The 7 Biggest Reasons Companies Escape from UFT to TestComplete
Test and Monitor | Posted July 12, 2016

The concept of Agile has become increasingly popular as organizations try to meet faster delivery schedules with reduced timelines and costs. However, implementing an Agile testing process using an antiquated tool set can be a struggle.

This is something that we have heard a lot from TestComplete customers that have made the switch from HP’s functional testing tool UFT.

For these organizations, the decision to make the switch was based on their need for tools that are flexible, easy to use, and offer the necessary integrations to fit into their existing processes. They also wanted to avoid the expensive renewal rates, software license fees, and dedicated consultant fees that are often associated with using a legacy tool like UFT.

On July 20, SmartBear is partnering with Cigniti Technologies to host a special online event, designed to help teams who are struggling with legacy testing solutions. The webinar, Developing a Robust Testing Approach for Agile Transformation, will provide the help you need to switch from a legacy tool so that you can build a testing approach that works in an agile world.

In preparation for the event, we wanted to share some of the key factors we often hear from TestComplete customers for why they decided to make the switch to TestComplete.

1. Proven and tested solution

As a pragmatic buyer, you like to buy from proven vendors — mostly because this means you can be sure about the reliability of the service in the future. The quality of the product and the company you are buying it from really matters.

More than 10,000 companies use TestComplete on a day-to-day basis. These companies work across a variety of industries, including: finance, tech, healthcare, automotive, consulting, government, and telecom. Companies like Moody’s, Honeywell, Bosch, Toyota, Northrop Grumman, Boeing, and Lockheed Martin trust TestComplete for their automated functional UI testing. So you can be sure that you are in safe hands.

Philips Healthcare, for example, saved $350K yearly from switching to TestComplete.  Numara, which uses TestComplete to create automated scripts, is now able to create scripts minutes, rather than multiple hours since switching to TestComplete.

These companies also have access to an ecosystem of support services from 50+ trusted partners like Wipro, Cognizant, and Cigniti.

As far buying from a proven company, today over 4 million software professionals and 25,000 organizations across 194 countries use SmartBear tools. TestComplete provides a strategic and safe alternative to UFT. In case you want to hear stories of UFT customers who have migrated to TestComplete, just reach out to us and we can put you in touch.

2. Use the tools you love, without getting locked into a HP ecosystem

In an agile landscape, you often have people with different skillsets and different tool preferences working together. Consider the following example: your manual GUI testers use record and replay to create automated tests, while automation engineers love to use Selenium. On the other hand, developers would like to continue to use Visual Studio to create tests. And at the end, you might want to run these tests as a part of one regression suite.

If you’re leading such a team, wouldn’t it be good if you let team members use the tool of their choice? This becomes nearly impossible when you’re locked into a suite of legacy tools, which have their own toolsets to cross-sell.

On the other hand, TestComplete is designed to work well with the ecosystem of tools you are currently using. Whether it’s your engineers writing Selenium tests or developer using Visual Studio to write test scripts, everything can be pulled into TestComplete as a part of one run. In fact, you can even bring in API tests created using SoapUI.

3. The integrations you need

Integrating UFT with other tools in your ecosystem often comes at an additional cost.  Take for instance the example of linking UFT to JIRA, the most commonly used defect management tool. In this case, you may have to buy an additional plugin for the tools to work together. And then if you have to integrate UFT with SCMs like TFS or Mercurial, additional plugins need to be installed and maintained. As you can see, this process can easily get cumbersome and challenging.

TestComplete integrates with multiple defect management, continuous integration, and source control systems out of the box. Example includes JIRA, Bugzilla, TeamTrack, and FogBugz for defect tracking. The list of SCM integrations include: Git, Subversion, Mercurial, Visual SourceSafe, CVS, and Team Coherence.

4. More Flexibility

TestComplete comes with a wide variety of programming languages such as Python, VBScript, JScript, DelphiScript, or JavaScript. Easy-to-learn languages such as Python in particular allow your manual testers to start scripting tests, without having to learn about tedious variable declarations and unattractive curly brackets.

UFT supports VBScript out of the box, which can be useful for some teams, but can be extremely limiting as your team attempts to scale its test automation.

5. Your success is our success

The goal of our team is to ensure that you are successful from the moment you start your free trial, through your entire lifecycle as a TestComplete customer. One of the ways that we ensure your success is by assigning a customer success rep to every TestComplete customer. Your rep is just a phone call away if you have any questions regarding the tool.

At the same time, we realize the rolling out a new tool can be successful only if people feel comfortable with the tool. And in order to ensure customers get ramped up on basic and advanced concepts of TestComplete, your entire team can attend the FREE training. Read more about it here. When was the last time you received similar FREE trainings on HP UFT?

6. Migration made easy

Challenges with migrating test cases can often act as a hurdle to migrating away from UFT. And that is why we provide a proven and easy way to move existing UFT test scripts into TestComplete.  In fact, we have automated the migration process, so that you face low risk and no downtime while migration.

We’ll provide a live demo on this migration process during the webinar on July 20. Reserve your spot.

7. And then you can save some money

TestComplete comes at the significant less cost than UFT. Based on the kind of UFT licenses you must be possessing, this number may vary. You can run the numbers yourself. The price for TestComplete can be found here.

Read how one QA Manger saved 70% of his budget by moving over to TestComplete from legacy tools.


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