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Robert Foerg
Real User
Project Manager at a logistics company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Aug 08 2018

What is most valuable?

Compared to other tools we have been looking at, you don't have to be a programmer to operate it, though it helps. It also a product that can be used by business people.

How has it helped my organization?

We build the test cases, then we just need run it by one person to get feedback right away. Otherwise, it would require planning with certain testers.

What needs improvement?

* It needs better integration with JIRA. * I would like a better user interface.

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

We hired a consultant to figure out all the tools in our company and how they fit in our company before we purchased the solution.

What other advice do I have?

Figure out your requirements and environment. We had the impression Tosca would be the perfect fit for us. We did a proof of concept test with all our applications, Tosca was able to work with them… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We also evaluated HPE, IBM Rational Functional Tester, and Ranorex. However, for us, Tosca was the perfect choice.
Consultant
Practice head for Automation at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
May 27 2018

What do you think of Tricentis Tosca?

What is our primary use case?

We are using it for end-to-end automation. The performance is good. It's just that it doesn't support applications on the Mac. But overall it is good.

How has it helped my organization?

Helps decrease execution time.

What is most valuable?

We have multiple applications, and it supports parallel execution. It has mobile automation.

What needs improvement?

Making it more stable would be good because we get around 90% stability. It would be great if it were more stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It is scalable.

How is customer service and technical support?

We do use it but it was better a year ago. Now, the turnaround time takes a little more time.

How was the initial setup?

The upgrade I was involved in was…
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Consultant
Test Analyst at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Sep 25 2017

What is most valuable?

* Multiple scanning engines to automate many different applications. * Powerful ability to generate different test data combinations from test instances. * Logical… more»

How has it helped my organization?

In my case I was able to rapidly construct several automation suites for a government organisation, that greatly enhanced their ability to cover all key areas of… more»

What needs improvement?

At the time I was using the product, the reporting function was lacking in usability and detail. Detailed reporting was generally done outside of Tosca.

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

Not my area, but contact Tricentis for this.

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

No, Tosca was my first automation experience.

What other advice do I have?

Give it a go. Having since used Selenium to build an automation suite in another organisation, I feel Tosca has clear advantages in both the scope of applications that it… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

No, I was not involved in the choosing of this solution.
Vendor
Salesforce Admin/Tester/TOSCA Automation Tester at a healthcare company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Sep 25 2017

What is most valuable?

* Scriptless automation * Ease of using * Object Identification Wizard * Business parameters * Steering controls

How has it helped my organization?

* Our organization is completely based on automation of the activities. * All the projects based on different technologies, such as SAP and Salesforce, are automated using… more»

What needs improvement?

Security, UI, and basic performance improvements could be done to the product to enhance its use.

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

The pricing is high, but altogether it offers you the ability to automate all sorts of applications: desktop, web, mobile, etc.

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

Selenium WebDriver requires good skillset of coding. However, TOSCA is scriptless, hence anyone can learn it easily.

What other advice do I have?

I will recommend using TOSCA to all users who want to automate their applications or who want to work daily without any hassle.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Yes. Selenium WebDriver and QTP.
MarkusBonner
Real User
Release Test Manager at a tech company with 201-500 employees
Sep 12 2017

What is most valuable?

* Automation of regressive test cases * Entering process and risk structures as basis for test design * Entering logical test cases as basis for meaningful executable test cases * Using the same test… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Improves the software quality in production by finding more defects with automated test sets, before transporting developments to production. Reduces the effort for acceptance testing by business… more»

What needs improvement?

Reporting.

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

Start with a test version.

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

We used, and still use, our test tools depending on the test focus. But we switch to Tosca whenever respective functionalities are stable, usable in our tests.

What other advice do I have?

Start with a pilot project, have Tricentis or a partner support the setup, pilots and extensions. Tricentis is very good in communicating and sharing test best practices and often ahead in offering… more»
Vendor
Test Manager with 10,001+ employees
Sep 03 2017

What is most valuable?

Image recognition: It has allowed us to automate a GUI section of our product which involves drawing different topologies. I’m aware that other tools have this feature… more»

How has it helped my organization?

No, not in global organization; we are the only ones who are using it in our location (Austria), but in our team, it changed the testing workflow: Every second week we… more»

What needs improvement?

Running the regression – if multiple lists are executed at once or if a list contains 200+ tests, it’s a pain to stop the execution.

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

Expensive, but for long-term projects, it is paying back.

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

No.

What other advice do I have?

