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Attribute Ratings

  • TestComplete is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

4.0

SystemLink

40%
1 Rating
8.4

TestComplete

84%
87 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

SystemLink

N/A
0 Ratings
6.6

TestComplete

66%
6 Ratings

Usability

SystemLink

N/A
0 Ratings
7.6

TestComplete

76%
7 Ratings

Support Rating

SystemLink

N/A
0 Ratings
6.3

TestComplete

63%
9 Ratings

Implementation Rating

SystemLink

N/A
0 Ratings
6.7

TestComplete

67%
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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SmartBear

To really make the most of TestComplete, at least some scripting is necessary. TestComplete works really well with clearly identifiable objects but needs some tweaking for objects that vary in e.g. quantity. We have some elements that vary, but the vast majority of UI elements have unique identifies, and those iterative elements can also be mapped to iterations of a semi-unique element (so more of a mapping of the item type that the specific item). I doubt the usability would be near as good if more items were not clearly identifiable. In our case, most are, and we handle our tests in form of nested keyword tests that occasionally also implement scripting when needed. Tedious tests like Verification of the correct presence and status of UI elements in all possible scenarios, and iterative tests of e.g. input values and combinations of such, are made easy to set up, execute and evaluate.
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Pros

NI (National Instruments)

  • Setup
  • User Interface
  • LabVIEW Integration
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SmartBear

  • TestComplete is great for working with our non-web applications.
  • TestComplete allows us to interface with our web application in a robust way.
  • Despite the age of our architecture, TestComplete handles the old stuff that's been around a while as well as the newer technology when we are able to implement it.
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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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SmartBear

  • Would love to see TC be a plugin for Visual Studio. Instead of VBScript or JavaScript, to use C# or VB.NET
  • Easier to set up with iOS. Android is not bad but iOS seems slow and confusing to get up and running
  • Built-in PDF reading support, built in Excel API
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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

    TestComplete

    Starting Price

    $2,256 per license

    Editions & Modules

    TestComplete editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    Node-Locked Base2,2561
    Node-Locked Pro3,9502
    Float - Base5,0773
    Float - Pro7,9014

    Footnotes

    1. per license
    2. per license
    3. per license
    4. per license

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Purchase TestComplete Base and pay for only the modules you need. TestComplete Pro includes all three modules: desktop, web, and mobile, at a bundled price point, as well as access to the parallel testing engine, TestExecute. TestComplete has additional add-ons, including TestExecute and the Intelligent Quality Add-On.

    Likelihood to Renew

    NI (National Instruments)

    No answers on this topic

    SmartBear

    We have bigger test automation pack using test complete at the same time we also think this is not good performing tool for large number of test automation scripts.
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    Usability

    NI (National Instruments)

    No answers on this topic

    SmartBear

    It is usable when you become accustomed to its quirks. Not using it for two months and then you need to re-learn the quirks for some features (but some quirks are so awful that they will never fade from your memory). So, when using it regularly, it is possible to be quite productive, if no big correction in name mapping is needed.
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    Support Rating

    NI (National Instruments)

    No answers on this topic

    SmartBear

    Some bugs were quickly resolved, but most UX quirks of the tool are just marked "as designed". No follow up for enhancement request.
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    Implementation Rating

    NI (National Instruments)

    No answers on this topic

    SmartBear

    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
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    Alternatives Considered

    NI (National Instruments)

    No answers on this topic

    SmartBear

    TestComplete stacks up against them in terms of GUI and seamless performance. It records each and every step and action been performed in the application and produces a detailed report in a well-structured manner. It can connect and access seamlessly among various databases directly to speed up the testing process.
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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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    SmartBear

    • On one of the applications, I've reduced the testing time from a month to five days.
    • I don't always have time to create tests for new features, then I revert to manual testing.
    • The Zephyr reports have given management insight on what happens in the QA department.
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