How CTG’s Test Automation Expertise Optimizes IT Budgets
Sep 26, 2022
Testing is an essential part of any software development cycle. Still, many companies treat it more like a necessary evil rather than a helpful tool to improve product quality. This is because in-house IT teams are often stuck performing manual tests within complex IT environments—but it doesn't have to be that way.
When done properly, testing helps mitigate risk for companies while continually improving users' experiences. By switching from manual processes to automation testing, businesses can relieve some strain on IT staff, freeing up those employees for higher-value work. Additionally, a test automation framework will give quality analysts and developers greater insight into functionality limits, allowing for bugs to be found and fixed before they become a bigger problem.
This ability is essential in the era of digital transformation, as the development cycle of software has fundamentally changed. Software products are expected to adapt over time in response to real-world usage patterns; keeping up with this demand is a Herculean task without the help of automation testing. Although we know the benefits are worth the initial adoption struggles, CIOs are often met with several challenges in their quests for testing efficiency.
Budgeting and Personnel Problems Surrounding Automation Testing Adoption
One big challenge for CIOs can be a lack of resources—or a lack of consistency among available resources. Outside those lucky few in a true software development house, most IT departments can't guarantee enough funds or personnel for all the projects juggled at a particular time. While bringing in qualified testers can alleviate this strain on resources, other executives may not be keen on bringing in a body of part-time workers. Even if you can get the budget for them, finding workers who are familiar with the systems that need to be tested can be difficult. Most people applying for the position are those excellent with data, like administrators and power users, but proper QA testing demands people devoted to that responsibility.
Finally, CIOs face difficulty with the scope of testing needed. Having to test performance, functionality, and even discrete disciplines demands a lot of resources, putting a significant strain on CIOs and their ability to properly allocate budgets. Testing is critical, however, so it cannot be ignored.
CTG specializes in helping CIOs overcome all of these challenges and implement automation testing for your company.
How CTG Can Help With Your Automation Testing
CTG offers automated testing services that completely transform the labor-intensive software testing cycles and in-house manual application testing into one streamlined experience.
We implementautomated test scripts that continually put products through rigorous testing scenarios. These capabilities cannot be replicated by humans alone; through unlimited paths, we increase coverage from less than 5% to 99.9%. Our products streamline the entire process through a test automation framework. This allows a quality analysis of your platform while developers test functionality limits in a more comprehensive manner.
To optimize testing, we work with CIOs to understand what works in their current test strategy and where improvement is needed. We assess any risks, gaps, and challenges in your environment and provide a roadmap to act as a starting point for implementing a long-term automation strategy.
During the evaluation process, we make recommendations for your system and help develop and execute your implementation plan. CTG is dedicated to bridging the gap between where you are and where your testing solution needs to be—and we carry with us the experience gained through all the lessons learned during our years assisting with digital transformation.
Our Test Automation Pilot Program
CTG also offers a Test Automation Pilot Program that goes well beyond the typical proof of concept. This program provides you with real experiences of implementation by using the automation technology that we offer on your workflows. This allows you to see how our products work in your environment without interrupting any workflows that are in progress.
The Test Automation Pilot Program is designed to help you better understand the values associated with incorporating automation into your testing program. We will help you realize your ROI by giving you insight into how intelligent automation performs compared with your current technology and how much it can improve quality and coverage while decreasing the demand on your internal resources.
Our team at CTG has more than 15 years of experience leveraging best-in-class automation tools. As a top software testing company, we have established partnerships with leading test automation technology providers and served more than 200 companies across various industries.
We dedicate great time and effort to maximizing the impact of key technologies and methodologies that are guaranteed to help you accelerate your digital business transformation. We can help you leverage your organization’s collective power to improve your overall business performance and ensure continuous innovation, all while enhancing the customer experience.
At CTG, we are committed to helping our clients perform top-quality testing that is reliable and cost-effective. Feel free to check out the solutions we have to offer and how they can help your business.
Director, Application and Information Solutions and Testing, North America
Rick has executive responsibility for the ongoing development of CTG’s AIS and Testing offerings and teams to deliver innovative, global services that help clients strategically address their business challenges. Rick is an accomplished IT leader and TOGAF Certified Enterprise Architect with 30+ years of IT experience, specializing in enterprise digital transformation strategy and execution, platform/solution architecture, information management, app development, quality assurance, and data/systems integration.