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"Paramterization and correlation are important features.""What we like the most is that it integrates with UC.""It has good protocol coverage.""The most useful aspect of the solution is that it provides agents in different geographic locations.""The reporting mechanism is a valuable feature that generates good reports.""I think that analytics is very good and that the analytics features are very powerful.""I like the user interface. I like the way we can divide our scenarios and can tune them. The integration with the quality center is great. These features are really good.""The load testing, reporting, and scripting features are all valuable features."

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"The major thing it has helped with is to reduce the workload on testing activities.""The statistics that are available are very good.""The scalability of the solution is quite good. You can easily expand the product if you need to.""The feature I like most is the ease of reporting.""The ability to develop scripts in Visual Studio, Visual Studio integration, is the most valuable feature."

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"Licensing costs could be reduced.""I would like to see better-licensing costs.""The product is not stable and reliable in the version we are currently using.""The solution is very costly. The cost is very high, especially considering a lot of other resources are available now and they are less expensive. For a small organization, it is very difficult to sustain the costs involved in having the solution or the related fees""The debugging capability should be improved.""I would like to have better support for adding more users per load generator.""The solution uses a lot of memory and then it dies. It's difficult to work with the solution sometimes when you run a scenario it dies. They need to make the solution lighter somehow.""The solution needs to reduce its pricing. Right now, it's quite expensive."

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"The support for automation with iOS applications can be better.""Everything is very manual. It's up to us to find out exactly what the issues are.""The solution has a lack of compatibility with newer technologies.""The pricing is an issue, the program is very expensive. That is something that can improve.""They should extend some of the functions that are a bit clunky and improve the integration."

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"LoadRunner Professional is an expensive product.""It is competing with other products that may cost significantly less or may be available as open-source. Because of that it is relatively expensive.""The licensing fees are based on the number of users.""I don't know the licensing cost, but I think that you would get a discount for normal usage. I think there are different yearly options for different types of usage. It is not only how many users, but also whether it is shareable or not and other criteria involved in each feature. There are additional fees for the users and hardware linked to the processing."

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"Our licensing fees are on a yearly basis, and while I think that the price is quite reasonable I am not allowed to share those details."

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Top Answer: The reporting mechanism is a valuable feature that generates good reports.
Top Answer: The licensing fees are based on the number of users. There is also a free community edition, but it depends on what protocol you're using and how many users you want. Essentially, the licensing fees… more »
Top Answer: The debugging capability is difficult to use and should be improved. This is one area where some of the other products we use are better.
Top Answer: The statistics that are available are very good.
Top Answer: While we are performance testing the engineering key, we need to come up with load strategies to commence the test. We'll help to monitor the test, and afterward, we'll help to make all the outcomes… more »
Top Answer: I primarily use the solution for performance testing. It can also handle capacity planning on web applications. Silk Test is a tool with which we can simulate the number of users, and with that, ramp… more »
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Also Known As
Micro Focus LoadRunner, HPE LoadRunner, LoadRunnerSegue, SilkTest, Micro Focus Silk Test
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LoadRunner is the Micro Focus industry-standard software solution for application performance and load testing. LoadRunner stresses your entire system to isolate and identify potential client, network, and server bottlenecks, supporting performance testing of new technologies together with your existing, legacy applications.

SilkTest is robust and portable test automation for web, native, and enterprise software applications. Silk Test's portability enables users to test applications more effectively with lower complexity and cost in comparison to other functional testing tools on the market. Silk Test's role based testing enables business stakeholders, QA engineers, and developers to contribute to the whole automation testing process, which drives collaboration and increases the effectiveness of software testing.
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Sample Customers
JetBlue, GOME, Australian Red Cross Blood Service, RMIT University, Virgin MediaKrung Thai Computer Services, Quality Kiosk, Mªller, AVG Technologies
Top Industries
Computer Software Company26%
Financial Services Firm22%
Comms Service Provider13%
Healthcare Company9%
Computer Software Company52%
Comms Service Provider12%
Insurance Company5%
Computer Software Company50%
Comms Service Provider11%
Insurance Company6%
Manufacturing Company4%
Company Size
Small Business21%
Midsize Enterprise12%
Large Enterprise67%
Large Enterprise100%
Small Business15%
Midsize Enterprise23%
Large Enterprise62%
Find out what your peers are saying about Micro Focus, Apache, Neotys and others in Performance Testing Tools. Updated: August 2020.
439,184 professionals have used our research since 2012.
Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional is ranked 1st in Performance Testing Tools with 14 reviews while Silk Test is ranked 14th in Functional Testing Tools with 5 reviews. Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional is rated 7.8, while Silk Test is rated 7.0. The top reviewer of Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional writes "Good synchronization capabilities but pilot processing needs improvement". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Silk Test writes "An easy to use interface with a recording feature that our business users are happy with". Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional is most compared with LoadRunner Cloud, Micro Focus LoadRunner Enterprise, Apache JMeter, Neotys NeoLoad and Selenium HQ, whereas Silk Test is most compared with Micro Focus UFT One, Selenium HQ, Apache JMeter, Tricentis Tosca and Katalon Studio.

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