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Ranorex Studio

Ranorex Studio

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Ranorex Studio allows you to set-up robust test automation scripts for a wide range of desktop, web and mobile applications. For managing and executing automated tests, Ranorex Studio provides a comprehensive range of test automation tools based on standard programming techniques and languages, making them ideal for teams of all sizes.

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Ranorex Studio review by Bernard D.
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"Quality Assurance Lead"

What do you like best?

Ranorex is a very robust tool for codeless development of automated test scripts. It is relatively easy to learn and can be used for testing all of the applications we use.

What do you dislike?

Not much to dislike about Ranorex. If anything, they continue to develop the tool quickly and have several releases a year, which often requires a little maintenance of our existing suite of automated tests.

Recommendations to others considering the product

While you can learn it quickly via self-study and experience, I highly recommend advanced training to leverage all of the power of Ranorex, including custom code modules. Spend extra time fine-tuning the element repository to improve the reusability and reduce maintenance of test scripts.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use Ranorex for regression testing of a n enterprise business system provided by a 3rd party, which has several release a year. We also automated a daily 'system health' check and have used the tool for scripted updates and entries into test and production systems.

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Ranorex Studio review by Corissa E. H.
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"Ranorex Is a Robust and Powerful Test Automation Software "

What do you like best?

Ranorex is easy to use for Test Automation Engineers of all stages. I began using Ranorex when I first learned test automation and found the interface easy to learn. I also love that it hooks into my source control!

What do you dislike?

I do wish that Ranorex could handle large test suites with more efficiency. I used to have a test suite that contained more than 500 recordings that froze my whole computer when I attempted to run it. I had to reduce my test suite into multiple test suites, which can be a pain from time to time. It would be nice to have Ranorex handle massive test suites.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you're looking for a robust software that will test your web application, desktop application, or mobile application, or websites, this is it! It covers everything and that's refreshing.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Ranorex Studio makes regression testing for our software and web applications quick, easy, and efficient.

What Test Automation solution do you use?

Thanks for letting us know!
Ranorex Studio review by Oleksii A.
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"Flexible automation tool"

What do you like best?

You can automate both web and desktop applications with Ranorex. Also you can use it without coding skill. But with those ones you will make even better experience with Ranorex. There are great tutorials and webinars for beginners.

Support of Data Driven Testing (Excel, CVN, SQL)

You can use it for regression test, stress tests, etc.

What do you dislike?

It is not always clear what influence have these or those settings.

Getting and setting of values in different smart folders or test cases is now only possible per global variables. It is not really good practice.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Read user guide first, then explore :)

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

At this time I have automated our regression test.

Now it is used by nightly builds and checks whether any error appear.

Fewer it has cost two days of one man job, now it's done in 4 hours.

So significant time saving.

Also some "boring" scenarios like opening tables with different pre filters etc. are automated.

Ranorex Studio review by Ioannis 'John' K.
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"Good Experience"

What do you like best?

Easy click and recording for actions of the tested application.

I especially liked a lot that there were training sessions online for free for the users. I also likes that the content of these sessions was of big variety, and that there are sessions for users of all levels of experience with Ranorex and testing in general, from novices to experts. The support also is really helpful, they are keen on helping you with understanding how ranorex works, working around problems and even help you with implementation.

What do you dislike?

I faced a lot of difficulties in recording when more than 1 technologies are used for the app.

There was no clear resolution for this matter, I just had to give up testing of this part of our software that used a different techology (.net) than main one (java).

Recommendations to others considering the product

Use ranorex if you have a team of testers doing manual testing- switch to automated.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Automation testing . trying to create test scripts then applying them into cases using recording tool and also code when necessary. The business problem was that manual testing takes some time and also you can test more things with automated testing, there are always more ways to test your software faster if you mix manual testing with automated testing as well.

No actual benefits unfortunately. I could consider a benefit that I gained some experience in the cases where Ranorex can be applied succesfully.

Ranorex Studio review by Vivek K.
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"Best automation tool for almost all platform"

What do you like best?

You can automate both web and desktop applications with Ranorex. Also you can use it without coding skill. But with those ones you will make even better experience with Ranorex. There are great tutorials and webinars for beginners.You can do data driven using csv, excel, sql, normal data binding.

What do you dislike?

Occasionally program changes can cause the test to fail but most changes are picked up seamlessly. Fixing the concerns is usually quite easy.Sometimes difficult to connect the mobile devices to Ranorex consistently.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Highly recommended. It's good for fresher as well who don't have that much experience in coding.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am from healthcare domain and here all the application are developed on WPF .Net technology. It's made testing easy. Most of the work we trying to automated using ranorex.

Ranorex Studio review by Alberto G.
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"A good product for making your non regression test fully automated!"

What do you like best?

- Very easy and fast to set-up an automated test

- Comfortable to use, has a wide variety of options for automation

- Easy to learn for first timers

- Ranorex solution are solid and the suit let the user to make a good structure for their automated test suites.

