Automating Oracle Testing: All You Need to Know in Our FAQ

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Hari Sethalapathy
Hari Sethalapathy

Managing Director, Winfo Solutions

You may have already determined that an automated testing solution is needed for your company, but are finding it hard to introduce the idea internally and present the case for adoption. 

We have many resources that could help present the case, such as our Case Study from Arlo where they saw an 80% savings on our time and costs for testing, but understanding that sometimes it is better to just have a quick resource, we have compiled this list of frequently asked questions (FAQs) about implementing testing automation for quarterly Oracle Cloud updates.

Use the answers below to help your team understand the benefits of incorporating an automated testing solution to your strategy. If you’re building support to justify funding for a solution like WinfoTest, the list below shows the significant ROI of automation.

An automated testing solution adapts to ongoing Oracle updates, staying in- sync with your ERP vendors. Your organisation protects its enterprise resource planning (ERP) investment by staying ahead of changes and preventing worst-case scenarios from happening. It also saves time and money, which is discussed in more detail below.

 

In contrast, manual testing is often a significant hurdle to successfully rolling out new updates and is notoriously error-prone and inefficient – not-to-mention labour intensive. Oracle upgrades have the potential to help your company become even more productive, but a poor rollout is a step backward. 

 

Automated ERP testing eases the frustration of handling frequent new updates and ensures you leverage them optimally. An automated solution works hand-in-hand with your ERP strategy to get the most out of your resources and ensure minimal business interruption.

Any business, big or small, in any industry should be running tests to identify issues and prevent problems before they arise. Risks and losses can be minimised when you work proactively using a well-rounded testing strategy.

 

We recommend a combination of manual testing and automated testing during the initial implementation phase. As you test, adjust, and refine your setup and then you’ll be able to slowly retire outdated manual processes that are no longer necessary. Optimisations with your own test scenarios should be a built-in part of the process.

 

When looking at your overall testing strategy, consider the things that automation is good for and can replace to free up time to focus on the higher-risk manual testing elements. 

 

Such as, detecting bugs earlier, working more thoroughly, preventing unnecessary expenses, and eliminating human errors. Winfo Solutions’ research shows testing automation reduces organisational risk by 90%, resulting in a potential cost savings of approximately 65%.

WinfoTest uses automation to help shorten the code testing cycle by helping each step in the process happen faster with fewer demands on your people and processes. It’s a way to end the guesswork of manual testing while adding greater overall speed and reliability.

 

Additionally, it identifies bugs quickly and resolves issues immediately. You can test, save those tests and retest without worrying about disturbing business continuity. This rapid cycle tightens the feedback loop.

 

As you save time, you save money. When it’s budgeting season or someone is questioning the cost of adding testing automation, you can justify the investment by showing your organisation’s significant savings of time, labour, and elimination of repetitive work usually needed for regression testing.

 

We’re sure that you’re aware that downtime is one of the most expensive risks for your company. When your team can’t work smoothly, there’s always a risk of lost relationships, connections, and contracts. Research shows when you prevent downtime, you can save anywhere from £80,000 to £800,000-plus per hour.

 

WinfoTest uses artificial intelligence to automatically update your new test scripts and ensure they’re perfectly matched to the latest releases. 

 

It’s also a cloud-based app, which means it’s automatically receiving a flow of fresh scripts, updated as Oracle releases their patches information. Your team won’t need to train up on any specific coding knowledge, because WinfoTest is designed to be used successfully without being able to read or write code.

 

WinfoTest is a preferred solution in the Oracle Marketplace because it was built specifically for the Oracle ERP by Oracle experts.

Once your organisation is onboarded, WinfoTest arrives preloaded with more than 1,000 test scripts.

 

New tests are constantly added to ensure you’re on top the cutting edge of Oracle updates as they’re released and are automatically uploaded to the cloud.

 

You can feel confident that all tests are pre-validated by a support team before every Oracle update to ensure a smooth, reliable testing flow for your team.

 

We understand that you must present the case for any investment and testing automation is no different. To this end, you’re invited to take WinfoTest for a test drive and see how it works in action.

 

To understand its value for your organisation, we welcome you to try our ROI Calculator. In the past, Winfo Solutions clients have experienced 70% cost reductions and 90% risk reductions after WinfoTest implementation.

Yes. There are three easy ways to set up scripts for WinfoTest:

  1. Using the preloaded test scripts,

  2. Upload your own test scenarios via .csv upload, or

  3. Using the Test Script Assistant.

 

Why not sign up for our Free Demo and see how easy it is for yourself!

Understand how testing automation can add value for your organisation

We welcome you to try our ROI Calculator, where Winfo clients have experienced 70% cost reductions and 90% risk reductions.

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About Winfo

Winfo is a global IT solutions company. As a key Oracle partner we provide implementation and support services for Oracle Fusion and E-Business Suite customers. To address a gap in the market we have also developed a number of Accelerators to help clients automate business processes, streamline their testing of patches and updates and developed a data mining accelerator to help get the most out of their ERP data.

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