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IBM Rational Functional Tester

IBM Rational Functional Tester is good for automating thick applications.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

UFT

UFT is well suited if the price is not an issue, and if the requirement is about testing different technologies.If the application is based on Legacy platforms like Siebel or Mainframe, UFT fares quite well.For low cost web-based projects, there are other cheap and open source tools available.If it is about API testing or Mobile Testing, it is better to use other tools like TOSCA.
Sourav Halder | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

IBM Rational Functional Tester

  • An execution log in html format provides detailed information of the actions, verifications, and screenshots with timestamps.
  • Quick response and good support. IBM releases frequent updates to handle customer needs and fix issues.
  • A solid object inspector, extensive functional library and playback monitor.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

UFT

  • The simple front end will allow novice users to easily grasp the basics of automation and give them confidence to try things for themselves.
  • UFT can scale up and run across multiple machines from a single controller, such as ALM, enabling hundreds of tests to be executed overnight.
  • There is an active support community out there, both official HPE based and independent users. This means if you do encounter a problem there is always someone out there to help you.
  • The later versions have many add-ins to plug in to other tools within the QA world.
  • Expert users are able to utilise the many native functions and also build their own to get the most out of the tool and impress people as they walk past and see the magic happening on the screen.
  • UFT also has LeanFT bundled with it, allowing automated testing at the api level - if you can convince the developers to let you in there.
Derek Wallis | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

IBM Rational Functional Tester

  • Installation or updates were not always perfect. Would have to clean previous installations or reinstall Java if there were errors.
  • No or very limited support of browsers outside of Internet Explorer.
  • Uses a lot of memory, can have memory issues on large tests.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

UFT

  • The biggest disadvantage is that the cost is very high for licensing and maintenance.
  • We cannot run multiple threads/instances like in case of Selenium Grid.
  • Since it supports only VB script, the Object Oriented approach to test automation is challenging.
  • Need to buy different add-ins- Java, Oracle, SAP, .NET, etc.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

IBM Rational Functional Tester

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UFT

UFT 8.0
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HPE are quick to reply and it's possible to get through to the actual developers shuold the case warrent it. Their online system allows updates and tracking of all incedents raised.
Derek Wallis | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

IBM Rational Functional Tester

Selenium is similar to IBM Rational Functional Tester but is not as user friendly and does not support thick applications. Visual Studio Coded UI is newer so not as refined; the object inspector/management and execution log results is poor compared to IBM Rational Functional Tester.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

UFT

We need to look at open source tools if the team has time to learn like Selenium.Selenium can integrate with just about anything to give you a robust framework such as Maven for source code compilation, Test NG to drive tests, Jenkins or Hudson to integrate into a Continuous Integration and different reports i.e allure reports. So we get lot of features & support using Selenium like in UFT but with Selenium, cost is the biggest advantage as it is a freeware.Only challenge with Selenium is java scripting & most of the testers are not well acquainted with it while UFT supports vb scripting which is easy to learn so learning curve involved is the major drawback with Selenium.Another good automation tool is TestComplete. It is not a freeware but it comes with modular pricing. So you can buy what you need. Just purchase desktop, web, and mobile licenses separately and there is no more need to pay for modules that you don’t use unlike HP UFT which comes with heavy pricing with lot of features, many of them which you don't even use.
Sourav Singla ,Safe Agilist, CSP,  ICP-ACC, CSM, CSPO, SSM, LSSG | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

IBM Rational Functional Tester

  • Speeds up and broadens the testing cycle by using machine time for regression testing.
  • Frees up time for testers to focus on critical items outside the automated suite.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

UFT

  • Reduces the total workload of keeping the team to test older (regression) functionality. QA testers can concentrate on ad-hoc and exploratory testing, saving time and effort across the entire project.
  • Has built a better infrastructure for the client applications on which we can rely on for stability and providing regression results for any new features being developed.
  • Led the applications a step closer to implementing agile practices and DevOps across the entire organization. Thus, providing a better turnaround time of new features to the customers and less maintenance headaches for the BAU team to address.
Gagneet Singh | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

IBM Rational Functional Tester

General

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

UFT

General

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

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