Automation insights and productivity tips from LEAPWORK.
With more businesses on the web, or moving to the web, it’s not often you see new desktop application releases. But the fact remains - many companies rely on a complicated web of desktop applications, web applications and legacy systems to perform business critical processes.
With brick and mortar stores closed during an on-going pandemic, websites, especially e-commerce websites, have to focus more than ever on creating quality customer experiences online. This has created a need for faster testing and new website functionality.
Websites and web applications are a huge part of how businesses acquire customers. Just one poor customer experience can sway their purchasing decision, especially in e-commerce. Users who have a negative experience on a mobile website are 62 percent less likely to purchase from that business in the future. - Think with Google.
For many enterprise businesses, ServiceNow is an operational backbone. But twice a year, panic unfolds. ServiceNow release two major mandatory upgrades requiring extensive testing. And more often than not, functional and regression testing gets postponed or left behind. When these tests are postponed or skipped, it leaves businesses open to risk. In these key moments, system administrators and developers face pressure to complete functional and regression testing at speed.
Size no longer dictates the success of a business, speed does. Creating real change at speed in regulation-heavy banking, financial services, and insurance (BFSI) corporations is incredibly challenging and can take decades. But it’s not impossible.
Most organizations are dependent on desktop applications to perform business-critical processes and tasks. The larger the IT landscape, the more processes you’ll have to test, and the more desktop applications and technologies you’ll have to update.
For any enterprise, whether large or small, you’ll have business processes that run across web and desktop applications. But how do the two application types differ, and what do you need to bear in mind when automating them?
The average organization spends a quarter of IT budgets on quality assurance and testing. But because of the economic downturn, they are reducing spending, and this puts pressure on quality assurance. So how can organizations reduce software development costs without compromising quality or speed?
Looking at the 1955 Fortune 500 list, you’ll find that 52 of the companies remain. That’s just over 10%. For companies to sustain their growth, they need to evolve. Agile transformation is just one way corporations are remaining nimble.
With the frequent iterations that come with agile software development, the time available for tedious tasks like regression testing gets smaller. The question is no longer ‘why should I automate’, but ‘how do I do it efficiently?’.