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Why Automated Testing is Critical for Oracle Implementations

Why Automated Testing is Critical for Oracle Implementations

March 11, 2022
Iffat Ara Khanam

According to Oracle, 70% of implementation projects fail to stay on schedule or within budget, and two-thirds have a negative return on investment.

64% of ERP managers cited inadequate manual testing as their biggest struggle in an Oracle Cloud Implementation.

With that in mind, here are some of the biggest challenges that manual testing poses during implementations, and how automated testing solves for them.

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Repetitive and boring work

Oracle implementations requires multiple test cycles, and there is simply a lot of manual data entry and analysis to be performed. Done manually, this is extremely time consuming, and because the work is repetitive and boring, it’s often rife with human error.

How test automation solves this:

  • Automated testing simply removes the monotonous, manual work associated with regression testing. Because robots, not humans, perform testing, there is no human error, and more tests can be executed in far less time.

Poor coordination between business and IT teams

Business and implementation teams are often out of sync regarding deliverables and what to focus on. They spend much of their time coordinating activities & communicating back and forth, rather than on actual implementation work.

How test automation solves this:

  • Automated testing platforms like Opkey contain intelligent dashboards that enable implementation leaders to easily keep track of each aspect of testing. They can assign tasks, track progress, and communicate within the platform on specific tests. Additionally, reporting is totally automated for easy compliance and traceability.

Unclear scope of what to test

Most companies allocate 30%-40% of their overall project timeline to preparing test scenarios and executing multiple rounds of regression testing. However, implementation leaders often struggle to determine what exactly to test. If they test too much, they waste precious time and resources, but if they test too little, they leave their Oracle application at risk.

How test automation solves this:

  • Test automation platforms like Opkey have Test Discovery features that can mine the logs of your existing ERP environment and immediately discover the business processes that your employees are using, which highlights which workflows to test. Using this information, along with Opkey’s library of 5,000+ prebuilt Oracle test scripts, organizations can immediately achieve optimal test coverage in days.

Complex 3rd party integrations

Most Oracle implementations are highly customized and contain many integrations with outside applications and technologies. Manually testing each integration is nearly impossible.

How test automation solves this:

  • An end-to-end automated testing solution ensures that with each change to your Oracle environment, every API and connection with an outside technology is automatically tested.

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