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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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The most valuable features are tools like IntelliSense and ReSharper.Performance-wise, it is a great tool.The most valuable feature is the in-built support for C# and .NET projects.The most valuable features are the SSIS reports, the deployment models, and the ability to interact with other Microsoft tools.The solution is very stable; there's nothing in relation to stability to complain about.The setup is easy and straightforward.Code testing is the most valuable feature of this solution for developing software.We are satisfied with technical support. Communicating with them is very simple. We also have a lot of online resources to check and to study and to train our team with. The documentation is very clear and readily available.

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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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The integration with Git needs improving because it is a bit disjointed and unpredictable.The pricing of this solution should be lowered.We would like to be able to easily integrate this solution with our continuous integration tools, such as Jenkins.The documents on the Microsoft website are not very useful, and they ought to make it easier to find answers.The database administration could be better; you should be able to choose new tools with the development environment in Visual Studio. It could be easier to use.The data flow can be improved.Enhancing the support for web application testing and load performance would be an improvement.The service right now is far too expensive. You need to pay per user.

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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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I think that the pricing is quite good.For the cloud services option, you buy a subscription per account or per user. This costs around $52 a month per person.

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Top Answer: Complete works perfectly with CUTE. That includes all dialogues, right-click menus, or system dialogues, etc., which are handled well.
Top Answer: I'm not sure if there are licensing costs involved in the solution. We simply bought the product outright and started using it.
Top Answer: 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. Right now, Complete can test only on native… more »
Top Answer: The most valuable features are tools like IntelliSense and ReSharper.
Top Answer: The integration with Git needs improving because it is a bit disjointed and unpredictable. The diagrammatic representation of the database in the entity framework is helpful but it seems to have been… more »
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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 Professional Edition provides an IDE for all supported development languages. As of Visual Studio 2010, the Standard edition was dropped. MSDN support is available as MSDN Essentials or the full MSDN library depending on licensing. It supports XML and XSLT editing, and can create deployment packages that only use ClickOnce and MSI. It includes tools like Server Explorer and integration with Microsoft SQL Server also. Windows Mobile development support was included in Visual Studio 2005 Standard, however, with Visual Studio 2008, it is only available in Professional and higher editions. Windows Phone 7 development support was added to all editions in Visual Studio 2010. Development for Windows Mobile is no longer supported in Visual Studio 2010; it is superseded by Windows Phone 7.
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Cisco, J.P. Morgan, Boeing, McAfee, EMC, Intuit, and Thomson Reuters.Transport for Greater Manchester, Ordina, Bluegarden A/S, CLEAResult, Jet.com, OSIsoft, Australian Taxation Office, BookedOut, Tracasa
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Financial Services Firm11%
Manufacturing Company11%
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Computer Software Company39%
Comms Service Provider8%
Media Company6%
K 12 Educational Company Or School6%
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Media Company8%
Insurance Company7%
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Midsize Enterprise38%
Large Enterprise48%
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Find out what your peers are saying about SmartBear TestComplete vs. Visual Studio Test Professional and other solutions. Updated: September 2020.
437,064 professionals have used our research since 2012.
SmartBear TestComplete is ranked 4th in Functional Testing Tools with 9 reviews while Visual Studio Test Professional is ranked 9th in Functional Testing Tools with 8 reviews. SmartBear TestComplete is rated 8.0, while Visual Studio Test Professional is rated 8.6. 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 Visual Studio Test Professional writes "Good integration between the management data and the test cases". SmartBear TestComplete is most compared with Ranorex Studio, Tricentis Tosca, Katalon Studio, Micro Focus UFT One and Eggplant Functional, whereas Visual Studio Test Professional is most compared with Apache JMeter, TFS, Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional, Katalon Studio and Telerik Test Studio. See our SmartBear TestComplete vs. Visual Studio Test Professional report.

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