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Katalon: The Next Generation Testing Platform

Katalon: The Next Generation Testing Platform


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Software testing is an essential part of software development. It ensures that the product is functional, reliable, and meets the customer's expectations. However, traditional testing methods are time-consuming, labor-intensive, and often unreliable. Katalon is a company that is changing the game by providing a modern, comprehensive quality management platform.


Katalon was founded in 2016, and since then, it has become the global leader in AI-augmented software testing. The company's mission is to enable organizations of all sizes to build high-quality software and deliver world-class customer experiences. With over 100,000 platform users, 30,000 teams, and 18,000 community members, Katalon is revolutionizing the software testing industry.


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Katalon's testing platform is open, capable, affordable, and intelligent. The platform is designed to modernize the software testing industry by providing innovative features that make testing faster, more reliable, and more accessible to teams of all sizes. Katalon has been rated as the number one test automation product by Gartner Peer Insights.


Katalon Platform Overview


Katalon's platform is a modern, comprehensive quality management platform that enables teams of all sizes to deliver the highest quality digital experiences. The platform's differentiators include:

  • Speed: Katalon's platform is designed to provide fast and reliable testing for all types of applications, including web, mobile, API, and desktop.

  • Affordability: Katalon's platform is affordable, making it accessible to small and large teams alike.

  • Visibility: Katalon's platform provides real-time visibility into the testing process, ensuring that all team members are on the same page.

  • Scalability: Katalon's platform is scalable, meaning it can be used by teams of all sizes, from startups to large enterprises.

  • Innovation: Katalon's platform is constantly evolving to meet the needs of the modern software development industry.


Katalon Platform Overview

E2E Continuous Testing with the Katalon Platform Katalon's platform includes several products that enable end-to-end continuous testing:

  • Katalon Studio Enterprise: This product provides a comprehensive testing solution for web, mobile, API, and desktop applications. It includes features such as TDD, BDD, DDT, self-heal broken tests, reuse of existing test scripts, in-built reporting, visual testing, and codeless test development.

  • Katalon TestOps: This product enables teams to organize the testing process, including planning and scheduling test runs, evaluating release readiness, managing tests and defects, live monitoring, and controlling all QA activities.

  • Katalon Runtime Engine and Katalon TestCloud: These products enable teams to execute tests on various devices and browsers, including integration with CI tools, parallel test execution, cross-browser testing, cross-device testing, and a private tunnel.

  • Katalon TestOps Analytics: This product provides AI-powered analytics to analyze test results and reports, providing insights into the testing process and identifying areas for improvement.

Business Outcomes Delivered with Katalon Katalon is a powerful test automation tool that enables companies to achieve their business outcomes by delivering a range of benefits. Here are three key business outcomes that Katalon can deliver:


1. Increased operational efficiencies Katalon can help companies to increase their operational efficiencies by simplifying and automating their software QA processes. This can reduce the total cost of ownership by streamlining workflows, eliminating manual processes, and reducing the need for skilled resources. With Katalon, companies can achieve greater efficiency and accuracy in their testing processes, enabling them to achieve their business objectives.


2. Accelerated time to market n today's fast-paced business environment, time to market is critical. Katalon can help companies to accelerate their software QA process, ensuring that they can meet their business objectives and deliver products to market faster. By automating the testing process, Katalon enables companies to identify and fix defects more quickly, reducing the risk of delays and ensuring that products are delivered on time.


3. Improved software quality

Software quality is a key driver of customer satisfaction and loyalty. Katalon can help companies to improve their software quality by expanding test coverage and delivering high-quality code with confidence. Katalon's AI-augmented capabilities enable companies to identify defects early in the development process, reducing the risk of bugs and enhancing overall software quality.


Katalon Differentiation and Advantages

Katalon is differentiated from other test automation tools by its robust ecosystem of DevOps integrations, massive global community, and hybrid delivery model (SaaS and On-premise). Katalon also provides a pre-built test automation framework based on best practices, reducing the level of effort required to build and maintain integrations. Here are some key advantages of Katalon over open source test automation:


1. Lower resource costs Katalon enables companies to build test automation without requiring coding experience. Customers estimate that Katalon test automation engineers cost 25-30% less than open source developers. Katalon's advanced features, such as self-healing and smart wait, also reduce the effort required to maintain tests, resulting in lower risk and lower resource costs.

2. Increased productivity Katalon customers estimate that resources building test automation with Katalon are 30% to 40% more productive than traditional open source technologies. This results in fewer resources required to build and manage automated tests, increased test coverage, and ultimately higher application quality.

3. Less maintenance effort

Katalon's pre-built framework and suite of capabilities reduce the level of effort required to build and maintain automated test scripts. Customers estimate that the effort required to maintain Katalon tests is ~30% lower than custom open source. Katalon also has less skill dependency for test case maintenance, resulting in lower risk and lower resource costs.

4. No custom framework to develop and maintain Katalon includes a pre-built test automation framework based on best practices, reducing the level of effort required to build and maintain integrations. Katalon also has 50+ pre-built integrations that further reduce the level of effort required to build and maintain test scripts.



Katalon is a powerful test automation tool that delivers a range of business outcomes, including increased operational efficiencies, accelerated time to market, and improved software quality. Katalon is differentiated from other test automation tools by its robust ecosystem of DevOps integrations, massive global community, and hybrid delivery model. Katalon also provides a pre-built test automation framework and suite of capabilities that reduce the level of effort required to build and maintain automated test scripts. With Katalon, you can achieve greater efficiency, accelerate time to market, and improve software quality while reducing resource costs and maintenance efforts. Contact EMS Paramitra today to learn more about how Katalon can help you build high-quality software and deliver world-class customer experiences!

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