- Automated test suites, if well built from the beginning, need little maintenance

What do you dislike?

- For big Ranorex solutions (integrating several projects) sometimes it takes some times to start up.

- After some heavy using, performances might fell off a little

- Integration with TFS might be a little more efficient, in my opinion

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use Ranorex Studio for NRT in our product. We save a lot of time by let Ranorex doing these tests, on a daily basis.

Ranorex Studio review by Monica T.
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"Automating Software Testing"

What do you like best?

With Ranorex, testing processes that used to take us hours now take minutes. We're able to more fully test more aspects of our software more reliably that with previous software or manual testing.

What do you dislike?

Occasionally program changes can cause the test to fail but most changes are picked up seamlessly. Fixing the concerns is usually quite easy.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Do a trial run and participate in the webinars. Program is easy to use once your oriented on how it flows. Support team was great during both evaluation and after purchase as we're using the system.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Our quality has increased with a large decrease in cost for someone to do the testing. Concerns are quickly identified for return to the development team providing additional benefit in our agile framework for feedback.

Ranorex Studio review by Matthew D.
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"Excellent automation toolkit that allows you to seamlessly automate across multiple platforms"

What do you like best?

Ability to automate across multiple platforms (web, desktop, mobile) in the same test case without the need for any special modules. The IDE is very easy to use and the support from both Ranorex and the community is excellent. Built in support for SVN and Git is great too.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes difficult to connect the mobile devices to Ranorex consistently. Hard to think of any big Cons with this product right now and I've been using it for almost 1 year.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Try it out.. you won't be disappointed.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Kicking off our automated tests for each build automatically. Saved our QA staff time on running manual tests for each build. Test results are delivered immediately and developers are notified of any issues earlier.

Ranorex Studio review by Ashok G.
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"Excellent tool for functional automation"

What do you like best?

1.Easy to use

2. Regular update in the feature making it powerful day by day

3. Screenshot option for repository items are awesome

4. Ranorex spy is a powerful tool to identify the elements on the screen

What do you dislike?

1. It requires the active desktop to execute the test cases

2. Run configuration can be easily changed if you are working with teams

Recommendations to others considering the product

Its very powerful and feature enriched tool. You can easily do Web, Mobile (Android, IOS, Hybrid), API automation with the help of Ranorex studio. If anyone wants to do good automation with less cost this tool is for you

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

1. ROI is very high.

2. You can add test cases easily and very fastly

3. Maintenance cost is very less

Ranorex Studio review by Florian M.
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"Great Product with potential"

What do you like best?

During the last year a lot of innovations and great changes were made!

Also there is the uservoice site where customers can tell the company which features they would like, which is a great feature and is actively checked for ideas.

What do you dislike?

That new features are almost always broken for the first few releases (e.g. the maintenance mode did see not exists actions as a fail and would stop).

Also the support only has standard answers and no solutions on deeper errors other than connecting to my machine and checking my test with customer data which is a nogo under our data guidelines

Recommendations to others considering the product

Really good and easy to use solution for webtesting. Can be used by people who have no idea how to code but only very basic tasks can be done. If you learn to code a bit this tool really shines!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We completely eliminated the need to do manual regression-testing in our department which saves lots of time and manpower.

Ranorex Studio review by Sandeep B.
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"Fast and easy"

What do you like best?

The way how we can categorize tests, run then iterative. Get the reports and mails easily. It can also be easily used by multiple people in a company with floating license. The way how we can categorize tests, run then iterative. Get the reports and mails easily. It can also be easily used by multiple people in a company with floating license. The way how we can categorize tests, run then iterative. Get the reports and mails easily. It can also be easily used by multiple people in a company with floating license. The way how we can categorize tests, run then iterative. Get the reports and mails easily. It can also be easily used by multiple people in a company with floating license. The way how we can categorize tests, run then iterative. Get the reports and mails easily. It can also be easily used by multiple people in a company with floating license. The way how we can categorize tests, run then iterative. Get the reports and mails easily. It can also be easily used by multiple people in a company with floating license. The way how we can categorize tests, run then iterative. Get the reports and mails easily. It can also be easily used by multiple people in a company with floating license. The way how we can categorize tests, run then iterative. Get the reports and mails easily. It can also be easily used by multiple people in a company with floating license. The way how we can categorize tests, run then iterative. Get the reports and mails easily. It can also be easily used by multiple people in a company with floating license.

What do you dislike?

Nothing in particular. Sometimes the license is not available. This might be an internal issue though.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Highly effective and usable.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Automation

Ranorex Studio review by Serge F.
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"Versatility and simplicity in your automated tests"

What do you like best?

Ranorex gives you the versatility you need to keep all your automated tests under one simple, yet powerful, solution.

The possibilities of continuous integration with GIT and TeamCity are really interesting and add a lot of value to your test plan.

Ranorex can help you with Desktop, web and mobile testing. We use it for legacy technologies like VB6, but also in a lot of new technologies : Web, Mobile, C#, F#, etc.

