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"It can support both web applications and mobile applications, and in certain cases, it can also support testing of desktop applications or software-based applications. You can write web applications, mobile applications, and software-based applications."

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"I feel that the codeless part, the dynamic value capture part is quite easy in NeoLoad compared to other tools.""The stability is okay.""It offered us an easy to use, limited code option for end-to-end performance testing.""The licensing cost is very less for NeoLoad. It is user-friendly and easy to understand because they have created so many useful functionalities. When I started working with this tool, we just had to do the initial assessment about whether this tool will be able to support our daily work or not. I could easily understand it. I didn't have to search Google or watch YouTube videos. In just 15 to 20 minutes, I was able to understand the tool.""The most valuable feature is flexibility, as it connects to all of the endpoints that we need it to.""The test cases are quite easy to build and to maintain. This is the most valuable aspect of the solution for us. It's the reason why they changed from JMeter to NeoLoad.""The scripting is really user-friendly and the reporting is very good.""Very easy to use the front end and the UI is very good."

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"There are some features that Micro Focus LoadRunner provides, but they are not available in IBM Rational Performance Tester. They should include such features. It can also have more reports similar to what HP provides. It might also need some improvement in terms of the tools and support for other technology areas. Certain technologies are not supported by every tool. They need to support all sorts of technologies and platforms on which web applications and mobile applications are built. They need complete support for all sorts of technologies."

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"I would like to see support for auto-correlations.""Support wasn't able to solve a technical issue.""LoadRunner offers a full protocol, whereas, with this product, only a few of the protocols are supported - not all.""Sometimes it's complicated to maintain the test cases. It's much easier than in JMeter, however. I'm not sure if this depends so much on NeoLoad, or is more based on the environment that we are testing.""Most people focus on HTTPS or TCP, but it would be good to have support for a variety of different protocols.""LoadRunner supports multiple protocols, whereas NeoLoad supports only three protocols. With NeoLoad, we can go for the SAP technology, web-based HTTP, and Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP). If I have to simulate .NET application-based traffic, I won't be able to do that. So, protocol support is a limitation for NeoLoad. It should support more protocols.""We would like NeoLoad to be able to support more protocols. Testing can also be a little tricky at times.""The SAP area could be improved."

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  • "It is much cheaper than Micro Focus LoadRunner. We need perpetual licenses. Support is included in the first sale. After that, you need to renew support every year."
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  • "Licensing for NeoLoad is subscription-based."
  • "Its licensing cost is very less."
  • "NeoLoad is cheaper compared to other solutions. There are no additional licensing fees."
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    It can support both web applications and mobile applications, and in certain cases, it can also support testing of desktop applications or software-based applications. You can write web applications… more »
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    There are some features that Micro Focus LoadRunner provides, but they are not available in IBM Rational Performance Tester. They should include such features. It can also have more reports similar to… more »
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    I strongly recommend this solution to others. They can use IBM Rational Performance Tester without any problems for their web applications, mobile application, or software-based applications. I would… more »
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    I feel that the codeless part, the dynamic value capture part is quite easy in NeoLoad compared to other tools.
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    NeoLoad is cheaper compared to other solutions. There are no additional licensing fees.
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    The SAP area could be improved. Not the GUI applications, SAP log-on, or something like that. We can see features and use NeoLoad properly in all the normal SAP log-on areas. I haven't tried it, but I… more »
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    Overview
    IBM Rational Performance Tester is a performance testing solution that validates the scalability of web and server applications. Rational Performance Tester identifies the presence and cause of system performance bottlenecks and reduces load testing complexity.

    The NeoLoad load and performance testing tool for web and mobile apps realistically simulates user activity and monitors infrastructure behavior to eliminate bottlenecks. It covers all performance testing from component and automated tests to system-wide hybrid-cloud load tests.

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    Sample Customers
    andagon, Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon
    Dell, H&R Block, Best Buy, Orange, Verizon Wireless, ING, Mazda, Siemens, University of Oxford
    Top Industries
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    Computer Software Company43%
    Comms Service Provider16%
    Government8%
    Financial Services Firm5%
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    Government17%
    Computer Software Company17%
    Retailer17%
    Individual & Family Service11%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company34%
    Comms Service Provider14%
    Financial Services Firm8%
    Government7%
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    Small Business24%
    Midsize Enterprise35%
    Large Enterprise41%
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    Small Business5%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise77%
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    IBM Rational Performance Tester is ranked 19th in Test Management Tools with 1 review while Tricentis NeoLoad is ranked 5th in Performance Testing Tools with 8 reviews. IBM Rational Performance Tester is rated 0.0, while Tricentis NeoLoad is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of IBM Rational Performance Tester writes "Supports web and mobile applications, very scalable, very stable, and wonderful support". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Tricentis NeoLoad writes "Good licensing cost, user-friendly, and makes it easy and quick to create scripts". IBM Rational Performance Tester is most compared with Apache JMeter, Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional, IBM Rational Test Workbench, Micro Focus LoadRunner Cloud and Selenium HQ, whereas Tricentis NeoLoad is most compared with Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional, Apache JMeter, Tricentis Flood, BlazeMeter and Eggplant Performance.

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