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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.
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 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 Vivek K.
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"Best automation tool for almost all platform"

What do you like best?

I like data binding and test handling the most. I felt using like visual studio and easy to use. Great effort made by Ranorex team. We can make different run configuration based on our requirements that is also a good way to handle our test. One more thing I like about ranorex is the test Description field where we can write our test description, it's look like BDD.

What do you dislike?

Sometime faced problem with XPath and user compatibility. I mean if application is running as admin and ranorex as other user then I faced problem with XPath to detect element. May be user privileges and permission issues.

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 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 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 Régis 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

Ranorex Studio review by Dimitris S.
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"A satisfied Certified Ranorex professional - Great product"

What do you like best?

Variety of supported technologies, support, fast adaptation of new technologies, user friendly environment, trainings

What do you dislike?

Not available for MacOS, Not well known to the market, Would like to pay per month for a license.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Easy to start, wide technology coverage

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

Test Automation, Good and easy integration CI / CD

Ranorex Studio review by User in Financial Services
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"A very good UI Automation tool"

What do you like best?

Reusable and easy recordings.

Easily editable paths and can create structured repository.

User does not need to have coding experience to use the tool.

What do you dislike?

Few limitations while recording tests for web applications like capturing video.

Error or failure messages are not precise and detailed.

Not very reliable, the same recording runs successfully and then fails the next time.

The inability to use it while working from home even on the company's network.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Definitely worth trying. Start with the 30-day free trail and see how you get on with the tool and how it can be used to minimize the testing efforts.

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

Automating the UI side and functionality of the application - the test recordings run pretty quick saving enormous amount of time.

Ranorex Studio review by Het P.
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"One of the greatest tool for Automation Developer!!"

What do you like best?

The way Ranorex work in using Repository and Tracker tool is simply great. I do not have to worry about finding XML paths manually and storing them in variables. Ranorex does it all for me. :D

What do you dislike?

I figured that Ranorex doesn't have a huge audience for support as some other tools like Selenium has. But whenever I asked for any questions or queries to Ranorex support team, they reached back to me with a solution within 24 hours which is great!

Recommendations to others considering the product

Just try to use the product for evaluation period. I am pretty sure, it will do the job you need to do in simplest manner. Especially makes it easy to code Automation using OOP concepts.

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

My company has a product that runs on multiple platform (Desktop, Web, and Mobile). I was in search of a tool which covers all the platforms in Automation development. Ranorex solved my problems. I already have some automation done for Desktop and Web. I will be starting with iOS 9 to which I look forward to.

Ranorex Studio review by Miles Gray B.
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"Ranorex and beyond..."

What do you like best?

It's ability to use RTTI with Delphi, and DevExpress. The browser plugin is a very nice feature that assists you with tracking individual DOM elements.

What do you dislike?

Its use of the SharpDevelop IDE, and not Visual Studio.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I'd recommend users getting comfortable with using Visual Studio to edit their C# code, and to run their test suite(s) then use Ranorex for the tracking, or recording elements in the repository etc.

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

We are automating testing on one of our apps that is written in Delphi.

Ranorex Studio review by Administrator
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"Quite nice tool for desktop automation"

What do you like best?

Ranorex is very easy in use. While my colleagues don't have programming skills its really simple for them to create automated tests. After test ranorex is creating good raports. If any bug happen i can simply check in exacly which move it was done.

What do you dislike?

There are few technology limitations. For example in our most automated application there is a moment when ranorex and whole aplication are not accesible for like 5 minutes. This does not happen while doing it manually, only while ranorex is doing it.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Really good for desktop apps. Haven't used it for anything else.

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

Test automation is important in development process. Ranorex helped us in desktop application UI test automatization. Already discovered few bugs with it.

Ranorex Studio review by Shane O.
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"Powerful application but with a steep learning curve"

What do you like best?

Being able to back the tests with User code

What do you dislike?

The UI is a bit "busy", could be smoothed out somewhat to improve user experience

Recommendations to others considering the product

Would need prior C# experience to write really effective tests.

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

Automatic testing of an application. Saves manually regression testing

Ranorex Studio review by Todd P.
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"I would recommend to anyone who seriously wants t deepen and strengthen your QA testing."

