RETURN ON INVESTMENT

Test organizations are focusing more to optimize their testing and development processes to adhere with the trending technology and customer demands. Most organizations are contrived to deliver more than expected with in less time with assured quality and lesser expenses. Automated testing tool plays a significant role in enabling the testing organization to achieve the goals of testing with ease and comfort them to fetch higher ROI faster.

ROI IN TEST AUTOMATION CAN BE TREMENDOUS

When making a case for test automation, benefits can be more, both qualitative and quantitative. The initial cost of automating the test cases is always high but, there is candid cost saving with every automated test cycle, and after a definite number of test cycles, the cost saved for each test cycle will add up to the initial cost of automation.

Furthermore, If you take a wider look on this matter Higher production rates, Better product quality, Reduction in work load and expenses, Easy maintenance, Re-usable features, Early bug detection and planning, Up-to-date Reporting and Faster release of the product are some of the determinants appreciated by the users for steady Return on Investment. But the attainment depends on the right selection of the automation testing tool that can deliver the user, the above discussed advantages. Additionally, choosing a tool based on cost alone is not a good idea. Some tools might work well for an user from a financial point of view but could turn to be expensive as they move forward . Similarly, excellent featured tools, tend to get underutilized reducing your ROI.

ASCENTIALTEST TOOL AND ROI

AscentialTest is an all-inclusive tool for software testing for developing manual and automated tests and managing the testing process. The master builder of the tool, having the right knowledge about the test maintenance and its effect on ROI has given it the highest priority in the product’s design. The step-based approach allows the testing staff to create durable tests that are as easy to maintain as they are to create. By eliminating the need to build a costly test framework, AscentialTest reduces the level of effort, increases productivity and lowers the cost of software testing.

Increased Productivity

AscentialTest increases the productivity of QA testing teams in three ways

ACCESSIBILITY

AscentialTest does not require programming skills to develop effective, highly maintainable tests, allowing all team members to participate in the test development process.

LEVEL OF SUPPORT

The Step-Builder combines the ease of use of a recorder with the flexibility of hand-scripted tests. Steps are built in a drag and drop interface which is significantly faster than recording or scripting.

RE-USABILITY

Test components are much reusable, meaning there is very less to create and maintain depending on the requirements as shown below.

OBJECTS
Application objects are defined once in a central location which insulates tests from future changes in the GUI of the target application.

STEPS
Steps group actions together so that they can be reused to create an unlimited number of tests. Duplication is eliminated.

TESTS
Tests are built quickly and effortlessly
in a drag and drop environment from reusable steps.

TESTDATA
Data tables that are used to support any number of tests are automatically generated and integrated with tests based on test data requirements.

Easy Maintenance

Test maintenance is the most important consideration when selecting a testing tool. AscentialTest was designed to minimize the level of effort to keep tests up to date as the target application changes over the product life cycle.

STEP BASED APPROACH

If the application under test changes, the user makes a single change to a step and all the tests that use that step are automatically updated.

OBJECT DEFINITIONS

By capturing and defining objects in a central location, maintenance is kept to a minimum when there are changes in the target application’s GUI.

  Return On Investment

Calculating Return on Investment (ROI) in terms of how much cost is reduced is specific to the organization and the project. Our customers have reported saving on an average of 30-40% of the costs of developing tests with AscentialTest as compared with other tools that they have used. They have also told us that when it comes to maintaining their tests, the savings is much greater, approaching 70% because of the abstraction and encapsulation that is built into AscentialTest’s design. Customers have also found that AscentialTest increases the throughput of test execution by as much as 11 times. Not only does AscentialTest run against applications faster than other tools but it also provides the ability to distribute tests across an array of physical and/or virtual machines, significantly reducing the amount of time that it takes to complete testing cycles.