Compare SmartBear TestComplete vs. TFS

SmartBear TestComplete is ranked 5th in Test Management Tools with 6 reviews while TFS is ranked 2nd in Test Management Tools with 8 reviews. SmartBear TestComplete is rated 8.6, while TFS is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of SmartBear TestComplete writes "Good regressions tool, SoapUI tools, and cross-browser capabilities". On the other hand, the top reviewer of TFS writes "Facilitates team collaboration and integrates well with other tools". SmartBear TestComplete is most compared with Ranorex Studio, UFT (QTP) and Katalon Studio, whereas TFS is most compared with JIRA, Microsoft Azure DevOps and Micro Focus ALM. See our SmartBear TestComplete vs. TFS report.
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Pros
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.The most valuable feature is the integration with Azure DevOps.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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This solution enables us to link all items usefully, in the way we use Agile.I like the build management features and the integration with Jenkins and many other tools.I like the Kanban board. It is very useful in terms of seeing who is working on what and what the current status of work is.It's an integrated system that includes all the information that we need to deliver our products smoothly and to track the progress of each piece of code.From the project management perspective, the tool is efficiently managing teams by giving management information, such as reports, graphs, velocity, capacity, etc.The biggest value-add is the solution integrates well with most Microsoft products.Build definitions and releases within the product. allow us to put our latest applications in the field.It has great functionality: work items, backlogs, source code, build releases, and it's easy to use.

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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.What is currently missing from this solution is better support for mobile testing.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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The test management interface is not very handy.One of the areas that could be improved is to have an effective full lifecycle management.In the next release, I would like them to include integration for various projects, similar to what JIRA has, and they could create this feature on the dashboard.The dashboard needs more enhancements.More options could be provided from the perspective of requirements management, which would help product owners to use the tool effectively.Since it is Microsoft, it is technology agnostic, thus it does not really fit into various different technologies in the organization.We are also using Microsoft Teams. The two products function separately. There is not enough collaboration between Microsoft Teams and TFS.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
This is a pay-per-use service that is not expensive, and cost-efficient if you have a small team.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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It is pretty expensive compared to other project management tools.

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8.1
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Overview

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.

Visual Studio Team Foundation Server (TFS) is the collaboration platform at the core of Microsoft's application lifecycle management (ALM) solution. TFS supports agile development practices, multiple IDEs and platforms locally or in the cloud and gives you the tools you need to effectively manage software development projects throughout the IT lifecycle.
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Sample Customers
Cisco, J.P. Morgan, Boeing, McAfee, EMC, Intuit, and Thomson Reuters.Vendex KBB IT Services, Info Support, Fujitsu Consulting, TCSC, Airways New Zealand, HP
Top Industries
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Software R&D Company18%
Manufacturing Company12%
Financial Services Firm12%
Retailer12%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company30%
Financial Services Firm10%
Manufacturing Company10%
Insurance Company6%
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Financial Services Firm43%
Manufacturing Company13%
Software R&D Company13%
Retailer9%
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Software R&D Company27%
Financial Services Firm11%
Manufacturing Company9%
Comms Service Provider9%
Company Size
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Small Business13%
Midsize Enterprise38%
Large Enterprise49%
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Small Business13%
Midsize Enterprise33%
Large Enterprise54%
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Small Business13%
Midsize Enterprise21%
Large Enterprise66%
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Small Business2%
Midsize Enterprise11%
Large Enterprise87%
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