What do you like best?

Identifying fields with tracking functionality.

What do you dislike?

So many menu options making it confusing as to what each one does and how they all fit into the puzzle.

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

Cross browser testing of the applications we build in addition to smoke and regression testing.

Ranorex Studio review by User
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"From A to Z"

What do you like best?

Ranorex is an easy to use software for everyone.

There's a lot of webinar and online course about almost everything.

Probably one of the best tool for UI tests.

What do you dislike?

I will not suggest it for Android test.

The online support is almost based on the forum.

The software need an update to follow the market. (almost no change in 8 years)

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

We can concentrate on the business logic while ranorex test the UI and all simple stuff.

Ranorex Studio review by User
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"Big upfront effort"

What do you like best?

I like the drag and drop functionality for test steps. Data entry is elegant and easy to do. Object identification is also typically fairly easy to do.

PLEASE READ: I am unable to add a screenshot due to the nature of my work. Ranorex is installed on a different system with no internet access, not the one I am writing this review from.

What do you dislike?

Source control integration. Working as a team with Ranorex is quite difficult.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Ensure you can work with source control efficiently, and also ensure it works with the technologies you are using.

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

End to end testing, regression testing and automated system testing.

Once fully implemented we will have robust reusable tests.

Ranorex Studio review by Administrator
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"Ranorex: Gains and pains"

What do you like best?

The Studio UI and the existing features supported are the best as its similar to Eclipse and Visual Studio.

The support is excellent in terms of response time and having meeting to discuss and get the root cause of the issue.

What do you dislike?

The documentation is the issue as there is no support for the user to write the user code, highlighting of the syntax errors as and when the code is being written.

Error message not clear when merging two projects developed by users especially the repositories

inconsistent behavior in recognizing the widgets/elements.

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

Test automation for faster validation of functionality and performance time measurement for the end users perspective by running UI tests.

Ranorex Studio review by doris M.
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"ranorex"

What do you like best?

I especially like because Ranorex is a test automation framework for testing GUI desktop , web and mobile applications -based . Ranorex is provided by Ranorex GmbH, a company developing software solutions innovative test automation software. Having a Ranorex not own programming language , using standard programming languages ​​instead

What do you dislike?

I too like nothing I dislike this app so excellent and reliable

Recommendations to others considering the product

100 % recommended for all the public. since this app has a lot of support and is easy to use and understanding

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

solved many problems with this app because with it can more easily test

Ranorex Studio review by Bernard R.
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"Flexible and Easy to Use"

What do you like best?

I love how easy it is to add test steps, insert steps and also use the Ranorex spy to recognise elements.

What do you dislike?

It is quite resource hungry at times and can slow down.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Great cost effective tool that does the job well.

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

We are trying to speed up our manual testing effort, which is about 1800 regression tests at time. So far the time it takes to run the tests we've automated has substantially reduced

Ranorex Studio review by User
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"Very powerful but a little expensive"

What do you like best?

This tool is really powerful and allows you use it in different ways for different purposes. Tool provides wide functionality compare to other available tools..

What do you dislike?

1. This tool does really fit when you work with old language technologies. You have to spend a lot of time to make it perfect. 2. A little expensive compare to other available tools.

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

It allows us to save time and money by automating our functional and regression testing.

Ranorex Studio review by User
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"Ui Testing"

What do you like best?

Very good integration for applications written with Qt. It lets you inspect all the widgets with one click.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes tests tend to be flaky and its really hard to figure out why certain actions in the ui sometimes fail and sometimes not.

Recommendations to others considering the product

poor git integration, but they are working on to make it better.

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

Ranorex is our last line of defense in integration tests and often discovered bugs which simple unit-tests could not grasp.

Ranorex Studio review by Administrator
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"A Testing & Automation tool for all"

What do you like best?

This is really a nice tool, which is easy to learn and automating the requirement. You can write your code once and reuse the group modules as many times as you want.

What do you dislike?

I wish this tool can be used without the Ranorex studio software, also It would be great if this tool can be used on Linux environment.

Recommendations to others considering the product

it's a tool for complete automation.

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

we are using this tool for automating the test cases.

Ranorex Studio review by Chantal C.
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"Great experience"

What do you like best?

