Pragmatic Workbench (discontinued) vs. Zephyr Scale

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Pragmatic Workbench (discontinued)
Score 8.5 out of 10
Enterprise companies (1,001+ employees)
Pragmatic Workbench Enterprise was a suite that combined four Pragmatic Works products: BI xPress, DBA xPress, DOC xPress and LegiTest. It was acquired by SentryOne in April 2018, and has reached its EOL phase. After the summer of 2022 it will likely no longer be available, and unsupported.
$2,490
per seat
Zephyr Scale
Score 8.4 out of 10
N/A
TM4j is a test management application for Jira, developed by Jira solutions specialist Adaptavist, acquired and now supported by SmartBear since March 2020.
$4.55
per month per user
Pricing
Pragmatic Workbench (discontinued)Zephyr Scale
Editions & Modules
Workbench Client Edition
2,490
per seat
Workbench Server Edition
8,995
per server
Workbench Enterprise Edition (Client + Server)
9,995
1 user / 1 server
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Pragmatic Workbench (discontinued)Zephyr Scale
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
YesYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsWorkbench Enterprise combines all of the functionality within Workbench Client (local install) and Workbench Server (server install).Free up to 10 users, $4.55/user/month after that. It gets cheaper as you scale.
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Community Pulse
Pragmatic Workbench (discontinued)Zephyr Scale
Top Pros

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Top Cons

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Features
Pragmatic Workbench (discontinued)Zephyr Scale
Database Development
Comparison of Database Development features of Product A and Product B
Pragmatic Workbench (discontinued)
9.0
1 Ratings
4% above category average
Zephyr Scale
-
Ratings
Test data generation9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Test Management
Comparison of Test Management features of Product A and Product B
Pragmatic Workbench (discontinued)
-
Ratings
Zephyr Scale
7.8
1 Ratings
3% below category average
Centralized test management00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Map tests to user stories00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Test execution reporting00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Defect management00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
Pragmatic Workbench (discontinued)Zephyr Scale
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(1 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
6.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Pragmatic Workbench (discontinued)Zephyr Scale
Likelihood to Recommend
Discontinued Products
Workbench Enterprise is consistent across devices and users so far. It works the same, and access is easy. I have a problem with its security. If you use an enterprise password to access databases, it's very easy to click the show password on the connection page and expose the enterprise password. You shouldn't allow users to use the same accounts to access the database because that means all users are sharing the same password.
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SmartBear
Jira and Confluence are widely implemented in organizations of various industries so incorporating Zephyr Scale is a very seamless method of adding scalable testing management. Testing visibility and end to end traceability is possible and integrates in Jira. Developers and engineers are able to take advantage of the built-in reports and statistics and even automate testing. The value is greatly reduced for organizations that do not already implement Jira and Confluence as the native integrated compatibility is much of the value
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Pros
Discontinued Products
  • Querying is easy and quick.
  • Updating tables is very easy.
  • It gives us very accurate error messages.
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SmartBear
  • Scalable and compatible with Jira & Confluence
  • Improves testing visibility, data analysis, collaboration with reports & gadgets
  • Easy to retrospectively trace testing with change history
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Cons
Discontinued Products
  • It has autocompleted, but I find it difficult to use or get to use.
  • It doesn't automatically complete table names or field names.
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SmartBear
  • Not as valuable if not already using Jira or Confluence
  • Can be overlooked if the user does not set automation
  • Needs better first time tutorials
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Support Rating
Discontinued Products
Our team does the support for us. Sometimes we see download related issues that can easily be fixed by our team. Most issues you will see with one user in your org will probably happen to others, so keep a log and track those issues. Then have a fix for them somewhere that everyone has access to. This will save you a lot of time troubleshooting.
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SmartBear
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Alternatives Considered
Discontinued Products
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SmartBear
Zephyr scale is easier to work with and more seamlessly used because it is natively integrated with Jira and Confluence. TestRail cannot provide the same scalable experience and is rather dated and limited in capability. Developers rather use tools that are compatible with each other, and Zephyr scale offers that
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Return on Investment
Discontinued Products
  • I personally like Workbench Enterprise, and I can do everything I need to do using it.
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SmartBear
  • Dozens of added testing capability via integrated gadgets
  • Reduced testing and tracking time
  • Faster and clearer testing operations awareness
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ScreenShots

Pragmatic Workbench (discontinued) Screenshots

Screenshot of Real-Time SSIS Execution DiagramScreenshot of Visual Object LineageScreenshot of Data Validation Testing DesignerScreenshot of Data Validation Testing -  Performance DashboardScreenshot of Workbench Launch Dashboard