AppLoader Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

AppLoader

Automated performance testing for Citrix & EHR apps

4.06/5 (17 reviews)

AppLoader overview

What is AppLoader?

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).
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Pricing

Starting from
$2500
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Devices

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Markets

United States, Canada, Australia, China, India and 4 other markets, Japan, Germany, Brazil, Mexico

Supported languages

English
AppLoader screenshot: Use ScenarioBuilder actions to emulate end usersSoftware Quality Assurance and Load Testing: AppLoaderAppLoader screenshot: AppLoader dashboard gives users a 360° view of app performanceAppLoader screenshot: Load test any application, within any environmentAppLoader screenshot: Get actionable results that pinpoint and help fix performance issuesAppLoader screenshot: Create simple to complex test scenarios using the 'Scenario Builder' without any scripting or codingAppLoader screenshot: AppLoader's 'Reporter' allows users to view reports and graphs of the load testAppLoader screenshot: View all play scenarios created by the 'Scenario Builder'

AppLoader reviews

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Steve Sutphin

Easy to use performance testing tool

Used monthly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-11-27
Review Source: Capterra

We used Apploader for testing applications using Critix. It worked without any problems.

Pros
1. Easy to use 2. Scripting was straight forward 3. Reports and metrics were very useful 4. Support was very good

Cons
1. Needed help from support to fix an image issue

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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zaineb bennar

AppLoader for load testing

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 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.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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eswarababu doddipalli

AppLoaderPerformanceTest

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2018-11-20
Review Source: Capterra

It's good for low and med complex apps

Pros
AppLoader assists users to create simple scenarios and begin testing their applications right away.

Cons
can not enhance the scripts to require scalability

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Likelihood to recommend: 6/10

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bennar zaineb

AppLoader Review

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 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.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Mark Chesworth

Apploader Review ERVIA Ireland

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 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: 8/10

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AppLoader pricing

Starting from
$2500
Pricing options
Free
Subscription
Free trial
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Pricing is based on size of load test.

AppLoader features

Monitoring

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Activity Dashboard (230 other apps)
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Data Import/Export (163 other apps)
Data Visualization (121 other apps)
Drag & Drop Interface (124 other apps)
Real Time Data (114 other apps)
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Reporting & Statistics (195 other apps)
Search Functionality (115 other apps)
Third Party Integration (230 other apps)
User Management (108 other apps)
Workflow Management (138 other apps)

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Additional information for AppLoader

Key features of AppLoader

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