The IDE is easy to use and their support team respond in 1-2 days.

What do you dislike?

I wish there was more training on how to write user code instead of focusing on record-and-play

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

To soon to say exactly.

Ranorex Studio review by Alain P.
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"Ranorex follow up experience"

What do you like best?

Very simple to implement test case into Ranorex and the implementation with Jenkins and TestLink it's perfect for us.

Ranorex is used to test our main software and our Android apps too quickly and easily

What do you dislike?

recognize object with our software (under Uniface 4GL) isn't perfect (I.E: main menu + some specific objects)

we need more licence to run Ranorex tests + open Ranorex Studio in various PC

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

Test performance in very short time

Ranorex Studio review by Berrabah B.
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"Best Automation Studio and API"

What do you like best?

Ranorex is the best Automation Studio, simple to use, with rich API and tools to make automation work easier.

What do you dislike?

According to me, Ranorex needs to make comments for variables in modules, and should think about other ways of test data distribution strateygy

Recommendations to others considering the product

Provide the remote agent for Continuous Integration.

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

Make automation easier.

For companies who choosed .Net, they do not need to make additional spending to learn Selenium and Java.

Ranorex Studio review by Dhammika G.
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"Great to work with Rx Studio and Spy"

What do you like best?

Studio compatible with Visual Studio and team foundation server, Capabilities of Spy tool, keyword based approach, features for data driven testing

What do you dislike?

Spy startup takes time (lazy loading is suggested)

3rd party control related issues (specially with tree controls and tree items)

Issues with cells in Excel due to caching

Recommendations to others considering the product

For complex scenarios, coding (C# or VB) is necessary

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

Cost and time saving in integration and functional testing

Ranorex Studio review by Alexandra S.
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"It's pretty good and has a good price point."

What do you like best?

I like that you can do a lot of things programatically. I like that it allows my agents to focus on more important tasks versus focusing on smoke testing. Plus, it allows more issues to be caught during smoke testing, as there is less room for human error due to repetition.

What do you dislike?

It's a little inflexible when it comes to older VB6 applications. I do not like the record function. It's very slow and occasionally off the mark. For applications that use Dynamically Named forms, there is very little help and I find the forums and it's participants very unhelpful. I also find the website is a nightmare to navigate through and that it's hard to find exactly what you are looking for.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I would recommend getting someone already familiar with the software to do an introduction or maybe even hire a consultant (such as my company did) to aid in setup/primary development/training etc. Also, the Ranorex staff is often helpful.

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

Solving the hassle of doing simple smoke testing via employee vs. ranorex. It keeps my QA team free to test release issues instead of wasting 2-3 days smoke testing existing functionality.

Ranorex Studio review by BG B.
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"Ranorex is the most versatile and lightweight automation tool I have used."

What do you like best?

Ranorex is lightweight, fast, and easy to use. We do not do record and playback but I understand you could do this with Ranorex Studio. We simply use Ranorex Spy to determine Rxpaths and put them in the code of our in-house automation application.

What do you dislike?

Out of all of the automation tools I have used, Ranorex is the best. Their support is responsive and they release updates frequently. The only thing I can think of that I dislike is how they changed their pricing model to charge more for use on VMs.

Recommendations to others considering the product

With update 5.3 you now need a special "floating" license to run or develop automation on a virtual machine. This hit me by surprise when I was asked by support to update to the latest version for a bug fix.

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

I am responsible for automating every client and server (windows forms and web applications) for two enterprise level applications. Ranorex is great because it can be used to automate all of them and there is no need for multiple automation tools (for each type of client: html, silverlight, flash, mobile, wpf, .net, etc...). This allows us to share code between all automation for all applications and their multiple clients, save money on automation technology and to keep things tidy.

Ranorex Studio review by Paul F.
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"Second to None..."

What do you like best?

Ranorex minimizes the pitfalls of other test automation products. Maintenance is super fast and easy. Not only can you capture and playback, but you can add steps manually, and code in C# for robustness. Image processing is available with great post-processing options, and the reports are wonderful for debugging and very informative.

Variables and data-driven testing is a breeze, allowing the tester to create one test and iterate though it any amount of times.

