Compare Katalon Studio vs. Ranorex Studio

Katalon Studio is ranked 4th in API Testing Tools with 5 reviews while Ranorex Studio which is ranked 9th in Functional Testing Tools with 2 reviews. Katalon Studio is rated 9.8, while Ranorex Studio is rated 9.8. The top reviewer of Katalon Studio writes "It scales well, supporting the execution of large test suites". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Ranorex Studio writes "We've used it for one of our biggest clients to automate Web (Asp .net, Sharepoint and Silverlight applications) and Desktop (Windows and WPF) applications. But tests fail with minimized browsers". Katalon Studio is most compared with Ranorex Studio, Selenium HQ and SmartBear TestComplete, whereas Ranorex Studio is most compared with SmartBear TestComplete, Katalon Studio and UFT (QTP).
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Pros
We are now performing automated testing in 15 minutes, which were previously taking a long time when doing it manually.I personally like the 'Object Spy' feature of this tool. It makes it easy to find an element on the web page.The best feature is the split up between test cases and the test object. This allows us to easily change an error.It provides us daily feedback on the status (failing/working) of the core features of our websites.Video capture on failure is a must have. A picture is worth a thousand words. A video is worth a thousand pictures (literally).

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The solutions's regression testing is very important for our company, as is the continuous integration process.Easy integration with CI Tools like Jenkins, TFS, and TeamCity.

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Cons
It should start working on Silverlight automation.Support options need improvement. It is sometimes hard to find a solution to any given problem, thus you are forced to use another solution.Object Spy is brittle. When I try to capture objects, I have to proceed multiple times before it works.

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Binding to other sources is very good but the object recognition in .NET desktop applications often doesn't work.Ranorex is used in Windows while other solutions, for example, Katalon Studio, are cross-platform. (But in my opinion, overall, Ranorex is better).When Ranorex is upgraded, the compatibility with other projects, in version control, in-house or on-premise, fails on occasion. However, overall, the stability is good.Other OS Support, Ranorex Spy performance improvement (Especially for Silverlight controls).

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Anuj KatariaUser

Katalon Studio is much better as it is open source and based on Selenium. So it gives you the power of designing your customized solutions.

07 August 18
Srividya-NagarajuVendor

In case if its a Web application and also if you are having many freshers in your team, Katalon is the ideal tool. Yes we have couple of challenges when its comes to React js UI automation

08 August 18
Thangavel SundaramReal User

My vote is for Katalon compared with Ranorex. As Katalon is open source and you can do a combination of service and UI testing. The UI looks pretty good (even if its open source). It will be simple and good to use.

10 June 19
Fareed AbConsultant

Katalon isn’t a real competitor in the market being opensource but here is the info which I’ve listed below based on my experience.

· No desktop test support (theoretically through the WinAppDriver)
· Clumsy UX
· Takes a while to get into the tool
· Everything is table based (This is confusing)
· Really long XPaths
· Spy "complicated" (unusable)
· Shadow DOM support
· No remote test execution viewing possibility
· Very few information in the report – mostly just failed/passed
· Limited Integrations
· Generated code is not good
· No "direct" iOS testing from windows – but works through Kobiton devices.

08 August 18
Rajni SinghUser

Ranorex as we are facing challenges in Katalon.

08 August 18
Hwansung KimReal User

I’m sorry but I use TestComplete tool.

I checked the automation tools Katalon, Ranorex and the others.

But there have some problems.

For example, Katalon is useful in web application only.

Ranorex is very cheap but the features are too hard.

TestComplete is a little expensive but the function is good and the usability is excellent.

08 August 18
Brian Le SuerVendor

We're a little biased towards AscentialTest ;-)

07 August 18
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Katalon Studio is a simple and powerful automation solution built by KMS Technology for testers everywhere. The tool provides features comparable to popular commercial solutions while eliminating the hassle of building an automation framework from open sources. Best of all, we are committed to keeping Katalon Studio free.

Ranorex is a leading software development company that offers innovative test automation software. Ranorex makes testing easy, saves time in the testing process and empowers clients to ensure the highest quality of their products. Its flexible tools and quick ROI make it the ideal choice for companies of virtually any size – and this is why thousands of clients in over 60 countries trust in its excellence.

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