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Attribute Ratings

  • BrowserStack is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

7.6

BrowserStack

76%
56 Ratings
7.0

IBM Rational Functional Tester

70%
1 Rating

Likelihood to Renew

10.0

BrowserStack

100%
6 Ratings

IBM Rational Functional Tester

N/A
0 Ratings

Usability

9.3

BrowserStack

93%
15 Ratings

IBM Rational Functional Tester

N/A
0 Ratings

Performance

8.1

BrowserStack

81%
3 Ratings

IBM Rational Functional Tester

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

8.6

BrowserStack

86%
15 Ratings

IBM Rational Functional Tester

N/A
0 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

BrowserStack

Browserstack is a perfect tool for cross browser and parallel testing. It works completely on cloud, so it doesnt require any additional app or local resource to run tests. It has bit of learning curve so it can be difficult for a beginner to use the tool. It is pricey so not many companies be able to afford it. But for the features it support, price is totally justified. UI is very user friendly, but the live monitoring animations are pretty laggy and jerky. Overall its a great product
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IBM

IBM Rational Functional Tester is good for automating thick applications.
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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.
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IBM

  • 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.
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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.
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IBM

  • 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.
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Pricing Details

BrowserStack

Starting Price

$0

Editions & Modules

BrowserStack editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
Live - Desktop291
Live - Desktop & Mobile392
Live - Team1253
Automate Desktop1294
Automate Desktop & Mobile1995
Automate - EnterpriseContact sales team6
Percy - Free07
Percy - Desktop1498
Percy - EnterpriseContact sales team9
App Live Individual2910
App Automate19911
App Automate - EnterpriseContact sales team12
App Live - Enterprise TeamContact sales team13
Percy - Desktop & Mobile19914
Live - EnterpriseContact sales team15
App Live - Team12516

Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

No setup fee

Additional Details

Pricing Info

IBM Rational Functional Tester

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

IBM Rational Functional Tester editions and modules pricing
EditionModules

Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Likelihood to Renew

    BrowserStack

    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.
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    Usability

    BrowserStack

    It integrates directly in internal networks and local development. The point and click interface of choosing your device, pick the browser/version and you have a working emulation of that exact environment. What else could you ask for? I've set our least computer savvy users up with BrowserStack for testing in minutes. It feels like it's just part of your local environemnt.
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    Performance

    BrowserStack

    Browserstack is pretty fast and reliable when it comes to performance. We can see significant time gap between the tests run locally and the test run in Browserstack. Its performance is unparalleled. We don't integrate Browserstack with any other app so, I cant comment on that. But as a standalone app it performs quite well and fast.
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    No answers on this topic

    Support Rating

    BrowserStack

    I'm saying a 10 for support for BrowserStack only based on feedback from the development team. I myself have never had to reach out to support for any questions or issues, but others in the company have. From my conversations with them, the support was fantastic and had been a pleasure working with the BrowserStack team.
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    IBM

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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.
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    IBM

    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.
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    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.
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    IBM

    • 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.
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