AppLoader

AppLoader

Automated performance testing for Citrix & EHR apps

4.1/5 (16 reviews)

AppLoader Overview

AppLoader enables load and performance testing from the user perspective for software quality assurance of even the most complex application environment. The solution tests through all elements of business applications, including all third party apps and Citrix without adding plugins or wrappers. AppLoader replicates front end user activity of up to thousands of users, and includes a code free scenario builder.

AppLoader’s intelligent engine replicates human interaction with applications from all access points including fat, thin clients, and web portals, and provides valuable data about the user experience complete with screenshots of failures. The platform is comprised of 4 modules: the AppLoader Injector, the AppLoader Controller, the AppLoader Reporter, and the ScenarioBuilder.

AppLoader enables users to build any type of scenario without scripting, (including keyboard inputs, mouse events, if conditions, etc.) and replay those actions as an automat. Users can indicate WAIT times to prevent the scenario from proceeding until those same objects appear at playback time, ensuring the script does not get desynchronized even if the application becomes less responsive. For Windows objects without a “handle”, AppLoader provides a way to capture bitmaps around the mouse cursor, so that playback discontinues until the bitmaps appear at playback time.

AppLoader also generates performance reports, charts, and triggers alarms if playback exceeds recording time by a certain percentage. AppLoader not only works as a tool to load stress applications on IT platforms, but is also useful for tracking user satisfaction. Additionally, the platform works with Terminal Services from Microsoft for whenever there is a need to simulate users accessing specific application. Users can set a Terminal Server to host virtual users instead of setting up physical PCs.

This is part of Automai's Robotic Automation Platform. Scenarios created for Performance testing can be used for regression testing, monitoring, and for virtual workforce (RPA).

Pricing

Starting from
US$2 500,00
Pricing options
Free Trial
Free
Subscription
Value for money

Devices

Business size

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Markets

Asia, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China and 5 others, Europe, Germany, India, Japan, Latin America

Supported Languages

English

AppLoader Reviews

Overall rating
4.1/5
88% positive reviews
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Zaineb B.

AppLoader for load testing

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2019/08/22
Review Source: Capterra

As a load and performance tester, my job is to find the peeks and performance failures in the clients' systems, and report them.
I used AppLoader for more than 50 clients' projects, and the clients love the reports and graphs generated by the tool, as it helps them correct performance failures.

Pros

What I liked the most about AppLoader, is that it can test almost all types of applications (desktop, webservices, web applications...), you just need a human machine interface.
I loved the reports generated by AppLoader and the easiness of launching parallel users at the same time.
I also loved the instant reporting and the screenshots of the failures during the test.
I enjoyed the easiness of using ScenarioBuilder to create the performance scenarios.
The greatest thing about this software, and I am sure all AppLoader's users will answer the same, is the reactivity and quality of the support team. They are always available and reactive and very helpful in case of problems with the software.

Cons

What I liked the least about it, is its price. AppLoader is very expensive when comparing it to other tools for performance and load testing in the market. Therefore, it cannot be used by small sized companies.

Rating breakdown

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Likelihood to recommend

8.0/10
Bennar Z.

AppLoader Review

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2018/11/27
Review Source: Capterra

I am currently a load test engineer at Capgemini, and so we run large load campaigns to our clients' applications. Clients use different languages and different technologies in their applications, so we have to use a tool that fits to all that. AppLoader meets with what we and our customers want: automating the scenarios, setting up the test plan and running the test shots with the number of users that client wants; delivering high quality reports at the end of the load shots.

Pros

-AppLoader is very easy to understand and to use since each feature contains informations on what it means and how to use it, also when automating scenarios, the tool is very easy.
-AppLoader can load test all types of applications and all types of languages since it's based on image recognition.
-The quality of the report generated by the tool in the end of each load test shot.
-The greatest thing about this software is the support, the support team is very efficient ; they are always available whenever we have an issue with the tool, they provide us with help, support and problem fixing.

Cons

-The software misses clicking on images or on buttons from time to time and it causes the scenario's failure.
-Sometimes the tool exceeds the shot's execution time and has to be stopped manually.

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use
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Likelihood to recommend

9.0/10
Mark C.