Ranorex provide many ways to produce BDD and TDD. It can connect to Oracle Database, but if you want to use a simple Excel File, it's also possible.

What do you dislike?

It is often necessary to wait for the second update of a new version before making the change, because several small annoying bugs are present in the initial version.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It is important to change development working methods to facilitate automated testing and continous integration.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The company is slowly acquiring better working methods in project planning and development in preparation of automated testing. Demonstrating our expertise in automated testing is an asset to face the competition and reassure customers about our quality assurance processes.

Ranorex Studio review by Wesley C.
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"Helped with our day to day testing immensely. "

What do you like best?

What is fantastic about Ranorex is that I can reliably run tests before I come into work. By having this done, I can review the results in an easy to read document and start my day off partially complete. It allows me to do more beyond just testing, which is quite valuable to our busy schedule. As an add-on, Spy is a fantastic tool that is accurate and fast.

What do you dislike?

No dark theme. I have light sensitivity issues so I run my computer with F.lux and everything else on dark themes. Having a dark theme would be huge for me. Also, the way merging repositories is a little confusing right out of the bat. There really isn't a lot I dislike about Ranorex because I am still learning how the tool works.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Get used to your product. Do small test runs on say, notepad or google, to get familiar with the platform. Also, use spy. It's very handy and accurate. Understand the difference between WPF, QT, etc. You'll find them in the settings. Understanding these could help with your tests.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We have very long testing times (4-6 hours) which has now done down to 2-4. This allows us to focus more on other tasks and better utilize our time. It also opens up options of doing more complicated testing, not just of standard tests, but allows us to automate entire pipelines that will save us hours daily, which adds up to weeks by the end of the project.

Ranorex Studio review by User
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"Successfully integrated test automation into release testing"

What do you like best?

- Editor that is easy to understand

- Ranorex functions can be extended by using C# code

- Can be used for old software which was not able to automate in the past. We are using it to automate tests for a Dealer Management System

- Can be integrated with other Systems like HP ALM

- Can be also used to automate repeating processes like a Setup configuration

What do you dislike?

- If you want to have a one-file report you have to use the Ranorex Report Viewer because there is no format available to have similiar access to the report. It's possible to convert to PDF but the screenshots will be in small size. Since we are using HP ALM we can't use HTML because it's the Report will be saved in several files, that have to be downloaded first(not very practical). However, after everyone got access to the Ranorex Report Viewer this problem has been solved.

- When running tests on virtual machines there are sometimes actions(like a click on a button) not performed. This can be solved by reducing the move-time to 0.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It's worth trying by requesting a trial. We evaluated several tools for our desktop application(e.g. HP UFT) and choosed Ranorex because it was the best way to identify objects in the test software.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We reduced the huge amount of manual testing effort with Ranorex Studio. Almost 75% of our tests that will be performed are now automated.

We also use Ranorex for automation of manual doings

Ranorex Studio review by User
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"A must have testing tool "

What do you like best?

X-path object recognition is the biggest strength which make shorten the maintenance time and offers flexibility.,

Flexibility (Multi-Plate form): I'm able to conduct web automation, desktop automation and Mobile testing with the same tool and doing it all bundled up.,

This tools emphasize on readability so when you look at it its readability is more human than reading code.

Spy Tool: This ease up the maintenance and adding new object to the database.

When it does not exist you can create it: You can create your own user code: make it happen.

Customer support at it's very best

What do you dislike?

The Mobile platform is not their main development. Often when you have to use it you are waiting for things that should already exist. I've been using this tool for five years. At first, Web testing on a mobile you had to forget it... They eventually work their way up to being able to test web using selenium drivers... but again we had to wait as the emphasis was set on the rest and not mobiles... As a tester that does mobile it's a bit of a pain. In the first years of my experience, they also release critical bug on mobile where I had to wait with a less recent version: Could not instrument: this means you can't control the mobile!

Recommendations to others considering the product

Read my previous comments

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I'm able to make test with anything. This is a good way test do interface testing and System testing.

Benefits are easy to explain. Tests take more time to run than for me to test them but as they are running that leave me time to cover other aspects of the product. Now, that also l;eave time for more explanatory testing which is where we find the juicy ones.

Ranorex Studio review by User in Computer Software
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"Great way to Help Automate your QA work"

What do you like best?

The best thing I like about Ranorex is that it makes automating manually QA testcases easy to do. It also allows for easily reusing code to cover multiple test cases by having repo items and test step parameters easily able to take variables from the data connectors; and it's super easy to set up!

What do you dislike?

The things I would say I dislike about Ranorex is the little bugs you'll find now and again. Although Ranorex customer service is always quick to respond and help, sometimes fixes for these problems have you waiting for a while. Can sometimes make simple tasks a little more tedious.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The business problems we're solving are the amount of time we are having to spend on manual daily testing of products. Using Ranorex we're saving hours everyday, which is allowing our QA to focus on other tasks, and find and help fix problems faster.

