Compare SmartBear TestComplete vs. Zeenyx AscentialTest

SmartBear TestComplete is ranked 6th in Functional Testing Tools with 14 reviews while Zeenyx AscentialTest which is ranked 13th in Functional Testing Tools with 4 reviews. SmartBear TestComplete is rated 7.8, while Zeenyx AscentialTest is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of SmartBear TestComplete writes "Allows us to test both desktop and web applications". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Zeenyx AscentialTest writes "Our university students who enter our tests have found it easy to master with minimal assistance, but classes could be more object-oriented". SmartBear TestComplete is most compared with Ranorex Studio, UFT (QTP) and Katalon Studio, whereas Zeenyx AscentialTest is most compared with SmartBear TestComplete, Selenium HQ and UFT (QTP). See our SmartBear TestComplete vs. Zeenyx AscentialTest report.
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Pros
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.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.

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If you use the PowerBuilder application, do choose AscentialTest without thinking twice.The most valuable feature of AscentialTest for us is that it fully supports PowerBuilder.

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Cons
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.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.

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I would like to see an improvement in the User Interface.Classes are not as object-oriented as I would like, but I am a programmer and not QA so I expect a lot.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
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.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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Once it starts generating ROI, which for us took between three and six months, one will not even think about the investment.

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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.

AscentialTest™ by Zeenyx Software is an enterprise level Test Management System that encompasses Test Planning, Development, Data Management, Execution and Defect Tracking for applications running on Windows, the web, java, dotNet, terminals and PowerBuilder. This “next generation” testing solution allows users to build robust automated and manual tests from reusable components created by its powerful object recognition engine without recording or scripting. Our patented ‘snapshot’ technology generates graphical representations of the application under test which allows users to build ‘Steps’ by dragging and dropping objects in a visual test editor. Reusable Steps are combined to form a multitude of automated and manual tests that are easy to create and maintain. With AscentialTest, companies realize a dramatic reduction in test creation and maintenance times, resulting in increased productivity and lower costs.
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Sample Customers
Cisco, J.P. Morgan, Boeing, McAfee, EMC, Intuit, and Thomson Reuters.TJX Companies, Nuance Communications, Ericsson Inc., Transatlantic Reinsurance Company, Accenture, Nutrition Coordinating Center, Univ. of MN, iConectiv, Fortress Software, and LMP Corp.
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Retailer13%
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Software R&D Company13%
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