Automation insights and productivity tips from LEAPWORK.
If you’re using test automation and recently began looking into RPA, or if you are new to test automation but using RPA as a means to achieve efficient operations, you might at some point have wondered what the difference is between the two often interchanged terms, as well as if you can use the same tool for both.
Oracle is one of the largest enterprise software vendors in the world, providing global businesses with databases, ERPs and other solutions for core business processes to run on.
There are numerous processes in Oracle that can be automated with RPA - so many that it’s close to impossible to list them here. But most of these processes have one thing in common; they involve data migration in some shape or form.
For businesses using Oracle software, testing is a crucial element in ensuring that business-critical processes run as intended in and between Oracle applications and the business’ remaining ecosystem.
For most enterprises, Oracle is a part of a larger ecosystem of technologies and platforms that, together, make up the business’ core processes. This has implications for the automation tool; it must be robust and reliable, it must be capable of integrating multiple technologies, and it shouldn’t add additional complexity to an already complex web of systems.
When researching options for an Oracle test automation tool, there are a number of things to consider, such as what capabilities should the tool have and if the tool should be open-source or licensed.
Every day, an array of tasks are performed in and between Microsoft Office 365 tools, such as Excel, PowerPoint, and Word. Many of these tasks are repetitive by nature and when performed manually over and over become not only tedious to perform, but also error-prone.
In recent years, the pace of software development has increased tremendously. Consumers not only expect fast updates and releases, they also expect high quality along with that speed.
As a tester, the first place you start looking for an automation tool is typically among open-sourced options.
Over recent years, the software testing landscape has changed, and today, many applications are either web or mobile-based. However, many businesses continue to rely on desktop applications to run their most important business processes.
Today’s fluctuating and increasingly uncertain market requires businesses to do more with less, while still staying competitive by providing high quality user experiences and a fast time to market.
Shift left testing is a frequently discussed topic in connection to mainframe testing. Its popularity has only grown along with the need to modernize the approach to testing mainframes.
When testing mainframes you should consider the different levels at which you can test, as well as where within these levels you can implement test automation to achieve a low-risk, efficient release cycle.
Although mainframes have been around for years, they are still used by many of the world’s largest banks, insurers and other enterprises that rely on their complex processing capabilities and efficient data storage.
Two of the major challenges in automating regression tests are setup and maintenance. This is because many test automation tools require coding, which requires time and capabilities that not all testing teams have.
Deciding how often to perform regression tests can be a challenge. Particularly when you've automated your regression suite, and are more free to decide the frequency.
Over time, as your application grows or changes, your regression test suite will grow as well, numbering into perhaps hundreds or thousands of regression test cases. This is why automation will inevitably become part of your testing process at some point.
There are a vast number of tools available for automating regression test cases, which only makes it more difficult to find the right one.
The need to deliver quality at speed followed by the rise of agile has meant that many teams have shifted from manual testing to automation.
When developers write and submit new code for an application, those pieces of code sometimes have unexpected effects on existing code, causing it to break.
Many enterprises rely on SAP to run their most critical business processes. Most of these businesses will eventually have to face the transition from SAP ECC to SAP S/4HANA.
The current crisis has created unprecedented pressure on leaders to optimize processes and, with that, accelerated the need for automation.
A sudden economic downturn has followed the unprecedented outbreak of the Coronavirus, and this new economic state puts pressure on business leaders to do more with less.
As the current economic crisis unfolds, a greater need for businesses to streamline workforces has emerged. Automation allows businesses to increase productivity, lower costs and reduce risk, and is therefore an essential component in this streamlining.
While it may seem counterintuitive, automation can enable businesses to provide more personalized customer experiences. This is made possible through a combination of automation tools and AI technologies that, together, assist customer support in responding with higher speed and accuracy.