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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 »

Which solution did I use previously and why did I 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 »
Consultant
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

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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.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I 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 »
Consultant
Systems Manager at a consultancy with 1,001-5,000 employees
Nov 29 2016

What is most valuable?

* Excellent Support for PowerBuilder Applications. * Excellent Test Result Tracking and Test Result Reporting. * Re-usability of steps user defined parts. * Flexible Object recognition and snapshot… more »

How has it helped my organization?

In conjunction with our team we have integrated Automated Regression in to our core Reinsurance Application to monitor expected results against nightly production and test environment results. As… more »

What needs improvement?

The ability to copy internal tables would be nice.

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

No.

What other advice do I have?

I have a lot more regression projects in the pipeline. With Ascential support at the level I currently receive I am very confident they will all be successful.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Yes. We had looked a a HP solution but were not comfortable with the support they would seem to offer for PowerBuilder.
Michael Thompson
Real User
QA Analyst with 501-1,000 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 »

Which solution did I use previously and why did I 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.
Vendor
User with 11-50 employees
Sep 28 2015

What is most valuable?

* Zeenyx AscentialTest provides excellent support for PowerBuilder applications. * Object recognition is very powerful and flexible. * Application Objects are created by interacting with snapshots in a highly visual drag and drop… more »

How has it helped my organization?

Zeenyx AscentialTest has been an essential part of our product testing

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

SilkTest It stopped supporting PowerBuilder applications

What other advice do I have?

I strongly recommend Zeenyx AscentialTest

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Yes AscentialTest was the best among serval testing tools supporting PowerBuilder applications
Consultant
Software Engineering Senior Analyst at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Sep 08 2015

What is most valuable?

Reusability of the steps was something that we (our team members) found the most valuable. That helped in saving a lot of time we spend on developing our tests.

How has it helped my organization?

Zeenyx team did provide us with a very reliable support throughout the automation of Siebel as we were unable to find a good automation solution for an older version of… more »

What needs improvement?

It would be better if the support for Web Tables and Siebel Tables are readily available and made more simpler as they are encountered quite often while automating the… more »

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

The pricing and license cost is decent considering the features we have got from AscentialTest and the support they provide throughout. We are in fact using the Enterprise… more »

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

In fact we couldnt use another solution previously as we were working on an old version of Siebel that was not been supported by many solutions out there in the market.

What other advice do I have?

The scripting time required is less compared to other solutions. In fact not much scripting is required as most of the actions are readily available on the Actions Panel… more »

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Yes, we did evaluate some other options like Routine Boat, EggPlant etc., but we were unable to get a satisfactory solution. Finally we ended upon AscentialTest which… more »

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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