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How to Test Salesforce Applications Faster

Anna Thorsen

Anna Thorsen

Picture this: you need to boost the productivity of your delivery team, and release more capabilities in Salesforce - but one thing, in particular, keeps holding you back… testing.

Test automation, the option that is supposed to prevent backlogs in testing, often ends up doing the opposite. It causes more bottlenecks in development. Oftentimes this is a result of the heavy maintenance and build-times that are required in low-code and heavy-code test automation options.

Related reading: How to Overcome the Challenges of Test Automation in Salesforce

Test automation, in this case, doesn’t sound like the most attractive option. Maybe you’ve tried it before, only for the project not to yield the results needed. You’re then forced to test Salesforce manually, putting you right back to square one.

This is far from the ideal scenario. Manual testing doesn't help you meet the growing need for testing. Salesforce then becomes susceptible to the possibility of costly bugs leaking into production. Both your colleagues and business is at high risk of being unable to work. Ouch.

Is this a situation you’ve found yourself in before? Fret not, test automation can succeed in Salesforce. 

In this short post, we’re going to outline what you should look for in your next testing solution. It will help you identify a test automation tool that will help you release faster while getting the test coverage you need for a risk-free Salesforce instance.

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Testing Salesforce Faster - What to Look for in a Test Automation Solution

Automation is the way forward, but it can often seem like a futile project. It's understandable given the heavy DOM structure, hidden element identifiers, and dynamic elements of Salesforce.

From a technical perspective, these factors elongate the process of building and maintaining test automation. Ideally, you want the easiest method. A method that enables those without developer-centric profiles to contribute towards automation - QA and testers.

The process of looking for the "right" solution for your circumstance can feel overwhelming. So we've put together a short list of bullet points to help you on your journey to finding a tool that boosts the productivity of your delivery team:

  • Easy to use for testers and QA. Tools that lower the barrier to entry for building test automation will yield greater results. Leapwork, the visual test automation vendor uses zero coding, making it possible for technical and non-technical people to build, maintain and scale automation across the enterprise. Salesforce, and beyond.
  • High-quality onboarding. Onboarding is a time-consuming task for managers. It can be difficult to find the time for uninterrupted work. A solution that allows you to offload the onboarding experience will be invaluable. You’ll not be pressured to find the time to provide these services internally.
  • Simplifies testing in Salesforce. Most automation tools struggle to automate testing in Salesforce because it is built with dynamic code. Leapwork's intelligent field recognition makes it incredibly easy and robust, for instance, to read data from an SAP client or green screen terminal and then validate it against a Salesforce page in a web browser, or vice versa.
  • Integrates with DevOps tools. Ensure your development pipeline is well supported with a test automation that seamlessly integrates with your DevOps tools.

Salesforce testing is complex enough, your solution for automating it shouldn’t have to be. Learn more about how to test Salesforce faster in our webinar “How to Test Salesforce without Coding”.

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