You’re extremely busy, and your entire organisation is busy too. So it’s challenging to find the time to conduct testing, let alone explore a new solution like automated testing.
This is something we hear quite a bit, but we would argue that your current testing strategy is likely draining more of your time and resources than you might think. Investing time to onboard an automated tool to ‘help out’ might be the solution!
Manual testing is very time-intensive and often requires repetitive tasks and added steps due to human error and working at cross-purposes. Inadequate testing means the risk of system failure is ever-present.
Automated testing saves incremental time, every day and prevents severe outcomes. For example, consider a point in the past when Hershey’s made the critical mistake of sacrificing systems testing to speed up the process.
A case study from Pemeco Consulting shows how Hershey’s famously lost millions in sales due to ERP management issues, including not conducting enough post-implementation testing. This led to IT system failure and more than $112 million in costs. Operational paralysis contributed to a 19% drop in quarterly profits and an 8% drop in Hershey’s stock price.
Automated testing is the way forward in a horrific situation like this. In fact, automated testing can prevent a worst-case scenario from ever happening, even as it speeds up your processes and saves you time.