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Likelihood to Recommend

Compuware File-AID

It's pretty good at creating an extract of a whole table, but not the best at grabbing all related tables in my experience. Pretty intuitive on setting up your test data categories. I also really like that it can either run via ISPF or via Topaz which was included with our purchase.
Sean Zef | TrustRadius Reviewer

PractiTest

PractiTest works GREAT as a test case repository. It is very easy to gather metrics, filter, and sort based on custom fields. We were able to work with the API to pull our automation results in as well. The support team is always very quick with their responses and monitors the "in-app chat." They are very open to answering questions, providing best practice materials, and looking for additional feedback.If you already have a central location for all of your test cases and testing needs, then I guess you probably wouldn't need to add another. However, PractiTest has high capability and potential, so if it's set up properly you can easily save time managing your tests.
Michael Walkowski | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Test Management

Compuware File-AID
9.0
PractiTest
9.0
Centralized test management
Compuware File-AID
10.0
PractiTest
9.0
Defect management
Compuware File-AID
8.0
PractiTest
9.0
Map tests to user stories
Compuware File-AID
PractiTest
9.0
Test execution reporting
Compuware File-AID
PractiTest
9.0

Pros

Compuware File-AID

  • Extract/load data from one DB or table to another masking the data for testing.
  • Compare extracts against each other to ensure good baselines.
Sean Zef | TrustRadius Reviewer

PractiTest

  • The ability to create custom fields on your test cases
  • The custom reporting results due to the custom fields
  • The ability to work using filters instead of folder trees
  • Integrations with other platforms
  • Constant availability of support
  • Community oriented (host online testing conferences for free, provide insightful blog posts for the testing community, etc.)
Michael Walkowski | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Compuware File-AID

  • I find it more obtuse to use than IBM Optim.
  • Related tables are difficult to incorporate.
Sean Zef | TrustRadius Reviewer

PractiTest

  • Better dashboard display capability (drag and drop to rearrange gadgets)
  • Creation of global user groups (as opposed to just project groups)
Michael Walkowski | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Compuware File-AID

Compuware File-AID 10.0
Based on 2 answers
Support has been amazing compared to Optim. Further, new features are very regular with File-AID - I can't remember the last time Optim had a significant update. File-AID support is very receptive to feature requests and reported bugs, including sending out hotfixes quickly.
Sean Zef | TrustRadius Reviewer

PractiTest

PractiTest 10.0
Based on 1 answer
The chat button is available to anyone who logs into PractiTest. In my experience, the support has always been very quick, very friendly, and very thorough. They make sure that your question is answered in a way that you understand it. They also provide documentation of best practices so you are never left hanging on what to do next.
Michael Walkowski | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Compuware File-AID

Optim is more user friendly in how it operates, in my opinion. It's less obtuse to figure out how to extract and mask the data required compared to File-AID. Further, Optim is easier to gather related tables, by far. I do prefer using File-AID via the Topaz GUI much more than using Optim via its GUI. Finally, I personally believe that File-AID is significantly faster to run than Optim - this could be a configuration issue.
Sean Zef | TrustRadius Reviewer

PractiTest

I've used many different Test Case Repository tools, and while each of them has its perks, I like the capabilities of PractiTest best. When creating a test in qTest for example, you can only input information into the fields provided, and you have everything set up in a folder tree structure. With PractiTest, we are able to create custom fields and filter our tests based on those fields to provide more accurate information in a readily available format while quickly searching for the filter instead of through a folder tree. TestRail did not appear to meet our needs as a company. It just didn't have the potential that we found with PractiTest. Zephyr for example worked seamlessly with Jira, which is really nice since that is what we use for the most part. However since we cater to many different clients, we needed an external Test Case repository so we could use something that wasn't tied to 1 Jira instance.
Michael Walkowski | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Compuware File-AID

  • Saves time creating production like data for testing.
  • Keeps that data safe from developers and need-to-know only.
Sean Zef | TrustRadius Reviewer

PractiTest

  • PractiTest has saved us time in managing our test cases and providing immediate reports through dashboards
  • The capability to provide a dashboard through and external link allows clients to view our dashboards in real-time (saving time on sending reports).
Michael Walkowski | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Compuware File-AID

Pricing Details

Compuware File-AID

General

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

Compuware File-AID Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

PractiTest

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

PractiTest Editions & Modules

Edition
Professional$391
Enterprise$491
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Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Compuware File-AID
7.0
PractiTest
9.0

Support Rating

Compuware File-AID
10.0
PractiTest
10.0

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