It is a good tool, but could be better in some aspects. It’s relatively easy to set it up and intuitive to create test cases for non-developers. If you come from the… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Yes, there was an analysis, but I was not part of the company at that time.
gagneet
Consultant
Continuous Delivery Lead at SAI Global
Aug 27 2017

What do you think of Tricentis Tosca?

a) It is a good tool for use by Business b) It requires an initial framework / artifacts to be built by a person who is technical and can understand testing an application in-depth. i) He has to be a person who can create the modules and also do some technical coding using VB and/or Java & C# ii) He has to have a background of working with Excel and Math functions, so that he can create the relevant queries and use the in-built TQL language to create the required reports and search + merge duplicates. c) Good use in Agile workshops, where the person needs to conceptualize the tests before the developer provides the complete application interface. i) Has an integrated Requirements module, which integrates and creates a good report tool for senior management to use and get the…
Consultant
Quality Manager at a tech consulting company
Aug 25 2017

What is most valuable?

The tool can be handled without any knowledge in parameterisation, especially the TestCaseDesign which makes the tool mighty and stable - even when releases in the tested software are subjected to deep code changes. The maintenance of the… more»

How has it helped my organization?

I managed a test set over all areas for a retail bank alone for about three years with almost 1,000 test cases. I automated the starts overnight, and paralleled them on virtual clients. Then, I needed 24 hours for generating synthetic test… more»

What needs improvement?

The Testmanagement option are still weak - improvement is outlined, but not yet visible. I expect first impressions of this solution at accelerate in Vienna, october 2017.

What other advice do I have?

It is a mighty and stable tool, but it needs qualified and motivated staff to work with and manage it.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

There was no need for us to do so.
Consultant
QA Test Lead at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Jul 31 2017

What is most valuable?

* Test case design: Integrated test data management in the tool itself * Web services automation: Easier API testing * DevOps: Testing starts as soon as development gets completed * Service… more»

How has it helped my organization?

It is quick and easy to maintain automation with Agile implementation.

What needs improvement?

I would like to see defect raising and tracking.

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

Licenses are expensive, but they are worth using.

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

We switched as there is no scripting required. The framework is inbuilt, hence maintenance is easier.

What other advice do I have?

Go for the product if you are looking for faster automation.
Real User
Test Lead at a insurance company with 501-1,000 employees
Jul 31 2017

What is most valuable?

The scanner helps us to define many tests with one scan.

How has it helped my organization?

Tests written once can be reused across different projects

What needs improvement?

I would like to see the availability of more libraries

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

There are many products on the market. Providing more libraries for the price will be an option that could help.

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

We used Soap UI and Selenium (Open source tools). We switched to Tosca because the organization decided to make the switch.

What other advice do I have?

It is a good product, with online tutorials, knowledge base, etc.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We evaluated other options before choosing this solution.
Vendor
Quality Architect at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jul 27 2017

What is most valuable?

Valuable features include generating data including ECP, BVC and risk-based opportunities: * If the data is vast, we may miss a few scenarios. To avoid this, the Tosca… more»

How has it helped my organization?

It has decreased the time for generating test data and risk-based opportunities which has helped us to cover key areas.

What needs improvement?

The Support TDD and BDD could be improved.

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

The pricing of Tosca and HPE is high.

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

We switched from Python for fast access of files.

What other advice do I have?

I prefer TDD with SpecFlow and Cucumber using a coded UI. These tools need to be integrated with Tosca to drive the TDD approach in automation.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We evaluated SmartBear.
Vendor
QA Automation Lead with 51-200 employees
Jul 16 2017

What is most valuable?

I liked the "no required scripting" part as most of the people in my team are not skilled QAs and half of the team reside offshore, thus it suited to most of our requirements.

How has it helped my organization?

We ended up going back to Selenium as this tool was very slow with the web applications. Also, for any new functionality, it requires customization that in turn required training with no guarantee that it may work with future releases.

What needs improvement?

They have to create some discussion forum, we cannot always rely on some expert to respond to the queries. Also, everything requires additional costs. They need to have better documentation, forums, and support.

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

We have used Selenium WebDriver and still are using the same solution.
Consultant
Test Automation Engineer at Infosys
Jul 12 2017

What is most valuable?

The model-based scriptless automation is the most valuable feature because it needs less maintenance as compared to script-based automation. Tricentis Tosca supports 35… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Tosca follows the shift-left approach. A new resource can start automation on the first day of its project.

What needs improvement?

Parallel execution is not yet implemented for Tosca. This means you can't execute the same test case on multiple machines remotely. For execution, test cases have to be… more»

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

No idea about the licensing cost.

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

Previously, we were using Selenium. We switched to Tosca due to the less maintenance aspect and the wide technology support which it provides.

