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This solution is easy to use for everybody, including those who are not IT-educated.
The Model-Based Test Automation is the most valuable feature, where you can create reusable components. Even though we are using a scriptless automation tool, there still needs to be an understanding of how to create reusable components and how to keep refactoring and how to keep regression, the test scripts, at an okay level. We are coupling Tosca with some other risk-based testing tools, as well, but automation is primarily what we're using Tosca for, the scriptless, model-based technology which is driving automation for us.
Tosca BI is important to make sure that our data integrity is in check and validated; to make sure our data is good. Our data is the number-one important driver for our company, so if that's not good, we have some big problems.
The solution is script-less, so you don't need IT knowledge to use the solution in an operational way. This is the most valuable feature. It's also only one of two or three tools that can do good automation on SAP, and in my opinion, it's the best of those.
It has helped teams within our organization become more aware of the testing requirements in terms of risk and priority.
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.
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.
I would like to be able to manage different projects in one repository or have better data exchange between repositories.
There have been some setbacks because of upgrades. While Tosca has been around for a while, Tricentis has catered to smaller clients and I don't think they have done such a large, at-scale transition or transformation before or worked with a company like ours, which is doing an enterprise-wide transformation. When we go to their customer advisory-board meetings, upgrades have been an issue. They have been working a lot to make upgrades seamless.
The main area where there is room for improvement is how they do upgrades. Going through this current upgrade, we were delayed a month because we are using a third-party tool. It's called Tosca Connect by Tasktop. When this latest upgrade broke that relationship between the two, it took Tricentis a month to come back with a workable solution... Their whole upgrade process needs to be better and cleaner, from an end-user standpoint.
The solution should work with the Linux platform. Right now, it only runs on Windows.
Not being able to mask test data in relation to testing data management, in my opinion, is also a limitation.
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.
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.
Pricing and Cost Advice
We have around 200 [concurrent] licenses and the cost around $1.4 million a year.
Tricentis Tosca may be relatively on the higher side in terms of pricing, but their sales rep can give pretty decent deals when asked.
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.
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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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.
|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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