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Learn the best way to evaluate Leapwork and how to successfully adopt the platform.
Leapwork offers a free, two-week trial that lets you build automation cases right away.
Time required: Typically ½-1 day.
When choosing an automation tool, whether it is for automating tests or business processes, it is important to set up some criteria for evaluating whether the tool is the right fit for your organization.
Our clients have experienced that in order to find the right automation tool, there needs to be a fit in the following three areas: task-technology, process, and organizational.
Define the technology that you are looking to automate and then find out if the automation tool in question supports that technology. In most cases, you can place it in one of the following categories, all of which are supported by Leapwork. Click on the links for more information.
• Web-based technology or mobile web application. More info.
• Desktop-based application. More info.
• SAP-based application. More info.
• Citrix or other virtual desktop-based technology. More info.
Start by outlining two or three flows that you want to automate. We recommend identifying some common processes that are often repeated and which, if automated, would yield significant efficiency gains.
Next, use these cases for evaluating a tool’s user-friendliness; how easy is it to build these flows as automation cases with the respective tool?
To make sure that Leapwork is a good fit for your organization and to get all stakeholders on board with the implementation, complete product documentation is available for you to review and distribute as needed.
Time required: Typically 2-3 days.
Once you have downloaded the Leapwork Automation Platform trial, you can begin working in Leapwork Studio right away. Studio is the visual designer where you build automation cases.
To give you the best possible experience during your Leapwork trial, we highly recommend that you check out the Leapwork Learning Center—your go-to place for training and documentation. All courses and materials are free and publicly accessible at any time.
The Learning Center currently includes courses in the following areas:
• Web automation: Learn how to build automation cases for websites, web applications, and mobile web pages.
• Desktop automation: Build automation cases for front- and back-end office systems, including MS Office, Java, and SAP.
• Virtual automation: Use image and text recognition technology to automate Citrix and much more.
• Advanced features: Discover how to further leverage Leapwork's abilities, including data-driven automation, logic, and much more.
When your organization is ready for adopting the Leapwork Automation Platform, we recommend that you consider making a timeline for the following adoption activities:
Training: Train everyone on your automation team how to work with the Leapwork Automation Platform.
Deployment: Decide on a plan for deployment and how to maintain upgrades. More info about deployment here.
Pilot: Define a pilot project, for one or more applications, to establish a center of excellence and a company-wide best practices model for working with automation flows. The duration of this stage is typically 1-3 months.
Automation strategy, management, and execution: Make sure you automate the right processes, in the right order, with the right people.
Third-party integration: Plug Leapwork into your existing release pipeline, test management or bug management system. More info about integrations here.
Check out Leapwork's partner network for assistance with all adoption activities.
If you need help or have any questions, don't hesitate to contact us.