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"The most valuable feature from my point of view is project management, which includes user stories as well as task management.""The solution is very much stable.""The work item feature is most valuable. It allows us to store all product requirements. We can also link the test cases to those requirements so that we know which feature has already been tested, and which one is waiting for testing. We can also couple the code reviews, unit tests, and automated tests into these requirements. It is reliable. It has all the features and good performance. It also has reporting tools or analysis tools.""The most valuable feature is the backlog.""What I like the most is that you can set permissions on just one folder.""Good branching and labelling features.""The initial setup is fairly easy.""I feel that the test plan and test tools are more manageable in TFS."

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"The technical support is good, we were satisfied.""It's integrated with different technologies, desktop applications, package solutions like SAP, and mobile applications.""This tool is very easy to use and I think that anyone can come in, having no experience with it, and within four to six months be comfortable with it.""This solution is very easy to learn and any non-programmer or manual tester, with little experience in automation, can pick it up quite easily.""You can quickly build automated testing, manage it, and have it run on a regular basis to ensure that there are no issues.""The initial setup isn't too difficult.""Tricentis Tosca is a really cool tool that you don't have to be technical to use it. Additionally, the solution is easy to use. The modules, libraries, and reusable are in an efficient way to update all the tests. I find it spot on with that. We also started using the design which we switched from Excel. The design was superior to Excel.""The reporting is really nice."

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"It has been really dated. When you start to work more in an agile environment, it is not really that flexible. They tried to replicate the look and feel of Jira, but it is not quite there. It was nice to use in the past, but it is not as flexible now with the changing development environments and methodologies.""I would like to see the reporting features expanded so that I can see details on the users connected to all of the projects.""The usability of TFS is not that great.""They should have design patterns in TFS for the development team, and design patterns for the QA.""The reporting functionality is something that they should work on.""Currently, we are looking for a solution with which we can incorporate third-party development sites or third-party project teams into the system. Because it is on-premise, it is a bit problematic because we need to have a VPN or something else in the system. A cloud-based solution would be better for us, and that's what we are looking for. Our biggest problem is the external connection, which, of course, is limited by our own IT. It would be good to have some kind of publishing service for this external connection. It might be there, and it might be that our IT is making it impossible for us. Its template editor could be easier to use. Currently, customizing the project templates according to your needs requires some work.""I'm looking for specific options that aren't currently available, such as active status, new status, or what's currently in progress.""This solution is quite old and it is already being bundled as Azure DevOps Server."

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"Primarily I'm dealing with customers looking for a cheap solution, and they are willing to try open-source automation solutions. So from this perspective, the price of Tosca is not as competitive.""I would like to see better integration with other testing tools.""While the initial setup was straightforward, we required assistance with the configuration to ensure that everything was done correctly.""They can make it more stable. I have used this tool for SAP applications. They have an alliance with SAP, and it mostly worked fine, but there were a few glitches. However, we got the required support from the Tricentis team. They are coming up with their new versions and upgrades with respect to how the Tricentis systems as cloud applications are updated, and it would be good if they have a robust accelerator pack.""Tosca's reporting features could be better. Tricentis had a reporting tool called Analytics, but it didn't function properly after they reworked it. After that, they tried a new approach with key-tracing, and that didn't work.""You need to spend much more time learning the tool and how to use it, compared to others.""The user management could improve in Tricentis Tosca because it is confusing. It would be better to have it in one place. Having to add it to the cloud and to a specific project can be a mess.""The solution needs to improve its simulation of mobile environments. Right now, that aspect is really lacking."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "The pricing is reasonable at this time."
  • "TFS is more competitively priced than some other solutions."
  • "We pay subscription fees on a yearly basis and the price is reasonable."
  • "I wouldn't say that this tool is cheap or expensive but in the middle."
  • "We are using the open-source version."
  • "The price of the solution is cheaper than other competitors and it is a per-user license."
  • "We pay for the license yearly."
  • "I am not in a position to comment on the licensing terms, as we are talking about an enterprise arrangement."
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  • "I am satisfied with the cost."
  • "My understanding is that it's an expensive product, although I don't know the specifics with regards to pricing."
  • "I would like to see better costing packs. There are several features but USD $11,000 for one license is expensive."
  • "Tricentis Tosca is an expensive solution and there is an annual license required. The whole licensing process is confusing and it could be made easier."
  • "I'm not sure if I'm at liberty to talk about the pricing, but it has some significant costs. For example, you have to pay a license and maintenance fee. Then the rest of the terms are negotiable. We have to consider what we need and what benefit we get from it."
  • "They are probably more expensive than other comparable tools, but you also get the full suite of testing tools."
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    Questions from the Community
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    TFS and Azure DevOps are different in many ways. TFS was designed for admins, and only offers incremental improvements. In addition, TFS seems complicated to use and I don’t think it has a very… more »
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    The solution is very much stable.
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    I am not in a position to comment on the licensing terms, as we are talking about an enterprise arrangement. I am not part of that.
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    We reviewed MicroFocus UFT One but ultimately chose to use Tricentis Tosca because we needed API testing. MicroFocus UFT is a performance and functional testing tool. We tested it, and it was well… more »
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    Tosca fulfills our business needs better because it is an end-to-end solution across technologies. We like that it is scriptless, so even non-experienced staff can use it. To put it simply, with… more »
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    We do.  We used Tosca when a client was moving their SAP platform from on-prem to in the cloud. The Tosca test scripts were used to establish a baseline performance measure for the on-prem system… more »
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    Overview
    Visual Studio Team Foundation Server (TFS) is the collaboration platform at the core of Microsoft's application lifecycle management (ALM) solution. TFS supports agile development practices, multiple IDEs and platforms locally or in the cloud and gives you the tools you need to effectively manage software development projects throughout the IT lifecycle.