Apploader Review ERVIA Ireland

Used Daily for 1-5 months
Reviewed on 2018/12/03
Review Source: Capterra

positive. we have had some initial teething problems with the config but these are to be expected.

your support team has been very helpful in resolving our issues but as mentioned above the time difference between Ireland and California has meant that the process has sometimes taken longer than we would have liked

Pros

the ease of use. I've used other performance tools in the past which end up requiring more coding than the applications they are supposed to test... so the fact that scripts can be built from the GUI without the need to write code is a definite plus

Cons

when we have needed support the response has been uniformly helpful and positive. the lack of a support line covering European working hours has delayed resolving issues a couple of times. Is theer no way that members of the support team in California could work staggered shifts to cover non US based clients

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Likelihood to recommend

8.0/10
Vincent T.

Great Monitoring software. Able to automate the monitoring the software similar to having a bot

Used Other for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2017/09/29
Review Source: Capterra

Improve SLA and provide a timely and real response to software problem

Pros

One of a kind monitoring software that able to emulate human interface and detect any abnormally in the software and send alert accordingly or create a history of performance from the human experience perspective

Cons

A bit tedious to configure if monitoring steps are too complex. But I think it is the nature of the complexity software

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Likelihood to recommend

9.0/10
Ravikukar G.

AppLoader is the best tool for RemoteApp testing

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2017/10/04
Review Source: Capterra

Pros

Ease of scripting, Protocol independent, User friendly, ultimate performance monitoring and supports DevOps life cycle

Cons

Not recommended for huge load due to infrastructure issues. Seeing issues with rUserManager during run time.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
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Likelihood to recommend

7.0/10

AppLoader Pricing

Starting from
US$2 500,00
Pricing options
Free Trial
Free
Subscription
Value for money

Pricing is based on size of load test.

AppLoader Features

  • Monitoring

  • API
  • Access Control
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts / Escalation
  • Application Integration
  • Auditing
  • Automatic Notifications
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Customizable Reporting
  • Data Import/Export
  • Drag & Drop Interface
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Monitoring
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • SSL Security
  • Third Party Integration
  • Workflow Management

Additional information for AppLoader

Key features of AppLoader

  • Full transaction diagnostics
  • LDAP & AD integration
  • Load testing
  • Move & copy
  • Multi-System compatibility
  • Parameterized testing
  • QoS reporting
  • Root-cause diagnosis
  • SLA monitoring
  • Server monitoring
  • Supports parallel execution
  • Test script reviews
  • Trace individual transactions

Benefits

  • AppLoader tests from the user perspective, replicating front end user activity of up to thousands of users.

  • One install will test all types of applications including main app, Citrix, 3rd party, and more.

  • Monitor performance of POS systems and ensure that e-commerce customers are getting satisfactory response times.

  • Scripts are created automatically and can be easily edited without coding.

  • AppLoader also works as a perfect tool for tracking user satisfaction and for verifying that response times for sales teams are acceptable.

  • AppLoader FAQs

    Below are some frequently asked questions for AppLoader.

    Q. What type of pricing plans does AppLoader offer?

    AppLoader offers the following pricing plans:

    Starting from: US$2 500,00

    Pricing model: Free, Subscription

    Free Trial: Available

    Pricing is based on size of load test.

    Q. What are the main features of AppLoader?

    AppLoader offers the following features:

    • Full transaction diagnostics
    • LDAP & AD integration
    • Load testing
    • Move & copy
    • Multi-System compatibility
    • Parameterized testing
    • QoS reporting
    • Root-cause diagnosis
    • SLA monitoring
    • Server monitoring
    • Supports parallel execution
    • Test script reviews
    • Trace individual transactions

    Q. Who are the typical users of AppLoader?

    AppLoader has the following typical customers:

    Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Small Business

    Q. What languages does AppLoader support?

    AppLoader supports the following languages:

    English

    Q. What type of pricing plans does AppLoader offer?

    AppLoader has the following pricing plans:

    Free, Subscription

    Q. Does AppLoader support mobile devices?

    We do not have any information about what devices AppLoader supports

    Q. What other apps does AppLoader integrate with?

    We do not have any information about what integrations AppLoader has

    Q. What level of support does AppLoader offer?

    AppLoader offers the following support options:

    FAQs, Knowledge Base, Online Support, Phone Support, Video Tutorials