is developed.

Smarter testing with Vision AI that keeps up with changes in your apps, regardless of the underlying platform.

Creation of resilient, stable automation for any technology

Vision AI’s integration with Tosca’s no-code platform makes test automation easy-to-use by business analyst and subject matter experts, regardless of skill level

Reviews from Real Users

IT Central Station users note that Tricentis Tosca is easy to learn, easy to maintain, and easy to automate. One user said that “It is a good tool that enables me to re-automate my scripts and update my scripts as quickly as possible." Another wrote that “The most valuable feature is the UI… The reporting is really nice.”


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Top Industries
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Computer Software Company35%
Comms Service Provider12%
Government9%
Financial Services Firm9%
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Financial Services Firm32%
Insurance Company12%
Healthcare Company8%
Retailer8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company35%
Comms Service Provider13%
Financial Services Firm9%
Insurance Company6%
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Small Business22%
Midsize Enterprise19%
Large Enterprise59%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business19%
Midsize Enterprise16%
Large Enterprise65%
Find out what your peers are saying about IBM Rational Test Workbench vs. Tricentis Tosca and other solutions. Updated: September 2021.
533,638 professionals have used our research since 2012.

IBM Rational Test Workbench is ranked 10th in API Testing Tools with 2 reviews while Tricentis Tosca is ranked 1st in API Testing Tools with 14 reviews. IBM Rational Test Workbench is rated 7.0, while Tricentis Tosca is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of IBM Rational Test Workbench writes "Good reporting and interface, but supports limited types of protocols and requires low-level script editing". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Tricentis Tosca writes "Having a regression suite that we can run gives us a high level of confidence in the changes we are making". IBM Rational Test Workbench is most compared with HCL OneTest, Selenium HQ, IBM Rational Performance Tester and Appium, whereas Tricentis Tosca is most compared with Micro Focus UFT One, Worksoft Certify, Selenium HQ, Tricentis qTest and SmartBear TestComplete. See our IBM Rational Test Workbench vs. Tricentis Tosca report.

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