Automated Tests are specific tests conducted with predefined scripts/instructions developers have determined will ensure that our software meets our quality requirements. These automated tests can run with little or no supervision from developers. After the test/s have concluded, reports are provided at the end of the system analysis for developers to review. There are two types of automated testing utilized in OMS+.
End 2 End
The primary type used in OMS+ is End2End automated testing, which tests software from start to finish. End2End automated testing opens browsers so software can interact and test features to catch bugs. These bugs are discovered through comprehensive test scenarios spanning multiple tabs and users that run against our servers. This prevents developers from having to do it manually. For comparison, it may take an average group of developers hours to run manual tests, while on average automated testing only requires minutes or even seconds, saving the amount of time that it takes to identify bugs within the system. At the end of the system analysis, a report is provided consisting of screenshots and a recording of the test. Improvements are made by developers should the system’s performance be deemed insufficient.
The second type is load testing, which analyzes functionality in OMS+ and our client’s systems by checking performance and ensuring its functions are performing as designed. The load test will push the system to its limit testing the time the system takes to execute its various functions. To prevent the system from crashing during production, developers can issue a predefined number of users all acting independently. These users mimic real consumer actions for load testing to ensure the system can manage that quantity of users during development preventing crashes in production. The test then provides graphs/charts of response date, number of active users and ultimately whether the system passed or failed.
Manual testing takes too much time and tends to be inconsistent in testing software functions along with changes made within the application due to human error. As an SAP Gold Partner, our automated tests analyze our entire application, eliminating bugs and defects, reducing time, increasing consistency, and overall increasing our customer’s ROI. Our developers work to ensure our customers receive a product that is of the highest quality, surpassing all professional standards set by SAP and the standards we set for ourselves as an organization.
That is not to say that automated testing should be given full reign regarding the analysis and overview of OMS+ as manual testing has its benefits. Developers are needed as automated tests are unable to recognize coding defects in the script and only execute on the preset conditions input. Developers must interact with the system and experience firsthand how the system feels, operates, and looks. Our developers will act to work towards solutions that ensure our product remains reliable, functional, and simple.
Automated testing equips our development team with the tools needed to quickly address customer requests and build new features that put our customers in the best position to succeed.