Migration is not a technical challenge
Enterprises with firsthand experience of migrating from LoadRunner to NeoLoad agree: it is not a technical challenge, but a cultural one — overcoming an institutional resistance to change. Actually making the switch to NeoLoad is easy.
Some of this “fear of change” is simply human nature. People — especially IT teams — don’t like change. Based on some common (mis)perceptions, they see a new way of doing things as simply a more difficult way to do what they’re already doing.
Specifically, they think the migration project is too big, that it will take too much time and effort to migrate their hundreds, even thousands, of LoadRunner scripts over to NeoLoad. (Spoiler alert: About 80% of those scripts do not need to be migrated and should be discarded.) Performance engineers, particularly LoadRunner experts, are concerned about using the same tool for both DevOps and traditional enterprise testing. They dread learning a new tool — after all, it took them a while to develop the specialized skills needed to use LoadRunner.
But in reality, performance engineers have found that their concerns about migration were unfounded and that switching to NeoLoad actually makes their lives easier, allowing them to do their work better, faster, with less hassle and less toil (manual, repetitive operational chores).
Download our research study eBook Migrating from LoadRunner to get specifics about what enterprises who switched to NeoLoad found. Their insights may surprise you.