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Vonarburg Urs
Consultant
Senior Consultant at a transportation company with 10,001+ employees
May 05 2017

What is most valuable?

SOAtest is, at its base, a collection of tools that can be combined to generate test scenarios. Input data can be gathered from any possible... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Our tests are run nightly on every environment using Jenkins CI. We moved from the Waterfall/V-model to Agile a couple of years back. With... more»

What needs improvement?

Sadly, almost everything needs improving. Don’t get me wrong, the tool is very powerful and immensely useful for day-to-day usage. But certain... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

We did not use another solution previously. We do use SOAtest and SoapUI in parallel: * SoapUI is used as freeware by developers for... more»

What other advice do I have?

* Learn XML as well as XPath. * Learn Jython, a variation of Python running in the JRE. It gives you the option to import Java classes into your... more»
Ewerton Lipinski
Vendor
Director Test/Quality Assurance at a media company with 10,001+ employees
May 04 2017

What is most valuable?

We do a lot of web services testing and REST services testing. That is the focus of this product. It has also enabled... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It enabled an easy integration of our adjacent platform that was for full automation. We did reach over 97% automation... more»

What needs improvement?

The feedback that we received from the DevOps of our organization was that the tool was a little heavy from the... more»

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

The product is great. Sometimes companies make decisions based on the profit and not based on efficiency. The cost of... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

We were with HPE and they failed with their new product. It was not compatible with what we already had scripted. The... more»

What other advice do I have?

My advice to anyone implementing this solution: * Work closely with the tech support so that you don't get stuck on the... more»
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Leo Steenbergen
Real User
Testprofessional at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Jan 22 2018

What is most valuable?

* Fast and easy automated tests for UI * Interfaces (SOAP, REST) * Additional database queries * Easy validations on... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It provides us with fast(er) test results, more predictable results and automatic (regression) test runs outside the... more»

What needs improvement?

In general, its user-friendliness needs a little improvement since there are a few bugs that still remain. It needs to... more»

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

Use floating licenses, so it’s not attached to one workstation. Furthermore, the pricing is something for the staff to... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

Initially, we were using some lightweight open-source (free) tools, but none met with our requirements fully; so we... more»

What other advice do I have?

Start off simple. Build your test setup from there. Do think about setting up some specific test cases as building... more»
Ujjwal Gupta
Vendor
Senior Technical Consultant at a tech company with 10,001+ employees
Aug 23 2018

What is most valuable?

* Diff control tool * Reporting * Different service types of support (SOAP, REST, SAP RFC, and UI recording) *... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Parasoft SOAtest has improved the quality of our automated web services, which can be easily implemented through... more»

What needs improvement?

Reports could be customized and more descriptive according to the user's or company's requirements.

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

It is a commercial tool. The license price is a little expensive, but it provides a better outcome in terms of the... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

We have been using this solution for more than 6.7 years. I have used other solutions as well, but I did not get proper... more»

What other advice do I have?

I have been using this solution for more than six years. I have not found any issues while doing automation.
Bas Van Oudenaarde
Consultant
Bigdata Consultant & Engineering / Continuous Delivery Architect & Coaching & Engineering at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Mar 15 2017

What is most valuable?

For integration tests, it’s hard to set up component tests due to dependencies. This means you cannot test without... more»

How has it helped my organization?

We can now test as early as possible, so we are achieving better control over our components.

What needs improvement?

I would like to see more concrete examples, easy to download studies of very simple Java projects, or TIBCO stuff. Now,... more»

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

I think it’s worth the price as long you can set up the test implementation & maintenance.

Which solutions did we use previously?

I used to use more open-source tooling. SOATest speeds up our test implementation in the integration context.

What other advice do I have?

My advice to others would depend on where they come from and what they want.
AgileTes080c
Real User
Test analyst at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jul 13 2017

What is most valuable?

The facilities for testing API’s (services, REST API’s, messaging clients, etc..). Especially the features for... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Using this tool, we were able to set up a nightly, still growing, company-wide regression test -- dramatically... more»

What needs improvement?

* Web-testing facilities. This was not very good when we were using version 9.2, so we built our own Selenium framework... more»

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

It is an expensive product, so think carefully about whether it fits your purposes and is the right tool for you.... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

Not really, QTP was used a little before but was not the right tool for our purposes.

What other advice do I have?

Take your time to get to know SOAtest very well, don’t get put off by the steep learning curve, it’s very well worth... more»
Martijn Den Uijl
Real User
Senior testspecialist at a government with 10,001+ employees
May 17 2017

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features are the Browser Playback tool for recording and playing web scenarios (Web UI testing), and... more»

How has it helped my organization?

The testing time is shortened because we generate test data automatically with SOAtest.

What needs improvement?

During the process of working with SOAtest and building test cases, the .TST files will grow. A negative side effect is... more»

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

The products of Parasoft have the name; they’re expensive. I think it would be a great step to decrease the price of... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

We used SoapUI for testing web services. In our case, the advantage of using Parasoft SOAtest is the use of the... more»

What other advice do I have?

Invest a lot of research time into what your exact needs are. After that, select some test tools to compare all the... more»
Avinash Goedoen
Real User
Jr. Test Analist at a energy/utilities company with 51-200 employees
May 04 2017

What is most valuable?

* Being able to load existing .EDN and .XML messages and translate them into segments. I can use them to automate the... more»

How has it helped my organization?

We don’t have to manually create .EDN and .XML messages. We can do this with just one click now. This drastically... more»

What needs improvement?

Parasoft SOAtest has an internal refresh function where you can refresh the software to show the changes you’ve made in... more»

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

From what I understand, Parasoft SOAtest isn’t the cheapest option. But it has a lot to offer. We are only using it for... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

The project hasn’t used any other solution before this one.

What other advice do I have?

You need to check all the features that Parasoft SOAtest offers. If you just need a specific feature from the program,... more»
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Parasoft SOAtest is widely recognized as the leading enterprise-grade solution for API testing and API integrity. Thoroughly test composite applications with robust support for REST and web services, plus an industry-leading 120+ protocols/message types.
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