    Tricentis Tosca is a continuous testing platform that uses the industry’s most innovative functional testing technologies. Unlike traditional testing technologies, which are siloed and can allow for integration risks that are likely to derail end-to-end processes, Tricentis Tosca accelerates testing across the enterprise to keep pace with Agile and DevOps and helps enterprise teams to achieve 90%+ test automation rates, thereby enabling them to deliver fast and continuous feedback.

    Tosca enables your large enterprise to improve the quality of its applications by equipping you for optimizing, managing, and automating your software testing.

    This model-based approach to software test automation enables your organization to achieve high automation rates while at the same time maximizing business risk coverage. Tosca covers all digital initiatives, which includes moving to the cloud, modernizing core business apps, and delivering excellent customer experience.

    Tosca also provides market-leading test data provisioning, test case planning and design capabilities, service virtualization, and mobile testing. The solution is fully compatible with other testing solutions and with Application Lifecycle Management products.

    Benefits of Tricentis Tosca

    Tricentis Tosca optimizes and accelerates the end-to-end testing of your entire digital landscape. Its AI-powered codeless approach accelerates innovation across your enterprise by removing the bottlenecks from testing and the risks from software releases.

    Tosca’s functional testing tool covers every kind of testing, including API testing, exploratory testing, mobile testing, regression testing, and system integration testing. It also supports performance testing through integration with NeoLoad.

    The key benefits of Tricentis Tosca include:

    Acceleration of test automation with AI-powered technology that can track controls on any technology in real time.

    The shifting left of testing by automating tests based on mockups and then using those same tests as the app is developed.

    Smarter testing with Vision AI that keeps up with changes in your apps, regardless of the underlying platform.

    Creation of resilient, stable automation for any technology

    Vision AI’s integration with Tosca’s no-code platform makes test automation easy-to-use by business analyst and subject matter experts, regardless of skill level

    Reviews from Real Users

    IT Central Station users note that Tricentis Tosca is easy to learn, easy to maintain, and easy to automate. One user said that “It is a good tool that enables me to re-automate my scripts and update my scripts as quickly as possible." Another wrote that “The most valuable feature is the UI… The reporting is really nice.”


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    TFS is ranked 2nd in Test Management Tools with 17 reviews while Tricentis Tosca is ranked 1st in Functional Testing Tools with 16 reviews. TFS is rated 7.8, while Tricentis Tosca is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of TFS writes "Good traceability for managing workflows, but not flexible enough for agile environments". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Tricentis Tosca writes "Provides us with a central repository for manual and automated test cases, which allows us to share and reuse test cases globally". TFS is most compared with Microsoft Azure DevOps, Jira, Rally Software, Visual Studio Test Professional and IBM Rational ALM, whereas Tricentis Tosca is most compared with Worksoft Certify, Micro Focus UFT One, Selenium HQ, Katalon Studio and SmartBear TestComplete. See our TFS vs. Tricentis Tosca report.

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