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Score 10 out of 101
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Score 8 out of 101

Likelihood to Recommend

Applause

Tester skill and experience is varied so it's important for the project manager to properly understand your requirements. The better they can build a team to suit your needs, the better your results will be. This will require a number of test cycles and fine tuning to get it right. It also fares better with consumer applications which are designed for the "common" user. For example, if you have a niche product designed for businesses, this type of testing may not be a good fit.
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Katalon Studio

It is well suited for quick automation and avoiding dependency on coding skilled resources. It has no licensing fee. It is not well suited for complex projects where high customization is required.
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Pros

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  • Fast ramp-up - minutes after activating a test cycle I will see testers jumping in, starting discussions in chat, and logging defects found.
  • Able to test on every device we've ever asked for.
  • Expertise in areas like scripting and test automation, accessibility, and more.
  • Good integration with our JIRA defect tracking system.
  • A great test team lead assigned to a test cycle to vet and approve bugs entered by test team members.
  • Videos attached to defect reports when screenshots don't cut it.
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Katalon Studio

  • Easy to setup and quick to get started: As Katalon comes with built-in features a new automation tester can automate easily. Script creation time is quick.
  • Test Analytics: Katalon also provides analytics which tells you the pattern of your automated tests at a different instance of time.
  • Third Party Integration: Katalon provides amazing integration with 3rd party tools like JIRA, ALM, GIT, JENKINS, etc.
  • Image-based testing: Katalon also provides inbuilt image based test automation.
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Cons

Applause

  • Defect reports can at times be confusing or not quite up to the standards we have internally but video attachments almost always clear up any confusion.
  • At times I'll find a limitation with the platform but so far I've always found a workaround, and they are making continual improvements to the platform.
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Katalon Studio

  • Katalon supports only two programming languages, Groovy/Java.
  • Community support is not good at the moment..
  • Many features are still in development with Katalon team.
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Likelihood to Renew

Applause

Applause 8.2
Based on 1 answer
The one missing point is for the price - it's quite expensive to maintain the service to the extent of how we use it (dozens of test cycles and hundreds of test case hours on monthly basis). However the benefits still weights the price, especially when thinking of the price of potential hot fixes. Still, the price can be a reason to take a look on how competition is doing.
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Katalon Studio

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Usability

Applause

Applause 6.4
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The UI and the whole app is updated on regular basis, quite often actually. There are some cool features, like integration with several other bug tracking tools, which makes the bug management really easy. However there are some key usability issues within some of the less used workflows, which brings the score down a bit. They need to work on better switching between products and better bug search, especially across purchased products.
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Katalon Studio

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Support

Applause

Applause 9.1
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I know the score doesn't really correspond with my earlier answers, but I have really special relationship with the Applause people. I don't really go through official support. I rather use my internal connections to make my request handled as soon as possible - and it works really well! I don't need to go through the official channels. And it's known that the unofficial ones are much more effective. I can confirm!
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Katalon Studio

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Implementation

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Applause 9.1
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I didn't need to be involved at all. It was seamless from our perspective. All products were inserted in by Vendor, only Test Cycles we needed to insert ourselves initially. Now even that is handled by Vendor. The only thing we need to pay attention now is - to request cycles at the right time and review the bugs found during the test cycles. Nothing else. Very good experience!
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Katalon Studio

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Alternatives Considered

Applause

Applause provides better customer service and results.
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Katalon Studio

Katalon has no License fee, a nice user-friendly UI to use, easy setup and quick automation, easy integration with other tools like JIRA, Jenkins, ALM, etc., and Katalon analytics tools.
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Return on Investment

Applause

  • Improved application, better service to our customers
  • Increased project efficiency
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Katalon Studio

  • No License fee: it saves a license fee which has paid for other tools.
  • Able to create a Jenkins pipeline for DevOps saving sufficient time by running nightly.
  • The manual tester can also automate making testing becomes faster.
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Pricing Details

Applause

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details

Katalon Studio

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details
Katalon Studio was originated from KMS Technology R&D. It has been a successful solution for numerous automation projects ranging from small team to enterprise client. Katalon Studio is free for use, product development is funded by the testing services provided by KMS Technology. To support future releases, please consider subscribing to our business support services.

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