Compare Silk Test vs. SmartBear TestComplete

Silk Test is ranked 14th in Functional Testing Tools with 5 reviews while SmartBear TestComplete is ranked 4th in Functional Testing Tools with 9 reviews. Silk Test is rated 7.0, while SmartBear TestComplete is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Silk Test writes "An easy to use interface with a recording feature that our business users are happy with". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SmartBear TestComplete writes "Easy set up and test creation but the test object repository needs improvement". Silk Test is most compared with Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional, Micro Focus UFT One, Selenium HQ, Apache JMeter and Katalon Studio, whereas SmartBear TestComplete is most compared with Ranorex Studio, Katalon Studio, Micro Focus UFT One, Tricentis Tosca and Eggplant Functional. See our Silk Test vs. SmartBear TestComplete report.
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Pros
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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The most valuable features are the desktop and mobile modules.The reporting is ready to use and doesn't require any setup.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.Complete works perfectly with CUTE. That includes all dialogues, right-click menus, or system dialogues, etc., which are handled well.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.

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Cons
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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The licensing costs are a little bit high and should be reduced.The test object repository needs to be improved. The hierarchy and the way we identify the objects in different applications, irrespective of technology, needs adjustments. The located and test objects are not as flexible compared to other commercial tools.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 to extend the possibilities so that we can test on other operating systems, platforms and publications for Android as well as iOS.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.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
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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The option we chose was around $2,000 USD.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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Segue, SilkTest, Micro Focus Silk Test
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Overview
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.

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
Krung Thai Computer Services, Quality Kiosk, Mªller, AVG TechnologiesCisco, J.P. Morgan, Boeing, McAfee, EMC, Intuit, and Thomson Reuters.
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company49%
Comms Service Provider12%
Insurance Company6%
Retailer4%
REVIEWERS
Computer Software Company28%
Comms Service Provider11%
Financial Services Firm11%
Manufacturing Company11%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company38%
Comms Service Provider8%
K 12 Educational Company Or School6%
Media Company6%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business15%
Midsize Enterprise23%
Large Enterprise62%
REVIEWERS
Small Business15%
Midsize Enterprise38%
Large Enterprise48%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business10%
Midsize Enterprise32%
Large Enterprise58%
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