What other advice do I have?

If you are looking for automation of the packaged application and less maintenance, then go for Tosca.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Whilst selecting a vendor, we look for factors such as technical support and maintenance.
Deepak Shinde
Consultant
IT Consultant with 10,001+ employees
Jul 03 2017

What is most valuable?

This is a complete Test Automation solution of our Enterprise Legacy system, which has many technical peripherals. It provides complete automation for apps/services of all… more»

How has it helped my organization?

* Helped us to lay a strong foundation for model based test automation * Increased throughput * Improved quality * Better cost optimization * Faster time to market

What needs improvement?

* Licensing/Pricing: Licensing needs to be packaged and not too granular at the component level. * Cloud or Service Offering: It's a licensed installation. I am not sure… more»

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

I would like to see some competitive pricing and licensing models.

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

We did use different solutions. We moved to Tosca because: * It offers a complete automation solution for all of our applications streams. * Other technologies were… more»

What other advice do I have?

If you are up to end-to-end test automation, then please give Tosca a try.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We evaluated HPE's QC and our existing tools.
Consultant
Senior Automation Consultant at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Jul 02 2017

What is most valuable?

Tosca is a model based component tool and also quite flexible in terms of the customization required for most of the applications, if objects are not recognized. It allows… more»

How has it helped my organization?

We are only using Tosca for our test automation. It helps the business testers to get involved and be a part of automation. It helps us define the right coverage by… more»

What needs improvement?

* Objects re-scanning (recognizing the objects again) * Providing features to highlight the objects * The user guide/help document needs to be improved for better… more»

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

It is an expensive tool compared to other test automation tools. It has a lot of advantages over other tools. They provide different types of licensing like cloud, Node… more»

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

I have been working on different test automation tools and I was introduced to Tosca because of the technology that it supported for our applications. The current test… more»

What other advice do I have?

I would definitely recommend this tool. It is user friendly, once you get used to it, and it is easy to implement. You might have to struggle initially to understand Tosca… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We did Proof of Concept with other automation tools, such as UFT and TestPartner, but we found Tosca to be a better tool.
Vendor
DevOps Engineer at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
Jun 30 2017

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is the UI-based interface for building modules and turning modules into test cases.

How has it helped my organization?

It greatly accelerated regression testing cycle via automated regression.

What needs improvement?

Upgrading from one version to another requires maintenance and rework in existing scripts. This is too much for my taste.

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

It's not cheap, but you get what you pay for.

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

This was my first automated testing tool.

What other advice do I have?

Be sure you are ready to support it earnestly with training and focus. If you do that, then it is worthwhile.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We evaluated several other options which included all the most popular automated testing tools.
Vendor
Application Portfolio Management, Project Portfolio Management and Governance at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
Jun 30 2017

What is most valuable?

Scriptless SW QA automation. Provides a very quick on ramp to test automation with little maintenance.

How has it helped my organization?

A bit early to tell, we are still learning/deploying. What we have seen so far, is solid ability around identifying core application components and easily building and… more»

What needs improvement?

Exploratory testing engine needs improved element recognition (at lease in JAVA Swing)

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

Licensing is not too complex. If you are not sure what you need, start small with a price lock-in.

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

Did not. I did however look at several competitors and found this to be the best overall.

What other advice do I have?

Do extensive research and experiment a lot. Solutions work differently in different environments, make sure you pick the best for your specific needs.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

HP UFT (ALM), Qualify by Original Software, TestComplete by SmartBear
Vendor
Senior at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Jun 28 2017

What is most valuable?

Below are the features that are the most valuable in regards to this product: * With one click, it will scan all the elements on the screen, so that the user can select… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Our organization is satisfied with this product on the technical side of it, but our organization was looking for the reporting part of this product since they undergo an… more»

What needs improvement?

They need to improve on the reports after the execution of automation tests, since all the current organizations are looking for detailed graphical reports. My previous… more»

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

I am not much involved in the pricing and licensing.

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

We have used HPE UFT (formerly known as QTP) and Selenium, but some of the critical applications that we needed required different automation tools so we switched to… more»

What other advice do I have?

For a manual tester who wants to become an automation specialist with no programming skills, this is the right tool for the future.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We explored tools such as HPE QTP/UFT, Selenium, Ranorex and TestComplete but these tools require some specific programming skills to start. Tricentis Tosca doesn’t… more»
Consultant
Head of QA at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Jun 28 2017

What is most valuable?

Ability to test Java Swing UI on business application.

How has it helped my organization?

It was the only way to organize and support automation testing process for our re-insurance tool for underwriters.

What needs improvement?

