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gagneet
Consultant
Continuous Delivery Lead at a tech consulting company with 1,001-5,000 employees
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…
Real User
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.
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NidhiBihani
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»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you 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.
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.
gagneet
Consultant
Continuous Delivery Lead at a tech consulting company with 1,001-5,000 employees
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…
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.
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»
Real User
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.
Real User
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…

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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