Ranorex Studio review by Jean-Louis G.
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"Powerfull testing environment"

What do you like best?

Development environment really efficient performing easy built-in automation features as well as a deep access to Windows if needed (XML processing, database access, even system programming if needed)

What do you dislike?

Capturing controls generates so-called RxPath expressions (based on XPath).

That's fine but, sometime, you need to modify by hand the captured expression (for example to create an expression that can work on different version of a dialog box) and this can produce a significant increase of time to find the control

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We have inserted functional testing (about 30 scenarios today) on 4 lines of continuous integration (4 different branches) allowing to detect a bug the day after it has been release in SVN.

We use Jenkins as CI system and we are very pleased with the available plug-in.

We have find about 10 bugs using Ranorex this way (We have made this integration 6 months ago)

Ranorex Studio review by twink t.
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"Best test automation tool"

What do you like best?

Me being a tester from past 6 years in the automation field, I have used various tools. But after coming across ranorex, it was a life changer. It makes the life of a tester a LOT better. A little code goes a long way in this software. The software doesnt take much time to run all the testcases. The report generation is also very ellaborate and easy to track and archive.

What do you dislike?

There is nothing much that i dislike from this software. Only one thing is GUI is not that user friendly. I have found Selenium better in those terms. Otherwise this is a great product

Recommendations to others considering the product

Yes I highly recommend Ranorex studio

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use this to run our test cases in our healthcare SPECT product to make sure nothing isfailing. We generate daily report and send it to the entire team

Ranorex Studio review by Louis F.
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"Staying With It After 5 Years"

What do you like best?

The element repositories are a great way to maintain and organize the parts of your Application Under Test. The Spy tool is E X C E L L E N T.

What do you dislike?

It is still not always as easy as I would like to just simply write code rather than using all the handy interfaces. It is definitely doable. Much of my solution is straight code. But sometimes I wish I could more easily just write code rather than going through the UI. To be fair, this is probably not the case with most users.

Merging projects from multiple users can be a nightmare. Though there is a new Git Merge Tool built-in which does seem to be improving the situation.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Definitely give it a try.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Automated Regression Testing on a large and complex site which has many asynchronous behaviors.

Ranorex Studio review by Gergo C.
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"Excellent User Experience"

What do you like best?

The great structure of the product, easy navigation, organized repository

What do you dislike?

Difficult to create automation for complex systems such as Microsoft Dynamics CRM. It is due to MDC difficult dynamic web elements that change constantly but Ranorex should have a certain way to make automation for it easier. I hope this will be implemented in the future.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Ease of use, excellent repository. Also has well organized structure for Test Suites and Test Cases.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The most important principle of testing is the amount of data that is available. First and foremost Ranorex helps to create a large amount of test data.

Ranorex Studio review by Frederic R.
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"Ranorex is very easy to use and new functionalities are often released"

What do you like best?

Ranorex is very easy to use when you take some time to understand how it works.

And it is easier and easier over time, as useful functionalities / improvement are released regularly.

The last one I enjoy is the "maintenance mode". With this mode, you can interact easily to correct problems in run time.

What do you dislike?

To do some particular tests, you need to write your own scripts in C#. But to be noticed that is quite easy in Ranorex, provided that yo uknow basics of C#.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Non regression tests of our internal application are now fully automated

Ranorex Studio review by Consultant in Medical Devices
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"This is awesome functional testing tool supports legacy to next gen technologies, user since 2009"

What do you like best?

I like the way the enhance the features as per the market needs. I recommend this tool to everyone as it is one stop tool for all types of applications. I give 9/10 for this tool compared to other tools in the market.

What do you dislike?

It does not allow users to spin up required number of test instances to run UI test. Currently we have integrate with other VM ware tools to spin up VMs which is tedious process. I will Ranorex can come up with something similar to Sauce labs

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

All functional and longevity smoke sanity and to certain level of performance testing and mobile Autonation are tested through Ranorex.

We don’t have to learn another new tool for different types of applications we have.. Ranorex is one tool for any technology

Ranorex Studio review by Oorya K.
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"Automation Engineer "

What do you like best?

Ranorex is a good tool, I use it mainly for desktop applications or integrated desktop applications. It is an efficient tool that allows the team to be divided into developers and testers in such a way that the testers can easily run and see results without knowing how to develop, another thing that is good for interfacing with SVN and Team City.

What do you dislike?

What I do not like about it is that it requires a lot of maintenance, and a full beam of times that Ranorex does not recognize elements, or sometimes it runs and sometimes it does not. In addition, there are lots of Ranorex spy crashes, another thing I do not like is that there is no auto save.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

This solves us issues of support for integrated web-based software

Ranorex Studio review by User
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"Useful tool"

What do you like best?

The fact that it can record mostly anything with simplicity and without programming knowledge. We were able to set some simple test that we do with our tool in Ranorex withtout the need of coding. It still need a little bit of programming knowledge but for a simple us, it's worth it.