Browser compatibility (probably solved in the newest versions). Version 8 of Tosca had weak compatibility with automation via browsers. Firefox and IE produced issues, unexpected quits during execution of automation test, and during… more»

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

Yes I can recommend Tosca, especially for Java Swing applications.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

AutoIt.
Vendor
QA Test Lead at a retailer with 10,001+ employees
Jun 23 2017

What do you think of Tricentis Tosca?

What is most valuable?

User friendly, Model Based Test Automation.

How has it helped my organization?

It makes testing easy. Specially when we need to test lengthy Oracle R12 End to End flows. Tosca is really helpful. Easy to maintain test cases and Execution as well.

What needs improvement?

Dashboard for results still need to be improve in Tosca Test Suite

For how long have I used the solution?

1 year

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

Sometime compatibility issues with Oracle forms.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

98% Stability is fine with Version 9.3

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

No

How are customer service and technical support?

Customer Service: 4.5/5 Technical Support: 5/5

Which

Consultant
I.T Analyst at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Feb 16 2017

What is most valuable?

* Dynamic test case creation: Tosca lets you create automated test cases in no time. You can also convert your manual test cases into automated in a matter of seconds. * Optimize, manage and automate: It lets you jot down your requirements, design test cases, automate and analyse your test results… more»

How has it helped my organization?

We had this huge customer application (Java based) which needed to be tested end to end. Tosca let us execute around 400 test cases overnight. Hence, it saved a lot of time and brought value for our - and the vendor's :) - esteemed client.

What needs improvement?

Tricentis has vast and helpful documentation, including the Tosca manuals, along with a detailed description of each section that also contains various tips and techniques. Along with this documentation Tricentis has provided some videos, which are really helpful and help us understand the concept… more»

What other advice do I have?

The vendors' videos and webinars are of great help, so I would like them to keep coming up with more.
Manish Kum@r
Real User
Senior Technical Automation Specialist at Sixsentix
Oct 20 2016

What is most valuable?

Tosca Continuous Integration (Tosca CI) - today's fast pace agile environment needs fast feedback. Working along with the development team and being able to test as soon as the code is available; gives the organisation an edge! Tosca Continuous Integration allows you to exactly achieve that.

How has it helped my organization?

We have implemented Tosca CI, it allows us to test as soon as the code is deployed into the lower environment. Automated sanity, smoke tests have been configured to run every time there is a code deployment. The sanity/smoke tests are triggered automatically from a build server. After the test finishes, a Junit result file is generated and fed back to the build server. This saves us significant… more»

What needs improvement?

The Junit result file gets overwritten each time the build is triggered from Jenkins or Bamboo. It would be nice to have the result XML files stored.
Manish Kum@r
Real User
Senior Technical Automation Specialist at Sixsentix
Sep 25 2016

What is most valuable?

Tricentis Tosca is a fast-pace, ever-evolving test automation tool that can solve today's testing requirements and provide fast feedback. The recent version of Tosca introduces a number of exciting… more»

How has it helped my organization?

* Easier to maintain than any other tool in the class * Fast turnaround * Ease of integration with third-party tools

What needs improvement?

Run time test execution status: They have improved on this a bit by introducing a progress bar. However, it can be further improved.

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

Pricing and licensing is on the relatively higher side, when compared with other tools in the class. However, you start realising the benefits quite quickly.

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

I previously used a different solution. I switched to Tosca because it has much faster turnaround time and is very easy to scale up.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Before choosing, I evaluated QTP and Selenium, along with Tosca Testsuite.
Consultant
Software Developer at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Sep 25 2016

What is most valuable?

Tosca has made the non-programming engineers job easy. The concept is unique but indeed the tool is very powerful in analyzing the functional aspects of both standalone and browser applications. I had a very wonderful experience with Tosca.

How has it helped my organization?

We have one application based on tax calculations and the transactions are calculated based on an Excel formula. We have developed implementations regarding how to implement or automate the application, but with Tosca the predefined modules… more»

What needs improvement?

I would request that they develop some modules on the classic engine.

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

I am new to automation and Tosca is my first product.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We were advised to use QTP, but because we are new to programming, Tosca was the best for us to adopt.
Consultant
Associate Project Manager at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Sep 21 2016

What is most valuable?

There are a lot of features that I love within Tosca. To name a few: * Model-based automation * Scripting knowledge is not required * Requirement traceability * Usage of built-in aid packs

How has it helped my organization?

Before implementing Tosca, the average time that we took for completing regression was about four days. After we started using Tosca, it has been reduced to six hours.

What needs improvement?

I personally feel like the pricing is a little bit on the high end.

