Katalon Studio Valuable Features
Lecturer and Researcher at a non-tech company with 10,001+ employees
The most valuable features for me are that Katalon Studio is powerful and yet easy-to-use. This solution — even in comparison to Selenium, which we were using previously — is a little bit more simple from a user's standpoint. It is interesting because it is not only focused on the end-user but interface testing — and that includes API testing. Even if we do not generally need to use it, it is interesting. We are a university and we have a very small department that is doing development testing of software. Most of the projects are not API-based. We still are employing some old client-server versions and software architecture. But the capability is still interesting looking forward.
I have worked with the record and replay feature which helps to create test cases. It is quite useful for assisting in testing a user interface and a very good experience for students' understanding of procedures.View full review »
There is a free version of the solution.
The best thing about the solution is that there is a record and playback functionality.
The solution allows for specific object files.
The solution has great multi-parallel languages that work in the facilities here.View full review »
The most important feature is the Jenkins integration; it is pretty straight forward and allows us to run nightly builds.
The integration with Slack is very helpful.
The Katalon Analytical Studio, which is directly integrated, offers better reporting capabilities, which is a good feature.View full review »
Senior Quality Assurance Analyst at a educational organization with 501-1,000 employees
I did a small POC and during that time I found the product to be very easy to use. I'd describe it as extremely user-friendly.
There's a lot of information that is readily available on the internet, and therefore it's easy to learn about the product itself.
The scalability of the product is good.
The solution was quite stable throughout the time I used it.
We found the installation process to be quite simple. There is also very helpful online documentation that can help you if you ever get stuck during the implementation process itself.
This solution is written in Groovy, which means that we can write Groovy scripts that work with it. We can write code in Java and it is easy to link to other JARs that we find on the internet, which is very handy.
From a user's perspective, this solution is better than Micro Focus UFT.
The documentation for this solution could be improved. However, it is a freeware, and the documentation is still better than that of UFT.View full review »
It's very user-friendly and convenient. The forum and the people who use Katalon have been very helpful.
One of the features that I like is Object Recognition. It worked very well, and it allowed me to create a dynamic expert based on my requirements. It was amazing and helped me resolve some of the issues that I was having.
Previously with another application, we had to create an expert dynamically and used the running of tests which provided a solution for it.View full review »
The solution has very good integration capabilities overall.
The client has an extremely stable testing framework, and therefore they rely on Katalon to get the results. The reporting is very good.
The initial setup is pretty straightforward and easy enough to complete.
The stability, overall, seems to be reliable.
We haven't found the scalability to be lacking.View full review »
Test Lead at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
The most valuable feature is the capability of doing end-to-end testing for both web and mobile apps.
The basic framework and project organization is very good.
Data design testing capabilities are useful.View full review »
QA Architect at a media company with 201-500 employees
Katalon is very easy to record and then we can use the identifiers very easily. Katalon automatically gets you all the identifiers. It's very user-friendly. How it finds the objects and gets the identifiers is excellent.
The initial setup is very easy.
The automation is very fast and you don't need to be overly proficient in coding.View full review »
Testing Lead at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
The most valuable feature is that the browser and the API testing is available in a single tool, and I don't have to look at other options.
The flexibility that it offers is something that I like.
It supports the Cucumber BDD framework.View full review »
The functionality of the data is very good. You can upload and disperse data using the solution. The reporting is excellent as well.
The Keyword feature is very good to use in your test cases.
There are lots of inbuilt Keyword features already there to use, and one can write their own for use in respective test cases.
Less Java knowledge is required to write a keyword.
This solution is very user-friendly to learn and implement, and less technical knowledge is required to handle automation.View full review »
Programmer Analyst at a computer software company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The most valuable feature is the Element capture. It is capable of scanning the application, recording, and capturing the elements.
You can develop a Selenium script and execute it in Katalon Studio.
There are multiple ways that you can guarantee the functionality of RPA frameworks.
Katalon makes it easy for the automation engineer to create automation scripts.
There are lots of script creation options including for the desktop and the API.
It is easy for a non-technical person to use and adopt.View full review »