What do you dislike?

Has issue with tools that are made with most than one layer and form. Like our main tool which is made with Win and WPF so Ranorex has some issue some time detecting where we clicked and also we can't set a simple path because of the layers.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Support time and own growth. It help us spend less time testing our tools and leave us the time to support the production and also learn new things.

Ranorex Studio review by fletch w.
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"Ranorex Test Automation Platform"

What do you like best?

Ranorex is a fairly powerful test automation platform, particularly given it's price point. Compared to other tools I've used (QTP\Quality Center, TestComplete, Selenium), there are many benefits out-of-the-box other than price:

- reporting libraries

- support for multiple browsers and devices

- more robust IDE and debugging capabilities

- native .NET, so no need to use archaic scripting languages or to learn new ones

- for us, being presented via native .NET libraries means we can actually forego the Ranorex IDE (built upon SharpDevelop) and perform all development within Visual Studio. The benefits of this include

-- native .NET compiling and debugging - better than sharpDevelop's and far better than QTP\Selenium

-- easy integration with tools we already use: TeamCity, SVN, nCover

-- QA and development use the same tools... can share projects, code, resources

What do you dislike?

UPDATE APRIL 2017:

With the v7 release, Ranorex now supports running automated tests against the EDGE browser. However, if (like us) you counted on their native support for Visual Studio, and have developed your framework within Visual Studio rather than the Ranorex IDE, you've been left out in the cold. Ranorex has chosen to keep their WebDriver integration private, meaning that people who are referencing Ranorex libraries with Visual Studio still have no way to run tests against the EDGE browser. According to their Forum and User Voice sites, there is no plan to change this. Good news is that Telerik DOES support Edge, so for those of you in our shoes it may be possible to migrate...

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Limited third party integration. We can roll it ourselves, but out of the box integrations don't meet our needs most of the time.

Foreign product - which isn't bad (and there is a COE in Florida). However, the user base seems small compared to other vendor's offerings. This isn't mush of a problem generally, but when you need answers fast it can be a drawback

Not a lot of information about how to use... API is documented virtually without examples. Advanced usage information practically non-existant

License manager is slow to release licenses locked to clients that have completed work...

Recommendations to others considering the product

APRIL 2017 UPDATE - IF YOU PLAN ON TESTING AGAINST THE EDGE BROWSER, STICK TO RANOREX'S IDE. IT ISN'T NEARLY AS FLEXIBLE AS VISUAL STUDIO AND ITS DEBUG PERFORMANCE IS FAIRLY POOR, BUT EDGE TESTING IS ONLY SUPPORTED IF YOU USE THEIR IDE.

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If I had to do it again, I think that I'd have us stick the Ranorex IDE. It isn't as powerful as Visual Studio in terms of debugging, but there are a lot of features built into the "system" which many folks would probably want to take advantage of, such as visual test ordering\re-ordering, the new remote deploy and run functionality, multiple test drivers available natively, at the test case level...

If going the route we followed - into Visual Studio - spend a little upfront time building a robust test runner. We ended up putting together a nice test driver, but it works on the local machine level. Bringing it back out the the network can save a few headaches...

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

well, obviously test automation. After performing a POC with the Ranorex IDE itself, we were able to move to Visual Studio (reference Ranorex core libraries) and build a fairly robust test framework pretty quickly.

We are able to run thousands of tests against various app configurations and on various OSes pretty easily

We've done some POC work with mobile device testing and are reasonably satisfied with what we've learned, at least for Android devices.

Ranorex Studio review by Anusha R.
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"Testing made easy"

What do you like best?

Very user friendly UI and a simple wasy to set up testcases for a a non Developer with no coding Knowledge. It has multiple Features which are very useful and the Reports generated are very readable and gives the complete sense of the entire test run with lot of Details and visual screenshots for Validation. The Support Team is very quick and responsive to all queries amking it easier to explore the tool.

What do you dislike?

The tool still lacks some features to make my work more efficient which, in Terms of Report templates to be customisable and parallel testing with different data set binding.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Testing Desktop and Web Applications. Testing cycle is very efficient in Terms of time and effort after each release which happens in a short Duration.

Ranorex Studio review by Joash M.
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"Automate your business Process using Ranorex"

What do you like best?

Automated testing is the best way to meet all the goals related to the testing, but it is equally important to have the best automation tool to simplify your business processes and Ranorex, is one such automation tool which works with all the technologies and devices. It works with desktop and web applications.

The best part is that it is even mobile compatible. You can even perform cross device or cross browser testing using Ranorex. It has a good amount of documentation and user guides, it even includes image recognition, which is a challenge in most of the automation tools.

What do you dislike?

Ranorex is a bit complicated for the non programmers to start off with. Templates or solutions, which ease the testing process, are not separate for web/forms projects.

