Are you testing manually, but not getting very far? Your team may have dabbled in Selenium and found it a nightmare to get it to work. Attaching onto element IDs is a task in and of itself, and not everyone has the time to code automation for your Dynamics application.
So what solutions exist for teams who are moving from manual to automated, and most importantly, what's the easiest and fastest option?
In this article, we’ll explain the points to consider before choosing an automation testing solution for your Dynamics application.
There are many avenues when venturing down the automation route. But which option you choose will impact your ability to test efficiently, without compromising on quality.
An automation framework can be costly because, generally speaking, it requires someone with programming knowledge to build. This makes it difficult to match the pace of development, and takes time away from testing. Additionally, it’s difficult to scale because frameworks are usually built for one application type (e.g. Salesforce, SAP, Oracle).
Learn more: Test Automation Frameworks: Why They Fail
Using Selenium is a valid option as it’s free, but you’ll experience challenges along the way. Because Dynamics products are almost always customized, it can be difficult to automate with Selenium scripts. For example, getting Selenium WebDriver to find the right element in Dynamics 365 would require a tester to spend time scripting a locator strategy.
Codeless UI automation enables a level of agility that frameworks don’t. You can alleviate testers or developers from writing and maintaining Selenium scripts, create fully automated form fields in minutes, and automate across technologies.
With businesses under pressure to do more with less while maintaining the quality of their IT environment, the toolkit used to perform testing is essential to your strategy.
To excel in an ever-competitive marketplace, the way you test your system must be maintainable, easy to use, and scalable.
Below, we’ve listed six characteristics to look for in an automation tool.
Codeless automation increases the quality of software and helps businesses better prepare for updates and changes to Dynamics.
Read more: How to test automation Dynamics 365
Learn more about building quality automation for every Dynamics update in our on-demand webinar, or access our checklist on evaluating tools for Dynamics 365 for faster testing.