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

Pricing is a bit on the higher end.

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

I was using a different solution, but it required scripting knowledge, which most of my team members did not have.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Before choosing, we evaluated QTP, Selenium, and so on.
Consultant
Software Engineer Associate at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Sep 11 2016

What is most valuable?

Tosca Testsuite is a model based automation tool and it doesn't require an explicit framework, unlike other automation tools.

How has it helped my organization?

Tosca very efficiently helps us manage the time taken for automation, its very user-friendly and easy to work with.

What needs improvement?

I feel that the Tosca tool should be improved for handling Siebel applications. My team has tried the automation for a few different types of applications with Tosca. One of them was a Siebel application. We faced the most difficulties in… more»

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

I prefer TOSCA over other tools.

What other advice do I have?

TOSCA Testsuite is a very good automation tool. It supports a wide variety of application automation. This tool provides a very efficient way of automation and also it is compatible with many other tools involved in the testing process like… more»
gagneet
Consultant
Continuous Delivery Lead at SAI Global
Aug 23 2016

What do you think of Tricentis Tosca?

Overall, it is quite a different experience in using it. It does not contain any code, and builds from the requirements as a model of what the actual application will contain. The catch being that initially you do not need to define your test cases from the application end and things might not even be in sequence of what the actual final application would look like. I have an analogy for this – a human body is composed of head, body, hands and legs. Each one has its own “attributes”, which in turn have “instances”. This is what is called the ‘Model-based approach’. Each hand will have attributes such as fingers, nails, elbow, fore-hand, wrist, etc. Then, all these attributes will have instances – long fingers, short fingers, thick fingers, etc. Now to build a body, you need to join all…
Vendor
SAP TAX COE at a tech company with 10,001+ employees
Mar 16 2016

What is most valuable?

While we started implementation with a focus on testing automation, the Risk Management feature is one we are seeing as very valuable in our environment, allowing us to better focus on critical testing.

How has it helped my organization?

It has allowed us to have a highly reusable Regression Test suite. We have already been able to run it for an SAP upgrade and plan on using it on a regular basis (weekly) going forward.

What needs improvement?

The record and play is still a new feature and while SAP has been added to the latest version, it is still lacking usefulness for common repository setups.

What other advice do I have?

The tool is very different than other testing tools and it is important to explain some of these different to all the stakeholders to ensure they really understand the benefits at their level. By that I mean that a tester might see benefit in the ease of automation but a business user will see… more»
Ashwin Mor
Real User
Senior Software Engineer at Tech Mahindra
Feb 16 2016

What is most valuable?

* Scriptless tool -- great for those, like me, who don't have a lot of knowledge in coding to test software * Works quickly and easily

How has it helped my organization?

I have worked a lot with Tosca for the past year, and it has helped our organization complete many tasks which most of the other tools couldn’t. Being a scriptless tool was pretty helpful for me, as I don't have a great knowledge of coding. Its features helps us complete the work soon, and in an easy way.

What other advice do I have?

With it being a scriptless tool, it helps people without coding knowledge to work with ease. The amazing features provided by Tricentis takes automation to a different world and it's fun working with it.
Consultant
QA Automation Lead at a tech services company
Jan 31 2016

What is most valuable?

I wouldn't usually describe user automation as a key feature but it is a key feature. The ability to scan the application and for it to have all of the attributes and things you need and put them into the test is the most valuable feature for us.

How has it helped my organization?

We did a full-blown POC. It was super successful and we were able to automate a large number of our scripts and save a lot of time and also automate a lot of our testing. We're now able to to build and get tests resolved. It has totally automated our testing, which is great. Now we are extending it across all of our teams.

What needs improvement?

We haven’t really defined this yet. Some tools we are trying to use, like virtualization, haven't been used yet, but this is really something on our end. What we can’t do we have customizations available. We know there’s a feature in the next release which automates even more, and we are trying to find a stop time so we can upgrade and get that feature. It may be different for other companies, but… more»
Real User
QA Manager at a non-profit with 501-1,000 employees
Jan 31 2016

What is most valuable?

The best feature is the speed in which we are able to get our automation up and running. We had an unorganized library of regression test cases. We have, within the first six months, been able to automate 85% on our critical business… more»

How has it helped my organization?

We are able to allocate more resources on projects instead of maintenance. Our maintenance has dwindled down to two employees and we have the confidence to try and other things and explore other units.

What needs improvement?

The only thing I am not happy about is not so much the product, but it's that we don’t a good way to control licenses. Sometimes people are using licenses at their desk and when they go home, they still have the license. There is no good… more»

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

We have used previous versions so this was down to an upgrade.

