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"This product is better oriented to large, enterprise-oriented organizations.""The solution is a very user-friendly tool, especially when you compare it to a competitor like BlazeMeter.""This is a product that has a lot of capabilities and is the most mature tool of its kind in the market.""The most valuable part of the product is the way you can scale the basic testing easily.""Micro Focus LoadRunner Enterprise Is very user-friendly.""I think the number one feature everybody likes is the capability to easily generate virtual users as well as the reporting."

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"We are satisfied with technical support. Communicating with them is very simple. We also have a lot of online resources to check and to study and to train our team with. The documentation is very clear and readily available.""Code testing is the most valuable feature of this solution for developing software.""The setup is easy and straightforward.""The solution is very stable; there's nothing in relation to stability to complain about.""The most valuable features are the SSIS reports, the deployment models, and the ability to interact with other Microsoft tools.""The most valuable feature is the in-built support for C# and .NET projects.""Performance-wise, it is a great tool.""The most valuable features are tools like IntelliSense and ReSharper."

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Cons
"While the stability is generally good, there are a few strange issues that crop up unexpectedly which affect consistent use of the product.""The solution is a very expensive tool when compared with other tools.""The TruClient protocol works well but it takes a lot of memory to run those tests, which is something that can be improved.""Third-party product integrations could be a little more slickly handled.""The reporting has room for improvement.""It's not that popular on the cloud."

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"The service right now is far too expensive. You need to pay per user.""Enhancing the support for web application testing and load performance would be an improvement.""The data flow can be improved.""The database administration could be better; you should be able to choose new tools with the development environment in Visual Studio. It could be easier to use.""The documents on the Microsoft website are not very useful, and they ought to make it easier to find answers.""We would like to be able to easily integrate this solution with our continuous integration tools, such as Jenkins.""The pricing of this solution should be lowered.""The integration with Git needs improving because it is a bit disjointed and unpredictable."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"It is a bit expensive, especially for smaller organizations, but over-all it can save you money.""The price is okay. You're able to buy it, as opposed to paying for a full year.""They have a much more practical pricing model now."

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"For the cloud services option, you buy a subscription per account or per user. This costs around $52 a month per person.""I think that the pricing is quite good.""The pricing is expensive."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: I think the number one feature everybody likes is the capability to easily generate virtual users as well as the reporting.
Top Answer: The price is okay. You're able to buy it, as opposed to paying for a full year. You can just on-demand purchase it for your users for a day or two, which is nice in an MSP business like mine. If I… more »
Top Answer: I think LoadRunner is still getting into grips with me — maybe, I've not used it that much. It's not that popular on the cloud. Also, we have not tried this on mobile platforms with mobile virtual… more »
Top Answer: The stability has always been very good.
Top Answer: We aren't bothered by the pricing of the solution at all due to the fact that it provides us with a lot of great tools. The pricing is high, however, it's a single tool that allows you to do a lot of… more »
Top Answer: In Visual Studio we still don't have anything which can pinpoint memory leaks on a certain code line. It gives me memory analysis, however, it's not taking me to the code lines. That's what I was… more »
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Also Known As
Performance Center, Micro Focus Performance Center, HPE Performance Center
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Overview

Micro Focus Performance Center is a global cross-enterprise performance testing tool which enables you to manage multiple, concurrent performance testing projects across different geographic locations without any need to travel between the locations. Performance Center administers all your internal performance testing needs. With Performance Center, you manage all aspects of large-scale performance testing projects, including resource allocation and scheduling, from a centralized location accessible through the Web. Performance Center helps streamline the testing process, reduce resource costs, and increase operating efficiency.

Visual Studio Professional Edition provides an IDE for all supported development languages. As of Visual Studio 2010, the Standard edition was dropped. MSDN support is available as MSDN Essentials or the full MSDN library depending on licensing. It supports XML and XSLT editing, and can create deployment packages that only use ClickOnce and MSI. It includes tools like Server Explorer and integration with Microsoft SQL Server also. Windows Mobile development support was included in Visual Studio 2005 Standard, however, with Visual Studio 2008, it is only available in Professional and higher editions. Windows Phone 7 development support was added to all editions in Visual Studio 2010. Development for Windows Mobile is no longer supported in Visual Studio 2010; it is superseded by Windows Phone 7.
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Sample Customers
Hexaware, British Sky Broadcasting, JetBlue
Transport for Greater Manchester, Ordina, Bluegarden A/S, CLEAResult, Jet.com, OSIsoft, Australian Taxation Office, BookedOut, Tracasa
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Financial Services Firm24%
Computer Software Company18%
Insurance Company15%
Retailer15%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company39%
Comms Service Provider13%
Financial Services Firm11%
Insurance Company7%
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Computer Software Company40%
Manufacturing Company20%
Transportation Company10%
Healthcare Company10%
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Computer Software Company29%
Comms Service Provider25%
Financial Services Firm9%
Government5%
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Small Business12%
Midsize Enterprise10%
Large Enterprise78%
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Small Business13%
Midsize Enterprise13%
Large Enterprise75%
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Micro Focus LoadRunner Enterprise is ranked 5th in Performance Testing Tools with 6 reviews while Visual Studio Test Professional is ranked 8th in Functional Testing Tools with 13 reviews. Micro Focus LoadRunner Enterprise is rated 7.6, while Visual Studio Test Professional is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of Micro Focus LoadRunner Enterprise writes "Tests the performance of our applications and has the ability to share the screen while you are running a test". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Visual Studio Test Professional writes "Good integration between the management data and the test cases". Micro Focus LoadRunner Enterprise is most compared with Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional, Micro Focus LoadRunner Cloud, Apache JMeter, Micro Focus ALM Quality Center and BlazeMeter, whereas Visual Studio Test Professional is most compared with TFS, Apache JMeter, Katalon Studio, Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional and HCL AppScan.

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