ACCELQ vs UiPath – A Snapshot

Cloud-based modern platform IDE based 1st Gen tool
User experience focused design – simple to use Old school – involves complex flowchart creations
Intuitive and Natural UI flow enables Fast Adoption (~1-3 weeks) after a short training (4 days) Needs specialized RPA Developers for complex
automation scenarios
Design first approach with Business process Application modelling Based on “Given, When and Then” approach which gets too confusing when designing complex use cases
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 significantly increases when scaling up automation
Seamless extendible approach for Web-Mobile-API in one codeless flow Creating a seamless extendible flow is complex to design and not straight forward
Embedded asset collaboration and management for Smart Test Plans & Governance Requires a Separate UI Test Manager product
One complete platform for test automation and test management of Web, UI and Mobile tests, with no Silos Separate products needed to build one seamless Quality pipeline like UI Test Manager (ManageTests), UI Studio (Automate Tests), UI Orchestrator (Execute Tests), etc.

Why ACCELQ is a better alternative to UiPath?

In-sprint Automation & Shift-left

Application functional abstraction Not available
Design & author tests parallel to the Application development enabling true shift-left Not available
AI-based Reconciliation of abstractions Not available
API, DB, and middleware Automation with UI Available with complex engine module, not seamless

Test Design

Universe-based visual Application modelling Not available
Test scenarios are modularized into Pages and User Actions Flowchart based approach to create Test Scenarios/Activities which in involves a lot of designing overhead
Page objects are naturally & automatically centralized in the repository, available to use across test scenarios Objects are duplicated across libraries that may or may not get re-used
Design is enforced with and intuitive and automatic Universe concept Design is manually implemented, and complex use-case automation knowledge is limited to specialized “RPA Developers” on team
Data-driven scenarios and Test Case data is inherent to scenario design Data-driven is a disconnected step once test case is automated and creates additional overhead
Parameterization with design alignment to input, environment, run-time, linking and more Technically oriented variable concept defined after the test case is defined, with reduced modularity

Automation Development

Codeless, natural-English coupled with page scanning and AI-based element identification Locked down interface to define logic needing specialized training
Logic editor provides readymade conditional rule validations, loops, etc., for real-life tests Complex way to achieve business rule validations requiring user to build flowchart diagrams
Logic editor provides seamless transition from UI to Mobile to DB to API to File etc., in a single scenario Flowchart needs to be added, and logic is dis-integrated across steps
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
Behavior-driven predictive test designer for fast test creation and reusability of test assets Every test case starts with blank slate, and tester needs to have framework knowledge
Automated and AI-based reconciliation for UI and Object changes No centralized handling, No reconciliation
AI-driven data permutations auto-generate 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 Not available
Cloud-driven automatic extendibility to newer technology stacks (UI controls, Databases, Mainframes, Files, etc.) Manual process to create and extend tech stacks. Requires specialized skills

Automation Execution

Cloud and Local Execution agents allow just-in-time execution against any tech stack Cloud agent not natively supported
Cross-OS, Cross-browser, Cross-Mobile execution natively packaged with same agent Limited support with script setup approach
In-built parallel execution with robust high-performance agent that’s scalable No parallel execution for web/UI on one agent
Docker support for Agent farm expansion with dynamic scalability and parallelization Not supported
Out of the box Integration with third party cloud infrastructure farms like Sauce Labs, Browserstacks, Perfecto, etc Limited support with complex setup needing specialized skills

Change Management

Naturalized model, (with referential integrity across pages, test steps, objects, and test suites), automates the change impact process… efficiently propagating changes across all test assets Not available
Objects are centrally managed in a common repository with full correlation to Application pages, so object changes are automatically reflected across all tests Objects are not managed in a common shared model
Collaborative platform on cloud with real time sharing, version control, “branching and merging” with intuitive design not requiring any special training or “source control” management skills No real time asset sharing, no audit history tracking, no live version compares, no branching

CI/CD & Tool Integrations

Bi-directional and Natively built synthesizer for Traceability tracking, coverage analysis, and requirements-based Test suite planning on a modern Web Interface on the cloud Requires Separate UI Test Manager decoupled from UI Studio
Two-way Defect creation, synchronization, and status tracking for complete suite management Requires Separate UI Test Manager decoupled from UI Studio
CI job execution with pre-set configurations to automatically execute test suites. Adapters support Jenkins, Team city, Bamboo, Azure DevOps, AutoRABIT, Copado, command line API, etc. Technical integration needing synch rules with overheads via sperate UI Orchestrator
Workflow orchestration with CI workflows One-way test execution trigger with minimal feedback

Technology Extendibility

Open concept of user extendibility to expand scope of existing technology stack, as well as build+import to extend for any new technology stack Engine based concept requiring very specialized skill set
Cloud-based community expansions significantly speed adoption of new technologies Offline concept duplicates effort and high overhead and dependency of support
No impact from upgrades 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, flowchart style traditional planning
Dynamic live results views with actionable reports to trigger reruns Static Report is dumped on the IDE after test run
Embedded screen captures, directly associated with automation interactions Screen dump report that is separate from test result report
Umbrella style re-run capability for suite re-executions and roll-up tracking 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 Alignment

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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