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"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.""I like the build management features and the integration with Jenkins and many other tools.""This solution enables us to link all items usefully, in the way we use Agile.""The most valuable features are the dashboard and task-selection capability.""The interface is easy to navigate.""The most valuable feature is the backlog.""Good branching and labelling features.""The most valuable feature is simplicity."

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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.""It’s been really easy to automate the same application TestComplete struggled with. I have been able to automate two of our key applications in just a few months. I haven’t even taken their training."

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"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.""One of the areas that could be improved is to have an effective full lifecycle management.""The test management interface is not very handy.""The interface can be improved and made more user-friendly.""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 program and portfolio planning facility can be improved.""Integration from Visual Studio could be improved.""They should have design patterns in TFS for the development team, and design patterns for the QA."

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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.""The only thing I can't wait for is for Zeenyx to add automating Mobile apps."

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"The pricing is reasonable at this time.""TFS is more competitively priced than some other solutions.""We pay subscription fees on a yearly basis and the price is reasonable.""I wouldn't say that this tool is cheap or expensive but in the middle.""We are using the open-source version.""The price of the solution is cheaper than other competitors and it is a per-user license."

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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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Top Answer: The work item feature is most valuable. It allows us to store all product requirements. We can also link the test cases to those requirements so that we know which feature has already been tested, and… more »
Top Answer: The price of the solution is cheaper than other competitors and it is a per-user license.
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Overview
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.
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
Vendex KBB IT Services, Info Support, Fujitsu Consulting, TCSC, Airways New Zealand, HP
TJX Companies, Nuance Communications, Ericsson Inc., Transatlantic Reinsurance Company, Accenture, Nutrition Coordinating Center, Univ. of MN, iConectiv, Fortress Software, and LMP Corp.
Top Industries
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Financial Services Firm38%
Manufacturing Company15%
Computer Software Company15%
Insurance Company6%
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Computer Software Company30%
Comms Service Provider17%
Government7%
Manufacturing Company6%
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Computer Software Company24%
Comms Service Provider23%
Retailer8%
Healthcare Company7%
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Small Business12%
Midsize Enterprise23%
Large Enterprise65%
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Small Business36%
Midsize Enterprise27%
Large Enterprise36%
Find out what your peers are saying about TFS vs. Zeenyx AscentialTest and other solutions. Updated: July 2021.
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TFS is ranked 2nd in Test Management Tools with 16 reviews while Zeenyx AscentialTest is ranked 7th in Test Management Tools with 4 reviews. TFS is rated 7.8, while Zeenyx AscentialTest is rated 9.6. The top reviewer of TFS writes "Good project management features improve discipline and productivity in our application development lifecycle". 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". TFS is most compared with Microsoft Azure DevOps, Jira, Rally Software, Micro Focus ALM Quality Center and Visual Studio Test Professional, whereas Zeenyx AscentialTest is most compared with Selenium HQ, Tricentis Tosca and SmartBear TestComplete. See our TFS vs. Zeenyx AscentialTest report.

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