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2018-08-08T04:05:00Z

What needs improvement with SoapUI Pro?

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Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with SoapUI Pro.

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

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In the beginning—I think it may have been the prior version—there was a lot of lag, but as the version updated, the lag decreased. SoapUI would also benefit from some more customization abilities. It's a good interface, but it would be nice if they added the ability to build custom dashboards where the user can do their own bar graphs and pie charts. It would be helpful from a management point of view. That way, the user can easily be able to know the status of the project.

2021-09-28T20:30:00Z
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Top 20Real User

It is limited to scope and risk services only. It does have some support for JMS, but it is not out-of-the-box; you have to do some tweaks here and there. They should improve the scope, and the message should not be limited to SOAP and REST services but also include other protocols and message formats so that people who have other requirements, other than SOAP and REST services, can also think of the solution. Otherwise, if you have 15 to 20% of automation other than SOAP and REST services, you would have to go to some other tools because it is not fully covered by SoapUI Pro. As for pain points, reporting is one. It's a bit difficult to filter out or to customize the report. It will be an either everything or nothing kind of report. Reporting also should have a flexible customization option. When I do a 10,000 testing execution, I don't have the option to filter out the report that is generated. This makes it even impossible on a Windows system to open that report because of the size of the file. It will capture each and every request and each and every SQL period, as a result of the SQL period. So, it is too heavy for Windows to handle it.

2021-09-03T08:14:19Z
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Top 20Real User

It is helpful for individuals, however for a big team, for example, if I change any code in my project, for my colleague, it's difficult for them to use the same. This is the drawback. It's not ideal for teams and works best for individuals. If someone makes edits, it needs to be shared. We would like it to be possible to share code in order to effectively work together. Occasionally, when you are saving, the solution can hang. You might have to close it down and start again.

2021-08-24T18:39:46Z
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Top 20Real User

I think their user-information sites should be better defined by SoapUI. For example, if I want to hit that virtualize server, let's say, with a 100K load — what is the bare minimum requirement? That kind of definition is not available anywhere. If that level of measurement could be given, that would be really helpful. Tool-wise, I find no technical limitations as such. It's all as expected. It all depends on how much memory and how much you want to allocate. That's pretty typical for this type of solution. I suppose the GUI could be slightly improved. Right now, we don't have a way to capture the JVM stacks either for the virtualization or for the service when using SoapUI Pro for load testing.

2020-11-17T16:12:51Z
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Top 20Real User

Stability has been an issue for us. It needs to be looked at and made a bit better. The load testing performance needs to be adjusted. It could work much more effectively, in my opinion. They should work on the pricing of the solution. Right now, we find it to be overly expensive.

2020-06-18T05:17:47Z
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Top 20Real User

The documentation needs to be improved because the interface is not easy for a first-time user. It would be better if the price of this solution was lowered.

2020-02-06T11:37:20Z
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Top 10Real User

The automation needs improvement. We tried automation but it's not easy to integrate with the synching and some of the mission tools that we use for automated testing of APIs. That is the main section that we use and it needs to improve a lot. They could include extra trial sessions with the extended license for critical types because they have trial versions that are provided for one month. For corporate companies, it is not enough time to explore and access it and give feedback on whether they are proceeding with it or not. They should include a trial session for at least three months. That would be very good. In the next release, I would like integration with other tools to support software development, for example, Go! Zilla for defect management, so that I am able to test it, connect it, and trace it back to my requirement and log my defects seamlessly. I would like seamless connectivity with other software development tools.

2019-12-30T06:00:00Z
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LeaderboardConsultant

The tools that are stated by SmartBear speaks for itself, but when it comes to improvements, there could be a release which only aims for the development of beginners in terms of understanding the tools that are laid by SmartBear.

2019-03-06T08:53:00Z
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Consultant

The UI should be improved a little. It would be great to integrate the graphing module for load testing, so that we could analyze the timings of the responses and how that changes over time with changes in the API implementation logic.

2018-08-08T04:05:00Z
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