What other advice do I have?

I would say, take the training and go in to the product and use it the way they recommend to use it. They trained as and it works well. Some listen and kindly say we will use it the Tricentis way and don’t, they end up seeing problems. If I… more»
Vendor
Quality Assurance Manager at a insurance company with 501-1,000 employees
Jan 31 2016

What is most valuable?

This solution allows you to create an entire automated framework where it allows you to easily manage everything in one place.

How has it helped my organization?

It's given us the ability to do automated tests which has made some things a lot quicker. A part of our problem is that we don’t necessarily have staff 100% dedicated to it, so that's a problem in our area. We should have had more done and… more»

What needs improvement?

Our stability problems mentioned below notwithstanding, I am sure the new release will address everything that we need. We are going to convert to the new version and we have to address a problem with one of our apps first. We recently went… more»

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

We didn't use a previous solution, but I've personally worked with other tools. Testsuite is versatile, and that was the big thing about choosing it. We're using Power Builder, which Testsuite can support, along with other applications. So… more»

What other advice do I have?

I think it’s important to get the training that is provided and really make sure you get hands-on time with the product. That’s our problem -- we haven’t been able to dedicate ourselves to it. If we had the time to stay with it and learn it… more»
Vendor
Product Owner at Tricentis
Dec 16 2015

What is most valuable?

For me there are three outstanding features: The first one is the test case design feature. When using the feature in your project - I definitely recommend using it – it forces you to think about your test approach, and your overall test… more»

How has it helped my organization?

The tool is meant to be an enterprise solution for automating software tests. The vendor has its own test philosophy and wants you to follow it. It tries to hide all technical information of the SUT and forces you to always look at your SUT… more»

What needs improvement?

Though the tool claims to be an enterprise solution, it lacks some enterprise features. I would like to see a central management capability for admins, where you define initial workspaces, parametrize settings or update all clients… more»

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

You will not find an official pricing list. You have to contact the local sales team.

What other advice do I have?

The tool is a desktop application and comes with all advantages and disadvantages of a desktop application in terms of deployment and scalability. There is a cloud version (TaaS), but this version is only suitable for manual tests and web… more»
Vendor
IT Business Consultant at a retailer with 1,001-5,000 employees
Dec 05 2015

What do you think of Tricentis Tosca?

What is most valuable?

The features we've found most valuable are-- It’s a modular structure, so changes in a module are automatically updated in all relevant test cases. It uses a risk-based approached via a weighted requirement set.

What needs improvement?

Not all functions are logical without certain know-how. Context menu in the newer versions is not ideal.

For how long have I used the solution?

I've used it for about one year.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

During an upgrade there were issues, but this was due to certain security settings on our end, and the Tosca support team was very useful in helping us with those setting and resolving the issues.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We're discussing internally with…
Consultant
Senior Consultant at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Dec 05 2015

What is most valuable?

I think the most valuable features are: * Scriptless testing * Modules (object repository) * Test data management * It can be used by non-technical users, such as business analysts

How has it helped my organization?

The product helps us to create very accurate test cases. The goal was not to create plenty of test cases, but only those that cover the most critical parts of our applications.

What needs improvement?

Some areas have already been improved such as loops and conditions, but there is still one major issues. If you need to improve one of the Tosca engines, you have to develop it in the same language, such as C# and Java. So you need more… more»

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

Tosca was chosen by the customer before we started the project.

What other advice do I have?

You should be very careful if you have to customize Tosca because it could be very expensive, so take your time to evaluate it. Test it with many applications, many objects, and many controls.
Consultant
Test Analyst at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Oct 05 2015

What is most valuable?

We've found TBox to be valuable for scanning applications and automating test cases. In newest version, time of scanning the application has been reduced immensely. Also, there is a lot of ways to identify controls that doesn't have unique IDs, and that process is more stable than before.

How has it helped my organization?

TOSCA is quite organized by itself, so it helps us do our job more efficient and quicker.

What needs improvement?

The ability to create more complex TestCases with "If" and "While" loops (now it provides IF, DO and WHILE statements, but they can't really be implemented the way we are used to use those loops).

What other advice do I have?

Great tool for testing, but only when used by an educated tester or by somebody who's gone through the whole course and had at least a little bit of practice. It's worth it.
Vendor
Senior Consultant at a engineering company with 501-1,000 employees
Sep 30 2015

What is most valuable?

Testcase design is most valuable, as it has helped in 2 different aspects. Storing the test data in one place, and deciding how many test cases are needed for a given scenario using one of the inbuilt algorithms, thereby ensuring the test… more»

How has it helped my organization?