Recommendations to others considering the product

There is no doubt Ranorex stands out of all the other automation tools. With a different approach, it has been proven to be the useful tool for larger applications even. Go and check out this tool as it is certainly a good shot to meet your testing requirements.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

One most important thing which cannot be overlooked while putting hands on any automation tool is its power of Robustness.

Ranorex is purely a robust automation tool, which incurs into minimal test maintenance and covers all the dynamic user interfaces. It is based on object based architecture, which separates object identification from automation.

Ranorex Studio review by Kevin N.
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"Easy to use, quick to learn"

What do you like best?

the recording and playback features can be added to and edited easily and integrate nicely with all the other modules

What do you dislike?

when configuring the object spy and repository rules and options I think that sometimes it's just too configurable :)

Recommendations to others considering the product

Ranorex Studio is one of the best solutions out there for automation and integration into continuous integration and deployment systems is almost seamless

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

we are automating manual test cases for our software package and we have found numerous defects that have been fixed

Ranorex Studio review by Administrator
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"Website and WPF automation"

What do you like best?

The structure of the test plans is very good and clear. In our company this replaces the management of a test plan and thus the creation of a release report. This saves us a lot of work and time.

What do you dislike?

The execution of single test case over command line does not lead the whole setups and teardowns. This makes the individual versions more difficult for us. Maybe that will be considered in the next release.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It is a very useful tool that doesnt need programming knowledge in the first step. Works quickly and comes quickly to a solution.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We automate some of our web interfaces and various desktop applications. After we attended the Ranorex training, we got along very well.

Ranorex Studio review by User in Computer Software
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"Great tool for testing legacy UI components"

What do you like best?

No other tool could recognize the types of older, proprietary WinForms controls that we were using in our application, and most others had problems with WPF embedded in WinForms. Ranorex can do it all. If you've ever worked with any UI automation software, you know that there are just some elements that are difficult or near impossible for the automation software to recognize... but with Ranorex, that was never the case.

What do you dislike?

The built-in IDE is clunky and hard to use, especially if you're used to using Visual Studio. There definitely is a Ranorex library for Visual Studio, but that isn't good either. When I have to do complex code modules, I feel like I'm coding in 1999 again.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Let the sales engineers demonstrate their product on your software under test. This is the golden rule for any premium UI test software. Have them show you the features that will help you and watch how they make it identify the elements in your software under test. If you're just doing web stuff, try Selenium first... it's free and it's miles beyond where it was many years ago. But for desktop software, I think that Ranorex is the way to go.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Our performance tests were unreliable, our pre-release smoke tests were tedious and subject to human error, and our test setup took far too long. When we used Ranorex, we fixed all of that. Those long tests take less time, they're repeatable, and they're reliable. Best of all: we can run the scripts over night, so everything is ready to go when we are.

Ranorex Studio review by Administrator in Government Administration
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"Ranorex is excellent for testing static products"

What do you like best?

Excellent for regression testing of products that do not change too much in the UI. Easy to connect for mobile testing as well via USB or wifi, which is nice also.

What do you dislike?

Not available on the Mac, unfortunately. Also still has some difficulty detecting certain pretty standard swipe actions on mobile. And in general, it is easy to break a test case if the UI changes only slightly, so constant adjustment of scripts is needed.

Recommendations to others considering the product

We use the product both on a PC to automate testing of a mobile iPad product, and we also use it on a PC VM on a Mac, so even if you only have a Mac, it is usable technically - though a bit of work to get it set up.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Testing builds with Ranorex saves us time and allows for automated end-to-end functional testing which would be time-consuming (and honestly, boring) to do by hand. We have found multiple breaking defects using Ranorex much quicker than if we had done it by hand.

Ranorex Studio review by User
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"A useful prgram, that needs a lot of maintenance though"

What do you like best?

I like the possibility to use c# for test cases. Also, the view of test case flow looks very good and simplistic. I like the possibility to easily skip certain test cases or to only run a certain test case. The GUI generally is pretty good.

What do you dislike?

Creating stable paths for repository items is tricky. If you don't get it right,you have to adapt them constantly. For no clear reason sometimes a repo item is found, and the next time it cannot befound and the tes run breaks. Licence server is not reliable. If you close Ranorex Studio the licence gets "stuck" and cannot be used by another user.

Recommendations to others considering the product

it needs a lot of maintenance.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We were trying to test our nightly builds once every night with Ranorex, so that we can fix bugs in the morning. 99% of the time when a test failed it was because of Ranorex (lost paths), and not an actual bug in our software.

Ranorex Studio review by User
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"My confrontation with ranorex"

What do you like best?

I am using ranorex, to test an intern website & apps.

The good thing about ranorex is that you don't need professional skills in programming. It is very simple, and once you know how to work with your repository, it's so comfortable!

What do you dislike?

It doesn't have the 4.7.1 Framework of Visual studio.

I need to use some libraries, which are based on the 4.7.1 framework -> IT only works with 4.6.x

I contacted the support, which said they don't have that planned in near future.

Which i found disappointing.

