Digital businesses must adapt to new functionalities into production on daily basis to take full advantage of the flexibility offered by the virtual world.
Automation for digital business is not science fiction. It’s real and happening today. For one of the largest U.S. Federal programs, more than half a million business process were automated every day in 2 hours on more than 100 virtual machines.
In another example, a global manufacturer of luxury brands validates their core business processes worldwide with 600 hours of automation on more than 30 virtual machines every day!
We can see every day that today’s digital technology projects take place on a swift timeline than ever before, where typical projects last days-to-weeks rather than months-to-years.
Large-scale automation makes it possible to deploy this new business functionality early and often – while significantly mitigating risks of business disruption or major glitches during the process.
The real world scenario explained in three words
The quality of application is determined by its swiftness, frequency of updates and defects
Automation is the key. Test Automation for process validation and functional testing allows you to run through literally millions of business process steps just like the end users, to validate that no code is broken.
Though test automation services does not look a very rewarding or a feasible option due to the costs involved in setting up the environment or the tools – but definitely, in the long run, its benefits surely surpass the initial glitches.
It is said, that “there’s a method for every madness”.
To maximize the ROI using Test Automation, a specific plan of action is required.
What actually might set up the best way of implementing large scale test automation so as to maximize ROI?
The automation framework can be run on masses of virtual machines in the cloud to get scale.
During automated business process validation, each of these machines interacts with the applications, running through all complex business scenarios with real time data. This verifies that things are working as expected. The machines will only be turned up on demand and can be decommissioned when the scenarios finish executing.
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By Uma Raj
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