We used the TCD (red folder to design the test flow), and it was easy to get the tests reviewed by the subject-matter experts as it allowed systematic review of Testcases. Once it was OKd by the SME, we could confidently run the tests for… more»

What needs improvement?

Most of us have had the complaint that loop statements are missing, without which testing in reality was difficult, as many times Test scenarios needed to be run in iteration and version 8.4 has included this feature.

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

We previously (for six years) used QTP, and the client chose to have only Tosca for test automation as the license costs were lower compared to the HP tools.

What other advice do I have?

I would advise that, if one needs to install Tosca for test automation, always go for the latest version, as Tricentis is implemeting all the user feedbacks genuinely in their tools and it is evolving and has a great potential.
Consultant
Head of Test Automation at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Sep 30 2015

What is most valuable?

* Test cases design * Model based test automation

How has it helped my organization?

From a services perspective, it allows us to scale up test automation teams very quickly, because test analysts can contribute to the test automation effort without the need for scripting/coding skills. From our clients perspective (e.g. large banks, government organisations etc.), it has allowed… more»

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

The Test Automation team at TTC use many other test automation tools/solutions, and have chosen Tosca as our preferred tool because of it's unique model based approach to test automation. We have found this approach to have many benefits including; ease of use, extendability, robustness… more»

What other advice do I have?

We would always advise customers to have experts involved during a test automation implementation. Generally, we recommend conducting a POC to prove that the solution works technically for your systems, then we recommend a pilot project, to prove that the business benefits can be realized, and to… more»
Consultant
Test Analyst at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Sep 30 2015

What is most valuable?

* Complete or partial test automation * Methodology for reducing the number of test cases needed along with high risk coverage * Easy way to prioritize requirements * Ease of test case maintenance * It can be used by people with no previous… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Test case automation and ease of test case maintenance through Tosca has reduced the manpower needed for testing, reducing the time needed for testing, and has thus saved money. Management of projects also got a lot easier.

What needs improvement?

* They could improve scanning of the applications under test * Useful tips could be improved * Better and graeter number of examples in manuals * Reduced cost of licenses

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

There are four types of licenses available, and you should use one that best suits your resources and preconditions. Because of expensive licenses, if your company is new to the market, do not start a business using Tosca if you expect slow… more»

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

We previously used HP Application Lifecycle Management for manual testing. We chose to switch to Tosca because of the test case automation and it offers easier management.
Consultant
Business Consultant at a consultancy with 1,001-5,000 employees
Sep 24 2015

What is most valuable?

The test automation function is independent of the technology used by the drag & drop functionality.

How has it helped my organization?

The project that I used this product on did not have a professional test management approach within the test activities they had for their IT systems. That's why they implemented automated testing… more»

What needs improvement?

There's not much. The release cycles of the vendor are much faster than what companies can implement. Sometimes, out of the box functionalities are reduced to reduce the tools complexity, but then… more»

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

Not as part of this project, but I used HP Quality Center as a test tool before. I found it much easier to learn as Tosca Testsuite has been devleoped for users with a very good and intuitive user… more»

What other advice do I have?

Check the efforts of your manual testing per application every year, and then decide on what, and how, to automate. Usually there should be an ROI at the latest, after using Tosca Testsuite for two… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

The department did an evaluation between HP Quality Center and TOSCA before my assignment started. The main reasons for choosing Tosca Testsuite was its easier usability as well as lower costs.
Consultant
Technical Tester at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Sep 01 2015

What is most valuable?

I mostly use the TOSCA Commander to create test cases. I also utilize the Tbox feature to automate complex test scenarios. Lastly, I find the requirements linking very useful in analysis after a release (i.e. test coverage, etc.).

How has it helped my organization?

The product is very useful in keeping track of test execution and coverage. This is because it has a feature called Execution List which shows resources and the test cases they have executed. There is also a tab for Requirements where the test cases can be linked. So, by combining those two together, you will be able to see which test cases are mapped to requirements, and if they have been… more»

What needs improvement?

The product, at times, does not recognize objects, especially in web applications. It would be good to have that fixed in the next version. As a work around, you have to use the feature called TBox which allows you to scan complex objects.
Vendor
Software Analyst at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Aug 26 2015

What is most valuable?

* Test case design * Shows results in the requirements section * Manual test cases * Automation

What needs improvement?

