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ACCELQ vs Testim – A Snapshot

Cloud based modern platform Record and Playback requires knowledge of JavaScript for complex uses cases
User experience focused design, simple to use Shallow product interface requiring to automate using flow diagram
Intuitive and Natural UI flow enables Fast Adoption (~1-3 weeks) Adoption rate is more than 3 months
Design first approach with Business process Application modelling Relies more on action recording with makes it difficult to improvise on coverage
Test development exponentially accelerates when scaling up automation Script development becomes complex and slow when scaling up automation
Maintenance significantly reduces when scaling up automation Maintenance and Script duplicity significantly increases when scaling up automation
Seamless extendible approach for Web-Mobile-API in one codeless flow Limited capabilities for Unified flow automation. Primarily build to support Web Automation. Mobile test automation is in Beta. Basic API automation capabilities only. No Support for Desktop automation.
Embedded asset collaboration and management for Smart Test Plans & Governance Disconnected Repository with no transparency of test asset management and planning
Comprehensive in-built Branching and Merge capability to support test development across multiple parallel application versions/releases Version Control is not in-house need to leverage 3rd party tools.
Included Test Management Requires external tools to integrate with disparate data flow

Why ACCELQ is a better alternative to Testim?

In-sprint Automation & Shift-left

Application functional abstraction Not available
Design & author tests parallel to Application development enabling true shift-left Not available
AI based Re-conciliation of abstraction Not available
API, DB and middleware Automation with UI Available with complex engine module, not seamless. Need Knowledge of JavaScript.

Test Design

Universe based visual Application modelling Collective Visual blueprint not available. Separate flow wise blueprints are shown.
Test scenarios are modularized into Pages and User Actions Tests are created using record and playback visualizer.
Page objects are naturally & automatically centralized across test scenarios Objects are duplicated across libraries that may or may not get re-used
Design is enforced with intuitive and automatic universe concept Design is implemented using flow diagram with limited customization and validation options. Complex use case automation requires knowledge of JavaScript programming.
Data-driven scenarios and Test Case data is inherent to scenario design Data-driven is a disconnected step once test case is automated and adds overhead.
Parameterization with design alignment to input, environment, run-time, linking and more Technically oriented variable concept defined after the test case is defined, which reduces modularity. Also handling Test Data Parameters requires knowledge of JavaScript.

Automation Development

Codeless natural English coupled with recording Flow Diagram are designed using basic record and playback mechanism. Recorded statements are not very readable and need to revised after being recorded.
Logic editor provides readymade conditional rule validations, loops etc.… for real life tests Basic and Limited validation Check points in place. Complex custom validations required programming knowledge in Java Script.
Logic editor provides seamless transition from UI to Mobile to DB to API to File etc. Less customizable Flow Diagram. Difficult to edit to introduce complex parameterization use cases, conditional logic and object property changes.
AI based robust object handling and self-healing (works seamlessly with Angular, iframes, Shadow DOMs, charts, SVG, canvas etc.) Traditional object interaction with limitations to handle complexity and newer tech stacks. Self-healing requires us to change acceptable threshold level for each object with is not sustainable in the long run.
Behavior driven predictive test designer for fast test creation and reusability Every flow Diagram starts with blank slate, and tester needs to be well versed with reusable flows difficult to identify.
Automated and AI based reconciliation for UI and Object changes No centralized handling, No reconciliation
AI driven data permutations auto-generates test cases providing accurate coverage Not available
Capture the structure of test data based on business semantics. Ensure data abstraction is consistently driven across test scenarios. Not available
Seamlessly manage multiple variants of test data suitable for different test execution environments Possible but needs to be handled with JavaScript
Supports full-blown desktop UI (Windows)Automation using native element identification Not available
API virtualization allows you to set up Service simulation by responding to API calls with mock responses Not available
Cloud driven automatic extendibility to newer tech stacks (UI controls, DB, Mainframes, Files etc.) Not Straightforward to create and add engines in the Business flow maintaining the relationship between various sub flows.

