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IBM Rational Functional Tester is the #9 ranked solution in our list of top Regression Testing Tools. It is most often compared to Selenium HQ: IBM Rational Functional Tester vs Selenium HQ

What is IBM Rational Functional Tester?
IBM Rational Functional Tester is an automated functional testing and regression testing tool. This software provides automated testing capabilities for functional, regression, GUI, and data-driven testing. Rational Function Tester supports a range of applications, such as web-based, .Net, Java, Siebel, SAP, terminal emulator-based applications, PowerBuilder, Ajax, Adobe Flex, Dojo Toolkit, GEF, Adobe PDF documents, zSeries, iSeries, and pSeries.

IBM Rational Functional Tester is also known as Rational Functional Tester.

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What users are saying about IBM Rational Functional Tester pricing:
  • "Licensing is good but the prices for the products are expensive. A single-user license may go for something like $10,000 to $30,000. There are no additional costs, and support is included within that price."

IBM Rational Functional Tester Software Reviews

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Kashif-Jamil
CEO at Xcelliti
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Good coverage and compatibility with excellent stability

What is our primary use case?

We use the solution for database integration.

Pros and Cons

  • "It is compatible with all sorts of Dark Net applications. Its coverage is very good."
  • "If the solution is running on Linux, there are some issues around application compatibility."

What other advice do I have?

We're IBM partners, not resellers. We handle large-scale enterprise projects. I can't recall what version number we have right now, but we are using the current version of RFT. It is 100% compatible with all sorts of database integrations and is compatible with all types of open source TFT-based applications, which makes it a great product to have. I'd advise others to first evaluate the product. IBM provides new users with a 30 or 60-day evaluation period whereby companies can try out the solution. Companies should leverage this and use the product and all of its tools. They will be able to…
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Associate Vice President at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Consultant
Top 10
A highly compatible solution; lacks modernity

What is our primary use case?

We provide this solution and others like it to our customers. We have implemented IBM Rational Functional Tester for at least 10 to 15 customers between banking and telecom.

Pros and Cons

  • "IBM Rational Functional Tester is very contextual."
  • "They need to do a complete revamp so that even a non-technical person can manage the tool."

What other advice do I have?

Automation has two aspects: what is the tool you are using? and what is the framework you are using to implement it? I think it is always the framework that is standard, and our framework is far more in line with the RFT. That's how we managed to implement it so easily. At the time, it was more data-driven. There weren't a lot of parameters, we could just go ahead and execute many things. On the other hand, we couldn't do distributor programming or schedule dictation. These are problems that we used to have, just like any other conventional automation. Otherwise, it used to work really well on…
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Test Specialist at a financial services firm with 201-500 employees
Real User
Automatically adapts to changes, saving time and effort, but mobile app support is needed

What is our primary use case?

We use this solution to test our website functionality.

Pros and Cons

  • "The most valuable feature is the UI component tester."
  • "As many of our products are moving from PC to mobile, the most important thing that this solution needs is mobile app support."

What other advice do I have?

As many of our products are moving from PC to mobile, the most important thing that this solution needs is mobile app support. I would rate this solution a seven out of ten.
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