NeoLoad and LoadRunner
What’s the Difference?

Organizations are increasingly finding that the Micro Focus suite of performance testing tools that they’ve relied on for years cannot keep pace with modern software development and testing approaches.
That’s where NeoLoad comes in.



Rapid test design

Slow test design

Low code or no code approaches

All code all the time

Automated script maintenance

High script maintenance

No expertise required

Requires deep expertise

CI pipeline automated

Not natively designed for CI

Native multi-cloud flexibility

Limited cloud options

Simple integration
into traditional and
modern tech stacks

Complex to integrate into tech stacks

Change ?

Performance Testing for the Modern Enterprise

Why Customers Moved to NeoLoad from 

Replaced LoadRunner with NeoLoad to performance test 50 applications quarterly. Reduced time to write and maintain test scripts by 60%.

Completed the same six-week-long project within the LoadRunner environment in less than two weeks using NeoLoad.

Scripted tests using NeoLoad in 1 day, down from 4 days to write the same scripts in LoadRunner.

Business Benefits

Test Fast to Release Fast

Reduce testing cycles from weeks to days, from days to hours. Our drag-and-drop approach avoids time-consuming scripting “by hand.” Automatic updates means no more rewriting scripts every time code changes. Get more done faster with fewer resources.

Make Performance a Team Sport

Open up performance testing to all different teams with different skill sets. A standardized platform that’s both easy for non-experts and has enterprise-grade muscle for the experts promotes effective and efficient collaboration and scales performance expertise without adding more experts.

Simplify the Transition to DevOps

Complexity is the #1 obstacle to “test early and often.” Simplify testing to empower every team to automate continuous performance testing into their go/no-go decisions every time they check in code — when it’s easier and less expensive to fix problems, before they ever see the light of day.

Here’s What Enterprises Who Migrated Say

6 Takeaways from Enterprises Who Migrated from LoadRunner

The NeoLoad Difference

Rapid Test Design

  • Simple design for complex scripts
  • Automatic script update
  • One-click functional test reuse (from Tricentis Tosca, Selenium, Ranorex, Worksoft Certify and Tricentis Tosca) as performance tests

Native CI Automation

  • Automate performance tests as code in CI pipelines
  • Prebuilt API integrations with Jenkins + other CI servers/tools
  • Unblocks dynamic, parallel load testing in CI through support for Docker/Kubernetes 

One-click APM Integration

  • One-click APM integration for bi-directional Dynatrace, AppDynamics, & New Relic data for quick analysis & pass/fail automation

SAP Testing Made Simple

  • Simpler test creation, fewer steps
  • Native SAP support certified by SAP
  • Reuse SAP functional test assets Worksoft Certify & Tricentis Tosca

Easy Implementation

  • Expert level in 3 days of training
  • Thousands of certified NeoLoad resources globally
  • Tasks take an hour vs. an entire day

Fast, Reliable Support

  • Create a ticket and get a response in a few hours from a skilled expert
  • Customer support proactively communicates

Cloud Native

  • Vendor-agnostic to support multi-cloud strategy
  • Native integration with container platforms (Docker, OpenShift, Kubernetes, EKS, AKS, GKE)
  • Integrates with cloud CI tools (GitLab, AWS CodeBuild, etc.)

Technology Openness

  • SDK to build custom protocols and custom plugins 
  • Open APIs make it easy to integrate with development and business tools: Splunk, Tableau, Slack, etc.

Migrating to NeoLoad Is Actually Less Work Than
Sticking with LoadRunner

Neotys has been migrating some of the world’s most complex application environments from LoadRunner to NeoLoad for 10+ years. Enterprise customers consistently find that switching to NeoLoad is far faster, easier and higher in business value than they anticiapted. Their key takeaways:

Migration Is Not a Technical Challenge

Enterprises who’ve made the switch agree: there is no technical difficulty in migrating. It’s more a cultural misperception about the effort involved.

Everything’s Faster in NeoLoad

Writing scripts in NeoLoad once is no more effort than updating them in LoadRunner once — but then NeoLoad’s automatic maintenance is 60-75% faster than LoadRunner’s manual maintenance.

Migration Is a Great Time to Reassess

Changing tools is a golden opportunity to reassess your approach to performance testing and focus on your most important goals (think: DevOps).

Start Realizing ROI in About 3 Months

The average enterprise migration to NeoLoad takes only three months. Most (± 70%) scenarios can be migrated in just a couple of weeks. You start reaping the benefits immediately.

Proven Migration Strategy

Neotys has developed a time-tested, proven strategy for a painless migration from LoadRunner to NeoLoad. We know what works — and what doesn’t. Our four-point action plan is based on practical experience, not theory.

Get the Migration Plan here