Automation Execution

Cloud and Local Execution agents allow just-in-time execution against any tech stack Not very straightforward
Cross OS, Cross browser, Cross Mobile execution natively packaged with same agent Limited support
Inbuilt parallel execution with robust high performance agent providing scalability Requires a lot of configuration to setup not seamless
Docker support for Agent farm expansion with dynamic scalability and parallelization Not supported
Integration with 3P cloud infrastructure farms like sauce labs, browser stacks Limited support

Change Management

Naturalized model with referential integrity across pages, test steps, objects, suites automates the change impact process efficiently propagating changes across test assets Not available
Objects are centrally managed in correlation with Application pages, and object changes are automatically reflected across all tests Objects are not centrally managed, and objects need to be manually recorded at every step which adds to an operational overhead.
Collaborative platform on cloud with real time sharing, version control, branching with intuitive design not requiring any special training or "source control" management skills No real time asset sharing, no live version compares, no branching. Audit History is not recorded automatically. Need to be comment on the changes each time while Saving the script with is an additional overhead.

CI/CD & Tool Integrations

Bi-directional and natively built synchronizer for Traceability tracking, coverage analysis and requirements based Test suite planning on a modern Web Interface on cloud No clear visibility on overall test coverage
Two-way Defect creation, synchronization, and status tracking for full suite management Lacks full blown suite management
CI job execution with pre-set configurations automatically execute test suites. Adapters support Jenkins, Team city, Bamboo, AzureDevOps, AutoRabit, Copado, Command line API etc. Technical integration is possible needing the help of Specialized Architects
Workflow orchestration with CI workflows Complex workflow orchestration needing tech expertise

Technology Extendibility

Open concept of user extensibility to expand scope of existing technology stack, as well as build-import to extend for new technology stack Limited user extendibility and business logic customization capabilities
Cloud based community expansion is significantly rapid Offline concept duplicates effort and high overhead and dependency of support
Automatic Self-managed Agent and driver updates which includes agent binaries and the dependencies Needs upgrades
No impact from upgrades and no operational responsibility on the customer Needs migrations and upgrades

Governance & Reporting

ACCELQ's app universe and analytic based algorithms drive automated Test Planning ensuring coverage No intelligence in test planning and suite creation, flow chart based traditional planning
Dynamic live results views with actionable reports to trigger reruns Live Transactions status results only. In-depth action results viewable only at the end of the run.
Seamless result Notification via Email, Slack and Teams Notification to MS Teams is not available currently
Umbrella style re-run capability for suite re-executions and roll up tracking Not available

Mobile Automation

Offers a truly no-code approach to mobile automation Lack of Mobile Automation capabilities. In Beta.
Supported against both iOS and Android, you can build and manage common test logic that works against both the leading mobile platforms In Beta
Logic development, element identification, Scenario development and maintenance, test suites and test management, etc. are all integrated and consistent with the other product lines Not available
Offers Unified automation that seamlessly combine steps that go across Web, Desktop, TE, etc. in the same test as Mobile. Not available

The ACCELQ difference

Simple to adopt and elegantly designed, with the power to give your testing real acceleration

API and UI automated in the same flow

Unique capability to integrate API and UI testing in the same flow, enabling true end-to-end validation without handoffs. API testing at the same simplicity and regression maturity as UI automation.

Automated test case generation and data planning

Design your data behavior on a canvas and let ACCELQ take care of automated test case generation with proven risk coverage assurance. Centrally manage data changes without impacting test cases.

Seamless CI/CD integration and natural traceability

Native integration with CI/CD tools such as Jira, Jenkins ensure test automation is integral to development lifecycle. Traceability is redefined with the intelligent, connected test repository.

Salesforce Release

Being an ISV partner, ACCELQ is aligned to Salesforce releases to ensure smooth Salesforce upgrades with robust Automation testing

Automation Support

Automation support for diverse technology stack for end-to-end Salesforce process validations

In-sprint automation without need for programming

Develop automation test logic in plain English, concurrently with application development. Address in-sprint volatility with intelligent change management and powerful reconciliation engine.

Enable manual testers to automate testing

Powerful natural language editor allows you to write test automation logic in plain English. Design-first approach on UX driven platform allows manual testers to scale up without learning curve.

Visual application model for lifecycle automation

ACCELQ’s Universe is a visual blueprint of your application and drives automation across quality lifecycle with business process focus. Develop test scenarios with predictive analytics.

Self-healing autonomic test automation

ACCELQ’s analytic runtime engine ensures a reliable test execution by intelligently adapting to unexpected application changes. Design-first approach ensure Robust element ID based on AI.

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