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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

TestComplete

I would recommend this product to anyone looking to automate multiple applications and/or large scale applications.I feel like this product wouldn't make a lot of sense for very small applications. However, they could provide testing services geared towards start-ups. If TestComplete made a "lite" version I could see is the product being used for start-ups as well as for smaller organizations.
Bernhard Rohrbacher | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Test Management

Compuware File-AID
9.0
TestComplete
Centralized test management
Compuware File-AID
10.0
TestComplete
Defect management
Compuware File-AID
8.0
TestComplete

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

TestComplete

  • The record and play back works great for our less technical team members. Basic UI validations and some of the happy path functionality can easily be automated.
  • The structure and set up of Project Suites. Easy to organize tests and group into functional tests that can be reused in Test cases.
  • Multiple Types of tests projects can be created. Mobile, Web Page and Web Services. When setting up a new project the wizard guides the user through and allows for the selection of many different options as well as the coding language that is preferred.
Jessica Strock | 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

TestComplete

  • Having never used anything like TestComplete before joining my company, it wasn't exactly the easiest application to pick up. The code examples online (particularly the SQL ones) were a little difficult to get the hang of. I was greatly helped by having a guy on my team who had worked with TestComplete for a few years, but the onboarding was a little rough.
  • We've run into various errors over the years involving memory leaks (which required a hotfix patch) and even scripts written in TestComplete not running in TestExecute. While these have always been addressed by patches (or new major versions in the case of the TestExecute issues), it has occasionally required some clever work-around in order to get it to do what we need.
  • We have encountered many issues running TestComplete in an RDP session to a virtual machine. The RDP window needs to be open at all times and cannot be minimized. This may be a technological limitation, but it would be really convenient if we could run 'headless' scripts as scheduled tasks.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Compuware File-AID

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

TestComplete

TestComplete 8.0
Based on 1 answer
Besides the good GUI with flexible settings, application has a great support. Customers are involved in development process, can send feature requests and vote for them. Some of my requests already implemented or coming soon.
Yury Vakhatov | 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

TestComplete

TestComplete 9.0
Based on 4 answers
Technical support is excellent for TC and TE.
Yuliya (Julia) Cherkasova | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Compuware File-AID

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

TestComplete

TestComplete 9.0
Based on 2 answers
If you develop a mobile application and your testing process goes in cloud, probably you will face a problem - how to implement a stable connection between your mobile devices and testing servers
Yury Vakhatov | 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

TestComplete

For the most part, TestComplete has the same functionality as any one of the other products we looked at. In many cases, the capabilities were somewhat less than the competitor products, but we found that the higher costs of any of the other products we not justified when comparing the capabilities. TestComplete had the highest overall bang-for-the-buck rating and was less expensive than all of the other competitor products.
Clay Watson | 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

TestComplete

  • We have seen a much more efficient product release cycle since using TestComplete. )Mainly down to the fact that a new build can be issued and tested very quickly. In turn, this means problems can be found a lot quicker, and the process repeats.)
Peter Anderson BEng MCSA | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

TestComplete

General

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

TestComplete Editions & Modules

Edition
TestComplete Pro$3,500 / $70001
TestComplete Platform$1,000 / $2,5001
TestComplete Web$999 / $1,9981
TestComplete Mobile$1,299 / $2,5981
TestComplete Desktop$999 / $1,9981
  1. Node-locked / Floating User License
Additional Pricing Details
You can buy the TestComplete Pro Bundle or individual TestComplete Modules based on your needs. The TestComplete Pro Bundle comes with the TestComplete Platform, all three modules, (Desktop, Web, and Mobile) as well as the TestExecute add-on. TestComplete also has additional add-ons: -TestExecute -HP Quality Center Connector - Environment Manager

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Compuware File-AID
7.0
TestComplete
8.7

Likelihood to Renew

Compuware File-AID
TestComplete
10.0

Usability

Compuware File-AID
TestComplete
8.0

Support Rating

Compuware File-AID
10.0
TestComplete
9.0

Implementation Rating

Compuware File-AID
TestComplete
9.0

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