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Real User
QA Manager at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
May 15 2019

What is most valuable?

The features that are most valuable are synchronization capabilities and the ability to interact with it on different types of systems and protocols. It is a market leader… more»

How has it helped my organization?

My admin was very useful for finding out how the system responds to load, stress, and normal situations, as well as benchmarking with other industry competitors. It also… more»

What needs improvement?

There is room for improvement of the pilot processing and forwarding results based on the dump analysis. We have a generator, root controller, different agents, and an… more»

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

I don't know the licensing cost, but I think that you would get a discount for normal usage. I think there are different yearly options for different types of usage. It is… more»

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

We previously used JMeter.

What other advice do I have?

When you compare other products to LoadRunner, LoadRunner has been in the market for a long time. You could use it to integrate with everything. Also, it can generate an… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We evaluated JMeter and LoadRunner together to form the selection process. For some scenarios we can use LoadRunner for specification road testing, while for other types… more»
Desil Ponnatt
Real User
Technical Leader at Valtech
Apr 06 2019

What is most valuable?

One of the most valuable features of LoadRunner is the correlation feature which is automated now. All year when I started this with a lot of manual processes, it would actually capture dynamic… more»

How has it helped my organization?

LoadRunner is an expensive tool, so mostly it is large-sized companies that would prefer LoadRunner over other legacy applications. Being with LoadRunner for so long has given a lot of opportunities… more»

What needs improvement?

If they can make LoadRunner more comprehensive, it would really help. My main recommendations for improvement for LoadRunner are: * It would be good if LoadRunner can categorize the different… more»

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

Look at the options on other software which are not as pricey as LoadRunner. It's true that LoadRunner has all the features and a lot of ways to help, but then not all companies require such extensive… more»

What other advice do I have?

I would give LoadRunner around 8 out of 10 in the review, considering the fact, that I know how good the tool is. There are a few areas for improvement, the results, and the monitoring tools. Other… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

At that time it was Silk Performer vs. LoadRunner, and Silk Performer was not optimal enough in terms of its features. We were having a lot of issues trying to create our scripts using Silk Performer… more»
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GauravArora
Real User
Lead Test Engineering at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Jan 13 2020

What is most valuable?

I think that analytics is very good and that the analytics features are very powerful. You can do live monitoring, which is very useful compared to Apache JMeter. This is good for a large-scale… more»

How has it helped my organization?

This solution provides a one-stop-shop for what we need.

What needs improvement?

One of the problems with LoadRunner was always outside sharing. However, now that they are offering a cloud version, this may already work well. The infrastructure support can be improved because… more»

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

The licensing fees are based on the number of users. There is also a free community edition, but it depends on what protocol you're using and how many users you want. Essentially, the licensing fees… more»

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

In addition to LoadRunner, I was also using Apache JMeter for about three years. JMeter does not support live monitoring unless you use a plugin. However, JMeter has better infrastructure support than… more»

What other advice do I have?

This is a very mature tool that is always improving and has very good support as well. More or less, they're always trying to revolve their limitations. In order to use LoadRunner, you need specific… more»
Rune Midtvedt
Consultant
Senior Consultant at a software R&D company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Sep 29 2019

What is most valuable?

At the moment I like to use the TruClient port, add them and create other versions of TruClient, because TruClient is usually too big to handle heavy loads, so you need to recreate a vamp version for whatever you will need.

What needs improvement?

Sometimes I have problems when I want to record a script if the application is a little special, like the login part. I think the TruClient works well and they are developing new things there all the time. So it's getting better. I would like to see an easier way to move things from SoapUI to the same addressed services and postman or something like that. Because the developers will use the other… more»

What other advice do I have?

My advice to others would be to look into the application differently. In the next version, I would like to see an easier way to create and use TruClient for development and to move it to another version. They already have this function, but it is not very user-friendly. You cannot do a correlation of things now, because it is on a higher level now. So you have to do a lot of work. My rating for… more»
Consultant
Consultant at a software R&D company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Sep 27 2019

What is most valuable?

What I really like about this solution, is the user-friendly interface and the loading and repair properties.

How has it helped my organization?

The solution improves our organization because we can use it for recording scripts, enhancing the scripts and for running test revisions. We can therefore preform test revisions and do analysis.

What needs improvement?

Currently the solution doesn't have recording options or sometimes we're not be able to see the recording options. So that needs to improve. I also think the solution should have more screen compatibility, even if you're using a different operating system like Windows 10, Windows 8 or Windows 8.1… more»

What other advice do I have?

LoadRunner has a variety of options and different protocols that will support all types of applications categories like web application, monitor and any internal applications or desktop applications. The customization protocol also is user-friendly and if I have to rate the solution, I will give it… more»
NirdeshPachoriya
Real User
Senior Architecht at a software R&D company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Jan 16 2020

What is most valuable?

The reporting mechanism is a valuable feature that generates good reports. The auto-correlation is much better than the different protocols that it supports. LoadRunner is easy to use.

What needs improvement?

The debugging capability is difficult to use and should be improved. This is one area where some of the other products we use are better.

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

We have used multiple testing tools like Visual Studio and NeoLoad. We have all of these as options. LoadRunner is easier to use and has support for better protocols.

What other advice do I have?

I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

NeoLoad was one of the options that we considered, but we ultimately went with LoadRunner.
AmitKumar2
Real User
BI Analyst at eVision Industry Software
Dec 03 2019

What is most valuable?

I like the user interface. I like the way we can divide our scenarios and can tune them. The integration with the quality center is great. These features are really good.

What needs improvement?

Pricing should be lowered on the solution. Right now it's quite expensive. The solution uses a lot of memory and then it dies. It's difficult to work with the solution sometimes when you run a scenario it dies. They need to make the solution lighter somehow. If the correlation can be adjusted so… more»

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

We've basically used LoadRunner since the beginning; we find it more user-friendly than other tools.

What other advice do I have?

We started using the solution when it was version 8.2 and now we are on version 10.6. We use the on-premises deployment model. I would recommend the solution to others. I'd rate it eight out of ten.
Real User
Senior Manager at a software R&D company with 10,001+ employees
Nov 07 2019

What do you think of Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional?

What is our primary use case?

We primarily use the solution for a variety of cases; the use case depends on the application.

What is most valuable?

The load testing, reporting, and scripting features are all valuable features.

What needs improvement?

The solution needs to reduce its pricing. Right now, it's quite expensive. The solution should offer more monitoring features.

For how long have I used the solution?

I've been using the solution for eight years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The stability of the solution is good.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The scalability is good.

How are customer service and technical support?

Technical support is fine.

How was the initial setup?

I'm quite experienced with the…
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What is Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional?

LoadRunner is the Micro Focus industry-standard software solution for application performance and load testing. LoadRunner stresses your entire system to isolate and identify potential client, network, and server bottlenecks, supporting performance testing of new technologies together with your existing, legacy applications.

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