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Find out what your peers are saying about Katalon Studio vs. SoapUI Pro and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
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"The best thing about the solution is that there is a record and playback functionality.""It is easy for a non-technical person to use and adopt.""The initial setup is pretty straightforward and easy enough to complete.""The automation is very fast and you don't need to be overly proficient in coding.""I like the feature where you can define a model that represents your website and then reuse the components from the model. It makes creating more test cases easy.""The scalability of the product is good.""This is a product that is well ahead of its immediate competition in features and functionality.""The most valuable feature is that the browser and the API testing is available in a single tool, and I don't have to look at other options."

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"The solution offers excellent integration capabilities.""Using SoapUI's automation suites to run all our test cases saved us a lot of time. Running 300 test cases takes about three to four days. When you automate all that, it takes only two to three hours.""The interface is user-friendly.""It clearly makes it easy to test APIs based on the SOAP protocol. We are a logistics company, and we have lots of tracking calls coming in. We provide APIs for tracking services, and it makes sense for us to use SoapUI to test them thoroughly.""It's a very simple solution to use.""One good feature is SoapUI's URL check, which allows you to check among the applications. I'm not just talking about the ones for Android. It has all kinds of multi-world tests that are really helpful.""The out-of-the-box support for the database is a valuable feature.""The solution scales well."

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Cons
"It seems to lack a few requirements that a typical customer would want. Compared to other solutions, this product is lacking.""It would be helpful to have an automatic save feature.""Now we are having difficulties in using it and had to limit our automation experts to the features that Katalon allows us to use for free. It was free access and they claimed that it would be free for all time.""One improvement would be if it could support more programming languages such as JavaScript or Python. Right now, it is only on Groovy, which I think is not a too popular language.""The free version of the solution is not user friendly at all.""They need to work on documentation to make it more centralized and easier to find what you are looking for.""It would be helpful if they can integrate a feature for performance testing.""The price of the solution is a bit high. It's one of the reasons we decided not to continue using the product."

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"SoapUI would 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 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.""Grouping of the cases is not possible in SoapUI, to my knowledge. When working with critical cases or the, we were not able to group them properly. We can definitely create a suite and add them there, but within a whole suite, we have to identify them, which was not easy.""The documentation needs to be improved because the interface is not easy for a first-time user.""Occasionally, when you are saving, the solution can hang.""There are no bugs or glitches, but a few features available only in the Pro version could be made available in the open-source version. Some of the features do not necessarily need to be only available to Pro users. The data generator would be really useful for the open-source version users.""If the load and bare minimum could be defined, I would give this solution a higher rating.""Stability has been an issue for us. It needs to be looked at and made a bit better."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "We were using the free version of this tool."
  • "Katalon Studio is a free tool."
  • "We are using the free version of Katalon Studio at this point."
  • "The price is not high it's good."
  • "We are using the free version. We plan on getting a paid version because there is a limitation in terms of the number of users. We want to maximize it."
  • "I am using the free version."
  • "Its pricing is quite reasonable. If you require their help in getting started, then there is a professional services fee on top of the product license cost."
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  • "I think the number of users is also limited, considering how much we pay."
  • "My understanding is that the pricing is okay, however, that's taken care of by our procurement team. It's around $5,000 for three years."
  • "The Pro version can be expensive for some companies. There are no costs in addition to the licensing fees."
  • "We have team members who are working in shifts, and it is not possible for us to utilize a single license on a single piece of hardware so that multiple team members can use it. We have to take out multiple licenses for each team member."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer: 
    Our clients have requested by all types of testing, including mobile, desktop, and API testing and all of those are covered by Katalon. I find that very valuable, very complete.
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    I haven't precisely checked the business model behind Katalon, and I would like to understand that as well, because most of our clients ask for licenses and prices, and we don't know. From my… more »
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    I've seen that our clients are not truly aware of the power behind Katalon. Many of the clients are now ready for the traditional Selenium, perhaps a more friendly layer like Cucumber or SpecFlow. But… more »
    Top Answer: 
    One good feature is SoapUI's URL check, which allows you to check among the applications. I'm not just talking about the ones for Android. It has all kinds of multi-world tests that are really… more »
    Top Answer: 
    They have a partnership with my company. I believe it is essentially a year. They don't go monthly.
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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… more »
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    Overview


    Katalon Studio is a simple and powerful automation solution built by KMS Technology for testers everywhere. The tool provides features comparable to popular commercial solutions while eliminating the hassle of building an automation framework from open sources. Best of all, we are committed to keeping Katalon Studio free.

    For REST, SOAP and other popular API and IoT protocols, SoapUI NG Pro provides the industry's most comprehensive and easy-to-learn functional testing capabilities. Based on open core technology proven by millions of community members, SoapUI NG Pro helps you ensure that your APIs perform as intended, meet your business requirements, timeframes, and team skill sets right from day one.
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    Apple, Cisco, FedEx, eBay, Microsoft, MasterCard, Pfizer, Nike, Oracle, Volvo, Lufthansa, Disney, HP, Intel, U.S. Air Force, Schindler
    Top Industries
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    University18%
    Financial Services Firm18%
    Computer Software Company18%
    Transportation Company9%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company30%
    Comms Service Provider20%
    Financial Services Firm6%
    Government6%
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    Financial Services Firm23%
    Logistics Company15%
    Comms Service Provider8%
    University8%
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    Computer Software Company36%
    Comms Service Provider15%
    Financial Services Firm9%
    Insurance Company8%
    Company Size
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    Small Business44%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise40%
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    Small Business30%
    Midsize Enterprise5%
    Large Enterprise65%
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    Katalon Studio is ranked 7th in API Testing Tools with 13 reviews while SoapUI Pro is ranked 8th in API Testing Tools with 8 reviews. Katalon Studio is rated 7.6, while SoapUI Pro is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Katalon Studio writes "Powerful yet easy-to-use and focuses on the end-user as well as interface testing". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SoapUI Pro writes "Has out-of-the-box database support and can be easily used by non-technical staff ". Katalon Studio is most compared with TestProject, Tricentis Tosca, SmartBear TestComplete, Ranorex Studio and froglogic Squish, whereas SoapUI Pro is most compared with ReadyAPI, Postman, Parasoft SOAtest, Apache JMeter and Micro Focus UFT One. See our Katalon Studio vs. SoapUI Pro report.

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