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BrowserStack

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Score 7.6 out of 100
67 Ratings
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Score 8.2 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Load Testing

    BrowserStack

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.4

    Micro Focus LoadRunner

    84%
    Micro Focus LoadRunner ranks higher in 5/5 features

    End to end performance management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    7 Ratings

    Integrated performance data

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    7 Ratings

    Deployment model flexibility

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    7 Ratings

    Real time monitoring

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.1
    61%
    6 Ratings

    Automated anomaly detection

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    6 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • BrowserStack is rated higher in 1 area: Support Rating
    • Micro Focus LoadRunner is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    7.6

    BrowserStack

    76%
    56 Ratings
    9.0

    Micro Focus LoadRunner

    90%
    8 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    10.0

    BrowserStack

    100%
    6 Ratings

    Micro Focus LoadRunner

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Usability

    9.3

    BrowserStack

    93%
    15 Ratings

    Micro Focus LoadRunner

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Performance

    8.1

    BrowserStack

    81%
    3 Ratings

    Micro Focus LoadRunner

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Support Rating

    8.6

    BrowserStack

    86%
    15 Ratings
    3.0

    Micro Focus LoadRunner

    30%
    2 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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    Micro Focus

    Micro Focus LoadRunner and its suite of tools, specifically VuGen works wonderfully for us for all web, http/https and web service calls. We've been able to build tests for near any scenario we need with relative ease. As long as we have crafted up requirements for our scenarios / scripts to managed scope, we've had high success working with scripting and data driving. Our main tests are web service calls - typically chained together to form a full scenario with transactions measuring the journey or a similar (measure along the way) journey through a browser. For web services we will use VuGen and browser we've shifted to Tru Client I have had little-to-no experience scripting against a thick client where a ui-driven test would be required. I know its possible but quite costly due to the need to run the actual desktop client to drive tests. We've been fortunate enough to leverage http calls to represent client traffic.
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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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    Micro Focus

    • The ease with which the Test scripts can be recorded. Tests run and results analyzed when simultaneous users are accessing the application
    • Easy integration with the other HP suite tools
    • Ease of creating Virtual Users to run the test cases and even no limitation on the number of VUsers
    • Extensive vendor documentation and help system included
    • LoadRunner can work with most Enterprise Resource Planning Systems
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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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    Micro Focus

    • The UI of the software can be improved.
    • It should also have integration and testing or automation with mobile UI.
    • Configuration settings are a bit complex.
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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

    Micro Focus LoadRunner

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Micro Focus LoadRunner 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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      Micro Focus

      No answers on this topic

      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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      Micro Focus

      No answers on this topic

      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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      Micro Focus

      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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      Micro Focus

      Customer service is not that great. It's difficult to get hold of someone if an issue is supposed to be addressed on an urgent basis. No online chat service readily available.
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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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      Micro Focus

      The biggest point of using HP LoadRunner is the response time numbers captured after executing the tests were more accurate when we generated the same by using tools like JMeter or NeoLoad though it involves a certain licensing cost but what [we] needed was trust and accuracy where it makes a high mark. Secondly, the support we get from HP is awesome and the online forums help us to resolve lots of issues in tight project situations while JMeter or NeoLoad has fewer forums or they don't have good documentation compared to HP LoadRunner. Thirdly, the analysis feature provided by HP LoadRunner is easier to manage and can see more detailed correlated metric. This will help the developers to identify the actual bottlenecks in the application (like tuning some configuration or SQL queries etc.).
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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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      Micro Focus

      • It has been a huge help for our team to determine the impact our application was going through each release. With performance testing and with the tool as good as HP performance center, it enabled our team to build lighter software with good tech and system reviews happening for each release. Although I can't measure ROI in number, I would definitely say that we are building better software using the inputs from this tool.
      • It's ease of use and many inbuilt functionalities makes a performance tester's life a lot easier and efficient.
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