It would be cool if there were some app testing courses. My colleague and me made an basic course this year which was very interesting!

Recommendations to others considering the product

Web testing is very easy to setup!

I am not a professional programmer, but this tool made it possible for me to start the automation of a website.

First I "payed" a little and tried to get to know the basics

Then I made a basic course and now I am working excessive for 4 months on my website and it is improving!

The good thing is, you can programm in the code behind!

I highly recommend ranorex for people who evaluate different tools!

I hope there will be an advanced training course to get to know behind the code!

Or maybe a mobile app training!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Website testing & App testing.

I am focused on website testing because app testing doesn't work as good as website testing.

Ranorex Studio review by Antoine P.
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"Simple and powerful"

What do you like best?

Automation with this tool is very straightforward and provides a great ROI of time spent vs time saved. As a team, we've already saved hours of manual tests with only a fraction of the time automating that would have otherwise been spent manually testing.

What do you dislike?

Targetting the right UI components can sometimes be messy and complicated, but I wouldn't sell the product short just on this point, it's a pretty common issue with automation tools.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

UI testing and overall product quality so that our team can be confident that submitted changes don't have unexpected far-reaching effects. It's a standard problem amongst development teams and I honestly believe Ranorex provides a valuable solution.

Ranorex Studio review by User in Computer Software
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"Working with Ranorex on daily basis for 3 years"

What do you like best?

It´s graphical interface, integration of user code modules that are offering great flexibility and very individual user experience, the way variables are used, the idea of Repository, Git integration

What do you dislike?

There are sometimes some AddOn problems or Ranorex is just crashing, Recorder is having some issues, sometimes with the new version of Ranorex we need to upgrade tests one by one, cannot select single recording- we need to create smart folders for it, object recognition is sometimes very time consuming

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are executing monthly release tests with Ranorex. Automated solution is very user friendly and we have enourmous time saving because of it, also much more precise then manual tests.

Ranorex Studio review by Marc P.
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"This product is very powerful if used the right way."

What do you like best?

I think the approach of using repositories for identifying specific elements of the application under test is very useful. Additionally I would say that being able to write my own program code is vital to the success of testing automatically.

What do you dislike?

The proposals for the RxPath are often not the right ones. This could probably be done better.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are running tests every night to ensure our quality level can be achieved.

Ranorex Studio review by Jason S.
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"Almost 2 years as an active user of Ranorex"

What do you like best?

For have little programming experience it did not take me long at all to learn Ranorex and to become proficient enough to start creating test cases.

What do you dislike?

There have been a few small things that I have submitted to the forums for change considerations to Ranorex, but so far there really isn't much at all that I have issue with. It has been very easy to learn and use over the past few years

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Our main retirement program is on the web and I have spent the last two years building out tests to test most of our site whenever there is a new release of our website.

Ranorex Studio review by User in Computer Software
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"Simple and fun to use, seamless experience, but also expensive."

What do you like best?

It enables automation engineers the ability to write automated tests for different platforms without ever leaving the studio. The Ranorex is reporting which has made our lives easier because unlike having to worry about building a separate reporting tool to plug into your test solutions when using open-source tools, with Ranorex you get that for free. Re-use of modules saves us time, notably.

What do you dislike?

Apparently, the product licensing is "too" expensive, and considering the magnitude of the company, the use of Ranorex will be required across numerous teams and thus impacting the costs that the company will incur.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Getting more features out in production in as less time as possible. Reducing time spent on scripting tests. Getting non-technical people to create tests without writing scripts. Benefits include the ability to use a single tool to test applications that run on different platforms.

Ranorex Studio review by Sushma V.
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"Well buit complete framework"

What do you like best?

The ease of use, the reusability functionality is very nice. Less effort .

What do you dislike?

Ranorex in Canada is unfortunately not that popular. The ease of use is very good and but since the popularity is low the future as a user is not very good. The cost of the product must come down .

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We have insurance applications that we automated to test its functionality and flow.

Ranorex Studio review by Faiz S.
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"Ranorex has the capacity"

What do you like best?

Its support for desktop, mobile and web is the best thing I like. I have been working on desktop automation with Ranorex and it has really proven to be the best choice for our desktop automation.

What do you dislike?

Ranorex tends to slow up when it comes to big object repository.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Very good for desktop automation.

Ranorex provides different plugins which help to automate almost every desktop application.

Ranorex Studio review by Administrator in Computer Software
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"Ranorex Review"

What do you like best?

1. Ease to User, even a non-technical QA can write a simple test case.

2. Ranorex Spy makes the identification the XPath very easy.

3. Support for Web, Android, and iOS automation.

5. Database connectivity is very easy.

What do you dislike?

Starting mobile app automation is very slow. App Instrumentation is very slow and complex process

Recommendations to others considering the product

yes

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Web and mobile app Automation one of the client project. Earlier we were using Selenium based framework, where test cases writing is complex and time-consuming. By using the Ranorex speed of test cases writing is increased and Ranorex execution report gives a very clear picture of Test Execution

Ranorex Studio review by User
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"Ranorex Studio experience"

What do you like best?

