Most Helpful Review
It can be handled without any knowledge in parameterisation, especially the TestCaseDesign functionality.
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.
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.
Compared to other tools we have been looking at, you don't have to be a programmer to operate it, though it helps. It also a product that can be used by business people.
We are satisfied with the support of Tricentis.
We have multiple applications, and it supports parallel execution. It has mobile automation.
Multiple scanning engines to automate many different applications.
Object Identification Wizard.
Image recognition: It has allowed us to automate a GUI section of our product which involves drawing different topologies.
Good use in Agile workshops, where the person needs to conceptualize the tests before the developer provides the complete application interface.
The tool can be handled without any knowledge in parameterisation, especially the TestCaseDesign which makes the tool mighty and stable.
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.
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.
Setup wasn't that straightforward; it was more complex. It all depends on the environment, because there were a lot of errors on our applications. Therefore, it wasn't an easy setup for us.
It needs better integration with JIRA.
I would like a better user interface.
Making it more stable would be good because we get around 90% stability.
The reporting function was lacking in usability and detail.
Security, UI, and basic performance improvements could be done to the product to enhance its use.
Running the regression – if multiple lists are executed at once or if a list contains 200+ tests, it’s a pain to stop the execution.
Might have a learning curve, as it does not follow the traditional Record-Play functionality, but tests have to be built from requirements or Agile story cards.
Pricing and Cost Advice
It is pretty expensive compared to other project management tools.
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.
We hired a consultant to figure out all the tools in our company and how they fit in our company before we purchased the solution.
The pricing is high, but altogether it offers you the ability to automate all sorts of applications: desktop, web, mobile, etc.
Expensive, but for long-term projects, it is paying back.
It is an expensive tool compared to other test automation tools. It has a lot of advantages over other tools.
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Also Known As
|Team Foundation Server|
|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.|
Tricentis Tosca specializes in enabling large enterprises to improve the quality of their applications by equipping them to optimize, manage, and automate their software testing.
Tosca's model-based approach to software test automation enables enterprises to achieve high automation rates while maximizing business risk coverage.
Tricentis Tosca also provides market-leading test case design and planning capabilities, test data provisioning, service virtualization, mobile testing, and more.
Tosca is fully compatible with other testing solutions and Application Lifecycle Management products. Tricentis also offers uniquely designed testing solutions for SAP, ServiceNow, Trax, Avaloq, and Oracle.
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