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Real User
Research & Development Engineer at a insurance company with 201-500 employees
Aug 25 2019

What is most valuable?

The ability to evaluate live applications in our production environment for unusual behavior and determine problem areas and solutions is the most valuable aspect of this… more»

How has it helped my organization?

It gives us the opportunity to serve banking clients while conforming to industry regulations.

What needs improvement?

As far as things that can be improved, it is a good solution so I think I can only do a comparison. We also use QC/ALM (Application Lifecycle Management [Quality Center])… more»

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

I think the cost of UFT is too high and obviously expensive, especially if you consider that there are other even better products, in my opinion, that are open-source… more»

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

I switched from development to quality testing. Since that time, I used many products including UFT. We had some solutions in basic. After that, I used several products… more»

What other advice do I have?

I prefer other products like Selenium to UFT, but each product has its advantages. For example, in UFT we can test HTML protocol for the web applications and also desktop… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Because we need to properly support people in banking and follow regulations, we use UFT. It is really more of a political decision than a proper choice as to the products… more»
Directinfo46
Real User
Director, Information Technology Infrastructure at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Aug 26 2019

What is most valuable?

The test data management is very easy to use. It is a very valuable feature. The client application testing is relatively easy in UFT as well.

What needs improvement?

The parallel execution of the tests needs improvement. When we are running tests in LeanFT, there are some limitations in terms of running the same tests simultaneously across different browsers. If I'm running a test, let's say to log in, I should be able to execute it through IE, Microsoft Edge… more»

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

No other product has been able to provide continuous testing and to make a developer responsible for automation testing and all the tools needed except the LeanFT. Mainly, there was only one competitor, Selenium, which is open-source. Since it's open-source, it has its own limitations, which is why… more»

What other advice do I have?

We use the on-premises deployment model. I would recommend the solution. I don't think there is any substitute for LeanFT as of now. Some users may be charmed by Selenium because it is open-source, but there is a good part of that community which has gone through the Selenium curve and they know how… more»
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Real User
Senior Test Automation Specialist at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Sep 16 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature for me is the number of protocols that can be tested. It not only tests Web, but also SAP, Siebel, .Net, and even pdf. That's a strong point of this tool because open source tools like Selenium can run only one protocol, like Web, for example. A lot of legacy systems do not… more»

What needs improvement?

It's now too heavy and they should be making it faster. We do an attempt at automatic regression testing. We schedule a test to start at a certain time. It takes a lot of time to download the resources and start UFT. Competitors in this area have tools that start faster and run the test faster. For… more»

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

The reason we chose this solution is because it is the company-wide chosen solution. It integrates with other tools, such as ALM, a test management tool. We are also going to move up to Octane, but Octane also integrates with UFT. Octane also introduces the possibility of connecting to other tools… more»

What other advice do I have?

Testing is much more complicated than presented by the provider. They make it look like it's easy, but that's not the case. There is a lot of work put into it and you must also maintain the scripts. Sometimes people think that you don't have to maintain it, but scripts will not update themselves… more»
Real User
Programator at a software R&D company with 10,001+ employees
Jan 22 2020

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is the automation of test cases.

What needs improvement?

UFT is sometimes difficult to run. For example, the customer application is represented by an embedded browser control, waiting for input. If I want to recognize the browser then I need to first start the UFT Pro environment. This can be… more»

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

Prior to my work with UFT Pro and C#, two others had been writing tests using UFT Basic. This requires that the tests be written in Visual Basic. They are very slow and the Visual Basic version generates a lot of duplicate code. The C#… more»

What other advice do I have?

I requested a trial of the most recent version and I have not yet received a response. The biggest lesson that I have learned from using this solution is that I cannot automate everything. That had been my initial goal. Even with the… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I did evaluate other options in the interest of changing solutions. I tried UFT Testpack, which is a library for testing but it isn't very scalable. I also tried Atrium from Selenium, but it only works on Windows 10 and it is unable to… more»
Phil Ward
Real User
Senior Test Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Nov 13 2019

What is most valuable?

The recording feature is quite good as it helps us to find out how things are working.

What needs improvement?

There is quite a bit of room for improvement. As time has gone on the product has failed to improve. Basically, Micro Focus' UFT (Unified Functional Testing) was a good product 15 years ago when it was first introduced. They have not really… more»

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

As far as comparing to other products, the licensing costs for UFT are very high. I don't remember the cost exactly. The maintenance of the service contract was very high as well and, frankly — compared with more modern tools — it was and… more»

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

Micro Focus UFT is an okay solution for specific purposes that we use it for. I also use Katalon Studio and, since Katalon Studios is Java and Groovy-based, it is much better and more up-to-date for testing.

What other advice do I have?

My advice for those considering this product as a solution is that they should look closely at alternative products to make a good comparison of features, capabilities, and cost. At the moment we are also using a product called Katalon… more»
Real User
Software Tester at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Jan 27 2020

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is the Object Model, where you can directly pull up the object as a global or a local. It does not require as much scripting.

What needs improvement?

A basic level of programming knowledge is definitely needed to use this solution. It would be improved by adding a drag-and-drop interface to help alleviate the coding. We are investigating solutions… more»

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

The cost of this solution is a little bit high and we are considering moving to another one.

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

We are also working with Selenium, which is an open-source solution. We did not use another tool before these.

What other advice do I have?

This is a good solution and I recommend it. I also recommend using Selenium if people want to use a more web-based application. Overall, Micro Focus UFT is a good tool, but it is a little bit… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We are considering moving to Katalon Studio in order to save costs. I am also hoping that it will be easier for people with non-programming backgrounds to use.
Real User
IT Architect and Test Tool Designer at a comms service provider with 5,001-10,000 employees
Oct 16 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature of the solution is the number of plugins for object recognition. The predefined libraries allow us to automate tasks.

What needs improvement?

UFT is like a flagship of testing tools, but it's too expensive and people are not using it so much. They should work on their pricing to make themselves more competitive. The performance can be improved. There are much faster tools now. This solution is a bit older and works with older systems, but… more»

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

Pricing depends on which model you choose. The cloud version has a monthly fee, whereas on-prem versions offer yearly or monthly fees. You can also purchase a permanent license. If your license expires, you will still be able to use the solution, but without support.

What other advice do I have?

We use the on-premises version. I'd rate the solution eight out of ten. If a company doesn't have people who are skilled in programming, they definitely should go with UFT, as it's simple to use and doesn't require programming knowledge. UFT Pro is something that is completely new, and has been… more»

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What is Micro Focus UFT Developer?

Micro Focus UFT Pro (LeanFT) is a powerful yet lightweight functional test automation solution, that supports a wide range of AUT technologies. Targeted to technical test automation engineers and developers/testers in Agile teams, Micro Focus UFT Pro (LeanFT) is fully embedded in standard IDEs and integrates naturally with the Dev and QA ecosystems.

Also known as
UFT Pro (LeanFT), Micro Focus UFT Pro (LeanFT), LeanFT, HPE LeanFT
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