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94 Ratings
Top Rated
94 Ratings
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Score 8.8 out of 100
67 Ratings
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Score 7.8 out of 100

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Micro Focus LoadRunner

HP LoadRunner is well suited where we need to create a number of VUsers for testing application's performance. It's one of the best tools for application performance testing. It can integrate with most of CRM / ERP systems and thus provides wide applicability. The monitoring and analysis interface is user-friendly, thus providing the users with the application health and status quickly.However, it's not required for use if the application is not very complex or if the business enterprise is small / medium. Also, though the tool is efficient, additional cost apart from the license is required to purchase other modules and it is expensive if 24x7 support is required.
Suhas Kashyap RR | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Load Testing

BrowserStack
Micro Focus LoadRunner
6.8
End to end performance management
BrowserStack
Micro Focus LoadRunner
7.8
Integrated performance data
BrowserStack
Micro Focus LoadRunner
7.8
Deployment model flexibility
BrowserStack
Micro Focus LoadRunner
6.1
Real time monitoring
BrowserStack
Micro Focus LoadRunner
6.1
Automated anomaly detection
BrowserStack
Micro Focus LoadRunner
6.1

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

Micro Focus LoadRunner

  • It can simulate multiple users at the same time and help understand the performance.
  • It can generate excellent reports and give insights into application performance.
  • It is a fast tool and does not take time to perform its functions.
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

Micro Focus LoadRunner

  • HP LoadRunner with new patches and releases sometimes makes no longer support older version of various protocols like Citrix, which makes the task time-consuming when using older versions of LoadRunner for some of the cases. So it should support older version as well while upgrading.
  • Configuring HP LoadRunner over the firewall involves lots of configuration and may be troublesome. So, there should be a script (power shell script for Windows or shell script for Linux users) to make it easy to use and with less pain.
  • I would like to see the RunTime Viewer of Vugen in HPLoadRunner based on the browser I selected in the run-time configuration to make it feel more realistic as a real user.
  • Licensing cost is very high when we need to perform a test on application for a specific group of users.
Mayank Thirani | 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

Micro Focus LoadRunner

No score
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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

Micro Focus LoadRunner

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Micro Focus LoadRunner

Micro Focus LoadRunner 3.0
Based on 2 answers
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Micro Focus LoadRunner

HP performance center stacks up very well for front end applications. Need more improvements for API performance testing.
Anil Kumar Moka | 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

Micro Focus LoadRunner

  • The scripts created with traditional web/http protocol are not robust thus re-scripting is required after most every code drop. Troubleshooting and fixing the issue takes more time therefore in most cases we do re-scripting to keep it simple and save time.
  • In ideal world you would rather spend more time doing testing than scripting in that case mostly you could use an Ajax TruClient protocol. This type of script will only fail when an object in the application is removed or changed completely. This way of scripting will save you more time and helps you maintain the scripts with less re-work effort on a release basis. On the long run you will have a better ROI when you use Ajax TruClient protocol for scripting.
Pradeepan Anthony | 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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Additional Pricing Details

Micro Focus LoadRunner

General

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

Micro Focus LoadRunner Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

BrowserStack
9.2
Micro Focus LoadRunner
8.0

Likelihood to Renew

BrowserStack
10.0
Micro Focus LoadRunner

Usability

BrowserStack
9.3
Micro Focus LoadRunner

Support Rating

BrowserStack
8.5
Micro Focus LoadRunner
3.0

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