IDE is the best thing i like. I used many custom tools but i never see a tool give these much options to developers to develop test cases with ease.

What do you dislike?

I felt difficult in automating x64 applications. Ranorex encouraging record and play back and most times i felt writing code and creating test case is better for easy maintenance especially web applications.

Recommendations to others considering the product

-

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am currently automating tests for web and windows applications. I realized Ranorex helps to write automation test cases by any one, say a person not having much knowledge about programming languages can easily create test cases.

Ranorex Studio review by Kevin S.
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"Ranorex improves testing coverage"

What do you like best?

The best aspects of this software is:

- reliability of testing steps during execution

- the maintenance of the solution

- the beginners-friendly approach

What do you dislike?

I think Ranorex teams have to make more efforts in order to organize the community to share more plugins, problem solving etc.

The API need to be more documented and explained maybe with simple examples.

It doesn't provide smart ways to show why a test fails during execution.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Evaluate this product on your AUT before buy it immediately

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Ranorex Studio is a good way to improve test coverage without increasing testing costs and human resources.

Ranorex Studio review by User
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"Ranorex is a awesome tool to automate we applications and desktop applications. I"

What do you like best?

I am using Ranorex for my daily work in automation.. It works absolutely fine for both desktop and web applications. Their record and replay is running feature and you can always import.Net libraries to make use of other cool features in market. Ranorex 8 is completely a new design and got new features to organize your test suite efficiently. Their blogs and community is pretty responsive. Therefore I recommend Ranorex to automate your daily testing efforts for both people with and without technical background.

What do you dislike?

Source control is not integrated with Tfs and no dark theme

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We have a old windows desktop application which is pretty fragile to automate with other tools. Ranorex does a good job in that and also we have web application which interacts with third party vendors where their response is pretty good.

Ranorex Studio review by User
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"very pleasant and impressed"

What do you like best?

Framework is very flexible, friendly.

Feature like Agents are extremely useful and powerful

Ranorex path can be edited with regular expression, are very flexible and used with several possibilities.

The use of data sources like csv are very useful

What do you dislike?

I need that Agents can be scheduled and integrated with Jenkins .

I need that ranorex integrate native way to perform performance testing and stress testing

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

With Ranorex we resolved all the automation issue in Desktop application. Now we can perform a sanity test, full regression testing and execute special task when new feature are available

Ranorex Studio review by User
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"Great customer service"

What do you like best?

Whenever there is an issue I cannot find a solution to on the Ranorex forum, the customer service team is very quick to respond with answers to questions. Running tests on image detection has proven to be super useful in making more robust testing.

What do you dislike?

I get a lot of 'Ranorex cannot respond' errors, the system doesn't crash at all, but I have to close the same dialog box 10-15 times a session when I am clicking between modules.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Automated testing helps streamline test executions for releases. This helps the testing team save a time

Ranorex Studio review by Denisson P.
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"Powerful tool"

What do you like best?

Ranorex combines lots of useful features and it allows you to make a better plan regarding the automation results you desire to achieve. The language and the methods to recognize and organize objects are really helpful.

What do you dislike?

The integration with Microfocus ALM (previously HP) is weak and it's hard to maintain the test cases based on that.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Considering using Ranorex at the beginning of your project and you may have better results and time-saving.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The capabilities of using components and reusing them helped the team to build a framework to automate the whole application.

Ranorex Studio review by User in Higher Education
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"Powerful, customizable, growing tool"

What do you like best?

I love that I can add custom c# code to make this tool more powerful. Regular updates, and the ability to request features, as well as great support. Easy to use for a non programming person, but at the same time, can be used by an engineer in test with great success.

What do you dislike?

At times it can be slow, when I have a very large project, but this is improving. Occasional bugs, but nothing major, after extensive use.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We've gone from spending days testing our application, to testing it at the click of a button on a remote machine. We have even automated tasks using this! We now have the ability to do regression tests across the entire web app, with a detailed document showing the exact steps.

Ranorex Studio review by Daemin L.
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"Great and Useful Automation Tool for Streamlining QA process."

What do you like best?

This tool is very powerful in its UI item detection features for our organization's application.

What do you dislike?

It is frustratingly unstable in the tests executed as some steps may fail or not execute.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I would recommend this for black box testing on an desktop application

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It helps cutdown on time in QA process.

Ranorex Studio review by RĂ©gis D.
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"A very good tool for functional tests"

What do you like best?

I work in a company in which we develop apps for Android, iPhone, PC (in multiple different technologies), and also websites. Ranorex allows to make tests on all those techno's with the same tool and this is something really great

What do you dislike?

It is really needed (as for a lot of other apps) to have a complete training to be able to use Ranorex with the best practices.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The big benefit is to use the same tool for testing a lot of technos, from web to mobile and pc

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