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Streamline Oracle Fusion Redwood Migration with Continuous Testing

Streamline Oracle Fusion Redwood Migration with Continuous Testing

March 4, 2024
Sohaib Zaidi

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems serve as the backbone of modern enterprises that wish to remain connected and competitive in today's fast-paced world. Oracle is a leader among ERP providers, with modules including Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Supply Chain Management (SCM), Human Capital Management (HCM), and more. Oracle has always been on the forefront of industry innovation, frequently rolling out new features and enhancements. The latest in this series of pioneering advances is Redwood, the new UI that Oracle customers across the globe are now learning to use.  

Unlocking Oracle Redwood: An Actionable Guide to UI Challenges

This blog will spotlight what Oracle Redwood is, how it works, and why adopting it is critical for your enterprise. We’ll especially highlight how continuous testing and test automation can make the Oracle Redwood migration process hassle-free. 

What is Redwood in Oracle Fusion

Oracle Redwood is a design and development framework that can be used to reinvent business processes within Oracle applications. It includes design principles, visual elements, and interaction patterns aimed at delivering simpler, intuitive, and more responsive user experiences across Oracle Cloud products. 

Redwood enables organizations to deliver on the promise of a seamless digital experiences. Simply put, Redwood helps organizations design a personalized system that offers a better experience to its users.

Oracle Redwood incorporates modern design trends like minimalist interfaces, intuitive navigation, and responsive layouts. These changes ensure a visually appealing and engaging user experience across different devices and screen sizes. 

Also read: What is Oracle Redwood? All You Need to Know

How Oracle Redwood can help your business processes

  • Improved User Experience: Oracle Redwood offers a modern and intuitive user interface that simplifies navigation and increases user productivity. The new UI ensures that users can easily access the information they need to perform their tasks efficiently. 
  • Personalization: Redwood allows organizations to customize their user interfaces based on individual user preferences and roles. This level of personalization ensures that each user has access to relevant information and functionality, leading to increased user satisfaction and adoption. 
  • Automation: Oracle Redwood includes powerful automation capabilities that streamline repetitive tasks and workflows. By automating manual processes, organizations can save time and resources while reducing the risk of errors and inconsistencies. 
  • Integration: Redwood seamlessly integrates with other Oracle Cloud applications and third-party systems, enabling organizations to leverage their existing technology investments. This integration ensures that data flows smoothly between different systems, providing a unified view of information across the organization. 

What is Oracle Fusion Redwood Migration?

This refers to the process of transitioning from legacy Oracle user interfaces to the modern and intuitive Redwood user experience. A successful migration takes careful planning. This process involves updating existing applications, interfaces, and workflows to align with the Redwood design principles. This may include redesigning user interfaces, updating navigation structures, and enhancing user interactions to deliver a more streamlined structure. Today's Cloud customer expects an intuitive experience and sleek environment.

Oracle Redwood Migration Challenges

  • Legacy System Integration: Migrating from legacy systems to Redwood may require integration with existing applications and workflows, which can be complex and time-consuming.
  • User Training and Adoption: Transitioning to a new user interface requires training and change management efforts to ensure smooth adoption by users.
Oracle Redwood Migration Challenges

What is Continuous Testing?

Continuous testing (CT) is a software development process in which applications are tested continuously throughout the entire software development life cycle (SDLC). The main objective of continuous testing is to incorporate automated feedback at different stages of the software development life cycle (SDLC) in support of better speed and efficiency when managing deployments. 

Continuous testing plays a crucial role in accelerating SDLC timelines by improving code quality, avoiding costly bottlenecks, and expediting DevOps processes. It establishes a safety net that helps the team protect the user experience in accelerated development processes and avoid software failure headlines. 

Why Continuous Testing Is Integral to Oracle Redwood 

Redwood consists of a Pattern Book and Design Toolkit. The pattern book or guide provides well-researched user journey templates for many use cases. The design toolkit provides high fidelity design assets and atomic UI components to enable rapid design, user testing and iteration.  

Oracle Redwood helps development teams to reinvent processes and interactions within Oracle applications. This step involves the mapping of users' tasks and journeys. Redwood allows development teams to share interactive wireframes with users and stakeholders to garner insights, drive feedback and ultimately iterate the design into something that works for the users and the business alike. 

Redwood Design System aims to reduce the time designers and developers need to create extensions or standalone apps. They can now use the same Oracle Redwood framework to build out-of-box Redwood Fusion Apps. As this is all about creating consistent and responsive Fusion Apps in a shorter duration of time, the relevance of continuous testing cannot be ignored.  

The conventional way of manually gaining feedback at each software development stage (i.e., project design, coding, testing, deployment, and maintenance) can lead to an insufficient and ineffective use of organizational resources and, ultimately, longer integration cycles and delayed product updates.  

