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Attribute Ratings

  • Sauce Labs is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

4.0

SystemLink

40%
1 Rating
8.5

Sauce Labs

85%
158 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

SystemLink

N/A
0 Ratings
9.2

Sauce Labs

92%
20 Ratings

Usability

SystemLink

N/A
0 Ratings
8.4

Sauce Labs

84%
20 Ratings

Availability

SystemLink

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

Sauce Labs

100%
7 Ratings

Performance

SystemLink

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0

Sauce Labs

80%
7 Ratings

Support Rating

SystemLink

N/A
0 Ratings
8.4

Sauce Labs

84%
24 Ratings

Implementation Rating

SystemLink

N/A
0 Ratings
7.5

Sauce Labs

75%
12 Ratings

Configurability

SystemLink

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2

Sauce Labs

82%
3 Ratings

Ease of integration

SystemLink

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1

Sauce Labs

91%
2 Ratings

Product Scalability

SystemLink

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

Sauce Labs

100%
4 Ratings

Vendor post-sale

SystemLink

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

Sauce Labs

90%
5 Ratings

Vendor pre-sale

SystemLink

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

Sauce Labs

90%
5 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

NI (National Instruments)

There are definitely scenarios where NI SystemLink will be useful but just didn't work out well for us. I needed to be able to replace an EXE file on a computer with a new EXE to do the upgrades but I was not able to do that through SystemLink. You had to work with packages in order to perform this and I didn't want to revamp my distribution plan. We also didn't need to do any asset management or calibration documentation through SystemLink. I was excited about being able to view data from the test stations through a browser but our engineers need historical data available and everything resets to a live view when you click back to the UI.
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Sauce Labs

Having used some of the competitor's tools over the year I would say that SauceLabs provides a lot of value for money if you plan to run long sets of tests with high frequencies. Paying for a single slot means you can run tests whenever you want without creeping costs but it does make running tests in parallel require an extra slot. Currently, our test suite takes over three hours to run and at the moment it is cost prohibitive to purchase an extra slot. However, having access to live testing and integration with Appium is great.
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Pros

NI (National Instruments)

  • Setup
  • User Interface
  • LabVIEW Integration
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Sauce Labs

  • Provides a comprehensive selection of browser and platform versions for test automation and CI/CD pipeline support
  • Provides a rich selection of browser/platform availability for customer issue reproduction
  • Provides a comprehensive set of virtual mobile device configurations for automation and availability
  • Sauce Labs' SaaS and self service tools work and perform well
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Cons

NI (National Instruments)

  • Licensing
  • Not able to see data from all test stations on one UI
  • Lack of data history
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Sauce Labs

  • I've had four changes in account managers over the past couple of years. They ranged from super experienced/advocate to some that seems relatively junior/a bit removed. I understand this happens but clarity on what I can expect with these partnerships would be valuable. What I've gotten in the end has varied dramatically.
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Pricing Details

SystemLink

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

SystemLink editions and modules pricing
EditionModules

Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Sauce Labs

    Starting Price

    $19 per month

    Editions & Modules

    Sauce Labs editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    Live Testing$19.001
    Virtual Cloud$149.002

    Footnotes

    1. per month
    2. per month

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    Optional

    Additional Details

    Free service available for Open Source projects.

    Pricing Info

    Likelihood to Renew

    NI (National Instruments)

    No answers on this topic

    Sauce Labs

    As we currently know, there's nothing on the market with a big feature set like saucelabs at their current price point. Along with the business not having to learn a whole new tool to use again and the ability to refresh our private devices and the continuously growing number of public devices available and features.
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    Usability

    NI (National Instruments)

    No answers on this topic

    Sauce Labs

    It is an incredibly easy service to use for what its primary intention is. The only reason a point is deducted is because more feature enrichment can be done around the Sauce Connect Proxy utility and the Jenkins Sauce OnDemand plugin. User Account administration also needs more work, such as the addition of user groups, rather than a simple hierarchy of users.
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    Reliability and Availability

    NI (National Instruments)

    No answers on this topic

    Sauce Labs

    Yes, Sauce labs is always there, and it is easy to troubleshoot when you are having any connectivity issue, they always keep you informed when they plan to perform any type of maintenance window on their side in advance, so you can plan and will not affect your current work. I do not recall any outage.
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    Performance

    NI (National Instruments)

    No answers on this topic

    Sauce Labs

    The time where they acquired TestObject and were trying to integrate their services would probably be the most annoying time. Annoying as features were in two separate places (websites) for example. But since the introduction of their unified platform, we haven't run into any issues as of yet and we've used them for at least 5-6 years now.
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    Support Rating

    NI (National Instruments)

    No answers on this topic

    Sauce Labs

    The people here are just so friendly and personable. For instance, Tristan Lombard answered every single email with a very cheery tone and not only did he diagnose my issue, he also made sure to ask how my day was going. Keep it up
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    Implementation Rating

    NI (National Instruments)

    No answers on this topic

    Sauce Labs

    I am not sure if it's my company that makes getting Sauce Labs integrated into the team difficult or is it Sauce Labs. The process for getting Sauce Labs for a project is quite a tedious process and the information for using Sauce Labs initially is quite lacking. There is little support for getting started
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    Alternatives Considered

    NI (National Instruments)

    No answers on this topic

    Sauce Labs

    We have also tested out Browser Stack, which at the time was more geared towards manual testing. Although it appeared to support more mobile devices/browsers, we also wanted something that can plugin in easily with our existing Selenium test scripts. Sauce Labs was definitely more geared towards our goals at the moment which were to automation functional/regression testing and build it into our release pipeline.
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    Scalability

    NI (National Instruments)

    No answers on this topic

    Sauce Labs

    With private devices, you have full reign over usage of them, so no complaints there. Public devices are available if no one else is using it, which is understandable. Browser VMs are based on number of open sessions and Saucelabs give you a certain number depending on what you need. If you need more, then you pay for more. It is as simple as that. You need more devices, then you can pay for more private ones too. A workaround for public devices is to pick the first available one and not be too picky, that's if you are able to of course.
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    Return on Investment

    NI (National Instruments)

    • Availability to monitor multiple test stations remotely
    • Was quick to integrate into existing LabVIEW codebase
    • Ultimately did not justify the licensing cost for the benefit
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    Sauce Labs

    • Eh... Negligible? Being on AWS West makes it quite a few hops for us, so the process times out every now and again. That is frustrating.
    • I can't really speak to the dollars, as I am not privy to the information.
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