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How Test Automation Optimizes Oracle Cloud Integrations

How Test Automation Optimizes Oracle Cloud Integrations

May 3, 2024
Sohaib Zaidi

A vast majority of Oracle Cloud ecosystems are highly integrated with multiple other apps, services, and platforms. How can you ensure the highest quality of functionality between these different elements, and how can you test them in the best way with the least time and effort?  

Oracle is globally recognized for its range of enterprise apps – Financials, Human Capital Management, Customer Relationship, and Supply Chain Management. These applications help in streamlining critical business operations by automating routine tasks and delivering real-time visibility.

Test Automation Optimizes Oracle Cloud Integrations

Why You Need Cohesive Oracle Cloud  Integrations

Why are optimized integrations so important? Because messy and ill-fitting integrations can lead to what we at Opkey call “SaaS mess.” (To learn more about SaaS mess and how to combat it, read our groundbreaking industry report, The 2024 State of ERP Testing Report.) Integrations bring together data and workflows between many software applications for them to function as one. This ensures that data can be processed either in real-time or in batch, and between two or more applications, events, or application programming interfaces (APIs).  

Critical business processes, such as Human Capital Management (HCM), Customer Experience (CX), and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), can be slow and inflexible. For instance, "Lead to Opportunity to Quote to Order" often involves four or more applications along with human resources. In this scenario, the lack of integration between departments can cause delays, resulting in lost revenue, frustrated customers, and high costs.  

Effective Oracle Cloud Integrations address these challenges and enable productivity among organizations by:  

  • Establishing connectivity among disparate applications and people that are part of the entire business process life cycle.  
  • Assembling existing technologies into new business services to better align with the changing pace of new business demands.  
  • Delivering new business innovations faster by rapidly connecting diverse applications and key business roles.  
  • Providing 360-degree views across entire business. Stakeholders can easily monitor and analyze every application, integration, and workflow spanning the business process life cycle.  

How Oracle Supports Integration

Oracle supports integrations in the following ways. Important integration components are listed below.  

Prebuilt Integrations

Oracle Cloud Applications

This is a suite of SaaS enterprise apps that streamline critical business operations - Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Supply Chain Management (SCM), and Human Capital Management (HCM) and Customer Experience (CX). Oracle Cloud applications offer pre-built integrations with other Oracle services and popular third-party applications. These integrations eliminate the need for manual development and streamline the process of connecting your app with other systems.  

Oracle Integration Cloud

OIC or Oracle Integration Cloud is a lightweight integration solution that enables you to connect your applications in the cloud. It natively connects Oracle Software as a Service (SaaS) applications, such as Oracle Sales Cloud, Oracle RightNow Cloud, and so on. Oracle Integration Cloud offers pre-built connectors for popular applications like Salesforce, SAP, and Microsoft Dynamics. Oracle Integration Cloud allows you to connect your app with minimal coding.

Application Programming Interface (API)
Application Programming Interface (API)

Oracle REST APIs

Oracle offers RESTful APIs of its enterprise apps. Leveraging these APIs, third-party applications can interact with Oracle Applications and exchange data. This type of Oracle integration provides greater flexibility for custom integrations but requires more development effort.  

Oracle Cloud Integration Testing with Opkey

Whether you integrate Oracle Cloud Applications with other Oracle Products or create an app for the Oracle Marketplace, you need to test thoroughly. Oracle integration testing allows you to validate whether data is seamlessly transferring from one application to another or critical business processes across different apps are executing as intended.  

Since manual testing is no longer a viable solution, we present Opkey as a leading test automation platform in Oracle Cloud Marketplace. Opkey is the number one rated app in the Oracle Cloud marketplace and an officially certified Oracle partner.  

Here’s how Opkey can help:  

A single tool that tests it all.

Opkey  supports 12+ ERPs and 150+ technologies. Whether you want to test Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS), Oracle Fusion Applications, or custom applications, Opkey supports them all, as well as the integrations between them. Opkey is perfect for Oracle integration testing as it can test across platforms, browsers, and devices and even test native mobile and native desktop apps.  

No-Code automation.

Opkey is a No-Code test automation solution that even non-technical folks like manual testers and business users can operate with minimal training. No coding is required as you can create test cases using plain English language. You can even use Opkey's record-and-playback tool to capture test cases to perform Oracle integration testing.  

Effortless script maintenance.

Opkey comes with powerful AI-powered self-healing technology to make your test script maintenance woes minimal, allowing you to spend time and energy on more productive tasks like exploratory testing.  

Robust test reporting.

Opkey’s Quality Lifecycle Management (QLM) tool brings transparency in the testing process, ensuring that every member of the team remains on the same page. Robust reporting capabilities and collaboration tool by Opkey’s QLM ensures compliance and productivity.  

Frequently Asked Questions

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure is an infrastructure that can be used to build, deploy, and manage various workloads in the cloud. Designed to deliver high performance, security, and scalability, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure allows businesses to handle varying workloads efficiently without overprovisioning. Oracle Cloud Infrastructure ensures that applications run smoothly and respond quickly to user requests.

Oracle Integration Cloud Service (ICS) is an integration platform to facilitate seamless connectivity between various applications, systems, and services, both within the cloud and on-premises. Oracle Integration Cloud Service enables organizations to integrate and automate business processes across disparate applications and technologies. Oracle Integration Cloud Service provides a visual, intuitive interface for designing and orchestrating integrations between different applications and services.

As a suite of integrated business management applications, Oracle ERP automates and streamlines core business processes such as financial management, procurement, supply chain management, project management, human capital management, and more.

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