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How Continuous Automation solves the 3 biggest challenges of Oracle Testing

October 27, 2021
   /   
by 
Sohaib Zaidi

Oracle Cloud customers face three core challenges when testing their applications that leave their business processes exposed to risk:

  • They don’t know what, exactly, to test.
  • They find it difficult to pinpoint what changes with each update, and how those changes affect end-users.
  • They struggle with maintaining test scripts.

In this blog, we’ll describe each of these challenges in detail, and explain how a continuous, automated testing approach can help tackle them.

Challenge 1: Not knowing what to test

Oracle cloud apps are ever-evolving, with Oracle pushing updates onto customers each quarter.. These updates bring new functionalities, features, & bug fixes that help enterprises better manage their operations.

While these updates bring enhanced capabilities, they can disrupt existing business processes. And since Oracle users only have two weeks to test these updates, deciding which business processes to test is of the utmost importance. If non-essential processes are tested, resources are wasted. And if critical processes aren’t tested, those processes might break. Our research finds that most companies only test 40% of the business processes they should be testing. 

How Continuous Test Automation Solves This

Process Mining & Risk-based Test Recommendations – A robust test automation platform takes away the guesswork of determining what needs to be tested. The platform plugs into an enterprise’s live environment and creates a detailed log of what business users are actually doing. Based on these detailed logs, the platform recommends which processes need the most thorough testing, and allows you to automate the tests with one click.

Challenge 2: Not knowing what changes with each update

Each quarter, thousands of changes are pushed onto Oracle users. Because most Oracle environments are highly customized, these changes affect each customer differently. Because these changes–even small ones–can have major implications on operational efficiency, every change needs to be tested to see how they impact current business processes.

How Continuous Test Automation Solves This

Change Impact Analysis– A robust test automation platform highlights the changes in your transactions, configurations, and custom screens after each update. It also immediately identifies the testing impacts due to those changes.

Challenge 3: Maintaining Test Scripts

QA teams often struggle to maintain the test scripts they create. Because so many changes are pushed with each update, existing dynamic elements and object properties are unstable from update to update. Due to this instability, test scripts tend to break, and it’s quite time-consuming and costly to fix each one individually.

How Continuous Test Automation Solves This

Automatic Healing of Test Scripts – A robust test automation platform completely alleviates the maintenance burden that so often bogs down test automation initiatives. The platform has autonomous healing capabilities so that if a test script breaks with an update, fixes can be made automatically without requiring human efforts. This saves countless hours of manual work.

Conclusion

With the help of Continuous Automated Testing, Oracle customers can easily solve their three biggest testing challenges: not knowing what to test, not knowing which changes impact end-users, and maintaining test scripts.

By solving these core challenges, enterprises can greatly reduce risk, while saving time and money on their testing cycles.

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