Instead of straight programming, Ranorex uses modules which contain steps. These can be dragged and dropped into test cases. I prefer drag and drop any day over typing a method ten times over!

Ranorex recognizes more than just WPF for desktop applications. I've automated everything from .NET, webservices (Html, CSS), Java, PowerBuilder, and mobile devices. The only applications it has a little trouble with is some legacy applications, but what tool doesn't have trouble with that?

The IDE is visually appealing

The best part is that everything works out-of-the-box. No set-up coding or framework creation like every other tools out there.

What do you dislike?

Nothing! Literally. Even their forum is monitored by Ranorex support personnel.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Complete a proof-of-concept with Ranorex and other tools. Most other tools require major overhead for set-up and require additional framework programming for reports, iterative testing using spreadsheets, and mapping. The other tools that don't require this are generally more expensive and don't support nearly as many frameworks.

Also - Ranorex can use third party programs via C# so you can access/manipulate databases, unix servers, and more.

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

Test automation in the medical device industry (regulated environments).

The benefits of Ranorex in the medical device industry include:

1. One-click (or continuous integration) regression testing for bug fixes and new builds.

2. An all-in-one tool that supports and recognizes most frameworks.

3. Lower cost licenses than other major tools.

4. An almost immediate return on investment after purchasing tool.

5. Software developers are not needed to test using this tool.

Ranorex Studio review by Jerry W.
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"Fully featured integrated development environment for software automation engineering."

What do you like best?

Standard platform that everyone can contribute - manual testers, developers, product managers, technical publications, etc. all have a visual voice into the run configurations that we can regress. It plugs into continuous integration. It plugs into our test repository. It categorizes our object repository. It gives us an OO language to interface and show developers. It reveals things in our application that we can't see and developers forget to tell us. It can do all this from one environment and with one licensing server. You should see our iPad automation! Plug ins, plug ins, plug ins.

What do you dislike?

The investment up front is certainly in line with what the tool does but the routine maintenance is a headache even on the lower end. Good training is hard to come by especially in the US. It is getting better but if you miss a date near by it will be a long time before another class rolls around. We get around OK with our Macs but it does need to become less platform dependent. The run time is still brittle.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you require advanced run configurations and an automation environment (that doesn't crash like other products) but a bulk of your enterprise resources lack pragmatic programming skills then take a look at this product. When I was evaluating whether to teach Ruby to newbies or invest in a platform, Ranorex gave me the time and support I needed to make the right choice. It's a solid product that produces solid code that has proven to us to require less than half the effort in the maintenance of test suites across multiple lines of code than other products on the market. I've had success with two extremely different groups of testers/developers at two extremely different companies with two extremely different platforms over the course of the past 5 years.

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

Our distributed architecture demands automating portal technologies, standard web clients, mobile sites, and a Java based thick client, mixed user navigation, and multi-tenancy. Ranorex gives us a one stop shop to decrease the manual testing effort but more importantly build automation frameworks for our entire architecture effectively reducing risk, enabling advanced exploratory, and bridging the gap between developers and testers.

Ranorex Studio review by Industry Analyst / Tech Writer in Computer Software
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"Great Experience for Automation "

What do you like best?

I enjoy how friendly and easy the UI is for Ranorex.

What do you dislike?

I don't dislike anything at the moment.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Highly Recommend this product if your into automation and quality check.

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

Using automation to find any bugs via performance testing. One of the greatest benefit I find by using Ranorex is how I can allocate my time in doing something else while Ranorex is doing its thing.

Ranorex Studio review by Gerzson E.
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"Learning automation with Ranorex"

What do you like best?

I was junior automation tester, when started working with Ranorex. Recording modules converted to code gave me the first steps became an automation tester.

What do you dislike?

I disliked that only one test suite can be assigned to a project, but fortunatelly, it was solved in 8.2 update.

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

We using Ranorex for a complex .NET application UI layer testing. Long term, these test will reduce manual testing hours.

Ranorex Studio review by Krystal-Ann M.
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"You need to be testing program made for Ranorex"

What do you like best?

I like the organization of module groups

What do you dislike?

It doesn't find paths 70% of the time. Sometimes the same path same build same computer same data wont work between one day and the next.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I said Im not a current user though I am bc uploading a screenshot would get me fired.

