SmartBear TestComplete vs TFS

SmartBear TestComplete is ranked 4th in Test Management Tools with 15 reviews vs TFS which is ranked 3rd in Test Management Tools with 25 reviews. The top reviewer of SmartBear TestComplete writes "Allows us to test both desktop and web applications". The top reviewer of TFS writes "Can Provide A Centralized Place To Store All Source Code And Build Information For Entire Organization". SmartBear TestComplete is most compared with UFT (QTP), Ranorex and Selenium HQ. TFS is most compared with JIRA, Micro Focus ALM and CA Agile Central. See our SmartBear TestComplete vs TFS report.
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Pros
Test items, project variables helps in managing automation suite and scheduling execution.Selenium integration.It's cross platform automation capabilities specially ranging across web, UNIX (via putty), and other systems.The ability to run a whole suite of tests automatically (which we did overnight).TestComplete fits almost perfectly with a large amount of stacks, such as Delphi, C#, Java and web applications.Runs in different remote machines. We have multiple versions of the software being tested.I like the cross browser compatibility. It saves a lot of time re-writing scripts to accommodate different browsers.It allows us to test both desktop and web applications.

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Complete integration with VS IDE and Office tools: This give us a possibility of high-level automation, thus minimizing human error.Version Control: TFS offers both the centralized “TFVC” version control technology as well as the distributed “Git” version control technology.I like its MTM (Microsoft Test Manager) section which gives us options to create various test plans and add test cases into it.The API for managing TFS programmatically is very powerful, you can listen on work items changes by TFS events.Work item management integration with source control.TFS’s test management capability without the expensive licensing has large gaps. Users will be unable to access performance testing and coded UI testing capabilities.

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Cons
Increased performance with less memory and CPU usage.Error handling features in the tool are a little limited.The code editor, though following eclipse-style, is still a work in progress and gives a very poorly formatted code once viewed via other editing tools.We were testing handheld barcode scanners running WindowsCE with many menus of warehouse functions, and our biggest problem was the timing between input and responses.TestComplete gives support to do requests to a SOAP web service but has no support to do HTTP requests on Restful services.Product is not stable enough and it crashes often.The way objects are added and used when utilizing descriptive programming could be improved. It is a little unwieldy, compared to UFT.It is very hard to read the test log generated by TestComplete Executor if the log file is very big. TestComplete Executor is a small tool for just running the TestComplete test framework (not for developing).

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TFS on-premise does not support integration with SharePoint Online.Not all of the functionality, which is exposed by the command line interface (tf.exe) is available in the Visual Studio GUI.TFS and MTM have their own style of working and they are different from other tools like Jira or TestRail, which are simpler and easy to use.Sometimes we feel that it need more CPU, and RAMs on TFS server, either we implemented the hardware with the product minimum requirements.Microsoft should discontinue the use of SharePoint as I don’t really see any value add to TFS, document management features can be included in TFS web portal itself, if required!Access and permissions are confusing when attempting to include basic manual testing functionalities.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
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.Buy modules on demand. If you have a four-person team and they will each automate tests only 25% of the time, it's better to buy a floating licence and share the tool during the work day.The price is less, compared to other products, such as QTP.My advice so far, is that while it’s not quite as powerful and easy to use as UFT, its price tag more than makes up for it.The product is becoming more and more expensive.

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If running TFS on-premise is expensive, maybe you could consider moving to the Cloud and use the Visual Studio Team Services.Use the Microsoft recommended “seat-based” licensing model. This allows a single developer with multiple machines to consume only one client license.TFS is on the higher side, but if you intend to use the tool as a complete ALM tool, it will reduce your costs in the long run.It's just as expensive as HPE ALM, without many of the features, best used for development tool only to avoid higher costs.

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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 CustomersCisco, J.P. Morgan, Boeing, McAfee, EMC, Intuit, and Thomson Reuters.Vendex KBB IT Services, Info Support, Fujitsu Consulting, TCSC, Airways New Zealand, HP
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Software R&D Company
35%
Manufacturing Company
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Financial Services Firm
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Financial Services Firm
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Financial Services Firm
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Manufacturing Company
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Midsize Enterprise
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