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Find out what your peers are saying about ReadyAPI vs. SoapUI Pro and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
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"When you are working in sprints, you need to have continuous feedback. ReadyAPI definitely helps in automating very fast and rapidly. We have less coding, and we can more easily define our assertions. We don't use it for full-blown performance testing, but normally if you are doing your functional testing, it gives you the request and response time. Anybody who is doing functional testing can see what the request and response times are and raise a flag based upon their business affiliates, that is, whether it is meeting their affiliates. You can identify this during functional testing.""The most valuable feature of ReadyAPI is that it is user-friendly.""It's easy to learn how to use it.""It has the ability to combine it with different CI/CD tools.""When we are doing API testing we have found it to be very efficient to receive results. Additionally, you are able to do tests directly from the API.""A single platform for functional testing, load testing security, and service actualization.""The most valuable feature is being able to run each version for test suites.""The most valuable features are the integration with Jira and the test management tools."

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"The out-of-the-box support for the database is a valuable feature.""It's a very simple solution to use.""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 solution offers excellent integration capabilities.""The solution scales well.""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 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."

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"Lacking flexibility of adding more custom verification for security testing.""The initial setup could be less complex.""To generate a test suite in API, I had to create a separate one each time because otherwise it was just override the test. Each API had to be added separately. I thought I could just have one and then create different methods, but I had to add each API separately to create the test for that. That is an area that could be improved.""It doesn't have connectors to the NoSQL database. This is one of the things where they do not have a very solid strategy today. Other solutions have an in-built mechanism where I can directly and easily connect. An API is more around a user submitting a request on the frontend. It then hits the backend, puts the data, and responds back. If I am hitting MongoDB or NoSQL databases, I do not have ready-made inbuilt solutions in ReadyAPI that can easily help me in automating it faster. In our organization, we deal with NoSQL databases, and therefore, we need Groovy. We just cannot have a connector from ReadyAPI to do that. I have to write Groovy scripts. If you have themes that are predominantly using MongoDB, it leads to more maintenance and support activity because we are introducing more code into our commission. In terms of additional features, it can have cloud support. This is one of the things where we are getting into cloud support. We'll see how it works, but it is one of the doubts that we still have.""The performance in some cases needs improvement. Sometimes it requires too many resources.""Performance and memory management both need to be improved because other solutions use less memory for the same amount of data.""The reporting is not very robust and needs to be improved.""Version control does not work well."

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"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.""Stability has been an issue for us. It needs to be looked at and made a bit better.""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.""The documentation needs to be improved because the interface is not easy for a first-time user.""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.""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.""Occasionally, when you are saving, the solution can hang.""If the load and bare minimum could be defined, I would give this solution a higher rating."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "The cost of a license is probably around $1,000 to $2,000. Accounting is done by my leadership. I am more into implementations and making sure all things and processes are taken care of and the frameworks are maintained and managed."
  • "There are costs in addition to the licensing fee. For example, if you want to add the load testing you would pay more."
  • "The price of the solution has been fine."
  • "The price was around $6,000 for one license, but I don't remember exactly. It is definitely expensive. Our organization was planning on having multiple licenses for this year."
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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: 
    When we are doing API testing we have found it to be very efficient to receive results. Additionally, you are able to do tests directly from the API.
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    We use ReadyAPI for testing APIs.
    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 »
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    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

    ReadyAPI combines the power of SoapUI Pro, LoadUI Pro, ServiceV, and API Monitoring in AlertSite into a single pane of glass. From functional testing, to performance testing to post-deployment monitoring, SmartBear’s API tools help you to deliver accurate, fast, and secure APIs.

    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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    Sample Customers
    Healthcare Data Solutions (HDS)
    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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    Insurance Company43%
    Healthcare Company29%
    Logistics Company14%
    Financial Services Firm14%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company30%
    Comms Service Provider15%
    Insurance Company9%
    Financial Services Firm9%
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    Financial Services Firm23%
    Logistics Company15%
    University8%
    Consumer Goods Company8%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company36%
    Comms Service Provider15%
    Financial Services Firm9%
    Insurance Company8%
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    Midsize Enterprise9%
    Large Enterprise91%
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    Small Business30%
    Midsize Enterprise5%
    Large Enterprise65%
    Find out what your peers are saying about ReadyAPI vs. SoapUI Pro and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
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    ReadyAPI is ranked 11th in Functional Testing Tools with 8 reviews while SoapUI Pro is ranked 8th in Functional Testing Tools with 8 reviews. ReadyAPI is rated 7.8, while SoapUI Pro is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of ReadyAPI writes " A great single platform for functional testing, load testing security, and service actualization". 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 ". ReadyAPI is most compared with Apache JMeter, Katalon Studio, Tricentis Tosca, SmartBear TestComplete and Parasoft SOAtest, whereas SoapUI Pro is most compared with Postman, Parasoft SOAtest, Apache JMeter, Tricentis Tosca and Katalon Studio. See our ReadyAPI vs. SoapUI Pro report.

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