National Instruments SystemLink vs. Tricentis Tosca

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
SystemLink
Score 4.0 out of 10
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National Instruments headquartered in Austin offers SystemLink, a software platform for managing system configurationt tasks, device management, software deployment, to improve system uptime and performance.N/A
Tricentis Tosca
Score 8.3 out of 10
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Tricentis Tosca provides an approach to test automation that is AI-powered, codeless, and end-to-end so it can test everything in a complex IT landscape, to ensure business processes work flawlessly no matter where changes occurs. Its 160+ technology support helps users test everything at the UI, API and data layer, including virtually any enterprise, custom, homegrown and mobile application. With its model-based approach, Tosca enables business, QA and IT teams to…N/A
Pricing
National Instruments SystemLinkTricentis Tosca
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
SystemLinkTricentis Tosca
Free Trial
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Free/Freemium Version
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Premium Consulting/Integration Services
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Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeOptional
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Community Pulse
National Instruments SystemLinkTricentis Tosca
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Features
National Instruments SystemLinkTricentis Tosca
Automation Testing
Comparison of Automation Testing features of Product A and Product B
National Instruments SystemLink
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Ratings
Tricentis Tosca
7.8
3 Ratings
3% below category average
Record and Automate00 Ratings6.73 Ratings
Multi-Browser Testing00 Ratings8.13 Ratings
Mobile Testing00 Ratings7.23 Ratings
Test Scheduling00 Ratings8.03 Ratings
Test Management00 Ratings8.03 Ratings
CI/CD Tool Integration00 Ratings7.43 Ratings
Parallel Testing00 Ratings8.13 Ratings
Object Recognition00 Ratings8.53 Ratings
Data-Driven Testing00 Ratings8.43 Ratings
Real Device Testing00 Ratings7.12 Ratings
Testing Reports & Analytics00 Ratings8.13 Ratings
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User Ratings
National Instruments SystemLinkTricentis Tosca
Likelihood to Recommend
4.0
(1 ratings)
8.1
(18 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
7.7
(2 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
4.3
(12 ratings)
Support Rating
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8.2
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
National Instruments SystemLinkTricentis Tosca
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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Tricentis
Tricentis Tosca is well suited for packaged applications like SAP, Salesforce, Workday, etc. It also works well with API testing and Web UI testing. Tosca is highly suited for Projects which require a high level of collaboration between team members across different locations. It's less suited for mobile automation, Reporting, and test scenarios with high input data.
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Pros
NI (National Instruments)
  • Setup
  • User Interface
  • LabVIEW Integration
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Tricentis
  • It's one stop shop for all your test automation needs like - api layer, ui layer, load testing, mobile automation.
  • It has excellent support for CI/CD and Devops environment which makes it very modern but much needed solution
  • It can run in cross browser and cross devices with same test script and again saves a lot of time.
  • Excellent results and dashboards gives nice view into results.
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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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Tricentis
  • It does have a steep learning curve, A tool is often perceived capable of doing only what its user is able to achieve in accomplishing while using it. For this reason, its very necessary if for the team at Tricentis to continue doing the great work they are doing to train early adopters of this fantastic tool.
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Likelihood to Renew
NI (National Instruments)
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Tricentis
We aim to renew Tosca for our organization. What we lose in license cost is gained by having employee that do not need programming background. We also recoup a lot of the cost on the rapidity of automation. Only the support we might not use as much. I believe Tosca is here to stay at our organization
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Usability
NI (National Instruments)
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Tricentis
It can be a challenge for new users who have never used an automation tool. For example, it is hard to understand the layout of the screen and where to find how to update the data. The interface can be overwhelming at first.
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Support Rating
NI (National Instruments)
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Tricentis
Tricentis team was very supportive. Support is expensive but they helped us at many level. Setting up timeline, implementation, precise questions on automation challenges. We had an account manager and technical people we could as to talk to. Support was generally timely and helping. They often proposed to come on site to help us which would cost more but could be helpful
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Alternatives Considered
NI (National Instruments)
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Tricentis
Tricentis Tosca is codeless and therefore easier to use. It's a great tool for people that would start doing automation and have no coding background. It seems like it has the same capabilities as other test automation suites but I felt it lacked a bit of capabilities on the test management suite such as defects test suites organizations etc
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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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Tricentis
  • After implementing Tosca we were able to reduce the cycle time that was spent on executing regression tests manually. I would say TOSCA was able to reduce close to 30% of the time that was spent for executing test cases manually.
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ScreenShots

Tricentis Tosca Screenshots

Screenshot of No-code, model-based test automation separates the technical information of an application into reusable, no-code modules that can be updated as applications change, which auto-updates test cases.Screenshot of Test case design for risk optimization - is a flexible testing model that enables fast, easy test case creation and maintenance & reduces risk in app releases.Screenshot of Requirements coverage for risk optimization - enables users to prioritize requirements by business risk/ impact, understand what is needed to test, and gain business insight on defects to ensure smarter & faster release decisions.Screenshot of Vision AI - AI powered test automation using patented neural network technology to deliver resilient UI automation. Includes self-healing AI capabilities.Screenshot of Service virtualization enables users to build realistic, simulated services in minutes to remove bottlenecks and run end-to-end tests faster in the software development lifecycleScreenshot of Test data management: Offers test data when it is needed and helps keep track of the data as it gets consumed across end-to-end business processes