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

It's supposed to be used to test one of our internal programs

Ranorex Studio review by User
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"New User to Ranorex with 1 month of experience"

What do you like best?

I have been using Visual Studio since 2011 and Ranorex is similar to VS. So I like that a lot. It's really good experience so far.

What do you dislike?

To be honest I don't know it yet because It's been only a month since I am using Ranorex.

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

I can do pretty much automation easily. I am solving inner house product problems.

Ranorex Studio review by User
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"Using Ranorex studio on web application"

What do you like best?

Its easy and fast to record test cases.

What do you dislike?

Some frameworks have tendency to self name objects. It is sometimes hard to locate an object on DOM structure and You need to use XPATH to get the job done.

Recommendations to others considering the product

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

I'm testing GUI of our web application. It is important for development team to have stable environment during development process.

Ranorex Studio review by Sakshi J.
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"Good"

What do you like best?

Simple to use. Easier while writing test cases

What do you dislike?

Nothing that I dislike. Just that found difficulties in writing xpath earlier.

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

Nothing

Ranorex Studio review by Suneeta I.
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"Excellent"

What do you like best?

Even the beginners can use the tool effectively

What do you dislike?

object Recognition is not great for grid based objects

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

Regression test suite

Ranorex Studio review by Baljeet S.
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"Great tool for test automation"

What do you like best?

Ranorex provides ability to multi-task via Ranorex Agent which saves a lot of time while testing.

What do you dislike?

It still requires to install older versions of Visual Studio in order to connect the project with Team Foundation Server.

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

GUI Testing and testing core functionality of our application. It has decreased the a lot of manual labor of testing.

Ranorex Studio review by Jean-Noël G.
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"Easy and powerfull soft."

What do you like best?

I don't have a really developer profile, and Ranorex allow to easily automate Websites.

What do you dislike?

I think that Ranorex should get more tools in order to match functionnalities I need.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I recommend Ranorex for profiles like me : Can use programmation, but not as expert.

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

We execute tests at each build, what we didn't do before Ranorex.

Ranorex Studio review by Milena G.
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"Good experience with Ranorex"

What do you like best?

Ranorex is a new automation tool easy to implement for codeless development of automated test scripts, but when you are stuck, they give us immediately support.

What do you dislike?

Nothing thus far

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

Ranorex Studio can build deploy automates tests with or without coding. This functionality allow to create modular automation scripts that are easy to maintenance and execute.

Ranorex Studio review by Consultant in Insurance
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"Ranorex Tool review "

What do you like best?

Automating SAP UI and user friendly. Can automate UI based web based and mobile based application which is reliable.Good customer service.

What do you dislike?

Using more than 100 iteration would cause script failures.Moreover, have issues automating Excel or POS based automation.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Only cost effective Automation tool in market which can automate SAP.

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

finding bugs. and capturing screenshots

Ranorex Studio review by Daniel B.
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"Es ok"

What do you like best?

It's simple and easy to use even for users without prgramming knowledge.

What do you dislike?

The control path creation isn't always on point when multiple containers are present and might move or if windows can pop up during the execution. Random excution pop ups can lso be a problem.

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

Autotesting for an internal tool.

Ranorex Studio review by User
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"Use Ranorex for testing desktop application"

What do you like best?

Ranorex supports the record and play script.

Elements types and actions are supported fully.

What do you dislike?

Ranorex path is difficult to understand

Image based verification sometime is not stable

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

Problem:

The license is expensive.

Benefit:

- Test script run stably, easy to maintain, reduce effort in test script development

Ranorex Studio review by Richard D.
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"Simple yet powerful"

What do you like best?

Simple recording process for non-programmers and still customizable once the recording is completed.

What do you dislike?

No load testing capability - would be nice since you already have the tests created that could be used for load testing.

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

Regression testing and identifying when new functionality interferes with previous functionality.

Ranorex Studio review by Matthew C.
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"Easy-to-use automation tool"

What do you like best?

Ranorex provides a full IDE, and the flexibility to use keyword driven steps. Is very versatile with a rich set of features.

What do you dislike?

I experience occasional functional issues with the tool. Sometimes it crashes. Sometimes the performance is slow.

