2017-07-05T06:05:00Z

What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for Worksoft Certify?


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Top 5Real User

The licensing is yearly.

2020-03-01T06:37:00Z
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Consultant

The product works well with SAP and non-SAP products.

2019-03-10T11:16:00Z
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Consultant

Worksoft can help you to select the right automation platform, then deliver value quickly.

2019-03-10T11:16:00Z
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Real User

We are not using Capture 2.0 at this point, because we don't have a Worksoft Analyze license.

2019-03-10T11:16:00Z
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Real User

The license cost is quite high. This might not be a consideration for a large company, but it will be for a small company. E.g., Tricentis (their competitor) offers certain exclusive use cases where a company can use it in a certain way, so this is another option that companies consider.

2019-03-10T11:16:00Z
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Real User

Cost-wise, compared with other tools, it is a great product.

2019-03-10T11:16:00Z
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Top 20Real User

It is expensive compared to some of the other automation tools in the market. However, the benefits and ROI has proved that it has been a good investment. We have concurrent licenses.

2019-02-04T08:44:00Z
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Top 20Real User

The initial investment is probably a little high. It was a little hard for me to sell, but it's a one shot deal and that's why it's so high. All we are doing now is paying annual maintenance, which we don't have to if we don't want upgrades, but we do. It is based on the number of licenses. So, if we had bought a larger number of licenses, our costs would have come down significantly, which is fair. I did struggle a little bit trying to sell it because they'd already had one failure, and here I was asking for money to try again. However, once we got it in, we have had great success. We have seven licenses today. The people using it are three automation engineers/quality assurance testers who do SAP ECC. We also have three who do web application testing. They are the ones creating the automation for our portals, e.g., customer portal. I have one test lead, who oversees this team and bounces between both SAP and web testing. We haven't bought a whole lot of licenses and haven't rolled it out to like massive amount of users. We're doing all the work ourselves. If the company decides that they want to roll it out then they will do that, but right now, they started small. Since these are concurrent licenses, we could double the number of users with our current licenses because six out of the seven are offshore. While we are sleeping, they're using them. As we continue to expand, we just started a PoC with our Middle East carrier business unit. Depending on how they feel about the tool, we will probably be increasing our license to get those people onboard. But, we're just starting that. We also purchased the Worksoft Analyze license and ran it. The problem I have with it is that it doesn't differentiate between objects that are in being used vs. not being used in SAP. You have to sort the unused objects out of your results. I was doing that for a while, but we will be moving to a more robust tool. We are in the process of starting to use it. The problem with Worksoft Analyze is that it's an extra tool and license, a separate license. Their main strength is automation. I don't think they are focusing on Worksoft Analyze like they focus on the automation tool, because that is really what customers want, the ability to automate tests. Worksoft Analyze is a scope definition tool. Therefore, I am not currently using Worksoft Analyze.

2019-02-04T08:44:00Z
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Top 20Real User

We ended up buying too many licenses. They were very good at selling it to us, and probably oversold it a little. We bought 45 licenses and have never used more than twenty. However, they gave us a pretty significant discount on the bigger license, so it made sense for us to buy enough that we wouldn't have to go back and ask for more. At that time, we had budget to do that. The licensing is pretty straightforward. We have considered using them to do robotic process automation and may still do that. Initially, we were worried that our license might preclude us from using the tool for something other than testing, but when we checked into that, there is no limitation. We could use Certify to do robotic process automation, which is basically running a process on your correction system instead of your test system. Therefore, we may do that in the future.

2019-02-04T08:44:00Z
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Top 20Real User

The price is in line with everyone else's in the market. They are not cheaper nor more expensive than anyone else who was in our RFP. There is a cost involved to doing it, but once you get over the initial cost, then you'll start reaping the benefits and seeing that testing is getting done more quickly and efficiently. We are still early on with it, but the expectation and what we're seeing is that we will start seeing some savings coming out on the back-end once we have this done.

2019-02-04T08:44:00Z
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Real User

We would purchase more licenses right now if they were cheaper. Pricing is a little bit of a hindrance.

2019-01-31T08:49:00Z
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Real User

When talking about continuous testing, so then the tool is not really good at all because you need to purchase some additional tools. For example, the Execution Manager and other tools, which are an additional cost. Another added cost is the payment necessity for reporting.

2018-10-08T17:34:00Z
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Real User

Conduct a proof of concept (POC) so that you understand what needs to be invested with Worksoft Certify. You will need to understand what sort of time you need to initially set aside to learn and apply the tool, and how that time can be leveraged to shorten continuing development of Worksoft Certify test scripts (processes) as facility in the tool increases. * Someone needs to know to administer it. * Someone needs to know how to develop the tests. * Someone needs to develop a representative automated test script for a candidate application in your organization. * That person also needs to execute the scripts and then report results of the scripts. That script needs to execute several times. Now a comparison needs to be done with the time it takes to execute the multiple test runs against the same time it would take to do the same thing manually. In this way, you can now quantify your savings. Now apply the need over the instances in your organization and compare that to the pricing and licensing to see how many instances of this effort would give you a return on your investment. You will find that you will have many instances that would justify the price and licensing costs.

2017-07-05T06:05:00Z
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