Parasoft SOAtest vs. Ranorex Studio

As of February 2019, Parasoft SOAtest is ranked 7th in Functional Testing Tools with 11 reviews vs Ranorex Studio which is ranked 11th in Functional Testing Tools with 2 reviews. The top reviewer of Parasoft SOAtest writes "We use the product to test the interfaces of back-end services, simulating different points of sale". 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". Parasoft SOAtest is most compared with SoapUI Pro, Tricentis Tosca and SonarQube. Ranorex Studio is most compared with SmartBear TestComplete, Katalon Studio and UFT (QTP). See our Parasoft SOAtest vs. Ranorex Studio report.
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Pros
Parasoft SOAtest has improved the quality of our automated web services, which can be easily implemented through service chaining and service virtualization.We can automate our scenarios in a data driven format, which shows there is no rework on scripts. We only need to update the test data and run for a number of scenarios.If you want something that’s not provided out of the box, then you can write it yourself and integrate it with SOAtest.Automatic testing is the most valuable feature.The testing time is shortened because we generate test data automatically with SOAtest.Every imaginable source in the entire world of information technology can be accessed and used.We do a lot of web services testing and REST services testing. That is the focus of this product.Generating new messages, based on the existing .EDN and .XML messages, is a crucial part or the testing project that I’m currently in.

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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
Reports could be customized and more descriptive according to the user's or company's requirements.Reporting facilities can be better.Compatibility with HTTP 1.1 and TLS 1.2 needs to be improved.During the process of working with SOAtest and building test cases, the .TST files will grow. A negative side effect is that saving your changes takes more time.Enabling/disabling an optional element of an XML request is only possible if a data source (e.g., Excel sheet) is connected to the test. Otherwise, the option is not available at all in the drop-down menu.The feedback that we received from the DevOps of our organization was that the tool was a little heavy from the transformation perspective.Parasoft SOAtest has an internal refresh function where you can refresh the software to show the changes you’ve made in your projects. Unfortunately this function does not work properly, because it often does not show the changes after you’ve hit te refresh button a few times.

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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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We are completed satisfied with Parasoft SOAtest. The ROI is more than 95%.The license price is a little expensive, but it provides a better outcome in terms of the end-to-end automation process.It is an expensive product, so think carefully about whether it fits your purposes and is the right tool for you.I think it would be a great step to decrease the price of the licenses.The cost of Parasoft seems to have gotten higher with a projection that wasn't really stipulated for our company. They've done a tremendous job at negotiating those deals.From what I understand, Parasoft SOAtest isn't the cheapest option. But it has a lot to offer.

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Overview
Parasoft SOAtest is widely recognized as the leading enterprise-grade solution for API testing and API integrity. Thoroughly test composite applications with robust support for REST and web services, plus an industry-leading 120+ protocols/message types.

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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Lufthansa, Siemens, DirecTV, NZ BankSiemens, TomTom, Adidas, Canon, Lufthansa, Roche, Cisco, Philipps, Dell, Motorola, Toshiba, Citrix, Ericsson, sage, Continental, IBM, Credit Suisse, Vodafone
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Financial Services Firm46%
Government15%
Energy/Utilities Company8%
Transportation Company8%
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Financial Services Firm26%
Government13%
Retailer10%
Manufacturing Company9%
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Software R&D Company31%
Financial Services Firm15%
Manufacturing Company15%
Insurance Company8%
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Manufacturing Company20%
Software R&D Company20%
Financial Services Firm20%
Healthcare Company7%
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Small Business19%
Midsize Enterprise12%
Large Enterprise69%
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Small Business20%
Midsize Enterprise37%
Large Enterprise43%
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Small Business4%
Midsize Enterprise25%
Large Enterprise71%
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