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2015-11-12T04:08:00Z

What needs improvement with SmartBear TestComplete?

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Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with SmartBear TestComplete.

What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?

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Top 20Real User

Name Mapping feature should be clearer. Whenever I use it, I do not really know what will work and what will not work.

2018-05-17T14:49:00Z
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Top 5Real User

We have something called Name Mapping in TestComplete it is the only Name Mapping that is available for TestComplete. If they allowed two Name Mappings, or run Name Mapping in run time, that would be ideal. TestComplete has its own XPath Identifiers. It auto-identifies the XPath of the application. If that engine could better identify more XPaths automatically and make the process more flexible, that would be better. Code analysis would be helpful. If they could give us a code analysis feature, similar to something called Ranorex Coach (which will give us auto-suggestions of how to use certain things), that would be ideal. In Tricentis, they have a feature whenever we identify an element or automate an element, they give a unique identification element that the tool notes when we map. Here, we don't have a feature that can mention the unique object identification kind of stuff. We need to highlight it on screen and then we need to check it.

2021-08-27T10:45:47Z
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Top 20Real User

I was going to say load and performance but I really didn't get a chance to get into the load and performance part of TestComplete. I can sense there's still a little bit more room for improvement in terms of making the whole testing process easier. Because it was desktop first, it kind of focused on COTS-based testing and API's because everyone's using it at the moment. To bring it up to a 10, I would be looking for the addition of some key functional API testing. What I mean by key is like the video streaming or a consistent flow of data being used and then how much can it handle and how much API testing can it do because that's where the load and performance comes in. The API testing is where I would see a lot more improvement.

2021-02-13T00:45:00Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

The one issue we have is that the tool was installed in a local machine. Now, it's more popular when you use tools that work in online environments. It would be better if it was available on the cloud. We'd like to access it on remote desktops. I don't want to have to install it on every machine. It would be ideal if the solution could offer one subscription for time and one for life. Right now, when you buy the solution, you need to pay for one solution. You receive one set up and you install it and it's just in that one machine. It would be ideal if they could offer one subscription where you can connect to different machines with a group subscription. Or maybe they could offer different pricing. They need to be more flexible.

2021-02-05T11:58:02Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

In the cross-browser domain, it has a few snags with Microsoft Edge and Chrome; although, these problems are not critical. Overall, The internal customer feedback is above average.

2021-01-11T22:33:02Z
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Top 5LeaderboardConsultant

I didn't use it very heavily. One issue that I found was that there wasn't a quick way or a button to move Visual Basic scripts to TestComplete. We have a lot of such scripts in our organization, and it would be very useful to have some option to easily move these scripts. It is currently possible to convert these scripts to TestComplete, but it is not easy. I have to write some code, but everything is not available immediately.

2021-01-08T15:29:00Z
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Top 20Real User

They're working on many features. Of course, the roadmap is not news to me, but yes, of course, they are working on different features.

2020-11-04T20:04:08Z
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Top 5LeaderboardConsultant

The licensing costs are a little bit high and should be reduced. I would like the ability to automatically distribute web applications to all of the concurrent users.

2020-07-05T15:50:28Z
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Top 10Real User

The test object repository needs to be improved. The hierarchy and the way we identify the objects in different applications, irrespective of technology, needs adjustments. The located and test objects are not as flexible compared to other commercial tools.

2020-07-05T09:37:55Z
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Top 10Real User

The solution needs to extend the possibilities so that we can test on other operating systems, platforms and publications for Android as well as iOS. Right now, Complete can test only on native Android and native iOS applications.

2020-02-05T08:05:10Z
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Top 20Real User

The solution needs more training manuals or some form of online forum for learning. It needs more documentation. Some sort of troubleshooting portal should be available for users. The solution could be faster. It would be good to increase the reusability of the code so that rerun time can be saved. It would be ideal to be able to run multiple scenarios at the same time. Right now, in terms of recording and scripting the solution is not user-friendly. They need to improve on this.

2019-12-05T11:13:00Z
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Top 20Real User

The solution needs Mac OS support. Right now, the solution has only been developed to accommodate Windows OS.

2019-11-14T06:33:00Z
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Top 5Real User

There is a problem with usability because the speed decreases, which could be an issue with scalability because of too many hits on the site. It depends on how distributed their systems are, and how well they can handle multiple connections. The artificial intelligence needs to be improved.

2019-11-13T05:28:00Z
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Consultant

What is currently missing from this solution is better support for mobile testing. This is what we are currently negotiating with them for. Specifically, we would like to see Flutter support in the next release of this solution.

2019-10-06T16:38:00Z
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Top 20Consultant

- Increased performance with less memory and cpu usage. - Supports various and different versions of browsers in web testing. - Support to Windows mobile application. (Native iOS and Android apps are supported currently.)

2015-11-12T04:08:00Z
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