CucumberStudio, from SmartBear vs. SpiraPlan

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
CucumberStudio
Score 4.8 out of 10
N/A
CucumberStudio, now a SmartBear product since the 2019 acquisition, is a continuous testing platform replacing the former HipTest, supporting agile development with manual and automated code testing, reusable steps, feature history with living documentation, among other features.N/A
SpiraPlan
Score 8.3 out of 10
Mid-Size Companies (51-1,000 employees)
SpiraPlan is an enterprise agile project management solution. Some key features include: Requirements Management, Release Planning and Iteration/Sprint Planning. SpiraPlan helps users manage tasks, issues, code, and workflows. Additionally, SpiraPlan includes an enterprise risk management system that is fully integrated with the requirements and project management features.
$5
Per User per Month
Pricing
CucumberStudio, from SmartBearSpiraPlan
Editions & Modules
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1-User
$5
Per User per Month
3-User
$9
Per User per Month
5-User
$9
Per User per Month
10-User
$9
Per User per Month
20-User
$9
Per User per Month
20-User
$89
Lifetime License per Seat
10-User
$99
Lifetime License per Seat
5-User
$119
Lifetime License per Seat
3-User
$133
Lifetime License per Seat
20-User
$6,999
Lifetime License (unlimited seats)
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
CucumberStudioSpiraPlan
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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User Ratings
CucumberStudio, from SmartBearSpiraPlan
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(1 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
9.0
(2 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
CucumberStudio, from SmartBearSpiraPlan
Likelihood to Recommend
SmartBear
HipTest is good and helpful to create and run functional regressions but it is more complicated to use this tool to create and run API testing scenarios (it does not mean it can not be done). This tool is definitively not appropriate for running performance testing scenarios.
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Inflectra Corporation
We selected SpiraPlan because the workflow allows us to start simple without adopting an entire methodology. It suits small teams and single users really well.
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Pros
SmartBear
  • Good integration with Jira
  • Includes integration with different tools for different porpuses
  • You can build your own framework to automate scenarios and make it work with Hiptest
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Inflectra Corporation
  • Flexible requirements organisation structure. I'm able to group and sub-group requirements as I see fit.
  • Competitive product pricing. Paying by active use instead of registered user was the winning point.
  • UI is straightforward and easy to use.
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Cons
SmartBear
  • UX is not too obvious and easy (like generating a data table in a scenario or including a scenario in a test run) but you can get used to it relatively easy by playing around with the options, also the documentation is helpful.
  • To get extra functionalities you have to pay for them separately.
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Inflectra Corporation
  • Access from South East Asia is rather sluggish. Could be due to server location.
  • Complimentary phone app to do simple tasks (e.g. create tasks, create requirements, add comments) offline would be beneficial because access to the internet can be an issue at the customer's environment.
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Support Rating
SmartBear
The tool includes a basic but complete documentation that can be very helpful to get started using the tool. The UX sometimes does not feel very easy to understand but after some use you can get familiar without reading the documentation. The webinars are not very useful for using the tool, I have seen a couple of them and they are actually focused on promoting their HipTest product to new users instead of being useful and educational for current users.
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Inflectra Corporation
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Alternatives Considered
SmartBear
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Inflectra Corporation
Main differentiating factors: 1. Lightweight process 2. Plans based on active users instead of registered users.
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Return on Investment
SmartBear
  • It helps to have organization in our scenarios.
  • It helps to get regressions done faster than doing it manually
  • It helps to graphically see the progress and results of executions.
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Inflectra Corporation
  • Allows us to manage simple IT requirements without major upfront costs. Allows us to expand our process complexity at our own pace.
  • Slow UI response from a South East Asia country can make data entry a drag.
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ScreenShots

CucumberStudio Screenshots

Screenshot of CucumberStudio empowers the whole team to read and refine executable specifications without needing technical tools. Business and technology teams can collaborate on acceptance criteria and bridge their gap.

SpiraPlan Screenshots

Screenshot of Sprint/Iteration PlanningScreenshot of Customizable Dashboards