Compare Katalon Studio vs. SmartBear TestComplete

Katalon Studio is ranked 7th in Functional Testing Tools with 9 reviews while SmartBear TestComplete is ranked 3rd in Functional Testing Tools with 7 reviews. Katalon Studio is rated 8.8, while SmartBear TestComplete is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Katalon Studio writes "Powerful yet easy-to-use and focuses on the end-user as well as interface testing". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SmartBear TestComplete writes "Works perfectly with the CUTE application and great for Windows OS, but not other operating systems". Katalon Studio is most compared with Ranorex Studio, SmartBear TestComplete and Tricentis Tosca, whereas SmartBear TestComplete is most compared with Ranorex Studio, Micro Focus UFT One and Katalon Studio. See our Katalon Studio vs. SmartBear TestComplete report.
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This is a product that is well ahead of its immediate competition in features and functionality.The basic framework and project organization is very good.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.

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Complete works perfectly with CUTE. That includes all dialogues, right-click menus, or system dialogues, etc., which are handled well.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.The solution is great as a record and playback tool. It also has valuable regression testing.The solution helps improve the stability of our product. It also decreases the work of our manual quality assurance engineers.The most valuable feature of this solution is regression testing tools.The most valuable feature is the integration with Azure DevOps.Test items, project variables helps in managing automation suite and scheduling execution.

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They need to work on documentation to make it more centralized and easier to find what you are looking for.We have had some issues when it comes to stability, which is something that needs to be improved.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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The solution needs to extend the possibilities so that we can test on other operating systems, platforms and publications for Android as well as iOS.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.The solution needs more training manuals or some form of online forum for learning. It needs more documentation.The solution needs Mac OS support. Right now, the solution has only been developed to accommodate Windows OS.The artificial intelligence needs to be improved.What is currently missing from this solution is better support for mobile testing.Increased performance with less memory and CPU usage.

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There is a free version of the tool to use and support is available through the community forums, but there is a licensed version as well.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.This is a pay-per-use service that is not expensive, and cost-efficient if you have a small team.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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