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Top Rated
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Score 8.8 out of 100
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Likelihood to Recommend

BrowserStack

If you have a web property that will be used by people on a variety of hardware, os and browsers, this is a must have. The ability to emulate the user's exact browser/os/device is so important. Something may work in one version of a browser, but not in a slightly different build or on a different os.
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IBM Rational Functional Tester

IBM Rational Functional Tester is good for automating thick applications.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

BrowserStack

  • It shows a true representation of how a website will look on a mobile device.
  • BrowserStack has a good variety of devices and browsers for us to test on.
  • It's easy to access BrowserStack from anywhere that I have Internet access.
  • I can inspect my code and any errors, and also test changes on the device that I am logged into. It makes troubleshooting so much easier.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Rational Functional Tester

  • An execution log in html format provides detailed information of the actions, verifications, and screenshots with timestamps.
  • Quick response and good support. IBM releases frequent updates to handle customer needs and fix issues.
  • A solid object inspector, extensive functional library and playback monitor.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

BrowserStack

  • It can be a challenge to use it when you're accessing it from within a corporate firewall. In my view, this is the Firewall's problem, but anything that BrowserStack can do to ease that pain will expand its ability to be useful in more locked-down companies.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Rational Functional Tester

  • Installation or updates were not always perfect. Would have to clean previous installations or reinstall Java if there were errors.
  • No or very limited support of browsers outside of Internet Explorer.
  • Uses a lot of memory, can have memory issues on large tests.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

BrowserStack

BrowserStack 10.0
Based on 6 answers
It's simply a must-have tool. As a designer, I have to ensure my work is at least functional in older browsers. I also have to ensure that, when I design for mobile devices, any differences between platforms aren't problematic. BrowserStack allows me to test my work in a fraction of the time, with a whole lot more accuracy.
Eric Karkovack | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Rational Functional Tester

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Usability

BrowserStack

BrowserStack 9.3
Based on 16 answers
BrowserStack has a clean and simple to use interface. I like that it has a "straight to the point" type feel to it. I don't log in and wonder where I need to go to do what I need to do. I'm able to log in and quickly begin my testing process of issues and then get out and get back to the client/reader.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Rational Functional Tester

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Support Rating

BrowserStack

BrowserStack 8.5
Based on 16 answers
I sound like a broken record, but there's not too many negatives to say about BrowserStack. With so many devices nowadays, it's ESSENTIAL to our business to view/test on all browsers to provide the very best customer service. The up-to-date releases always guarantees that the product is supported with any "updates" from any browser or device.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Alternatives Considered

BrowserStack

Compared to other products I've found BrowserStack to have an easy-to-use interface, it offers all the platforms I need and it runs quickly and reliably. The browser plugin is an especially useful feature so I can almost instantly open a URL in one of my BrowserStack presets. It proved useful for basic use at the free price level and for large team use at the higher price level.
Matt Emge | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Rational Functional Tester

Selenium is similar to IBM Rational Functional Tester but is not as user friendly and does not support thick applications. Visual Studio Coded UI is newer so not as refined; the object inspector/management and execution log results is poor compared to IBM Rational Functional Tester.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

BrowserStack

  • Browserstack has provided us with a quick solution to cross browser compatibility testing at a low cost.
  • Direct impact on ROI is difficult to judge compared to the past, when there were no reliable options for testing across numerous platforms.
  • We had to pull back on our userbase when costs went too high for each individual to access the platform simultaneously.
Nick Jastrebski | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Rational Functional Tester

  • Speeds up and broadens the testing cycle by using machine time for regression testing.
  • Frees up time for testers to focus on critical items outside the automated suite.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

BrowserStack

General

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

BrowserStack Editions & Modules

Edition
Live - Desktop$291
Live - Desktop & Mobile$391
Live - Team PlansContact sales team
Automate Pro$1293
Automate Mobile$1993
EnterpriseContact sales team
Percy - Free$05
Percy - Professional$996
Percy - EnterpriseContact sales team
App Live$298
App Automate$1998
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IBM Rational Functional Tester

General

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

IBM Rational Functional Tester Editions & Modules

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