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The most valuable features are test case writing and bug tracking.The initial setup is fairly easy.The most valuable feature is simplicity.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.

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

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The reporting functionality is something that they should work on.There should be management of the project built-in.They should have design patterns in TFS for the development team, and design patterns for the QA.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.

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The only thing I can't wait for is for Zeenyx to add automating Mobile apps.Classes are not as object-oriented as I would like, but I am a programmer and not QA so I expect a lot.I would like to see an improvement in the User Interface.

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We pay subscription fees on a yearly basis and the price is reasonable.TFS is more competitively priced than some other solutions.The pricing is reasonable at this time.

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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 most valuable features are the dashboard and task-selection capability.
Top Answer: TFS licencing can be confusing, we have to read it well and have a good user management strategy and control.
Top Answer: I would like to see TFS integrated with a project management solution, such as Microsoft EPM. Right now, it is isolated from EPM but if we could somehow connect it, then that would help a lot. As it… more »
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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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Vendex KBB IT Services, Info Support, Fujitsu Consulting, TCSC, Airways New Zealand, HPTJX 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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Find out what your peers are saying about TFS vs. Zeenyx AscentialTest and other solutions. Updated: September 2020.
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TFS is ranked 2nd in Test Management Tools with 11 reviews while Zeenyx AscentialTest is ranked 4th in Test Management Tools with 5 reviews. TFS is rated 8.0, while Zeenyx AscentialTest is rated 9.6. The top reviewer of TFS writes "Nice dashboard, good task-selection capability, and the option to save pages as favorites is helpful". 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, Micro Focus ALM Quality Center, Rally Software and TestRail by Gurock, whereas Zeenyx AscentialTest is most compared with Selenium HQ, Tricentis Tosca, SmartBear TestComplete, Katalon Studio and Micro Focus UFT One. See our TFS vs. Zeenyx AscentialTest report.

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