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Test Team Lead at a healthcare company with 501-1,000 employees
Jun 26 2017

What is most valuable?

It is easy to implement and use.

How has it helped my organization?

It helps in automation by using better object recognition as compared to other tools in the market.

What needs improvement?

The object repository used for identifying objects can be made better. It has been noticed that the RFT tool is unable to identify some objects, due to which we are unable… more »

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Pricing is on the higher side, but lower compared to Mercury tools.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We used HPE QTP and found IBM RFT to have better object recognition.

What other advice do I have?

Free open source software like Selenium is available in the market, which as good as any propitiatory tool.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We already had worked on QTP, so we had an idea of the same.
Consultant
Senior Consultant at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Jun 14 2017

What is most valuable?

1. IBM RFT supports both .NET and Java as the programming language for scripting, but the market widely usage was Java language because of the open-source platform. 2. Descriptive programming for… more »

How has it helped my organization?

Robust API provides quick turnaround for developers to understand and automate functional test case quickly.

What needs improvement?

Didn't find any since they provide light weight usage for execution and script development without tool dependency than compared to other commercial products.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

One time license cost involved and pretty less than compared to the other commercial products.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

No.

What other advice do I have?

Use this product for thick client application like sap, siebel, flex etc
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Consultant
Software Engineering Senior Analyst at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Jul 29 2015

What is most valuable?

It gives us an ability to support object recognition and descriptive programming.

How has it helped my organization?

By automating regression test suites using this product, we were able to show time savings of more than 1200 hours in less than ONE year.

What needs improvement?

* It should be more flexible when it comes to integration with test management tools like QC or agile tools like Rally * It should support more browsers

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

Based on low license cost and project decision we moved to this product.

What other advice do I have?

It is a good option if you have tie up with IBM and if your test management suite consists of rational products.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Yes. we evaluated QTP.
Consultant
Technical Lead - QA at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Feb 15 2015

What is most valuable?

It supports: * Siebel * SAP * Terminal based applications

What needs improvement?

Reports - Default results log has a lot of useless info, and this is hiding the actual information needed. I have to use customized reports, which we don't expect from paid tool.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Organization bought the whole Rational Suite at a very low price.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We were replacing an expensive solution - Worksoft Certify.

What other advice do I have?

It does not fully justify being a paid tool, and it needs improvement. But as it is built on Ellipse/Java and costs is less than other tools, it is recommended.

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.
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