Packaged applications provide you with the capability to rapidly configure and customize business processes as the environment changes. It is critical to have a complete testing solution that can execute and validate business processes automatically as the ERP landscape changes.
Arsin’s Effecta Test Suite helps customers to deploy a robust Quality Program with a sophisticated framework for testing and test automation.
Effecta Test Data Manager
Test case input data management is one of the most important and time consuming activities in a testing life cycle. Effecta’s test data manager helps create and manage test data (stored in the form of datasets) easily through features such as import and export of test data from excel sheets, search and replace utilities, and many other data maintenance features. Test data created using Effecta can be used as input for both manual as well as automated test cases.
Effecta Script Manager
Script development for test automation using popularly available UI scripting tools requires an in-depth knowledge of the scripting language and consumes a lot of expertise and effort for creation and maintenance. Effecta Script Manager automatically enhances a recorded script (developed using GUI automation tools such as IBM Rational Functional Tester) utilizing its proprietary library functions making them robust and highly efficient reducing scripting effort by about 80%. The script manager also captures the metadata pertaining to the screen fields and associated test data in the form of datasets. Changes to Business Process flow can also be automatically incorporated in the scripts, making script maintenance a hassle-free reality.
Effecta Validation Engine for ERP
Testing involves execution of test and validation of results by comparing actual data created by the transactions with expected results. It is our experience that nearly three fourths of the total testing effort is spent on validation of results. In a typical test automation project, business process flows are automated using GUI scripting tools and validation of results are either manually done by subject matter experts or done by automating all display transactions needed to validate the results. Effecta validation engine for packaged applications such as SAP, Oracle EBS and Sterling etc., significantly accelerates validation of results by automatically extracting the actual data created by transactions and comparing it with expected results through business rules configured.
Effecta Validation Engine for BI
Significant effort is involved in testing Business Intelligence (BI) systems during initial implementation and also during support pack deployment and maintenance of the system. This, coupled with a dearth of ready to market solutions for automated testing of BI systems makes the very idea of testing and validating these systems, daunting. Effecta truly shines in this department by providing a specialized and highly mature validation engine. Effecta for BI automates the validation of data loaded from multiple ERP and other source systems into various BI data sources such as PSAs, DSOs and Info Cubes and vice versa. The engine automatically generates validation components based on the mapping of source and target systems which translates into significant time and effort savings when compared to other automation solutions. The following are the key differentiators:
Effecta Validation Engine for Middleware
In heterogeneous ERP centric IT landscapes integrations between the core ERP systems and other internal and external systems using Middleware solutions such as Websphere requires multiple levels of testing such as Component, String and Integration to thoroughly test data mapping, translation and configurations. Effecta for Middleware has the capability to simulate or access the inbound messages at various data interchange points in the middleware and validates the outbound messages after translation rules and mapping are duly checked.
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