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How to Choose a Test Automation Platform for Oracle Fusion Cloud Applications

How to Choose a Test Automation Platform for Oracle Fusion Cloud Applications

November 23, 2023
Sohaib Zaidi

Oracle Fusion is a suite of Cloud-based enterprise applications that streamline critical business processes. These include Customer Relationship, Human Resource, Enterprise Resource, and Supply Chain. Oracle Fusion Cloud applications can be customized heavily as per the unique business needs of an organization. While customizations and integrations enhance business processes, complex interconnections also necessitate thorough Oracle Fusion Cloud testing.

Oracle rolls out quarterly updates. These bring new features, enhancements, and performance improvements. For customers who have customized and integrated their Fusion applications, these updates can have devastating effect on business continuity. Testing these updates prior to deployment is recommended.  

Manual testing is not a logical approach for Oracle Fusion Cloud Applications quarterly update testing. Why not? Because each Oracle quarterly update requires at least two rounds of testing. Manually doing this is not viable as it requires the involvement of business users & is a time-consuming process. Incorporating test automation is the only logical way to keep Fusion applications stable and up to date. This is testified by one of Opkey’s clients below:  

"We quickly realized that manually testing our Oracle Finance Cloud with regular patches and quarterly updates was not going to be scalable. Integrating with Opkey was painless. "

Dhaval Shah, Boingo Wireless

So, what should you look for in Oracle Fusion test automation platform? In this blog, we will dive deep to uncover the challenges associated with Oracle test automation and recommend the features you should keep an eye on while choosing a platform.

What Should You Look for in an Oracle Fusion Cloud Test Automation Platform?

  • No-Code Automation: Business users play a critical role in testing Oracle Fusion Cloud updates. Since they are non-technical folks (meaning mainly that they don’t know how to Code), they need a test automation platform that doesn’t require programing knowledge.  
Learn more: Addressing Code-Based Challenges in ERP Testing
  • Self-healing scripts: Oracle Fusion Applications are dynamic in nature. Whenever an update is rolled out, there is a possibility that changes in UI occur. A change in UI can break test automation scripts. So, you’ll want to opt for a test automation platform that can heal automation scripts without requiring human intervention. For example, a new feature in the Oracle 23D SCM update is that users can view initial request quantity on Transfer Orders. Previously, this wasn’t available. So, now you have the Initial Requested Quantity column available on the Manage Transfer Orders and Edit Transfer Order pages. This change would commonly the test automation script and an entirely new testing framework becomes necessary.
  • End-to-end Coverage: Oracle Fusion Applications hardly operate as standalone apps. Often, Oracle applications are used in integration with third-party applications – 3pl (Third Party Logistic), CRM (Customer Relationship Management), EDI (Electronic Data Interchange), etc. Select test automation platform that can deliver end-to-end testing across these connections.
  • Smart Regressions: What to test and what not is a challenging question. Often, regression suites are selected based on personal experience and knowledge. Since human judgement can be erroneous, it can expose your business to risks. So, always oft for test automation platform that recommends regression test suites based on the risks.  
  • Data-Driven Testing: Data is a critical component of robust testing strategies. To ensure the stability of your Oracle Applications, it is necessary that they should be tested thoroughly with different sets of data. Always select a test automation platform that allows you to easily parameterize and vary test data to validate the application's behavior under different conditions.      
  • Reporting and Analytics: Look for a testing platform that provides comprehensive reporting and analytics features. This includes detailed test execution reports, logs, and insights into the application's health.  
  • Community and Support: Since your test automation platform plays a critical role in the stability and robustness of your Oracle Applications, it is necessary that there should be reliable support for addressing any issues that may arise during testing.
  • Compliance and Security: The test automation platform should comply with security standards and requirements. This is especially important when dealing with sensitive data within Oracle applications.

Based on our above recommendations, let’s present to you Opkey, a globally recognized test automation platform for Oracle Fusion Cloud , which meets all the above requirements

Opkey: Built Specifically for Oracle Cloud Fusion

  • Opkey is the industry’s leading no-code test automation platform that is specifically built for Oracle Fusion Cloud. Business users can operate Opkey with minimal training.
  • Opkey provides a real time impact analysis report that gives you information on the changes across the configurations, transactions, and custom screens.  
  • Opkey’s built in AI takes all the guesswork out of determining what needs to be tested before changes are deployed to your Oracle Cloud apps.
  • Opkey’s AI-powered test automation framework alleviates the "maintenance burden" that undermines the test automation initiatives. With Self-healing capability, change is automatically synchronized across all your impacted test cases, saving you hours of manual effort.
  • Opkey provides the right set of test data and supports test driven development.  
  • Opkey has 7,000+ pre-built, out-of-the-box tests specifically for Oracle Fusion.
  • Opkey complies with some of the most stringent IT security practices in the world. Each one has been fully certified and independently assessed by a third-party auditor.
  • Opkey’s Quality Lifecycle Management platform fosters collaboration and brings transparency to your testing process.  
  • Opkey offers dedicated support to its customers, which is further enhanced by Opkey’s knowledge base and certification courses.  
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