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Test Automation

Superior Outcomes with Automated Software Testing

Employing artificial intelligence and automation in software testing enhances its stability and resilience

In the rapidly advancing digital economy, it is essential for every application entering the market to undergo thorough testing to guarantee real-world performance. With a projected 500 million apps to be created by 2040, the demand for test automation has never been higher. Previously, manual testing was the go-to approach for various types of testing, including system testing, integration testing, regression testing, exploratory testing, graphical user interface testing, and robotic process automation testing. However, manual testing presents multiple challenges, such as increased costs, human error, and scalability limitations. In contrast, automated testing delivers a more stable and efficient process, allowing for intricate testing without concerns about human error and scalability. Automated testing enhances overall testing efficiency and enables faster turnaround times. It proactively manages quality to prevent production issues, provides complete requirement traceability, and facilitates visual logging for rapid defect identification and resolution. Additionally, test automation easily connects to the application lifecycle management (ALM) toolchain and can integrate with tools like ServiceNow, SAP Solution Manager, Azure DevOps, and others. By leveraging test robots, organizations can assemble teams of dedicated bots to conduct tests and complete routine tasks. Test automation often features a low-code interface, synthetic test data generation, and a multitude of prebuilt activities, making it an excellent choice for testing RPA workflows, web apps, mobile apps, SAP, Citrix, and other applications.

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Addressing the Challenges of Test Automation

Test automation plays a crucial role in the software development process, but its implementation can pose significant challenges for organizations. One of the primary difficulties is securing the appropriate assistance, as many companies find it difficult to locate experts with the necessary skills and experience to effectively set up test automation. The complexity of the process also presents a considerable challenge, as test automation requires the use of advanced technologies and a deep understanding of software development principles and best practices. The implementation process involves creating test cases, determining testing scenarios, and selecting the most suitable tools and frameworks, which can be an overwhelming task for organizations without the required in-house expertise. Another challenge is the cost factor, as implementing test automation can be an expensive endeavor, especially for smaller and mid-sized companies. Investing in the proper tools, frameworks, and infrastructure can be costly, and the additional expense of hiring experts to set up and manage test automation can add to the overall cost.

Furthermore, integration is another obstacle, as test automation necessitates integration with other software development tools, such as continuous integration and deployment (CI/CD) tools, defect tracking tools, and test management tools. The integration process can be complex and time-consuming, demanding an in-depth understanding of the software development lifecycle. Lastly, the challenge of maintenance must be addressed, as test automation requires consistent upkeep to ensure its continued effectiveness and efficiency. Test cases need to be updated regularly to account for software changes, and the testing framework must be updated to stay current with the latest technologies and best practices.

Partner with Valenta for Expert Test Automation Solutions

Valenta stands out as a top choice for companies seeking to establish test automation. Our team of skilled developers, solution architects, business analysts, infrastructure engineers, and process heads possesses extensive experience in devising and executing custom test automation solutions that address each company’s distinct requirements. By collaborating closely with businesses, we cultivate an automation mindset and help shape their test automation strategy. Embracing test automation allows companies to significantly cut down on testing time and expenses, boost overall efficiency, and avert costly production issues. Our team boasts vast experience in setting up test automation for various business sizes and a comprehensive understanding of the software development lifecycle. Employing state-of-the-art technologies and industry best practices, we develop and implement test automation solutions that are efficient, effective, and scalable. We also deliver ongoing support and maintenance to ensure the test automation solution remains both effective and efficient. Valenta’s local Managing Partners participate in every engagement, working with other local specialists and onshore, nearshore, and offshore staff to provide exceptional test automation solutions for our clients. Partnering with Valenta for test automation enables businesses to harness the most advanced technologies and best practices to achieve their business objectives. Reach out to us today to discuss your specific needs.

Unleash the power Test Automation :

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Strategy

Work with Valenta to define your Test Automation Strategy. Test Automation is still at a nascent stage and while some Companies have started using Test Automation, they are unable to scale this solution primarily due to the lack of understanding of how the technology works and having unrealistic expectations.

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Test Automation

With Test Automation, ensure every requirement is fully tested. Whether automated or manual, your tests can be linked to stories, epics, defects, or any other artifact type in your existing Application Lifecycle Management tools. That ensures traceability and full test coverage.​

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Design great tests

Design great tests, then automate them with drag and drop speed. Define test cases to cover all requirement variations, then document manual tests in the Test application and build resilient automations in low code.

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Execute

Organize your tests and execute continuously or on-demand. Create logical test sets of application and RPA test cases, then manage how they are executed. Seamless integration with UiPath Orchestrator means you can execute tests directly, on a schedule or via continuous integration triggers.

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Status

Understand release status instantly and resolve defects faster.

  • Monitor the quality of RPA workflows and applications by tracking test results in real-time.
  • Get defects instantly sent to your organization’s issue tracking tool with detailed, visual logging, so developers can triage, and fix rapidly.
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Business Goals

At Valenta, our team of Test Automation Developers and Business Analysts work closely with you to identify your pain points, understand your business landscape, and recommend suitable solutions to meet your business goals and objectives.

