Pragmatic Workbench (discontinued) vs. TestComplete

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
TestComplete
Score 6.9 out of 10
N/A
TestComplete is a GUI test automation tool that enables users of all skill levels to test the UI of every desktop, web, and mobile application. TestComplete is best suited for testers, automation engineers, and QA teams in any industry.
$2,256
per license
Pricing
Pragmatic Workbench (discontinued)TestComplete
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
Node-Locked Base
2,256
per license
Node-Locked Pro
3,950
per license
Float - Base
5,077
per license
Float - Pro
7,901
per license
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Pragmatic Workbench (discontinued)TestComplete
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
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).Pay for only the modules needed. 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.
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Community Pulse
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Top Pros
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Features
Pragmatic Workbench (discontinued)TestComplete
Database Development
Comparison of Database Development features of Product A and Product B
Pragmatic Workbench (discontinued)
9.0
1 Ratings
4% above category average
TestComplete
-
Ratings
Test data generation9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
Pragmatic Workbench (discontinued)TestComplete
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(1 ratings)
6.3
(88 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
8.1
(6 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
7.8
(7 ratings)
Support Rating
6.0
(1 ratings)
6.6
(7 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
6.7
(4 ratings)
User Testimonials
Pragmatic Workbench (discontinued)TestComplete
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
Best suited to smaller unit test or tests broken up, couple of forms at a time Not suited - larger regressions test involving multiple systems. - my main regression involving payments has been unsuccessful for the last 3 years despite all working fine separately and while being watched
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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
  • Identifying UI objects and application structure
  • Expandability of tests through scripts and script extensions/plugins
  • low barrier of entry (you can get started quickly, and other's don't need much explanation to contribute on a basic level)
  • Possibility of Jira integration for reporting
  • Relatively few (and usually easy to solve) git conflicts when working simultaneously
  • easy handling of test data, also for iterative tests
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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
  • TestComplete could stand to have a simplified view for different types of users. For instance, as a manager/architecture guy, I'm not so interested in getting into the code and am more interested in file-based interactions.
  • TestComplete could use more integration with reporting for things like TeamCity to improve test status visibility.
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Likelihood to Renew
Discontinued Products
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
Discontinued Products
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
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
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
Discontinued Products
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
Discontinued Products
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
Discontinued Products
  • I personally like Workbench Enterprise, and I can do everything I need to do using it.
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SmartBear
  • Saves hundreds of man-hours with either QA testing or data entry
  • With the small cost of the product, it has saved the company money with both employee costs as well as the cost of mistakes made by human error or software bugs
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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