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IBM Rational Functional Tester - license + 1 Year Software Subscription and

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  • License + 1 Year Software Subscription and Support
  • 1 floating user
  • Passport
  • level BL
  • Linux
  • Win
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Main Features
  • License + 1 Year Software Subscription and Support
  • 1 floating user
  • Passport
  • level BL
  • Linux
  • Win
Any organization that relies on its own application development to serve the needs of internal clients or customers recognizes that application quality is a prerequisite for success, not an option. A crucial ingredient for this success is an efficient, disciplined testing process to verify that applications have achieved a level of fitness that either meets or exceeds project expectations. Slipping schedules, frequently changing application user interfaces, and recurrent feature regression introduce variables that ad-hoc testing practices are unable to handle. IBM Rational Functional tester was built to address these issues.

IBM Rational Functional Tester is an advanced, automated functional and regression testing tool for testers and GUI developers who need superior control for testing Java, Microsoft Visual Studio .NET and Web-based applications.

How does it work? Rational Functional Tester records user interactions with Java, Web, and Visual Studio .NET WinForm-based applications, creating a test script that - when executed - reproduces those actions. During recording, the user can insert verification points that extract specified data or properties from the application under test. During playback, these verification points are used to compare recorded information with live information to ensure consistency. Following any test recording activity, testers have the option of adding custom code to the test script to perform an unlimited array of tasks, including the data manipulation and environment configuration activities that are often necessary to ensure the test lab is properly constituted for the test run. Following test execution, Rational Functional Tester generates a report listing the results of the verification point comparisons. With Rational Functional Tester, teams are able to more reliably and efficiently expose problems in even the most complex applications, increasing the opportunity for defect capture and repair before product release.

Technical Specifications
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System Requirements
Platform: Linux , Windows

Bundled Support: 1 Year Software Subscription and Support
License Category: License
License Qty: 1 floating user
License Type: License
Licensing Program: Passport Advantage

Support Details Full Contract Period: 1 year

Brand: IBM
Compatibility: PC , Unix
Manufacturer: IBM
Model: Functional Tester
Packaged Quantity: 1
Product Line: IBM Rational

Service & Support
Type: New releases update

Service & Support Details
Service Availability (Days a Week): Monday-Sunday
Service Availability (Hours a Day): 24 hours a day
Service Type: Emergency phone consulting

Service Type: New releases update

Response Time: 2 hours
Service Availability (Hours a Day): Business hours
Service Type: Phone consulting

Service Type: E-mail consulting

Service Type: Web knowledge base access

Category: Development tools
Subcategory: Development tools - utilities / components & libraries

License Pricing: Volume
Pricing Level: Level BL

Product Reviews
IBM Rational Functional Tester - license is rated 3.3 out of 5 by 3.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from It supports both .NET and Java as the programming language for scripting. Valuable Features:1. IBM RFT supports both .NET and Java as the programming language for scripting, but the market widely usage was Java language because of the open-source platform.2. Descriptive programming for functional test case made easy with robust API.3. 3rd party library integration.4. Eclipse IDE.5. Execution made faster than compared to other commercial tools.6. Robust object identification mechanism.Improvements to My Organization:Robust API provides quick turnaround for developers to understand and automate functional test case quickly.Room for Improvement:Didn't find any since they provide light weight usage for execution and script development without tool dependency than compared to other commercial products.Use of Solution:Almost 5 years starting from RFT 8.0 - 8.3 version.Deployment Issues:No.Stability Issues:No.Scalability Issues:No this product is for functional testing not applicable for scalability.Previous Solutions:No.Initial Setup:Pretty straightforward.Implementation Team:Through in-hose team.Cost and Licensing Advice:One time license cost involved and pretty less than compared to the other commercial products.Other Advice:Use this product for thick client application like sap, siebel, flex etcDisclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2017-06-19
Rated 3 out of 5 by from It should support more browsers but we were able to show time savings of more than 1200 hours in less than 1 year. Valuable Features:It gives us an ability to support object recognition and descriptive programming.Improvements to My Organization:By automating regression test suites using this product, we were able to show time savings of more than 1200 hours in less than ONE year.Room for Improvement:* It should be more flexible when it comes to integration with test management tools like QC or agile tools like Rally* It should support more browsersUse of Solution:I've used it for over four years.Deployment Issues:No issues encountered.Stability Issues:1. With version 8.5 we faced workspace crash issues frequently.2. We keep getting Java Binary exceptions when we execute batch runs with RFTScalability Issues:No issues encountered.Customer Service:Good.Technical Support:Good.Previous Solutions:Based on low license cost and project decision we moved to this product.Initial Setup:The initial setup was easy.Implementation Team:It was implemented by me for multiple in-house projects.ROI:1200 hours in one year.Other Solutions Considered:Yes. we evaluated QTP.Other Advice:It is a good option if you have tie up with IBM and if your test management suite consists of rational products.Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2015-07-29
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Quiet stable but it has memory issues frequently Valuable Features:It supports:* Siebel* SAP* Terminal based applicationsRoom for Improvement:Reports - Default results log has a lot of useless info, and this is hiding the actual information needed. I have to use customized reports, which we don't expect from paid tool.Use of Solution:Eight months.Deployment Issues:Installation is straight forward.Stability Issues:Quiet stable but it has memory issues frequently, which can be solved easily.Scalability Issues:It is able to handle volume.Customer Service:Haven't contacted customer service so far.Technical Support:Good, encountered a problem and a solution was provided by tech support within a couple of days.Previous Solutions:We were replacing an expensive solution - Worksoft Certify.Initial Setup:Installation is straight forward.Implementation Team:In-house team.ROI:It's cheaper than our existing solution, Worksoft CertifyCost and Licensing Advice:Organization bought the whole Rational Suite at a very low price.Other Advice:It does not fully justify being a paid tool, and it needs improvement. But as it is built on Ellipse/Java and costs is less than other tools, it is recommended.Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2015-02-15
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