I am after a bit of quick info if possible. I have recently started work for a new company who want at some stage automated tools. It will be for 2 user licence. I n the past i have used winrunner and recently compuwares test partner. My Question which would be the best value for money product the testing would be on a product written in c c++ etc.
If you already know WinRunner and TestPartner, and like these tools, I would guess that they will be cost effective as you don't have to go through much of the proof of concept, trialling, and coming up to speed on a new tool, you simply have to confirm that they work with your app.
FWIW, I use TestComplete to test my apps which are written in C and C++. I really like TestComplete, and it is quite keenly priced, and available as a trial download. If I was starting from scratch again, I would certainly also try out SilkTest and QTP, albeit they are not cheap products. I haven't used these tools but have heard plenty of good things.
I found that Test Partner seemed the most intuitive especially after installing v6, and now they let you buy just a basic install Test Partner with 2 concurrent licenses and the usual 24 hours support and agreed consultancy visits.
I have never used QTP but used Winrunner and that was about 5 years ago, and even then I thought it was very over priced, there support at the time was not the best.
I will download Test Complete and have a look at what it can do, but having thought about it Test Partner would be the best (and I know there head of sales quite well)