Compare Parasoft SOAtest vs. SmartBear TestComplete

Parasoft SOAtest is ranked 11th in Functional Testing Tools with 3 reviews while SmartBear TestComplete which is ranked 5th in Functional Testing Tools with 5 reviews. Parasoft SOAtest is rated 9.0, while SmartBear TestComplete is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of Parasoft SOAtest writes "Offers the possibility for continuous testing using the server-side (nightly) batch runs". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SmartBear TestComplete writes "Saves a lot of human resources by running full regression tests prior to each release". Parasoft SOAtest is most compared with SoapUI Pro, SonarQube and Tricentis Tosca, whereas SmartBear TestComplete is most compared with Ranorex Studio, UFT (QTP) and Katalon Studio. See our Parasoft SOAtest vs. SmartBear TestComplete report.
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Pros
They have a feature where they can record traffic and create tests on the report traffic.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.

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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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The product is very slow to start up, and that is a bit of a problem, actually.Reports could be customized and more descriptive according to the user's or company's requirements.

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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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Pricing and Cost Advice
They do have a confusing licensing structure.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.

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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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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.

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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Sample Customers
Lufthansa, Siemens, DirecTV, NZ BankCisco, J.P. Morgan, Boeing, McAfee, EMC, Intuit, and Thomson Reuters.
Top Industries
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Financial Services Firm46%
Government15%
Energy/Utilities Company8%
Transportation Company8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Financial Services Firm28%
Retailer12%
Manufacturing Company12%
Software R&D Company10%
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Software R&D Company13%
Retailer13%
Comms Service Provider13%
Manufacturing Company13%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Financial Services Firm17%
Manufacturing Company17%
Software R&D Company9%
Retailer6%
Company Size
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Small Business22%
Midsize Enterprise11%
Large Enterprise67%
REVIEWERS
Small Business12%
Midsize Enterprise39%
Large Enterprise49%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business11%
Midsize Enterprise28%
Large Enterprise61%
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