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"The solution can handle a huge amount of workloads, it's quite scalable.""The most important feature for us is that it supports a lot of protocols because we support all of them, including HTTP, FTP, mainframe, and others.""What we like the most is that it integrates with UC.""Paramterization and correlation are important features.""It has good protocol coverage.""The most useful aspect of the solution is that it provides agents in different geographic locations."

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"Micro Focus UFT One gives us integration capabilities with both API and GUI components. I like the user interface. It doesn't require that much skill to use and has automatic settings, which is useful for users who don't know what to select. It also has dark and light themes.""For traditional automation, approximately half of our tests end up automated. Therefore, we are saving half the testing time by pushing it off to automation. That gives it an intrinsic benefit of more time for manual testers and business testers to work on possibly more important and interesting things. For some of our applications, they don't just have to do happy path testing anymore, they can go more in-depth and breadth into the process.""It helps in identifying defects earlier. With manual testing, that 15-day timeline meant there were times when we would find defects on the 11th or 12th day of the cycle, but with automation we are able to run the complete suite within a day and we are able to find the failures. It helps us to provide early feedback.""Has improved our organization by allowing us to obtain fast, detailed information about the behavior of our products and to supply this to the customer, enabling us to work together without the need for special programming knowledge.""It is easy to automate and new personnel can start learning automation using UFT One. You don't have to learn any scripting.""The interface is fine and there is nothing else to add in terms of enhancement.""I find UFT One to be very good for thick clients, which are non-browser applications.""UFT has improved our ability to regression test."

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"I would like to see better-licensing costs.""The solution is very costly. The cost is very high, especially considering a lot of other resources are available now and they are less expensive. For a small organization, it is very difficult to sustain the costs involved in having the solution or the related fees""The product is pretty heavy and should be more lightweight.""Licensing costs could be reduced.""We are going to continue to use the product in the future, I recommend this product. However, those who are looking for only REST-based on the API, I would recommend some other tool because of the cost. There are others available on the market.""The product is not stable and reliable in the version we are currently using."

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"The artificial intelligence functionality is applicable only on the web, and it should be expanded to cover non-web applications as well.""We have had some issues with stability, where it crashes sometimes.""Sometimes, the results' file size can be intense. I wish it was a little more compact.""[Tech support is] not a 10 because what happens with some of our issues is that we might not get a patch quickly and we have to hold on to an application until we get a proper solution.""It could work with more browsers other than Internet Explorer, and could better handle new things like Ext JS.""They need to reduce the cost because it is pretty high. It's approximately $3,000 per user.""One of the drawbacks is that mobile performance testing is in need of improvement.""We used to run it as a test suite. Micro Focus provides that in terms of a test management tool as ALM, but when we think of integrating with a distributed version control system, like Jenkins, there isn't much integration available. That means we need to make use of external solutions to make it work."

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  • "It is competing with other products that may cost significantly less or may be available as open-source. Because of that it is relatively expensive."
  • "LoadRunner Professional is an expensive product."
  • "This is not a cheap product."
  • "There is a licensing cost that is expensive."
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  • "The price is only $3,000. I don't know how many QA analysts you would have in any given company. Probably no more than five or 10. So if it's a large corporation, it can easily afford $15,000 to $25,000. I don't see that being an issue."
  • "The way the pricing model works is that you pay a whole boatload year one. Then, every year after, it is around half or less. Because instead of paying for the new product, you are just paying for the support and maintenance of it. That is probably one of the biggest things that I hear from most people, even at conferences, "Yeah, I would love to use UFT One, but we don't have a budget for it.""
  • "Compared to other tools in the market, UFT One is very competitive. The recent Covid pandemic situation also hit customer budgets significantly, so Micro Focus offered some discounted prices, which is definitely competitive."
  • "The pricing fee is good. If someone makes use of the solution once a day for a half hour then the fee will be more expensive. For continuous use and application of the solution to different use cases, the fee is average."
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    Also Known As
    Micro Focus LoadRunner, HPE LoadRunner, LoadRunner
    UFT (QTP), Micro Focus UFT (QTP), QTP, Quick Test Pro, QuickTest Professional, HPE UFT (QTP)
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    Overview

    LoadRunner is the Micro Focus industry-standard software solution for application performance and load testing. LoadRunner stresses your entire system to isolate and identify potential client, network, and server bottlenecks, supporting performance testing of new technologies together with your existing, legacy applications.

    Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional Will Enable You To:

    • Drive quality across your enterprise.
    • Alleviate the challenges of managing many application types, testing tools, licenses, repositories, and systems while working toward unified results.

