Progress Customers Accelerate Software Testing with Telerik Test Studio

CIOReviewIndia Team | Thursday, 21 November 2019, 11:38 IST

CIOReviewIndia TeamProgress (NASDAQ: PRGS) announced Foodbuy, the largest food service procurement organization in North America, and Insperity, a leading provider of human resources and business performance solutions for America's best businesses, have achieved marked success with Telerik® Test Studio® solution. Test Studio solution enables non-technical testers to automate software tests in minutes.

"The proliferation of digital technologies in today's high-velocity, software-driven business world is pushing every company to rethink and reinvent its approach to testing. Development cycles are getting progressively shorter, as businesses work to deliver value, faster," said Brandon Satrom, General Manager for Developer Platforms and Tools, Progress. "Teams are looking to automation in an effort to reduce go-to-market times and stay ahead of their competition. The Telerik Test Studio solution is a great choice for agile organizations that require a more integrated approach to development and testing in order to speed apps to market."

Foodbuy is the largest food service procurement organization in North America and the sole sourcing partner for its parent company, Compass Group North America, a division of UK-based Compass Group PLC. Foodbuy began searching for an automated testing tool for its apps used by internal customers across Compass Group.

Chris Spaziani, Quality Assurance (QA) Team Lead at Foodbuy, was the only member of his team with prior automated testing experience, so a solution not requiring extensive training was a must. Telerik Test Studio solution was extremely easy for Spaziani's team to learn and use.

"Two of my teammates in Atlanta-one of which was new to testing-installed the solution within a day and were automating test scripts against projects that afternoon," Spaziani said. "With the previous solution, it would have taken multiple days or even a week to get started."

In addition to saving time, using Telerik Test Studio solution has increased Foodbuy's productivity by eliminating manual regression testing on each release, freeing up the QA team's resources, and giving them more time to innovate and develop.

Insperity is a leading provider of human resources and business performance solutions for America's best businesses. Historically, the company used time-consuming manual testing practices for QA. Keeping pace with increasing development demands necessitated faster testing. Insperity wanted to automate regression testing to provide the coverage needed to focus on current Sprint work, without adding technical talent. The solution had to be easy to implement and able to span multiple applications.

Telerik Test Studio solution enabled Insperity's developers to create usable regression testing scripts within six months. They eliminated manual testing, reducing the time it takes to do repetitive scenarios and enabling performance testing using the same tool. As a result, Insperity has recognized 30-percent time savings.

According to Kimberly Baker, Director of Quality Assurance at Insperity, implementing Telerik Test Studio solution was about 50 percent faster than using an alternative solution, because the interface allowed for easy script development and did not require extensive coding knowledge.

"Telerik Test Studio solution is an easy plug-in tool for web automation. Our QA testers who know little about automated testing have been able to get up to speed quickly and with little training," said Baker. "We were able to implement the software, infrastructure and some useable scripts, all within six months."

Test Studio solution offers automated functional web and desktop, mobile, performance and load testing capabilities. It ships with a standalone application and a Visual Studio plugin, enabling true developer-tester collaboration for test automation. Intuitive and easy to implement and use, Test Studio solution helps teams automate testing, regardless of team size or development methodology. 

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