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Real User
IT Supervisor at a university with 10,001+ employees
Sep 06 2017

What is most valuable?

Most visual components can be defined by simple drag and drop operations. Reusing the defined objects is intuitive. For more complicated components, Identifying windows… more»

How has it helped my organization?

I have undergraduate Computer Science students entering all of our tests and they have found it easy to master with minimal assistance from me. The savings from using… more»

What needs improvement?

Classes are not as object-oriented as I would like, but I am a programmer and not QA so I expect a lot. The interface has a lot of features and took a while for me to… more»

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

We are a non-profit so the initial cost was a concern. During my evaluation I found that the price was comparable to similar test automation products. After adding in the… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

Prior to AscentialTest we did only manual testing, with over 1500 scripted tests. Manual testing was problematic because it diverted people away from other urgent tasks… more»

What other advice do I have?

Great support, powerful tool, easy enough for entry-level staff to use. I am very happy with AscentialTest and would recommend it highly.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I evaluated other automation options primarily through on-line information, speaking with technical support, and price. I did attempt to work with open-source test… more»
LokeshKumar
Real User
Managing Director at MatryxSoft Tech
Feb 07 2017

What is most valuable?

Zeenyx AscentialTest has unique features that are unlike other automation tools. Being a QA professional, here is what I like about the product. Let me begin with its most… more»

How has it helped my organization?

We are a service-based company in India working for the retail industry in the US. Before we moved to AscentialTest from Silk Test, a regression suite of a massive 2300… more»

What needs improvement?

An option for the test set and plan results to be mailed out would help the reports to be circulated to the concerned people in the testing line.

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

When I worked in this project in my previous organization, I had no idea about the cost and licensing as it was bought form the client end. I now have the knowledge on it… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

Prior to AscentialTest, one of our team did regression testing of these 2300 test cases scripted in Silk Test classic agent. Some custom windows were unrecognized with… more»

What other advice do I have?

AscentialTest has evolved since I have used it. I have seen many changes in the panel views, search option made available in all the explorer views, grouping, image… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I am not sure which solutions that were considered other than Silk Test support. I heard from my client that it was not feasible to continue with Silk Test classic agent… more»
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Real User
Senior Programmer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Jan 29 2017

What do you think of Zeenyx AscentialTest?

What is most valuable?

Our web site is dynamically generated to each user, so much so that the only testing solution we found was AscentialTest. The unique ability to take a snapshot of a form, have controls on that page dynamically recognized, combined with being able to store all our form variables in a SQL database helped us automate repeatable testing.

How has it helped my organization?

Automated repeatable tests that can be compared to a control, help find and keep bugs from being released into our live system.

What needs improvement?

I would like to see a debugger added.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have used it for two years.

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

We have not encountered any deployment issues.

What do I think about

FFox
Real User
Senior Test Engineer at The American Hospital Association
Dec 02 2016

What is most valuable?

It's easy to create tests because you just drag and drop objects instead of writing code.

How has it helped my organization?

We have a major upgrade of the two key applications I automated. This will be the first time we have an automated regression to run.

What needs improvement?

It would be great if AscentialTest supported the license server being in the cloud.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

My company had an outside vendor, as well as one of our employees, try to complete an automated solution using Selenium. A framework was created but the automation was never completed. In 2015, after my company went through several failed attempts at automating one of the key applications at my… more»
Michael Thompson
Real User
Principal Quality Management Analyst with 1,001-5,000 employees
Dec 07 2015

What is most valuable?

Zeenyx AscentialTest has a great number of features but the most valuable to me are the ease with which capturing snapshots to create my app object library is one of my… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Using the Host/Target feature has allowed our various teams to significantly reduce execution time by sending our tests to virtual machines.

What needs improvement?

Zeenyx has been working on a feature for AscentialTest that will allow our non-automation people (business users, managers, etc.) access to a portal. This portal can be… more»

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

Our company was an early adopter of AscentialTest. We have an Enterprise license so can install the software on as many machines as we want. If you are planning on using… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

Before Zeenyx AscentialTest, our company was using an old version of SilkTest (that was out of maintenance). The main reason for the switch was that we wanted to have… more»

What other advice do I have?

I have been working with Zeenyx AscentialTest for almost 4 years and have a very good relationship with them. I will say that they are genuinely interested in improving… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

The decision to move to Zeenyx AscentialTest was done prior to my arriving at this company. I have been told there was no other evaluation done.

What is Zeenyx AscentialTest?

AscentialTest™ by Zeenyx Software is an enterprise level Test Management System that encompasses Test Planning, Development, Data Management, Execution and Defect Tracking for applications running on Windows, the web, java, dotNet, terminals and PowerBuilder. This “next generation” testing solution allows users to build robust automated and manual tests from reusable components created by its powerful object recognition engine without recording or scripting. Our patented ‘snapshot’ technology generates graphical representations of the application under test which allows users to build ‘Steps’ by dragging and dropping objects in a visual test editor. Reusable Steps are combined to form a multitude of automated and manual tests that are easy to create and maintain. With AscentialTest, companies realize a dramatic reduction in test creation and maintenance times, resulting in increased productivity and lower costs.
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Zeenyx AscentialTest customers
TJX Companies, Nuance Communications, Ericsson Inc., Transatlantic Reinsurance Company, Accenture, Nutrition Coordinating Center, Univ. of MN, iConectiv, Fortress Software, and LMP Corp.
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