Continuous testing addresses these inefficiencies by enabling development teams to "shift left", allowing valuable feedback early in the SDLC by automating manual testing processes and minimizing human errors.  

Continuous testing uses test automation tools to load predefined QA scripts at all stages of production. These automated scripts eliminate the need for regular human intervention when running QA tests and sequentially validate source code efficiencies while ensuring any relevant feedback is immediately provided to the appropriate teams. 

Here’s How Continuous Testing Supports Redwood Adoption 

  • Improved Usability: Continuous testing validates Oracle Redwood applications at every stage of development. Since bugs can be detected at early stages, it enables easy fixing and rapid development.  
  • Enhanced Quality: By identifying and resolving issues early in the development lifecycle, continuous testing helps deliver high-quality Redwood Applications with fewer defects and higher reliability. 
  • Consistency Across Devices: Testing ensures that Oracle Redwood applications perform consistently across various devices, including desktops, laptops, tablets, and smartphones. 
  • Faster Time-to-Market: Effective testing accelerates the release cycle by minimizing the time spent on fixing post-deployment issues, enabling faster delivery of new features and updates to customers. 

As test automation is integral to achieve continuous testing, you need to bring in a test automation tool that seamlessly tests Redwood.  

Opkey – Helping Organizations Embrace Oracle Redwood 

Opkey is an industry-leading test automation platform that ensures continuous testing of your Oracle Redwood Applications. Opkey's AI-enabled test automation solution has been recognized by consulting firms like Gartner, IDC, and Forrester. Our No-Code continuous test automation platform streamlines your testing processing, enhances risk coverage, and helps you realize Agile and DevOps. Any Cloud customer is delighted to discover that their teams can save time and money on cumbersome testing.

Here’s how Opkey helps:

  • No-Code Automation: Opkey is a No-Code test automation that can be operated by non-technical folks with minimum training. 

    Problem Opkey Solves
    : The role of business users cannot be denied as Oracle Redwood framework can be used to design systems that offer a great user experience. Business users are the ones who need to perform user acceptance. Since they are non-technical folks, Opkey’s no-code test automation allows them to create and execute test scripts without any difficulty. 
  • Quality Lifecycle Management (QLM): Opkey’s Quality Lifecycle Management platform fosters transparency and collaboration across teams. 

    Problem Opkey Solves
    : Creating an enterprise application involves multiple stakeholders. Transparency and collaboration are of utmost importance to keep development projects on track. If we talk about Agile/DevOps development approaches, large projects are broken into smaller milestones with timelines. Opkey’s Quality Lifecycle Management platform helps you realize all these things and enables you to keep projects within timelines. 
  • Compatibility and Accessibility Testing: Opkey provides millions of devices, operating systems, and browsers on the cloud to support compatibility testing. 

    Problem Opkey Solves
    : Ensuring compatibility with different browsers, operating systems, and devices adds complexity to Redwood testing, especially for responsive and mobile-friendly designs. Opkey’s test automation platform offers millions of mobile and desktop devices, browsers, and operating system combinations to ensure that Oracle Redwood Applications perform consistently across various devices, including desktops, laptops, tablets, and smartphones. 
  • End-to-end Coverage: Opkey is an end-to-end test automation platform that supports 12+ ERPs and 150+ package applications - Desktop, Mainframe, Web, Mobile, API, Citrix, and JAVA. 

    Problem Opkey Solves
    : Enterprise applications like Oracle Fusion are often connected with other applications including third party apps. Regardless, data comes from Fusion Sales or HCM - we expect a seamless journey with as little friction as possible through Redwood. Opkey’s end-to-end coverage ensures that the new UI and functionality doesn’t break.    

Opkey’s Benefit for Oracle Redwood

Opkey’s test automation platform plays a critical role in ensuring the quality, usability, and consistency of Oracle Cloud products developed under the Redwood design philosophy. By addressing usability issues, enhancing quality, and delivering superior user experience, Opkey contributes to your success in the competitive Oracle Cloud market. 

  • Improved Usability: Opkey validates that Oracle Redwood applications are user-friendly, intuitive, and easy to navigate, resulting in enhanced productivity and user satisfaction. 
  • Enhanced Quality: Opkey’s continuous test automation platform helps you shift testing left. By identifying and resolving issues early in the development lifecycle, Opkey allows you to deliver high-quality applications with fewer defects and higher reliability. 
  • Consistency Across Devices: Opkey’s compatibility testing ensures that Oracle Redwood applications perform consistently and look appealing across various devices, including desktops, laptops, tablets, and smartphones. 
  • Faster Time-to-Market: Opkey’s continuous testing and QLM accelerates the release cycle by minimizing the time spent on fixing post-deployment issues, enabling faster delivery of new features and updates to customers. 
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