Compare SmartBear TestComplete vs. TFS

SmartBear TestComplete is ranked 5th in Test Automation Tools with 9 reviews while TFS is ranked 2nd in Test Management Tools with 9 reviews. SmartBear TestComplete is rated 8.0, while TFS is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of SmartBear TestComplete writes "Easy set up and test creation but the test object repository needs improvement". On the other hand, the top reviewer of TFS writes "Nice dashboard, good task-selection capability, and the option to save pages as favorites is helpful". SmartBear TestComplete is most compared with Ranorex Studio, Katalon Studio, Micro Focus UFT One, Tricentis Tosca and Eggplant Functional, whereas TFS is most compared with Microsoft Azure DevOps, Jira, Micro Focus ALM Quality Center, Rally Software and TestRail by Gurock. See our SmartBear TestComplete vs. TFS report.
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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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Good branching and labelling features.The most valuable feature is the backlog.The interface is easy to navigate.The most valuable features are the dashboard and task-selection capability.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.

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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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Integration from Visual Studio could be improved.The program and portfolio planning facility can be improved.I would like to see the reporting features expanded so that I can see details on the users connected to all of the projects.The interface can be improved and made more user-friendly.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.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
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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TFS is more competitively priced than some other solutions.The pricing is reasonable at this time.

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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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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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Computer Software Company28%
Comms Service Provider11%
Financial Services Firm11%
Manufacturing Company11%
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Computer Software Company38%
Comms Service Provider8%
K 12 Educational Company Or School6%
Media Company6%
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Financial Services Firm41%
Manufacturing Company15%
Computer Software Company15%
Retailer7%
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Computer Software Company36%
Comms Service Provider14%
Government6%
Insurance Company6%
Company Size
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Small Business15%
Midsize Enterprise38%
Large Enterprise48%
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Small Business10%
Midsize Enterprise32%
Large Enterprise58%
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Small Business13%
Midsize Enterprise21%
Large Enterprise66%
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Midsize Enterprise6%
Large Enterprise94%
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