    With Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional You Can:

    • Increase organizational efficiency through standardization of tools and resources.
    • Balance your priorities and improve the results delivered by your testing team.
    • Increase testing productivity.
    • Improve collaboration across application teams.
    • Gain the ability to outsource some or all the tactical work of load testing.

    Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional Features:

    • Intuitive and Easy to Use: Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional is intuitive, versatile, and easy to use, which makes it easy for testers to quickly learn the basics and apply them to their testing tasks, while engineers who are more experienced can utilize all the features for the most complex of scenarios.
    • Comprehensive Enterprise Coverage: Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional provides support for multiple protocols such as HTML, WebSocket, AJAX, RDP, Database, Remote Terminal Emulators, Citrix, Java, .NET, Oracle and SAP.
    • Scripting Technologies: Reduce scripting time by 50% or more via Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional’s TruClient protocol, and automatic correlation, and correlate both front end (user experience) and back end (load) issues.
    • Extensive and Flexible Test Scenarios: The LoadRunner solution provides several valuable features that let you validate, enhance, and modify your tests. It gives you the ability to integrate external measurements to assess the impact on every application component, extend tests with success-failure checks, and emulate peak loads. You can also apply load on the go and change parameters for better flexibility in order to yield the most representative testing possible.
    • Realistic Network Conditions: Network virtualization capabilities help accurately simulate realistic conditions for an accurate analysis of both throughput and user response time. Realistic network conditions are predicted using location-aware analytics, transaction analysis and optimization.
    • Accurate Workloads with Low Overhead: Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional allows you to run high-scale tests with minimal hardware so that you can apply accurate workloads to any application.
    • Ongoing Testing Support: The Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional solution provides continuous testing support via built-in integrations across IDE, CI/CD, open source test automation, monitoring, and source code management tools.

    Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional Benefits:

    • Quickly deliver enterprise engineering capabilities and facilitate sharing of assets and collaboration.
    • Reduce complexity and increase utilization of infrastructure and human resources.
    • Get the big picture with cross-project reporting and individual project drill downs.
    • Increase collaboration and consistency with unified storage and access to all relevant assets.
    • Reduce costs with centralized management and built-in support of cloud-based load generation.
    • Analyze end-to-end performance, including topology, infrastructure-level, and advanced insights.
    • Incorporate application monitoring and user sentiment data to take a centralized approach to data collection and connect the dots.
    • Using powerful analytics and insights, gain visibility into the test status across the entire enterprise and performance trending information across multiple tests.

    Reviews from Real Users:

    "The most useful aspect of the solution is that it provides agents in different geographic locations.” - Head, Testing Centre of Excellence at NIIT Technologies Limited

    "The most important feature for us is that it supports a lot of protocols because we support all of them, including HTTP, FTP, mainframe, and others.” - Test Automation, DevOps & Performance Engineering at a financial services firm

    "The solution can handle a huge amount of workloads, it's quite scalable.” - Regional Head Customer Experience at a financial services firm

    "The reporting mechanism is a valuable feature that generates good reports.” - Senior Architect at a computer software company

    Micro Focus UFT One simplifies end-to-end functional testing using intelligent test automation and embedded AI-based capabilities to accelerate testing across web, mobile, desktop, mainframe, API, and composite and packaged enterprise-grade apps.

    QA and Testing teams can efficiently scale tests across distributed infrastructures and in parallel on web and mobile; script once and replay all tests with cross-browser support; and leverage a broad ecosystem of integrations from version control to continuous integration to agile and DevOps.

    With support of 200+ technologies including SAP, Salesforce, Java, Citrix and more, UFT One increases test coverage from the UI to the API—and everything in between—for true multi-platform application testing.

    Micro Focus UFT One is also known as Unified Functional Testing, Micro Focus UFT (QTP), QTP, Quick Test Pro, QuickTest Professional, HPE UFT (QTP).

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    Sage, JetBlue, Haufe.Group, Independent Health, Molina Healthcare, Cox Automotive, andTMNA Services
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    Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional is ranked 2nd in Performance Testing Tools with 6 reviews while Micro Focus UFT One is ranked 2nd in Functional Testing Tools with 15 reviews. Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional is rated 7.4, while Micro Focus UFT One is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional writes "Very good controller and a market leader, but not cost effective for small business". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Micro Focus UFT One writes "Testers have been able to free up their time: instead of doing mundane, repetitive tasks, they shift them off to automation". Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional is most compared with Micro Focus LoadRunner Enterprise, Tricentis NeoLoad, Apache JMeter, Micro Focus LoadRunner Cloud and Eggplant Performance, whereas Micro Focus UFT One is most compared with Tricentis Tosca, Micro Focus UFT Developer, SmartBear TestComplete and Selenium HQ.

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