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

Functional and regression testing. Time and resource savings.

Ranorex Studio review by Aliaksandr M.
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"Ranorex - one of the best multiplatform automation application"

What do you like best?

Ranorex provide a great application for organizing multiplatform automation process. Also it has a very good support department and free webinars, which is very helpful to improve you professionall skills too.

What do you dislike?

Cef support works not very good from time to time, price

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

Automation of desctop app.

Ranorex Studio review by Navin S.
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"Ranorex Review"

What do you like best?

Simple and easy to use.

Best tool to find objects.

UI is simple and easy to understand for begineers.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes its little tedious to find the xpath. Tool can be enhanced little more for finding xpath.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Yes

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

Testers can automate stand alone applications with ease.

Ranorex Studio review by bhargav g.
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"Nice tool for testing our tool with dynamic data"

What do you like best?

We have a tool that needs to gather multiple user entries from our database and do UAT. I like the flexibility of Ranorex tool.

What do you dislike?

There were a few problems with the windows version. Didn't work properly to identify new popups.

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

Could use in continuous integration

Ranorex Studio review by User in Information Technology and Services
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"Easy to learn"

What do you like best?

Easy to learn main aspects of software. Allows easily to automate from non-technical people up to technical people.

What do you dislike?

Working in larger teams is complicated, and there is no proper examples/Best practices for the area

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

Creating test automation for different applications, reducing need of manual testing.

Ranorex Studio review by Aatish S.
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"Ranorex Life Saver"

What do you like best?

Its user friendliness and easy to maintain and reporting structure

What do you dislike?

Project freeze sdue more num of scripts.

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

Automation of certain business requirements has enabled us to easily test the entire scope which was not possible by manual testing before due to scope being genermous

Ranorex Studio review by Anupriya c.
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"Ranorex:Great and easy to use Automation tool"

What do you like best?

Ranorex recording and spy is the best feature in Ranorex. I find it very useful in my testing and automation.

What do you dislike?

Nothing so far as I didn,t faced any issue

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

Solving time consuming manual automation and thus helping in getting more effective and productive.

Ranorex Studio review by User
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"Good UI Automation tool which needs improvement"

What do you like best?

Object identification and adding it to the Repository and reporting in different format and portability of it

What do you dislike?

Ranorex 6.2 64bit version doesnot support debugging and error msg doesn't show line numbers most of the time

Recommendations to others considering the product

Definitely worth trying.

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

Standalone windows based application automation.

Ranorex Studio review by User in Information Technology and Services
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"One of the best products available"

What do you like best?

Very precise and allow easy modifications making code robust and reusable.The product is constantly updated and have a strong community, helping new members.

What do you dislike?

It will be really helpful if we can enable and disable the recordings at run time.

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

Regression testing.

Easily manageable.

Ranorex Studio review by ramanpreet s.
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"Good testing sofwatre "

What do you like best?

we are using this software for automatic file/ reports from website .Its a good and reliable software

What do you dislike?

nothing much , just need more service support from ranorex team.

Recommendations to others considering the product

improve support

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

1. testing software

2. download of reports /files from websites using a script

Ranorex Studio review by Consultant
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"Very nice tool for developers and for non developers"

What do you like best?

The simply designed overview and the many functions to create easy automated scripts.

What do you dislike?

That sometimes the license manager has problems, so that the files can not be executed

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

We have a lot of manual regression test, that we are automating piece for piece.

Ranorex Studio review by Aviv Z.
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"A very good alternative to broken Coded-UI"

What do you like best?

Ease of creating and debugging tests for WPF apps. Takes little time to create new tests and very easy to mainain, compared to Coded UI.

What do you dislike?

Upgrading to new versions of VS is a pain

Recommendations to others considering the product

Much better than Coded UI

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

Automated GUI testing

Ranorex Studio review by Industry Analyst / Tech Writer in Information Technology and Services
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"Ranorex is a very friendly tool which fits for most of the projects."

What do you like best?

I like how things are stored in the repository, and how easily you can update them when the items get outdated.

What do you dislike?

Some dependencies which will be solved along with the new updates.

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

We developed our regression tests with the help of Ranorex.

Ranorex Studio review by User in Information Technology and Services
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