Test automation – how you can record the module. It’s already easier to record than it was, but there is still room for improvement. UI has gotten better but could still be improved. There are some keyword shortcuts in test case design and in general that could be introduced. Sometimes everything is… more»

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

No previous version was used.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We looked at Ranorex and Eggplant. We decided to go with Testsuite because you can integrate manual test cases and you can see the reports in a nice way and see how the test case is going in the requirement section.
Vendor
Senior Test Manager, Head of Test Automation Process at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jul 28 2015

What do you think of Tricentis Tosca?

What is most valuable?

Business dynamic steering and table steering.

How has it helped my organization?

For example, you can make templates and share them with storage elements. We use it in our main, regressive, HTML, and web-case tests.

What needs improvement?

At the moment, none. In the latest version I don’t see much room for improvement.

For how long have I used the solution?

I've used it for six years.

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

In the past there were.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The product is stable; no problems with stability features.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We had in the past, but those are gone in the latest versions. In the beginning there were problems with scaling…
Vendor
Test Manager with 501-1,000 employees
Jul 22 2015

What is most valuable?

We like the idea of reusable data classes when we are using our test cases. We work with a lot of data, and so being able to create reusable data classes is very helpful to us.

How has it helped my organization?

The primary driver for us is that it puts automation into the hands of non-technical testers. Previous programs, if you’re not a programmer, you can forget about it, but with TOSCA it’s easier to get… more»

What needs improvement?

So far, all our issues have had to do with our unfamiliarity with the product.

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

Initial setup was straightforward. It took a little bit of juggling to get a central database set up as defaults to working in isolation, but other than that it was OK.

What other advice do I have?

Be prepared to change how you approach test automation – definitely a mindset shift. It's highly configurable so you want to make good use of that. Don’t be afraid to ask for help from Tricentis, they… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

TOSCA was recommended, so we didn’t look into anything else. Our software provider said it could support their solution so we went for it. We had looked into HP UFT and Smartbear. We had used HP UFT… more»
Consultant
Senior Manager of QA at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
May 19 2015

What do you think of Tricentis Tosca?

Recently, I was asked a set of questions regarding my experience with TOSCA. Here are the questions and my answers: General info: Is there any need for coding or scripting? Based on my research, I expect that the module is created when scanning has been finished. But some users commented that coding or scripting is needed. - Depends on the application and technology you are trying to automate. TOSCA has a lot of engines (HTML, .NET, Java, Webservices, etc.) with control library's that can be used out of the box. For something that is not covered by these engines (like a custom java widget) you will need to code for steering. Are control statements like if/then/else and loops supported? - Loops are not directly supported. If/then/else are supported for templates (data…
Consultant
QA Expert at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Dec 11 2013

What do you think of Tricentis Tosca?

I have used TOSCA for R&D only,. not any real client project. TOSCA is very good for Business requirement based test case not complex test scenarios Good Visual representation, easy to understand and comfortable to implement business ideas. Can cover only user validations. (you can not satisfy all possible complex scenarios and requirements) It is a good test case building tool for managers or business personnel not for a core QA person. So, if you are targeting for Technical QA career, it might not help that much. But, if you are on to business area, team lead who manage clients with requirements, it is very good tool for you. In market, it is not that much popular, so you may not get many jobs that need TOSCA
Vendor
QA Expert at a healthcare company with 501-1,000 employees
Dec 11 2013

What do you think of Tricentis Tosca?

After working on TOSCA for 18 months this is what I think:- (Note: this is my personal opinion and not that of the company I work for) There is no such thing as "No Coding skills required". Even TOSCA has some custom vb script files that come with the installation that allow you to do certain automation tasks. Also you can create your own vb script files and associate them to modules within TOSCA for further customisation. My understanding of test automation is keeping your test scenarios in the centre and wrap your automation tool around it. TOSCA shakes this basic understanding of mine to the core. It's either the TOSCA way or the highway :) I do not consider myself an expert TOSCA userit makes it easy simply because I do not know how to create custom controls…

What is Tricentis Tosca?

Tricentis Tosca specializes in enabling large enterprises to improve the quality of their applications by equipping them to optimize, manage, and automate their software testing.

Tosca's model-based approach to software test automation enables enterprises to achieve high automation rates while maximizing business risk coverage.

Tricentis Tosca also provides market-leading test case design and planning capabilities, test data provisioning, service virtualization, mobile testing, and more.

Tosca is fully compatible with other testing solutions and Application Lifecycle Management products. Tricentis also offers uniquely designed testing solutions for SAP, ServiceNow, Trax, Avaloq, and Oracle.

Tricentis Tosca customers

HBO, AMEX, BMW Group, ING, Bosch, Austrian Airlines, Deutsche Bank, Henkel, Allianz, Bank of America, UBS, Orange, Siemens, Swiss Re, Vodafone

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