Challenges with Automation :

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Finding the right framework and tool

Finding the right automation tool is a very crucial challenge in automation testing for the success of automation. There are a lot of tools available, both licensed as well as open-source, which makes it difficult to choose. The choice of tool depends upon the kind of application and the extent of automation testing
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Effective communication and team collaboration

Lack of communication and collaboration among the team is one of the key challenges in automation testing. Since automation testing requires significant investment and gives long-term ROI (Return On Investment) instead of instant gratification, its success is very much dependent on effective communication among all stakeholders.
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Identifying the Test Automation strategy

Without a proper test automation strategy, the efficiency of technology will be lost. This is like a body without a brain. Choosing the right strategy is another key challenge in automation testing that is instrumental in the success of automation and in showing business values.
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Challenges with Data Reliance

One of the most challenging aspects of test automation is data management. When the test script is executed, the data must be in a specific state; otherwise, it can cause serious issues in several scenarios

How Valenta can assist with Test Automation Strategy and Implementation :

Our approach
Valenta believes in designing, modernizing, and building mission Critical technology systems which most clients depend on every day. We are a focused, independent company, implementing Valenta’s Business-Unit Prototype, we make sure that strategic requirements are covered, and that the solution is built from end-to-end from a chosen business function.

Here are the three simple steps we take for Test Automation implementations :

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Proof of Concept

Introduction: The Proof of Concept satisfies critical business as it validates the solution.

POC Goal: To help companies validate the opportunity hypothesis and get the green light for developing a full-fledged solution.

Key Benefit: Do not have to commit to Go Live if the solution does not work

Importance: POC allows a Business to test out the Solution on it’s own applications and processes, therefore, giving stakeholders the power to test the solution before having to purchase it.

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Full Implementation

In this phase, new scenarios are added, and more focus is put on common understanding, consistency, and the accuracy.

Based on the learning experiences, new enhancements and features are proposed and implemented.

Work is focused on further adoption at the same time making sure that settled users are not impacted by the changes.

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Managed Service

We provide Automation as a Service for a Fixed Monthly subscription that gives Businesses greater control on their Cashflow.

We handle the entire process from Design to Development, Triggering and Scheduling the Bot, Monitoring and Optimizing Bot Performance, and On-going Maintenance.

Valenta is agile in providing accurate reporting. We strive to enhance the consistency of the analysis, respond to changing business needs and provide solutions.

An essential part is setting up necessary protection to minimize risk and protect Automation assets.

End Results
The end results will consist of a centralized team in charge of finding and promoting interesting analysis across the entire organization.

Local teams will be empowered to create and innovate. The centralized team identifies the most successful work being done at a local level and provides a platform to share and promote this work at a corporate level.

Test Automation Use-Cases :

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Regression Testing

Automation is better because of frequent code changes. It allows testing in real-time.
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Load Testing

This type of testing ensures the verification of a system working under peak and normal conditions. It is also better to use automated testing tools in these cases.
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Performance Testing

This testing type evaluates the applications scalability, speed, and stability characteristics. It can be done more efficiently with automation.
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Repeated Execution

This type of test considers the repetition of tasks, and it is better to run automated tests in these cases.

VALENTA’s Managed Service – Automation as a Service :

Valenta’s Managed Automation service is designed to Measure and Govern automation programs to align with business outcomes. Using a Managed Service not only offers Companies a much faster ROI but it also enables organizations to repurpose their in-house resources to more revenue driven activities.

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Discover

Discover automation opportunities powered by AI and your people
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Build

Build automations quickly, from simple to advanced
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Manage

Manage, deploy, and optimize automation at enterprise scale
Implement

Run

Run automations through robots that work with your applications and data
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Engage

Engage people and robots as one team for seamless process collaboration

Also, the below steps help in providing right analytics capabilities for real-time marketing insights and decision making

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Client Needs Assessment

The first step involves in-depth discussions or workshops with the clients to understand their needs, current gaps and pain points, data sensitivity and regulatory issues, proximity requirements etc. and determine the nature of automation required.
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Onshore Strategic Assessment

In this step, the automation opportunities are prioritized by ease, complexity, scale, and other parameters. Based on this, the technology interfaces, skills, and training required are outlined, and a high-level business case and roadmap are developed and presented to the client.
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Engagement Kick-off

Based on client approval, the engagement is kicked off with the appropriate solutions, infrastructure, resources, transition plans, risk mitigation plans and engagement model.

Key Benefits

  • No upfront investment in automation resources
  • Reduced total cost of ownership
  • Accelerated path to business insights
  • Easily scalable based on long-term or short-term requirements
  • Access to latest technologies and best practices

Valenta’s Value Proposition

  • Enterprise-level automation with the reduced cost of ownership
  • Improve processing time using a scalable and robust solution
  • Securely store processed data and analysis artifacts in various file formats and modes
  • Efficiently operate and supervise ongoing operations of automation processes
  • A deeper understanding of the interdependencies of various components of Robotic Process Automation
  • Implementing high ROI Automation systems is a testimony to our depth in the Automation and AI space

Embark on your Test Automation Journey NOW

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Automation Strategy

  • Create a structure to handle business requirements
  • Build an Automation or Digital First Culture across the organization
  • Monitor Data to constantly build trust
  • Maintain a Roadmap to optimize and track Data Goals
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Process and Task Mining

  • Task Mining – analyze work people do to find every day, repetitive tasks
  • Process Mining – analyze data from business applications to understand end to end processes
  • Task Capture – easily document and map business workflows
  • Central Hub – centrally capture and manage automation opportunities and process improvements, prioritized by impact and ROI
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Cloud Migration

  • Cost Reduction
  • Productivity Improvement
  • Enhanced Data Security
  • Operational Efficiency
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Data Driven Insights

  • Measure the performance of Test Automation operations
  • Calculate Test Automation’s impact on your bottom line
  • Enable data driven decisions across your organization
  • Forecasting
  • Improves governance across the Organization

VALENTA’S EXPERTISE :

We integrate with several platforms to enable greater flexibility and speed to results.
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