Compare Katalon Studio vs. SmartBear TestComplete

Katalon Studio is ranked 7th in Functional Testing Tools with 7 reviews while SmartBear TestComplete is ranked 8th in Functional Testing Tools with 4 reviews. Katalon Studio is rated 9.2, while SmartBear TestComplete is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of Katalon Studio writes "Provides cost-effective functional testing for web-based GUIs". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SmartBear TestComplete writes "Stable and Integrates well with Azure DevOps ". Katalon Studio is most compared with Ranorex Studio, SmartBear TestComplete and UFT (QTP), whereas SmartBear TestComplete is most compared with Ranorex Studio, UFT (QTP) and Katalon Studio.
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This solution is very user-friendly to learn and implement, and less technical knowledge is required to handle automation.The functionality of the data is very good. You can upload and disperse data using the solution.We can write code in Java and it is easy to link to other JARs that we find on the internet, which is very handy.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 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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My recently-updated Katalon studio version hangs a lot and is not a stable version.Katalon doesn't support testing of hybrid applications. It's a limitation.The Object Spy is rather frustrating to work with, so I tend not to use it.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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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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It is freeware software, so start using it.The tool is free to use.This product is freeware, so there is no charge for using it.There is no cost for setup or licensing.

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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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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.

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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Software R&D Company35%
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K 12 Educational Company Or School9%
Financial Services Firm7%
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Retailer13%
Comms Service Provider13%
Manufacturing Company13%
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Software R&D Company26%
Manufacturing Company12%
Financial Services Firm11%
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