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Score 7 out of 100
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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

Ranorex Studio

Personally I rate it a 10 from my own experience, but from a company perspective, I would drop that to perhaps an 8. This is because while I have fun while finding it extremely easy to use and comprehensive enough, there have been times that relative to the project currently in works, Ranorex has not performed due to its shortcomings.If asked though I would certainly fully recommend Ranorex to a potential user, especially to someone less skilled in this field.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Test Management

Compuware File-AID
9.0
Ranorex Studio
7.8
Centralized test management
Compuware File-AID
10.0
Ranorex Studio
7.0
Defect management
Compuware File-AID
8.0
Ranorex Studio
7.0
Manage test hosts and schedules
Compuware File-AID
Ranorex Studio
8.0
Test execution reporting
Compuware File-AID
Ranorex Studio
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

Ranorex Studio

  • Ranorex has a very easy to use UI, that has proven easy enough for even new hires in my company to adapt fairly quickly, in comparison to other types of automated applications.
  • The Run Summary report is actually pretty detailed and visually appealing to the eyes with a very easy to read and structured format. It even includes results for screenshots.
Anonymous | 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

Ranorex Studio

  • Language support is limited, c# and Vb.net only if i remember correctly compared to other tools which allow many more. This addition would certainly be appreciated if added on in a company like mine with a variety of differently skilled individuals
  • Paid license. This is not always preferred. A free version without a limited trial but maybe limited features would be appreciated.
Anonymous | 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

Ranorex Studio

Ranorex Studio 6.0
Based on 1 answer
I suppose my experience is sort of mixed. Help documents are substantially helpful. I personally have not got the quickest responses from Ranorex support but at the same time, they are pretty good with updating their users frequently with info about their product/s and features. The community is really where I find support and I suppose that could look to be an extension of the product itself.
Anonymous | 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

Ranorex Studio

We have used Selenium as well. This has picked up more steam than Ranorex if i have to be honest.
Anonymous | 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

Ranorex Studio

  • Reducing testing time is directly saving money if time is considered money.
  • Allowing less skilled users the ability to automate testing from the get-go because of Ranorex's ease of use and G.U.I. This of course positively affects a project and assists with user upskilling passively at least.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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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

Ranorex Studio

General

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

Ranorex Studio Editions & Modules

Edition
Premium Node-Locked License$2,9901
Premium Floating License$4,9902
Runtime Floating Licnse$8903
  1. per installation
  2. per concurrent user
  3. per additional endpoint
Additional Pricing Details
All licenses are perpetual and include 12 months of maintenance and email support. A runtime floating license requires at least one premium license for test creation. Please contact our sales team for information about possible volume discounts and options for enterprise support. Consulting, integration and training services are available from our partners worldwide.

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Compuware File-AID
7.0
Ranorex Studio
10.0

Support Rating

Compuware File-AID
10.0
Ranorex Studio
6.0

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